It’s not just the stripped-down & low-slung styling that make Indian Motorcycles’ 2020 Scout Bobber Sixty such a standout. Available only in 2 different shades of blacked-out, this clean cruiser is almost 25-pounds lighter than its predecessor yet powered by the same 999cc V-twin. And weight isn’t the only thing that’s lighter. The price tag is slimmed down, too.
Sweden’s Cake builds rad electric motorcycles. Their latest is called the Kalk INK. Sharing the same off-road-proven platform as the brand’s original OR dirtbike, the INK is built as a lighter, freeriding and trail bike. With a design inspired by downhill mountain bikes and modern motocrossers, the Kalk Inc hits a top speed of 50+ mph and boasts a ride time of up to three hours.
The much-anticipated reveal of Zero Motorcycles’ first full-fairing street bike, the SR/S came a few weeks early by way of an internet leak. What sets this new bike apart from the brand’s SR/F model, aside from the plastics, is totally re-engineered geometry. A more relaxed & upright seat position, higher handlebars and lower footpegs put riders right in the sweet spot to enjoy all 110 horsepower as well as the 200-mile range and a top-speed of 124 MPH.
Filson makes gear and apparel that is tough and timeless, built for abuse. Features that transfer nicely over to a new category: motorcycle gear. Purpose-built for 2-wheel adventure, their forthcoming Alcan Collection brings Filson’s legacy to the open road. The collection includes pants and a jacket, made of waxed canvas with tough cordura overlays gloves, a tool backpack, a tool roll, and a rebranded Bell helmet. All of it available: July 24, 2020.
Triumph’s powerful Tiger 1200 is a beast of a bike, on-road or off. With the release of 2 new special editions, they’re giving adventure riders even more options for the ultimate all-terrain ride. Sharing the same platform & powerplant as the original, the new Desert Edition & Alpine Edition both feature upgraded titanium Arrow exhausts & quick-shifters. The Desert is dialed for dirt-riding while the Alpine is tuned & tricked out for navigating mountain roads.
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The Denzel Truvor is a scrambler-style electric motorcycle powered by a synchronous magnetic motor boasting 12,000 watts of peak power and top speed of 75 MPH. Its efficient lightweight battery delivers a 75-mile range while the entire chassis, as well as the swingarm, are made of carbon fiber. Mixing classic scrambler style with modern systems, it’s built for emission-free adventures on and off-road.
The forthcoming Pan America is Harley-Davidson’s first ever adventure bike. Like all hogs, it is powered by a V-twin. A liquid-cooled Revolution Max 1,250 cc engine to be exact. Any similarities to a normal Harley end right there. Brembo built the braking system, Michelin developed the tires specifically for the bike. It’s a departure. Built for departures. Big ones. The Pan America will hit HD dealership floors sometime in mid 2020.
Death Machines Of London has a cool name and they build wild bikes like this one, called Kenzo. Hard to believe it’s a 1977 Honda Gold Wing underneath the handmade aluminum paneling, precision 3D printed parts, & composites, but it really is. So even though it looks like a street-fighting Samurai, it will ride like Grandpa’s Cadillac.
The Snowrider conversion kit turns your motocross bike into a snowbike. It’s a ski-track suspension kit designed and built in Siberia from high-quality materials. There are multiple track lengths and fitment options. A high-impact polymer ski is mounted where the front-tire goes and the snowmobile-style track—with 65mm lugs—mounts on the rear. Riders comfortable with basic maintenance and repair can complete the conversion at home in just an hour using common tools.
Swedish electric motorcycle maker Cake just rolled out a Swiss Army Knife of an E-bike. The Ösa is a clean on & off-road rambler that features a modular UniBar design making it possible to set-up the bike 1000 different ways. Literally. 1000 configurations for carrying your gear: sports equipment, construction cargo, an outdoor kitchen, you name it. Available in 1.5kWh or 2.6 kWh models, capable of speeds up to 30MPH and a range up to 63 miles.
