2012 ERIK BUELL RACING 1190RS
A fellow SAE Milwaukee member, Erik Buell introduces his new EBR model 1190RS and describes his new
company – Eric Buell Racing
Who is Erik Buell?
Ride a Buell (*) Motorcycle to the Meeting – Your SAE dinner is ½ off (pay at the door)
*The name “Buell” is a registered trade mark of Harley-Davidson Motor Company.
BIRTH AND GROWTH OF AMERICA’S SPORT BIKE
Erik Buell loves the art of motorcycling. You could not meet anyone more passionate or committed to motorcycle art.
He holds himself and others around him to a high standard and is always excited about pushing the envelope and
combining art with function in all he accomplishes. All other motorcycle companies are now emulating what Erik has
accomplished. Because of his vision, motorcycling has been elevated to a new level. So, when you ride a new bike
made by one of those other guys and you are impressed by the low end torque, or mass centralization or awesome
perimeter rotors, or a rake angle that just can’t be done…Just remember Erik did it first! (Mike Youakim, PD, Sr.
Project Engineer Powertrain, Harley-Davidson Motor Company)
Exerts From Motorcyclist Magazine September 2011:
For sure this time Erik did it his way, using his engineering and technological prowess. EBR’s first production
motorcycle, the 1190RS, is a brilliant machine – no caveats or qualifications required. Gorgeous, fine-handling and
remarkably fast, it is everything wanted in an American superbike to be. The superlight machine feels preternaturally
fast, accelerating with an urgency that surpasses even BMW’s overdog S1000RR. Engines are from BRP Powertrain
GmbH, Austria (commonly known as Rotax). Erik Buell is especially proud of the 1190RS’s styling. “I knew it would look great if I did what I wanted, “The individual parts are the best money can buy, but the holistically designed machine is even better than the sum of its parts. Exceptional mass centralization, revised chassis geometry and radically reduced unsprung weight, let the bike handle unlike any other motorcycle. Two models are offered initially; one with fiberglass and a carbon fiber bodywork edition, saving 5 lbs. Higher volume and lower cost models will follow. Erik says, “this is exactly what I wanted to build!”
World Exclusive First Ride with the 1190RS at Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI. Exerts from Cycle
World Magazine August 2011 by Steve Anderson (Steve will be at this SAE event):
“You can put it anywhere on the track, then change lines with a subtle movement of the handlebars.”
“On the track, the operating range is amazingly broad, with plentiful torque for exiting corners from below 6000 rpm,
followed by a top end that pulls harder and harder through 11,000 on the way to an 11,500-rpm redline”.
“Yet it’s thrilling and fun through the fast, fast sweeper at Kettle Bottoms and is composed at the end of the straights,
even as the 170-mph wind rips at you”.
Braking: “the big advantage is that brake feel is superb, light, powerful and controllable, with the possibility of dialing in a very precise amount of braking when the bike is leaned over”.“As such, it’s a near –perfect track-day bike for anyone who can bear the steep price tag of $39,995 – $43,995 for the Carbon Edition bodywork”.
Enjoy Roma’s Two Pasta & Pizza Combination Buffet. It is served with garlic bread, Italian salad. Pasta dishes are a meatless Mostaccioli Alfredo and Lasagna with meat. There will be a variety of pizza to select from. Coffee and water is included. Soda and other refreshments can be purchased at a cash bar.
Only pre-payments made with a charge card can be completed online via https://www.milwaukeesae.com
Registration Deadline: Sunday, September 11, 10:00PM
Maximum Attendance for this event is 150
Registration can be completed online via http://milwaukee.sae.org Or by phone at 414-587-8855 (Josh Rayeske)
National Motorcycle Press has been invited!
Vintage Motorcycle Display – How many SAE Milwaukee section members restore vintage motorcycles as a
hobby? What country of origin? We’d like you to bring your vintage motorcycle to this EBR event. Please
phone Wayne at 262.770.0252 or email email@example.com with information on your bike if you
would like to participate.