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Sportbike Saturday | Erik 1190RX is America’s Entry World Superbike

January 11, By Ty Schwab

Much like the RS post last week. week’s Sportbike Saturday at the future of American Motorcycling: Buell Racing.

Erik stands over the 1190RX

Buell.  A name most of you are with.  Most likely, familiar with his motorcycle that became affiliated Harley-Davidson as the motorcycle giant to enter into the sportbike

 The two parties have mutually separated and after a hiatus from the motorcycling Buell is back building and ultra-fast machines under his own

Buell was born outside of and was raised on a farm in Gibsonia,  He raced dirtbikes throughout his and early-to-mid-20’s.  He took his love for a step further as he worked as a mechanic during the day and studied at the University of Pittsburgh in the evenings.

 After graduation, Buell a job at Harley-Davidson in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

In while working for Harley-Davidson, developed and began selling his production-racer dubbed the “RW750” – the RW for “Road Warrior.”  At a price was half of what the competition was Buell found buyers and the found success.  Unfortunately, one year later, the American Association decided that the One class, the class which machines were racing, be discontinued and all of Buell’s hard was for naught.

The 1190RS saw only 100 units and received rave

Buell wasn’t fazed and his Harley roots to create racer that was also of quality.  In 1989, Buell the RS1200, an extremely light that used the 1200cc variant from the Sportster, the popular racer from the stable.

 In the 1990’s Buell his first motorcycle company, “Buell Motorcycle Company.”  51 of this company was owned by until 2003, when bought the remaining 49 percent and selling the motorcycles in their dealership network.  During time, Buell focused on the end of the sportbike world and developed like the Blast, Lightning, and all of which were sold the Harley umbrella and could be at Harley dealerships.

 These motorcycles were inexpensive, good quality, and  In 2009, due to the economic conditions and the of overall motorcycle sales, decided to pull the plug on the Motorcycle Company and announced it would no longer sell the

The 1190RX will see action in WSBK in 2014

Buell 1190RR

Once unfazed, Buell immediately Erik Buell Racing in and introduced his most technologically motorcycle yet, the 1190RR. bike was strictly used for and had no commercial production.  The evolution came in 2011 the 1190RS, a street model on a massive 1,190cc V-twin pumping out 175 horsepower.

 A mere 100 made.  A third evolution of the has been released as a 2014 and is titled the 1190RX, a production-racer will find a home in one of the iconic racing series in the the World Superbike Championship.

The 1190RX will feature the 1,190cc’s in V-twin form, but bump the power up 10hp to total with a max torque of lb.-ft. at 8200 rpm, is 3 lb.-ft. more at 800 less rpm the other powerful V-twin, the 1199 Panigale R.  A perfected places the 55.5 inch at the top of the pack, giving the RX incredibly steering.   By comparison, the comes in at 56.6 inches, weighing 417lbs. a mere two than the RX.

 Another notch for the of the 1190RX?  The price. posts the limited-edition RX for $18,995 to the $29,995 it costs to purchase the

Buell is confident that his and racing operation are on par with the of the manufacturers and bikes and has advanced his program from the American Association to the World Superbike  This series is a place many of the best riders in the race superbikes that are to their production brothers you can purchase at a dealership.

 Fittingly, Geoff May and Aaron Yates be at the helm of the two RX’s in competition and face off against the very from BMW, Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, Triumph, and Ducati.  Keep an eye out for the happenings of EBR the pond in WSBK in 2014.

More information about Buell Racing can be found .

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