EBR puts out its first production for mass consumption and we test ride it in the 2014 EBR 1190RX First Ride.
- Engineers did a fine job making the 1190RX comfortable and easy to move around on behind the handlebar.
- The 1190RX represents Erik Buell’s finest Superbike platform to date.
- The 1190RX is powered by an 1190cc liquid-cooled 72-degree V-Twin. While the engine was originally designed by Rotax, EBR has taken ownership of the design and now develops and manufactures it in-house.
- The rear suspension works in harmony with the engine and powerband allowing for superb drives off corners—even in the wet.
- The 1190RX gets EBR’s proprietary perimeter-style single front disc brake and caliper. The system works well, with a high amount of stopping force and tire/brake feel, however the set-up didn’t feel as bullet-proof as a conventional twin rotor and caliper set-up.
- The 1190RX features 20-way (plus ‘off’) traction control that was developed in-house at EBR in Wisconsin. The system works well and is on par with other OE-fitted traction control electronics on other Superbike brands.
- A smooth powerband and well-metered throttle response combine to make the 1190RX surprisingly easy to ride even on rainy roads.
- The 1190RX’s traction control is easy to manipulate and functions well. Though the chassis is so well-balanced that it’s possible to ride the bike confidently with the TC disabled (in the dry).
- The 1190RX is both nimble and accurate, plus it responds naturally to rider input.
- The 1190RX’s chassis is its biggest asset. We love its CBR1000RR-like levels of balance allowing the rider to drive hard off turns.
- The 1190RX pulls hard in the lower three gears but needs a top-end power boost to really run with the big players in the Superbike class.
- EBR’s new 1190RX continues to edge closer to the pinnacle-level of performance in the Superbike class.
- 2014 EBR 1190RX - $18,995.