The wicked-looking EBR 1190SX is finally here! Erik Buell Racing, Hero MotoCorp’s technical partner, has unveiled its new streetfighter motorcycle named the EBR 1190SX at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in USA.
As the name suggests, the EBR 1190SX is a street-legal derivation of the EBR 1190RX Superbike. Incidentally, Erik Buell Racing was conducting a press ride for the EBR 1190RX superbike at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This is when the streetfighter EBR 1190SX was unveiled. At the unveiling, no technical specifications of the streetfighter motorbike were announced. Not much was given away regarding launch details and pricing, too.
Erik Buell Racing has just stated that further details about the naked EBR 1190SX will start flowing from the first of July.
Take a look at the bike, and you can easily come to the conclusion that this naked bike shares a major portion of its components bin with the road-legal superbike EBR 1190RX. It appears as if the front fairing of the EBR 1190RX was chopped off, and a few streetfighter cues were implanted in its place. Add to that a handlebar that is higher set as compared to the EBR 1190RX’s clip-ons, and voila!! You have the EBR 1190SX.
Due to the lack of front-end hulaabaloo on the EBR 1190SX, we expect that its weight will be considerably lesser as compared to its faired sibling. Even though the technical specifications are unknown, we feel it will be good if the EBR 1190SX is equipped with the faired sibling’s engine in an unchanged state of tune. The lesser weight will mean a better power-to-weight ratio, lending it an improvement over an already fast faired bike. The EBR 1190RX comes with a 1190cc 72-degree V-Twin which produces 185 hp and 138 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed transmissiowhich uses a hydraulic multi-plate slipper clutch.
The naked bike will also inherit the chassis from the EBR 1190RX. It is an aluminium twin-spar chassis, with a 43 mm Big Piston Fork at the front and a monoshock at the rear to iron out the deformities on the tarmac. At the front lies a 386 mm disc brake which is complemented by a 220 mm disc at the rear. The EBR 1190SX will be riding on Pirelli Diablo Corsa rubbers. It is also being rumored that the EBR 1190SX will come with the same electronics as its faired sibling, and that will include a Multi-Level Traction Control system.
And despite all this, it will possess a price tag cheaper than that of the EBR 1190RX. Now, isn’t that wicked??