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02-25-2011, 08:48 PM
Geoff May & Erik Buell Racing and the future of EBR racing team !!!

I would like to have a thread here just dedicated the future and the news about the racing team and races and wins of Erik Buell Racing team for any of the 1125RR or the 1190RR, or any future EBR race bikes.
so post any and all news you find on it here.
first of all for those that may or not know.

EBR just announced a three-year sponsorship agreement with Amsoil that will see Geoff May back on the 1125RR at Daytona, and on the 1190RS in time for the Infineon round in Sonoma, May 13-15.


AMSOIL #99 1125RR ready for Daytona AMA Superbike races!

old video but good

most of us already know this news (http://www.facebook.com/cycleworld#!/video/video.php?v=10150137759665656&oid=237607847590&comments).

and here are some links for you all to look at and maybe support EBR and the race team.
Erik Buell Racing (http://www.erikbuellracing.com/)
Geoff May .. AMA rider profile (http://www.amaproracing.com/rr/riders/rider.cfm?did=3258)
EBR racing team Donate Page support crew (http://www.ebracingteam.com/index.html)
Erik Buell & EBR gear & merchandise (http://www.ratpakrecordsamerica.com/erikbuell)
# 99 tshirts (http://www.gmr99.com/)

Erik-Buell-Racing ...facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Erik-Buell-Racing/197762537495)
Erik Buell ....facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1669824900)
GEOFF-MAY ....facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1669824900#!/pages/GEOFF-MAY/79637702922)

all AMA Racing (http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/racing)
AMA Pro Racing (http://www.amaproracing.com/)
AMA Pro Road Racing ...facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/AMAProRoadRacing?sk=wall)
Yes, you heard right: This year's Daytona 200 will be broadcast LIVE on SPEED!

See EBR here!! from video below !

AMA Pro Road Racing schedule (http://www.amaproracing.com/rr/events/)
AMA standings of 2-25-11 (http://www.amaproracing.com/rr/events/results.cfm?year=2011&eid=2011011100&discipline=RR&class=SB&type=P&rnum=2&class_sort=all) with Geoff May in 3rd.
see his results here. (http://www.amaproracing.com/rr/events/results_detail.cfm?year=2011&eid=2011011100&discipline=RR&class=SB&type=P&rnum=2&did=3258)

02-26-2011, 11:10 AM
2010 - Finished tenth in Race Two at both Infineon Raceway and Road American in National Guard American SuperBike competition. Finished in seventh place in the Daytona 200. and also competed in Daytona SportBike at the Road Atlanta round.

2009 - Finished eighth in the AMA Pro American SuperBike point standings with three podium finishes - Auto Club and Road Atlanta (2). Raced with Jordan Suzuki.

2008 - Finished second in Superstock standings, scoring wins at Miller Motorsports Park and Road Atlanta to anchor five podium showings and eight total top-five finishes. Led the most race laps in each victory, as well as at Virginia, and won the pole at Road America. Also placed 10th in the final AMA Pro American Superbike standings with a solid record of 14 top-10 finishes, highlighted by a season-best finish of sixth in Virginia race one. Raced with Michael Jordan Motor Sports Suzuki.

2007 - Raced in AMA Pro SuperSport, earning a podium finish at Miller Motorsports Park. Raced in Superstock, earning four podium finishes and finishing fourth in the final standings for the second consecutive year. Raced with Team M4 Emgo Suzuki.

2006 - May raced in AMA Pro SuperSport, earning five podium finishes and ending the season as runner-up for the series title. Raced in Superstock, earning podium finishes at Miller Motorsports Park and the October Mid-Ohio races to place fourth in the championship. Entered the Daytona 200 round of the Formula Xtreme Series, finishing seventh. Raced with Team M4 Emgo Suzuki.

2005 - May raced in Superstock, earning podium finishes at Road America and Road Atlanta. Raced in AMA Pro SuperSport, earning a top-five finish at Laguna Seca. Entered select AMA Pro American Superbike races with a best result of eighth at Daytona. Raced with Team M4 Emgo Suzuki.

2004 - Raced in the AMA Pro American Superbike with a best result of fifth at California and fifth in the final standings. Raced in Superstock with a best result of 10th at California. Raced with Team Prieto Suzuki.

2003 - Earned five top-10 AMA Pro American Superbike finishes with best results of eighth at Mid-Ohio and Virginia. Named AMA Pro American Superbike Rookie of the Year. Raced with Team Embry Suzuki for most of the season but finished the season as a self-sponsored rider.

Early Career - Made his first career AMA Pro American Superbike start in 2002. Earned championships in WERA, CCS and Formula USA before turning Pro in 2000.

02-26-2011, 11:55 AM
great idea for a thread native [up]

02-26-2011, 09:54 PM

03-11-2011, 11:19 PM
Some Daytona 2011 pics

Here is the side grip Geoff talked about in the video
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/188319_10150117436759522_194269544521_6133032_7437 425_n.jpg

These are of Pat Mooney's bike
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/188363_10150117430959522_194269544521_6132963_6489 433_n.jpg

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/189201_10150117432364522_194269544521_6132986_3572 827_n.jpg

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/190325_10150117432474522_194269544521_6132987_5604 020_n.jpg

03-11-2011, 11:45 PM
IDK about the 1190. Was talking to Erik via facebook, mentioned I was looking forward to seeing the 1190 at Miller end of May. He didn't sound like it would for sure make it. His words, "it would be tight to make it to Miller" :(

03-12-2011, 07:17 PM
Erik Buell Racing:
Better today. Geoff wound up 12th. A solid finish, and so with 20th yesterday we got out of Daytona with some points. Geoff rode really well. He was 15MPH down on the leaders! He deserves the 1190.
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and as of today now Erik Buell Racing team & Geoff May has 9 points , today with a best lap time of 1:40.569 !

AMA Pro Racing.com ----> standings (http://www.amaproracing.com/rr/events/standings.cfm?class=sb)

03-12-2011, 08:56 PM
I want him to get in the top 10. 12th is good but we need more!

