World’s Fastest Touring Bike, The Buell SuperTouring 1190 Breaks Cover

Buell Motorcycle has officially pulled the wrap off the SuperTouring 1190 and Baja DR dirtbike at the Daytona Bike Week.

The returning American brand decided Daytona Bike Week as the best platform to announce the company’s latest revival.

After the success of unveiling the Hammerhead 1190 RX sports bike back in November 2021, Buell began its 2022 campaign with the official launch of the SuperTouring 1190.

Claimed as ‘The World Fastest Touring Bike’, the SuperTouring 1190 makes 185hp and 137Nm from the Hammerhead’s detuned 1190cc V-Twin engine.

While it is a big claim from the American company – which the Kawasaki H2 SX can easily debunk – the SuperTouring 1190 comes with a hefty price tag of USD21,995 (RM92k).

Although the teaser photo – unveiled last year – looks promising, the finished product certainly caught our attention mainly because of its oddball looks and unusual road-bias set-up.

The side profile features an alloy fuel-in-frame design, while the front-end is dominated by two circular headlamps – taken from the Buell XB12 – wrapped in a chunky rectangular cowl paired to a vertical windscreen.

Frankly, it looks as if the bike pieces together from a different set of motorcycles altogether.

Meanwhile, the DR Baja marks the company’s first step into the dirt bike category.

The DR Baja is also fitted with the same 72-degree V-Twin 1190cc engine capable of pumping 175hp, making it the most powerful production dirtbike in the world.

A passionate football fan and anything two-wheels. He likes to commute on his 150cc scooter on a daily basis and occasionally takes a long trip with his 750cc machine just to "tapau" his favourite "roti canai". With a journalism background, he likes to write as much as he rides.

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