For the entire fall of 2018, motorcycle shows in Europe and Asia will give bikers a glimpse of what’s to come next year, and what models are expected to hit the road from well-known manufacturers, as well as some surprises. Let’s have a look at what should impress us once the new year rolls out, provided that enthusiastic bikers will jump at the opportunity to ride these beauties.
The new Ducati Scrambler
Counting on the popularity of the first Ducati Scrambler that first saw the light of day in 2014, the manufacturer decided to offer its customers, old and new, the chance to upgrade to a meaner, cooler, and more outstanding version of the icon motorcycle.
The new version is the incarnation of the so-called ‘Joyvolution’, as the marketing materials call the upgrade process through which the Scrambler went to reach this new form. One of the revealed novelties added to the model, the Bosch Cornering ABS, will take care of more active braking, to ensure extra safety for the rider.
The BMW R 1250 GS and RT
BMW has already announced that it intends to launch no fewer than nine models in 2019, but so far, the most information was provided on the BMW R 1250 GS and RT. It seems that these will come packed with a range of high tech features that will make consumers yearn for them.
One of the new features we will see on these models is the BMW ShiftCam Technology that manages to boost the engine power, while streamlining fuel consumption and reducing the harmful emissions.
The Suzuki SV650X Café Racer
The Suzuki lineup receives a pretty cool twist with this new version of the company’s already successful SV650. The main change is related to how the handlebars will look like. It appears that they will be replaced with clip-ons so that the rider needs to lean forward while riding. As expected, this simple feature is enough to tell you that the new Suzuki will be a pretty aggressive looking model.
- The Norton Commando 961 Street
Not everyone wants a Ducati, a Suzuki, or a BMW; or at least, they don’t want a bike that could be anyone’s with the money to spend and a passion for motorcycles. The Norton Commando 961 Street comes in a limited edition in 2019, and when we say ‘limited’, we mean only 50 of those will be made. The result of 40 years of dreaming about the perfect Norton, the limited edition bike should be able to take your breath away.
The Arc Vehicle Vector
If you’ve never heard of Arc Vehicle, that’s okay. They are a new bike making contender that plans to jump into the ring next year. And they won’t do it with some run of the mill model. Their Vector will be an electric vehicle, and its creators tout it as the cleanest motorcycle to have ever been driven on the planet.
And if you’re still not impressed, here’s another tip. The vehicle will use the so-called Human Interface Technology that involves special sensors that can interact with the environment.