This handy guide includes all new or significantly updated street-legal motorcycles for the 2020 model year (plus sneak peeks at a few 2021 models). Organized in alphabetical order by manufacturer, it includes photos and links to details or, when available, first rides and road test reviews about each bike. This guide is updated regularly as more new/updated models are announced, and when we’ve had a chance to ride them and report our impressions.
2020 Aprilia RS 660
Aprilia’s new RS 660 sportbike is powered by a parallel twin derived from the front two cylinders of the mighty 1,100cc RSV4 powerplant. The liquid-cooled, DOHC twin with a 270-degree crank is said to make 100 horsepower in a 373-pound package (dry, claimed), and the engine is as a stressed member of the aluminum frame. The RS 660 has a six-axis IMU-based APRC electronic package with five riding modes that adjust throttle response, traction control, wheelie control, engine braking and cornering ABS, as well as cruise control and a quickshifter. Other features include adjustable suspension, Brembo radial front calipers, a double fairing with LED headlights and cornering lights and a TFT display with Road and Track modes. MSRP is TBD.
2020 BMW F 900 R
The new F 900 R is based on a larger, 895cc version of the parallel twin released last year that powers the F 850 GS, which BMW says is good for 105 horsepower and 68 lb-ft of torque. The F 900 R has a steel frame and rear subframe, a lightweight plastic-welded fuel tank (3.4 gallons), a 6.5-inch TFT display, LED lighting, two ride modes (Rain and Road) and ABS and ASC (Automatic Stability Control) as standard equipment. The F 900 R will be available in Blackstorm Metallic, San Marino Blue Metallic and Hockenheim Silver Metallic/Racing Red. MSRP is $8,995.
2020 BMW F 900 XR
Like the F 900 R, the new F 900 XR is based on a larger, 895cc version of the parallel twin released last year that powers the F 850 GS, which BMW says is good for 105 horsepower and 68 lb-ft of torque. The F 900 XR has a steel frame and rear subframe, a lightweight plastic-welded fuel tank (4 gallons), a 6.5-inch TFT display, LED lighting, two ride modes (Rain and Road) and ABS and ASC as standard equipment. The F 900 XR will be available in Light White, Galvanic Gold Metallic and Racing Red. MSRP is $11,695.
2020 BMW R 1250 R
Receiving updates similar to those that other models in the R family received for 2019, BMW’s R 1250 R roadster gets a 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. Although originally announced as a 2019 model, the R 1250 R didn’t make it to the U.S. in time. BMW says it will be available as a 2020 model with an MSRP starting at $14,995.
2020 BMW R 1250 RS
Receiving updates similar to those that other models in the R family received for 2019, BMW’s R 1250 R roadster gets a 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. Although announced as a 2019 model, the R 1250 RS didn’t make it to the U.S. in time. BMW says it will be available as a 2020 model with an MSRP starting at $15,695.
2020 BMW S 1000 RR
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.
2020 BMW S 1000 XR
The updated S 1000 XR‘s RR-derived in-line four pumps out a claimed 165 horsepower and 84 lb-ft of torque, and it has revised gear ratios to reduce noise, fuel consumption and engine speed. The suspension, frame and swingarm have all been tweaked to reduce weight, and coupled with the lighter engine the 2020 S 1000 XR is said to weigh just 498 pounds. The S 1000 XR features a long list of standard electronics, and it will be available in Ice Gray and Racing Red/White Aluminum. MSRP is $17,645.
2020 Can-Am Spyder RT
BRP has updated its Can-Am Spyder RT luxury-touring lineup with new LED headlights, a completely redesigned cockpit with a new display and easier-to-use controls, extended rider footboards, heated rider and passenger seats that are at a lower height and offer more lumbar support, a new electrically adjustable windscreen with memory function and the ability to remove the top trunk for a sporty look. The RT has 177 liters of storage capacity, and two XL helmets fit side-by-side in the top trunk. LinQ technology allows owners to quickly add or remove the top trunk and install a cooler, a sport bag or other accessories. Pricing starts at $23,299. For more information, visit can-am.brp.com/on-road.
