Metzeler has produced a tire that should allow you to end the “chicken strip” debate with your riding buddies.
The M5 Sportec has a built-in chicken strip gauge in the tread pattern.
Erik Buell Racing has unveiled it’s first brand new racing bike, the 1190RR. the 1190cc 72° V-Twin shaves 30 pounds off of the 1125RR, giving it a dry weight of 360lbs, with engine output sporting a boost to 185HP, and 93lb-ft of torque.
That puts the 1190RR’s specs into WSBK territory. And in that vein, the bike is kitted out to full superbike race spec.
The multiplate-slipper clutched transmission can put that power to the rear wheel in six different gears, via a chain final drive.
It’s also a pretty sharp-looking bike, with a full fairing, instead of the controversial air scoops on the side.
So, I guess the only question remaining about this race bike is…where can you race it. It isn’t homologated for either AMA or WSBK, so that’s right out. And, of course, it’s not street-legal in any way, shape or form.
So, at the moment, even if you do get one, you still have to figure out what you can do with it.