This is truly a David and Goliath story with EBR going up against the likes of Ducati, Aprilia, BMW, Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki. etc...all manufacturers with deep pockets and resources. Fortunately for EBR, Hero Motor Corporation has come on board with a major ownership share and financing; I believe this is the boost that EBR needed to move to the next level. Hero is also a major sponsor for EBR Racing and running two bikes in the 2104 World Superbike Series-WSBK should give EBR an even higher profile!
The 1190RX is currently going through major production and from what I have read, models are starting to arrive at locations in their newly established dealer network. The closest dealer to my geographic location is Derry Cycle in New Hampshire; this summer, I might have to make the 7 hour ride to go and see the EBR1190RX.
Over the past few months, the media in the motorcycle community has been given the opportunity to ride (AKA "First Rides") the 1190RX and provide reviews for the consumer market. The "First Ride" review from On Two Wheels - Motor Trend is pretty good.
I will continue to follow EBR and this new journey into the motorcycle world. For those of us who are fans, thank you Erik Buell for continuing to follow your dream. Here's hoping that someday that I will be in a position to upgrade from my Buell 1125R to an EBR1190RX!