2020 Ducati Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour
Joining Ducati’s adventure bike family for 2020 is the Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour, a special verion with enhanced style and touring capability. Powered by the 1,262cc Testastretta DVT L-twin that makes a claimed 158 horsepower and 95 lb-ft of torque, the Grand Tour features riding modes, a full suite of IMU-based electronics, semi-active suspension, an up/down quickshifter, hill hold control, cruise control, a TFT display and the Ducati Multimedia System. The rider’s seat height is adjustable, and it comes standard with a centerstand, hard saddlebags, heated grips, a keyless gas cap and a tire-pressure monitoring system. The Grand Tour comes in Sandstone Grey with Ducati Red trims, a red frame and black wheels with Ducati red trims. MSRP is $23,295.
2020 Ducati Panigale V2
The Panigale 959 has been renamed the Panigale V2, and it’s powered by a Euro 5-compliant version of the 955cc Superquadro L-twin that makes a claimed 155 horsepower at 10,750 rpm and 77 lb-ft of torque at 9,000 rpm. For 2020 the Panigale V2 gets all-new bodywork, a full IMU-based electronics package with riding modes, fully adjustable suspension (Showa Big Piston Fork, Sachs shock), a Sachs steering damper, Brembo M4.32 monoblock front calipers, Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II tires, a TFT display and LED lighting. With its 4.5-gallon steel tank full, the Panigale V2 weighs a claimed 441 pounds. The only color option is Ducati Red with black wheels. MSRP is $16,495.
2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4 and V4 S
After a four-year absence, Ducati’s Streetfighter returns for 2020 and is now a naked version of the Panigale V4 with an upright handlebar. Its 1,103cc Desmosedici Stradale V4 makes a claimed 208 horsepower at 12,750 rpm and 90 lb-ft of torque at 11,500 rpm. The Streetfighter V4 ($19,995) features “biplane wing” aerodynamics, a full IMU-based electronics package with riding modes, fully adjustable suspension (Showa Big Piston Fork, Sachs shock), a Sachs steering damper, Brembo Stylema monoblock front calipers, Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II tires, a TFT display and LED lighting. With its 4.23-gallon aluminum tank full, the Streetfighter V4 is said to weigh 443 pounds.
The higher-spec Streetfighter V4 S ($23,995) gets Ducati Electronic Suspension EVO, Öhlins suspension (NIX-30 fork, TTX 36 shock and steering damper) with Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 control system and forged aluminum Marchesini wheels, and claimed curb weight is 439 pounds. Both the Streetfighter V4 and Streetfighter V4 S come in Ducati Red with a dark gray frame and black wheels. Pricing and availability are TBD.
2020 Ducati Superleggera V4
Ducati has unveiled the Superleggera V4, Italian for “super light,” a lighter, higher-spec version of the Panigale V4. With a full racing kit and exhaust, it makes 234 horsepower and weighs a feathery 335.5 pounds, a remarkable power-to-weight ratio of 0.7 horsepower per pound. Ducati shaved 100 pounds off the weight of the standard Panigale V4 S by making the Superleggera’s entire load-bearing chassis (frame, subframe, swingarm and wheels) from carbon fiber, and many other components, such as the bodywork and aerodynamic wings (which produce 110 pounds of downforce at 168 mph), are also made of carbon fiber, while others are made of titanium, magnesium or aluminum. Only 500 will be built. Pricing has not been announced, but it will certainly cost more than the 2017 1299 Superleggera, which was $80,000.
