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.
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.
2019 BMW F 750 GS
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.
2019 BMW F 850 GS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2020 BMW S 1000 RR
More power (205 hp), less weight (434 lbs), updated technology and a new up-spec Motorsport version. The 2019 BMW S 1000 RR is at the pointy end of the sportbike spear.
2019 Can-Am Ryker
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.
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.
2019 Ducati Hypermotard 950
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.
2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro
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.
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.
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.
2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114
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.
2019 Honda CB300R
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.
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).
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.
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.
2019 Honda CRF450L
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.
2019 Honda Monkey
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).
2019 Indian Chieftains
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.
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.
2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2, Ninja H2 Carbon and Ninja H2 SX SE+
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.
2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R
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.
2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
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.
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.
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.
2019 Kawasaki Z400 ABS
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.
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.
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.
2019 KTM 790 Duke
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.
2019 KTM 790 Adventure and 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.
2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT and R
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.
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.
2019 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT
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.
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.
2019 Suzuki GSX-750Z and GSX-750 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2019 Triumph Bonneville T120 Diamond and Ace Editions
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.
2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC and XE
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.
2019 Triumph Speed Twin
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. Coming to North America in February, with pricing announced in January.
2019 Triumph Street Scrambler
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.
2019 Triumph Street Twin
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.
2019 Ural Gear-Up and cT
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.
2019 Yamaha Niken
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).
2019 Yamaha Niken GT
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.
2019 Yamaha Tracer 900 and 900 GT
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.
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.
2019 Yamaha YZF-R3
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.
2019 Zero DS and DSR
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.
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.