2015 Erik Buell Racing 1190SX right side view

2015 Erik Buell Racing 1190SX is the Next American Hero

2015 Erik Buell Racing 1190SX right side view

When Harley-Davidson shuttered the Buell sportbike brand on October 30, 2009, most people figured that was the last the world would hear from motorcycle engineering guru Erik Buell vis-à -vis building his own motorcycles. But less than a month later, he announced the formation of a new company – Erik Buell Racing – to produce American superbikes for racing. Since then, EBR has released a handful of roadgoing models, the latest of which – the 1190SX – can be seen here.

2015 Erik Buell Racing 1190SX left side view

The 1190SX, which is essentially an unfaired version of the 1190RX, features an aluminum frame (with integral fuel tank) encasing a 1,190cc water-cooled V-twin rated at 185 horsepower and 102 lb.-ft of torque. Power reaches the 17” rear wheel and Pirelli Diablo Corsa tire via a 6-speed transmission with a hydraulic clutch and, unlike the 1190RX, there’s no traction control to keep your inner squid in line. However, Showa suspension and muscular brakes (the latter including an 8-piston front caliper) mean this motorcycle shouldn’t be super unruly in the hands of an experienced rider.

2015 Erik Buell Racing 1190SX rear 3/4 view

And there should be quite a few experienced riders that will be able to get on an 1190SX. Erik Buell Racing says prices will start at $16,995, which is right in the same ballpark as the over-a-liter streetfighters from foreign brands. Even if tomorrow wasn’t Independence Day, that’s still a Yankee Doodle Dandy piece of news as far as we’re concerned.

Source: Erik Buell Racing

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