The 2020 Yamaha Motorcycle Lineup

Yamaha 2020 lineup

Plenty to Love from Yamaha

Yamaha has some new and improved bikes for the 2020 model year. The company has some seriously good bikes it has updated for the 2020 model year, and if you haven’t made up your mind about the bikes that you want to buy yet, then you’d better give Yamaha’s lineup a good hard look.

Here are all of the different street bikes in their proper categories:

Dual Sport

Yamaha has some excellent Dual-Sport machines. While the new off-road machines, like the WR250F, are in the motocross, cross country, and trail categories, if you want something for the dirt and street, the following machines will do.

  • WR250R
  • XT250
  • TW200


The Supersport category gets some new or improved motorcycles. The YZR-R1M and YZF-R1 are the standout models here. There’s also a new YZF-R3 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition that looks pretty cool.

  • YZF-R1M
  • YZF-R1
  • YZF-R6
  • YZF-R3 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition
  • YZF-R3

Hyper Naked

The Hyper Naked line from Yamaha is the coolest in my opinion, but there are just carryovers here. Still, they’re good carryovers.

  • MT-10
  • MT-09
  • MT-07

Sport Heritage

In the Sport Heritage section of the lineup, Yamaha made some updates to the bikes in its lineup, including new things for the VMAX, Bolt, Bolt R-Spec, and V Star 250.

  • VMAX
  • Bolt R-Spec
  • Bolt
  • XSR900
  • XSR700
  • SR400
  • V Star 250

Transcontinental Touring

Yamaha has to be special and call its touring motorcycles Transcontinental Touring motorcycles for some reason. Whatever. There are some good bikes here.

  • Star Venture
  • Star Eluder

Adventure Touring Models

In the Adventure Touring segment, the Tenere 700 is the big news. The other bikes are returning models and darn good ones.

  • Super Tenere ES
  • Super Tenere
  • Tenere 700

Sport Touring

The big news in the Sport Touring segment is the Niken GT. There are tons of other awesome bikes here, though, so take a gander and make your pick.

  • FJR1300ES
  • FJR1300A
  • Niken GT
  • Niken
  • Tracer 900 GT
  • Tracer 900


Some folks don’t care for scooters, but I love these things. I have no shame of riding one around town, to a restaurant, or over to a coffee shop to pretend I’m a European guy doing whatever it is those guys do. There are four bikes returning here. The Zuma 50F is my favorite.

  •  XMAX
  • SMAX
  • Zuma 125
  • Zuma 50F


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    September 9, 2019

    Sure hope Yamaha offers the 2020 Tracer 900 GT in a different color combination than the current black with blue wheels. I was quite excited about it until I saw it in person. That color combination would make a hungry dog jump off a meat wagon.

    • Wade Thiel
      September 9, 2019

      J.T.M. you made me lol. What color would you like to see?

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    September 9, 2019

    Gosh, just about anything else. Most people don’t care for white bikes, but I’ve always liked them. Especially with contrasting wheels. Actually the paint scheme on the Tracer 900 (Non-GT version) isn’t bad. Those blue wheels with the black bodywork on the current GT just seems buck ugly to me. The paint scheme on the current Yamaha MT series, light gray with orange wheels, looks pretty cool.

    • Wade Thiel
      September 10, 2019

      I like a good white with some contrast wheels. I’d dig that. The more I look at the blue wheels with black bodywork, I have to agree with you. Not very attractive on that bike.

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        November 7, 2019

        I’ve seen some of the european color schemes online for the Tracer 900 Gt and the Blue option is stunning to me. Much better than the factory US color scheme (2019). The read and the black weren’t bad either, I just prefer the Blue. I also would like the option of a choice rather that just one color option.

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    September 15, 2019

    Again no big naked Yammy twins. No Sir….I don’t like it.

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    October 30, 2019

    What about a brand new rider, looking at Honda V Yamaha, interested in upright riding position, not a Rebel, although they are comfortable, 600+ cc’s…basically a super powered sport engine in a comfortable, windscreen preferable ride, (lol..)?

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