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While previews of 2020 motorcycles give you an idea of the features, specs, and claimed performance numbers, they don’t necessarily reflect an in-depth motorcycle review and how the machine performs in riding situations. That’s why motorcycle reviews exist.

Whether you want to know if the 2020 Ducati Panigale V2 is better than the Panigale 959 or how the 2020 Triumph Rocket 3s power cruisers perform, then the reviews are there to answer your burning questions. We’ve attended some new model press launches or sourced for our own 2020 motorcycle reviews, so here are the reports we have collected, listed by manufacturer.

Are you seeking more content? Senior Editor Adam Waheed supplies on-bike real-world riding reviews behind the bars with the MC Commute video series that are invaluable for anyone interested in added rider perspective of the 2020 models.

BMW

2020 BMW S 1000 RR First Ride Review

<a  href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/2020-bmw-s-1000-rr-first-ride-review/">2020 BMW S 1000 RR Review</a>
<a href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/2020-bmw-s-1000-rr-first-ride-review/">2020 BMW S 1000 RR Review</a> (Kevin Wing/)

“BMW set the bar high when it released the original S 1000 RR for the 2009 model year. Fast-forward to today and the German company is seeking to reclaim the top spot in the Superbike class with its 2020 S 1000 RR. Fully overhauled from the inside out, it awaited us at Alabama’s Barber Motorsports Park for its official US press introduction…”

Click here to read the full 2020 BMW S 1000 RR review.

2020 BMW R 1250 GS Review

<a  href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/reviews/2020-bmw-r-1250-gs-urban-and-city-review/">2020 BMW R 1250 GS Urban And City Review</a>
<a href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/reviews/2020-bmw-r-1250-gs-urban-and-city-review/">2020 BMW R 1250 GS Urban And City Review</a> (Basem Wasef/)

“You know the drill: Journalist takes fully rigged BMW adventure bike on an epic journey tackling seemingly impossible terrain. The rugged moto gets knocked down but gets up again, proving its exceptional capabilities and saving the day by overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds and spanning endless horizons. But what about the rest of us with humbler goals, like shuttling through the suburban grid or threading traffic?…”

Click here to read the full 2020 BMW R 1250 GS review.

Related: New Motorcycles Of 2020

Ducati

The 2020 Ducati Panigale V2 Is Better Than The Panigale 959

<a  href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/ducati-panigale-v2/">The 2020 Ducati Panigale V2 Is Better Than The Panigale 959</a>
<a href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/ducati-panigale-v2/">The 2020 Ducati Panigale V2 Is Better Than The Panigale 959</a> (Milagro/)

“Perception colors everything we look at. Wal-Mart shoppers will see the Panigale V2 as simply a warmed-over 959 Panigale—the last model from Ducati’s “super-mid” line that began with the 748 and kept growing…”

Click here to read the full 2020 Ducati Panigale V2 review.

Harley-Davidson

2020 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Limited First Ride Review

<a  href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/harley-davidson-road-glide-limited/">2020 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Limited Review</a>
<a href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/harley-davidson-road-glide-limited/">2020 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Limited Review</a> (Harley-Davidson Motor Company/)

“If you want to read about all the differences between last year’s Road Glide-based grand touring motorcycle and this year’s, check out the 2020 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Limited First Look. In this piece, we speak about the updates and differences in the way the new Road Glide rides…”

Click here to read the full 2020 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Limited review.

2020 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide First Ride Review

<a  href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/harley-davidson-cvo-street-glide-review-first-ride/">2020 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide First Ride Review</a>
<a href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/harley-davidson-cvo-street-glide-review-first-ride/">2020 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide First Ride Review</a> (Harley-Davidson/)

“What we’re looking at here is the coolest version of America’s most popular large-displacement motorcycle, Harley-Davidson’s batwinged juggernaut, the Street Glide. It’s been a top seller since it debuted in 2006 as a chopped and pared-down touring bike, and its charm to V-twin cruiser enthusiasts never seems to fade…”

Click here to read the full 2020 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide review.

2020 Harley-Davidson CVO Tri Glide First Ride Review

<a  href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/harley-davidson-cvo-tri-glide-review-first-ride/">2020 Harley-Davidson CVO Tri Glide First Ride Review</a>
<a href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/harley-davidson-cvo-tri-glide-review-first-ride/">2020 Harley-Davidson CVO Tri Glide First Ride Review</a> (Harley-Davidson/)

“This is the first Tri Glide to don the CVO badge, making it truly one of the most premium trikes on the market. In fact, Harley-Davidson is the only company to offer a trike as a stock model direct from the manufacturer. It only seemed right to test out this three-wheeled palace from the industry’s trike experts…”

Click here to read the full 2020 Harley-Davidson CVO Tri Glide review.

