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  • Ebr 1190sx?

    Anyone ever owned/ridden one? Looking for opinions from members here.

    I've been lusting after a V2 Tuono for awhile. But spent a good part of this morning reading what I can find on the 1190SX.

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    The $35 k one? All CF and Magnesium? Takes a 20lb. ballast to make class minimum weight? That one?

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    • #3
      https://www.cycleworld.com/2014/08/2...specifications.

      16 and change new. Tried to pull up the Eric Buell Racing 1190sx page and my browser said it couldn't be reached.

      where would someone get parts ?
      "Hawk Porn" http://picasaweb.google.com/11124379...eat=directlink 1990 NT650-Penske 8981, Race-tech Springs & Gold Valves, Steve Lenac six-piston caliper & EBC rotor,SS Brake lines Ft / Rear lines through SSA ,VFR brake lever, F2 front wheel, F-120/70 R-160/60 Dunlop Roadsmart, Full-Supertrapp Exhaust, Stage 1 Jet kit, K&N Filter, Corbin Seat, Pro-Tec Clip-On's/ Past Rides...1986 VFR700F2 Interceptor / 1979 Yamaha Rd400 Daytona Special

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      • #4
        "We’ve got almost every part [and we’re] restocking parts that are getting low,” he told me, and the five-person operation is honoring warranties on the 2016 and 2017 models."

        http://www.motorcycle.com/features/s...s-part-ii.html

        this author is local to me and he wrote another piece awhile back, about the rx and how much he loved it.
        apparently there are big deals to be had on left over bikes.
        sears

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        • #5
          This bad boy - https://www.erikbuellracing.com/1190sx

          Guess I'm glad that I'm not the only one who didn't know about this bike.

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          • #6
            I think you'd find the Buell both the more interesting, and the better bike - but It'll cost ya. Decent used Tuonos, even the factory (Ohlins) editions are trading well under $5k. They are 40k mile bikes easy. Stators, fork seals, and wheelie tickets are the only issues.


            Where are the EBRs at? My guess is at least $7-8k used if you can find one. I have no idea what the issues are, but they are both Rotax v-twins, so my guess is it should be pretty good too. The main driver on the EBR is the story, and that you'll be the only one I've ever see on the road.

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            • #7
              Most V60 Rotaxes don't even need a valve adjustment at 40k miles.

              There are still never sold1190s out there from the first run,it was a bizarre pipedream that there was a market to make more of the things. Being a dreamer is one thing,until it becomes delusional. "Well sure the old dealers have 4 year old new stock they can't move at half the price but people will pay twice as much for a brand new one,I'm sure of it!".

              I rode my final year XB12R to one of the Hawk rallies and uh,about 3 other times. It was neat but the corner cutting everywhere is why nobody in their right mind would buy one of the things now and the EBRs will be in the same boat but with far worse support of any kind. As a curio and "what could have been if released 10 years earlier" an 1190 would be kind of cool but as an actual bike to ride,like daily? Better you than me.

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              • #8
                Here you go!

                https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/...355936866.html

                I could ride it out to you...

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                • #9
                  Originally Posted by Rick View Post
                  Anyone ever owned/ridden one? Looking for opinions from members here.

                  I've been lusting after a V2 Tuono for awhile. But spent a good part of this morning reading what I can find on the 1190SX.
                  Got a friend who recently picked up EBR1190, pretty sure it's SX, he loves it, but his go-to bike is Gen 1 Tuono (older than mine) EBR just isn't good enough to replace it

                  http://www.facebook.com/VaporBlast

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                  • #10
                    Sure I like Rotax engines........but a Buell? I worked on one of the last Buells before EBR...the 1200 Rotax engine bike.......The electrics were crap.

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                    • #11
                      Very different feedback from almost everything I've read on the net. interesting.
                      I've never ridden anything Buell, but liked the story and thought EB's brand was one of innovation and perseverance. Surprised to read all the corner cutting and crap electrics comments here.

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                      • #12
                        Rick- the most important aspect of long-term bike ownership is parts/service support.Owners of original Buells are looking at dwindling support..I KNOW Honda will be here in 5 years.

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                        • #13
                          Originally Posted by behindthetimes View Post
                          Rick- the most important aspect of long-term bike ownership is parts/service support.Owners of original Buells are looking at dwindling support..I KNOW Honda will be here in 5 years.
                          That's the rub, isn't it? What happens when OEM parts supplies dry up, is there enough aftermarket support to provide the things you'll need? Case in point is the rear brake lever on our Hawks. We have a robust community that will rise to the challenge to find compatible parts or other alternatives, like someone cutting a new one out of a hunk of aluminum. Do the EBR bikes have that kind of support?
                          '89 Hawk a.k.a. The RallyHawk (my son's now!) | '89 Hawk a.k.a. The Deuce | Spare Parts/Dented Learner Bike | '13 Tacoma | '69 Falcon (currently getting reassembled! )

                          I've spent most of my money on women, beer, cars and motorcycles. The rest of it I just wasted.

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                          • #14
                            EBR has aftermarket support and some crazy Scandinavians are carving chunks of alloy to make parts, problem is that EBR is just not very refined. I have a friend with 1125 and I will own it someday, have taken that bike on long trips, enjoyed it, but it has never made me feel at ease like Tuono does.

                            Aprilia was racing the Mille '99-'02 and WINNING WSBK races, that early bike was the basis for Gen1 Tuono.
                            EBR tried racing their Hero sponsored bikes and was consistently winning last 2 places, no matter how much money and effort they put in, it was never good enough.

                            http://www.facebook.com/VaporBlast

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                            • #15
                              Crash called it a "big teddy-bear of a bike".Spot-on.

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