Bolted-on fairing never looked so good as on the 2012 Erik Buell Racing 1190RS road bike – and it never cost as much, either. The base price kicks off at a whopping $39,999 USD. That converts to about 26,650 euros and here in Europe it’s being described as more than justifiable given the engineering prowess behind this machine, and the fact it’s almost a hand-built and designed bike.
The Erik Buell Racing 1190RS superbike is truly a powerful unit with 175 hp and weighing just 176 kg, dry. The components are top quality, using an Ohlins front fork, rear TTX shock and a purpose-built EBR braking system. An Erik Buell Racing 1190RS carbonfibre edition is also available (for another $4,000 US).