EBR 1190RS: the return of the American sportsbike is nigh

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Looks like the EBR 1190RS is alllmoossst ready for its debut at the Indy Dealer Expo this weekend. Erik Buell Racing just dropped this photo on its Facebook page, apparently showing the RS sans fairing. What do we see? Well, the forward-facing radiators from the EBR 1190RR and an awful lot of carbon fiber. That’s no surprise, the RS is essentially an RR with lights and other road legal equipment like a big ol’ exhaust and Erik’s already said he’s fitting high end components to help justify the $40k-ish price. One interesting thing we haven’t seen before are the wheels, the spokes appear to radiate from the outside of the hub, tapering in to the center of the rim.

Update: EBR expects to begin racing the 1190RS at the Infineon AMA Pro Superbike race in May thanks to sponsorship by AMSOIL.

  • smoke4ndmears

    Same wheels from last sneak preview and as on the yellow 1125 barracuda thinger. I wonder if the 1190rs will have the crazy stamped looking rear wheel -ever seen that?

  • seanslides

    This bike gets me seriously excited.

  • noone1569

    So . . HFL want to provide me with some press credentials so that I can weasel my way into the Expo???

    Been corresponding with Mr. Buell in regards to getting an opportunity to meet him while he’s in town.

    I’m excited about this bike. Not excited about being able to get one, as it is sure to be prohibitavely expensive, but excited at the future it could hold for EBR.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      Ha, it’s probably a little late for credentials now…

  • Thomas

    ..it’s an important first step for EBR – and cheaper bikes (more affordable) will follow!
    Finally the 1190 hit’s the public road!!! Big thumbs up!

  • Phillip

    Go EBR!!

  • aristurtle

    It looks tremendous. Shame about the price, though. Hopefully this will help Buell (or “EBR”, rather) get back in their feet and make their way toward having a full lineup again.

    Heh, just looking at this thing makes me want to track down a used 1125R.

  • http://www.footshifted.com Footshifted

    Wonder if you can get a picture from the Expo :)

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      As long as you take them for us!

    • noone1569

      psst, slip me a pass to get in please!

  • lidewij

    I have great respect for the man and his machines. I know many of you might not share my opion but I think his former machines had more relevance (especially with this price tag). I never really understood the buell aesthetics but nevertheless I like it for some weird reason. This one though aesthetically is a brige too far for me. Too high, too short, too curvy. I don’t know what it is but it is out of proportion. Sorry for that.

    • noone1569

      Interesting you say that as it is currently naked.

  • Skank NYCF

    40K-ish? Lol. Must be smokin’ crack. Ill take two S1000RRs and one CBR for that price.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      I’ve watched the RR smoke a race-spec S1000RR in a straight line.

      • Skank NYCF

        Ok, then I’ll take one S1000RR dump a few G’s into it, go to the moon, and still have $20,000-ish to play with. Does the Harley have TC, QS and ABS?

  • noone1569

    Psst new photo posted