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Kawasaki Announces More 2023 Returning Models

Kawasaki announced the return of several sport, retro sport, naked, cruiser, adventure touring, and dual-sport models to its motorcycle lineup. These 2023 motorcycles are set to arrive in Kawasaki dealerships during the summer months.

Models included in this announcement are the Ninja 1000SX, Ninja 400 and 400 ABS, Z H2 and H2 SE, Z900RS and Z900RS Cafe, Z400 ABS, the Vulcan S and Vulcan 900 lineups, 1700 Voyager ABS, Versys-X300 and Versys-X300 ABS, and the KLR650 lineup.

To read about the 2023 KLX300 dual-sport, KLX300SM supermoto, Ninja ZX-6R sportbike, and new Elektrode electric balance bike, click here.

2023 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX

Kawasaki 2023 returning models
2023 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX in Emerald Blazed Green / Metallic Diablo Black / Metallic Graphite Gray

The Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX is back with its refined sport-touring capabilities, combining the power of a supersport with the feel of an upright sportbike and familiar Ninja styling.

The Ninja 1000SX features a 1,043cc liquid-cooled inline-Four, Kawasaki Traction Control, Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Braking System (KIBS), Kawasaki Quick Shifter, 4.3-inch all-digital TFT color instrumentation, and electronic cruise control.

Related Story: 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX | Road Test Review

The Ninja 1000SX includes rider aides such as electronic cruise control and integrated riding modes that combine traction control and Power Modes, and it is compatible with the Kawasaki RIDEOLOGY THE APP.

This 2023 model will be offered in Emerald Blazed Green / Metallic Diablo Black / Metallic Graphite Gray starting at $13,199

2023 Kawasaki Ninja 400 and Ninja 400 ABS

Kawasaki 2023 returning models
2023 Kawasaki Ninja 400 in Metallic Magnetic Dark Gray/ Metallic Matte Twilight Blue

Ideal for both experienced riders and newer riders looking to step up from a lower displacement bike, the 2023 Ninja 400 sport motorcycle offers the largest displacement in its category.

The 2023 Ninja 400 features a 399cc liquid-cooled parallel-Twin, a slip/assist clutch, a lightweight trellis frame, Uni-Trak rear suspension, a 310mm semi-floating petal disc brake and 2-piston caliper in the front, and 220mm petal disc brake and 1-piston caliper in the rear.

Related Story: 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400 ABS | First Ride Review

A low seat height (30.9 in.), twin LED headlights, and high-grade multifunction dash instrumentation make the Ninja 400 the ideal choice for riders looking to enter the sport-riding scene.

Kawasaki 2023 returning models
2023 Kawasaki Ninja 400 in Pearl Blizzard White / Metallic Carbon Gray
Kawasaki 2023 returning models
2023 Kawasaki Ninja 400 in Metallic Carbon Gray / Metallic Matte Carbon Gray

For 2023, the Ninja 400 and the Ninja 400 ABS are available in Metallic Carbon Gray / Metallic Matte Carbon Gray, Pearl Blizzard White / Metallic Carbon Gray, and Metallic Magnetic Dark Gray/ Metallic Matte Twilight Blue. The Ninja 400 starts at $5,299, and the Ninja 400 ABS starts at $5,699.

Kawasaki 2023 returning models
2023 Ninja 400 ABS KRT Edition in Lime Green / Ebony

The Ninja 400 ABS KRT Edition is painted in a Lime Green / Ebony color scheme and starts at $5,899. The Ninja 400 KRT Edition without ABS will come in the same color scheme starting at $5,499.

2023 Kawasaki Z H2 and Z H2 SE

Kawasaki 2023 returning models
2023 Kawasaki Z H2 in Metallic Phantom Silver / Metallic Carbon Gray

The flagship model of the Kawasaki Z lineup, the 2023 Z H2 features a balanced supercharged 998cc liquid-cooled inline-Four, a 6-speed dog-ring gearbox, a slip/assist clutch, a lightweight trellis frame, high-performance Showa suspension components, and Brembo monoblock brake calipers.

Related Story: 2020 Kawasaki Z H2 | First Look Preview

The bike also offers an IMU-based electronics package, Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS), Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM), Kawasaki Cornering Management Function (KCMF), electronic cruise control, integrated riding modes, all-digital TFT color instrumentation, smartphone connectivity via RIDEOLOGY THE APP, and LED lighting.

For 2023, the Z H2 comes in Metallic Phantom Silver / Metallic Carbon Gray and starts at $18,500.

The Z H2 SE offers the same features that come standard on the Z H2, with the addition of the Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension (KECS) with Skyhook EERA Technology, which adapts to road and riding conditions in real-time, providing the ideal amount of damping by combining high-level mechanical components with the latest electronic control technology and reportedly giving the rider a smoother ride as it continually adapts to the road surface in real-time.

For braking power, the 2023 Z H2 SE will once again feature Brembo Stylema monoblock brake calipers, a Brembo front brake master cylinder, and steel-braided lines.

Kawasaki 2023 returning models
2023 Kawasaki Z H2 SE in Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray / Ebony / Mirror Coated Black

The 2023 Z H2 SE will be offered in Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray / Ebony / Mirror Coated Black starting at $20,700.

2023 Kawasaki Z900RS and Z900RS Cafe

Kawasaki 2023 returning models
2023 Kawasaki Z900RS in Metallic Diablo Black / Metallic Imperial Red

The Kawasaki Z900RS retro-sportbikes reignites the classic style of the original Z1 900 motorcycle.

The 2023 Z900RS and Z900RS Cafe feature a 948cc liquid-cooled inline-Four, a slip/assist clutch, horizontal back-link rear suspension, authentic retro styling, an iconic teardrop fuel tank, a tuned stainless steel exhaust system, a round LED headlight, and bullet-shaped analog dials.

Kawasaki 2023 returning models
2023 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe in Metallic Diablo Black

For 2023, the Z900RS comes in a Metallic Diablo Black / Metallic Imperial Red paint scheme starting at $11,949. The Z900RS Cafe adds cafe-racer styling with a front cowl, a special seat, and a drop handlebar, and is available in Metallic Diablo Black starting at $12,399.

2023 Kawasaki Z400 ABS

Kawasaki 2023 returning models
2023 Kawasaki Z400 ABS in Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray / Metallic Spark Black

Described in a 2018 Rider First Ride Review as a “Ninja 400 with a flat handlebar and no fairing,” the Kawasaki Z400 ABS naked sportbike features a 399cc liquid-cooled parallel-Twin, a slip/assist clutch, streetfighter styling, a lightweight chassis, an upright riding position, a low seat height (30.9 in.), and standard ABS.

Kawasaki 2023 returning models
2023 Kawasaki Z400 ABS in Pearl Robotic White /Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray

For 2023, the Z400 ABS is available in Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray / Metallic Spark Black and Pearl Robotic White /Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray starting at $5,399.

2023 Kawasaki Vulcan S, Vulcan S ABS, and Vulcan S Cafe

Kawasaki 2023 returning models
2023 Kawasaki Vulcan S in Metallic Flat Spark Black

The Kawasaki Vulcan S sport cruisers are geared to fit a wide range of riders as a result of not only the bikes’ reported starting curb weight just shy of 492 lb but also the exclusive Ergo-Fit sizing system, which includes 18 possible configurations for the handlebar, footpegs, and seat.

Related Story: 2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S Cafe Road Test Review

Both bikes feature a 649cc liquid-cooled DOHC parallel-Twin and sportbike-derived chassis and suspension. The 2023 Vulcan S Cafe also comes equipped with three-tone paint, signature tank badging, sport striping, and a dark-tinted windshield deflector.

Kawasaki 2023 returning models
2023 Kawasaki Vulcan S in Cafe Pearl Storm Gray / Ebony

For 2023, the Vulcan S is available in a Metallic Flat Spark Black colorway starting at $7,349, the Vulcan S ABS is offered in Pearl Matte Sage Green / Metallic Flat Spark Black starting at $7,899, and the Vulcan S Cafe is available in Pearl Storm Gray / Ebony starting at $8,099.

2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic, Vulcan 900 Classic LT, and Vulcan 900 Custom

Kawasaki 2023 returning models
2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic in Metallic Spark Black /Metallic Magnesium Gray

In our “Middleweight Touring Cruisers” comparison test, which included the Vulcan 900 Classic LT, Rider EIC Greg Drevendstedt wrote: “Cruisers are about style and sensation. How a cruiser looks is just as important as how it sounds and feels.”

