Less than three years after having his company unceremoniously shitcanned by corporate greed, Erik Buell has claimed two podiums in a single AMA Pro Superbike weekend. Dannny Eslick and Geoff May both placed third on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Those podiums are a huge result for EBR, the tiny, tiny, tiny East Troy, Wisconsin-based company developed its own model, the EBR 1190RS, which can now legitimately compete with the might of the ginormous Japanese manufacturers. Looking for your Burt Munro or John Britten story for the 21st century? This is it.
“This is our first time to Infineon with the new EBR 1190RS, and the competition is fierce, but the riders and crew really got the bikes dialed in quickly,” says Erik. “This track really rewards the handling and braking qualities of our bikes. The team did an amazing job.”
“Saturday’s race just kept getting better as I got more laps on the bike, and Blake [Young, who rides a GSX-R1000) and I had a great race for second,” states Danny. “On Sunday I was just grateful how easy the 1190 is to ride, because I was really hurting from my morning crash! But I still had fun, and can’t wait for the next race. I can’t say enough good things about my new team; these guys are fantastic.”
“I really enjoyed this weekend, and feel like we have made tremendous progress with getting the settings right on the bikes,” says Geoff. “Thanks to Hero’s sponsorship we have the extra crew members to allow us to get more done, as well as having a great team mate in Danny. “I was holding 2nd up to the last lap Sunday, but I knew Roger would likely make a move on me at the end since he had the time to watch my lines. I’m definitely looking forward to the next round at Miller.”