2019 New Bike Guide

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By Michael Mann
MannOnABike BikeSocial's Web Editor. Been riding bikes since 1984 and writing about them since 2013. Commuted in Central London for 10 years, fast and smooth road rider, does a reasonable job in a track day quick group. 6 ft and 14 st.
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As we fly into 2019 and yet another bumper year of new machinery to ogle in the dealerships, at shows and on certain motorcycling websites, here’s your guide to the new wallet-twitching metal available in the new year, in alphabetical order by manufacturer including prices where known:

 

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Ariel

  • Ace of Diamonds –Limited to just 10, powered by a 1237cc Honda V4, with 173bhp, costs £19,982. Read more here

 

 

Aprilia

  • TuonoV4 1100 Factory – Updated version of existing bike with uprated suspension. Read more here
  • Shiver 900 – Mild revisions inc. exhaust design plus sat-navigation fitted as standard. Read more here
  • RSV4 1100 Factory – Bigger engine, more power, revised bodywork and electronics. Estimated price: £21,000. Read more here including a video interview with the Product Marketing Manager

 

 

 

BMW

  • R1250GS/Adventure – New bigger engine with variable valve timing (more bhp and torque), different brake calipers, more electronics as standard. From £13,415 (GS) or £14,415 (GSA). Read the R1200 GS vs R1250 GS feature here and the full GSA review here
  • R1250RT -New bigger engine, revised styling, different brakes calipers and additional electronics. From £14,415. Read the full review here
  • R1250R – New bigger engine, revised brake calipers and additional electronics. From £11,215. Full preview here
  • R1250RS – New bigger engine, revised styling, new brakes and electronics. From £12,100. Full preview here
  • F850GS Adventure – Adventure spec F850GS has bigger fuel tank, longer travel suspension, wire wheels. From £10,600. Full preview here
  • S1000RR – All new generation of S1000RR. 10kg less weight, more bhp, variable valve timing in engine for more midrange power too. Updated electronics and new top-spec M-series model with carbon wheels. From £15,290. Full preview here and watch the Project Manager interview video here
  • C400GT – Long distance, touring version of the C400X scooter. Bigger screen, more comfortable seat, keyless ignition plus added connectivity for electronic devices and extra storage too

 

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Brough Superior

  • Anniversary – Limited edition (only 100 will be built) celebrating 100 years of Brough. Cosmetically different, but mechanically similar. €100,000 (£87,175) is the price tag. Read more here

 

 

Ducati

Watch our interview with Ducati CEO, Claudio Domenicali, talking about the new Scrambler range, right here.

 

 

Harley Davidson

  • FXDR Softail – New model, aggressive styling, ten more bhp than before. £19,855, click here for the full review
  • Livewire – All new fully electric motorcycle. 0-60 in 3.5s but $30,000 and a 110-mile range. For the latest info, click here

 

 

Honda

Watch the video interview with Honda’s Andy Minekyo who introduces the new 500’s and 650’s, right here

  • CBR500R – Improved throttle response and midrange power, sportier riding position and redesigned fairing and seat. New rear shock absorber. A2-friendly, in three colours at £6099. Click here for more details
  • CB500X – Longer travel suspension, bigger front wheel, improved throttle response and midrange power. A2-friendly. In three colours from £6069. Click here for more details
  • CB500F - Improved throttle response and midrange power. Four colours at £5559. Click here for more details
  • CBR650R – Fully-faired sporty version of CB650R. Not a proper supersports track bike like the old CBR600RR, more of a road-sports machine. Same engine and chassis as CB650R with sportier riding position and all-new bodywork styled like the Fireblade. £7729 for either of the two colours. Click here for more details
  • CB650R – All new styling based on current CB1000R. 6kg less weight, new frame, suspension and brakes plus traction control. Slight increase in power (3bhp), sportier riding position than old CB650F. Comes in four colours and priced at £6999. More details here
  • CBR1000RR Fireblade (and SP) – Slightly revised fuelling and electronics. £19,770 (SP). For more info, click here

 

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Indian

  • FTR1200 (and S model) – All new model based on their flat track racer. Liquid-cooled V-twin engine in flat-track styled naked chassis. £11,899 (S = £12,999). Watch the official model unveil and interview here – Episode 11

 

 

Kawasaki

Watch our interviews with Martin Lambert, European PR Manager, from Intermot and EICMA.