With this post we send our sincerest condolences out to all the motorcycle makers who think they make cool bikes. With the AMB 001, Aston Martin just unveiled its first foray into 2-wheel design. The sculptural, retro-futuristic styling is backed by an equally epic V-twin turbocharged engine built through a partnership with Brough Superior Motorcycles; it cranks out 180 horsepower. Only 100 of these beauties will be made, act fast.
Designed around Indian’s Harley-busting 1,770cc, 60-degree Powerplus V-Twin motor, the all-new 2020 Challenger is a 122-horsepower beast of a bagger. Low & stretched out, it’s marked by sculptural lines & advanced rider comfort and safety features, including IMU-assisted cornering & touchscreen navigation.
Kawasaki just took the wrapper off the hotly anticipated Z H2, a ridiculously fast naked street fighter powered by their supercharged 197-horse H2 motor. With a few simple mods the motor can reach 300Hp. Even stock though, it’s a lot of bike—and obviously, the powerplant dominates the design. It features cruise control, traction control, multiple power modes, launch control, ABS and other advanced safety systems but riders basically climb up onto the motor and hang on. Available mid 2020.
Designed & built in Brooklyn, startup electric bike builder Tarform has created a futuristic urban assault bike with a clean, minimalist design. There are currently few details on performance, power, or specs but the brand is talking about integrating machine learning, AI, and bio-materials into the build. The bikes are currently in pre-order phase with an estimated street date of late 2019.
For 2020, California-based electric motorcycle maker Zero is introducing the formerly EU-only Black Forest DSR Adventure Bike to the global market. Powered by a silent 14.4 kWh electric motor, it features a whole range of adventure essentials, and lockable cases for ample on-board storage. Numbers. A range of 82 miles in the city & 39 on the freeway; top speed 98mph.
Lots of new stuff going on with Indian’s 2020 lineup of American-made cruisers. Chief among them, two new Scouts: the 100th Anniversary limited edition Scout & the Scout Bobber 20. The Anniversary bike features a red & gold paint scheme inspired by the 1920 original. The bobber features wire wheels, a floating saddle, bobbed rear fender & blacked-out finishes. Both are powered by the brand’s 100-horsepower V-Twin motor.
Motorcycle ridership in the USA is dying fast. Rather than prep for the funeral, Harley Davidson is taking a longview, building electric bikes for kids, who they hope will become the next generation of motorcyclists. To that end they’ve created two new kids push bikes, the Iron E12 for riders age 3-5 & the Iron E16, for riders age 5-7. They have no pedals but instead feature electric hub motors that allow for speeds up to 11MPH which can be set & adjusted by parents. Battery run-times: 30-60 minutes.
They teased us with the limited-edition Rocket 3 TFC back in January but now Triumph’s much-anticipated Rocket 3R is officially out. Along with a GT variant. One word: mean. The 2.5L three-cylinder engine cranks out 164.7 horsepower and163 lb-ft of peel-you-off-the-back torque. This big boy is made slightly lighter by its all-new aluminum chassis & premium features like ABS, navigation, & hill-start assist smooth out the ride.
Curtiss builds bikes that are more like rolling art or sci-fi movie rides than normal motorcycles. But make no mistake, they really move. The Hades is their latest creation; a futuristic e-bike that cranks out a whopping 217 hp. The goal was to give each part as many functions as possible for a sophisticated but visually minimalist design. Rolling out in 2020.
It’s hard to picture this thing actually rolling down the road but the Curtiss Motorcycles Zeus Radial is a functioning—and super-fast—motorbike powered by an electric motor designed in a cool “V8” configuration. The look of the “engine” is actually 8 cylindrical batteries that make up the “V” formation. The YASA P400 R Series electric motor produces 217 horsepower and 147 lb. ft. of torque. If those numbers don’t mean much to you, we’ll translate: it’s scary fast.