03-12-2011, 09:45 PM
Exciting Race!

04-10-2011, 11:09 PM
ok I figured I would put this video here too,
Because of the Info on the race bikes and also Erik Buell's & Geoff May's insight on the race bike and how it handles and the engineers info on the great new Inovations of the new EBR race bikes.

for discussion on the other aspects of the video please see this thread. Erik-Buell-Racing-Show-in-Chicago (http://www.buellxb.com/Buell-XB-Forum/Buell-Firebolt-XB12-XB9/Erik-Buell-Racing-Show-in-Chicago)


04-11-2011, 02:25 AM
Incredible video!!

04-11-2011, 07:59 AM
So when can I order one from a Sears catalog?

04-11-2011, 08:30 AM
So when can I order one from a Sears catalog?

More importantly, will it come with a Lifetime replacement warantee. :D

04-19-2011, 11:59 PM
AMA National Guard SuperBike; Infineon Preview (http://www.amaproracing.com/rr/news/index.cfm?cid=42399)

Another team to keep an eye on at Infineon will be Amsoil EBR. A best-finish of twelfth fell far short of what it takes to make Erik Buell Racing pilot Geoff May happy, and having spent the down-time hard at work, the team will be ready to show at Round 2.

AMA Pro Race Teams Featured in Craftsman Motorcycle Mini-Series (http://www.amaproracing.com/rr/news/index.cfm?cid=42195)



05-16-2011, 06:24 PM
Erik Buell: via facebook,

Geoff and the team pulled off an 8th place yesterday with the old 1125RR. Running very lean - no engineering support at the track because everyone's at the facility building 1190RS bikes. We are very proud of the guys! When they get the 1190, they'll do better. Don't expect the 1190 to be immediately at the front, because the competition is tough, and we have to learn how to set up the new bike.

Erik Buell Racing
Hard work in Sunday's race. Geoff spun the tire on the rim on the restart, which threw it out of balance. That made the bike bounce around and hurt traction out of the corners. So he had quite an exhausting ride! We need to make sure Dunlop mounts the tires dry, no lubricant, because the bike has a lot of torque and a lot of grip. He did well to finish 12th!

By: Erik Buell Racing

This past weekend (May 14-15) the AMSOIL EBR Racing team competed at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California for race 2 of the AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Series. Geoff May and the AMSOIL EBR Racing team performed exceptionally well, placing 8th in Saturday’s event and 12th on Sunday’s.

see the rest of the EBR Infineon Race Report


05-23-2011, 06:38 PM
more news from EBR...

Erik Buell Racing
Unfortunately we will not be bringing the EBR 1190RS bikes to Miller. Too little time to get them ready, tested, and hauled out there. So the team will run the Buell 1125RR's. Our focus has been 99.9% on 1190RS street bike production and we simply weren't able to do both. Maybe Road America, but not likely, as it is only one week later. We should be good for Barber, definitely for Mid-Ohio.

05-23-2011, 06:46 PM
I know a dealer that's getting one of the 1190's if anyone has 45k laying around. :D

Don't quote me on the price though, lol

05-23-2011, 07:02 PM
What dealer?? Just wondering what kinds of dealers will be selling them?

05-23-2011, 07:04 PM
What dealer?? Just wondering what kinds of dealers will be selling them?


05-23-2011, 07:42 PM
Erik Buell Racing
Hard work in Sunday's race. Geoff spun the tire on the rim on the restart, which threw it out of balance. That made the bike bounce around and hurt traction out of the corners. So he had quite an exhausting ride! We need to make sure Dunlop mounts the tires dry, no lubricant, because the bike has a lot of torque and a lot of grip. He did well to finish 12th
so did they say what the problem was on saturday 5/14 because that bike was loose as hell
not sure where you got your info on the 8th place finish but here was the standings from saturday
West Coast Moto Jam
Infineon Raceway
May 14
Provisional Race Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Benny Solis (Hon CBR600RR), 18 laps
2. Tomas Puerta (Yam YZF-R6), -8.825 seconds*
3. David Gaviria (Yam YZF-R6), -24.196
4. Corey Alexander (Suz GSX-R600), -24.486
5. Travis Ohge (Yam YZF-R6), -52.206
6. Wyatt Farris (Yam YZF-R6), -56.672
7. Greg McCullough (Yam YZF-R6), -57.353
8. Dustin Dominguez (Duc 848), -60.342
9. Sabastiao Ferreira (Yam YZF-R6), -68.683
10. Jason Lauritzen (Yam YZF-R6), -70.768
11. Jett Chandler (Yam YZF-R6), -70.985
12. Rocco Horvath (Kaw ZX-6R), -76.332
13. Nadr Riad (Yam YZF-R6), -76.381
14. Roi Holster (Yam YZF-R6), -84.202
15. Brandon Cleland (Yam YZF-R6), -90.059
16. Nicholas Hayman (Duc 848), -97.660, crash
17. Kelly Barnett (Yam YZF-R6), -1 lap
18. Bruce Bleecker (Yam YZF-R6), -1 lap, 30.400 seconds
19. Shelina Moreda (Yam YZF-R6), -1 lap, 40.876
20. Garrett Kunkel (Buell 1125R), -1 lap, 60.436
21. Howard Crow (Duc 848), -1 lap, 78.128
22. Sam Nash (Yam YZF-R6), -8 laps, DNF
23. Richard Cotton (Kaw ZX-6R), -9 laps, DNF
24. Jose Flores (Duc 848), -11 laps, DNF
25. Cristian Olguin (Kaw ZX-6R), -12 laps, DNF
26. Luke Luciano (Yam YZF-R6), -12 laps, 44.390 seconds, DNF

* time includes five-second penalty for jump start

05-24-2011, 04:47 AM
those are super sport Geoff is in super bike

05-24-2011, 05:11 AM
I can't let all the details out yet but Erik picked him for his love of Buells, passion for riding and engineering. As soon as I find out, it's a done deal, I will get and give all the details.

