Motorcycle Reviews

2014 EBR 1190SX

Written by  October 31, 2014

The Erik Buell Racing (EBR) 1190SX is a true high-performance motorcycle that features the power and technology of a superbike. With its unique acing heritage, this bike is designed to be a dominating street machine, which is equally at home on the open road or taking on the city streets.

If you want to check these incredible bikes out for yourself, head on over to Reno’s Powersports KC. While we were there, we were able to take photos of the 2014 EBR 1190SX in Frostbite White; however, they are also available in Racing Red, Galactic Black, and Laguna Blue.

Below are the specs and MSRP for 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: 31.9in. (810mm)
  • Overall Height: 42.8in. (1087mm)
  • Seat Height: 32.5in. (826mm)
  • Ground Clearance: 4.7in. (120mm)
  • Rake: 22.4°
  • Trail: 3.80in. (96.5mm)
  • Lean Angle: 48°
  • 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): 414 lbs. (188kg)
  • Load Capacity: 382 lbs. (173kg)


  • 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 calliper
  • Rear Brake: 220mm (8.66in.) Disc, 2-piston Hayes Performance crake calliper


  • Colors: Frostbite White; Racing Red, Galactic Black, and Laguna Blue
  • Secondary Body Color: Charcoal
  • Engine Color: Gunsmoke


  • Starting At: $16,995

I would like to think Reno's Powersport KC's President Steve Okenfuss and his 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