Top 10 new motorcycles we are dying to ride in 2020
2020 is shaping up to be a big year in motorcycling. From a middleweight Italian twin to fill the void in our hearts left by a declining super sport class; a non-cruising Harley-Davidson with engines measured in cubic centimeters; For a handful of high-tech, high-powered street fighters who make us want to use exclamation marks with abandon and reverence at the altar of speed, the 2020 crop of new bikes proves there is always something new under the sun. Pull out your pay stubs, free up some garage space and get ready for another great year on the bike.
2020 Aprilia RS 660Aprilia RS 660
After the prototype made waves last year EICMA Fair, we are delighted to see the The production RS 660 looks virtually identical. With four cylinder supercars lagging behind in recent times, there is a real niche in the market for a truly modern and lightweight racing sports bike. Aprilia claims that the 270-degree parallel twin of the RS 660, essentially the front half of a RSV4 1100 (one of great engines of our time), some would say, produced around 100 hp. In a case that weighs 373 pounds, with modern electronics and winglets, the RS 660 is truly out of the ordinary.
Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP
Way in 1992, the The CBR900RR galvanized the sports bike world, essentially becoming the first shot in the liter motorcycle war that ultimately led to the end of the 750cc superbike era. The original 'Blade cast such a shadow that when the latest generations of CBR were released, they seemed a bit conservative in comparison. Sportsbike fans can't help but be a little disappointed that the recent 'Blades didn't repeat history, and they weren't V-4s (but then they would be RVF or VFR or something with an R and V, but not CBR). The 2021 CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP finally gets the Blade name in the US and aims to be on par with European competition when it hits US dealers in June 2020 at 214 hp and 83 lb-ft of torque (European figures claimed ) on the tap. And it's packed with tech tricks like a MotoGP-spec 81mm bore, Öhlins S-EC suspension, Brembo Stylema brakes and fins. We are all wringing our hands here.
Harley-Davidson Pan America's-Davidson Pan America
Harley-Davidson LaHarley-Davidson first foray into the The ADV market should be launched by the end of 2020. On paper, the TheAmerica 1250cc liquid-cooled, 60-degree PanRevolution Max engine looks impressive with a stated target of "over" 145 horsepower and 90 lb-ft of torque. Harley has also worked with Brembo and Michelin, so we are delighted to see the fruits of this labor. Pan America gives literal meaning to the Motor Company's More Roads To Harley initiative: Marketing images of Pan America taking the air off the road confirm that these roads will be unpaved and less traveled.
KTM 1290 Super Duke R 2020KTM 1290 Super Duke R
Any one day nosde The 1290 Super Duke R update is a good day. The 2020 model is lighter, more powerful, and that's all the more reason to check your rationality on the sidewalk and grab big grips of the throttle whenever the need arises. That gorgeous new trellis frame, composite subframe, and minimalist bodywork give more drool than ever. Could Aprilia Tuono be on shaky ground as the ultimate nude?
2020 KTM 390 Adventure 2020 KTM 390 Adventure
CompleteThe 390 Adventure by KTM Estelar Adventure, and it promises not only to be a great bike to learn, but which offers an alternative in a category typically characterized by heavy and complex motorcycles. The The single cylinder and the lightweight 390 engine give you a breath of fresh air. But it's not a basic economy bike either. It has adjustable suspension and a TFT board because everyone including newbies wants the products.
2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4
2020 First Look The 2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4 and V4 S A simplified Panigale V4 for the streets
eye to the Ducati MotorDesmosedici Stradale tuned for the street, biplane wings, super aggressive styling: the Ducati Streetfighter is reborn. The revised gear ratios mean that torque is improved in the lower rev range, giving you easy access to accelerating the chain speed to a more stable rpm. If you like V-4s, Ducatis, Italian style and handlebars, that should get you very, very excited. Heck, if you've got ears, eyes, and a pulse, this should turn you on. Someone serves the Sangiovese (after the trip, of course); the Streetfighter V4 is here.
2020 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports SE
When the new Africa Twin was in 2016, it quickly became a essential in the ADV world, and we've been on the AT for a few miles since then. For 2020, the AT's displacement increase might grab headlines, but anyone who's spent a lot of time on the Honda knows, it's the changes elsewhere that could really take AT to the next level.
Now until 2020, The high-end adventure sports model converts to more inclined on the road, at least in terms of specs (higher windshield, etc.), and has the same seat height as the base model. A revised frame, a beautiful tactile dashboard, a new electronics package and cruise control (finally!) We are very happy to go and explore Honda's new ADV. Could this be the TA we've been waiting for,or is it just me?
2021 Harley-Davidson BronxHarley-Davidson Bronx
The roadster is an intriguing package that, like the Pan America, represents a new path for The Motor Company.Harley-Davidson. Like the Pan America, the Bronx It is expected to land in dealerships in late 2020. It also has a Revolution Max engine, but a smaller displacement of 975cc, with a stated target of over 115 horsepower and 70 lb-ft of torque. . Those numbers land in the right place for some fun on the road, which is why we are planning a lively motorcycle that hits a niche like no other currently on the market. HD Alignment.
2020 BMW S 1000 XR
The BMW has been praised for its combination of performance and comfort in the old S 1000 XR. We expect the same to be true for the new model, which features variable valve timing ShiftCam.BMW
after last year's debut. Superbike S 1000 RR, we knew that an adventure sports version was coming soon. BMW does not disappoint with new S 1000 XR. BMW's powerful four-cylinder ShiftCam engine is present, revised for its intended use. We really hope it will be less dynamic than the previous XR, but with more of the same attributes that we loved in the original. With the new engine comes a new frame and less weight. BMW has updated the electronics and pretty much everything else, so we're excited to see where that sets the bar for a scheduled 2021 comparison between it, a new Ducati Multistrada V-4 and a new KTM 1290 Super Adventure. Game on.
2020 Kawasaki Z H2 2020
Supercharged? Forward Kawasaki
Making its debut at this year's Tokyo Auto Show, the Kawasaki Z H2 is a naked derivative of Kawasaki's H2 range of eco-friendly supercharged machines. It joins naturally aspirated streetfighters like the Ducati Streetfighter V4, the MV Agusta Brutale 1000, which isn't on this list, but we're also dying to ride it, and the KTM 1290 Super Duke R. motorcycles. most popular for 2020. If you think supercharging is a cheat, the Z H2's 527-pound curb weight and under 200 hp rated power mean it's actually a loser on the specs. Although his 101 pound-feet of torque is a remarkable number, don't you think?