All three of the 2023 Vulcan 900 cruiser models feature a 903cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected V-Twin and a low seat height (26.8 in.).

The Vulcan 900 Classic features rider footboards with a heel/toe shifter, tank-mounted instrumentation, and a 180mm rear tire. The Vulcan 900 Classic LT features a studded seat with standard passenger backrest, leather saddlebags, and a height-adjustable windscreen. The Vulcan 900 Custom features wide drag bars and forward-mounted footpegs, a low center of gravity for easy handling, custom styling with a teardrop tank, parallel slash-cut pipes, and pinstripe wheels.

Kawasaki 2023 returning models
2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT in Pearl Storm Gray / Ebony
Kawasaki 2023 returning models
2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom in Pearl Matte Sage Green / Flat Ebony

For 2023, the Vulcan 900 Classic is available in Metallic Spark Black /Metallic Magnesium Gray starting at $8,999. The Vulcan 900 Classic LT is available in Pearl Storm Gray / Ebony starting at $9,999 with a 24-month limited warranty, and the Vulcan 900 Custom is available in Pearl Matte Sage Green / Flat Ebony starting at $9,499.

2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS

Kawasaki 2023 returning models
2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS in Pearl Storm Gray / Ebony

The 2023 Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS touring cruiser features a 1,700cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, transverse 52-degree V-Twin, Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology (K-ACT II) ABS, throttle-by-wire, and electronic cruise control.

Related Story: 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS | Road Test Review

The bike has a frame-mounted fairing, an intercom-headset compatible audio system, and integrated luggage. For 2023, the Vulcan 1700 Voyager is available in Pearl Storm Gray / Ebony starting at $19,299.

2023 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 and Versys-X300 ABS

Kawasaki 2023 returning models
2023 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 in Pearl Matte Sage Green / Metallic Matte Carbon Gray

With a compact Ninja-derived 296cc liquid-cooled DOHC Twin, the Kawasaki Versys-X 300 is a nimble, lightweight motorcycle that’s suitable for commuting or touring.

Related Story: 2018 BMW G 310 GS vs. Kawasaki Versys-X 300 vs. Royal Enfield Himalayan

The Versys-X 300 has a lightweight chassis, long-travel suspension, a low seat height (32.1 in.), front cowling with a tall windscreen, and a rear carrier.

The 2023 Versys-X 300 is available in Pearl Matte Sage Green / Metallic Matte Carbon Gray starting at $5,899, while the ABS model comes in the same color scheme starting at $6,199.

2023 Kawasaki KLR650 and KLR650 ABS

Kawasaki 2023 returning models
2023 Kawasaki KLR650 in Pearl Storm Gray

The KLR650 sports a 652cc liquid-cooled Single nestled in a recently redesigned high-tensile double-cradle frame. In 2022, the bike was upgraded with new improved ergonomics, bodywork, a taller two-position adjustable windscreen, a larger aluminum rear carrier, increased generator capacity, and an LED headlight. It features all-digital multifunction instrumentation, an optional ABS system, and 7.9 inches of front travel coupled with 7.3 inches of rear travel.

Kawasaki 2023 returning models
2023 Kawasaki KLR650 in Pearl Solar Yellow
Kawasaki 2023 returning models
2023 Kawasaki KLR650 in Candy Lime Green

The 2023 KLR650 is available in three colorways – Pearl Storm Gray, Pearl Solar Yellow, and Candy Lime Green – and starts at $6,899. The KLR650 ABS is offered in Pearl Storm Gray starting at $7,199.

2023 Kawasaki KLR650 Adventure and KLR650 Adventure ABS

Kawasaki 2023 returning models
2023 Kawasaki KLR650 Adventure in Cypher Camo Gray

The KLR650 Adventure model is built off of the standard KLR650 platform and designed for the rider who is looking for increased carrying capacity and convenience. It comes equipped with factory-installed side cases, LED auxiliary lights, engine guards, a tank pad, and both a DC power outlet and USB socket. It’s available both with and without ABS.

The 2023 KLR650 Adventure is available in Cypher Camo Gray starting at $7,899, while the KLR650 Adventure ABS also comes in Cypher Camo Gray starting at $8,199.

2023 Kawasaki KLR650 Traveler ABS

Kawasaki 2023 returning models
2023 Kawasaki KLR650 Traveler ABS in Pearl Solar Yellow

The KLR650 Traveler model consists of the same features found on the standard KLR650 as well as a factory-installed top case and both a DC power outlet and USB socket. It comes equipped with ABS.

The KLR650 Traveler ABS is offered in Pearl Solar Yellow starting at $7,599.

For more information, visit the Kawasaki website.

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BMW Announces Updates to Select 2023 Models

BMW Motorrad USA has announced the first round of updates and changes to its 2023 lineup of motorcycles and scooters, which will begin production in August 2022. BMW says it has made an effort to streamline the range of available options, with one comprehensive equipment package available for most models.

2023 BMW C 400 GT

2023 BMW C 400 GT in Callisto Gray Metallic
2023 BMW C 400 GT in new Callisto Grey Metallic with gold front brake calipers

The BMW C 400 GT saw several updates in 2022 and remains the only gas-powered scooter in BMW’s lineup. The 350cc liquid-cooled Single makes a claimed 34 hp at 7,500 rpm and 26 lb-ft of torque. Power is transmitted through a CVT (Constantly Variable Transmission) and a rigid aluminum double-sided swingarm with a swingarm bearing designed for reduced vibration.

In 2022, the C 400 GT got new throttle-by-wire, upgraded braking and traction control, and other updates. For 2023, the scooter has been updated so that the comfort turn indicator can be switched off in the menu for the instrument cluster. All U.S. models automatically add the Premium Package, which includes a heated seat and heated grips.

The C 400 GT starts at $8,245. Previous color options of Alpine White and Triple Black remain the same, while the Callisto Grey Metallic has added gold front brake calipers.

2023 BMW C 400 GT in Triple Black
2023 BMW C 400 GT in Triple Black
2023 BMW C 400 GT in Alpine White
2023 BMW C 400 GT in Alpine White

2023 BMW CE 04

2023 BMW CE 04 Avantgarde Package with Magellan Grey Metallic
2023 BMW CE 04 in Avantgarde Package with Magellan Grey Metallic

BMW took “urban mobility” up a level to “electromobility” in 2021 with the CE 04, an electric scooter that features a liquid-cooled, permanent-magnet electric motor making a claimed 42 hp. Top speed is 74.5 mph, with standing start acceleration of 0-30 mph in 2.6 seconds. BMW claims a range of 80 miles on the battery, with approximate standard charging time of four hours and 20 minutes (65 minutes with the optional quick charger).

ABS is standard, as are a 10.25-inch TFT color screen with integrated map navigation and extensive connectivity and three ride modes – Road, Rain, and Eco. For 2023, the CE 04 has been updated so the self-canceling turnsignal can be switched off in the menu for the instrument cluster.

2023 BMW CE 04 in Light White
2023 BMW CE 04 in Light White

All U.S. CE 04 models automatically add the Premium Package, which includes an adaptive headlight, Pro ride modes, cornering ABS, quick charge capability, a heated seat, tire-pressure monitoring, and a centerstand. The CE 04 starts at $11,795. Color choices of Light White and the Avantgarde Package with Magellan Grey Metallic remain unchanged.

2023 BMW G 310 R, G 310 GS

2023 BMW G 310 R in Passion Racing Red
2023 BMW G 310 R in new Passion Racing Red
2023 BMW G 310 GS in Rallye Kalamata Dark Gold Metallic
2023 BMW G 310 GS in new Rallye Kalamata Dark Gold Metallic

BMW’s entry-level roadster, the G 310 R, and G 310 GS adventure bike both have a 313cc liquid-cooled Single that makes a claimed 34 hp at 9,250 rpm and 20.6 lb-ft of torque. Power is delivered via a 6-speed gearbox and chain final drive, and the G 310s were upgraded in 2021 to include throttle-by-wire and a slipper clutch, as well as adjustable brake and clutch hand levers. ABS is standard, but other 2021 updates included a new LED headlight and indicators.

