EBR introduces new 1190SX “Superfighter”
EAST TROY, Wis.
– Following the successful introduction of their 1190RX superbike, Erik Buell
Racing has introduced the EBR 1190SX, a true naked streetfighter-style sport
bike with uncompromised Superbike race-bred performance and handling.
Sharing the 1190RX’s V-Twin
engine rated at 185 crankshaft horsepower and more than 100 lb.-ft. of torque,
the new EBR 1190SX delivers the highest performance available in the
streetfighter category. EBR founder and Chief Technical Officer Erik Buell is no
stranger to streetfighter-style sport bikes, having defined the category with
the introduction of the S1 Lightning in 1995. “The streetfighter classification,
which was so revolutionary when we first came to market, is now being used by
marketing people for all sorts of motorcycles, including some thinly-disguised
standard bikes that have de-tuned or obsolete powertrains,” said Buell. “So,
perhaps the appropriate new name for a bike like the 1190SX is, ‘Superfighter.’“
With much componentry
carried over from the EBR 1190RX superbike, the 1190SX is a genuine
high-performance motorcycle with a racing heritage. True to its “streetfighter”
designation, however, the 1190SX is designed to be a dominating street machine.
Featuring an athletic upright riding position and wider handlebars for nimble
handling, and minimalist bodywork for lower weight, the 1190SX is equally at
home carving canyons on the open road or taking on the concrete canyons of the
city. As with all EBR sport bikes, the 1190SX features many Erik Buell signature
innovations to optimize handling and performance, such as fuel in the frame for
lower weight and centralized mass, hubless wheels and perimeter brake rotors for
lower unsprung weight, and EBR’s proprietary Controlled Swirl Induction (CSI),
which improves power and fuel economy, while lowering exhaust emissions.
The 1190SX is being
introduced with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $16,995 and is
available in white, red and black color schemes. Shipments to EBR dealers will
begin in early July.