EBR 1190RS on the way to Indy

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Some other motorcycle “media” outlets have regurgitated a bunch of conjecture and rumor that Erik Buell Racing would be unveiling the 1190RS at some awards thing at Daytona in March. I hope you guys understand the difference between rumor and reporting. We simply spoke to Erik, who told us he was getting the bike ready for the Indy Dealer Expo, which starts tomorrow. Here’s a picture of it loaded in a van, getting ready to drive there from East Troy. The EBR 1190RS is on the left, with the big, road-legal exhaust.

This picture was added to EBR’s Facebook page with the caption:

“Spy photo of the race 1125 and the 1190RS in the van on it’s way to Indy for the big show! Thank you to everyone for your faith and support! It’s going to be an amazing year!”

  • noone1569

    I’m going to stand outside of my office and watch for each truck pulling a trailer looking like this. LOL.

    Way to go Erik.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      Make sure you have a camera when you do :)

  • tomwito

    Did a magazine publisher steal your girlfriend or something? You seem to have a chip on your shoulder towards all other bike “media”. Love the site though! Don’t hit me!

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      Ha, no chip. As a professional journalist what passes for journalism in bikes simply saddens me.

      • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

        That’s basically why we founded HFL, you guys deserve better.

        • James Dean Meyer

          Thanks again Wes and Grant!

          • tomwito

            Thanks I do love the site, you guys totally scoop every other site by days.

  • Brad

    @tomwito snortle. if you go back through the archives you’ll figure out what the deal-yo is.

    • tomwito


  • Nick

    I still don’t like that huge exhaust can, it’s not very Buell-like. Looks like it’s orbiting the bike instead of being attached to it. Otherwise I’m sure it will be amazing, can’t wait to see the whole thing! Do you think it will be unveiled tomorrow or over the weekend?

  • Thomas

    ..probably at the weekend. About the aditional exhaus-can – maybe you might lose it when you’re riding the 1190RS ;-)

    • Nick

      Cool, thanks. I’ll keep an eye out! I do get the impression that it was made to be removed :)
      I’m not trying to hate, I’m on my second XB12 and it’s the best bike I’ve ever ridden.

  • Trev

    Give them hell, Erik; give them hell!

  • Ari

    good on you Erik for not giving up! like Trev said, give ‘em hell!

  • todd

    wow!!! i cant wait

    I wonder if the can is just a cheapo unit for the EPA/DOT requirements and it is actually attached to a kick ass race exhaust…. (ie) pull off the cheapo street can and presto no need for aftermarket upgrades

    • Dan

      The “street can is removeable but the underslung part is full of cat converters.