• Feb 28, 2010
It's only been a few months since Harley-Davidson officially announced the demise of Buell, but the gang at Erik Buell Racing weren't comfortable hanging up their leathers just yet. In fact, the newly-released 1190RR may be the first time we get to see the team really show off without any higher-ups to please.

Reading the specs, it clear that you won't run into this Buell at a Riders Edge event. A new version of the Rotax-built V-twin will displace 1190cc and spit out 185 rear-wheel horsepower. EBR claims that through use of high-quality chassis components and good diet and exercise, they were able to reach a fighting weight of 360 pounds (before the 4.6 U.S. gallons of fuel are added to the frame).

The trick race-bred features keep coming, like a full titanium exhaust and valvetrain, multi-plate slipper clutch and straight-cut gear six-speed tranny. Chassis and suspension take the "tune to the moon" approach, with fully-adjustable Showa race suspension, variable rake and, therefore, variable wheelbase. Just off its championship victory in the 2009 AMA Daytona Sportbike series, Buell shows no sign of bowing out gracefully anytime soon. Click past the break to view the full specifications of the 1190RR.

[Source: Hell For Leather]

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The 1190RR is the first new motorcycle from Erik Buell Racing. Based on the 1125R and 1125RR, the 1190RR brings engine displacement close to the AMA American Superbike (ASB) class limit for twins and the WSB limit overall. Although it is not currently approved for AMA ASB class racing, this bike can be raced in many classes around the world and should add new excitement racing against other premium street-based twin roadracers. The 1190RR models are constructed at our shop from new 1125Rs with a complete kit of Superbike level components. Engines are completely disassembled and blueprinted, with top-shelf internal parts added to deliver reliable performance at the extreme rev ranges required for a twin-cylinder bike to compete at these power levels.

The chassis is completely updated with the finest components, as well as all the details for adjustability and comfort requested by the top test riders who have been involved over its development. Test riding of the 1125RR by Alex Barros, Jeremy McWilliams, Chris Ulrich, Taylor Knapp, Cory West, and more - plus the 1190 motor and a winter of further engine and CFD development - means we can finally deliver an exotic American racing motorcycle that will deliver world-class track performance and excitement for sponsors and fans.

And here's the specs:

Engine
Type: 72˚ V-Twin, 4-Stroke, 4-valve DOHC FF valvetrain
Displacement: 1190 cc
Bore and Stroke: 106 x 67.5
Compression Ratio: 14.25:1
Heads: CNC ported
Valves: Titanium, 42.0mm intake, 35.4 mm exhaust
Power: 185 RWHP @11,500 RPM (Dynojet Rear Wheel)
Torque: 93.0 Ft-lbf @ 9,500 RPM (Dynojet Rear Wheel)
Piston: Forged alloy slipper type
Rod: Forged H-beam high strength alloy steel
Crankshaft: Lightweight forged steel
Fuel System: IDS Technology DDFI 3 electronic fuel injection and engine management system, fully programmable, 61mm throttle bodies, dual injector with showerhead, PWM fuel pump
Exhaust: Titanium ultralight 2 into 1 system.
Clutch: Multiplate Slipper
Primary Drive: Straight cut gear, 1.806 ratio
Transmission: 6 speed Ratios: 6th - 24/25 (0.960:1) 5th - 25/24 (1.042:1) 4th - 27/23 (1.174:1) 3rd - 29/21 (1.381:1) 2nd - 28/16 (1.750:1) 1st - 32/13 (2.462:1)
Final Drive: 520 Chain

Chassis
Frame: Light alloy large section beam with integral fuel cell
Subframe: Light alloy tubular
Wheelbase: Adjustable - 1400 to 1460 mm (55.1 to 57.4 in.)
Rake: Adjustable - 21˚ to 22.5˚
Front Suspension: Showa Race 43mm inverted fork, fully adjustable with BPF technology providing true separation of rebound and compression damping.
Front Wheel Travel: 120mm (4.72 in)
Front Brake: 387.5 mm (15.25 in) semi floating ISO multi-fin rotor with 8 piston ZTL2.5 caliper Front Wheel: 6 spoke ZTL magnesium, 3.50 x 17
Front Tire: 120/17 ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Corsa III
Rear Suspension: Light alloy swingarm with Showa Race damper, adjustable compression, rebound and ride height.
Rear Wheel Travel: 127 mm (5 in)
Rear brake: 240mm lightweight disc, 2 piston caliper
Rear Wheel: 6 spoke magnesium, 6.00 x 17
Rear Tire: 190/55 ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Corsa III
Fuel Capacity: 4.6 US Gal
Battery: Buell Li-tech Lithium Nanotech Dry Weight: 360 lbs (wet, no fuel)


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Too bad Harley cancelled them, but in truth, they weren't as hot of sellers as H-D would have liked, so I can understand, but that brand could have become some serious competition against the popular Japanese street bikes. I have ridden about 4-5 Buells....extremely under-rated bikes. If I thought it better, I would have traded my Ninja ZX-12R in for a 1125R...not because it was different in numbers (Buell is less) but because it looked a little different and a little more fun just to play around on, since I feel like Japanese street, sport and hyperbikes are all a dime a dozen anymore.
        • 4 Years Ago
        They weren't hot sellers because they were sold AT Harley Davidson dealerships. Ever been to one? The Buells were shoved in the back, and nobody there cared/tried to push them. As for sport bike owners, who would want to go to a dealership filled with old fat people pretending to be badass? If they had been sold next to other sport bikes they probably would have sold a lot better.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So what are the competitors in the class for 2010? What class is it going to be in? Are they brave enough to go WSBK?
        mitchell
        • 4 Years Ago
        Too bad you need a homologated bike to race in World Superbike. This bike does not meet the FIM's requirements to do so.

        Sad that Buell was too intertwined into the HD dealer network and could not be sold off, it would have been interesting if they could have been bought by someone who cared about making a decent superbike without a HD motor and transmission (MV Agusta acquisition by HD aside).
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agree, it is also sad that they can't find a way to build a proper engine here. I like Rotax don't get me wrong, it is a great company. I would just like to see someone claiming to be an American sportbike to have an engine build here, it would only be right.

        The proportions on the side view of the new ride look awesome.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I want a street version.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wonder if they are going to take up production of the bikes.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I want two
      • 4 Years Ago
      I just want a day at the track with one, that's all. How about it Erik? :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice job Erik!!!!
      Good luck to you all!

      Screw you Harley Davidson!
        • 4 Years Ago
        They are a lazy, awful company. They want to change and innovate, without changing or innovating anything. Basically, they want to keep pooping out the same crap they've been pooping out the past 50 years.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Buell + Rotax = WIN
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