American bikes manufacturer Erik Buell Racing (Buell) unveiled its latest creation this week, the 1190 RX.
Based on the brand’s astronomically priced 1190 RS, the RX is instead an affordable version of that, carrying a price tag of just under US$19,000. In retrospective, the RS is priced nearly twice that of the RX at US$39,999 (MSRP).
Powering the RX is Buell’s own liquid-cooled EV-V2 1,190cc V-twin that develops 185hp at 10,600RPM and 138Nm of peak torque at 8,200RPM. Power is driven through a six-speed transmission primed with a vacuum operated slipper clutch.
All this is housed in a lightweight aluminum frame design that also features an integral fuel reservoir. Stopping power comes in the form of the front’s single 386mm rotor paired with an eight-pot caliper and rear’s 220mm unit with a two-pot caliper. Other highlights in its equipments list include a new digital instrument cluster, full LED headlights, and a 21-setting traction control system.
The 1190 RX is the first of three new models planned by Buell. Two more models – SX streetfighter and AX adventure – are set to debut within the coming months. Check out the gallery below to see more pictures of the new Buell 1190 RX.