Everyone wants to latest and greatest set of wheels. Motorcycles are constantly being improved with more power, better handling and new styles. In addition, the boom of electric motorcycles has begun. Electric motorcycles are quickly becoming better and the possibilities are exciting.
But just because a new bike is being released, it doesn’t mean it’s going to be a great product. There’s lots of bad bikes out there too. There are many bikes that are getting a lot of hype for the 2019 model year. Everyone is going to be excited about different motorcycles. People have different needs when riding. They also have different tastes and criteria for what makes a good bike. Regardless of need, the following bikes are all coming out attached to some serious hype. Get ready, because 2019 is going to be a good year for motorcycles!
1 - Harley-Davidson Project Livewire
If there’s a name that’s synonymous with great bikes, it’s Harley-Davidson. As electric bikes have continued to increase in popularity, it was always likely that Harley was going to stake their claim to the market. Project Livewire has been in the works, and they are teasing a release for 2019. Admittedly the release date is 2019/2020, but for this bike, let’s stay optimists. Details have been kept quiet for the most part, but they have announced a 0-60 speed of only 4.0 seconds.
2 - Honda RVF1000 V4
Who doesn’t like a new superbike? Honda decided that for their 70th anniversary, they were going to release something new and something special. It’s going to be hard to get hands on this bike, as it’s likely only 500 are going to be produced. Coming out in late 2019, the bike is going to set back owners $40,000.
3 - Ducati Scrambler 1100
The scrambler hearkens back to a simpler time of high collars and bell bottoms. The styling is distinctively seventies, but with modern flairs that make it absolutely gorgeous. The scrambler is going to be available in the base trim, with sport and sport special models for those looking at something even more impressive.
4 - KTM 790 Duke 2018
When a bike is designed, there’s usually one wonderful feature that designers love. Internally, KTM started calling this bike “The Scalpel” because of how devastatingly nimble and precise it was. The name stuck. 105 horsepower is delivered seamlessly to the ground, but this bike is all about the corners. It manages to harness something special and allows riders to take corners comfortably at speeds that would normally make them nervous.
5 - Yamaha Tracer 900 GT
The Tracer is updated for 2019 and is perfect for all the tourers out there. More customization options are available for 2019 including a fully adjustable front fork. The ergonomics of the design have been completely reworked for better airflow, and much better comfort as well. The new LED headlight design is much more powerful and make night driving much safer.
6 - Yamaha Niken
Yamaha finally did it, and created a bike with twin front wheels and put it in production. While many companies look at this in concept, very few go through with it. While purists may scoff at the style, riders are quickly getting behind it. The wheels move in perfect unison and give a sense of extra stability during dangerous moments like emergency braking or unexpected sharp turns. Furthermore, the system also increases rider confidence during weather that might otherwise not provide a lot of confidence. It’s different and it’s exciting.