2020 Sportbikes We Want To Review

We’ve already ridden a couple of 2020 sportbikes, now we discuss the rest.

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 Sportbikes

2020 Aprilia RSV4 X

Marchesini forged magnesium wheels improve the handling of the RSV4 even further while the Pirelli slicks provide the grip.
2020 Aprilia RSV4 X First Look PreviewAprilia

"Aprilia introduces the RSV4 X, a very special commemorative version limited to just 10 units globally…"

Perhaps they are already sold out, but it doesn't hurt to dream, does it? Here's more info on the "X"otic sportbike from Aprilia: 2020 Aprilia RSV4 X First Look Preview

2020 Aprilia RS 660

We waited quite a while for the 2020 Aprilia RS 660 to arrive, but there are still questions that need to be answered.
2020 Aprilia RS 660 First Look PreviewPiaggio Group

"The RS 660 is a purpose-built sportbike intended to fill the gap between the small-displacement motorcycles and the full-blown RSV4-series superbikes and streetbikes…"

Our patience has been rewarded. The Aprilia RS 660 is finally here: 2020 Aprilia RS 660 First Look Preview

2020 BMW S 1000 XR

BMW S 1000 XR in Racing Red/White Aluminum colorway.
2020 BMW S 1000 XR First Look PreviewBMW

"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…"

Lighter, faster, more agile. It doesn't get much better than that. Here are more details on how the S 1000 XR delivers the goods: 2020 BMW S 1000 XR First Look Preview

2020 BMW F 900 XR

Power and handling are improved on the F 900 XR.
2020 BMW F 900 XR First Look PreviewBMW

"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…"

Dreaming of canyon carving? The F 900 XR is an adventure sport rider's dream: 2020 BMW F 900 XR First Look Preview

2020 Ducati Panigale V2

The Panigale V2, last of the V-twin Panigales, is like the fastest 916 ever built.
The 2020 Ducati Panigale V2 Is Better Than The Panigale 959Milagro

"The Panigale V2 strikes an enviable balance between a moderately fast bike and a scarily fast bike…"

Super-mid or superbike? We review Ducati's Panigale V2: The 2020 Ducati Panigale V2 Is Better Than The Panigale 959

2020 Ducati Panigale V4 And Panigale V4 S

Red Ducati. Tricolore curbs.
2020 Ducati Panigale V4 And Panigale V4 S PreviewDucati Motor Holding

"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…"

Ducati's Panigale V4 and V4 S get the "R" treatment: 2020 Ducati Panigale V4 And Panigale V4 S Preview

2020 Ducati Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour

2020 Ducati Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour.
Ducati Creates A New Luxury Tourer With The 2020 Multistrada 1260 S Grand TourDucati

"The Multi Grand Tour comes in a sleek gray and red paint scheme, and represents the luxo-touring arm of the 1260 lineup. In addition to bold new graphics, the $23,295 price tag includes…"

Okay, that was a little bit of a cliff-hanger, but you can check out more of the Multistrada here: Ducati Creates A New Luxury Tourer With The 2020 Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour

2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650

Kawasaki’s Ninja 650 is designed as a casual sportbike that’s at home on the street.
2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 First Look PreviewKawasaki Motors Corp.

"Kawasaki's Ninja 650 is designed as a casual sportbike that's at home on the street…"

The wraps have been pulled off Kawasaki's middleweight Ninja: 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 First Look Preview

2020 Kawasaki ZX-10R and ZX-6R

The 2020 Ninja ZX-6R engine performance and power delivery is spread evenly across the rpm range which, combined with perfectly tuned suspension components and advanced rider support technology, makes it easy to ride.
2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R And ZX-6R First Look PreviewKawasaki

"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…"

More on Kawasaki's two track demons: 2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R And ZX-6R First Look Preview

2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R looks like a ripper.
Meet The New 2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25RKawasaki Indonesia

"Kawasaki unveiled an enticing new option for supersport riders during this year's Tokyo Motor Show—the Ninja ZX-25R…"

Will Kawasaki's ZX-25R be available worldwide? We sure hope so! Read more: Meet The New 2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R

2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

The estimable Super Duke R gets even superer for 2020, with more power, a new chassis, TFT instrumentation, and updated electronics.
2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R First Look PreviewKTM

"For 2020, the Super Duker receives a host of new items like its frame, wheels, brakes, instruments, switch gear, and electronics. More power and less weight, too…"

Find out the other beastly components the 1290 Super Duke R offers: 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R First Look Preview

2020 Suzuki Katana

The 2020 Suzuki Katana sources its engine from the famous 2005–2008-era GSX-R1000 so it should hold its own in the canyons, on the road or at the dragstrip.
2020 Suzuki Katana First Look ReviewCourtesy of Suzuki

"The new Katana builds on the original distinct design of the '80s-era Katana with a modern twist…"

Suzuki's cult-classic Katana returns in 2020, read more information about the bike here: 2020 Suzuki Katana First Look Review

If you like that, then we also have a first ride review of the Katana here: 2020 Suzuki Katana First Ride Review

2020 Suzuki GSX-R600, GSX-R750, GSX-R1000

The 2020 Suzuki GSX250 is powered by a twin-cylinder engine that delivers class-leading fuel economy of roughly 75 mpg.
2020 Suzuki GSX-R600, GSX-R750, GSX-R1000 First Look PreviewSuzuki

"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…"

Do you dream of Gixxers? Read more about the GSX-R family in this link: 2020 Suzuki GSX-R600, GSX-R750, GSX-R1000 First Look Preview

2020 Yamaha YZF-R3 And YZF-R6

The R6 has been a perennial race winner over its lengthy history. Available in this interesting Vivid Orange and Raven Black for 2020.
2020 Yamaha YZF-R6 And YZF-R3 First Look PreviewYamaha Motor USA

"The R6 has been a perennial race winner over its lengthy history. Available in this interesting Vivid Orange and Raven Black for 2020…"

Find out about pricing and other specs of Yamaha's R3 and R6 here: 2020 Yamaha YZF-R6 And YZF-R3 First Look Preview

2020 Yamaha YZF-R1 And YZF-R1M

2020 Yamaha YZF-R1 racing on track.
2020 Yamaha YZF-R1 And YZF-R1M First LookYamaha Motor USA

"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…"

The evolutionary changes on the R1 and R1M superbikes are elucidated here: 2020 Yamaha YZF-R1 And YZF-R1M First Look