05-30-2011, 07:33 PM
Erik Buell Racing
Geoff did a great job of hanging in there to get points at Miller today, with a 7th place. The team got the bike as well set up as possible, but the 1125 is hugely down on speed to the current top bikes.

for the complete race report
from AMA -----> http://amaproracing.com/rr/news/index.cfm?cid=43168

For coverage of today’s Round 3 National Guard SuperBike race, tune in to SPEED TV tonight at 8 p.m. PST. As the series heads for next weekend’s Round 4 at Elkhart Lake’s Road America, June 3-5, Hayes leads the overall AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Championship by five points over Young, 134 to 129. Tommy Hayden sits third with 122.
and Geoff May on the #99 AMSOIL EBR Racing Team's Buell 1125R sits 11th in the 2011 RIDER POINT STANDINGS with 45 points!


1 Josh Hayes Gulfport, MS 1 134
2 Blake Young Waunakee, WI 3 129
3 Tommy Hayden Owensboro, KY 1 122
4 Martin Cardenas Medellin, Colombia 0 67
5 Ben Bostrom Malibu, CA 0 64
6 Larry Pegram Hebron, OH 0 64
7 Chris Clark Las Vegas, NV 0 60
8 Roger Hayden Owensboro, KY 0 57
9 Steve Rapp Hawthorne, CA 0 49
10 Jeremy Toye San Diego, CA 0 47
11 Geoff May Gainesville, GA 0 45
12 Chris Peris Calgary, Alberta,Canada, 0 39
13 David Anthony Murrieta, CA 0 39
14 Chris Ulrich Lake Elsinore, CA 0 33
15 Chris Siebenhaar Fremont, CA 0 23
16 JD Beach Philpot, KY 0 18
17 Tony Kasper Becker, MN 0 17
18 Chris Trounson Mooroolbark, Vic.Australia 0 16
19 Shane Narbonne Tyngsboro, MA 0 16
20 Trent Gibson Spotswood, Australia 0 15

lap times http://results.amaproracing.com/xml/rr/events/R1115/sbf1rid.pdf

manufacturer points

official results http://results.amaproracing.com/xml/rr/events/R1115/sbf1press.pdf

rider points http://results.amaproracing.com/xml/rr/events/R1115/sbf1points.pdf

06-08-2011, 10:17 PM
Erik Buell Racing
Whew, so much to do it's hard to get updates done. Our apologies. In any case, Geoff put in a couple really great rides this weekend. The old 1125 is so far down on speed it's ridiculous at a track like Road America. 18mph down on Tommy Hayden! But Geoff rode the wheels off it, and split the two Kawasakis on Saturday for a tenth.

Erik Buell Racing
On Sunday we tried a few changes that didn't work, and a gearing change wound up putting the bike at the rev limiter repeatedly. Almost made it anyway, and ran right behind the Kawasaki, but broke on the last lap. Our first DNF and hopefully the last. But wound up with some points anyhow, and are in tenth in the championship.


06-10-2011, 09:46 PM
the new EBR website has a new page for the EBR Race Team. link to it below.. check it out ...


Barber SuperBike Classic
Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, AL
June 17-19, 2011

06-10-2011, 10:11 PM
Does anyone know for sure when May will be riding the 1190? Can't wait for those first time reactions...

07-12-2011, 01:44 PM
Just found this thread. Keep the news coming.

07-13-2011, 06:48 PM
sorry I have been extremely busy(work & family) and unable to keep this thread updated regularly here lately..

here's your update.

amaproracing.com --> standings (http://www.amaproracing.com/rr/events/standings.cfm?class=sb)

Geoff May (http://www.amaproracing.com/rr/riders/rider.cfm?did=3258) is currently in 10th Position with 103 points. the last races on June 18, 2011 results... 13th place for EBR, and on June 19, 2011 Goeff May & Amsoil EBR Racing came in 7th place with a
best lap of 1:28.103 !!

and the next race is Round 7 July 22 - 24
the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix
at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, CA .

07-13-2011, 08:18 PM
EBR finished 11th and 10th this past sat/sun 7/9 and 7/10.

07-13-2011, 08:41 PM
I was kind of expecting a bigger improvement over the 1125. Maybe just working the kinks out?

07-14-2011, 09:35 AM
They've had to strap on extra weight to meet requirements and it's really affected handling is another part of it.

07-17-2011, 10:01 PM

the EBR 1190RS making its debut race last weekend
July 9th & 10th 2011.


Erik Buell Racing:
‎11th and 10th first time out. Bike was very solid and reliable, but we waaay underestimated the difficulty of set up with the extra 25 lbs of weight strapped on. Today with all that weight and some chassis changes we made trying to compensate for it (which included running a soft rear tire), we destroyed the tire mid race, and Geoff had to slow way down. We'll try to get some more testing before Laguna.

and if you haven't seen this small video check it out.
The new EBR 1190RS warming up prior to its first AMA practice !.

07-26-2011, 11:32 PM
thought I would add a link or two , for now....


AMSOIL will also partner with EBR from a production level in 2011. AMSOIL will be the factory filled and recommended in all new EBR motorcycles that leave the company's East Troy, Wis. facility.
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EBR NewsLetter
http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=juz88veab&v=001hgLWFIFcpZ1laId5-USTeF7nR4gB4S2Kmo-swcn2OmUwG9sAgc5DE9uS9BJ1RfCfRKJovkyiNewnR7HYTFqJg BLhLPs-dntxJ8qoIuZP_j4%3D


EBR Official YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/EBROfficial#p/u)




I have a new batch of shirts that will be at Laguna. They will be up on gmr99.com after the race weekend. The new shirt features an action shot of the debut of the 1190rs at Mid Ohio, with the same numbers as I run on the bike, on the back of the shirt.

