FLAGSHIP EBR FOR SA: The EBR 1190 RS Superbike will arrive in SA towards the end of 2014. Image: Cayenne
Hot on the heels of its SA-bound EBR RZ Superbike and SX Street Fighter, the Cayenne group has announced it will add a third model to the Eric Buell Racing range - the EBR 1190 RS Superbike.
The Buell boss said from the US: “We’re happy to share it with the world but honestly we were just more than happy to get to ride it. The RS turned out better than we ever expected, we knew from the beginning we could build this motorcycle."
'BIG BRASS SET'
Buell added: “We expected any number of roadblocks to knock us off track - after all, starting a company at that time in the economic climate with no other goal than to produce hig- performance motorcycles takes either a fair amount of ignorance or a big brass set.
“But things kept falling into place and the reward was 176kg of meticulously designed sports motorcycle propelled by our own powerful 130kW EBR engine... it must have been fate.
“After the RS nothing not could stop us surging ahead. Looking back, we've come a long way with a number of new models: the RX 1190 is a street-legal high performance motorcycle that is a direct descendant of EBR’s race-bred limited edition 1190 RS Superbike and the SX 1190 Street Fighter.”
It’s equipped with a multi-function digital instrument cluster that gives the rider access to traction control settings, track performance data and system diagnostics.
Cayenne Group dealer principal Craig Langton said: “We are really looking forward to the arrival of the EBR 1190 RS. It will give a stunning EBR range and join the new RX and SX models - the RX arrives this month (September 2014) then will come the SX and RS.
“The RS is running in the 2014 World Superbike series as part of a race development programme and last month a standard RX won four races in a row in its first National Superbike appearance at Phillip Island in Australia, beating all the race-prepared brands on the track.
“At the same time every international road test for the RS and RX has been mind-blowing and the same story is coming through for the new SX. Worldwide, they are raving about the EBR’s so I guess we will see some great things here on and off the track.”
For more information visit Cayenne's website or call (011) 244-1900.
EBR 1190 RS full specifications