Rider’s Guide to New/Updated Street Motorcycles for 2019

This handy guide includes all new or significantly updated street-legal motorcycles for the 2019 model year (plus a few early-release 2020 and 2021 models too!). Organized in alphabetical order by manufacturer, it includes photos and links to details or, when available, first rides and road tests about each bike. This guide will be updated as more new/updated models are announced, and when we’ve had a chance to ride them and report our impressions.

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2019 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory

2019 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory.
2019 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory

Joining 201-horsepower, 1,000cc RSV4 RR, which returns unchanged for 2019, in Aprilia’s lineup is the new RSV4 1100 Factory, which gets a 1,078cc V4 that makes a claimed 217 horsepower, updates to the engine, chassis and electronics, and exclusive bodywork that includes MotoGP-inspired carbon fiber winglets.

Read our 2019 Aprilia RSV4 first look review

2019 BMW F 750 GS

2019 BMW F 750 GS
2019 BMW F 750 GS (Photo by Kevin Wing)

For 2019, BMW’s middleweight adventures bikes, the street-oriented F 750 GS and the off-road-ready F 850 GS (see below)are all-new for 2019, with more powerful, smoother, rowdier engines, lower seat heights, new frames, new standard and optional features and more. MSRP for the 2019 BMW F 750 GS starts at $10,395.

Read our 2019 BMW F 750 GS and F 850 GS road test review

2019 BMW F 850 GS

2019 BMW F 850 GS
2019 BMW F 850 GS (Photo by Kevin Wing)

With a displacement bump to 853cc and a new firing interval, the 2019 BMW F 850 GS’s parallel twin delivers more power, torque and character. All-new from the ground up, the off-road-ready F 850 GS is available with a wide range of options and accessories to make it ready for any adventure. MSRP starts at $13,195.

Read our 2019 BMW F 750 GS and F 850 GS road test review

2019 BMW F 850 GS Adventure

2019 BMW F 850 GS Adventure
2019 BMW F 850 GS Adventure

Changes from the standard F 850 GS include a more robust electrical system, a larger 6-gallon gas tank (compared to 4 gallons on the GS), a larger windscreen that’s adjustable in two positions, hand guards, wide enduro footpegs, adjustable foot brake and shift levers, engine protection bars and a steel luggage rack.

Read our 2019 BMW F 850 GS Adventure first look review

2019 BMW R 1250 GS

2019 BMW R 1250 GS
2019 BMW R 1250 GS

Apart from minor design changes, BMW’s flagship ADV model gets a larger 1,254cc (up from 1,170cc) boxer twin with ShiftCam variable valve timing and valve stroke, plus updates to electronics such as riding modes, Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment), full-color TFT displays and new Dynamic Brake Control. Pricing starts at $17,695.

Read our 2019 BMW R 1250 GS first look review

2019 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure

2019 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure. Image courtesy BMW Motorrad.
2019 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure

BMW isn’t making us wait for a beefier Adventure version of its new R 1250 GS. Details are still scarce, but we do know the new big GSA gets the 1,254cc boxer twin with ShiftCam variable valve timing and valve stroke, ASC (stability control), ABS and two riding modes as standard.

Read our 2019 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure first look review

2019 BMW R 1250 RT

2019 BMW R 1250 RT
2019 BMW R 1250 RT

The 2019 BMW R 1250 RT benefits from the same updates as the GS, including a larger 1,254cc (up from 1,170cc) boxer twin with ShiftCam variable valve timing and valve stroke, plus updates to electronics such as riding modes, Dynamic ESA, full-color TFT displays and new Dynamic Brake Control. Pricing starts at $18,645.

Read our 2019 BMW R 1250 RT first look review

2019 BMW R 1250 RS

2019 BMW R 1250 RS. Image courtesy BMW Motorrad.
2019 BMW R 1250 RS

Like other models in the R family, the 2019 BMW R 1250 RS sport tourer gets the larger 1,254cc boxer twin with ShiftCam variable valve timing and valve stroke and updates to its electronics package. The RS also gets a style refresh that drops the asymmetrical, winking look of the S 1000 RR in favor of a sporty twin-LED headlight assembly, and an LED DRL (daytime running light) is an option.