07-26-2011, 11:57 PM
EBR & Geoff May came in 10th in the race at Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix
SuperBike Race (23 laps) - American Superbike
July 24, 2011
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Monterey, CA

adding 11 points for the season for a total now of 114 points to put him tenth postion for the standings .[up][up]

next race is
Round 8
Red Bull Indianapolis GP
Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN
August 27 - 28


07-27-2011, 09:29 AM
At MotoGP I spoke to erik for a while as well as the team (pulled out all the different weights they have had to use and showed where the current weight is sitting)

Erik says they still have a race cam that they haven't run yet. Will give about 900 rpms more.

Not sure why they haven't maxed out that engine yet.

Sure, it's good to say, "look, we ran the bike showroom stock other than exhaust and ECU and came in 10th consistantly"

But, I think being a front runner would give more attention to the team.

Also, from going to many of the races this year, Geoff could out ride me blindfolded and sitting backwards... But, I'm starting to question some of his racing lines.

The "fast" guys are taking different lines than him. The 1125rr and the 1090 can go waay deeper and tighter into the corners than other bikes, but hugging the curb isn't necisarily the fastest way around the track.

I want this team to podium so badly. It hurts to watch them struggle.

To be fair, they really dont have any money. The front running Yamaha's are $100k bikes with MASSIVE factory support.

The 1190 is a bike that cost probably 20k to build. So it's doing well in that respect.

I noticed that they CANT datalog engine info after Geoff makes a run. Which is really a necessity racing these days. Also, their fuel maps are the same ones we see using ECMSPY.

Others on here have knocked the tuning WE get when buy an EBR computer for our bikes. How the tune isn't particularly good. The same young guy is there at the bigger races trying to adjust the maps.

Things I think they NEED in order to be a consistant front runner.

Install those race cams finally.
Find a little more compression (if they can afford a new piston design)

LOTS of dyno time with said cams and higher compression to find what the limits of the engine are.

-possibly someone better with fuel/timing maps

***the 72 degree V might be too tight of an angle to get good head flow from having too many tight bends in the intake manifold***

07-27-2011, 09:59 AM
Yea, small team with small budget versus big teams with big budgets and a lot of factory support. So much more R&D from the big guys, testing on and off the track. I hope EBR can do better since I'm sure the bike is top notch.

07-27-2011, 10:39 AM
Nobody gets a podium out of the gate, I don't care what kind of factory support you've got.
There are so many things that come into play every week, and without any notes on what the bike did last time at said track they are starting from scratch.

You try this suspension setup or that tweak, one thing at a time and see what happens, better or worse?
Let alone possible tire supply issues, and they can't just run down to the nearest tire shop and get a new one.
Pros get what they are given from the "approved" tire suppler at the track.
Let alone again, weather... temp, humidity, what was the weather like the past day, is the track clean or rubbered up, who ran yesterday

If all your looking for is podium finishes I'd suggest not watching for a yr or 2.
Keep in mind this is the 3rd yr that the 1125 has been raced, so even that is just baby steps in a racing career.

07-27-2011, 10:47 AM
Are the races televised on Speed today/tonight?

07-27-2011, 10:57 AM
They are doing great for a bike w/ zero history behind it.

-Geoff needs to not keep going back to georgia between races and stay in wisconsin with them to get more track time.

But, there are some "simple" things they need to work on to be better that would make a huge change and quickly.

When you are getting WALKED on by a duc 999 down the straights, you have one problem, and thats a lack of HP.

07-27-2011, 11:07 AM
I usually catch the races on replays on speed around midnight or slightly after on the day of the race. So Sundays Race is usually replayed Sunday into Monday on the east coast(NYC).

I hear the points about the refining process and gradually getting better. I think in a way we're all kind of impatient... feeling like we've waited forever for Erik to scratch his way to the top and flip those HD b@stards the finger. At the same time I can't say I wasn't a little jealous when KTM got 7th... with a twin.... and a bike that's retailing for 25,000 less...

07-31-2011, 12:14 AM

EBR Nation Part 2 ("Fingertips") Part 2 of a candid behind the scenes look at the making of the new 1190RS American Superbike!

08-10-2011, 09:10 PM

08-26-2011, 10:22 PM
Erik Buell Racing
Geoff's number one AMSOIL #99 bike is together and looking great. And sounds so good on the dyno! Need to make a video, but didn't. Darn, too busy! So come out to New Jersey AMA races, or watch on Speed. Tell your friends! It's going to be an incredible race weekend. Freshly hurricane-scrubbed track, cool air, and championships to be decided...

EBR Fan Page
AMA Pro National Guard Super Bike, Super Bike Races - September 2 - 4, 2011 - New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, NJ - 99 Geoff May riding the EBR 1190RS - Sponsors: EBR, AMSOIL, Rat Pak Records, Arai, Dainese, Sidi - Hope to see you all there!


08-31-2011, 07:57 PM

09-03-2011, 12:23 AM
not about EBR Racing Team , but this still good News about another team racing an EBR 1190RS racing at AMA SuperBike !!

Erik Buell Racing
Official press release out, and another EBR 1190RS will be running in the final New Jersey AMA Superbike rounds this weekend!
Knapp Will Ride Ridersdiscount.com EBR 1190RS In AMA Pro Superbike Class At NJMP


09-03-2011, 01:06 AM
Good find! One more step to Buell coming back.

09-04-2011, 07:01 PM
well it looks like the
SuperBike Race 1 (23 Laps) - American Superbike
September 3, 2011 New Jersey Motorsports Park

the #99 Amsoil EBR Racing Team & Geoff May came in 11th place in the first race with a best lap of 1:22.231 on the EBR 1190RS.[up]:)[up]

and the #44 Taylor Knapp Racing riding another Erik Buell Racing 1190RS with Taylor Knapp riding it came 12th place on race #1. with best lap of 1:22.997[up]:)[up]


then the final

AMA Pro Road Racing Championship Weekend
SuperBike Race 2 (23 Laps) - American Superbike
September 4, 2011 New Jersey Motorsports Park
Millville, NJ

results for the second race for the
#99 Amsoil EBR Racing Team & Geoff May on the EBR 1190RS came in 6th place with a best lap of 1:22.382 .[up]:)[up]

and then for the second race the #44 Taylor Knapp Racing riding another EBR 1190RS with Taylor Knapp riding came in 7th place with a best lap of 1:22.389 .[up]:)[up]




10-02-2011, 04:17 AM
Good find! One more step to Buell coming back.

