AMCN’s international super-sleuth Ben Purvis predicts five models that could change the future
1 Aprilia RS660
A surprise concept bike that plucks at the heartstrings of those who remember the heyday of the Aprilia RS250, which put handling and style above straight-line performance.
2 MV Agusta Superveloce
Yes, it’s an F3 800 under the skin, but oh what a skin it is. The Superveloce is so well-proportioned that it could redefine the long-running neo-retro genre.
3 Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 Aero
Ducati’s sublime Supermono of the 1990s proved big single-cylinders could be dream bikes. Let’s hope Husky’s brave effort hits the mark as well.
4 Something from Suzuki
Apart from the new Katana – based on the GSX-S1000 – Suzuki had nothing new in 2018. But there is a lot in the pipeline, including a new Hayabusa – teased way back in 2015 as the Concept GSX – and a turbocharged, twin-cylinder Recursion.
5 Harley-Davidson Pan America
The Pan America, due on sale in 2020, is arresting and sports a completely new, and modern, V-twin engine. There’s a new streetfighter coming and maybe, just maybe, a fully-faired sportsbike.