NCCR announce mission to secure Erik Buell’s EBR 1190 IOMTT and WSBK Racebikes for the Barber Motorsport Museum with help of the worldwide Buell community, Erik Buell and Mark Miller as guests of honor.
Sweden-based Family Company and Buell Specialist NCCR announces the project BringTheBikesHome.com to donate with help of the Buell fans 3 EBR 1190 racebikes to the Barber Collection. The donation will be supported by a raffle of 100 Erik Buell Racing Memorabilia prizes including an original EBR 1190 RS racebike. Limited posters and booklets accompany each raffle slot.
The donation ceremony at Barbers Advanced Design Center with Erik Buell and Mark Miller as guests of honor will be on the 20th of May 2023 at the MotoAmerica weekend.
For details please see: www.BringTheBikesHome.com
“Barber Motorsport Park is an incredible American treasure, and represents George Barber’s supreme passion for motorcycles and motorcycle racing. I cannot express enough my gratitude that in the Barber Museum he has built the quintessential display of Buell and EBR motorcycles and memorabilia. Adding these EBR racers is the perfect topper, as the 1190 RS represents my decades awaited ultimate American superbike. John Dimbylow with Splitlath Motorsport and his riders did a tremendous job bringing it to these iconic races like the Macau GP and the Isle of Man”.
“Racing the EBR 1190 was for sure one of the most interesting parts of my career, I really loved these bikes and till today I own an 1190 RX. It’s great that the bikes go to Barber and as they hold all bikes race ready and there is the track, who knows, maybe one day we do some laps again”.
John Dimbylow (Splitlath Motorsport):
“We had a good time, just needed maybe another year to develop the bikes to the level that was needed. Like the bumpy roads of the Isle of Man took their tribute, small problems with great effect. I loved Erik’s commitment and support, he´s a real racer and looking back it was a great thing to represent the brand in these years”.
Nick LaCasse (Barber Motorsport Museum):
“Erik Buell’s story of developing and building the American Sportsbike is an important part of U.S. motorcycle history. We have a long-standing relationship with Erik and are proud to have a collection of his work. From now, being able to tell the story of EBR’s Isle of Man TT Racing and having one of the original World Superbikes on display is an exciting addition to our collection”.
Jens Krüper (NCCR):
“When we overtook the inventory from Splitlath Motorport, Barber Motorsport Museum was the first on the list to contact. Nowhere else, the heritage of Erik’s work is better represented than in their collection. The Barber Museum had proved for many years that they give the bikes from East Troy, Wisconsin the space and attention they deserve. The bikes mark the peak in V-Twin Road Racing technology and competed in some of the world’s most difficult races. To preserve that history, make it accessible for the public and tell the stories, like racing Macau or the IOMTT, Barber is by far the best place”.
About Erik Buell:
Motorcycle Racer, Engineer and Designer originally from Pittsburgh, started in 1983 his motorcycle business in East Troy, Wisconsin, nearly 140,000 motorcycles with EBR and Buell brands were produced under his guidance. He also launched the FUELL e-two wheeler brand. Since 2022 he is retired and follows his other passions, writing and playing music.
About Mark Miller:
After a lifetime in Road Racing, the Californian retired from racing end of 2016 as the most successful and fastest American rider ever on the Isle of Man TT. In 2022, he came back to the Island broadcasting for TT+ Television and TT radio. Also this year, he will be part of the team reporting live from the IOM TT.
About Splitlath Motorsport:
Located in Hay-on-Wye/Wales in the United Kingdom, the Team raced from 2014 on the EBR 1190 RS at the Macau GP, on the IOMTT and at the Chinese Pan Delta series with mostly American riders, like Cory West, Brandon Cretu, Shelina Moreda and Mark Miller. From 2015 on, Splitlath was the Erik Buell Racing (EBR) factory race team.
About Barber Motorsport Museum:
The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum began in 1988 as George Barber’s private collection and became a §501 nonprofit organization in 1994. It opened to the public in its original Southside Birmingham, Alabama, in 1995. In 1997, the Barber Museum sent 21 motorcycles to New York’s Guggenheim Museum for The Art of the Motorcycle exhibit; the exhibit also traveled to Chicago and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. After the success of The Art of the Motorcycle, Barber set out to create a unique facility complete with a track. Barber consulted with world champion racers John Surtees and Dan Gurney in designing the complex. In 2003, the Barber Museum relocated to its permanent home in Barber Motorsports Park.
The museum contains more than 1,800 vintage and modern motorcycles and racing cars. Guinness World Records certified the museum as the largest motorcycle museum in the world in 2014. The museum also houses the largest collection of Lotus race cars. The motorcycle collection includes bikes dating from 1904 to present-day production. More than 1,000 motorcycles are on display hailing from over 20 countries and representing over 140 marques. The Barber Collection also hosts the worldwide most interesting Buell Collection. Not only a 1984 RW 750, the early Square 4 2-stroke racer is a must-have for a collection of that caliber, or all the Buell RR models catch the eye. The prototypes and development bikes are extra interesting collection pieces for Buell enthusiasts. Where else can you see a clay model of an 1125 or see live, for years only in myths existing, the Buell 450 Motocross Rotax Single prototype? Buell and EBR Road and race bikes of all years and provenience, even Bubba Blackwell’s and Craig Jones’ stunt bikes, found their way into that fantastic collection.
NCCR Northern Classic, Custom & Race AB is a family-owned company in the Swedish Hälsingland, located 350km North of Stockholm. In second generation, for more than 2 decades, the Krüper family sells, customizes, races and develops parts for Buell motorcycles. In 2010-2011, NCCR was running Pegasusraceteam.com leading the EBR 1190RR both years to the Sound of Thunder Championships. From 2015-2016, NCCR was the exclusive European partner of EBR (Erik Buell Racing). Today, NCCR hosts the EBR Racing heritage with the original EBR 1190 World Superbikes as well as the Splitlath Raceteam IOMTT and Macau Racebikes.
NCCR reveals at the Oslo Motorcycle Show in Norway on the 3rd of March 2023 a limited road adapted Replica of the EBR 1190 World Superbike based on the legendary 2014 EBR RS and built from original WSBK race inventory.