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2012 EBR 1190RS - COOL WALL VOTE: AWESOME

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:38 am

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2012 EBR 1190RS

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2012 EBR 1190RS Review

We asked ourselves what kind of bike would make a great first impression. Our Answer, the 2012 EBR 1190RS.

Meet the 2012 EBR 1190RS. Our flagship. Our price and joy. Made with allt he engineering and performance traits we admire in a sport motorcycle. It's the culmination of years of learning, victories, setbacks along with an unrelenting passion to build a motorcycle on our own terms. We're happy to share it with the world but honestly... we're just happy we get to ride it.

Quite frankly, this turned out better than we expected.

We knew from the beginning we could build this bike. But we expected any number of roadblocks to knock us off track. After all, starting a company in this economic climate with no other goal than to produce high performance motorcycles takes either a fair amount of ignorance or a brass set. But things kept falling into place. And today, the reward is 389lbs. of meticulously designed sport motorcycle propelled by a powerful 175hp motor. Must be fate.







2012 EBR 1190RS Features and Benefits

Land of the free, home of the brave. Incubator of pioneering technology.

Producting an American motorcycle today means understanding what kind of engineering and componentry will make the bike its absolute best - no matter where it comes from. So, with our global partnerships in full effect, we're designing and building motorcycles like the 2012 Erik Bull Racing 1190RS that will make the world sit up and pay attention to red, white and blue output.

AT 100, IT’S JUST GETTING STARTED.

The 1190RS will shock even the most experienced sport bike rider with its performance, styling and handling. Problem is, we’re only making 100 of them. Including a handful with the Carbon Edition Package. Own a piece of motorcycle history.




About EBR - Erik Buell Racing

The Governor is off.

Building motorcycles without compromise. It’s been Erik Buell’s dream for more than 30 years. It’s no longer a dream.

Introducing Erik Buell Racing.

EBR is the very definition of the American spirit. Motorcycles designed and manufactured in East Troy, Wisconsin embodying superb technology from around the world. Whether it’s Austrian four-stroke, liquid-cooled power plants or Swedish suspension components, EBR engineers global performance integration into every model.

We’re starting slowly, building only 100 of our inaugural 1190RS models. After that, we’ll ramp up with more production and other models.

Perhaps you’d like to be a part of motorcycle history by owning one of the first EBRs to roll off the line. Maybe you’re just curious to see what we can do with nobody looking over our shoulder. Whatever your interest level, we can promise the ballsiest American sport motorcycles ever built .





Upright and roaring

Before he was a successful engineer/motorcycle designer/motorcycle manufacturer, Erik Buell was a motorcycle racer. And like any good racer, when you get knocked down, you get right back up.

Well Erik is not only back up, he and the rest of us are running hard and fast.

We think like racers, making decisive, aggressive and calculated decisions. But we also think like passionate riders. We make bikes that we want to ride. Most of all, we feed off Erik and his fire-in-the-gut passion to build fast, magnificently engineered motorcycles.





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2012 EBR 1190RS - International Specifications
MSRP $39,999 USD.

Engine
Type Liquid cooled V twin
Bore X Stroke 4.17 x 2.66 (106 x 67.5 mm)
Displacement 72.6 cu 1190 CC
Compression Ratio 13.6 :1
Fuel Delivery Dual 61mm throttle bodies
Exhaust Primary + Secondary
Peak Torque 97 ft-lbs @ 9400 rpm
Peak Horsepower 175 hp @ 9750 rpm


Drivetrain
Primary Drive Gear, 36/65
Final Drive 520 Chain, 16/41
Clutch Wet multi-plate, slipper
Transmission Ratios:
1st 2.46
2nd 1.75
3rd 1.38
4th 1.17
5th 1.04
6th 0.96


Dimensions
Seat Height 30.5" (775 mm)
Rake 22"
Trail 3.4" (86 mm)
Lean Angle 55
Front Tire 120/70R- 17
Rear Tire 190/55R-17
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal (17.1 L)
Wet Weight (No Fuel) 389 lbs (176 kg)


Chassis
Frame Aluminum frame with integral fuel reservoir
Swingarm Optimized stiffness aluminum
Front Suspension 43 mm Öhlins inverted fork, adjustable compression damping, rebound damping adjustable spring preload
Rear Suspension Öhlins fully adjustable TTX coil over monoshock with remote reservoir
Front Wheel 3.5" x 17" magnesium
Rear Wheel 6.0" x 17" magnesium
Front Brake ISO finned rotor, 8 piston caliper with cooling duct


Price
2012 1190RS
MSRP $39,999
Carbon Package Add $4,000


Colors
Abraxas Inferno and Burnt Armor
Boreas Frost and Burnt Armor
Carbon and Pitch Black
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Re: 2012 EBR 1190RS - VOTE: In Progress

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:41 am

Erik Buell would be happy to see his bike up on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall, I am sure he would be quite interested to read our opinions of it as well as find what is good and bad about the looks, specifications and features of his new EBR bike and company.

So, go for it, I will contract Mr. Buell and let him know his bike is up here (yes, Erik and I do email each other).

