New Motorcycles Of 2020
Loading you up with a compilation of 2020 first look previews.

First look previews of new motorcycles are like the first chapter of a novel or pilot of a TV show. They are meant to hook you in and keep you craving more. With motorcycles, it’s those enticing details about a new limited production superbike or cool new café bike or scrambler, for example. We’ve already pumped out many 2020 motorcycle first looks (and even have a few first ride reviews completed like the 2020 BMW S 1000 RR). Below you can scroll through the sneak peeks we have covered thus far. Click the link to read the rest of the nitty-gritty details. Do these first previews hook you? Stay tuned for upcoming ride reviews, dyno videos, comparisons, etc. that will add to the stories that each of these motorcycles tells.

2020 Cruisers

2020 Yamaha VMAX

2020 Yamaha VMAX First Look Preview Yamaha Motor Corp., USA

“Yamaha’s current-generation VMAX power cruiser celebrates its 12th year of production for the 2020 model year. Originally released in 2008 as a Star Motorcycle (Yamaha’s old cruiser sub-brand), the VMAX has been rebranded and now slots in Yamaha’s Sport Heritage motorcycle line. As always, the VMAX turns heads with its muscular stance and high-output 1,679cc V-4 engine…”

2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire, Low Rider S, Road Glide Limited, CVO Tri Glide, CVO Limited

2020 Harley-Davidson New Model Announcement Harley-Davidson

2020 Indian Scout Bobber Twenty And 100th Anniversary

2020 Indian Scout Bobber Twenty And Scout 100th Anniversary Indian Motorcycle

“The Scout platform has been a sales success for Indian Motorcycle, so it should be no surprise that Indian would leverage the centenary of the first Scout with an homage (or two) to that landmark original…”

2020 Yamaha Bolt And Bolt R Spec

2020 Yamaha Bolt and Bolt R-Spec First Look Preview Yamaha Motor Corp.

“Yamaha’s budget-friendly, throttle-happy Bolt and Bolt R-Spec cruisers are returning for the 2020 model year. Yamaha refers to the Bolt as its “urban performance bobber,” but the Bolt has found its calling all across the riding spectrum with its compact, solid chassis, performance suspension, and torquey V-twin power…”

2020 Indian Motorcycle Thunder Stroke Models

2020 Indian Motorcycle Thunder Stroke First Look Preview Photos courtesy Indian Motorcycle

“Indian Motorcycle released its 2020 Thunder Stroke models with a host of new connected Ride Command features, an all-new Roadmaster Dark Horse, redesigned Springfield Dark Horse, Chieftain Elite, and the announcement that several models will come standard with a 116ci engine…”

2020 Suzuki C50, C50T, M109R B.O.S.S.

2020 Suzuki C50, C50T, M109R B.O.S.S. First Look Preview Courtesy Suzuki

“Suzuki returns its full-size cruiser favorites for 2020 with the same great features and all-new paint schemes…”

2020 Triumph Rocket 3 R And Rocket 3 GT

2020 Triumph Rocket 3 R And Rocket 3 GT First Look Triumph Motorcycles

“Triumph revealed the limited-edition Rocket 3 TFC in May, and all 750 units (225 for the US) were snapped up at their $29,000 MSRP. Now we have a full look at the regular production bikes, the Rocket 3 R and Rocket 3 GT…”

2020 Indian Motorcycle Challenger

The 2020 Indian Motorcycle Challenger Is Here Indian Motorcycle

“Indian Motorcycle reveals an all-new liquid-cooled V-twin for its new fixed-fairing bagger, the Challenger, set to debut as a rival for Harley-Davidson’s Road Glide…”

2020 Honda Rebel 300 And 500

2020 Honda Rebel 300 And 500 Preview Honda

“Until 2017 the Rebel was a 250-sized bike that countless beginners used to get their first taste of life on the road, then the Rebel 500 and 300 were introduced. The change has turned out to be a positive one, and Honda is revising both platforms with more creature comforts and a few additional amenities for 2020…”

2020 Arch KRGT-1

2020 Arch KRGT-1 Preview Arch Motorcycles

“Arch Motorcycle has released a new version of its KRGT-1 power cruiser which includes a new swingarm, suspension, brakes, and redesigned bodywork…”

2020 Sportbikes

2020 Aprilia RSV4 X

2020 Aprilia RSV4 X First Look Preview Aprilia

“It may be too late to get your hand on one of the 10 hand-built 2020 Aprilia RSV4 X superbikes, but you probably didn’t have an extra $45,000 to blow on your next trackday bike anyway. Yet here we are, drooling over the most exotic RSV4 1100 ever made…”

