Erik Buell Racing Releases Their First Street Bike, the 1190RS

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After unveiling the prototype of their first road-going supersport back in February, Erik Buell Racing (EBR) has now made the 1190RS available for pre-order on their website. The website also shows that the boutique manufacturer has plans for RX, SX and AX models in the future, though there is no indication of what they’ll be.

Derived from its 1190RR race-ready big brother, the svelte 1190RS weighs in at just 176 kg (dry), claims 175 hp and features an Ohlins front fork, rear TTX shock and a purpose-built EBR braking system. EBR is only producing a limited run of 100 units of the 1190 RS, each priced at USD $39,999. A carbon fibre edition is also available for another $4,000. 

Photos to the right, full specs below.

2012 Erik Buell Racing 1190RS Technical Specifications


Type Liquid cooled V twin

Bore X Stroke 4.17 x 2.66 (106 x 67.5 mm)

Displacement 72.6 cu 1190 CC

Compression Ratio 13.6 :1

Fuel Delivery Dual 61mm throttle bodies

Exhaust Primary + Secondary

Peak Torque 97 ft-lbs @ 9400 rpm

Peak Horsepower 175 hp @ 9750 rpm


Primary Drive Gear, 36/65

Final Drive 520 Chain, 16/41

Clutch Wet multi-plate, slipper

Transmission Ratios:

1st 2.46

2nd 1.75

3rd 1.38

4th 1.17

5th 1.04

6th 0.96


Seat Height 30.5″ (775 mm)

Rake 22

Trail 3.4″ (86 mm)

Lean Angle 55

Front Tire 120/70R- 17

Rear Tire 190/55R-17

Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal (17.1 L)

Wet Weight (No Fuel) 389 lbs (176 kg)


Frame Aluminum frame with integral fuel reservoir

Swingarm Optimized stiffness aluminum

Front Suspension 43 mm Öhlins inverted fork, adjustable compression damping, rebound damping adjustable spring preload

Rear Suspension Öhlins fully adjustable TTX coil over monoshock with remote reservoir

Front Wheel 3.5″ x 17″ magnesium

Rear Wheel 6.0″ x 17″ magnesium

Front Brake ISO finned rotor, 8 piston caliper with cooling duct


Colors Abraxas Inferno, Boreas Frost, Burnt Armor or Pitch Black

MSRP $39,999

Carbon Package Add $4,000






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