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Re: 2012 EBR 1190RS - VOTE: In Progress

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:45 am

The man, the bike, the company . . .

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If Erik was any cooler, he would defy the laws of thermodynamics.

(Of course, he could try to be cooler by starting to make less expensive bikes . . .)
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Re: 2012 EBR 1190RS - VOTE: In Progress

Unread post by jstark47 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:25 am

I vote Cool. The price tag keeps me from voting Awesome. But it is very, very, very cool. :rocking:
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Re: 2012 EBR 1190RS - VOTE: In Progress

Unread post by Gummiente » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:02 am

jstark47 wrote:I vote Cool. The price tag keeps me from voting Awesome. But it is very, very, very cool. :rocking:
Seconded. The only thing the bike is lacking is an upside-down Harley sticker on the tank.
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Re: 2012 EBR 1190RS - VOTE: In Progress

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:39 pm

Gummiente wrote:
jstark47 wrote:I vote Cool. The price tag keeps me from voting Awesome. But it is very, very, very cool. :rocking:
Seconded. The only thing the bike is lacking is an upside-down Harley sticker on the tank.
I would imagine that "upside-down Harley sticker" would be worth it's weight in gold, but I do not know of any Harley or Buell that made:

Peak Torque 97 ft-lbs @ 9400 rpm
Peak Horsepower 175 hp @ 9750 rpm

Whatever he did to that V-Twin engine, he did it well.

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Re: 2012 EBR 1190RS - VOTE: In Progress

Unread post by Gummiente » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:19 pm

totalmotorcycle wrote:I would imagine that "upside-down Harley sticker" would be worth it's weight in gold
That ain't what it's about. It's a reference to the late 70's to early 80's time frame when the Harley faithful, who felt ripped off and under-appreciated by the Motor Company, adopted the practice of putting the emblems on upside down on their gas tanks. It was a way of saying (...ahem...) "**** you" to the company.

Given the way Erik was treated, I think it would be an apropos sentiment on his part to do the same.
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Unread post by Johnj » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:24 pm

Except Erik has class. Awesome!
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Unread post by High_Side » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:36 pm

I'm in for awesome as well. The guy has got balls and talent, and makes awesome bikes.

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Unread post by ceemes » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:59 am

I went with cool. Nice looking bike and interesting specs. However that price tag.....ouch....go for the carbon fibre option and doubly ouch. For the price you could almost get a top of the line Japanese Hyper bike and a second smaller one for tooling about town on. The price of the machine is going to limit it appeal to a very very small market. As I said in an earily thread, Buell looks like he is placing himself to be the Sport Bike equivalent of the custom bike world.
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:54 am

I voted: AWESOME

I think Erik is on the right track here. He always wanted to make a motorcycle in his image of what a bike should be. The 2012 EBR 1190RS is hopefully one of many as different models come out, different styles and different price points. I'd love to see a new version of the Buell BLAST again as it helped get riders into not only Buell but into motorcycling. It's "slowness" boosted rider skill advancement in fact as it was so unintimidating.

The 2012 EBR 1190RS is quite a bike for the first version, Peak Horsepower 175 hp @ 9750 rpm and under 390lbs, wow. That's great. Now for a bike for the rest of us... (please make one sub-$13k)

Welcome back Erik Buell!

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Unread post by HYPERR » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:02 pm

My favorite Buells are the tubers from the 1990s. :kicking:
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Unread post by dr_bar » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:53 pm

Voted cool, but thought the badge on the tank looked like another brand at first...
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:29 am

Whoa! Looks like it is going to be a CLOSE ONE for tomorrow's final result.

50/50 right now... 1 more vote would break the tie!

Quick, get someone to vote!!!!

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Unread post by rayian » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:29 pm

I'll put in an awesome vote. Price aside it's hard to beat those specs.
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Unread post by sunshine229 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:01 am

Awesome!
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:06 am

Thanks for the last 2 votes, it seems the tie has been broken and the 2012 EBR 1190RS will go up on the Cool Wall as 58% Awesome! Making it our #3 Coolest bike by vote.

Next up... The 2009 Yamaha MT-01... :D

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Unread post by QuietMonkey » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:32 pm

still sez voting is "In Progress", but it's and old one...

easy vote: cool, could bump it to awesome, but whatever... gotta ride one first :mrgreen:
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:31 am

QuietMonkey wrote:still sez voting is "In Progress", but it's and old one...

easy vote: cool, could bump it to awesome, but whatever... gotta ride one first :mrgreen:
Sorry about about, I just fixed the title, guess I was in a rush that day and forgot. :D

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Re: 2012 EBR 1190RS - COOL WALL VOTE: AWESOME

Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:11 pm

Hyper the Tubers are real pretty machines the XB's handle better but I'd still take a tuber over an XB except a CityX blacked out in hero blue OMG gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have currently an 1125CR with the 146hp Helicon Rotax motor and it's crazy powerful more than I need the 1190RS must be a SUPER JOY to ride and it looks BADASS the Helicon motor is really a fun powerplant it has very linear power and is usuable all the way up the revs to redline!!!!!
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