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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.

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2 Responses to Erik Buell Racing 1190RS

  • 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.

  • Not crazy about the exhaust either, but I love the lines and no ugly side mounted rads like my 2009 – 1125R has!