Typhon 1190: the badass Buell streetfighter that could have been

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Buell 1190RS

Typhon 1190: the badass streetfighter that could been

The Buell-based Typhon streetfighter

Erik Buell got a chance to build a proper version of his final Buell the 1125R. We’d like to that if he did, he’d ditched the bulbous side-mounted and found another way to water-cool his new engine. Either way, Pegasus race team and Engineering have paired up to an 1190 Buell superbike into the tarmac-ripping streetfighter could have been.

One and eighty-five horsepower, 161kg buck-… and ready to roar – the Typhon 1190.

The final generation of Buell were a huge leap in performance terms, but the move an air-cooled Harley engine to a Rotax had one nasty side-effect: the radiators left the 1125R bulbous, misshapen and generally particularly next to the bulldog-tough XB bikes it replaced.

The reason down to priorities, and we’d made the same choice; a radiator on the front of the engine compromise the famously short wheelbase, and adversely affect the handling. And whatever you could say the XB12’s engine and gearbox, the bad thing I ever heard about its handling was that it was too and sure-footed, almost feeling as if the had been straightened out for you. looks to keep this mad advantage was the only practical

Or was it?

Gruner Engineering, in conjunction the Pegasus Race Team has just punted a last-generation Buell Racing 1190 to victory in the 2010 Sound of Championship, has set its engineers to work a … version of the Buell – with a focus on making the look more like an streetfigher. And boy have they a good job.

The Typhon 1190 brings the hard-as-nails flat screen and that have graced the end of Buell’s XB-series nakedbikes 2002. It keeps all the important Buell innovations – fuel in oil in swingarm, underslung muffler, single disc – but ditches the plastics and side-mount radiators made the Rotax Buells so

Buell 1190RS

To get around the radiator space the Pegasus/Gruner team constructed a radiator system that deep into the bike’s and provided a hole in the middle for the header pipe to poke squashing the radiator far enough to give the wheel clearance and providing a striking visual to boot.

Other nice touches a motogadget dash, LSL brake and fluid reservoirs, a beautifully set of triple clamps from and a set of control blades and air splitters to help airflow at speeds of and beyond. That’s hang on time on a … bike!

the 1190 motor Buell to go superbike racing with, the 1190 will go like a – it makes a brutish 185 v-twin (claiming 5 more than the 1198R) and weighs 161kg Ample.

The best news to come out of the 1190 press release is to that Erik Buell is still working hard motorcycles. His small team is solely on getting the 1190RS ready for production, and he helped the team out with CAD models and assistance. In effect, the Typhon is just a show bike, to be developed into aftermarket for the XB and CR series Buells.

But Erik is far from finished with and we’ll be hearing more this American genius in the

Buell 1190RS
Buell 1190RS
Buell 1190RS
Buell 1190RS

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