|Posted on Monday, November 10, 2014 - 08:17 pm: ||
http://www.autoevolution.com/news/erik-buell-racin g-vp-exclusive-interview-ebr-plans-to-conquer-euro pe-with-lower-prices-88702.html
LOTS of info. A few highlights:
-2015 EBR models were not ready for the show; Hero wanted to focus on their bikes.
-HX250R may be marketed both as EBR and Hero brand models, and there may be street fighter and other derivative models.
-HX250R will be priced substantially lower than competition from Honda, Kawasaki, and Yamaha and will have better warranty.
-No 1290cc models any time soon; 1190 is enough.
-EBR 2015 models- option for a quick shifter in 2015, some engineering changes (clutch effort), otherwise, bold new colors.
-1190AX will not be ready in 2015. He makes some seemingly conflicting statements, as near the top of the article he says the middleweight ~600cc segment is fading, so they have no plans in that area. However, when asked about the 1190AX, he says it won't be ready in 2015 and they don't have an exact date as they are focusing on "middle weights and the low-cc" development. Maybe this was a clever way of dodging the question about the AX as a couple of people here claim that the AX will NOT be an 1190?
|Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 10:26 am: ||
Hmmm they made me wait too long for the RX so I bought an S1K, now I have to wait another year for the AX. That new S1KXR is looking so tempting. If I get on one ill probably buy it.