News and Products from the AIMExpo in Orlando

Oct 18, 2013 View Comments by

News and Products from the AIMExpo in OrlandoErik Buell Racing Unveils 1190RX 

There was plenty of excitement around the Erik Buell Racing booth as a motorcycle shrouded in black cloth descended from the ceiling to alight on the carpet amidst members of the motorcycle media, dealer representatives, and curious bystanders. Once the cover was lifted, a bright red superbike, very similar to the race bred 1190RS, was on display. By the numbers, the EBR 1190RX certainly is imposing. The 1190cc 72-degree V-twin pumps out a claimed 185 horsepower at 10,600 RPM and 101.6 pound feet of torque at 8,200 RPM, good for a 2.8 second 0-60 time. The bike has no fewer than 21 traction control settings to help keep all that power going to the ground. As impressive as the power numbers are, the engine also achieves a surprisingly low environmental impact getting a claimed 52 mpg on the highway and producing just six percent of the carbon monoxide emissions allowed by the EPA. The RX weighs only 419 pounds (without fuel) and incorporates a number of innovations found on past motorcycles from Erik Buell such as the huge 386mm single perimeter rotor and eight piston inside-out caliper front brake system. Manufactering takes place at EBR’s facility in East Troy, WI and with an MSRP of $18,995, America should finally have a sport bike that can compete directly against super bikes from Germany, Italy, and Japan.

News and Products from the AIMExpo in OrlandoIn other EBR related news, Shorai Batteries announced that EBR will be the first OEM to use their LFX lithium-iron battery as original equipment on its products, starting with the aforementioned 1190RS and RX models. The battery saves about four pounds off the bikes and offers superior life and cranking power.

REV’IT! Introduces Poseidon GTX Jacket and Pants

With their new Poseidon GTX Jacket and pants, REV’IT! has produced a high-end, technical riding suit that we look forward to trying out, check it out in the video below.

 

Nolan Introduces the new N91 Modular Helmet, an updated version the their popular N90. Check it out in the video below.

 

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