Is Erik Buell Racing working on a motorcycle aimed at street use? That’s what they seems to be indicating, through their Facebook page.
After Harley-Davidson cut him loose, Erik Buell continued to work on new motorcycle designs, bringing the 1190RS superbike to market. But that’s hardly a machine most people would throw a pillion aboard and go for a street ride.
Now, though, Buell has published a photo on his company’s Facebook page that shows a sport bike with a passenger seat and footpegs. The machine will be powered around their made-in-the-USA motor, and many folks are guessing it will be known as the 1190RX.
Could this bike be the firstfruits of Buell’s new collaboration with Hero? Possibly; the RS’s main problem is that it’s just too expensive for the masses (it starts around $40,000 US). Throw in some made-in-India bits, and the price tag could drop dramatically.