2023 BMW G 310 R in Polar White/Racing Blue
2023 BMW G 310 R in new Polar White/Racing Blue
2023 BMW G 310 R in Cosmic Black 2
2023 BMW G 310 R in Cosmic Black 2

For 2023, BMW hasn’t made any equipment changes to the G 310s, which starts at $4,995 for the G 310 R and $5,695 for the GS. For colors, on the G 310 R, Passion Racing Red style replaces Passion Kyanite Blue Metallic, Sport Polar White/Racing Blue style replaces Sport Limestone Metallic, and Cosmic Black 2 remains unchanged. On the G 310 GS, Sport Polar White/Racing Blue replaces Triple Black, the Rallye Kalamata Dark Gold Metallic style replaces Rallye Kyanite Blue Metallic, and Cosmic Black 3 remains unchanged.

2023 BMW G 310 GS in Polar White/Racing Blue
2023 BMW G 310 GS in new Polar White/Racing Blue
2023 BMW G 310 GS in Cosmic Black 3
2023 BMW G 310 GS in Cosmic Black 3

2023 BMW F 750 GS

2023 BMW F 750 GS in Light White/Racing Blue/Racing Red
2023 BMW F 750 GS in new Light White/Racing Blue/Racing Red

The BMW F 750 GS adventure bike features an 853cc liquid-cooled parallel-Twin that makes a claimed 77 hp at 7,500 rpm and 61 lb-ft of torque. The bike has a 6-speed gearbox, a slip/assist clutch, and chain final drive. BMW’s cornering ABS and traction control are standard, as are the Road and Rain ride modes.

For 2023, the F 750 GS has added RDC real-time gradient tire-pressure monitoring, and the self-canceling turnsignal can now be switched off in the menu for the instrument cluster. All U.S. F 750 GS models automatically add the Premium Package, which includes GPS Prep, cruise control, LED headlight, Gear Shift Assist Pro, Dynamic Pro and Enduro Pro ride modes, heated grips, a luggage rack with case holders, tire-pressure monitoring, MSR Dynamic Engine Brake Control, and Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment (not available with low suspension). Individual options include low suspension, a centerstand, M Endurance chain, a comfort seat, and an extra-low seat.

2023 BMW F 750 GS in Triple Black
2023 BMW F 750 GS in Triple Black
2023 BMW F 750 GS in Light White
2023 BMW F 750 GS in Light White

The F 750 GS starts at $9,995. For colors, the Triple Black with Black Storm 2 and Light White remain unchanged for 2023, and the Sport Light White/Racing Blue Metallic/Racing Red replaces San Marino Blue Metallic.

2023 BMW F 850 GS and F 850 GS Adventure

2023 BMW F 850 GS in Trophy Gravity Blue Metallic
2023 BMW F 850 GS in new Trophy Gravity Blue Metallic
2023 BMW F 850 GS Adventure in Rallye Kalamata Matte Metallic 2
2023 BMW F 850 GS Adventure in new Rallye Kalamata Matte Metallic 2

With similar displacement as the F 750 GS but a little more muscle, the F 850 GS and GS Adventure both have an 853cc liquid-cooled parallel-Twin making a claimed 90 hp at 8,000 rpm and 63 lb-ft of torque. Power is delivered through the 6-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch and chain final drive. Switchable cornering ABS, Automatic Stability Control (aka traction control), and Rain and Road ride modes are standard.

The F 850 GS has adjustable brake and clutch hand levers, and the GS Adventure adds adjustable rear brake and gear shift levers. Both models have an adjustable windscreen, and for 2023, RDC real-time gradient tire-pressure monitoring has been added, and the self-canceling turnsignal  can be switched off in the menu for the instrument cluster.

All U.S. F 850 GS and GS Adventure models automatically add the Premium Package, which includes an LED headlight, Gear Shift Assist Pro, Pro ride modes, heated grips, luggage rack with case holders, Keyless Ride, tir- pressure monitoring, MSR Dynamic Engine Brake Control, Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment (not available with low suspension). The GS Adventure Premium Package adds GPS Prep, cruise control, LED auxiliary lights, and aluminum side case holders.

2023 BMW F 850 GS Adventure in Light White
2023 BMW F 850 GS Adventure in Light White
2023 BMW F 850 GS Adventure in Triple Black
2023 BMW F 850 GS Adventure in Triple Black

Individual options for both bikes include low suspension, a centerstand, M Endurance chain, off-road tires, cruise control, a comfort seat, and an extra-low seat. The GS adds a Touring Package with GPS Prep and cruise control, and the GS Adventure adds low suspension, off-road tires, a centerstand (not available with low suspension), a double seat, a Rallye seat, and a low seat.

The F 850 GS starts at $12,595 for 2023. For colors, Trophy Gravity Blue Metallic replaces Racing Blue Metallic, and both Racing Red and the Triple Black with Black Storm Metallic 2 style remain unchanged.

2023 BMW F 850 GS in Racing Red
2023 BMW F 850 GS in Racing Red
2023 BMW F 850 GS in Triple Black
2023 BMW F 850 GS in Triple Black

The F 850 GS Adventure starts at $13,595, with the Rallye Kalamata Matte Metallic 2 style replacing Mineral Grey Matte Metallic. Light White and the Triple Black with Black Storm Metallic 2 style remain unchanged.

2023 BMW F 900 R and F 900 XR

2023 BMW F 900 XR Sport Racing Blue Metallic
2023 BMW F 900 XR in new Sport Racing Blue Metallic

Both the F 900 R roadster and F 900 XR adventure bike have an 895cc liquid-cooled parallel-Twin that makes a claimed 99 hp at 8,500 rpm and 67 lb-ft of torque. They have a 6-speed gearbox, a slipper clutch, and chain final drive. ABS, Automatic Stability Control, and Rain and Road ride modes are standard, as are adjustable brake and clutch hand levers and a 6.5-inch TFT display. For 2023, BMW has added RDC real-time gradient tire-pressure monitoring, and the self-canceling turnsignal can be switched off in the menu for the instrument cluster.

All U.S. F 900 R models automatically add either the Comfort Package (M Endurance chain, Keyless Ride, and heated grips) or the Premium Package, which includes the M Endurance chain, Keyless Ride, heated grips, GPS Prep, cruise control, saddlebag mounts, Gear Shift Assist Pro, Pro ride modes, MSR Dynamic Engine Brake Control, Adaptive Headlight, Headlight Pro, cornering traction control, tire-pressure monitoring, and a centerstand (not available with low suspension). The F 900 XR automatically adds the Premium Package, which includes everything in the 900 R Premium Package, plus cornering ABS.

Individual options on the 900 R include a high seat, a low seat, and low suspension. Individual options on the 900 XR also includes low suspension (not with Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment or centerstand), as well as handguards, a centerstand, and a low seat.

2023 BMW F 900 R in Black Storm Metallic
2023 BMW F 900 R in Black Storm Metallic
2023 BMW F 900 R in Sport Light White/Racing Blue/Racing Red
2023 BMW F 900 R in Sport Light White/Racing Blue/Racing Red
2023 BMW F 900 R in Bluestone Metallic
2023 BMW F 900 R in Bluestone Metallic

The F 900 R starts at $8,995, and for 2023, the three colors of Black Storm Metallic and styles of Sport Light White/Racing Blue/Racing Red and Bluestone Metallic remain unchanged.

The F 900 XR starts at $11,695. The Sport Racing Blue Metallic style replaces Racing Red and adds an engine spoiler, and both Triple Black with Black Storm Metallic 2 and Light White remain unchanged.

2023 BMW F 900 XR in Triple Black
2023 BMW F 900 XR in Triple Black
2023 BMW F 900 XR in Light White
2023 BMW F 900 XR in Light White

2023 BMW R nineT, R nineT Pure, R nineT Scrambler, and R nineT Urban G/S

2023 BMW R nineT Pure in Option 719 Underground/Light White
2023 BMW R nineT Pure in new Option 719 Underground/Light White
2023 BMW R nineT Scrambler in Manhattan Metallic Matte
2023 BMW R nineT Scrambler in new Manhattan Metallic Matte

Introduced in 2013, BMW’s R nineT range – R nineT, R nineT Pure, R nineT Scrambler, and R nineT Urban G/S – saw updates in 2021, so there are only style and option changes for the 2023 lineup. The range still includes a 1,170cc air/liquid-cooled Boxer Twin that received newly designed cylinder heads with a new turbulence system in 2021. The engine makes 109 hp at 7,250 rpm and 85.5 lb-ft of torque (claimed). The R nineT range features a 6-speed gearbox, a single-plate dry clutch, and shaft final drive.