Read our 2019 BMW R 1250 RS first look review

2019 BMW R 1250 R

2019 BMW R 1250 R. Image courtesy BMW Motorrad.
2019 BMW R 1250 R

Like other models in the R family, the 2019 BMW R 1250 R roadster gets the larger 1,254cc boxer twin with ShiftCam variable valve timing and valve stroke and updates to its electronics package. It also gets a mild style refresh with a TFT display, a DRL option for the halogen headlight and new color options.

Read our 2019 BMW R 1250 R first look review

2020 BMW S 1000 RR

2019 BMW S 1000 RR Motorsport
2020 BMW S 1000 RR Motorsport

More power (205 hp), less weight (434 lbs), updated technology and a new up-spec Motorsport version. The 2020 BMW S 1000 RR is at the pointy end of the sportbike spear. Pricing starts at $16,995 and bikes will be in dealerships in summer 2019.

Read our 2020 BMW S 1000 RR first look review

2019 Can-Am Ryker

Can-Am Ryker
2019 Can-Am Ryker Rally (Photo by Kevin Wing)

The low-slung, stripped-down Ryker is the most accessible and fun to ride three-wheeler from Can-Am to date, and at a starting price of just $9,999, it’s bound to turn some heads and get more riders on the road.

Read our 2019 Can-Am Ryker Rally first ride review

2019 Ducati Diavel 1260/S

2019 Ducati Diavel 1260 S.
2019 Ducati Diavel 1260 S

For 2019, the Diavel 1260 power cruiser gets the larger Testastretta DVT 1262 L-twin, a new tubular-steel trellis frame, updated electronics and styling more in line with the XDiavel. Available in a standard version and up-spec S version.

Read our 2019 Ducati Diavel 1260 first look review

2019 Ducati Hypermotard 950

2019 Ducati Hypermotard 950 SP. Image courtesy Ducati.
2019 Ducati Hypermotard 950 SP

Hooligans, rejoice! The third-generation 2019 Ducati Hypermotard has gotten a design refresh that includes a lighter curb weight, more power and a new throttle-by-wire system.

Read our 2019 Ducati Hypermotard 950 first look review

2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro

2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro
2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro (Photo by Milagro)

On the heels of the 2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260, the long-legged 1260 Enduro was announced for 2019. It gets the same X-Diavel-derived 1,262cc L-twin and improved ergonomics and rider controls, plus a (slightly) lower seat height and shorter suspension travel, the better for most of us to ride the thing. Base price is $21,999.

Read our 2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro first ride review

2019 Ducati Panigale V4 R

2019 Ducati Panigale V4 R
2019 Ducati Panigale V4 R

The new Panigale V4 R will serve as the platform for Ducati’s World Superbike race effort. Now powered with a 221-horsepower 998cc V4 that complies with WSBK rules and wrapped in a new aerodynamic fairing with carbon fiber winglets, the V4 R is lighter and more powerful than ever.

Read our 2019 Ducati Panigale V4 R first look review

2019 Ducati Scrambler Icon

2019 Ducati Scrambler Icon
2019 Ducati Scrambler Icon

The original Scrambler from Ducati gets a style refresh, better suspension, cornering ABS, Ducati’s Bluetooth Multimedia System and more. There’s also a new Atomic Tangerine color, and pricing starts at $9,395. Other Scramblers in the lineup are also getting a mild refresh.

Read our 2019 Ducati Scrambler Icon first look review

2019 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard

2019 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard
2019 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard

The Electra Glide Standard is a stripped-down, fundamental version of its Electra Glide Ultra Classic touring model. Powered by the Milwaukee-Eight 107, the new Electra Glide Standard is aimed at the rider looking for a simpler experience: no touchscreens, no infotainment, no passenger accommodations, just a motorcycle for the solo traveler. Available now, pricing starts at $18,999 in Vivid Black.

Read our 2019 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard first look review

2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114

2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114
2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 (Photo by Kevin Wing)

Technically part of the Softail lineup, the FXDR 114 power cruiser invokes the spirit of the V-Rod, with a raked-out upside-down cartridge-style fork, a wide 240 rear tire and 4-piston front calipers squeezing twin 300m discs. Pricing starts at $21,349.

