MotorcyclesYamaha Announces 2020 Sport Heritage Models
Aprilia RSV4 Vs Yamaha R1: Who Will Win?
The epic Italian Vs Japanese superbike battle: FIGHT! The current crop of superbikes is, on the whole, extremely fast off the line and has a heck of an impressive top speed. Two of the fastest drag race in this fun video which may exemplify that old truism, “it ain’t the bike, it’s the rider.” The two bikes swap positions between races. First, the Yamaha R1 is in the far lane and the Aprilia RSV4 is in the close lane, then they trade positions. Both bikes look like current-year models, so let’s take a look at their numbers for comparison.
In what's become an annual rite of autumn, the big motorcycle companies collectively spew their latest model-year info into our in-boxes, withbeing the latest manufacturer to dish its lineup for the US market. This year's 2020 release includes the VMAX, the Bolt bobbers, and the V Star 250.
At this point every season, the relentless crush of model releases come fast and furious, with the Big Four unfurling their planned models for the new year. Yamaha’s latest slew of returning models in the company’s Sport Heritage category so far are the musclebound VMAX, the Bolt, and Bolt R-Spec “urban” cruisers, with the entry-level V Star 250 bringing up the rear. It’s pretty much just bold new colors for this latest group, but let’s take a closer look anyway.
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Iconic, legendary, unique—the superlatives have piled up for Mr. Max over its long, storied career. A “power cruiser” (we’re not even sure it’s a cruiser) before there even was such a term, the tire-shredding machine was always defined by its V-4 engine, the latest incarnation being a 65-degree, 1,679cc arrangement with, yes, 170 hp. Which is what you’ll see for 2020, along with wicked acceleration, fly-by-wire technology, and that distinctive 4-into-1-into-2-into-4 exhaust system. The 2020 VMAX will hit showroom floors in October, but only in Matte Raven Black, for an MSRP of $17,999, which is unchanged from last year.
Yamaha’s popular Bolt pops back into the fray for 2020 to represent what Yamaha calls the “urban performance” segment, which sort of feels like the same spot in the market Harley’s Sportster occupies. What we know for sure is that the Bolt still features a 942cc, air-cooled, 60-degree V-twin engine that pumps out solid power and great chunks of low-end torque. The spare, stripped-down look is a winner, with an emphatic nod to bobber styling, while a low seat height and an upright riding position let you take advantage of the compact chassis’s maneuverability. You’ll only be able to get the 2020 Bolt in Raven, and it’ll retail for a suggested $7,999.
Harley Announces New Bikes, Colors, And A Trike For 2020
All the new newness headed to your local showroom soon. Harley-Davidson just announced its 2020 model year lineup, and there are no major shakeups to report. Director Jason already told you his thoughts on the 2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire, which is Harley’s first stab at an electric bike. While we all have our favorites, there are also four other new models headed to H-D showrooms across the land.
2020 Bolt R-Spec
Yup, this is pretty much the same bike as the Bolt, but with upgraded suspension and wheels. On the R-Spec, the only differences come in the form of twin piggyback rear shocks tuned for a more composed ride, and 12-spoke cast alloy wheels which give the R-Spec a slightly more badass look along with added strength. Another difference is the color; the 2020 R-Spec will be available only in Matte Silver. It’ll be in dealers by the end of September, with the MSRP stated as $8,399.
2020 V Star 250
The last remaining 250cc classic cruiser?! In a field once packed with classically styled bikes, the 2020 V Star 250 is now the master of its own very shrunken domain and the only remaining V-twin in the class. Not much else has changed for 2020—you still get an air-cooled 249cc V-twin, a five-speed transmission, and chain drive, but what power there is gets delivered in a smooth predictable way—just what you want in an entry-level package. The low 27-inch seat height and the bike’s light weight makes it easy for first-timers to access, and the estimated 78 mpg certainly won’t hurt the pocketbook. The 2020 V Star 250 can be had in Metallic Silver and comes mid-September for an MSRP of $4,349.
Another Baby Yamaha Possibly In The Works With the XSR 125
Downsize all the things! — Yamaha, probably. After the rumor surfaced that Yamaha is considering downsizing the Tracer, the rumour mill now spews yet another rumor that the company is considering a baby version of another one of its existing models. This time, things could get retro. Baby Yammies: Is Yamaha Working On A Mini Tracer? Test Ride: 2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 Yamaha is playing hardball in the small displacement segment. Between the introduction of the new YZF-R3 and the existing V-Star 250 here in the U.S.
Several months ago, Yamaha also mentioned it was bringing back the Star Venture touring model for 2020, with no changes, just a new color option—but no Eluder. And there’s also been no mention of the XSRs—the XSR900 and its XSR700 relative—returning for 2020 just yet. Stay tuned.
New 2020 Yamaha MT-03 Unveiled And Coming Stateside .
We're finally getting the baby MT! Without any pomp and circumstance, Yamaha sneakily added an overhauled 2020 MT-03 to its lineup. Not only that; the company also confirmed that with the new model-year, the MT-03 is finally crossing the pond and coming to the United States. Also New For 2020:Yamaha Launches All-New 2020 WR250F EnduroYamaha Announces New Street Bikes For 2020The Yamaha MT-03 as we know it today was introduced as a small displacement offering in 2016—from 2006 to 2014, the nameplate was weirdly used to designate a 660cc model.
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