2020 Harley-Davidson Bronx
Teased in 2018, at EICMA Harley-Davidson finally unveiled the Bronx streetfighter, which is powered by a new liquid-cooled 60-degree 975cc V-twin called the Revolution Max. Harley says the Revolution Max is designed to minimize weight and maximize performance, with a narrow profile that integrates into the bike as a stressed member of the frame and a counterbalancer that reduces unwanted vibration. Claimed performance targets are more than 115 horsepower and 70 lb-ft of torque. Except for the engine Harley has been tight-lipped with technical details. It will launch in late 2020.
2020 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 30th Anniversary
Harley-Davidson is celebrating three decades of the iconic Fat Boy with a limited-edition 30th Anniversary model—only 2,500 will be built, each serialized with a number plate on the fuel tank console. It features dark finishes, is available only in Vivid Black and is powered by the Milwaukee-Eight 114 V-twin. Pricing starts at $21,949.
2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire
Harley-Davidson’s new LiveWire electric motorcycle is seriously sporty, shockingly fast and whisper-quiet–everything a typical Harley isn’t. And that’s just the way Milwaukee wants it. It’s propelled by a liquid-cooled electric motor that makes a claimed 105 horsepower and 86 lb-ft of torque, drawing power from a 15.5 kWh battery that offers, according to H-D, a range of 146 miles in the city and 95 miles of combined stop-and-go and highway riding. Single-speed transmission offers twist-and-go convenience, and styling, ergonomics and components are the sportiest offered on any Harley-Davidson. Available now; MSRP starts at $29,799.
2020 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S
The Softail-based Low Rider S flexes its muscles with a Milwaukee-Eight 114 that churns out 119 lb-ft of torque at 3,000 rpm (claimed), and it sports an aggressive, chopper-style look with a color-matched mini-fairing, straight bars on a tall riser and black finishes. Premium suspension and ABS are standard. It’s available now in Vivid Black and Barracuda Silver (shown above), and pricing starts at $17,999.
2020 Harley-Davidson Pan America
Along with the Bronx, Harley-Davidson also unveiled the Pan America adventure tourer, powered by a larger 1,250cc version of the Revolution Max V-twin that should make more than 145 horsepower and 90 lb-ft of torque. No other details were provided. It will launch in late 2020.
2020 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Limited
Replacing the Road Glide Ultra model for 2020 is the new Road Glide Limited, which offers premium luxury-touring features, the Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 114, premium suspension, Reflex linked Brembo brakes with ABS, a Boom! Box GTS infotainment system, H-D Connect and dual Daymaker LED headlamps. Available with a new Black Finish Option (shown above), pricing starts at $28,299.
2020 Harley-Davidson CVO Tri Glide
Said to be the most-requested CVO model, a new addition to the lineup for 2020 is the CVO Tri Glide, the ultimate Milwaukee-built trike. It gets big power from a Milwaukee-Eight 117 V-twin, big sound from the BOOM! Box GTS infotainment system and big style courtesy of premium paint and finishes and the Kahuna collection. Many more features round out the wish list. Available now; pricing starts at $48,999.
The ever-popular CVO Street Glide (starting at $40,539), CVO Limited (starting at $44,039) and CVO Road Glide (starting at $40,999) return with new paint, finishes and features for 2020.
2020 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard
Like the stripped-down Electra Glide Standard introduced for 2019, the 2020 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard was designed to deliver an essential, no-frills cruiser experience. With a lean bobber profile, a Softail chassis and a Milwaukee-Eight V-twin, the Softail Standard is a back-to-basics Big Twin. Available only in Vivid Black, MSRP is $13,599.
2020 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin
The extensively updated Honda Africa Twin gets a larger 1,084cc engine for more power, a lighter, redesigned frame, subframe and swingarm, an IMU and new electronics (including wheelie control, cornering ABS, rear-lift control and, on models so equipped, DCT cornering detection), cruise control and a new 6.5-inch TFT color touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay. It also has a shorter windscreen and more aggressive styling. Available in Matte Black Metallic, MSRP is $14,399 with a 6-speed manual transmission and $15,199 with an automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). Available in March 2020.
