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The Buell EBR 1190SX “Superfighter”

The Buell EBR 1190SX was formally introduced at the 2014 AIMExpo show (Report)in Orlando, Florida.

EBR said the 1190SX is made in the U.S.A. and this “streetfighter” is a takeoff on the EBR 1190RX with full fairing.

The 1190SX appears to be very nicely made and probably the equal of typical Kawasaki, Suzuki or Yamaha build quality.

There are a few “different” details…but then it wouldn’t be a Buell (pardon: EBR) without being different, right?

For example, the too-visible coolant reservoir looks a bit out of place, hanging there in the right front behind the side cover. I would probably have continued the black cover on the side of the bike to hid the big extraction cooling fans also.

But overall, I’m impressed and I’m especially fond of the white version with the dual shorty exhaust tips peeking out. I’d love to hear how it sounds…

As for riding, I’ve heard it’s a handful-and-a-half, which is to be expected for what is basically a no-compromises streetbike. Torque is said to max at 101.6 ft. lbs. at 8,200 RPM (137.8 Nm) and the 1190SX has a massive 185 HP at 10,600 RPM.

EBR is currently running a special intro sale, you get 2G’s off, so the list price is $14,995.00. I’m hoping they have a test ride day somewhere and I also know that many of our webBikeWorld readers are very interested in seeing the upcoming EBR AX dual-sport bike..

Buell 1190SX Blue
EBR 1190SX with what I assume is the stock exhaust. This one is in the nice Laguna Blue, a limited edition color.
Buell 1190SX Blue Front
Strange that the Laguna Blue has white side covers?
Buell EBR 1190SX Right Front
These may be pre-production versions.
Buell EBR 1190SX Engine
Here’s a look at the engine (or what you can see of it) and that extraction fan.
Buell EBR 1190SX Front Brake
The rim-mounted Buell trademark brake.
Buell EBR 1190SX Gray
This one is in a matte silver, a color that wasn’t listed in the marketing info?
Buell EBR 1190SX Gray Rear View
Another look at the silver EBR 1190SX from the rear.
Buell EBR 1190SX Instruments
EBR 1190SX instrument panel, full electronic instruments (hope it works in sunlight).
Buell EBR 1190SX Instruments Close-up
Close-up of the instruments and basic left hand-grip.
Buell EBR 1190SX White Front View
Here’s my favorite, the white panels all match and this one has Öhlins forks and the shorty exhaust.
Buell EBR 1190SX White Rear View
The white accessorized version from the rear.
Buell EBR 1190SX White Right Side
Note the forks and shorty dual-tip exhaust.
Buell EBR 1190RX
This is the EBR 1190RX with full fairing.

Buell EBR 1190SX Specifications

Type ET-V2: 72° V-Twin, Liquid Cooled, Four-stroke
Bore x Stroke 4.17 in. x 2.66 in. (106 x 67.5 mm)
Displacement 72.6 cu in. (1190 cc)
Compression Ratio 13.4 : 1
Fuel Delivery Electronic Fuel injection with 2 port injectors and 2 showerhead injectors
Exhaust Primary + Secondary
Peak Torque 101.6 ft. lbs. at 8,200 rpm (137.8 Nm at 8200 rpm)
Peak Horsepower 185 HP at 10,600 rpm
Primary Drive Gear Drive 36/65
Final Drive 520 Z-ring chain, 16/41
Clutch Hydraulic actuation, vacuum operated slipper
Transmission Ratios:
1st 2.46
2nd 1.75
3rd 1.38
4th 1.17
5th 1.04
6th 0.96
Overall Length 80.3 in. (2040 mm)
Overall Width 31.9 in. (810 mm)
Overall Height 42.8 in. (1087 mm)
Seat Height 32.5 in. (826 mm)
Ground Clearance 4.7 in. (120 mm)
Rake 22.4°
Trail 3.8 0 in. (96.5 mm)
Lean Angle 48°
Front Tire Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa 120/70 ZR-17
Rear Tire Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa 190/55 ZR-17
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal (17.l L)
Weight (Wet, no fuel) 414 lbs. (188 kg)
Load Capacity 382 lbs. (173 kg)
Frame Aluminum frame with integral fuel reservoir
Swingarm Optimized stiffness aluminum
Front Suspension Showa, inverted big piston front forks
Rear Suspension Showa, single shock without linkage
Front Wheel 17 x 3.5 Aluminum
Rear Wheel 17 x 6.0 Aluminum
Front Brake 386 mm (15.19 in.) Single perimeter rotor, 8 piston inside-out caliper
Rear Brake 220 mm (8.66 in.) Disc, 2-piston Hayes Performance Brakes Caliper
Colors: Frostbite White, Racing Red, Galactic Black. Laguna Blue (limited).
Secondary Colors: Engine – Gunsmoke. Frame – Charcoal.
MSRP: $16,995.00 (Intro price currently $14,995.00)

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From “M.P.” (October 2014): “1. What a ghastly headlight pod. Just utterly atrocious. No provision for screen attachments either from the looks of it.

2. The shorty exhaust looks fantastic but it will burn the heck out of one’s heel and calf and melt their boots. Put the balls of your feet on the pegs and you’ll quickly realize that exhaust blast will be very poorly placed. The shorty needs to make a 90 degree turn and vent straight back.”

Rick’s Reply: I actually thought the headlight treatment was pretty cool-looking and one of the nicer features on the bike…

From “P.M.” (October 2014): “EBR has been touring the country with a truck full of demo bikes. I had the opportunity to ride the EBR 1090SX when they came to Rhode Island. Explosive best describes the initial riding impression of this bike. Don’t expect to use this bike as a commuter or a touring mount, but if you want full throttle action this bike is for you.”

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