Who doesn't love to twist the throttle a little more than they should on tantalizing straightaways, alluring apexes, or serpentine mountain roads. The thrill of those stretches of tarmac can be enjoyed on many different categories of motorcycles, but you have to admit that a new sportbike would put a devious grin on your face if you took it to the pavement. So far 2020 is looking promising with its upcoming sportbikes. In case you were actually working when these first looks were published, here is a list of the 2020 sportbikes from Aprilia, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Triumph, and Yamaha that we have initial coverage on thus far…
2020 Aprilia RSV4 X
"Aprilia introduces the RSV4 X, a very special commemorative version limited to just 10 units globally…"
"The mill of the new S 1000 XR is still derived from the inline-four used in BMW's S 1000 RR, but for 2020 it's been revamped to provide better power delivery throughout the rev range and save weight…"
"The F 900 XR's mill was first introduced in the 2018 F 850 GS, but now offers 105 hp and 67.8 pound-feet of torque, meaning the 482.8-pound ready-to-ride machine will pack enough of a punch to have some fun in the twisties…"
"Straight away, Ducatisti will notice both the Panigale V4 and V4 S now resemble the homologation special, boasting the same slippery bodywork that punches a larger hole through the air and gives the rider a larger cockpit to hide behind…"
"Whether you are competing in the track, a trackday junkie, or a street rider looking for the ultimate literbike, the 2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R combines the latest technology with its winning pedigree and wraps it in a nice, tidy package that is designed to help you ride faster and safer than ever before…"
"Suzuki designed this latest-generation GSX-R1000 to offer new levels of reliability, durability, usability, and overall performance. It is truly a superbike that is a capable racebike but also an excellent trackday bike…"
"The R1M now features a carbon-fiber tail cowl to complement the existing M's carbon passenger-seat cowl. It also receives all the upgrades of its 2020 R1 sibling, including engine, bodywork, electronics, and brake updates…"