Remember the Erik Buell Racing 1190 Typhon? It’s a concept streetfighter based on the 185rwhp EBR 1190RR and built by the world’s largest EBR race team. These exclusive photos and exclusive video show its first track outing at Spain’s Motorland Aragon where it was able to lap within seven seconds of race bikes like the BMW S1000RR and Aprilia RSV4, despite being saddled with a stock 1125 motor and street tires. Soon, you’ll be able to buy a kit to turn your old Buell into something similar.
Track photos: British Sport Photography
The Typhon is the product of creative minds at Pegasus Race Team, the world’s largest team currently campaignin EBR bikes. Last year, they won the European Sound of Thunder championship with an EBR 1190RR.
Pegasus continued developing Buell products before there was a such thing as Erik Buell Racing and the Typhon grew out of those efforts. The team devised new aerodynamic and cooling solutions to make a naked based on the radical performance of the 1190RR possible.
The camera's a bit jerky, but here's a lap of Aragon aboard the Typhon. Keep in mind it's running a stock 1125 motor and street tires here.
You can read more about the Typhon here.
The Typhon will see its first action at Europespeedway Lausitz on 16/17 April where it will race against bikes like the above-mentioned BMW and Aprilia in the BEARS class which includes any other European or American sportsbike, include the Ducati Desmosedici.