The bike is simply great, but they also need to make some money to keep this whole operation going. Maybe they should start considering mass production again of bikes priced under $15k, and hire some profesionals to sort out electronics (don't like them when riding, but can win races these days) and an Italian to sort out styling :D (I know I'm being a heretic, and I absolutely LOVE the styling of my XB, but that can be a strong selling point).

11-02-2011, 11:41 AM
The bike is simply great, but they also need to make some money to keep this whole operation going. Maybe they should start considering mass production again of bikes priced under $15k, and hire some profesionals to sort out electronics (don't like them when riding, but can win races these days) and an Italian to sort out styling (I know I'm being a heretic, and I absolutely LOVE the styling of my XB, but that can be a strong selling point).

They are producing 100 of their 2012 1190's. They are $40,000, but they say they will in the future release more models that are at a lower price range. Sort of a great idea, build an awesome bike, then work backwards to mass production...the bike you get for $40,000 is damn near the same bike they are racing...

I read somewhere EBR has 6 (yes I said six) people on their payroll....is that true? If so, that is just amazing how well they are doing...

11-02-2011, 11:49 AM
I read somewhere EBR has 6 (yes I said six) people on their payroll....is that true? If so, that is just amazing how well they are doing...

No. Maybe six only on the race team. He has numerous office people, builders and designers, etc.

Watch the video (http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=%2F&gl=US#/watch?v=14CbyKe-eNA). Defenitly more than six.

11-02-2011, 12:57 PM
Ok, I can't remember where I read that, but it said Buell had about 200 employees, and EBR has 6. Wish I could remember where I saw it...

01-11-2012, 08:08 PM
AMA Pro Road Racing.....

The rumors are true. Danny Eslick will ride the Erik Buell Racing 1190RS in AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike in 2012 with GEOFF MAY! We'll have more details soon.

more here;
DANNY & GEOFF riding for EBR in 2012 (http://roadracingworld.com/news/article/?article=47020#.Tw4t4ryZ2XQ.facebook)

01-11-2012, 09:35 PM
thats bad ass eslick is an awesome rider ,thats awesome news

01-12-2012, 12:49 AM
I will be at the Daytona 200 in March cheering on BUELL! I was at the '09 Daytona and will never forget the sound of the lone Buell as it went by on the big banked turns...I was standing on the infield side and it was almost like looking down at the bike from above.

01-12-2012, 02:44 AM
OH YEAH! what a team! that's so frickin' cool.. GO EBR!

01-12-2012, 05:37 AM
Great news.

01-12-2012, 05:40 AM
Not me LOL...YOU go tell him to remove his swingarm warning sticker! http://www.buellxb.com/buell_images/5956_20120111072409_L.jpg

01-12-2012, 07:48 AM
Welcome back Danny!
And can't wait to see who the new sponsor is!

01-12-2012, 10:43 AM
Love watching that dude race [up]

01-19-2012, 07:55 PM
AMA Pro Road Racing;

Be sure to read up on GEOFF MAY, as he's in the AMA Pro Rider Spotlight this week! Geoff tells us about his time with Erik Buell Racing and how he's excited to race the EBR 1190RS in AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike this coming season!

AMA News; Rider Spotlight: Geoff May (http://amaproracing.com/rr/news/index.cfm?cid=51755)

02-15-2012, 10:26 AM
Some pics from the CCS Race in Homestead Fl (HMS) Geoff showed up with crew and ended up setting a new track record.
roadracingworld.com (http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/article/?article=46811)
The photographer is Javier L-Rosende. Here is his smugface (http://javierlrosende.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/CCS-Racing-ImagesHomestead/20877415_VMCf5D#!i=1657721215&k=TVWdxFq) site with some other great shots.


02-15-2012, 10:29 PM
Looking forward to seeing both Geoff May and Danny Eslick on the 1190RS' at Daytona 200 next month!!! GO BUELL!!!!

03-15-2012, 09:55 PM
thought i would throw out some links to AMA & some news, EBR AMSOIL & EBR AMSOIL HERO for EBR & Goeff May & Danny Eslick , since tommorrow is the start of the season AMA Superbike races .











qualifying results for the race tomorrow

go EBR

03-15-2012, 11:06 PM

03-15-2012, 11:23 PM
205 in the trap for May!!! Damn. LETS GO EBR!!!!!!! Thanks for the links native[up]

03-16-2012, 07:40 AM
Good luck to our favourite team! [up]

03-16-2012, 08:00 AM
Cant wait, going to the races tomorrow.

03-16-2012, 10:00 AM
i really hope they held something back in qualifying. the times weren't so good. Back in 9th and 12th again :(

03-16-2012, 10:48 AM
Cant wait!

edit can anyone tell me what time/day this will be on and what channel?

Blue xb12
03-16-2012, 12:08 PM
Loki looks like 1:30 on Speed Channel

03-16-2012, 01:08 PM
on saturday

03-17-2012, 02:01 AM
I'm showing the "pre-race"-type show, AMA Pro Racer, is on from 1:30 - 2:30 PM EST, and the Daytona 200 race itself is on from 2:30 - 5:00 PM EST on the SPEED Channel.

Blue xb12
03-17-2012, 05:24 AM
On Saturday

03-17-2012, 05:59 PM
Pic I took at race today.


uly luigi
03-18-2012, 08:29 AM
Congratulations Geoff and team Amsoil for a very respectable 6th place finish in race one, remember consistency is what wins championships, Go USA

04-03-2012, 12:23 PM

EBR Nation "Reckoning Day" Part 5 in the continuing documentary series on American motorcycle icon Erik Buell and his motorcycle company. Featuring the music of legendary guitarist George Lynch from his new release "Legacy".