Cornering ABS, a new shock absorber with travel-dependent damping, and Rain and Road ride modes were added as standard to the entire range in 2021, as well as new instrumentation and LED headlamp and indicators. Automatic Stability Control is standard across the range, and with the exception of the R nineT Pure, each bike now offers Pro ride modes as part of the included Select Package, with the R nineT adding Dynamic ride mode and the Scrambler and Urban G/S adding Dirt. Pro ride modes, including Dynamic ride mode, are options on the R nineT Pure.

With the exception of the R nineT Pure, all U.S. R nineT models automatically add the Select Package for 2023, which includes Pro ride modes, heated grips, cruise control, Adaptive Headlight, MSR Dynamic engine brake control, and cornering traction control.

New individual options for the R nineT include an aluminum fuel tank (with or without sanded welds), Option 719 Wheels (Classic and Sport), and billet packs. The R nineT models starts at $15,945. For 2023 colors, Option 719 Mineral White Metallic/Aurum has been removed. Option 719 Aluminum Matte, Option 719 Night Black/Aluminum Matte, and Black Storm Metallic remain unchanged.

2023 BMW R nineT in Option 719 Aluminum Matte
2023 BMW R nineT in Option 719 Aluminum Matte
2023 BMW R nineT in Option 719 Night Black/Aluminum Matte
2023 BMW R nineT in Option 719 Night Black/Aluminum Matte
2023 BMW R nineT in Black Storm Metallic
2023 BMW R nineT in Black Storm Metallic

For the R nineT Pure models, new individual options for 2023 include spoked wheels, Design Option Silencer, low suspension, and heated grips. The Pure starts at $10,995. For colors, Teal Blue Metallic Matte has been removed, Option 719 Underground/Light White has replaced Blackstorm Metallic/Racing Red, Option 719 Pollux Metallic/Light White replaced Cosmic Blue/Light White, and Mineral Gray remains unchanged.

2023 BMW R nineT Pure in Option 719 Pollux Metallic/Light White
2023 BMW R nineT Pure in new Option 719 Pollux Metallic/Light White
2023 BMW R nineT Pure in Mineral Gray
2023 BMW R nineT Pure in Mineral Gray

For the R nineT Scrambler, individual options include low suspension, spoked wheels (only with low suspension), Design Option gold wheels (not with low suspension), black cross-spoked wheels (not with low suspension), off-road tires, a high brown seat, and billet packs. The R nineT Scrambler starts at $12,995. For 2023 colors, Manhattan Metallic Matte replaces Kalamata Metallic Matte, Option 719 Underground/Light White replaces Blackstorm Metallic/Racing Red, Option 719 Pollux Metallic/Light White replaces Cosmic Blue Metallic/Light White, and Granite Gray Metallic remains unchanged.

2023 BMW R nineT Scrambler in Option 719 Underground/Light White
2023 BMW R nineT Scrambler in new Option 719 Underground/Light White
2023 BMW R nineT Scrambler in Option 719 Pollux Metallic/Light White
2023 BMW R nineT Scrambler in new Option 719 Pollux Metallic/Light White
2023 BMW R nineT Scrambler in Granite Gray Metallic
2023 BMW R nineT Scrambler in Granite Gray Metallic

For the 2023 R nineT Urban G/S, individual options include Design Option Silencer, Design Option gold spoke Wheels, black cross-spoked wheels, chrome header pipe, off-road tires, low seat, and billet packs. The R nineT Urban G/S starts at $12,995, and the colors Light White and Imperial Blue Metallic have been added.

2023 BMW R nineT Urban G/S in Light White
2023 BMW R nineT Urban G/S in new Light White
2023 BMW R nineT Urban G/S in Imperial Blue Metallic
2023 BMW R nineT Urban G/S in new Imperial Blue Metallic

2023 BMW R 1250 GS and R 1250 GS Adventure

2023 BMW R 1250 GS in GS Trophy Gravity Blue Metallic Matte
2023 BMW R 1250 GS in new GS Trophy Gravity Blue Metallic Matte
2023 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure in GS Trophy Gravity Blue Metallic
2023 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure in new GS Trophy Gravity Blue Metallic

The R 1250 GS and R 1250 GS Adventure are legendary travel enduro motorcycles. Both bikes have a 1,254cc air/liquid-cooled Boxer Twin that makes a claimed 136 hp at 7,750 rpm and 105 lb-ft of torque. They sport a 6-speed gearbox, a slipper clutch, and shaft final drive. Inclination- and corner-optimized ABS, cornering traction control, Hill Start Control, and three ride modes – Eco, Rain, and Road – are standard.

For 2023, the automatically added Premium Package for each bike includes Pro ride modes, which includes additional modes (Dynamic, Dynamic Pro, Enduro and Enduro Pro), riding mode preselection (individualization of numbers of riding modes), automated Hill Start Control Pro, Dynamic Brake Control, and engine brake control.

Both bikes also now come with RDC real-time gradient tire-pressure monitoring (added to the included Premium Package for the R 1250 GS and the Comfort Package for the 1250 GS Adventure), and the self-canceling turnsignals can be switched off in the menu for the instrument cluster.

All U.S. R 1250 GS and GS Adventure models automatically add the Premium Package, which includes, in addition to those details mentioned already, Keyless Rride, silencer, chrome header, heated grips, tire-pressure monitoring, GPS Prep, cruise control, handguards, case holders, Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment, Gear Shift Assist Pro.

Individual options for the R 1250 GS include the Enduro Package, passenger kit (standard and low), low suspension, heated seat, M lightweight battery, sports suspension, LED auxiliary lights, handlebar risers, off-road tires, aluminum case mounts, black or gold cross-spoked wheels, low Rallye bench seat, and billet packs.

The R 1250 GS starts at $17,995, and for 2023 colors, GS Trophy Gravity Blue Metallic Matte replaces Edition 40 Years GS Blackstorm Metallic and includes cross-spoked wheels, Rallye seat, sport windshield, radiator protectors, frame protectors, enduro footrests. The Rallye Light White/Racing Blue/Racing Red style remains unchanged, as does the Triple Black with Black Storm Metallic/Black/Agate Gray style. Light White also returns for 2023.

2023 BMW R 1250 GS in Rallye Light White/Racing Blue/Racing Red
2023 BMW R 1250 GS in Rallye Light White/Racing Blue/Racing Red
2023 BMW R 1250 GS in Triple Black with Black Storm/Metallic Black/Agate Gray
2023 BMW R 1250 GS in Triple Black with Black Storm/Metallic Black/Agate Gray
2023 BMW R 1250 GS in Light White
2023 BMW R 1250 GS in Light White

For the R 1250 GS Adventure models, individual options include passenger kits (standard and low), heated seat, LED auxiliary lights, handlebar risers, off-road tires, black or gold cross-spoked wheels, Rallye bench seat, and billet packs.

The R 1250 GS Adventure starts at $20,345. The GS Trophy Gravity Blue Metallic style replaces Edition 40 Years GS Blackstorm Metallic and includes cross-spoked wheels, Rallye seat, sport windshield, radiator protectors, frame protectors, and enduro footrests. All other color choices – Rallye Light White/Racing Blue/Racing Red style, Triple Black with Black Storm Metallic/Black/Agate Gray, and Ice Gray – remain unchanged.

2023 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure in Rallye Light White/Racing Blue/Racing Red
2023 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure in Rallye Light White/Racing Blue/Racing Red
2023 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure in Triple Black with Black Storm/Metallic Black/Agate Gray
2023 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure in Triple Black with Black Storm/Metallic Black/Agate Gray
2023 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure in Ice Gray
2023 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure in Ice Gray

2023 BMW R 1250 RT

2023 BMW R 1250 RT in new Option 719 Meteoric Dust 2 Metallic

In 2020, BMW announced several technical and aesthetic updates to the R 1250 RT sport-tourer. It features a 1,254cc air/liquid-cooled Boxer Twin that makes a claimed 136 hp at 7,750 rpm and 105 lb-ft of torque, a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch, and shaft final drive. Starting in 2021,  full integral and cornering-optimized ABS and cornering traction control were added as standard equipment. The Eco ride mode was also added as standard to the existing Rain and Road modes, among several other standard features. For 2023, RDC real-time gradient tire-pressure monitoring has been added to the Comfort Package, and the self-canceling turnsignal can be switched off in the menu for the instrument cluster.

