Motorcycle Reviews

2014 EBR 1190RX

Written by  September 30, 2014

More than thirty years of racing, engineering, and manufacturing experience goes into every Erik Buell Racing (EBR) motorcycle, and one of the company’s latest creations is the 2014 EBR 1190RX. This bike was built from the ground up with quality, pride, and a relentless passion to bring you yet another world-class sport bike from the heart of America.

If you want to check these incredible bike out for yourself, make your way over to Reno’s Powersports KC. While we were there, we were able to take photos of the 2014 EBR 1190RX in Racing Red and Galactic Black; however, there was no Strike Yellow available for the shoot. Click here to see all three colors and to see even more information about these impressive sport bikes!


  • Type: ET-V2: 72° V-Twin, Liquid Cooled, Four-stroke
  • Bore x Stroke: 4.17 in. x 2.66in. (106 x 67.5 mm)
  • Displacement: 72.6 cu in. (1190cc)
  • Compression Ratio: 13.4: 1
  • Fuel Delivery: Electronic Fuel injection with 2 port injectors and 2 showerhead injectors
  • Exhaust: Primary + Secondary
  • Peak Torque: 101.6 ft.-lbs. @ 8200 rpm (137.8 Nm @ 8200 rpm)
  • Peak Horsepower: 185 hp @ 10,600 rpm


  • Primary Drive: Gear Drive 36/65
  • Final Drive: 520 Z-ring chain, 16/41
  • Clutch: Hydraulic actuation, vacuum operated slipper


  • 1st: 2.46
  • 2nd: 1.75
  • 3rd: 1.38
  • 4th: 1.17
  • 5th: 1.04
  • 6th: 0.96


  • Overall Length: 80.3in. (2040mm.)
  • Overall Width: 29.0in. (737mm)
  • Overall Height: 43.7in. (1110mm)
  • Seat Height: 32.5in. (826mm)
  • Ground Clearance: 4.7in. (120mm)
  • Rake: 22.4°
  • Trail: 3.80in. (96.5mm)
  • Lean Angle: 55°
  • Front Tire: Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa 120/70 ZR-17
  • Rear Tire: Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa 190/55 ZR-17
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.5 gal (17.lL)
  • Weight (Wet, no fuel): 419 lbs. (190kg)
  • Load Capacity: 375 lbs. (170kg)


  • Frame: Aluminum frame with integral fuel reservoir
  • Swingarm: Optimized stiffness aluminum
  • Front Suspension: Showa, inverted big piston front forks
  • Rear Suspension: Showa, single shock without linkage
  • Front Wheel: 17 x 3.5 Aluminum
  • Rear Wheel: 17 x 6.0 Aluminum
  • Front Brake: 386mm (15.19in.) Single perimeter rotor, 8 piston inside-out caliper
  • Rear Brake: 220mm (8.66in.) Disc, 2-piston Hayes Performance Brakes Caliper


  • Colors: Strike Yellow, Racing Red, Galactic Black
  • Secondary Body Color: Charcoal
  • Engine Color: Gunsmoke


  • Starting At: $18,995

I would like to think Reno's Powersport KC's President Steve Okenfuss and wonderful team for allowing us to photograph their bikes for this review. For more information about the new line of EBR motorcycles, check out the Reno’s Powersport KC website at, call them at (816) 942-8900, or better yet, stop by the dealership at 13611 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO 64145 and check out these beautiful bikes for yourself!

Photos by Mike Schweder & Stripe

Mike Schweder

Editor-in-Chief - Kansas City, MO

Mike is the original founder of Cycle Connections Online Motorcycle Magazine and an avid motorcycle enthusiast. He has been riding for over 40 years, belongs to several local and national motorcycle organizations and travels to numerous rallies and events throughout the US each year. Mike has been a writer and editor for many years and has a passion for sharing his motorcycling experiences and stories with you. Contact Mike at