The one thing that you got to love about bikes is that they keep getting better and better. There is just no way can what the markets were offering in 2018 beat the 10 best picks for 2019. Why is it so? It is because technology advanced, and motorbike producers either came up with new models and features or upgraded their best bike makes to become more compact, bigger and faster. In fact, on this list, you might be tempted to think that some of the bikes are mere upgrades. They are certainly not; rather, 2019’s most promising motorbikes were built for one thing: original and pleasant user experience. Also, considering that the number of female bikers is growing optimally, control is a key feature with which we can’t compromise in 2019.
10. Harley-Davidson FXDR 114
Speaking of upgrades, this bike features the extreme look and stance thus making it seem like the 2019 V-Rod Harley. It is not though; it features way more engine power and handling performance than you’d expect for any Harley motorbike. For starters, the Milwaukee-Eight and V-Twin engine is capable of a 1,868 cc displacement and a 6-speed transmission. The bike features study and slick aluminum framing under the seat.
9. 2019 Indian FTR 1200
The manufacturers producing this were inspired by the company’s desire to win numerous and prestigious flat-track races. As flat-track racing is quickly resurging from the oblivion, this manufacturer customized this bike for an added street feel. The result was a trendy, fashionable, powerful and retro-styled flat-track bike that is set to dominate future races. In fact, this bike comes in a selected range of two models: the FTR 1200 (base) and the FTR 1200 S. The FTR 1200 S is definitely more accessorized than the base model, and it offers additional features including:
- 4.3-inch digital dash supporting phone connectivity
- LCD touchscreen display
- 4-Valves per Cylinder
8. 2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR
As reputable as Ninja is as a motorbike manufacturer, the 2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR is just its best model so far. It might hard to believe it owing to the colossal success of the multi-champion making firm. Despite the accolades collected, the engineering and design team at Ninja outdid their previous achievements by making Ninja ZX-10RR legal for road, not just racing tracks. For a motorbike as powerful as this one, 4-stoke-engine, this bike features super handling that just boosts riders’ safety. The enhanced handling is secured by its tweaked suspension. This motorbike is aesthetically styled just like the current world superbike Champions and other Ninjas that came before it.
7. 2019 Suzuki Katana
As you can see, the list gets better, and this slot was preserved for a modern-day motorbike relic: the Katana. It took Suzuki over 12 years to unleash the Katana back to the road and on racing tracks after the market demanded a comeback. Since it comes from way back, Suzuki designers decided that the Katana should create a feeling of reminiscence for anyone coming across this premium and high-performance motorbike. This bike also features an engine make that is similar to the 2008 GSX-R1000 design. Unlike its predecessors, the 2019 Suzuki Katana offers better torque, increased engine efficiency, improved riding stance and utmost ease-of-use for the new and diversified riders of 2019. It also features:
- LCD info screen
- Inline-four engine
- Three-mode traction control system
6. BMW K1200S
Well, BMW is well-known for its ostentatious automobiles, and this super-fast bike is another example of what this company can do. The company’s wealth of experience, skill, talent and research is responsible for the compactness, durability, elegance, power and control of this motorbike. Easy handling is guaranteed for riders gliding on this bike because of its lightweight make and swift adaptations. It also features a robust engine of 1157 cc that is designed for inbuilt transmission. The body also features an engine arrangement that lowers the bike’s COG making it even easier to handle. This bike features an empowering acceleration rating, a highly effective braking system and the BMW Motorrad Integral ABS. This bike is super-fast and can go at a speed of 174 miles per hour.
5. BMW S1000 RR
There goes BMW again; this company is not one to joke with speed when it comes to motorbikes or cars. The BMW S1000 RR can peek up to 190 miles per hour. It is purely designed for speed, and that is why it features a 16-valve motor engine that is rated at 999cc. You would think such speeds are dangerous for a two-wheeler but no; it features the HP4’s Dynamic Damping Control. It rarely goes off control when pros are riding it. It also features cruise control for enhanced handling and control.
4. Kawasaki Ninja H2R
Kawasaki Ninja does not like to play around with speed because its most powerful marketing involves speed racing. Apart from the overly competitive speed rating of 222 miles per hour, this bike is reputed for its highly-thoughtful and safe-speed and handling control features. It features:
- Kawasaki Launch Control Mode
- Kawasaki Traction Control
- Kawasaki Engine Brake Control
- Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System
3. 2019 BMW R 1250 GS
Apart from that undeniably impressive brand name, BMW, this bike offers numerous features and adaptations that definitely suit it for the top-three ranking. By replacing its R1200 GS, this BMW bike brings more horsepower thanks to its 1,254cc and lightweight make. It also offers the ShiftCam that stabilizes and evens out power throughout the power band. The bike also offers enjoyable use through a 6.5 inch TFT screen for monitoring speed, navigation, and entertainment menus.
2. Suzuki Hayabusa
What are some engine specs from this luxury and sports bike?
- It is a four-cylinder engine
- Features an engine capacity of 1340 cc
- 16 valves
- High acceleration power (0-60mph in two and a half seconds)
What else makes this bike so great that its number two on this list? Well, apart from its highly respectable brand name, this bike is super-fast. It is capable of attaining a 248 miles per hour speed at controllable handling.
1. Dodge Tomahawk
Dodge is probably isn’t more popular in the United States than any of the other domineering brands listed above (as far as motorcycles are concerned). Yet, the Tomahawk is top of this list because of its exceptional handling and unbeatable speed of 350 miles per hour. It can hold up to 8.3 liters, and it can go full throttle with a guttural and commanding roar. The engine features 10 valves and a displacement of 8277 cc.