EBR 1190RX News
In a stunning dominating debut, the new EBR (Erik Buell Racing) 1190RX swept all four of the events entered at the Pirelli Road Race Series on Australia’s Phillip Island.
Piloted by Australian Superbike racer Chas Hern, the American-built bikes competed in the National BEARS class and featured limited modifications compared to the highly modified competition.
Running only Pirelli tires and fiberglass fairing as the only modifications from stock, Hern qualified on the pole and went on to win all four races at Phillip Island.
Hern’s bike ran standard street version gear ratios, exhaust system, no quick-shifter and no engine modifications. The bikes in the field were no slouches, either, and included race-prepped Aprilia RSV-4s, Ducati 1199 Panigales, KTM RC8 1190s and BMW S1000RRs.
Two weeks ago, EBR Australia took Hern to Broadford Track for a video shoot with the new EBR 1190RX.
When the team saw Hern making extremely fast laps on a completely stock bike with road tires, the decision was made to enter Hern and the EBR 1190RX into the National BEARS class for round three of The Pirelli Race Series.
“This is exciting news for EBR and our race development program, showing that our motorcycles can win races right off the showroom floor,” said Joseph Elasmar, EBR Australia and New Zealand.
“It is encouraging to see success in a new market with EBR Australia and we view this as only the beginning of our race effort on the continent.”
“This is a testament to what the 1190RX is capable of right out of the crate. We all knew Erik Buell’s credentials when it comes to road bikes; this shows what his outside the box thinking can achieve on a racetrack,” said Elasmar.
“Frankly, we’re stoked. This is the beginning of EBR racing in Australia, and Chas Hern was running a fairly consistent half second faster than the rest of the field.”
Round four of the Pirelli Road Race series will take place September 27–28 at Broadford Track near Melbourne, Australia. Will the EBR 1190RX once again dominate?