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EBR 1190RX superbike at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (pictures)

We take a close look at the EBR 1190RX superbike, and then take to one of the most historic racetracks in the world.

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EBR 1190RX
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EBR 1190RX

This is the EBR 1190RX, and we were lucky enough to ride it around the historic Indianapolis Raceway.

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EBR 1190RX

The bike is an 1190cc, V-twin superbike made by EBR, a company founded by Erik Buell.

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EBR 1190RX

Erik Buell founded the Buell Motor Company, which was acquired by Harley-Davidson and, ultimately, shut down.

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EBR 1190RX

EBR is Erik Buell Racing, and is the rebirth of all the clever engineering that became a Buell hallmark.

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EBR 1190RX

The cockpit is fully digital, with a full-color LCD for managing drive modes.

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EBR 1190RX

The attention to detail with the machined parts is evident.

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EBR 1190RX

More lovely componentry. Each bike is hand-built in Wisconsin.

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EBR 1190RX

The exhaust is large and does a good job of keeping the raucous V-twin from blowing out your eardrums.

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EBR 1190RX

Fully adjustable rear suspension.

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EBR 1190RX

Lightweight wheels and a double-sided swingarm.

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EBR 1190RX

Fairings are simple and lightweight, with the color molded in rather than painted on.

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EBR 1190RX

The bike uses Buell's trademark rim-mounted disc brakes, to reduce unsprung mass.

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EBR 1190RX

Riding the bike around a damp Indianapolis was a joy.

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EBR 1190RX

The 1190RX has immense power, but is incredibly easy to ride.

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EBR 1190RX

Rain or shine, the traction control modes on the 1190RX make it easy to look good.

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EBR 1190RX

The EBR 1190RX is available in red, yellow or black starting at $18,995.

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