2020 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES
Receiving the same updates listed above for the standard Africa Twin, the more touring oriented Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES also features Showa Electronically Equipped Adjustment Suspension (EERA), cornering lights, tubeless spoked wheels/tires, heated grips and a lower seat (compared to the 2019 Adventure Sports). Standard equipment includes a 6.5-gallon tank, a larger adjustable windscreen, a larger skid plate, a rear rack and a 12V charging outlet. Available in Pearl Glare White/Blue, MSRP is $17,199 with a 6-speed manual transmission and $17,999 with an automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). Available in March 2020.
2021 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP
Introduced as a 2021 model and available in limited numbers in June 2020, the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP is powered by an all-new, more powerful 1,000cc in-line four in a new aluminum chassis. Öhlins suspension features Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 with OBTi (Object Based Tuning interface), Brembo brakes include Stylema front calipers squeezing 330mm discs and a comprehensive electronics package is controlled by a Bosch 6-axis IMU. MSRP is $28,500.
2020 Husqvarna 701 Enduro
Husqvarna’s updated 701 Enduro now features cornering ABS, lean-angle-sensitive traction control, ride modes that adjust power characteristics and Easy Shift function for shorter shift times and improved rear wheel traction. Powered by a torquey 693cc single with throttle-by-wire, it also features revised bodywork and new graphics. MSRP is $11,999.
2020 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto
Like the Enduro, Husqvarna’s updated 701 Supermoto now features cornering ABS, lean-angle-sensitive traction control, ride modes that adjust power characteristics and Easy Shift function for shorter shift times and improved rear wheel traction. Powered by a torquey 693cc single with throttle-by-wire, it also features revised bodywork and new graphics. MSRP is $11,999.
2020 Indian Challenger
With a name like Challenger and an all-new liquid-cooled PowerPlus 108 V-twin that makes more rear-wheel torque than any other American-style V-twin cruiser, the objective of Indian’s newest bagger is clear: take on the competition. We’ve tested the top-of-the-line Challenger Limited (MSRP starts at $27,999), which includes Smart Lean Technology (cornering ABS and traction control) and much more, and we’re impressed. The base model Challenger starts at $21,999, and the Challenger Dark Horse starts at $27,499. Available now.
2020 Indian FTR Rally
The 2020 Indian FTR Rally is a scrambler-inspired version of the FTR 1200 street tracker that was introduced last year. The FTR Rally features Titanium Smoke paint with the Indian Motorcycle headdress graphic, a brown aviator seat, a rally flyscreen and spoked wheels with tube-type Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR knobbies. It’s also equipped with cruise control, a USB fast charge port and a new ProTaper handlebar that is 2 inches higher than that of the standard FTR 1200. MSRP is $13,499.
2020 Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse
Upgrades to much of Indian’s heavyweight lineup include a larger Thunder Stroke 116 V-twin (up 5 cubic inches) on most models that belts out a claimed 126 lb-ft of torque and, on touring models with fairings, an updated Ride Command infotainment system with Connected Services. A new addition to the family for 2020 is the Roadmaster Dark Horse, a darker version of Indian’s luxury tourer with the Thunder Stroke 116, a streamlined fairing, slammed saddlebags, a 19-inch front wheel with an open fender, an extended-reach rogue gunfighter seat, a blacked-out engine and matte paint color schemes. Pricing for the 2020 Roadmaster Dark Horse starts at $28,999, and it’s available now in Thunder Black Smoke, White Smoke and Ruby Smoke (shown).
2020 Indian Roadmaster Elite
With a limited production run of just 225 motorcycles, Indian’s Roadmaster Elite returns for 2020 with a larger Thunder Stroke 116 air-cooled V-twin, a full list of touring amenities and an all-new custom paint scheme. MSRP is $38,999.
