26th November 2014, Hong Kong; American sport motorcycle company Erik Buell Racing LLC of East Troy, WI, has recently launched it’s latest range of motorcycles in Hong Kong (S.A.R). This marks the first step for EBR into the Asia Pacific Region as the company strives to expand beyond the U.S., European and Australian markets. EBR motorcycles have become synonymous with representing the very best of U.S. engineering design creativity. Motorcycle designer Erik Buell puts his name to to the bikes he designs, having become an icon in the motorcycle design world. The notable features of EBR bikes, including the lack of fuel tank; instead fuel is stored within the frame, along with the distinctive single brake rotor on the front wheel, both of which are designed to reduce weight and lower centre of gravity. Powering the EBR motorcycles is an in-house built 1190 c.c. V-twin engine producing over 180 bhp and 101 ft-lb of torque. These powerful machines are not for the feint of heart, however their precise handling and light weight makes them nimble through the city and thrilling on the winding country roads.
EBR motorcycles are being imported and marketed by Splitlath Group Limited in Hong Kong. Splitlath Group also operate the “real road racing” Splitlath EBR team for EBR as factory backed collaboration, competing in 2014 at the iconic Isle of Man TT and recently for the second time at the Macau Grand Prix.
The production versions of the EBR1190RX and EBR1190SX are currently available from local exotic motorcycle dealer Man Wai Motorcycle Centre.