Presented by: Rat Pak Records
Produced by: On The Throttle Productions
Executive Producer: Jim Dorman
Director/Cinematographer: Chris Matye

Geoff May
Danny Eslick
Erik Buell
EBR Pit Crew

Song: "Invoid" by legendary guitarist George Lynch from the 2012 release "Legacy".


04-03-2012, 12:51 PM
I have to say, i think danny is a hick who shouldnt be blessed with being endorsed by EBR. They def should find a better rider. Geoff though, is a great guy from what i can tell and is a really good rider who has potential.

04-03-2012, 03:05 PM
I have been kind of torn in opinions on danny. I am a fan of his balls out riding style but something about him just kind of doesn't make me a fan. Geoff seems very proffessional. I met him years ago at vir he was cool. But either way I'm cheering for them!

04-05-2012, 03:25 PM
Project1 atlanta shutdown again after winning the 200 and rumors have them going to ebr. I dont know what the think of it, seems like high hopes but that would be sick. Failure for these guys is second, they seriously make winning look easy on a wide variety of bikes.

04-21-2012, 08:31 AM
Dont forget team AMSOIL EBR is racing today at 3:15pm AMA superbike.
You can keep track of all the races in live time on the website below and AMA has a great app with live timing of all the races for your IPhone (I think they have app for android too!).
AMA Road Racing Pro ($0.99). & lite for free with less features.

Go EBR !


App for Pro

App for lite

04-21-2012, 12:27 PM
Some pics from March 20/21 AMA Testing in Homestead.

04-21-2012, 06:40 PM
May just got a 5th at road atlanta!

04-21-2012, 07:58 PM
Congrats Geoff May ! [up]

04-21-2012, 08:00 PM
You gotta admit that fight that Hayes and Young had was pretty damn cool. AMA may just come around.

04-22-2012, 09:28 AM
Ya, the racing is great they just need to work on tv coverage, then they could rope in more sponsors. Project1 atlanta's techs talked to ebr also and from the looks of the results may have started working with them. Would be awsome, I am hoping may keeps regularly appearing at the top 5.

04-22-2012, 10:37 PM
EBR got some half-decent exposure for today's race coverage on Speed TV tonight. They interviewed May before the race today, and the commentator talked about EBR on a number of occations.

Geoff May - 10th in points - we'll take it![up]

04-23-2012, 02:10 AM
Ya 10th is not bad! Considering this is the first year of this bike, last year was a stock road version basically. There is still a lot of speed to be found![up]

05-04-2012, 09:21 PM
:D wooooooooooooooooooo for today! ;)

05-05-2012, 11:13 PM
Awesome eslick 3rd , may 5th ,race 1. Awesome eslick almost got 2nd great race for ebr

05-06-2012, 10:48 AM
So awsome! Cuz of work I could only see the first half[mad] but eslick got his ussual balls out keep it pinned and pray style back and looked really comfortable. So hopefully race 2 could be better even better:D

05-06-2012, 03:10 PM



05-06-2012, 03:29 PM

05-06-2012, 04:07 PM
[up][up]:D yes!!! Podium is now checked, wins will come.

05-06-2012, 04:17 PM

05-06-2012, 05:40 PM
Second race has may 3rd & eslick 6. Consistant podiums[up][up][up] lets hope this trend carries! Side not I have been a fan of ben bostrom for years now and it is great seeing him in fourth after a rough start to the year.

05-07-2012, 07:47 AM
Great job [up][up][up]

05-07-2012, 08:01 AM

it's a bought time!

05-07-2012, 04:23 PM
2012 AMA Superbike Points Standings

1 Blake Young 166
2 Josh Hayes 162
3 Roger Hayden 114
4 Josh Herrin 84
5 Larry Pegram 82
6 Geoff May 77
7 Steve Rapp 73
8 Danny Eslick 71
9 Chris Fillmore 66
10 Chris Clark 66

05-08-2012, 03:50 PM
There aren't any manufacturer standings for this series, right?

05-08-2012, 08:56 PM
So is the 1190 racing against liter bikes finally? Or are they still putting it against the 600 class?

05-08-2012, 09:00 PM
The 1125 never raced against the 600s, that was the XBRR (1200).

05-09-2012, 09:00 AM
So is the 1190 racing against liter bikes finally? Or are they still putting it against the 600 class?

It's AMA Superbike. Superbike means 1 liter 4 cylinders, or 1.2 liter twins.

05-09-2012, 09:26 AM
The 1125 never raced against the 600s, that was the XBRR (1200).


Probably one of the most annoying "comments" made toward buells is the, "they had to race in the 600 class" comment.

I'm super excited for the Miller race (as it also is a WSBK race). The track is much faster than Infineon though, so keeping up momentum out of the corners is going to be key.

05-09-2012, 09:31 AM
Actually, Buell raced a 1125R on the 2009 AMA Daytona SportBike Championship against 600cc Inline4 bikes, like the R6, GSXR600 etc.
It made about the same amount of hp, more torque etc. People like European magazine test riders (neutral) that rode both, said that the Buell had an X amount of advantages over the I4s, but also X amount of disadvantages, thus making it a fair to race side by side in their opinion.

Buell also released a race-specific 1125RR version (notice the second R) in 2009, to compete in the AMA Superbike series, against the likes of GSXR1000, R1 etc.

05-09-2012, 01:39 PM
True, they did race in the daytona class with an additional weight penalty added on. Kind of like the 1190 last season until AMA modernized their rules for thos season.

05-10-2012, 09:30 AM
They also raced an 1125 at a couple other events (Mid Ohio being one) against 600's. I wasn't aware the RR was made for superbike.
This is good to hear. It frustrated me watching buell race in the 600 class and all the 600 fans whinning about it saying they couldn't compete elsewhere.