2020 Indian Scout 100th Anniversary
Taking styling cues from the original Scout introduced in 1920, the special anniversary edition is painted Indian Motorcycle Red with Anniversary Gold trim and includes a color-matched Scout 100th Anniversary badge. Finishing touches include a Desert Tan genuine leather floating solo saddle, black wire wheels with gold pinstripes, beach bars, a luggage rack and extra chrome detailing. Only 750 units will be built, and pricing starts at $15,999 and includes ABS. Available now.
2020 Indian Scout Bobber Twenty
The new Scout Bobber Twenty has old-school bobber styling with what Indian says are improved ergonomics. It has wire wheels, a floating solo saddle, a mix of chrome and blacked-out finishes and 10-inch ape hanger handlebars. Like all 2020 Scouts, it also has upgraded brakes. Available now in three colors—Thunder Black, Sagebrush Smoke and Burnished Metallic—and pricing starts at $11,999 for non-ABS (Thunder Black only) and $12,899 for ABS.
2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650
For 2020, Kawasaki’s Ninja 650 sportbike gets an aggressive new restyle that brings it inline with its Ninja 400 and ZX-6R/10R cousins, a 4.3-inch full-color TFT display, Bluetooth connectivity via Rideology The App and more. It’s available in Pearl Blizzard White, Metallic Spark Black and a special KRT Edition livery, starting at $7,399 for non-ABS and $7,799 for ABS.
2020 Kawasaki W800
Last year Kawasaki introduced the W800 Cafe for the U.S. market, and for 2020 we’ll also get the standard W800 with a bench seat, an upright handlebar and a centerstand. The 733cc air-cooled parallel twin is unchanged except for the polished aluminum finish. The W800 has classic large, round turn signals with orange lens covers, silver spoked tube-type wheels with a 19-inch front, chrome fenders, chrome tank badging and a polished finish on the gaitered fork tubes. Other modern conveniences like standard 2-channel ABS, an assist-and-slipper clutch and a bright LED headlight are shared with the Cafe. The 2020 Kawasaki W800 comes in Candy Cardinal Red is priced at $9,199.
2020 Kawasaki Z H2
Kawasaki is bringing its supercharged 998cc in-line four to its Z lineup of naked motorcycles on the all-new Z H2. It will feature a specially designed trellis frame, Showa suspension, Brembo monoblock front calipers, LED lighting, a full-color, switchable TFT display, smartphone connectivity, a full suite of IMU-based electronics and an assist-and-slipper clutch. The 2020 Kawasaki Z H2 will be available in Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Graphite Gray/Mirror Coated Spark Black at an MSRP of $17,000.
2020 KTM 390 Adventure
Ready for touring and light off-roading at a claimed 348 pounds dry with a 33.6-inch seat height, KTM’s new 390 Adventure is powered by the 373cc single from the 390 Duke carried in a steel trellis frame with a bolt-on subframe and a die-cast, open-lattice swingarm. It has a WP Apex 43mm upside-down fork with 6.7 inches of travel, a preload- and rebound-adjustable WP Apex shock with 6.9 inches of travel, cast 19-/17-inch wheels fitted with tubeless Continental TKC 70 tires and Bybre brakes. Other standard features include off-road and cornering ABS, Motorcycle Traction Control, an adjustable windscreen, LED lighting, a TFT display and KTM My Ride Bluetooth connectivity. MSRP is $6,199 and it will arrive in spring 2020.
2020 KTM 790 Adventure R Rally
With only 500 units planned for production worldwide, the limited-edition 790 Adventure R Rally adds top-line suspension components from WP Pro to make it the most off-road-capable ADV bike in KTM’s lineup. Based on the KTM 790 Adventure R, the Rally has the same steel trellis chassis, compact LC8c parallel twin and electronic rider aids. But it features WP Xplor Pro suspension, which was developed in the same department as WP’s Factory Racing equipment for superior performance, adding 1.2 inches of front/rear suspension travel and raising seat height to 35.8 inches. Other upgrades include an Akrapovic titanium silencer, an off-road-specific air filter, special high-strength D.I.D Dirt Star rims, a high, race-specific straight seat, Rally footpegs and a special paint scheme. MSRP is $19,499.