Related: 2020 Cruisers Are Making The Rounds

2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire First Ride Review

<a  href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/2020-harley-davidson-livewire-first-ride-review/">2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire First Ride Review</a>
<a href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/2020-harley-davidson-livewire-first-ride-review/">2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire First Ride Review</a> (Harley-Davidson/)

“It had to happen. The 116-year-old brand synonymous with thumping V-twins was bound to dip its toe into electrification, and the long-awaited 2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire is an inevitability sure to leave the traditionalists perplexed and the futurists intrigued…”

Click here to read the full 2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire review.

2020 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S First Ride Review

<a  href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/2020-harley-davidson-fxlrs-low-rider-s-first-ride-review/">2020 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S First Ride Review</a>
<a href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/2020-harley-davidson-fxlrs-low-rider-s-first-ride-review/">2020 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S First Ride Review</a> (Harley-Davidson/)

“Die-hard Dyna fans were disappointed when the original Low Rider S disappeared from the lineup a few years ago. Thankfully, The Motor Company has returned the Low Rider S to its lineup in the-redesigned-for-2017 Softail chassis paired with the mighty Milwaukee-Eight engine. With design language that gives a respectable nod to the Low Rider’s ’70s-era origin, can Harley-Davidson usher this beloved model into the future without alienating its loyal fans? We had the opportunity to take the new 2020 Low Rider S on a test ride to find out…”

Click here to read the full 2020 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S review.

Honda

2020 Honda CRF450L Review

<a  href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/reviews/2020-honda-crf450l-review/">2020 Honda CRF450L Review</a>
<a href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/reviews/2020-honda-crf450l-review/">2020 Honda CRF450L Review</a> (Basem Wasef/)

“I’ve been tackling SoCal’s Angeles Crest Highway’s 66 miles of tarmac for as long as I can remember, but a recent ride aboard Honda’s 2020 CRF450L revealed another side of this rugged terrain—specifically, a trail that diverts from the hallowed highway and dives into the massive expanse of the Angeles National Forest. Welcome to dual sport life…”

Click here to read the full 2020 Honda CRF450L review.

Related: 2020 Dirt Bikes, Dual Sports, And Adventure Bikes

Kawasaki

2020 Kawasaki KLX230, KLX230R, KLX300R First Ride Review

<a  href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/2020-kawasaki-klx230-klx230r-klx300r-first-ride-review/">2020 Kawasaki KLX230, KLX230R, KLX300R First Ride Review</a>
<a href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/2020-kawasaki-klx230-klx230r-klx300r-first-ride-review/">2020 Kawasaki KLX230, KLX230R, KLX300R First Ride Review</a> (Kevin Wing/)

“‘Get out and play.’ That’s Kawasaki’s slogan for its three newest dirt-focused machines, the KLX230 dual sport and KLX230R/300R recreational trailbikes. On paper they offer great value, so we went up to southern Oregon to see how the performance translated from paper to dirt…”

Click here to read the full 2020 Kawasaki KLX230, KLX230R, KLX300R review.

KTM

2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R First Ride Review

<a  href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/reviews/ktm-1290-super-duke-r/">2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Review First Ride</a>
<a href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/reviews/ktm-1290-super-duke-r/">2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Review First Ride</a> (KTM AG/)

“For 2020, Austria has updated its premier streetfighter with careful chassis, power, and electronic enhancements to make it more capable for riders racking up miles during the workweek grind or strafing apexes on weekends. We’ve outlined the technical updates in the 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R First Look Preview, so this review focuses on what it is like to ride…”

Click here to read the full 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R review.

Related: 2020 Sportbikes We Want To Review

Suzuki

2020 Suzuki Katana First Ride Review

Suzuki’s looking to make magic again with the reintroduction of its Katana streetbike.
Suzuki’s looking to make magic again with the reintroduction of its Katana streetbike. (Suzuki Cycles/)

“If you’ve studied our 2020 Katana First Look article, it could be easy for critics to knock Suzuki for employing power and chassis underpinnings that are beyond a decade old. However, after a fun, albeit brief, ride through the hills of Kyoto, Japan, I can say the Katana has merit with its style, attention to detail, and lofty level of refinement…”

Click here to read the full 2020 Suzuki Katana review.

Triumph

2020 Triumph Rocket 3 R And 3 GT Review First Ride

<a  href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/reviews/triumph-rocket-3/">2020 Triumph Rocket 3 R And 3 GT Review</a>
<a href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/reviews/triumph-rocket-3/">2020 Triumph Rocket 3 R And 3 GT Review</a> (Triumph Motorcycles/)

“With a new, even bigger engine, and huge weight reductions, the 2020 Rocket 3 R and 3 GT are faster, more nimble, and more well-rounded machines altogether, but will Triumph’s new triples have what it takes to find success as both a roadster and a cruiser?…”

Click here to read the full 2020 Triumph Rocket 3 R And 3 GT review.

