Erik Buell Racing has put a price to the 1190 SX "superfighter" it showed off recently at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: MSRP is $16,995. That's a $2,000 discount compared to the 1190 RX superbike on which it's based. It also saves five pounds compared to the RX, that curtailed faring bringing the SX in at 414 pounds. Horsepower and torque stay the same, at 184 hp and 101.6 pound-feet, while lean angle goes from from 55 degrees on the RX to a slightly more upright 48 degrees on the SX.

Buyers can choose one of three colors, Frost Bite White, Racing Red or Galactic Black that will go along with the charcoal contrasting and gunsmoke engine. You'll find a press release below with more information on the V-twin that EBR expects to redefine the category.
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EBR introduces new 1190SX "Superfighter" sport bike

EAST TROY, Wis. – Following the successful introduction of their 1190RX superbike, Erik Buell Racing has introduced the EBR 1190SX, a true naked streetfighter-style sport bike with uncompromised Superbike race-bred performance and handling.

Sharing the 1190RX's V-Twin engine rated at 185 crankshaft horsepower and more than 100 lb.-ft. of torque, the new EBR 1190SX delivers the highest performance available in the streetfighter category. EBR founder and Chief Technical Officer Erik Buell is no stranger to streetfighter-style sport bikes, having defined the category with the introduction of the S1 Lightning in 1995. "The streetfighter classification, which was so revolutionary when we first came to market, is now being used by marketing people for all sorts of motorcycles, including some thinly-disguised standard bikes that have de-tuned or obsolete powertrains," said Buell. "So, perhaps the appropriate new name for a bike like the 1190SX is, 'Superfighter.'"

With much componentry carried over from the EBR 1190RX superbike, the 1190SX is a genuine high-performance motorcycle with a racing heritage. True to its "streetfighter" designation, however, the 1190SX is designed to be a dominating street machine. Featuring an athletic upright riding position and wider handlebars for nimble handling, and minimalist bodywork for lower weight, the 1190SX is equally at home carving canyons on the open road or taking on the concrete canyons of the city. As with all EBR sport bikes, the 1190SX features many Erik Buell signature innovations to optimize handling and performance, such as fuel in the frame for lower weight and centralized mass, hubless wheels and perimeter brake rotors for lower unsprung weight, and EBR's proprietary Controlled Swirl Induction (CSI), which improves power and fuel economy, while lowering exhaust emissions.

The 1190SX is being introduced with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $16,995 and is available in white, red and black color schemes. Shipments to EBR dealers will begin in early July.

About EBR
Headquartered in East Troy, Wis., Erik Buell Racing engineers, develops and manufactures high performance motorcycles for sport bike enthusiasts around the world. Additionally, EBR Engineering Services provides engineering consulting expertise for projects inside and outside the motorcycle industry for a global client base.


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      Karl Henry
      • 5 Months Ago
      Is Buell still American owned and made?
        Bungle
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Karl Henry
        Yep! They were bought by Harley several years ago, but Harley eventually discontinued the brand. Erik Buell resurrected it under the Erik Buell Racing (EBR) name, and he must have bought the tooling & rights back from Harley, as the 1190 models are based on the 1125 models that were produced under Harley ownership.
          speterjr
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Bungle
          EBR has a partnership with Hero Motorcycles in India, with whom they will develop smaller bikes.
      Koenigsegg
      • 5 Months Ago
      I'll take a Smart over this death trap.
      Oscar
      • 5 Months Ago
      Way to go, EBR! I can't wait to see the 1190AX.
      Joey Franklin
      • 5 Months Ago
      I'm all for an American company making sportsbikes but that price is crazy, you can get a MV Augusta or Ducati that is a work for art for less than that.
        Bungle
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Joey Franklin
        I agree - I love Buell, but there's no way in hell that I'd buy this over an S1000R for the money. I've got to think that this is just the price they've got to charge for a low-volume bike from a company that's still trying to (re)establish itself. Hopefully enough Buell loyalists will buy this that they can bring the prices down on their next major model.
          Andrew Pappas
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Bungle
          It's hard to be profitable at small margins without a large firm behind you. He'll sell enough of these to people who want something different. Personally, my only bugbear is the exhaust. It looks like one of those cheap eBay specials.