2020 KTM 200 Duke
The 2020 KTM 200 Duke is the latest entry-level addition to the Duke family of motorcycles. Availabilty is slated for August in the North American market. KTM’s newest lightweight naked sportbike is aimed squarely at novice riders, with its affordable $3,999 price tag and approachable levels of performance being delivered by the 199.5cc single-cylinder DOHC engine. The 200 Duke keeps with family tradition and utilizes a steel trellis frame, along with WP Apex suspension. ByBre brakes provide the stopping power and two-channel Bosch 10 MB ABS is standard, along with a Supermoto mode that disables ABS in the rear only.
2020 KTM 890 Duke R
KTM has announced the early availability of the brand new 890 Duke R, unveiled in Milan last November and originally intended to launch in late 2020 as a MY2021 machine. Instead, KTM will be bringing in a “very limited number” of 890 Duke R models as 2020 models. Basically a more powerful and aggressive version of the impressive-in-its-own-right 790 Duke, the 2020 890 Duke R features a new 890cc parallel twin that churns out more horsepower and torque, and KTM also says it provides better rideability due to increased rotating mass. Brakes are by Brembo, with larger discs and Bosch ABS that includes a Supermoto setting, suspension is fully-adjustable WP Apex front and rear, and electronic rider aids include new-generation traction control and ride modes with optional Track mode and Quickshifter+, all aided by a new 6D lean angle sensor.
2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R
Though the name hasn’t changed, the 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R is so improved from its predecessor that it’s essentially an all-new motorcycle. Weighing a claimed 417 pounds dry, the bike is said to be lighter, more powerful and sharper than its predecessor. The 1,301cc LC8 V-twin and Pankl gearbox have been updated, a new ultra-lightweight chrome-molybdenum steel frame carries the engine as a stressed member for more rigidity, a new composite subframe reduces weight and a longer single-sided swingarm has been repositioned closer to the output sprocket for more control. There have also been updates to the WP Apex suspension, electronics, lighting and instrumentation, lighter wheels roll on Bridgestone S22 tires, KTM My Ride is standard and new colorways and bodywork are aggressive and lean—every panel and plate has been calculated for optimum thickness and minimized wherever possible. MSRP is $18,699.
2020 Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel
For 2020, Moto Guzzi has added the V85 TT Travel to the lineup. It gets a taller touring windscreen, hard-plastic saddlebags with aluminum inserts (capacity is 37 liters on the right, 27.5 liters on the left), heated grips, the Moto Guzzi MIA multimedia platform, Michelin Anakee Adventure tires and a special Sabbia Namib color scheme with dedicated graphics. MSRP is $13,390 and it will be available in March 2020.
2020 Suzuki Katana
The 2020 Suzuki Katana features styling cues that pay direct homage to the 1981 original, and it’s built around the potent GSX-S1000 999cc inline-four. It features ABS, traction control, Easy Start and Low RPM Assist, as well as a twin-spar aluminum frame, braced superbike-style swingarm, KYB suspension, dual front Brembo monoblock four-piston calipers, 310mm floating rotors and a model-specific LCD panel. We got a chance to ride and review the new Katana in Japan last March. It will be available in Metallic Mystic Silver or Solid Black, MSRP is $13,499 and it will be in dealerships in November.
2020 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Adventure
Replacing the V-Strom 650XT Touring for 2020 is the V-Strom 650XT Adventure, which is equipped with tubeless spoked wheels, aluminum panniers, an accessory bar, a handlebar cross-brace, mirror extensions and a centerstand. Powered by a 645cc 90-degree V-twin, it is mechanically unchanged from the 2018 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT we last tested. It will be available in Pearl Vigor Blue and MSRP is $10,399.
