Erik Buell Racing 1190RS

The secret is finally out! Here is the high-res image of the new 1190RS from Erik Buell.

Erik Buell Racing 1190RS
Erik Buell Racing 1190RS

As you can see, it’s a race bike, albeit one that has mirrors and turn signals grafted on to make it street legal. The body is all lightweight carbon fiber, and a small number–just enough for racing homologation–will be hand-produced.  No word on the cost yet, but you can bet the price will be in the jumbo jet altitude. More reasonably priced street models are planned for later, although that will take investors and production facilities.

I do have to say, though…that exhaust isn’t doin’ it for me.

Author: Dale Franks

Dale Franks is the former host of The Business Day, ”a daily, four-hour business and financial news program on KMNY Radio in Los Angeles. From 2002-2004, he was a contributor on military and international affairs for TechCentralStation.com. Currently, he a publisher and editor of the monthly political journal The New Libertarian, as well as an editor of the popular web log, Q and O. Dale served as a military police officer in the United States Air Force from 1984 to 1993, in variety of assignments both in the United States and Europe, where he also was assigned to the staff of the Headquarters of Allied Forces Central Europe. In addition to broadcasting, writing, and speaking on various topics, Dale has also been a long-time technical training instructor on a variety of computer software and technology subjects. Dale has also long been involved with information technology as an accomplished web designer, programmer, and technologist, serving as the corporate knowledge specialist for Microsoft Outlook at SAIC, the nation's largest employee-owned corporation. Additionally, he is the author of a number of software user guides used for classroom training by one of Southern California’'s premier computer training and consulting firms. His book, SLACKERNOMICS: Basic Economics for People Who Find Economics Boring, is available from Barnes & Noble.

2 thoughts on “Erik Buell Racing 1190RS”

  1. Dale,
    I hear you with the exhaust… do you know why it looks the way it looks though? That little section that juts out and up from the “low slung Buell exhaust” is designed to be removed easily. It’s only there to pass EPA regulations and allow the rider to race on those tracks that have DB limits. If I had one, that would be removed first thing and shelved until needed.
    V/R,
    Cory

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