Read our 2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 first ride review

2019 Honda CB300R

2019 Honda CB300R
2019 Honda CB300R (Photo by Drew Ruiz)

Replacing the tired CB300F, the “neo-sports cafe” CB300R is smaller, lighter and tighter, with a new chassis and suspension and available IMU-based 2-channel ABS, and claimed wet weight is only 313 lbs! Base price is only $4,649.

Read our 2019 Honda CB300R first ride review

2019 Honda CB500X

2019 Honda CB500X. Image courtesy Honda.
2019 Honda CB500X

The rider-friendly CB500X has received several updates for 2019, including a more off-road-ready 19-inch front wheel that replaces the old 17-incher, and increased suspension travel to 5.3 inches (front) and 5.9 inches (rear).

Read our 2019 Honda CB500X first look review

2019 Honda CB650R

2019 Honda CB650R. Images courtesy Honda.
2019 Honda CB650R

This fresh Neo-Sports Cafe model replaces the outgoing CB650F for 2019. Updates include a new LCD dash, a new inverted Showa fork, radial-mount 4-piston brake calipers, floating brake rotors and new wheels. It will be available in April 2019 starting at $8,899.

Read our 2019 Honda CB650R first look review

2019 Honda CBR650R

2019 Honda CBR650R. Images courtesy Honda.
2019 Honda CBR650R

Replacing the CBR650F, the new CBR650R features new styling with a more aggressive riding position, standard HSTC and assist-and-slipper clutch, an 11.6-pound weight loss, a new Showa fork, radial-mount 4-piston brake calipers and floating brake rotors, and redesigned wheels.

Read our 2019 Honda CBR650R first look review

2019 Honda CRF450L

2019 Honda CRF450L
2019 Honda CRF450L (Photo by Drew Ruiz)

If a “dirt bike with lights” is what you’re after, and you like the idea of Honda reliability, the CRF450L might be what you’re looking for. This 50-state-legal dual-sport is light enough and powerful enough to satisfy even hard-core dirt riders. Priced at $10,399.

Read our 2019 Honda CRF450L first ride review

2019 Honda Monkey

Honda Monkey
2019 Honda Monkey (Photo by Kevin Wing)

No, you’re not having a flashback to your childhood. This Monkey bike is derived from the 125cc, fully street-legal Grom, complete with electric start, fuel injection and even optional ABS. At 105 mpg (tested!), there’s a lot of fun to be had in this small package. Priced at $3,999 (ABS is a $200 option).

Read our 2019 Honda Monkey first ride review

2019 Honda Super Cub C125

2019 Honda Super Cub C125
2019 Honda Super Cub C125 (Photo by Drew Ruiz)

The year 2019 marks American Honda’s 60th anniversary and also the return of its breakthrough model, now dubbed the Super Cub C125. Based around the air-cooled 125cc single used in the Grom and the Monkey, the 2019 Super Cub is almost as much a time machine as it is a motorcycle. MSRP is $3,599, which includes ABS on the front wheel.

Read our 2019 Honda Super Cub C125 first ride review

2019 Indian Chieftains

2019 Indian Chieftain Limited
2019 Indian Chieftain Limited (Photo by Barry Hathaway)

The Chieftain, Chieftain Dark Horse and Chieftain Limited get a sleek restyle, while every Chieftain model gets new riding modes and rear cylinder deactivation. Pricing starts at $21,999 for the standard Chieftain.

Read our 2019 Indian Chieftain Limited road test review

2019 Indian FTR 1200/S

2019 Indian FTR 1200 S
2019 Indian FTR 1200 S

This new flat-track inspired Indian is powered by a new liquid-cooled 1,203cc, 60-degree V-twin and is said to weigh less than 500 pounds. Bring on the sideways hooligan action, we say! Pricing starts at $12,999 for the standard model and $14,999 for the up-spec S version.