All U.S. R 1250 RT models automatically add the ZPP Premium Package, which includes Keyless Ride, silencer, chrome header, central locking, heated seat, alarm, enhanced connectivity, 12V socket, Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment, Gear Shift Assist Pro, Pro ride modes, active cruise control, adaptive headlight, auxiliary lights, MSR Dynamic Engine Brake Control, Headlight Pro, audio system, and tire pressure monitor. Individual options include the Option 719 bench seat, high or low seat, Option 719 Classic or Sport wheels, high windshield, sport windshield, tubular handlebars, and billet packs.

2023 BMW R 1250 RT in Sport Racing Blue Metallic
2023 BMW R 1250 RT in Triple Storm Metallic 2
2023 BMW R 1250 RT in Alpine White

The R 1250 RT starts at $19,695. For colors, Option 719 Meteoric Dust 2 Metallic replaces Mineral White Metallic, but the Sport Racing Blue Metallic style, Triple Storm Metallic 2, and Alpine White remain unchanged.

2023 BMW S 1000 R

2023 BMW S 1000 R in new Black Storm Metallic

The S 1000 R roadster was almost completely redesigned for 2021. The 999cc oil/water-cooled inline-Four was modeled off the S 1000 RR and makes a claimed 165 hp at 11,000 rpm and 84 lb-ft of torque. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel via a 6-speed gear box with longer gear ratios from 4th through 6th. The bike has a chain final drive, and slipper clutch was added in 2021.

Also added as standard in 2021 were cornering ABS and traction control, all-around LED lighting, and three ride modes: Rain, Road, and Dynamic. Pro ride modes – including Dynamic Pro with adjustable wheelie control, Hill Start Control Pro, MSR, and DBC – come as part of the 2023 Premium Package, which is included with all U.S. S 1000 R models. RDC real-time gradient tire-pressure monitoring has also been added to Premium Package, and the self-canceling turnsignals can be switched off in the menu for the instrument cluster.

Other aspects of the Premium Package include Keyless Ride, USB port, heated grips, cruise control, Shift Assist Pro, Dynamic Damping Control, engine spoiler, Adaptive Headlight, MSR dynamic engine brake control, and Headlight Pro. Individual options include passenger kit, M-forged wheels, seats, carbon pack, and billet packs.

2023 BMW S 1000 R in new Sport Bluestone Metallic/Black Storm style
2023 S 1000 R in M Package Light White/M Motorsport

The R 1000 R starts at $13,945. For colors, Black Storm Metallic replaces Racing Red in 2023, the Sport Bluestone Metallic/Black Storm style replaces Hockenheim Silver Metallic, and the M Package Light White/M Motorsport remains unchanged.

2023 BMW S 1000 XR

2023 BMW S 1000 XR in Racing Red

BMW says the S 1000 XR sport-adventure-tourer “combines athleticism and long-distance performance in perfect form.” The bike received updates for 2020  similar to those on the S 1000 R . Like its stablemate, the XR has a 999cc oil/water-cooled inline-Four that makes a claimed 165 hp at 11,000 rpm and 84 lb-ft of torque. It has a 6-speed gear box – with the gear ratios lengthened for 4th through 6th gear in 2020 – as well as a slipper clutch and chain final drive.

Partially integral Race ABS, cornering traction control, Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment, and Pro riding modes – including Hill Start Control Pro and MSR – are standard, and all U.S. S 1000 XR models automatically add the Premium Package, which includes Keyless Ride, GPS Prep, USB port, tire-pressure monitoring, handguards, a centerstand, luggage rack, Dynamic ESA pro, Gear Shift Assist Pro, heated grips, cruise control, Adaptive Headlight, and LED auxiliary lights. The self-canceling turnsignals can be switched off in the menu for the instrument cluster, and RDC real-time gradient tire-pressure monitoring has been added to the Touring Package. Individual options include the M Endurance chain, Design Option Wheels, M-forged wheels, low suspension, high windshield, and high or low seat.

2023 BMW S 1000 XR in Triple Black with Black Storm Metallic 2
2023 BMW S 1000 XR in M Package with Light White/M Motorsport

The S 1000 XR starts at $16,945, and all colors – Racing Red, Triple Black with Black Storm Metallic 2, and M Package with Light White/M Motorsport – remain unchanged.

2023 BMW K 1600 GT, K 1600 GTL, and K 1600 B, and K 1600 Grand America

BMW 2023 K 1600 GT in new Option 719 Meteoric Dust II Metallic

All four models of the K 1600 range received updates for the 2022 lineup to meet Euro 5 regulations. All the bikes are still powered by 1,649cc oil/water-cooled inline-Six but included updated BMS engine control, two knock sensors, and two additional lambda probes in 2022. They still make a claimed 160 hp but at 6,750 rpm (1,000 rpm lower than before) and increased 133 lb-ft of torque – up from 129. Power is transmitted via a 6-speed gearbox, a multiple-disc wet clutch, and shaft final drive.

Engine drag-torque control, Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment, and cosmetic and instrumentation updates were also made for 2022. Integral cornering ABS, cornering traction control, Hill Start Control Pro, tire-pressure monitoring, and three ride modes – Rain, Road, and Dynamic – are all standard. For 2023, Keyless Ride is also standard, the self-canceling turnsignals can be switched off in the menu for the instrument cluster, and RDC real-time gradient tire-pressure monitoring has been included with the Premium Package, which is automatically added to the K 1600 GT and GTL, and the ZBP Bagger Package and Grand America Package for the K 1600 B and Grand America respectively.

The Premium Package for both the GT and GTL includes Gear Shift Assist Pro, central locking, LED auxiliary lights, anti-theft alarm, and engine protection bars. The GT Premium Package adds an audio system.

Individual options for both include the Option 719 Bench Seat, floor lighting, and Option 719 Forged Wheels. The GTL adds a high seat and tubular handlebars.

2023 BMW K 1600 GT in Black Storm Metallic
2023 BMW K 1600 GT in Sport Light White/Racing Blue Metallic/Racing Red

The K 1600 GT starts at $23,895. For colors, Option 719 Meteoric Dust II Metallic replaces Mineral White Metallic, and both Black Storm Metallic and the Sport Light White/Racing Blue Metallic/Racing Red style remain unchanged.

2023 BMW K 1600 GTL in new Option 719 Meteoric Dust II Metallic
2023 BMW K 1600 GTL in new Exclusive Gravity Blue Metallic
2023 BMW K 1600 GTL in Black Storm Metallic

The K 1600 GTL starts at $26,895. For 2023, Option 719 Meteoric Dust II Metallic replaces Mineral White Metallic, the Exclusive Gravity Blue Metallic style replaces Elegance Manhattan Metallic, and Black Storm Metallic remains unchanged.

Both the Bagger Package (for K 1600 B) and the Grand America Package (for K 1600 Grand America) include Gear Shift Assist Pro, central locking, anti-theft alarm, audio system, footboards (or alternate compartment on the Bagger), LED auxilary lights, engine protection bars, and a centerstand. The Grand America Package adds a high windshield, additional speakers, and a top case.

Individual options for both bikes include a storage compartment, Option 719 bench seat, floor lighting, forged handlebars, Option 719 Forged Wheels, and high seat (only for Grand America).

2023 BMW K 1600 B in Black Storm Metallic
2023 BMW K 1600 B in Option 719 Meteoric Dust 2 Metallic
2023 BMW K 1600 B in Exclusive Manhattan Metallic Matte

The K 1600 B starts at $22,545 and the Grand America starts at $27,465. For colors on both bikes, all three options – Black Storm Metallic, Option 719 Meteoric Dust 2 Metallic, and the Exclusive Manhattan Metallic Matte style – remain unchanged.

2023 BMW K 1600 Grand America in Black Storm Metallic
2023 BMW K 1600 Grand America in Option 719 Meteoric Dust 2 Metallic
2023 BMW K 1600 Grand America in Exclusive Manhattan Metallic Matte

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Triumph Announces New Colors, Names for Select 2023 Models

2023 Triumph Speed Twin
2023 Triumph Speed Twin 1200 in Matte Baja Orange and 2023 Triumph Speed Twin 900 (formerly Street Twin) in Matte Silver Ice

In response to customer request for brighter, more distinctive, and more elegant color options and building on the success of the 2022 Gold Line Editions, Triumph has announced a new range of color options for most of its 2023 lineup.