05-10-2012, 11:08 AM
Last week ends race finish. Danny Eslick put on quite a show at the end :)


05-10-2012, 01:18 PM
Onelogue thanks for the post, I missed it thanks to work. And on the conversation about the 1125r danny eslick raced it to the dsb championship win in 2010. Same year there was also a team running an aprillia rsv4 im the same class. That year an rsv4 won the wsbk championship. It was one of the first years of the dmg managed ama and their new classes so some kinks to work out. First race may did in superbike he was on a bike identical to danny's and got 8th I believe. That gave danny's championship a bit of a black eye but a repeate on a gsxr cleared that up. But luckily thats in the past we got a badass bike not fully developed getting podiums with both riders and the addition of some of project one atlantas mechanics means that development will go faster.

05-10-2012, 03:59 PM
Thanks for the video!

05-10-2012, 05:56 PM
That was exhilarating to watch! I need to watch SB races more often!

05-11-2012, 07:17 AM
...and the addition of some of project one atlantas mechanics means that development will go faster.

So, that's confirmed then?

05-11-2012, 01:14 PM
Ya, I read it on one of the quick weekend wrap ups on roadracingworld. It barely got a paragraph. Kinda sucks because I really like that team but I won't complain if they are with ebr![up]

05-26-2012, 10:41 PM
AMA PRO youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/AMAProVids?feature=watch)

and in case you haven't seen this , here!


from AMAProRacing.com
The rest of the top ten is a tightly-contested group of seven riders, and six manufacturers, separated by just 18 points. Leading that pack is Hayes’ AMA Pro SuperBike freshman teammate Josh Herrin (Monster Energy Graves Yamaha) with 84 markers, followed by Larry Pegram (Foremost Insurance Pegram BMW), Geoff May (Team Amsoil/Hero EBR), Steve Rapp (Attack Performance Kawasaki), Danny Eslick (Hero Moto Corp. EBR), Chris Fillmore (Team HMC KTM) and Chris Clark (Yoshimura Racing Suzuki).


and forget about Shawn Higbee (http://www.higbee-racing.com/index.htm) riding the other EBR 1190RS in the AMA Superbike races.

goodluck to all the EBR riders/racers !

05-28-2012, 01:21 PM
BigM Weekend
SuperBike Qualifying 2 - SuperBike
May 27, 2012
Miller Motorsports Park


BigM Weekend

May 28, 2012

SuperBike Warm-Up 2 - SuperBike

Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, UT
1.#54 Roger Hayden National Guard Jordan Suzuki
2.#99 Geoff May Team Amsoil/Hero

05-28-2012, 02:11 PM

Big M Weekend

Miller Motorsports Park
Tooele, UT
May 26 - 28, 2012
AMA SuperBike Results..


05-28-2012, 03:57 PM
I just watched the race, ebr's are bad ass concidering no electronics and they are soo strong at the end.

05-29-2012, 09:38 AM
That was a fun race. The little battle between May and Bostrom was nice and the ending between Herrin and Young was intense! They made contact, Herrin lost ground, and still came back to pass for the 2nd place finish. Great last few laps in that race

Too bad Eslick got such a bad start :/

06-23-2012, 08:48 PM
2012 AMA SuperBike Friday Barber:
1. Josh Hayes (Yamaha) 1:25.696
2. Geoff May (EBR) 1:26.061
3. Ben Bostrom (Suzuki) 1:26.153

from http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/836/13517/Motorcycle-Article/AMA-Pro-Racing-Barber-Friday-2012.aspx

Race 1 results:
May 4th, Eslick 7th


06-25-2012, 05:52 PM
Race 2 results:
May 4th, Eslick out

May is 4th on the points [up]

06-25-2012, 07:43 PM
4th in points and all on a bike with no traction control!

06-25-2012, 11:47 PM
Actually on this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE4l76h2DTM they say that they'd like TCS for next year, because it'll make their life easier 'cause they'll have to work less, even though it'll probably not make them faster.
Great results though, and no TCS means that both rider and bike get extra compliments for tallent and setup respectively, and for hard work as well.

06-27-2012, 04:19 PM
Here's a nice little pic from Barber.


06-27-2012, 05:17 PM
So apparently page 12 in the August RW has a short article on EBR's interest in WSB, the 1190RX, and plans for 2013...

That would be awesome.

06-27-2012, 05:52 PM

06-27-2012, 06:03 PM
That pic is what most dream of and only a few can truly experience[up]

06-27-2012, 06:56 PM
So apparently page 12 in the August RW has a short article on EBR's interest in WSB, the 1190RX, and plans for 2013...

If you have a scanner, it would be great if you could please scan it and post it :-)

06-27-2012, 08:32 PM
Nope .. heard it from a buddy. Sorry

06-29-2012, 02:37 AM
Thought I'd share some Road America Pics. Sorry too many distractions and my digital camera sucks at taking pictures when the objects are moving @ 180mph!

The bike will cost you $50K, the umbrella girl I can't say for sure but $50K would help, of that I'm sure.....;)http://www.buellxb.com/buell_images/5764_20120628200230_L.jpghttp://www.buellxb.com/buell_images/5764_20120628202147_L.jpghttp://www.buellxb.com/buell_images/5764_20120628202009_L.jpghttp://www.buellxb.com/buell_images/5764_20120628202324_L.jpghttp://www.buellxb.com/buell_images/5764_20120628202443_L.jpghttp://www.buellxb.com/buell_images/5764_20120628202553_L.jpghttp://www.buellxb.com/buell_images/5764_20120628202713_L.jpghttp://www.buellxb.com/buell_images/5764_20120628202946_L.jpghttp://www.buellxb.com/buell_images/5764_20120628202827_L.jpg

07-26-2012, 11:32 AM
Just read this about Geoff May:


08-12-2012, 10:43 PM
I haven't seen anyone post this, so here it is:

Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix
SuperBike Race 1 (23 Laps) - SuperBike
July 29, 2012
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Monterey, CA

4 69 Danny Eslick Team Hero EBR 1190RS 9.497 0.389 1:25.446

6 99 Geoff May Team Amsoil/Hero EBR 1190RS 14.968 5.048 1:25.493

2012 AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike
Rider Standings

5 Geoff May 205
7 Danny Eslick 165

Here's a couple nice articles about the riders and their team and setup, and about the EBR 1190RS:



08-12-2012, 10:53 PM
The Hero crew and Erik Buell are super humble. I got a chance to meet Erik and Danny at the moto gp laguna seca.If any of you get a chance to go to a race you will have a great time

08-12-2012, 10:54 PM

10-08-2012, 10:06 PM
Great write ups , EBR wIth each race learn more and get faster .EBR will rule the world soon !