2020 Yamaha YZF-R6 And YZF-R3

2020 Yamaha YZF-R6 And YZF-R3 First Look Preview Yamaha Motor USA

“Fleshing out what Yamaha calls its ‘R World’ line of supersports are the YZF-R6 and YZF-R3, providing thrills and grins for sporty riders who prefer smaller, lighter, and cheaper faired sportbikes. Unfortunately, the 2020 models don’t receive significant upgrades like their bigger brothers…”

2020 Yamaha YZF-R1 And YZF-R1M

2020 Yamaha YZF-R1 And YZF-R1M First Look Yamaha Motor USA

“Yamaha’s unique crossplane-crankshaft engine helps make the YZF-R1 stand apart from its superbike/supersport competition, and for 2020 the R1 and its high-end R1M sister receive evolutionary upgrades that will increase their appeal to sportbike consumers…”

2020 Suzuki Katana

2020 Suzuki Katana First Look Review Courtesy of Suzuki

“Twist the throttle on the way-back machine and be prepared to experience a blast from the past that’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face once you see the 2020 Suzuki GSX-S1000S Katana. Hans Muth would sure be proud of this retro ride…”

2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650

2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 First Look Preview Kawasaki Motors Corp.

“Kawasaki’s pulls the wraps off its updated-for-2020 Ninja 650 ABS. Featuring sharper and racier body panels, in line with the rest of the Ninja family, this parallel-twin 650 is a kinder, more gentle sportbike for everyday street riders…”

2020 Suzuki GSX-R600, GSX-R750, GSX-R1000

2020 Suzuki GSX-R600, GSX-R750, GSX-R1000 First Look Preview Suzuki

“Most of the Suzuki sportbikes have recently received updates and redesigns, so for the upcoming model year we will have to be content with bold new graphics and color schemes for the GSX-R models, the GSX250R, and the Hayabusa…”

2020 Kawasaki ZX-10R And ZX-6R

2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R And ZX-6R First Look Preview Kawasaki

“The ZX-6R is at home on the street or track, which makes it a perfect motorcycle for riders who want a bike that doesn’t cut corners—it carves them…”

2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R

Meet The New 2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R Kawasaki Indonesia

“Kawasaki unveiled an enticing new option for supersport riders during this year’s Tokyo Motor Show—the Ninja ZX-25R…”

2020 Ducati Panigale V2

Previewing The All-New 2020 Ducati Panigale V2 Ducati

“Ducati has officially unveiled the 2020 Panigale V2, and it’s packing a load of updates…”

2020 Ducati Panigale V4 And Panigale V4 S

2020 Ducati Panigale V4 And Panigale V4 S Preview Ducati Motor Holding

“Two years after the release of its acclaimed, game-changing V-4 superbike, Ducati is updating the Panigale V4 and V4 S by adopting features that debuted on the V4 R…”

2020 Ducati Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour

Ducati Creates A New Luxury Tourer With The 2020 Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour Ducati

“Ducati has already announced that come next year, some version of the Desmosedici Stradale powerplant will make its way into the Multistrada. Until then, it’s giving the 1,262cc DVT Testastretta Evoluzione DVT motor one last chance to shine in the Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour…”

2020 Aprilia RS 660

2020 Aprilia RS 660 First Look Preview Piaggio Group

“After years of speculation the 2020 Aprilia RS 660 has finally been revealed at EICMA 2019. Aprilia has been working on this project for a long time and if the bike is as impressive as it looks, it should be something special…”

2020 BMW S 1000 XR

2020 BMW S 1000 XR First Look Preview BMW

“BMW has given its S 1000 XR an extensive overhaul, with revisions being revealed during this year’s EICMA show in Milan…”

2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R First Look Preview KTM

“KTM’s Super Duke R has achieved greatness since its 2014 debut for its blend of extreme power and sportiness with relatively comfortable ergonomics that sometimes makes us overlook pure sportbikes. For 2020, the Super Duker receives a host of new items…”

2020 BMW F 900 XR

2020 BMW F 900 XR First Look Preview BMW

“BMW dropped a lot of good news during this year’s EICMA show, including revisions to its S 1000 XR, its S 1000 RR, as well as introducing a new midsize duo in its F 900 R and sport-adventure iteration, the F 900 XR…”

2020 Naked Bikes

2020 Ducati Monster 1200 S

2020 Ducati Monster 1200 S First Look Preview Ducati

“The Monster series has been a huge hit for Ducati ever since it was introduced back in 1993. These days the original “naked bike” has evolved into a complete lineup with no less than six options for beginners and hard-core riders alike…”

