A simple definition of a naked motorcycle is that it is a stripped down version of a sports bike, but such a simplification could hardly describe modern nakeds, which go miles beyond simply taking off the fairings. In this episode of Automotive Territory, we will be exploring all-new models within this class that will be rolling out of the dealerships in 2020. Lets talk their specifications, prices, speeds and enjoy beautiful exposed engines!
Other motorbike-related content that previously appeared on #AutomotiveTerritory:
Some of the best supermoto bikes you can find today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sJN4qi_qeU
Amazing adventure motorcycles from the middle-weight category: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIwfP-RrznY
All of the models shown in this #ATmotorcycles episode:
Triumph Street Triple RS: triumphmotorcycles.com/motorcycles/roadsters/street-triple
2020 Triumph Street Triple RS brings more balance between its track capability and street performance, getting a bunch of technical updates. The British engineers applied all their experience accumulated during the involvement in Moto2 and have subtly tweaked the 765cc triple engine to deliver 9% higher mid-range torque and power.
Ducati Streetfighter V4 Production: ducati.com/ww/en/bikes/streetfighter/streetfighter-v4
Ducati are convinced that a recipe for a perfect supernaked motorcycle Ducati Streetfigheer V4 consists of a 1,103cc Desmosedici Stradale engine with 208 horsepower, Biplane Wings, Panigale V4 Electronic Suite, high handlebar and 397 pounds of dry weight, yes, all of this, minus the fairing.
MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Serie Oro: mvagusta.com/en/brutale-1000-serie-oro
As it turned out, MV Agusta was not joking when they stated that the new 2020 Brutale 1000 Serie Oro will be the world’s most powerful naked sports motorcycle. The bike received the transverse four-cylinder engine with radial valves and a central timing chain from the brand’s range-topping Agusta F4 RC, that peaks at 212 horses.
Indian FTR 1200: indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/ftr1200-s
Indian FTR 1200 is available in two modifications, the base 1200 and the S model, that adds a fully adjustable suspension setup, switchable ABS, a full-color 4.3-inch driver info screen and a new pricetag, that in $2000 premium over the standard model.
Harley Davidson LiveWire: harley-davidson.com/us/en/motorcycles/livewire.html
This LiveWire electric streetfighter is a part of the initiative to propel Harley Davidson into the 21st century and make a statement about the future long-term success of the company.
Ducati Monster 1200 and 1200 S: www.ducati.com/ww/en/bikes/monster/monster-1200
In 2020, Ducati’s most powerful Monster 1200 model continues to carry a very distinctive look, emphasized by the instantly recognizable tank curve, short wheelbase, a complete absence of plastic and fairings, and, of course, the iconic red cage. In addition, the premium 1200 S goes completely dark, bringing a new Black-on- Black color scheme and adding several carbon bits to the bodywork, which make the S model a few pounds lighter.
Yamaha MT-03: yamahamotorsports.com/hyper-naked/models/mt-03
Yamaha MT-03 has been sold all around the world since 2016, and for the upcoming model year, the brand is finally bringing the MT-03 to the United States.
Zero SR-F: zeromotorcycles.com/zero-srf
The numbers of naked electric motorcycles are still very scarce, but if you are looking for the best combination of price, performance and range, the new SR/F is arguably the best mass produced model out there.
BMW R nineT/5: press.bmwgroup.com/global/article/detail/T0297840EN/the-new-bmw-r-ninet-/5
2020 BMW R nineT/5 honors the 50th anniversary of the BMW Motorrad’s production from Germany. The limited-edition model combines the cutting-edge tech and the aesthetics of the bygone era. It is still not clear whether the nineT/5 will make to the USA, but the bike is already available on the Canadian market, with a pricing around $12,000 USD.
Kawasaki Z H2: kawasaki.com/products/2020-Z-H2?cm_re=MPP-_-PRODUCTTRIMLIST-_-VEHICLEDETAILS
Anyone, who is familiar with the class of superbikes, should be well acquainted with the H2 family, that consists of some of the world’s most powerful and fastest motorcycles. In 2020 the H2 strips down to become the company’s new naked flagship the Kawasaki Z H2.
KTM 1290 Super Duke R: ktm.com/en/naked/1290-super-duke-r
When we all thought that KTM’s Super Duke 1290 R supernaked can’t get any bonkers, the rising competition in the segment forces the Austrian brand to step up once again and deliver the 3rd generation of the flagship.
Harley Davidson Bronx: h-dmediakit.com/us/future-vehicles/
This unexpected bike was the last minute-addition to the lineup, since it has just been unveiled at the 2019 Milan Motorcycle Show. Based on the 2018 Streetfighter 975 concept, the Harley Davidson Bronx is a middle weight naked from the Milwaukee brand.