2020 Suzuki V-Strom 1050
Suzuki has updated its lineup of big V-Stroms and changed their name from 1000 to 1050 even though engine size remains the same. The 2020 V-Strom 1050 features sharper styling and a few technological updates. The tried-and-true 1037cc 90-degree V-twin has been updated with more horsepower, and throttle-by-wire enables a revised traction control system as well as a new three-level Drive Mode Selector. Also new are Suzuki’s one-touch Easy Start System, an updated digital display with a GPS mounting bar and a new USB port. It rolls on cast wheels and is available in Glass Sparkle Black/Solid Iron Gray for $13,399.
2020 Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT / Adventure
Suzuki’s up-spec V-Strom 1050XT ($14,799) and V-Strom 1050XT Adventure ($16,999) roll on tubeless spoked wheels and feature the IMU-based Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.), which includes electronic cruise control, updated cornering ABS, hill hold control and a Slope Dependent Control System that manages rear wheel lift when riding downhill. Both XTs also come with a redesigned windscreen, hand guards and mirrors, a new height-adjustable two-piece seat, a centerstand, engine guards and more, while the Adventure adds quick-release aluminum panniers and heated grips.
2020 Triumph Bobber TFC
The latest addition to the limited-edition Triumph Factory Custom (TFC) lineup is the Bobber TFC, which boasts more power, a 500 rpm-higher redline and a new Sport riding mode (in addition to Road and Rain) for its 1,200cc parallel twin. As with other TFC models, the Bobber TFC is dripping with high-end components, including fully adjustable Öhlins suspension, an Arrow exhaust, Brembo M50 front calipers, an LED headlight, clip-on handlebars, carbon fiber bodywork, a billet top and bottom yoke with a numbered plaque, a leather seat and special TFC badging. Only 750 Bobber TFCs will be built, and each one comes with paperwork signed by Triumph CEO Nick Bloor, a personalized custom build book, a Bobber TFC bike cover, a TFC document wallet and a leather TFC branded backpack. MSRP is $17,500.
2020 Triumph Bonneville T100 and T120 Bud Ekins Editions
Bud Ekins was a motorcycling icon, a top motocross and desert racer and a professional Hollywood stunt man. He stood in for his buddy Steve McQueen, landing what became possibly the most famous motorcycle jump in film history in “The Great Escape.” Two special edition Bonnevilles, the T100 Bud Ekins Edition ($10,950) and T120 Bud Ekins Edition ($12,350) commemorate his legacy. Both feature a two-color paint scheme with hand-painted coach lines and a heritage Triumph logo, a California “flying globe” Bud Ekins logo on the tank and front fender, a Monza-style fuel filler cap, higher-spec LED indicators, diamond knurled grips, bar-end mirrors and special black engine badges. Each bike comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by Triumph CEO Nick Bloor and both of Ekins’ daughters.
2020 Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition
Triumph, exclusive engine supplier to the FIM Moto2 World Championship, has announced a forthcoming limited-production model, the Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition. Powered by a Moto2-derived 765cc in-line triple with an Arrow titanium race-style exhaust that makes a claimed 128 horsepower, it has a full electronics package, Öhlins suspension, Brembo brakes, carbon fiber bodywork and more. It will be available in March 2020; MSRP is $17,500.
2020 Triumph Rocket 3 R / GT
A few months after unveiling the radically redesigned Triumph Rocket 3 TFC with its king-of-the-hill 2,458cc triple, Triumph announced two production versions: the Rocket 3 R roadster ($21,900) and the Rocket 3 GT touring cruiser ($22,600). Both are lighter (by at least 90 pounds) and more powerful (165 horsepower and 168 lb-ft of torque) than the previous-generation Rocket III, both have impressive spec sheets and they look fantastic. They’ll be in dealerships in December 2019.
