It would be super-cool to see Honda release a Valkyrie based on the new Gold Wing, but there have been no hints of that. This is one of the most interesting bikes, as it has the possibility to really zap the whole mini-adventure scene another step forward.Both the Tiger 800 and Tiger 1200 saw changes last year, and we got the Speedmaster and Bobber Black models, so what’s likely to come this year?
Maybe revisions for the T100 lineup? Maybe a replacement for the Trophy tourer, or the long-in-the-tooth Rocket III? We certainly haven’t heard any indication of either of those, but they would be welcome moves. All that’s missing is a classic V-twin cruiser, and it’s hard to imagine that the current market would make it worthwhile to build one.
Like all Italian manufacturers, Aprilia would rather unveil its new models at the EICMA show, but we might see it at Intermot if we’re lucky. Plenty of Triumph fans were hoping for a Daytona 765 for 2019, based on the company’s three-cylinder Moto2 engine,
but that isn’t coming, at least not for next year.KawasakiKawasaki just announced slight updates to the ZX-10 superbike line, and before that, an upgraded H2.There’s also rumour of updates to the 1090 Adventure, including a bump in horsepower and maybe engine capacity.