The traveling motorcycle show kicks off its nationwide tour on Friday November 18, 2016 with its premier in Long Beach California. An unofficial star of one of the motorsports industry's must-attend events will be EBR Motorcycles debuting its new Black Lightning motorcycle.
EBR Motorcycles is the latest incarnation to produce bikes from motorcycle legend Erik Buell, reborn through liquidations and acquisition. The 2017 model year American Sportbikes from EBR Motorcycles continues the manufacturer’s journey of rebuilding of the iconic motorcycle brand. The Black Lightning is an "accelerated" version of the 1190 platform, designed for superior street performance with improved rider ergonomics, higher torque delivery, and improved performance handling for all rider styles.
“When you combine the upright seating with intense acceleration, you have the ultimate all around superbike. It has striking looks and performance for urban riders, and yet it is comfortable for a long day of riding or sport touring,” said Erik Buell.
The Black Lightning retains the quality and performance of the 185HP 1190cc V-Twin found in the SX and RX versions. The revised gearing has improved the torque delivery and acceleration of this power plant, making it more responsive for street riding. A lower seat height, lower foot pegs, higher bars, and an optional comfort seat, create a new riding position for a wider range of performance capabilities at a variety of speeds. Expected delivery is Spring of 2017.
“With this new model, an improved capital structure, and additional models in development, it is an exciting time at EBR Motorcycles,” said EBR’s CFO, Bill Melvin.
The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows (IMS) will feature some of the top industry leading manufacturers such as BMW, BRP|Can-Am, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Indian, Kawasaki, Royal Enfield, Slingshot, Suzuki, Victory, and Yamaha. This allows attendees at the 2017 IMS tour to see new motorcycle models for the first time, enjoy demo rides in select cities and exciting new show attractions.
For specifics on the Black Lightning and an opportunity to discuss EBR Motorcycles, attendees can stop by and visit EBR Motorcycles at booth #737. For those unable to attend, EBR Motorcycles will present a Facebook Live Presentation of the 1190 Black Lightning on Friday, November 18 at 4:00pm PST.