Zero

2020 Zero Motorcycles SR/F Review

<a  href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/reviews/zero-motorcycles-sr-f/">2020 Zero SR/F Review</a>
<a href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/reviews/zero-motorcycles-sr-f/">2020 Zero SR/F Review</a> (Basem Wasef/)

“The apogee of the brand’s efforts—at least now the company is 14 years in—is the Zero SR/F, a prime example of what happens when a fringe manufacturer chips away at the art of bike building long enough to make significant strides in the game…”

Click here to read the full 2020 Zero SR/F review.

MC Commute Video Reviews

Ducati

2020 Ducati Monster 1200 S MC Commute Review

<a  href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/reviews/2020-ducati-monster-1200-s-review-mc-commute/">2020 Ducati Monster 1200 S <em>MC Commute</em> Review</a>
<a href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/reviews/2020-ducati-monster-1200-s-review-mc-commute/">2020 Ducati Monster 1200 S <em>MC Commute</em> Review</a> (Ducati Motor Holding/)

Harley-Davidson

2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire MC Commute Review

<a  href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/reviews/2020-harley-davidson-livewire-review-mc-commute/">2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire <em>MC Commute</em> Review</a>
<a href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/reviews/2020-harley-davidson-livewire-review-mc-commute/">2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire <em>MC Commute</em> Review</a> (Adam Waheed/)

2020 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special MC Commute Review

<a  href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/reviews/2020-harley-davidson-street-glide-special-review-mc-commute/">2020 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special <em>MC Commute</em> Review</a>
<a href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/reviews/2020-harley-davidson-street-glide-special-review-mc-commute/">2020 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special <em>MC Commute</em> Review</a> (Adam Waheed/)

Indian

2020 Indian Motorcycle Scout Bobber Twenty MC Commute Review

<a  href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/2020-indian-motorcycle-scout-bobber-twenty-review-mc-commute/">2020 Indian Motorcycle Scout Bobber Twenty <em>MC Commute</em> Review</a>
<a href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/2020-indian-motorcycle-scout-bobber-twenty-review-mc-commute/">2020 Indian Motorcycle Scout Bobber Twenty <em>MC Commute</em> Review</a> (Adam Waheed/)

2020 Indian Motorcycle Challenger Dark Horse MC Commute Review

<a  href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/reviews/2020-indian-motorcycle-challenger-dark-horse-review-mc-commute/">2020 Indian Motorcycle Challenger Dark Horse <em>MC Commute</em> Review </a>
<a href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/reviews/2020-indian-motorcycle-challenger-dark-horse-review-mc-commute/">2020 Indian Motorcycle Challenger Dark Horse <em>MC Commute</em> Review </a> (Indian Motorcycle/)

Kawasaki

2020 Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE MC Commute Review

<a  href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/reviews/2020-kawasaki-versys-1000-se-lt-review-mc-commute/">2020 Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE <em>MC Commute</em> Review</a>
<a href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/reviews/2020-kawasaki-versys-1000-se-lt-review-mc-commute/">2020 Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE <em>MC Commute</em> Review</a> (Adam Waheed/)

Moto Guzzi

2020 Moto Guzzi V85 TT Adventure MC Commute Review

<a  href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/2020-moto-guzzi-v85-tt-adventure-mc-commute-review/">2020 Moto Guzzi V85 TT Adventure <em>MC Commute</em> Review</a>
<a href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/2020-moto-guzzi-v85-tt-adventure-mc-commute-review/">2020 Moto Guzzi V85 TT Adventure <em>MC Commute</em> Review</a> (Piaggio Group Americas/)

Suzuki

2020 Suzuki Katana MC Commute Review

<a   href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/reviews/2020-suzuki-katana-review-mc-commute/">2020 Suzuki Katana <em>MC Commute</em> Review</a>
<a href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/reviews/2020-suzuki-katana-review-mc-commute/">2020 Suzuki Katana <em>MC Commute</em> Review</a> (Suzuki Motor of America/)

Zero

Zero Motorcycles SR/F MC Commute Review

<a  href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/reviews/2020-zero-motorcycles-sr-f-review-mc-commute/">Zero Motorcycles SR/F <em>MC Commute</em> Review</a>
<a href="https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/reviews/2020-zero-motorcycles-sr-f-review-mc-commute/">Zero Motorcycles SR/F <em>MC Commute</em> Review</a> (Zero Motorcycles/)

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