DrogeN Omen
10-09-2012, 12:34 AM
some awesome vids and pics...

10-09-2012, 09:08 AM
Danny got another podium this weekend. Officially finished 3rd. But crossed the line in 2nd - he was asessed a 5sec penatly for crossing over a line they had marked on the track at the exit of a corner.

Geoff was in a strong 4th position and had a mechanical. I think he broke his shifter.

10-21-2012, 10:37 AM
Eslick Climbs The Podium in Miami

The 2012 AMA American Superbike series is heading towards completion with just one weekend of racing remaining on the schedule. Entering last weekend, the AMSOIL/HERO/EBR team of Geoff May and Danny Eslick had notched a combined two podiums, but also a dozen top ten finishes on the year. With two races scheduled at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the Team AMSOIL duo picked up the pace of their EBR 1190RS' a notch.

Eslick has had an up-and-down rookie year in American Superbike, but the Oklahoman showed speed and poise in Miami. In a remarkable battle for second with Blake Young, Eslick traded spots countless times with one of the sports best riders. In the end, Eslick's aggressive tactics won out over Young, edging ahead at the checkered flag by 0.089 seconds.

"There was one lap where we probably went back and forth five, six, or seven times," Eslick said of the dogfight. "It was a good race. It was clean, and it was just good, hard racing. Me and Blake have raced each other for a lot of years and raced each other hard. There's no love lost while we were out there; we were definitely going for it out there. It was pretty awesome."

As Eslick and Young battled for second, May climbed back into podium contention. When checkered flag came out, the Georgian finished in fourth, just 0.252 seconds behind Young in fourth.


11-08-2012, 06:52 PM

12-02-2012, 04:10 PM
I'm a little slow so somebody fill me in. Is Danny not riding for EBR this year? No shirts with him at EBR Racewear and no mention of him this weekend at testing at Homestead.
Just curious, thought he was an asset to the team, can't believe he is not back for 2013.

12-02-2012, 04:42 PM
Saw this last week on my way to work. Had to speed heavily to catch it and it made my day!!




12-02-2012, 06:14 PM
Geoff was at the CCS Races here in Miami this weekend. Danny was a no-show but they had Cory West riding one of the other 1190's (they pit crew would not confirm if Cory would be riding for EBR next year but when interviewed, he eluded to the possibility). They both dominated in all their races. Actually had Geoff lap me in one of the races (going into T8 at HMS). Really humbling but cool to see him from behind backing it into the corner.

Tired now but have a pic with him I'll post up later.

12-07-2012, 03:39 AM
Sunday night after races- HMS with Geoff May

Cory West on the EBR at HMS.


12-07-2012, 03:41 AM
and some more news...[confused]
Looks like we are losing Danny..
Perhaps picking up Cory.

02-06-2013, 02:05 PM
Blake Young after being slain by EBR as seen on this video


and being laid off by yoshi suzuki, tried to get a ride on an EBR, but that probably won't happen according to this post:


but according to this, they are already teamates?! Anyone knows?


02-06-2013, 05:58 PM
He is working on the attack kawasaki crt project for motogp and doing things with attack. The current line up at Hero EBR is Aaron Yates and Geoff May.

02-06-2013, 07:50 PM
The current line up at Hero EBR is Aaron Yates and Geoff May.

Yates is a awesome rider, He will bring a lot to the table !!!!! I look forward to seeing more of EBR in the top three this season[up]

02-06-2013, 09:49 PM
I am definitely stoked on Yates being on EBR. Especially after seeing how well he did at indy on the crt machine. He disapeared from ama after his leg injury a few years ago but obviously did not stop racing cuz he is still fast. Hopefully some wins are coming this year!

02-07-2013, 10:18 AM
That's great news!
But they should get some new bikes in the showrooms :p

02-07-2013, 08:02 PM
Jezuz I agree and can not wait for the new bikes to come out. Also I am definitely going to find time to get to one of the races this year, gotta show some support for ama superbike. DMG is definitely not helping to keep this series alive.

09-11-2013, 05:19 PM
It's been a while since we last had an news posted here... anyone can update us?

09-11-2013, 05:58 PM
I went to the EBR site as well and its been silent for a few days. Maybe something good is brewing but this is just speculation.

09-11-2013, 06:01 PM
They are being released at the AIMexpo in Orlando this October.


That is news that is pretty old..

09-11-2013, 06:21 PM

09-11-2013, 06:34 PM
I actually live on lake sinclair same place that Aaron Yates lives, though I have never seen him in person. Hope I didnt mess his name up.

03-16-2015, 03:40 PM
Did anyone see the Daytona 200? Geoff May (no longer with EBR) finished on the podium with a strong 3rd, Danny Eslick took first place again. Maybe its just me, but I really have never liked Danny Eslick.

03-16-2015, 07:32 PM
I watched it. My name is on Geoff's bike as one of the private sponsors.

Geoff would have been in the winner's battle if not for his fuel cap issue coming out of his last pit.

Very exciting race to watch.

Danny, while a very skilled rider, has always seemed cocky.

03-16-2015, 09:31 PM
Nice, it was a shame about the fuel cap, but he did make it which was awesome! I wish EBR had of given him a bike or something as a "going away present".

10-08-2017, 09:43 PM

10-09-2017, 08:45 PM
This sucks.... Why could we not make it work with the dominant machine?

10-09-2017, 11:48 PM
Because most people are ignorant !