Erik Buell Racing Reveals 1190RS Details, Hints at Three New Models

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

Erik Buell Racing has released new information about its upcoming 1190RS streetbike including pricing and hints of three new models, the RX, SX and AX.

But first the 1190RS. First revealed back in February, the 2012 EBR 1190RS is the first new streetbike to carry Buell’s name since Harley-Davidson discontinued the original Buell Motorcycle brand.

Revealed on the newly revamped Erik Buell Racing website, the 1190RS’s engine is a liquid-cooled V-Twin claiming 175 hp at 9750rpm and 97 ft-lb. at 9100rpm. As previously reported, the 1190RS will use Ohlins suspension. The front brake uses an 8-piston caliper and is equipped with cooling ducts.

Erik Buell Racing confirmed it will start off with a limited run of 100 1190RS model, as each one uses a modified version of the Buell 1125R’s Rotax engine. The base EBR 1190RS will have a price tag of $39,999 while the Carbon Package is an extra $4,000. The 2012 EBR 1190RS will be available in four colors: Abraxas Inferno, Boreas Frost, Burnt Armor and Pitch Black.

As for the three new models, Buell isn’t revealing very much apart from the letters RX, SX and AX. The X would suggest the three models will share a common platform, but they likely won’t use the 1125R-based engine powering the 1190RS. Production will also likely be in higher numbers than the 1190RS. Based on Buell Motorcycle’s product offerings and nomenclature, the RX will probably be a sportbike, the SX a standard like the Buell Lightning CityX XB9SX and the AX a dual sport (A for Adventure?) like the Buell Ulysses.

More pictures and specs available after the jump.

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2011 Erik Buell Racing 1190RS Preview

[Source: Erik Buell Racing]



TypeLiquid cooled V twin
Bore X Stroke4.17 x 2.66 (106 x 67.5 mm)
Displacement72.6 cu 1190 CC
Compression Ratio13.6 :1
Fuel DeliveryDual 61mm throttle bodies
ExhaustPrimary + Secondary
Peak Torque97 ft-lbs @ 9400 rpm
Peak Horsepower175 hp @ 9750 rpm


Primary DriveGear, 36/65
Final Drive520 Chain, 16/41
ClutchWet multi-plate, slipper
Transmission Ratios:


Seat Height30.5″ (775 mm)
Trail3.4″ (86 mm)
Lean Angle55
Front Tire120/70R- 17
Rear Tire190/55R-17
Fuel Capacity4.5 gal (17.1 L)
Wet Weight (No Fuel)389 lbs (176 kg)


FrameAluminum frame with integral fuel reservoir
SwingarmOptimized stiffness aluminum
Front Suspension43 mm Öhlins inverted fork, adjustable compression damping, rebound damping adjustable spring preload
Rear SuspensionÖhlins fully adjustable TTX coil over monoshock with remote reservoir
Front Wheel3.5″ x 17″ magnesium
Rear Wheel6.0″ x 17″ magnesium
Front BrakeISO finned rotor, 8 piston caliper with cooling duct

2012 1190RS

ColorsAbraxas Inferno, Boreas Frost, Burnt Armor or Pitch Black
Carbon PackageAdd $4,000
Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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