2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4

2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4 First Look Preview Ducati

“The 2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4 and Streetfighter V4 S have officially arrived and they look incredible…”

2020 Harley-Davidson Streetfighter

2020 Harley-Davidson Streetfighter Preview Courtesy of Harley-Davidson

“Harley-Davidson says it’s re-entering the sport segment in 2020 with an upright naked-style streetfighter…”

2020 Triumph Street Triple RS

2020 Triumph Street Triple RS First Look Preview Triumph

“The Street Triple occupies an interesting place in the moto market: smaller than a liter-size sport roadster, but more powerful than a traditional middleweight. For 2020, the three-cylinder Street Triple RS gets endowed with greater midrange power, sharper bodywork, updated electronics, and nicer finishes…”

2020 Yamaha MT-03

2020 Yamaha MT-03 First Look Preview Yamaha Motor Corp.

“For the 2020 model year, Yamaha has kept all the pint-size performance status quo, but the Tuning Fork guys added an inverted fork and focused on redesigning the styling of the bike with an emphasis on making it darker, more Hyper Naked in appearance…”

2020 Yamaha MT-07

2020 Yamaha MT-07 Preview Yamaha Motor Corporation

“Think of the Yamaha MT-07 as the gateway motorcycle for the dark, exciting realm of the Hyper Naked class…”

2020 Yamaha MT-09

2020 Yamaha MT-09 Preview Yamaha Motor Corp.

“The MT-09 is the original Hyper Naked in Yamaha’s not-so-secret society of aggressive-looking and fun-to-ride streetbikes…”

2020 Yamaha MT-10

2020 Yamaha MT-10 Preview Yamaha

“The 2020 Yamaha MT-10 is the flagship model of Yamaha’s Hyper Naked street motorcycle segment that includes the new MT-03, MT-07, and the MT-09…”

2020 MV Agusta Rush 1000

2020 MV Agusta Rush 1000 Preview MV Agusta

“MV Agusta’s tagline is Motorcycle Art, and this new Rush 1000 continues that legacy. Based on the newly updated Brutale 1000 RR, the Rush 1000 supposedly takes inspiration from the drag-racing community to create a lustworthy machine that’ll unwind a twisty road as well as rip down a dragstrip…”

2020 BMW F 900 R

2020 BMW F 900 R First Look Preview BMW Motorrad

“BMW introduced the replacement of its F 800 platform at the EICMA motorcycle show. The 2020 F 900 R is positioned as a midsize naked streetbike that’s ‘precise, intuitive, and dynamic, offering purist riding fun,’ according to its Motorrad project leader, Michael Zweck…”

2020 Suzuki GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F

2020 Suzuki GSX-S1000 And GSX-S1000F First Look Preview Suzuki

“The 2020 Suzuki GSX-S1000 is unchanged for this year, other than its blue or gray color options, but it is still a capable streetbike. At the core of this motorcycle is the legendary GSX-R1000 K5 engine with its torquey power delivery offering up gobs of smile-per-mile hooligan-style performance…”

2020 Yamaha WR250F

2020 Dirt Bikes, Dual Sports, And Adventure Bikes

2020 Yamaha WR250F First Look Preview Yamaha

“Yamaha is serious about winning off-road races and providing trail riders with the lightest, most powerful 250 the company has ever built. Meet the new 2020 WR250F. The new WR250F is closer than ever to the championship-winning YZ250F as it incorporates the same bilateral beam frame, KYB suspension, and reverse cylinder engine as the motocrosser, replete with all the necessary enduro accoutrements…”

2020 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Adventure

2020 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Adventure First Look Preview Suzuki

“Suzuki has announced a new addition to its 2020 V-Strom 650 family, the V-Strom 650XT Adventure. This bike builds off the XT platform, which is a bit more adventure-capable than the stock 650 thanks to tubeless, spoked tires, and adds even more…”

2020 Kawasaki KLX300R

2020 Kawasaki KLX300R First Look Kawasaki

“In addition to two 230cc-sized KLX machines—the KLX230 dual sport and KLX230R—Kawasaki has announced a KLX300R for the 2020 model year…”

2020 Kawasaki KLX230

2020 Kawasaki KLX230 Dual Sport First Look Kawasaki

“Kawasaki released news of a brand-new dual sport coming to market for 2020, the KLX230. Complete with a fresh engine, frame, and suspension, among other features, it promises to be an attractive option for riders who want a lightweight, all-purpose machine…”

