East Troy, Wis. (January 12, 2010) - Erik Buell Racing has sold its first race bikes, a pair of 1190RR-B European Spec superbikes, to an established privateer team with years of racing experience. The Pegasusraceteam.com team will campaign the new 1190RR-Bs in the European Sound of Thunder Series, along with Buell(r) 1125Rs and XBs in support classes.
"We have had great success with the 1125R and XB12R in the last few years," said Thomas Wanner, Pegasusraceteam principal. "Now we will expand our program by using the new 1190RR-B."
The 1190RR-Bs will be ridden by Harald Kitsch, the 2009 Sound of Thunder champion.
"Kitsch is a very talented rider with World Endurance Championship and German IDM experience," said Jens Kruper, Pegasusraceteam manager. "He is really looking forward to racing the new bike."
"We are extremely pleased that the Pegasusrace team will be the first team in the world to get the new 1190RR-B. Over the years, I've been very impressed with every aspect of their organization and I know they will do well," said Erik Buell of Erik Buell Racing. "We've been working very hard to develop this bike and get our race shop set up and organized as we begin to showcase the finest race parts and technology
we can deliver without restriction."
Erik Buell Racing specializes in the supply of race-use-only Buell motorcycle parts and race preparation services for engines and motorcycles, and the building and sale of Buell(r) 1125R-based
race-use-only motorcycles under license from Harley-Davidson, as well as providing technical support to racers of Buell motorcycles.