Thursday, March 06, 2014

Erik Buell Has Been Busy

Erik Buell Racing recently announced their sexy new streetbike, the 1190RX, which appears to be made of pure bad-ass mixed with a lot of raw power.*  But apparently while that bike was brewing, he was also busy collaborating with Hero Motorcycles on a streetfighter-styled bike: the Hero Hastur.

Now, depending on which particular work of fiction you're looking at, Hastur is a, "fallen angel and a Duke of Hell" (Good Omens), "the unspeakable one", (Cthulu Mythos) or... a benign god of shepherds.  

I'm assuming that they're invoking the god of shepherds, based on the visuals in the ad embedded below.



Did that say "shepherd" to you too?

I'll be interested to see if this bike comes to the United States.  Apparently, EBR is going to start distributing 4 models of Hero Motorcycles (not the Hastur, apparently) in the U.S. later this year.



*And it comes in red.

5 comments:

mq01 said...

hmmm, well, the video doesn't say fallen angel to me. :) but, the 1190x, in red, now that seems like it's from/for the likes of road gods. that is really something…

red said...

I have high hopes for the EBR/Hero partnership and the bikes they bring to the US. Erik Buell is one awesome dude.

Lucky said...

mq01 - Agreed and agreed. I think he really nailed it with the 1190x.

Red - He really is. I hope he's successful as well.

Ricks Cafe Jamaica said...

nice post...

fire damage maine said...

expecting a lot with this bike