  • Ninja 125 – All new model, faired sports bike similar to Yamaha’s YZF-R125. Liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine. Prices start at £4299. Read the review here
  • Z125 – Similar to above but naked styling. Priced from £4099. Read the review here
  • Ninja H2 (plus Carbon) – power increase of 30bhp, self-healing paint. £26,499 (Carbon - £28,999)
  • ZX-6R – fresh styling, fuelling and electronics that meet current emissions requirements. Slightly less bhp than before. From £9499. For more info, click here
  • ZX-10RR (plus ZX-10R and ZX-10R SE models) – slightly more power, enhanced electronics. From £14,499 (R), £19,149 (R SE), £21,199 (RR). Read the review here
  • Versys 1000 (plus SE) – restyled and revised engine electronics allow digital cruise control, advanced traction control and cornering ABS. High-spec SE version adds TFT dash, electronic suspension and programmable riding modes, plus cornering lights and Bluetooth connectivity. From £11,199 and £14,399 (SE) Read more about it here
  • Ninja H2 SX SE+ - New ‘+’ version adds electronic suspension adjustment plus uprated brake calipers, smartphone connectivity and self-healing paint. Price: £21,599. Read more about it here
  • Z400 – unfaired, naked version of the Ninja 400. A2 compliant engine. Price: £4,999 Read more about it here
  • W800 (and Café) – looks like the old one but Kawasaki claim the air-cooled twin-cylinder 47bhp bike is 90% new. Now meets Euro 4 legislation. Café racer option has single seat and small fairing. Price from £8,399 (Café - £9,099). Read more about it here

 

 

 

KTM

Watch our interview with KTM’s Luke Brackenbury as he introduces us to the new range here

  • 1290 Super Duke GT – face lift, up and down quickshifter and 3bhp increase. Est. £16,500. Read more here
  • 1290 Super Duke R - new paint options. Read more here
  • 790 Adventure (and R) – All-new adventure bike based on the 799cc parallel twin motor from the Duke 790. Both bikes have big fuel tanks, long travel suspension and full electronics packages including cornering ABS. They also both have 21in front wheels for proper off-road capability. R-model has uprated suspension with even longer travel. Prices tba. Read more here
  • 690 SMC R – uprated road-legal supermoto now has 7bhp more and smoother power delivery, a slightly bigger fuel tank, cornering ABS and traction control plus a quickshifter. There’s also a restricted A2-licence version available. Read more here
  • 690 Enduro R – off road version of the SMC R. Same upgrades in a road-legal, endure-styled package. Read more here

 

 

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Moto Guzzi

  • V85TT – all new adventure bike. New 850cc, air-cooled engine makes 79bhp and meets Euro 4 emissions. Approximate price: £11,000. Click here for our interview with the Product Marketing Manager, or read more here

 

 

MV Agusta

Watch the interview with MV Agusta’s Design Director here

  • Brutale 1000 Serie Oro – 205bhp super naked. Engine is virtually all-new and has full electronics package. The Oro is a limited edition (300 bikes at €42,000) but others will be launched later using this engine in a lower-spec package. Read the preview here
  • Dragster 800 RR America – limited edition dragster 800RR in fancy paint scheme that mimics the 1970s MV America model. Approximately €18,900. Read the preview here

 

 

Norton

Watch the Atlas model unveil and an interview with Norton’s owner, Stuart Garner, here