Read our 2019 Indian FTR 1200/S first look review

2019 Indian Roadmaster Elite

2019 Indian Roadmaster Elite
2019 Indian Roadmaster Elite

Indian’s Roadmaster Elite is an ultra-premium, limited-edition model–only 200 will be available–that brings together modern touring features and classic styling, with an exclusive Wildfire Red Candy over Black Crystal paint job with 24-karat gold leaf badging. A 600-watt audio system, ride modes, the Ride Command touchscreen infotainment system and exclusive features make this a special motorcycle. Pricing starts at $36,999 and it’s available now

Read our 2019 Indian Roadmaster Elite first look review

2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2, Ninja H2 Carbon and Ninja H2 SX SE+

2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE+ with accessory KQR 28L Hard Saddlebags
2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE+ with accessory KQR 28L Hard Saddlebags

Kawasaki has updated its line of supercharged Ninja H2 models for 2019. The Ninja H2 ($29,000) and H2 Carbon ($32,500) get more power, Brembo Stylema front calipers, a TFT display with four riding modes, smartphone connectivity, Highly Durable Paint and more. The Ninja H2 SX SE+ ($25,000) gets the same updates plus Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension.

Read our 2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2 lineup first look review

2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

2019 Kawasaki ZX-6R KRT
2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R KRT

Kawasaki’s potent, 636cc Ninja ZX-6R gets a standard quickshifter, new styling with twin LED headlights and taillight, new instrumentation and new gear ratios for better low-end power. Perhaps the biggest news, though, is the price: starting at only $9,999, the Ninja ZX-6R is the new bargain in the supersport market.

Read our 2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R first look review

2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS KRT
2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS KRT

For 2019, Kawasaki’s five-time WSBK championship-winning Ninja ZX-10R has been updated with more power, finger-follower valve actuation, a new cylinder head that’s ready for optional race-kit high-lift cams and an up/down quickshifter. Available without and with ABS, with MSRP starting at $15,099.

Read our 2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R first look review

2019 Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+

2019 Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+
2019 Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+

New for 2019, the Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+ gets many upgrades over the previous model, including a full suite of electronic riding aids, cruise control, LED headlights and cornering lights, new bodywork with Highly Durable Paint, a new TFT display, Bluetooth connectivity and more. MSRP is $17,999.

Read our 2019 Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+ first look review

2019 Kawasaki W800 Cafe

2019 Kawasaki W800 Cafe
2019 Kawasaki W800 Cafe

Inspired by the 1966 W1 and a kissing cousin of the 2000 W650, the 2019 Kawasaki W800 Cafe has classic café racer styling, an air-cooled 773cc parallel twin with a bevel-gear-driven SOHC and modern touches like fuel injection, ABS and an LED headlight. Available in n Metallic Magnesium Gray/Galaxy Silver and MSRP is $9,799.

Read our 2019 Kawasaki W800 Cafe first look review

2019 Kawasaki Z400 ABS

2019 Kawasaki Z400 ABS
2019 Kawasaki Z400 ABS (Photo by Kevin Wing)

Based on the Ninja 400, the all-new Kawasaki Z400 ABS is powered by a liquid-cooled, 399cc parallel twin and it has a tubular-steel trellis frame, Sugomi-inspired styling, a low 30.0-inch seat height, a 368-pound curb weight and standard ABS. It’s available in two colors: Candy Lime Green/Metallic Spark Black and Candy Cardinal Red/Metallic Flat Spark Black. MSRP is $4,799.

Read our 2019 Kawasaki Z400 ABS first ride review

2019 KTM 690 Enduro R

2019 KTM 690 Enduro R
2019 KTM 690 Enduro R

KTM’s capable “dirt bike with lights” gets the new Dynamic LC4 690cc liquid-cooled single with less vibration and more power, a PASC slipper clutch, a new chassis that lowers seat height slightly to 35.8 inches while keeping the same suspension travel and new styling based on the off-road EXC family for a more aggressive look.

Read our 2019 KTM 690 Enduro R first look review

2019 KTM 690 SMC R

2019 KTM 690 SMC R
2019 KTM 690 SMC R

For 2019, KTM has revised the chassis, engine, electronics and styling of the 690 SMC R supermoto. The new Dynamic LC4 690cc liquid-cooled single has less vibration and more power than before, with throttle-by-wire and a PASC slipper clutch.

Read our 2019 KTM 690 SMC R first look review

2019 KTM 790 Duke

2019 KTM 790 Duke
2019 KTM 790 Duke (Photo by Simon Cudby)

The highly-anticipated successor to the 690 Duke gets a new 799cc counterbalanced parallel twin with throttle-by-wire and an assist-and-slipper clutch. This road scalpel is sure to please anyone who loves to carve up the twisties. Pricing starts at $10,499.