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Additionally, the company has renamed two of its 900cc models: the Street Twin is now called the Speed Twin 900, and the Street Scrambler becomes the Scrambler 900. According to a press release from Triumph, the new names were chosen to “better represent the family connections across Triumph’s iconic Bonneville lineup, and their specific engine capacities.”

2023 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC in Carnival Red and 2023 Triumph Scrambler 900 in Carnival Red
2023 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC in Carnival Red and 2023 Triumph Scrambler 900 in Carnival Red

2023 Triumph Speed Twin 900 (formerly Street Twin)

2023 Triumph Speed Twin 900
2023 Triumph Speed Twin 900 (formerly Street Twin) in new Matte Silver Ice

While the name may have changed, the newly renamed Speed Twin 900 still features the updated “high torque” 900cc liquid-cooled parallel-Twin that claimed an additional 10 hp for 2022, with a total 64.1 hp at 7,500 rpm and 59 lb-ft of torque. Other updates last year included new 10-spoke cast-aluminum wheels and stylistic changes. The 5-speed gearbox, slip/assist clutch, and chain final drive remain the same, as do the Road and Rain ride modes, ABS, and switchable traction control.

For model year 2023, the Speed Twin 900 starts at $9,695 and comes in three colors, including classic Triumph Jet Black, Matte Ironstone, and a sophisticated new Matte Silver Ice option, with silver and yellow accents. This new paint scheme includes a Matte Silver Ice fuel tank with silver and yellow graphics, Jet Black side panels with the new Speed Twin 900 logo, and Jet Black front and rear mudguards.

2023 Triumph Speed Twin 900 in Jet Black
2023 Triumph Speed Twin 900 in Jet Black
2023 Triumph Speed Twin 900 in Matte Ironstone

2023 Triumph Speed Twin 1200

2023 Triumph Speed Twin 1200 in Matte Baja Orange
2023 Triumph Speed Twin 1200 in new Matte Baja Orange

Triumph’s performance classic Speed Twin 1200 was also updated in 2022, boasting a 1,200cc liquid-cooled parallel-Twin that offers a claimed 98.6 hp at 7,250 rpm, 84 lb-ft of torque, and 17% less inertia for better response. Power is sent to the rear wheel through a 6-speed transmission, slip/assist clutch, and chain final drive. The three ride modes (Sport, Road, and Rain) were also revised for 2022, as well as some style updates, and it still offers switchable ABS and traction control.  

The Speed Twin 1200 starts at $12,595 and comes in three colors: the classic Jet Black and Red Hopper and now a new Matte Baja Orange scheme with Storm Grey and Aluminum Silver tank graphics. The new scheme also features Matte Storm Grey side panels and headlight bowl, matched with Matte Silver Ice fork protectors.

2023 Triumph Speed Twin 1200 in Jet Black
2023 Triumph Speed Twin 1200 in Jet Black
2023 Triumph Speed Twin 1200 in Red Hopper
2023 Triumph Speed Twin 1200 in Red Hopper

2023 Triumph Scrambler 900 (formerly Street Scrambler)

2023 Triumph Scrambler 900 in Carnival Red
2023 Triumph Scrambler 900 in new Carnival Red and Jet Black

Similar to the Speed Twin 900, the newly renamed Scrambler 900 features a 900cc liquid-cooled parallel-Twin that claims 64 hp at 7,250 rpm and 59 lb-ft of torque, as well as some styling updates added in 2022. Otherwise, it still has a 5-speed gearbox, slip/assist clutch, and  chain final drive. It also comes with three ride modes (Road, Rain, and Off-road) and switchable traction control and ABS.

The Scrambler 900 starts at $11,295 and comes in three colors: classic Jet Black, a new Carnival Red and Jet Black scheme with striking and contemporary new graphics, and a new Matte Khaki scheme that celebrates the Scrambler’s iconic off-road heritage.

2023 Triumph Scrambler 900 in Matte Khaki
2023 Triumph Scrambler 900 in new Matte Khaki
2023 Triumph Scrambler 900 in Jet Black
2023 Triumph Scrambler 900 in Jet Black

The new Carnival Red and Jet Black paint scheme includes a Carnival Red fuel tank with contemporary Jet Black stripe detailing and Jet Black side panel, frame cowl, and mudguards.

The iconic new Matte Khaki color scheme features a Matte Khaki fuel tank with Matte Jet Black side panel, frame cowl, and mudguards.

2023 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE and Scrambler 1200 XC

2023 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC in Carnival Red
2023 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC in new Carnival Red and Jet Black

Riders must be pretty excited about the new Triumph Scrambler 1200 lineup because as of the July 6 press release announcing the new colors, both the XE and XC were sold out (and subsequently, no pricing information was available).

The Scrambler 1200 received an update for 2022 that included a revised exhaust system offering improved heat distribution. The 1,200cc liquid-cooled parallel-Twin makes a claimed 89 hp at 7,250 rpm and 81.1 lb-ft of torque. It has a 6-speed gearbox, slip/assist clutch, and X-ring chain final drive. The XC come with five riding modes – Road, Rain, Sport, Rider Configurable, Off-Road – and the XE tacks on an additional Off-Road Pro mode.

2023 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE in Sapphire Black
2023 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE in Sapphire Black
2023 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE in Matte Khaki Green and Matte
2023 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE in Matte Khaki Green and Matte Jet Black

Both bikes have throttle-by-wire, with the XC using switchable ABS and traction control, while the XE optimizes both features for cornering. Additional features include a full-color TFT display, keyless ignition, cruise control, and all-LED lighting.

The Scrambler 1200 XC and XE come in three colors: Sapphire Black, the classic Matte Khaki Green and Matte Jet Black scheme, and a new Carnival Red and Jet Black scheme that features a Carnival Red fuel tank with Jet Black tank stripe design, as well as Jet Black side panel and headlight bowl.

2023 Triumph Bonneville T100

2023 Triumph Bonneville T100 in Meriden Blue
2023 Triumph Bonneville T100 in new Meriden Blue and Tangerine

A favorite for both new and returning riders, the “high torque” 900cc liquid-cooled parallel-Twin Bonneville T100 claimed an additional 10hp for 2022 for a total 64 hp at 7,400 rpm and 59 lb-ft of torque. Other upgrades included a low inertia crankshaft and lightened clutch and counterbalancers, which contributed to an 8-lb total weight reduction when combined with other features. The T100 has a 5-speed gearbox, slip/assist clutch, and chain final drive, as well as standard ABS and switchable traction control.

The Bonneville T100 now comes in three colors: classic Jet Black, a Carnival Red and Fusion White scheme, and a stylish interpretation of the original 1959 design with a new Meriden Blue and Tangerine option and hand-painted silver coach line detailing on the tank.

2023 Triumph Bonneville T100 in Jet Black
2023 Triumph Bonneville T100 in Jet Black
2023 Triumph Bonneville T100 in Carnival Red and Fusion White
2023 Triumph Bonneville T100 in Carnival Red and Fusion White

The new Meriden Blue and Tangerine color scheme also features Meriden Blue side panels and mudguards.

2023 Triumph Bonneville T120 and T120 Black

2023 Triumph Bonneville T120 in Aegean Blue
2023 Triumph Bonneville T120 in new Aegean Blue and Fusion White

Last year, the classically styled Triumph Bonneville T120 received a few updates to its “high torque” 1,200cc liquid-cooled parallel-Twin, which makes a claimed 79 hp at 6,550 rpm and 77.4 lb-ft of torque. It has a 6-speed transmission with a slip/assist clutch and chain final drive. Other features include two ride modes (Road and Rain) as well as standard ABS and switchable traction control.

For model year 2023, the Bonneville T120 comes in three colors, including Jet Black, a Cordovan Red and Silver Ice scheme, and a new Aegean Blue and Fusion White option, with hand-painted gold line detailing on the tank. The new heritage-inspired color scheme also features Aegean Blue mudguards and Jet Black side panels and headlight bowl.

2023 Triumph Bonneville T120 in Jet Black
2023 Triumph Bonneville T120 in Jet Black
2023 Triumph Bonneville T120 in Cordovan Red and Silver Ice
2023 Triumph Bonneville T120 in Cordovan Red and Silver Ice

The Bonneville T120 Black comes in two colors for 2023, with the classic Jet Black and a new Sapphire Black and Matte Sapphire Black split scheme across the tank, accentuated with hand-painted silver coach-line detailing.

