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Title: EBR 1190RX Track Day Reports from Indianoplis
Post by: whodom on June 15, 2014, 08:03:22 am
Three reports from press track day at Indy this week:

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2014/06/ebr-1190rx-md-first-ride/

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/buell/2014-ebr-1190rx-review-first-ride.html

And video report from Greg's Garage: http://vimeo.com/98161669


Title: Re: EBR 1190RX Track Day Reports from Indianoplis
Post by: veefer800canuck on June 15, 2014, 09:55:18 am
I stopped watching the video report when the VP of marketing said "It's got a real low center of gravity" :facepalm:


Honda proved that 30 years ago with the underslung fuel tank on the NSR500. It don't work.

Good thing he's in marketing and not in engineering.


Title: Re: EBR 1190RX Track Day Reports from Indianoplis
Post by: veefer800canuck on June 15, 2014, 10:00:42 am
No disrespect to the Man from Mukwonago, I mean, he could have gone selling insurance, but he didn't.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: EBR 1190RX Track Day Reports from Indianoplis
Post by: whodom on June 15, 2014, 11:07:47 am

I stopped watching the video report when the VP of marketing said "It's got a real low center of gravity" :facepalm:


Honda proved that 30 years ago with the underslung fuel tank on the NSR500. It don't work.

Good thing he's in marketing and not in engineering.


Hopefully they'll get him straightened out quickly.  IIRC, that guy was hired away from Aprilia, where he'd grown their US sales immensely in the last 3 or 4 years.  Hopefully he can do as well for EBR.


Title: Re: EBR 1190RX Track Day Reports from Indianoplis
Post by: HipGnosis on June 18, 2014, 08:31:23 am

Honda proved that 30 years ago with the underslung fuel tank on the NSR500. It don't work.

But wouldn't that cause the center of gravity to change as the fuel was depleted??  That'd have to be fun...


Title: Re: EBR 1190RX Track Day Reports from Indianoplis
Post by: veefer800canuck on June 18, 2014, 08:48:36 am

But wouldn't that cause the center of gravity to change as the fuel was depleted??  That'd have to be fun...


Yeah, they did away with it.

Mass centralization is where it's at. You want all the heaviest bits right about the middle of the bike. Not down low. That works for cars. Cars don't have a roll axis anywhere resembling that of a bike.


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