From super-cool helmets to crazy-powerful bikes, this year was jammed full of cool products for motorcycle enthusiasts.
- Aether Divide Jacket
- AJP PR7 Rally
- Bell SRT Cousteau Helmet
- Blacktrack Motors BT-03
- Harley-Davidson Bronx
- Harley-Davidson LiveWire
- Harley-Davidson Low Rider S
- Harley-Davidson Pan America
- Honda CB1100 RS 5Four
- Indian Challenger
- Kawasaki KLX 230R and KLX 300R
- Lego Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Building Set
- Moto Guzzi V85 TT
- Roeg Peruna Helmet
- Sotera Advanced Active Safety Helmet
- Triumph Rocket 3
- Triumph Tiger 900
- Yamaha Ténéré 700
This roundup is part of This Year in Gear, a look back at the year’s most notable releases. To stay on top of all the latest product news, subscribe to our daily Dispatch newsletter.
Aether Divide Jacket
Aether is renowned for making some of the finest riding apparel money can buy; their Divide jacket builds upon that reputation by incorporating user feedback about past gear, which means bigger pockets and a sealed Gore-Tex liner. (And a steeper price tag…but, y’know, can’t have everything.)
AJP PR7 Rally
Odds are good you’ve never heard of AJP, but it’s high time you correct that. The small Portuguese-based motorcycle maker’s new adventure bike, the PR7, is a delightful blend of off-road capability and all-around usability — at a price that’s easy to digest.
Bell SRT Cousteau Helmet
Snapping up a helmet adorned with artwork by Nuno Henriques — better known by his handle Hello Cousteau — has traditionally been fairly difficult, given the rarity of his works. Now, however, he’s partnered with Bell to bring his designs to the masses.
Blacktrack Motors BT-03
Believe it or not, there’s a Harley-Davidson Fatbob underneath all that sexy sheetmetal. But Luxemburg-based Blacktrack Motors has turned one of Milwaulkee’s old-school rides into something new and distinctively fresh.
The Bronx is Harley’s new streetfighter, a lean machine packing a 975-cc version of H-D’s Revolution Max engine that spits out more than 115 horses and 70 lb-ft of torque. We won’t know how much it costs until it goes on sale next year, but we can ogle it now.
The LiveWire may well be the most important machine in Harley-Davidson’s long history — an all-electric motorcycle with looks that could kill, fast-charging capabilities and more than 100 miles of range. Future, thy name is Harley.
Harley-Davidson Low Rider S
The Harley Low Rider S proves that the company still knows how to make some sweet ol’-fashioned knuckle-draggers. In case there was any doubt.
Harley-Davidson Pan America
The Pan America may not be as big a deal as the LiveWire, but it still represents a big first for Harley: it’s the brand’s first ADV. Built with a little help from the likes of Brembo and Michelin, this powerful adventure bike is set to tear up roads and trails alike in 2020.
Honda CB1100 RS 5Four
Like what you see here? Too bad — this tribute to the enduro bikes of the ’80s is only on sale in the U.K., and only in extremely limited numbers. Just 54 will be made, each at a tall price…but you’re sure to get a lot of looks when you ride down the street.
This giant Indian comes with practically every feature you could imagine wanting on a bike (and probably a few you never even considered wanting). Sure, the price tag is in line with a decent car, but would you rather have a decent car…or an insane motorcycle?
Kawasaki KLX 230R and KLX 300R
Kawasaki’s pair of new dirt bikes are, in a nutshell, the epitome of affordable outdoor fun. They’re taut, they’re light, they’re cheap — and they only come in lime green.
Lego Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Building Set
Legos have usually been seen as toys for kids. Harleys are often viewed as toys for grown-ups. Bring ’em together, and you’ve got a toy for everyone.
Moto Guzzi V85 TT
Moto Guzzi’s new ADV seems tailor-made to give Triumph and its Scrambler 1200 a competitor in the realm of off-beat adventure motorcycles. If you’re looking for retro-styled fun on pavement and dirt alike, the V85 TT is worth a look.
Roeg Peruna Helmet
Dutch brand Roeg’s Peruna helmet may look like it’s from the ’70s, but it’s very much a modern-day lid, what with its strong, lightweight fiberglass shell and face hole large enough for 21st Century goggles.
Sotera Advanced Active Safety Helmet
You can’t buy Joe Doucet’s Sotera helmet, unfortunately — it’s just a design concept for the time being. But with its color-changing shell designed to let other riders and drivers know where you are and what you’re doing, we can hope somebody takes this idea and runs with it.
Triumph Rocket 3
Triumph’s new muscle bike packs the largest motorcycle engine ever to hit the streets: a 2,500-cc triple that makes 165 horsepower and 163 lb-ft of torque. It also looks, in a word, badass.
Triumph Tiger 900
The Tiger 900 line of adventure bikes come in several trims, but all these Triumphs have something in common: they want to get dirty and play around — which makes us want to do the same.
Yamaha Ténéré 700
Yamaha’s new middleweight desert rally adventure bike is not only a stunningly capable machine for weekend riders; it’s also an incredibly affordable machine for what it is.