Triumph 2023 Bonneville T120 Black in Jet Black
Triumph 2023 Bonneville T120 Black in Jet Black
2023 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black in Sapphire Black
2023 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black in new Sapphire Black and Matte Sapphire Black

The new Sapphire Black and Matte Sapphire Black scheme also features Sapphire Black mudguards, side panels, and headlight bowl.

2023 Triumph Bonneville Bobber

2023 Triumph Bonneville Bobber in Red Hopper
2023 Triumph Bonneville Bobber in new Red Hopper

Triumph’s original custom icon, the Bonneville Bobber, has a “high torque” 1,200cc liquid-cooled parallel-Twin, which makes a claimed 76.9 hp at 6,100 rpm and 78.2 lb-ft of torque. It has a 6-speed transmission with a slip/assist clutch and chain final drive. The Bobber received several updates to the 2022 model, including (but not limited to) a larger fuel tank; upgrades to brakes, suspension, wheels; and standard cruise control. It still offers Road and Rain ride modes, standard ABS, and switchable traction control.

The Bonneville Bobber starts at $13,495 and comes in three colors for model year 2023, with the classic Jet Black, Matte Storm Grey and Matte Ironstone scheme, and a new Red Hopper option, which includes a Red Hopper fuel tank and Jet Black side panels and mudguards.

2023 Triumph Bonneville Bobber in Jet Black
2023 Triumph Bonneville Bobber in Jet Black
2023 Triumph Bonneville Bobber in Matte Storm Grey and Matte Ironstone
2023 Triumph Bonneville Bobber in Matte Storm Grey and Matte Ironstone

2023 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster

2023 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster in Cordovan Red
2023 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster in new Cordovan Red

The British custom classic Bonneville Speedmaster shares the T120’s “high-torque” 1,200cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin, claiming 76.9 hp at 6,100 rpm and 78.2 lb-ft of torque. It has a 6-speed transmission with a slip/assist clutch and chain final drive. The Speedmaster’s two ride modes (Road and Rain) were refined for 2022, as well as receiving an upgraded Showa fork. The bike has ABS and switchable traction control, cruise control, a multifunction LCD display, and all-LED lighting.

The Speedmaster starts at $13,995 and comes in three colors for model year 2023: Jet Black, a Sapphire Black and Fusion White scheme, and a new Cordovan Red option that features a Cordovan Red fuel tank with Jet Black side panels, mudguards, and headlight bowl.

2023 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster in Jet Black
2023 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster in Jet Black
2023 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster in Jet Black and Fusion White
2023 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster in Sapphire Black and Fusion White

2023 Triumph Thruxton RS

2023 Triumph Thruxton RS in Competition Green
2023 Triumph Thruxton RS in new Competition Green and Silver Ice

The Thruxton RS café racer has a 1,200cc liquid-cooled parallel-Twin, which makes a claimed 104 hp at 7,500 rpm and 83 lb-ft of torque. It has a 6-speed transmission with a slip/assist clutch and chain final drive. The Thruxton RS has three ride modes – Road, Rain, and Sport – and comes with ABS, traction control, and a multifunction LCD display.

2023 Triumph Thruxton RS in Jet Black
2023 Triumph Thruxton RS in Jet Black

For model year 2023, the Thruxton RS starts at $16,645 and comes in two colors: Jet Black and a new Competition Green and Silver Ice scheme, which features a Competition Green and Silver Ice fuel tank and seat cowl with gold graphic detailing on both. This is matched with Jet Black mudguards, headlight bowl, and side panels and Matte Silver Ice fork protectors.

2023 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS

2023 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS in Matte Baja Orange
2023 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS in new Matte Baja Orange

The Speed Triple 1200 RS naked sportbike has a liquid-cooled 1160cc inline-Triple, making a claimed 177.5 hp at 10,750 rpm and 92 lb-ft of torque. It has a 6-speed transmission with a quickshifter, slip/assist clutch, and chain final drive. It features five ride modes – Rain, Road, Sport, Track, and Rider (customizable) – and both ABS and traction control are optimized for cornering. It has 5-inch TFT instrumentation and all-LED lighting.

The Speed Triple 1200 RS starts at $18,500 and comes in three colors, including the Matte Silver Ice and Sapphire Black options, plus an all-new Matte Baja Orange complemented by distinctive Silver Ice and Graphite ‘RS’ graphics.

2023 Triumph Speed 1200 RS Triple in Matte Silver Ice
2023 Triumph Speed 1200 RS Triple in Matte Silver Ice
2023 Triumph Speed 1200 RS Triple in Sapphire Black
2023 Triumph Speed 1200 RS Triple in Sapphire Black

The new Matte Baja Orange color is featured on the tank, side panels, headlight finisher, rear bodywork, seat cowl, and belly pan.

2023 Triumph Street Triple RS

2023 Triumph Speed Triple RS in Carbon Black
2023 Triumph Speed Triple RS in new Carbon Black

The Triumph Street Triple RS has a liquid-cooled 765cc inline-Triple, making a claimed 121 hp at 11,750 rpm and 58 lb-ft of torque. It has a 6-speed transmission with a quickshifter, slip/assist clutch, and chain final drive. The Street Triple RS features five ride modes – Rain, Road, Sport, Track, and Rider (customizable) – a full-color, 5-inch TFT instrument pack with four display styles and high/low contrast options, and switchable traction control and ABS.

The Street Triple RS is now available starting at $12,995 in a new Carbon Black scheme across the tank, front mudguard, fly screen, side panels, rear bodywork, seat cowl, belly pan, and radiator guard. The scheme also features Bronze wheels and a Bronze and Jet Black graphics design.

2023 Triumph Trident 660

2023 Triumph Trident 660 in Matte Baja Orange
2023 Triumph Trident 660 in new Matte Baja Orange

Inspired by Triumph’s original triple-cylinder model, launched in 1968, the Trident 660 features a liquid-cooled 660cc inline-Triple, making a claimed 80 hp at 10,250 rpm and 47 lb-ft of torque. It has a 6-speed gearbox, quickshifter, slip/assist clutch, and chain final drive. Riders can take advantage of throttle-by-wire with two ride modes (Road and Rain), ABS, and switchable traction control.

Triumph’s Trident 660 starts at $8,395 and comes in four color options: Sapphire Black, the Silver Ice and the Matte Jet Black schemes (both of which feature the contemporary Triumph logo tank graphics), and new for 2023, a Matte Baja Orange scheme.

2023 Triumph Trident 660 in Sapphire Black
2023 Triumph Trident 660 in Sapphire Black
2023 Triumph Trident 660 in Silver Ice
2023 Triumph Trident 660 in Silver Ice
2023 Triumph Trident 660 in Matte Black
2023 Triumph Trident 660 in Matte Black

The new scheme features a Matte Baja Orange tank and front mudguard, Storm Grey Triumph logo tank graphics, Matte Storm Grey radiator cowl and rear bodywork, and a Jet Black headlight bezel.

2023 Triumph Rocket 3 R and Rocket 3 GT

2023 Triumph Rocket 3 R in Matte Silver Ice
2023 Triumph Rocket 3 R in new Matte Silver Ice

Equipped with the world’s largest production motorcycle engine capacity of 2,458cc, the Triumph Rocket 3 has an inline-Triple that makes a claimed 165 hp at 6,000 rpm and 163 lb-ft of torque. It has a 6-speed gearbox, quickshifter, slip/assist clutch, and shaft final drive. The Rocket 3 features four ride modes – Road, Rain, Sport and Rider-Configurable – as well as cornering ABS and traction control, hill-hold control, cruise control, keyless ignition, and all-around LED lighting.

For 2023, Triumph’s Rocket 3 R starts at $23,400 and comes in three colors, including Sapphire Black, a Silver Ice and Cranberry Red scheme, and a new Matte Silver Ice option, which features Matte Silver Ice fuel tank, front mudguard, and rear bodywork together with Jet Black side panels, headlight bowls, fly screen, and radiator cowls.

2023 Triumph Rocket 3 R in Sapphire Black
2023 Triumph Rocket 3 R in Sapphire Black
2023 Triumph Rocket 3 R in Silver Ice
2023 Triumph Rocket 3 R in Silver Ice and Cranberry Red

Triumph’s Rocket 3 GT starts at $24,100 and now comes in two new color schemes: Sapphire Black and a Carnival Red and Sapphire Black scheme.

