These Unreleased 2019 Motorcycles are Coming Soon, and I Can't Wait
2018 is a wrap, and we saw some really awesome rides released for the model year. However, while I'll be looking back fondly on 2018, these unreleased (and just released) 2019 motorcycles are something that I can't wait to get my hands on.
In the spirit of trying new things in the new year, I'm going to hit the road or the trail on some new rides I've never experienced before. Check out these three 2019 motorcycles that I just can't wait to ride. What 2019 releases would you add to the list?
2019 Triumph Speed Twin: Second half of 2019
Source: OfficialTriumph YouTube
When the Speed Twin was first released in 1938, Triumph likely didn’t know that the model would become a model that carried into another era. Production of the Speed Twin stopped in 1966, but the re-imagined 2019 Speed Twin is set to hit markets in 2019. The bike lay within the realm of Triumph’s tradition and heritage but features many updates in power, comfort, and performance.
The original Speed Twin had a 500 cc parallel-twin engine, and the 2019 Speed Twin combines this engine from the well-performing Thruxton cafe racer series to deliver more than double the power from that of its predecessor. The 2019 Speed Twin is a light and attractive machine that is set to provide performance through a punchy, lightweight, and trimmed down bike.
While it hasn't been confirmed officially, there are rumors abound that the 2019 Triumph Speed Twin will be launched in India in the new year. There is not a clear release date as of yet, however, I predict that the US could see the model in the second half of 2019 (fingers crossed).
2019 Triumph Speed Twin Specs:
- Type: Parallel tin
- Displacement: 1200cc
- Bore x stroke: 97.6 x 80mm
- Maximum power: 96 hp @ 6750 rpm
- Maximum torque: 83 ft-lb. @ 4950 rpm
- Compression ratio: 11.0:1
- Valve train: SOHC, 8 valves
- Cooling: Liquid
- Transmission: 6-speed
- Clutch: Wet multi-plate assist
- Final drive: Chain
- Frame: Tubular steel w/ aluminum cradle
- Front suspension; travel: Non-adjustable 41mm KYB cartridge fork; 4.7 inches
- Rear suspension; travel: Spring-preload adjustable KYB shocks; 4.7 inches
- Wheels: Cast aluminum alloy 7-spoke
- Front wheel: 3.50 x 18
- Rear wheel: 5.00 x 17
- Front tire: 120/70 x 17
- Rear tire: 160/60 x 17
- Front brakes: 305mm discs w/ Brembo 4-piston calipers
- Rear brake: 220mm disc w/ Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
- ABS: Standard
2019 KTM 450 SX-F: March 2019
Source: motocross action magazine YouTube
The announcement of the KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition was made right on the cusp of the 2019 AMA Supercross Championship. The latest KTM ride is said to be the pinnacle of the brand’s motocross line, and upgrades found on the performance-driven five-speed model promise to make this latest and greatest release a difficult act to follow in the motocross sector.
The 2019 KTM SX-F 450 Factory Edition features a host of performance-enhancing bells and whistles while encompassing the latest motocross technology in a Factory package.
2019 KTM SX-F 450 Factory Edition upgrades:
- Factory start for the fork
- Factory seat with Selle Dalla Valle logo
- Composite skid plate
- Orange rear sprocket
- Orange anodized Factory triple clamps
- Factory wheels with D.I.D. Dirt Star rims
- 2019 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing graphics
- Semi-floating front disc
- Akrapovič Slip-on silencer
- Front brake disc guard
- Updated Suspension and Engine Settings
2019 Yamaha YZF-R3: December 2018
As far as the best motorcycles for beginners, this one might top the list for 2019. And, while, the bike has been officially released in the USA as of December 2018, I have yet to experience one for myself.
The entry-level Yamaha is the third of the YZF-R family that has been produced in as many years ,and is the smaller, yet not-to-be-underestimated, brother of the R6 and R1. The R3 emulates legendary Yamaha superbike styling and features a redesigned front fairing thanks to a slimmed-down look with a central duct to direct air to the radiator and sleek LED headlights; the slightly lowered handlebars create an aggressive riding position, and smooth handling is delivered thanks to an all-new KYB 37mm inverted front fork.
The bike may be small, but the 321cc liquid-cooled, fuel injected parallel-twin with DOCH and four valves per cylinder can bring 21.8 ft-lb. torque and 42hp. All in all, the R3 promises to be a fresh little machine that can deliver a fun ride to even new motorcycle riders.
2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 Specs:
- Type: liquid-cooled, DOHC inline twin-cylinder; 8 valves
- Displacement: 321cc
- Bore x stroke: 68 x 44.1
- Compression ratio: 11.2:1
- Fuel delivery: Fuel Injection
- Cooling: Liquid
- Transmission: 6-speed; multiplate clutch
- Top speed: 117 mph
- Front suspension; travel: Inverted telescopic fork; 5.1-in
- Rear suspension; travel: Monocross single shock, adjustable preload; 4.9-in
- Front tire: Front tire: 110/70-17 Dunlop® Sportmax® GPR-300
- Rear tire: 140/70-17 Dunlop® Sportmax® GPR-300
- Front brakes: 298 mm hydraulic disc; ABS model available
- Rear brake: 220 mm hydraulic disc; ABS model available
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