2020 Kawasaki KLX230R

2020 Kawasaki KLX230R First Look Kawasaki

“Kawasaki has announced the new KLX230R for 2020, a full-size dirt bike that has been designed from the ground up and priced at $4,399…”

2020 Yamaha YZ125X

2020 Yamaha YZ125X First Look Yamaha

“Yamaha just revealed its 2020 cross-country off-road motorcycle lineup, and the big news is the arrival of the brand-new two-stroke YZ125X…”

2020 Honda Africa Twin

2020 Honda Africa Twin First Look Preview Honda

“Honda just released the latest info on the 2020 Africa Twin and 2020 Africa Twin Adventure Sports SE models. Both are available in the traditional six-speed manual or DCT versions. But the big news here is that the second-generation Africa Twin engine is now 1,100cc…”

2020 Yamaha Super Ténéré ES, Tracer 900 GT, FJR1300ES

2020 Yamaha Super Ténéré ES, Tracer 900GT, FJR1300ES Preview Yamaha Motor Corporation

 

“For 2020, Yamaha isn’t announcing big changes in its sport-touring and adventure-touring lineup—and we’ll still have to be patient before we get our hands on the long-awaited Ténéré 700—but if you’re in the market for a capable mile muncher, the Iwata factory’s lineup is worth a look…”

2020 Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT

The 2020 V-Strom 1050 fuel tank provides a 5.3-gallon capacity. Despite the size, the actual cover have been designed to offer a slim tank-to-seat point that enhances rider comfort.Suzuki

“V-Strom lovers everywhere are celebrating the arrival of the 2020 Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT adventure bike. The latest version of the venerable V-Strom is built around the tried-and-true 1,037cc 90-degree V-twin and twin-spar aluminum frame…”

2020 KTM 790 Adventure R Rally

2020 KTM 790 Adventure R Rally Preview KTM

“Hardcore adventure riders will appreciate what KTM offers with its limited-edition 790 Adventure R Rally machine ($19,499)…”

2020 KTM 390 Adventure

The KTM 390 Adventure Has Arrived KTM

“The long-awaited 2020 KTM 390 Adventure will finally be a reality. The Austrian brand revealed details of the new machine during the EICMA show in Milan, and it promises to be every bit as exciting as we’d hoped…”

2020 Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel

2020 Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel First Look Preview Piaggio Group

“Moto Guzzi has introduced the newest member of the V85 TT family as released at this year’s EICMA show. Meet the 2020 V85 TT Travel…”

2020 Triumph Tiger 900

2020 Triumph Tiger 900 First Look Preview Triumph Motorcycles

“Triumph Motorcycles pulled the wraps off its new adventure-touring middleweight, the 2020 Tiger 900. Featuring a larger and more powerful inline-three engine, the Tiger 900 will be available in three designations…”

2020 Café Racer And Retro-Style Motorcycles

2020 Moto Guzzi V7III Racer Limited Edition

2020 Moto Guzzi V7III Racer Limited Edition First Look Moto Guzzi

“Riders in the United States and Canada will get a treat this summer, as Moto Guzzi plans to release a North American edition of its popular V7III. The 2020 Moto Guzzi V7III Racer Limited Edition will be available in the States starting June 2019, with a $9,990 MSRP…”

2020 Kawasaki W800

2020 Kawasaki W800 Preview Kawasaki

“With the arrival of the 2020 Kawasaki W800, consumers now have two retro classic Kawasaki motorcycles to choose from. The W800 has the look and feel of the 1966 W1 while the W800 Café offers the sporty style made popular by the racers back in the day…”

2020 Yamaha XSR700

2020 Yamaha XSR700 Preview Yamaha

“Yamaha announced the return of its XSR700 in its Sport Heritage family of motorcycles for the 2020 model year. Sport Heritage models follow Yamaha’s ‘Faster Sons’ design philosophy that blends classic styling with modern powertrain and chassis technology for a sport-standard bike with performance and character…”

2020 Triumph Thruxton RS

Previewing the 2020 Triumph Thruxton RS Triumph

“The Triumph Thruxton has long been a favorite for riders who want a solid factory café, and in 2016 when Triumph introduced its highly revised parallel-twin platform, it became a powerhouse. Triumph offered an R-spec for riders who wanted even more, and for 2020 it goes a step further with the Thruxton RS…”

2020 Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone S

2020 Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone S Preview Moto Guzzi

“The Stone S calls on the tradition of Moto Guzzi’s performance models of the 1970s including the 1974 750 S, and the 1971 V7 Sport with its S designation…”