  • Atlas Nomad – scrambler-themed, 650cc twin cylinder making 84bhp. £9,995
  • Atlas Ranger – as above but with longer travel suspension, headlight protector, handlebar brace, sump guard, higher mudguard and a small screen. £11,995

 

 

Royal Enfield

  • Interceptor 650 – all new twin-cylinder engine. 47bhp, roadster chassis, very good value at £5500. Read the review here
  • Continental GT 650 – café racer version of above. Same power, sportier styling, from £5700. Read the review here

 

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Piaggio

  • MP3 300 hpe – new engine makes 3bhp more and more torque too. Traction control is standard. Base model has taller screen, while ‘Sport’ model has shorter screen and Bluetooth connectivity. Read more here
  • Vespa GTS – also gets the new 300cc engine. Fiver variants, all get LED lighting and more comfy seat. Supertech version has TFT screen and app-based turn-by-turn in-dash navigation. Read more here

 

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Suzuki

  • Katana – New model, based on the current GSX-S1000, but substantially restyled. “premium pricing” (TBA). Watch the preview video here
  • GSX-R1000 (and GSX-R1000R) - Tweaks on current model, quickshifter now standard
  • GSX-S750 (A2 licence version) – Same as the current GSX-S750 but restricted to 45bhp

 

 

Triumph

  • Street Twin – uprated 900cc engine makes extra 10bhp, rider modes and enhanced suspension and brakes. From £8100. Read the review here
  • Street Scrambler – as above but with longer travel suspension, taller seat height and larger front wheel. From £9300. Read the review here
  • Speed Twin – new roadster using same 1200cc engine from the Thruxton/Bobber plus top spec forks, brakes, tyres. 10kg lighter than Thruxton. From £10,500. Preview of the new bike is here
  • Scrambler 1200 – two all-new models (XC is the more road-focused, lower spec bike, XE is higher spec and off-road focussed) with retuned engine, long travel suspension (even longer on the XE model) and new frame. Both have new electronics including rider modes (five on XC, six on XC). XE adds cornering ABS and additional off-road-pro riding mode. From £11,500 (XC) and £12,300 (XE). Read the review here
  • Bonneville T120 Ace (and T120 Diamond Edition) – limited edition Bonneville derivatives, cosmetic changes only. Watch the video preview here

 

 

Yamaha

See our video interview with Yamaha’s European President, Eric de Seynes, talking about all the below models, here.

  • YZF-R125 – updated engine has no more power, but variable valve timing to boost the midrange. Price and review coming soon but click here for the preview
  • YZF-R3 – styling and suspension changes inverted forks. Price and review coming soon but click here for the preview
  • Tracer 700GT – same as current Tracer 700 but with luggage, comfort seat and centre stand. From £7,999. Click here for the preview
  • MT-125, MT-03, MT-07, MT-09, MT-10 - new paint option on each of these existing models. Prices: £4,349 (MT-125), £4,999 (MT-03), £6,349 (MT-07), £8,399 (MT-09) and £11,799 (MT-10). Click here for the preview
  • XSR700 and XSR 900 - new paint option on each of these existing models. Click here for the preview
  • XSR700 XTribute – an XSR 700 with a cosmetic tribute to the old XT500. Click here for the preview
  • Tenere 700 – all new adventure bike based around the MT-07 engine. Long travel suspension, 21-inch front wheel and hard-core adventure styling suggest this is a bike intended to actually go off road and not just look like it. Price tba. Click here for the preview
  • NIKEN GT – touring version of the three-wheeled Niken has taller screen, panniers, centre stand, comfort seat and heated grips. From £14,699. Click here for the preview
  • YZF-R1 GYTR – very limited edition (only 20 built) hand built replica of Suzuka 8-hour winning bike. £35,000 but sold out. Click here for the preview
  • XMAX IRONMAX (125, 300 and 400) – special edition in ‘Sword Grey’ paint scheme with rider backrest and aluminium footplates. Prices: £4,649 (125), £5,649 (300) and £6,499 (400). Click here for the preview

 

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