One of the most popular features of Motorcycle Live each year is seeing the new metal that will be released in the new year and this year is no different.
Despite the show being online for 2020, some of the world’s leading motorcycle manufacturers will still be displaying their new bikes coming in 2021. Here are some we’ve picked out for you to keep an eye out for during the week:
Keep your eye peeled for the Indian Motorcycle virtual stand this year with the brand set to unveil their new models. The new lineup includes new model iterations and next-level technology upgrades. After listening to riders feedback Indian Motorcycle’s 2021 enhancements and new offerings span across its Thunderstroke, PowerPlus and Scout lineups.
Among the tech upgrades to these models includes; ClimaCommand Heated & Cooled Seat, Apple CarPlay, Pathfinder S LED Driving Lights, PowerBand Audio and much more.
The latest line-up of green machines will be taking centre stage, with a spotlight on the brand new motorcycles for 2021. Including the recently-revealed Versys 1000 S which offers “the best of both worlds” for riders seeking 1000cc adventure style luxury with a traditional chassis layout. The Versys 1000 SE also receives an update for 2021, taking rider comfort to the next level with the addition of Showa Skyhook technology.
Kawasaki will also be showcasing the flagship models that will remain in its extensive range for next year, spanning the supersports, touring, adventure, cruiser, modern classics, off road and A2 categories.
Suzuki will also have a virtual stand this year where they are set to show off their new motorcycles for 2021, among them could be the recently released GSX-R1000R. Limited to just 100 units in the UK, the flagship superbike sports the same retro-inspired livery as the GSX-RR MotoGP machine, with the traditional blue and slate silver colour scheme paying homage to Suzuki’s early Grand Prix machines of the 1960s as the brand celebrates their 100th anniversary.
The all-new Trident 660 takes centre stage on Triumph Motorcycles’ virtual stand this year. Due to hit the road in early 2021, it’s redefining the middleweight roadster category with its unique triple engine performance advantage, class-leading technology and handling, and an incredibly competitive price.
The Trident enhances an already impressive, critically acclaimed line-up that’s on display this year. MCN’s Bike of the Year, the Tiger 900 Rally Pro, shares a platform with MCN’s Cruiser of the Year, the awesome Rocket 3 R.
The Scrambler 1200 has dusted off the dirt from its appearance alongside the Tiger 900 in key stunt scenes for the greatly-anticipated James Bond film No Time To Die, and the Street Triple with its 765cc triple powerplant has won an army of MotoGP fans, as Triumph enjoys its second year as the official engine supplier to the Moto 2.
The new Multistrada V4 takes centre stage this year in the 2021 model year line up. This is the fourth generation of one of its most popular Ducati families to the world. Ducati performances and sportiness are combined with unprecedented ride comfort and versatility that allows it to be effective in all riding conditions. Equipped with the V4 Granturismo engine, the Multistrada V4 has record maintenance intervals of 60,000km. It also offers an integrated navigation system and is the first motorcycle in the world to be equipped with front and rear radar.
Centre stage at Yamaha’s virtual showstand is the Hyper Naked range, which remains our most popular segment, and dominating the display are three best selling models with the announcement of an all new MT-09, MT-09 SP and new MT-07 for next year which are all making headlines in Europe.
The MT-09 is an all new machine for 2021 with a larger capacity, longer stroke 889cc version of the CP3 engine slotted into a brand new chassis with new frame, new swingarm and new lightweight spin-forged wheels. With a full electronics package the new bike is lighter, more powerful and more efficient and introduces bold new styling to the street. There will again be an SP version for those looking for even more refined agility with fully adjustable KYB forks and an Ohlins rear shock plus a host of other detail changes, refinements and exclusive finishes designed to really set the new MT-09 SP apart.
But is not just the three cylinder MT machines that have been revised for 2021 as the new MT-07 has improved ergonomics, better comfort, new LED lighting and updated styling – refinements and improvements that should ensure the new MT-07 remains the best selling bike in its class. And refinements to the MT-07’s renowned CP2 engine along with changes to the 125cc single cylinder VVT engine in the MT-125 mean that both these MT models now conform to the latest EU5 emission requirements.
If you prefer something with a little more protection than the naked MT machines a stroll through our virtual showstand will bring you to three new 2021 Sport Touring machines that introduce the very latest in design and technology to this segment, with the all-new TRACER 9 GT and TRACER 9 plus a TRACER 7 GT.
Honda UK is delighted to join the line-up to feature at Motorcycle Live Online to showcase its latest 2021 model range with no less than 20 new and/or updated models from the Street, Adventure, Off Road and Scooter families. Also on show will be the new CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SPs successful debut season in BSB as well as the latest CRF1100L Africa Twin at the off road experience at Honda’s Adventure Centre.
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