2020 Yamaha XSR900

2020 Yamaha XSR900 Preview Yamaha

“Yamaha announced the return of its XSR900 in its Sport Heritage family of motorcycles for the 2020 model year. Sport Heritage models follow Yamaha’s ‘Faster Sons’ design philosophy that blends classic styling with modern powertrain and chassis technology for a sport-standard bike with performance and character…”

2020 Electric Motorcycles

2020 Zero SR/F

Zero SR/F Electric Motorcycle First Look Zero Motorcycles

“Zero Motorcycles has announced the launch of the SR/F, the most powerful electric bike released to date in its line. It’s also one of the most technologically sophisticated, packed with the new Cypher III operating system and touted as the first fully ‘smart’ machine from the brand…”

2020 Husqvarna EE 5 Mini Electric Motocrosser

Husqvarna EE 5 Mini Electric Motocrosser First Look Husqvarna

“The biggest news from Husqvarna at [2018]’s EICMA show is its smallest bike, the EE 5, an electric mini motocrosser to be introduced as a 2020 model in the fall of 2019. This marks the brand’s first foray into the ebike realm and is geared to younger riders who want to get their start with a dirt bike…”

2020 Zero S And SR

2020 Zero S And SR Electric Motorcycle First Look Preview Zero Motorcycles

“Zero Motorcycles is pushing the electric motorcycle game forward this year and next, such as with the sophisticated SR/F and recently announced DSR Black Forest. But it’s the stable of more established machines that has allowed Zero to push the boundaries of electric performance, and two of these, the Zero S and Zero SR, come with more options than ever in 2020…”

2020 Zero DSR Black Forest

2020 Zero Motorcycles DSR Black Forest First Look Preview Zero Motorcycles

“Zero Motorcycles is pushing the electric motorcycle game forward this year and next, such as with the sophisticated SR/F and recently announced DSR Black Forest. But it’s the stable of more established machines that has allowed Zero to push the boundaries of electric performance, and two of these, the Zero S and Zero SR, come with more options than ever in 2020…”

2020 Energica Eva Ribelle

2020 Energica Eva Ribelle Electric Motorcycle Preview Marcello Mannoni

“Energica shows off an updated naked sportbike in the Eva Ribelle as announced from the 2019 EICMA motorcycle show…”

2020 Energica Ego and Eva EsseEsse9

2020 Energica Ego And Eva EsseEsse9 Preview Marcello Mannoni

“All three of the 2020 Energica Ego+, EsseEsse9+, and Eva Ribelle will be offered with the new 21.5 kWh battery or the previous-generation 13.4 kWh battery packs…”

2020 Three-Wheelers

2020 Can-Am Spyder RT

2020 Can-Am Spyder RT First Look Preview Can-Am

“Can-Am is giving touring riders even more creature comforts with its updated 2020 Spyder RT line, which starts at $23,299 for the base RT and goes up to $27,299 for the RT Limited…”

2020 Yamaha TMAX 560

2020 Yamaha TMAX 560 Preview Yamaha

“European scooter riders will have a few new Yamaha TMAX scooters to consider in 2020. The Japanese brand unveiled its new TMAX 560 and TMAX Tech MAX during the EICMA show in Milan, hailing them as stronger, better-handling, and more rider-friendly versions of its popular maxi scooter…”

2020 Yamaha TMAX Tech MAX

2020 Yamaha TMAX Tech MAX Yamaha

“Yamaha’s European TMAX scooter gets a thorough update for 2020, with its TMAX Tech MAX marking the height of comfort and convenience…”

2020 Supermoto

2020 Husqvarna FS 450

2020 Husqvarna FS 450 Supermoto First Look Husqvarna

“The FS 450 is packing a 63-hp, 449.9cc, SOHC, liquid-cooled single, engineered to be as compact as possible to ensure its weight hits the sweet spot in the bike’s center of gravity. A race-ready supermoto machine has to be nimble, after all…”

2020 Scooters

2020 Vespa Primavera 50 And Sprint 50

2020 Vespa Primavera 50 And Sprint 50 Scooters First Look Vespa

“From the innovative minds of Vespa headquarters in Italy comes the speed-limited 2020 Primavera 50 and Sprint 50 scooters. These eco-friendly scoots are not new to the market but the fact that they are offered in a speed-limited option opens the door for even more people to enjoy life on two wheels…”

2020 Honda Ruckus, Metropolitan, and PCX150 Scooters

2020 Honda Scooters First Look Courtesy of Honda

“For 2020, you can tackle your around-town jaunt aboard any of the scooters from Honda including the Ruckus, Metropolitan, and PCX150. The convenience of the automatic transmission on these scooters makes for an easy twist-and-go option for your errand run…”

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