Calling all two-wheel enthusiasts! 2019 is set to be a thrilling year in the motorcycling world and if these new models are anything to go by, there are plenty of options to choose from if you’re looking for a new ride. The most difficult part won’t be finding a good quality bike, but rather deciding on which you want to buy first! Here are the best new motorbikes releasing in 2019.
While BMW has long been ahead of the pack in the adventure bike world, their GS series has been setting the bar for quality for almost 4 decades and the R1250 GS is no different. With a 1,254cc engine displacement, 135hp, and a top speed of 200kph, the R1250 GS is more than capable of taking you no matter where you want to go.
Ducati has a simple reason behind the creation of the Panigale V4 R: to beat the World Superbike Championship winner Kawasaki and bring the cup home to Italy. With a 90° Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine with a displacement of 998cc, 209hp, and 83ft-lb of torque, the performance of the Panigale V4 R can only be outdone by its startling good looks.
You may already be familiar with Honda’s off-road superstar the CRF450R, but what do you get when you add more light, a street-able exhaust, and mirrors? No, not bingo for money! The 2019 Honda CRF450L of course! This Baja 1000- winning bike can legally be driven both on- and off-road and the liquid-cooled 10° single cylinder 4-stroke engine offers a displacement of 449cc and is tuned for more low-end and mid-range torque in order to meet emission standards.
Indian has become the first motorcycle manufacturer to capitalise on the resurgence of flat-track racing and they’ve just released their first street-legal option. The FTR 1200 offers both retro styling and superior performance thanks to it startling good looks and 1,203cc engine displacement with 120hp and 85ft-lb of torque. While the base model comes strictly in black, the FTR 1200 S comes in a variety of styles including a Race version with a red frame and white tank panels.
Just as the Ducati’s Panigale V4 R was inspired by the World Superbike Championships, so was the 2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR as it is modelled on the bike which earned them 4 consecutive wins. Best described as the most hardcore Ninja ever created, the ZX-10RR offers a 4-valve, liquid-cooled engine with a displacement of 998cc, 201hp, and 85ft-lb of torque.
While we haven’t seen a Katana model in 13 years, Suzuki has decided to resurrect an old favourite featuring retro styling and their proven 998cc inline-four engine as seen as on the GSX-R1000 from 2005-2008. Offering 147hp and 79ft-lb of torque, the black and silver styling of the 2019 Suzuki Katana is sure to draw attention as you speed past.