Read our 2019 790 Duke first ride review

2019 KTM 790 Adventure and 790 Adventure R

2019 KTM 790 Adventure R
2019 KTM 790 Adventure R

Designed to split the difference between lightweight dual-sports that are less suitable for long-distance road riding and large ADV bikes that are too heavy for challenging off-road terrain, both versions are powered by the 799cc LC8c parallel twin first seen in the KTM 790 Duke, with the engine tuned to deliver its torque lower down in the rev range to fit the specific requirements of adventure riding. MSRP is $12,499 for the 790 Adventure and $13,499 for the 790 Adventure R.

Read our 2019 KTM 790 Adventure/R first look review

2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT and R

2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT
2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT

The 1,301cc 75-degree V-twin powering both the GT and the R gets titanium valves and intake resonator chambers for better low-to-mid-range power, while the GT gets revised WP semi-active suspension. Pricing on both is TBD.

Read our 2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT and Super Duke R first look review

2019 Moto Guzzi V85 TT

2019 Moto Guzzi V85 TT.
2019 Moto Guzzi V85 TT

A new 850cc air-cooled longitudinal V-twin powers this all-new adventure tourer. Details are still scarce, but Guzzi says the V85 TT won’t be prohibitively tall, with a narrow waist, a new tubular steel frame and asymmetrical aluminum swingarm, and a single rear shock bolted to the right side of the swingarm. Pricing and other details are TBD.

Read our 2019 Moto Guzzi V85 TT first look review

2019 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT

2019 Royal Enfield Continental GT and Interceptor 650
2019 Continental GT (left) and Interceptor 650 (right) (Photo courtesy Royal Enfield)

These two 650 twins are the first global motorcycle models to come out of Royal Enfield, and so far we’re impressed! The air/oil-cooled 648cc parallel twin and Harris Performance-designed chassis are a perfect match, and at a base price of $5,799 for the Interceptor and $5,999 for the Continental GT (which includes a 3-year, unlimited mileage warranty) they’re a bargain.

Read our 2019 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT road test review

2019 Suzuki GSX250R ABS

2019 Suzuki GSX250R ABS. Image courtesy Suzuki.
2019 Suzuki GSX250R ABS

In response to dealer and consumer requests, Suzuki has released a version of its GSX250R with standard ABS. MSRP is $4,899.

Read our 2018 Suzuki GSX250R first ride review

2019 Suzuki GSX-750Z and GSX-750 ABS

2019 Suzuki GSX-S750 ABS. Image courtesy Suzuki.
2019 Suzuki GSX-S750 ABS

The blacked-out GSX-750Z returns for 2019 with no ABS (and a lower price of $8,499), while the GSX-750 ABS now gets it as standard (MSRP is $8,899).

Read our 2018 Suzuki GSX-S750 road test review

2019 Suzuki GSX-R1000X

2019 Suzuki GSX-R1000X. Images courtesy Suzuki.
2019 Suzuki GSX-R1000X

This track-ready monster replaces last year’s GSX-R1000/ABS, and not only adds standard ABS but also a quickshifter. MSRP is TBD.

Read our 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 first ride review

2020 Suzuki Katana

2020 Katana
2020 Suzuki Katana

The 2020 Katana features styling cues that pay direct homage to the 1981 original, and it’s built around the potent GSX-R1000 999cc inline-four. Suzuki also says it will be equipped with traction control, Easy Start and Low RPM Assist, and a twin-spar aluminum frame, braced superbike-style swingarm, KYB suspension, dual front Brembo Monobloc four-piston calipers, 310mm floating rotors and a model-specific LCD panel. Pricing is TBD.

Read our 2020 Suzuki Katana first look review

2019 Suzuki SV650X

2019 SV650X
2019 Suzuki SV650X

This cafe racer version of the popular SV650 sports a headlight cowl and side panels that mimic a half-fairing, clip-on handlebars, a brown stitched appearance seat and new four-piston front brake calipers. MSRP is $8,399.

