If highways are your primary touring domain, but you still prefer a bike that feels comfortable in the twisties and benefits from lighter weight than a fully dressed model, then there is no better option but ride a sport tourer.
In today’s episode we will cover the all-new 2020 bikes within the category that are pushing horsepower and torque yields even higher, while adding the latest electronics and rider assistance packages.
Other #AutomotiveTerritory episodes on the topic:
Some of the latest news about changes in the adventure motorcycle segment:
Amazing luxury touring bikes that you have to see:
List of all models that appeared in this #ATmotorcycles release:
BMW S1000 XR: press.bmwgroup.com/global/article/detail/T0302052EN/the-new-bmw-s-1000-xr?language=en and BMW F900XR: press.bmwgroup.com/global/article/detail/T0301997EN/the-new-bmw-f-900-r-and-f-900-xr
The announcement of the S1000RR superbike meant that the new engine and upgrades were sooner or later destined to trickle down into the sport adventure tourer model S1000 XR. The already high specced machine is becoming a little better.
Yamaha Tracer 700: yamaha-motor.eu/kv/kv/products/motorcycles/sport-touring/tracer-700-2020/
Yamaha Tracer 700 enters the 2020 with a major revision both on the outside and under the bodywork. The Tracer 700 CP2 engine retains its 689-cc displacement, crossplane layout and a 270° crank, but gets new fuel injection and exhaust settings.
Honda CB4X Concept: global.honda/newsroom/
Designed by the company’s Rome R&D Center, the 2020 Honda CB4X Concept is a creation of the imaginative Valerio Aiello, that combines features of a sport tourer, an adventure bike, and a comfy every-day commuter.
Ducati Multistrada 1260S Grand Tour: ducati.com/ww/en/bikes/multistrada/multistrada-1260-s-grand-tour
2020 Ducati Multistrada 1260S Grand Tour excels at both adventure and sports touring. It is visually distinguished from the regular Multistrada 1260S by model-specific livery, new smart matte Sandstone Grey color, plus there are standard large-capacity hard side panniers, center stand and special seat bearing the model specific logo.
Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX: motorcyclenews.com/news/new-bikes/kawasaki-ninja-1000sx
Also known as Z1000SX, the Kawasaki Ninja 1000 is carrying into the 2020 model year, with a number of noticeable updates and couple more letters added to the original name. In addition to the new paint scheme, the Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX sports a revised exhaust system, a revamped TFT dash and suit of new rider aids.
Yamaha FJR1300AS/AE Ultimate Edition: yamaha-motor.eu/cy/en/products/motorcycles/sport-touring/fjr1300ae-ultimate-edition-2020/
After being sold on the European market for 20 years, Yamaha’s iconic sport tourer is retiring after this model year, and it looks like it is going out with a bang. Both the AE and AS version of FJR1300 are getting unique Ultimate Edition packages.
Triumph Tiger 900 GT and GT Pro: triumphmotorcycles.co.uk/motorcycles/adventure/tiger-900
The new Triumph Tiger 900 is a model that morphs both on and off-road features, with the base, GT and GT Pro Trims being a sport-touring leaning trio.
Suzuki V-Strom 1050: suzukicycles.com/Product%20Lines/Cycles/Products/V-STROM%201050/2020/DL1050XA.aspx
All-new for the 2020 model year, the Suzuki V-Strom 1050 has been announced as replacement model for the previous gen V-Strom1000. Despite its name suggesting a bigger engine, the motorcycle keeps the previous 1037cc mill, that, however, is revised to produce more horsepower and return better MPG numbers.
Honda Africa Twin: powersports.honda.com/street/adventure/africa-twin
The Africa Twin is a better fit in the Adventure touring class, but since this bike was missed in the episode dedicated to adventure bikes of 2020, I had to redeem myself and at least mention it here.
KTM 1290 Super Duke GT: ktm.com/sl/sports-tourer/1290-super-duke-gt/
The arrival of the 1290 Super Duke R for the 2020 model year, means that the touring-oriented modification will be updated in the nearest future as well. For now, though, it will keep riding on the platform introduced in 2018 which is still worthy of mention in this video.
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