Yup, quirky American bike manufacturer Buell is entered into this year’s Macau GP.
Well, technically not Buell – the Buell Motorcycle company that we all knew and loved/hated went bust in 2009. But rather than give up and get a proper job, founder Erik Buell embarked on a new project with no Harley Davidson bods looking over his shoulder. EBR (Erik Buell Racing) was born and, after some success racing in US domestic championships, they’re heading for Macau with the EBR1190RS.
Unsurprisingly the patriotic chaps at EBR have picked an American rider to poke at the controls, Brandon Cretu, who’s been charging around at the Isle of Man TT for the last four years. Hel Performance and Motul oils are chipping in with some support, hoping to help Brandon improve on his 22nd place at last year’s race.
The EBR1190RS has been landing top-5 results in the AMA Superbike championship in the hands of Aaron Yates and teammate Cory West. The claims for the super-exclusive (only 100 are being made) V-twin road bike are impressive: 175bhp, 188kg and a forty thousand dollar price tag. Ouch. But, we think it looks pretty special and it would be nice to see it get a healthy result at Macau this November, so good luck to them.