Read our 2019 Suzuki SV650X first look review

2019 Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT Adventure

2019 V-Strom 1000XT Adventure
2019 Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT Adventure

The Adventure now includes a pair of 37-liter aluminum side cases that easily clip on and off their stainless steel mounts, along with its accessory bar, center stand and heated grips. Its tubeless spoked wheels are ready for on- or off-road adventures. MSRP is $14,599.

Read our 2019 Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT Adventure first look review

2019 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Touring

2019 V-Strom 650XT Touring
2019 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Touring

The new 650XT Touring is ready to go with tubeless spoked wheels, removable plastic side cases, an accessory bar, hand guards, a lower engine cowl and a center stand. For 2019 it comes in new Candy Daring Red for $9,999, and will be available in January 2019.

Read our 2017 Suzuki V-Strom 650 road test review

2019 Triumph Bonneville T120 Diamond and Ace Editions

Limited edition 2019 Bonneville T120 Diamond (left) and Ace (right). Images courtesy Triumph.
2019 Bonneville T120 Diamond (left) and Ace (right)

These two limited-edition Bonneville T120s commemorating the 60th anniversary of the original Bonneville have exclusive features and finishes, and include a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.

Read our 2019 Triumph Bonneville T120 Ace and Diamond first look review

2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC and XE

2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE
2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE (Photo by Kingdom Creative)

This truly dirt-worthy Scrambler is powered by the same liquid-cooled, 270-degree crank 1,200cc parallel twin used in the rest of the Bonneville line, but with a special “Scrambler” tune and a 12.5-percent bump in power. It also benefits from a host of modern electronic whiz-bangs, plus fully adjustable, long-travel suspension (Showa fork and Öhlins dual rear shocks), a 21-inch front wheel and much more. Available in XC ($14,000) and higher-spec, more off-road-ready XE ($15,400) versions, and in dealerships in February.

Read our 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE first ride review

2019 Triumph Speed Twin

2019 Triumph Speed Twin action
2019 Triumph Speed Twin (Photo by Kingdom Creative)

Triumph resurrects the legendary Speed Twin name and gives it to the newest member of the Bonneville family. Powered by a liquid-cooled, 1,200cc parallel twin with a high-power Thruxton tune good for 96 horsepower and 83 lb-ft of torque (claimed), the new-for-2019 Speed Twin gets the same chassis as the Thruxton R and has elevated styling inspired by the Street Twin. Available in February 2019, pricing starts at $12,100.

Read our 2019 Triumph Speed Twin first ride review

2019 Triumph Street Scrambler

2019 Triumph Street Scrambler
2019 Triumph Street Scrambler (Photo by Kingdom Creative)

Big news for 2019 is a 10-horsepower boost in output, a new magnesium cam cover, a new lightweight crankshaft, dead shafts and balance shafts, a new mass-optimized clutch cover and a new lighter torque-assist clutch. It also gets a new Brembo 4-piston front brake caliper and a new cartridge-style fork. MSRP is $11,000.

Read our 2019 Triumph Street Scrambler first ride review

2019 Triumph Street Twin

2019 Triumph Street Twin
2019 Triumph Street Twin (Photo by Kingdom Creative)

The Twin gets the same engine changes as the Scrambler, including the power increase, plus the Brembo 4-piston front brake caliper and a new cartridge-style fork. The seat foam is thicker for better comfort and the entire bike has been lightly refreshed. MSRP is $9,300.

Read our 2019 Triumph Street Twin first ride review

2019 Ural Gear-Up and cT

2019 Ural Gear-Up. Images courtesy Ural.
2019 Ural Gear-Up

They don’t look much different than any other Ural made in the last 30 years (or more), but for 2019 both the 2WD Gear-Up and 1WD cT get EFI and engine updates that should make them easier to live with.

Read our 2019 Ural lineup first look review

2019 Yamaha Niken

2019 Yamaha Niken
2019 Yamaha Niken (Photo courtesy of Yamaha)

Yamaha brings the Leaning Multi-Wheeled (LMW) concept to production with the Niken, with a liquid-cooled 847cc inline triple derived from the Tracer 900 and a radical two-wheeled front end that allows a maximum lean angle of 45 degrees. Pricing starts at $15,999, but the 2019 special-order production run is sold out, so you’ll have to wait until next year…or put down a deposit on a Niken GT (see below).

