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THE NEW POWERPLUS engine, which will power the line’s new Challenger, is a 108 cubic inch, liquid-cooled, V-twin engine with a reported 122 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque. The company says the Challenger, a fixed-fairing bagger, will be the highest-performing American V-twin ever developed. The PowerPlus moniker is a nod to the company’s PowerPlus motorcycle produced from 1916 to 1924.

Indian also rolls out a new Thunder Stroke 116 cubic inch engine to replace the 111 ci motors found in its previous heavyweight road bikes. The new, larger engine features a new high-flow cylinder head that reportedly delivers 126 pound-feet of torque.

The Thunder Stroke 116 is now standard on the redesigned Indian Springfield Dark Horse, Chieftain, Chieftain Dark Horse, Chieftain Limited, Chieftain Elite, Roadmaster, and Roadmaster Dark Horse.

The company has also redesigned its Ride Command infotainment system with a new quad-core processor for increased responsiveness. New features include traffic and weather overlays.

The new Ninja 650 features the company’s proven 649cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin power plant and new styling, as well as a high-performance chassis and a full suite of state of the art advanced rider support features.

Kawasaki

The new Ninja was designed to offer a blend of sporty performance and everyday versatility for a wide range of riders, at an attractive price point, starting at only $7,399.

In addition to the twin-engine and sporty lightweight chassis, the Ninja 650 features new styling, new LED headlights, TFT color display, smartphone connectivity via the Rideology app, Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tires, and a new upper cowl, windshield and passenger seat.

The all-new W800 is the latest addition to the brand’s retro lineup, with undeniable throwback styling that echoes its 1960’s predecessor, the Kawasaki W1, but with modern technology and features, such as modern double-cradle frame design and modern suspension components. MSRP: $9,199

The Z H2 Hypernaked brings the ultimate in power and performance to the upright naked category. The second-generation supercharged 998cc engine is at the heart of this new flagship model in the company’s naked lineup. Features include:

» Effortless dog-ring transmission
» Lightweight trellis frame
» High-performance Showa suspension components
» Brembo monobloc brake calipers
» Aggressive sugomi styling, with minimalist bodywork
» LED lighting
» Digital TFT color instrumentation
» Smartphone connectivity via app
» State of the art electronics with IMU
MSRP: $17,000

Yamaha

THE 2020 MT-03 is an all-new entry-level model in the company’s hyper naked motorcycle segment. The 321cc liquid-cooled twin-cylinder engine blends easy-to-ride character and lightweight handling with aggressive styling. The model is expected to be popular with a segment of new riders looking for a bold package with a little bit of punch at an attractive price point.

Yamaha is building on the same platform that made the MT-03’s 847cc triple-cylinder MT-09 sibling one of the best-selling Yamaha models of all time, with a ‘tightly-packed’ look around the engine area, that projects a powerful and aggressive character. The MT-03 features a wide-shouldered fuel tank cover and lightweight air scoops to further reinforce the strong family links.

Yamaha designed the MT-03 to deliver smooth thrust low in the powerband, with carburized connecting rods and lightweight, heat-resistant forged pistons, for a low reciprocating weight to reduce vibration and enhance
throttle response. All-aluminium DiASil cylinders help dissipate heat-induced horsepower losses. MSRP: $4,599

Honda

In addition to new colors, the 2020 Gold Wing models feature:

» Fog lights standard on Tour models
» Reshaped rear seat grab rails.
» Updated front and rear suspension.
» Saddlebag and dashboard USB chargers on all models.
» Revised button on center storage.
» Software updates on navigation.
» Blacked-out engine, frame, and wheels available on Pearl White.
» New black with anodized surfaces.

Pricing from $23,800 for the base Gold Wing to $32,300 for the Gold Wing Tour DCT Air Bag.

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