Low end torque, comfortable riding position and genuine engine rumble let cruisers remain among the favorite classes of motorcycles for beginner and expert riders alike. This episode of Automotive Territory will be telling a story of the new 2020 lineup within this category that is trying to take cruising to another level. So put on your helmet get ready to behold the upcoming models, their technical specifications, and of course confirmed or at least estimated price tags.
Other motorcycling news and informative videos on #AutomotiveTerritory:
Some of the most affordable touring bikes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P–5k_NIyME
Electric superbikes that you have to know about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REn6rczPT2I
All of the models shown in this #ATmotorcycles release:
BMW Motorrad Concept R18: press.bmwgroup.com/global/article/detail/T0296357EN/bmw-motorrad-concept-r18
Inspired by the design and engine tech of 1960s, BMW Motorrad Concept R18 is unlikely to become a mass-market model, but make no mistake: it will be arriving to the market as the brand’s limited production custom bike.
Triumph Rocket III R and GT: triumphmotorcycles.com/motorcycles/rocket-3/rocket-3 / triumph-mediakits.com/en/motorcycles/rocket-3-r-and-rocket-3-gt/rocket-3-r-and-rocket-3-gt.html#-2200
The first Rocket model has been introduced more than 15 years ago, and now, the British brand wants set a new standard of performance for the market segment of power cruisers. 2020 Triumph Rocket III arrives in two guises, R and GT, that differ mainly by the seat height and riding ergonomics.
The Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Springfield Dark Horse: indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/jack-daniels-2019-springfield-dark-horse
A collaboration between a spirit producer and a motorcycle manufacturer seems odd, but limited edition Indian bikes with Jack Daniels badges usually sell out in minutes. The base vehicle for the team up this time is a Springfield Dark Horse bagger.
Ducati Diavel 1260 / 1260 S: ducati.com/ww/en/bikes/diavel/diavel-1260
2019 Ducati Diavel 1260 and 1260 S are created to deliver the maximum riding enjoyment, by combining the ergonomics of a muscle cruiser and performance paraments of a maxi naked bike.
Yamaha Star Venture: yamahamotorsports.com/transcontinental-touring/models/star-venture
This giant transcontinental tourer might be an overkill for the cruiser definition, but lets go back in time before the categories have become so numerous and call it a full dresser cruiser. Skipping the 2019 model year, Yamaha’s flagship returns to the lineup virtually unchanged.
Indian Scout 100th Anniversary and Bobber Twenty: indianmotorcycle.media/indian-motorcycle-honours-scouts-100-year-legacy-in-2020-with-scout-bobber-twenty-limited-edition-scout-100th-anniversary-models-132917
The Scout is one of the most influential and oldest motorcycle models in the industry and it celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2020. To mark the occasion the America’s first motorcycle company is introducing two new models to pay homage to the legacy of the iconic Indian.
Harley-Davidson FXDR 114: harley-davidson.com/us/en/motorcycles/2019/softail/fxdr-114.html
2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 is the tenth model in HDs Softail range, that aims to become the most agile one, by shedding some weight, maximizing acceleration, and improving handling performance.
Harley Davidson Low Rider S: harley-davidson.com/us/en/motorcycles/low-rider-s.html
Since the Dyna family was discontinued in 2017, the Low Rider S is coming back riding on the latest Softail platform. Luckily for the fans of the model only the underpinnings were upgraded, and the cruiser keeps the familiar silhouette if only slightly more modern.
Benelli 502C: presskit.benelli.com/presskit/502c_eng.html
2019 Benelli 502C enters the middleweight segment to dominate it, offering potential clients a great value for the money, with its aggressive character and Honda-like motor.
Curtiss Motorcycles: curtissmotorcycles.com/design
Formerly known as Confederate, Curtiss Motorcycle switched to the production of all-electric bikes in 2017 and so far, they have developed two models with the bobber body styles: Zeus and Hades, both already available for preorder.