Read our 2019 Yamaha Niken first ride review

2019 Yamaha Niken GT

2019 Yamaha Niken GT in Matte Phantom Blue
2019 Yamaha Niken GT in Matte Phantom Blue

When Yamaha released the 3-wheeled Niken as a part of its Touring lineup in mid-2018, we hoped a road trip-ready GT version would soon follow, and we got our wish. Yamaha has revealed the Niken GT will be available starting in March 2019 with a wider and taller windscreen for greater protection and a comfort seat. It also comes standard with quick-release 25-liter hard saddlebags, heated grips, a centerstand and a second 12V power outlet. The Niken GT will only be available through Yamaha’s online reservation system, and will be priced at $17,299. To order, visit yamahamotorsports.com.

Read our 2019 Yamaha Niken GT first look review

2019 Yamaha Tracer 900 and 900 GT

2019 Yamaha Tracer 900 GT
2019 Yamaha Tracer 900 GT (Photo by Brian J. Nelson)

The motorcycle formerly known as the FJ-09 has been updated for 2019 with new suspension including a fully adjustable fork, a 2.4-inch longer swingarm, smoother throttle response and a standard quick shifter. Upgrade to the GT for standard hard luggage, a full-color TFT display, cruise control, heated grips and a larger windscreen. MSRP is $10,699 for the standard, $12,999 for the GT.

Read our 2019 Yamaha Tracer 900 GT road test review

2021 Yamaha Ténéré 700

The Ténéré 700 will be coming to the U.S. in the second half of 2020. Images courtesy Yamaha Europe.
2021 Yamaha Ténéré 700

OK, it’ll be awhile before we actually get to see the new Ténéré 700 (T7, for short) in the flesh–it will be coming to the U.S. in the second half of 2020 as a 2021 model–but we do know it will be powered by the 689cc CP2 parallel twin used in the FZ/MT-07, housed in a new tubular steel double-cradle frame. Other details include a 62.6-inch wheelbase, almost 9.5 inches of ground clearance, a fully adjustable USD 43mm fork with 8.3 inches of travel, and remote preload-adjustable rear with 7.9 inches.

Read our 2021 Yamaha Ténéré 700 first look review

2019 Yamaha YZF-R3

2019 Yamaha YZF-R3
2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 (Photo by Brian J. Nelson)

For 2019, the littlest YZF gets a sporty redesign and a new inverted 37mm KYB fork, with a new triple clamp that puts the clip-ons 22mm lower for a more aggressive riding position. Pricing starts at $4,999.

Read our 2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 first ride review

2019 Zero DS and DSR

2019 Zero DSR
2019 Zero DSR (Photo by Aaron Brimhall)

The entry price-point dual-sport DS ZF7.2 gets a 35-percent boost in power and an 8-percent higher top speed, while the DS ZF14.4 extends its range by 10 percent. Finally, the top-spec DSR gets dressed up with several popular items from Zero’s accessory catalog: a windscreen, tank grips, hand guards and a 12V power socket. Pricing and details are available at zeromotorcycles.com.

Read our 2019 Zero DSR first ride review

2019 Zero S

2019 Zero S
2019 Zero S

Upgrades to the dual-sport line drove parallel improvements in Zero’s street lineup with the S ZF7.2 offering the same 35-percent performance jump as the base model Zero DS ZF7.2. Meanwhile, the new longer-range Zero S ZF14.4 gets the DS ZF14.4’s 10-percent range increase. Pricing and details are available at zeromotorcycles.com.

Read our 2019 Zero S first look review

2020 Zero SR/F

2020 Zero SR/F
2020 Zero SR/F

The first new model from Zero Motorcycles since 2016, the 2020 SR/F’s streetfighter look and steel trellis frame blurs the styling lines between gas and electric motorcycles. Powered by a new ZF75-10 IPM (Interior Permanent Magnet) motor and ZF14.4 lithium-ion battery, it delivers a claimed 140 lb-ft of torque and 110 horsepower. It also features Bosch’s Motorcycle Stability Control System and Zero’s new Cypher III operating system. Pricing starts at $18,995.

Read our 2020 Zero SR/F first look review

1 COMMENT

  1. Awesome guide! However, KTM’s LC8 is still a 75-degree V-Twin, not an L-Twin, as mentioned in the GT photo caption.

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