2020 Triumph Street Triple RS
Ready for the track or street, Triumph’s updated Street Triple RS is powered by a Moto2-derived 765cc in-line triple that makes a claimed 121 horsepower (7 shy of the Daytona above, likely because it doesn’t have the same Arrow race-style exhaust). Five riding modes, an up/down quickshifter, an assist-and-slipper clutch, Brembo M50 front calipers, fully adjustable Öhlins suspension, Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V3 tires, a TFT display with Bluetooth and GoPro integration and more aggressive styling make this nekkid middleweight one mean machine. MSRP is $12,550.
2020 Triumph Tiger 900 / GT / Pro
For 2020 Triumph has thoroughly updated its middleweight adventure platform, now called the Tiger 900, with a larger engine, a new chassis, new technology, new styling and more. The lineup includes five models, three geared toward street adventure (Tiger 900, Tiger 900 GT and Tiger 900 GT Pro) and two geared two off-road adventure (Tiger 900 Rally and Tiger 900 Rally Pro; see below). Pricing for the base-model Tiger 900 starts at $12,500, for the Tiger 900 GT at $14,300 and for the Tiger 900 GT Pro at $15,000. They’ll be available in April 2020.
2020 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally / Pro
Replacing the off-road-oriented Tiger 800 XC models for 2020 are the thoroughly updated and more powerful Tiger 900 Rally and Tiger 900 Rally Pro. Pricing for the 2020 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally starts at $15,000 and for the Tiger 900 Rally Pro at $16,700. Both models will be available in March 2020.
2020 Yamaha MT-03
The latest addition to Yamaha’s Hyper Naked family, which includes the MT-07, MT-09 and MT-10, is the MT-03, a naked version of its YZF-R3 sportbike that’s powered by a liquid-cooled 321cc parallel-twin. The light, compact bike features aggressive styling with LED position lights, headlight and turn signals, standard ABS, a 3.7-gallon tank and a 30.7-inch seat height. It will be available in Ice Fluo (shown) and Matte Raven Black for $4,599 starting in February 2020.
2021 Yamaha Ténéré 700
Announced in the fall of 2018, Yamaha’s new Ténéré 700 (T7, for short) will be coming to the U.S. in the summer of 2020 as a 2021 model. We know it will be powered by the 689cc CP2 parallel twin used in the MT-07, housed in a new tubular steel double-cradle frame. Other details include a 62.6-inch wheelbase, 9.5 inches of ground clearance, a fully adjustable USD 43mm fork with 8.3 inches of travel and a remote preload-adjustable rear shock with 7.9 inches of travel, and switchable ABS. It will be available in Ceramic Ice, Intensity White and Matte Black for $9,999.
2020 Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M
Yamaha has updated its flagship sportbikes, the YZF-R1 and the track-ready YZF-R1M, for 2020, with both featuring refinements to their CP4 crossplane crankshaft engines, an augmented electronic rider aids package, enhanced suspension and redesigned bodywork. MSRP is $17,300 for the YZF-R1 and $26,099 for the YZF-R1M (the latter is available in limited quantities through Yamaha’s online reservation system).
2020 Zero DSR Black Forest
After its successful debut in Europe, Zero is bringing its DSR Black Forest to the U.S. With a 14.4 kWh battery pack, the all-black Black Forest is ready for adventure with lockable Givi panniers and top trunk, accessory (aka, crash) bars fitted with auxiliary lights, hand guards and a protective headlight cover. Like all 2020 Zero electric motorcycles, the DSR Black Forest gets the Cypher II/III operating system and a Next Gen App for customizing ride modes and getting charging status, diagnostics and updates. MSRP is $18,995. For more information, visit zeromotorcycles.com.
2020 Zero SR/F
The first new model from Zero Motorcycles since 2016, the 2020 SR/F‘s streetfighter look and steel trellis frame blur 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.