2023 Triumph Rocket 3 GT in Sapphire Black
2023 Triumph Rocket 3 GT in Sapphire Black
2023 Triumph Rocket 3 GT in Sapphire Black and Carnival Red
2023 Triumph Rocket 3 GT in Sapphire Black and Carnival Red

The new scheme features a Carnival Red tank, front mudguard, and rear bodywork; premium hand-painted silver coach lining; and Sapphire Black side panels, fuel tank infill, headlight bowls, fly screen, and radiator cowls

2023 Triumph Tiger 900 GT / GT Pro / Rally / Rally Pro

2023 Triumph Tiger 900 GT Pro in Caspian Blue
2023 Triumph Tiger 900 GT Pro in new Caspian Blue
2023 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro in Sandstorm
2023 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro in new Sandstorm

Offering options for wherever you want to go, all bikes in the Tiger 900 adventure lineup – GT, GT Pro, Rally, and Rally Pro – have a liquid-cooled 888cc inline-Triple making a claimed 93.9 hp at 8,750 rpm and 64 lb-ft of torque, as well as a 6-speed gearbox, slip/assist clutch, and chain final drive. The GT Pro and Rally Pro models include a quickshifter.  

Also universal to the lineup is optimized cornering ABS and traction control, 7-inch full-color TFT instrumentation, all-LED lighting, and four ride modes: Road, Rain, Sport, and Off-Road. The GT Pro adds a fifth Rider Programmable mode, and the Rally Pro adds Off-Road Pro and Rider Programmable modes.

For 2023, the Tiger 900 GT and Tiger 900 GT Pro start at $14,700 and $16,600, respectively. Both come in three colors, including the current Sapphire Black and Pure White options, plus a new Caspian Blue and Matte Graphite scheme. The new scheme features a Caspian Blue tank, seat panel, beak, tank end panel, and front mudguard matched with Matte Graphite radiator cowls.

2023 Triumph Tiger 900 GT Pro in Sapphire Black
2023 Triumph Tiger 900 GT Pro in Sapphire Black
2023 Triumph Tiger 900 GT Pro in Pure White
2023 Triumph Tiger 900 GT Pro in Pure White

The Tiger 900 Rally and Rally Pro start at $15,400 and $17,100, respectively. Both come in three colors: Pure White, a signature Matte Khaki Green with white frame, and a new Sandstorm scheme, featuring a Sandstorm fuel tank, beak, and seat panel with a Matte Jet Black tank end panel and radiator cowls.

2023 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro in Pure White
2023 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro in Pure White
2023 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro in Matte Khaki
2023 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro in Matte Khaki

2023 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport

2023 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport in Baja Orange
2023 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport in new Graphite and Baja Orange

Triumph’s adventure all-rounder, the Tiger 850 Sport, has the same liquid-cooled 888cc inline-Triple as the 900 lineup but with slightly less power: 84 hp at 8,500 rpm and 60 lb-ft of torque (claimed). Power is sent to the rear wheel via a 6-speed gearbox, slip/assist clutch, and chain final drive. The Tiger 850 Sport has standard ABS, switchable traction control, and throttle-by-wire with two ride modes(Rain and Road).

The Tiger 850 sport starts at $11,995 and now comes in three distinctive colors, including a contemporary Graphite and Caspian Blue scheme, the Graphite and Diablo Red scheme, and a new Graphite and Baja Orange option featuring Graphite fuel tank and seat panel and striking Baja Orange front mudguard, beak, tank end panel, and radiator cowls.

2023 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport in Diablo Red
2023 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport in Graphite and Diablo Red
2023 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport in Caspian Blue
2023 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport in Graphite and Caspian Blue

For more information or to find a Triumph dealer near you, visit TriumphMotorcycles.com.


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2022 Royal Enfield Classic 350 | First Ride Review

2022 Royal Enfield Classic 350 review
The 2022 Royal Enfield Classic 350 blends authentic style with modern engineering. Photos by Brandon Bunch.

Few motorcycle manufacturers can hold claim to the word “classic” with as much legitimacy as Royal Enfield. Having launched its first motorcycle at the Stanley Cycle Show in London in 1901, it’s the oldest motorcycle brand in continuous production. Now, 121 years later, we have the 2022 Royal Enfield Classic 350.

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2022 Royal Enfield Classic 350 review
The 2022 Royal Enfield Classic 350 is available in nine color-style combinations. On the left is the Dark Stealth Black version with cast wheels and tubeless tires. On the right is the Signals Marsh Grey with spoked wheels and tube-type tires. MSRP for both is $4,599.

One of Royal Enfield’s best-known models – the Bullet – was produced from 1931 until 2020, and it was available with either a 346cc or 499cc air-cooled Single. In 2021, Royal Enfield introduced the Meteor 350, a cruiser powered by a 349ccc air-/oil-cooled, SOHC, 2-valve, fuel-injected Single with a 5-speed gearbox. The Classic 350, which brings back the styling that made the Bullet such an iconic bike, is built around the same engine.

2022 Royal Enfield Classic 350 review
The Classic 350 is powered by a 349ccc air-/oil-cooled, SOHC, 2-valve, fuel-injected Single with a 5-speed gearbox.

Built in Chennai, India, since 1955, Royal Enfields are designed for an enormous segment of the global market – those who want reliable, affordable small to mid-sized motorcycles. Over a 12-year production run, from 2008 to 2020, Royal Enfield produced and sold three million examples of the Classic 500, known here in the U.S. as the Bullet C5 Classic.

2022 Royal Enfield Classic 350 review
Everything about riding the Royal Enfield Classic 350 is relaxed and enjoyable.

Gear Up:
Helmet: Arai Defiant-X
Jacket: Highway 21 Winchester
Gloves: Highway 21 Trigger
Pants: Highway 21 Blockhouse Jeans
Boots: Highway 21 Axle Shoes

Royal Enfield North America hosted the press launch of the Classic 350 in Savannah, Georgia, a classic Southern city established in 1733 on the banks of the Savannah River. On hand were two variants of the Classic 350, both retailing for $4,599: Dark models, available in Gunmetal Gray or Stealth Black, with a blacked-out powertrain and 10-spoke cast wheels with tubeless tires; and Signals models, available in Desert Sand or Marsh Grey, with 1950s military-style graphics and spoked wheels with tube-type tires. The Signals models are inspired by Royal Enfield’s long association with India’s armed forces.

2022 Royal Enfield Classic 350 review
Savannah, Georgia, is a charming Southern city with squares that create mini-parks filled with enormous oak trees dripping with Spanish moss.

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Later this year, Royal Enfield will release the Halcyon collection inspired by 1950s-era British roadsters. Halcyon Forest Green, Halcyon Black, and Halcyon Blue will retail for $4,499, while the Chrome Red and Chrome Brown models with a mirror tank finish and special badging are priced at $4,699.

2022 Royal Enfield Classic 350 review
Too legit to quit.

Like the Meteor, the Classic 350 was a collaborative effort by Royal Enfield’s design teams in the U.K. and India. They endeavored to create a motorcycle that seamlessly blends authentic styling and ride character with modern necessities like electronic fuel injection, disc brakes, and dual-channel ABS. All Royal Enfields are built in a state-of-the-art, ISO-9001-certified manufacturing facility and backed by a three-year, unlimited-mileage warranty with roadside assistance.

2022 Royal Enfield Classic 350 review
The Classic 350’s tank holds 3.4 gals.

As pleasing as the Classic 350 is to look at while parked on one of Savannah’s brick-paved streets, it’s even more enjoyable to ride. Its relaxed, neutral seating position accommodates riders of all shapes and sizes, and its engine abides riders of all skill levels. Hit the starter and the Single burbles to life, delivering a pleasant, visceral pulse feel and a heartwarming exhaust note that your grandmother would love.

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2022 Royal Enfield Classic 350 review
Riding up and over the Talmadge Memorial Bridge, which rises 574 ft above the Savannah River to allow freighters to pass underneath.

Royal Enfield claims 20 hp and 20 lb-ft of torque at the crank. When we tested a Meteor 350, it sent 18 hp at 6,200 rpm and 18 lb-ft of torque at 3,500 rpm to its chain-driven rear wheel. Built around a heavy steel frame and weighing 430 lbs ready to ride, the Classic 350 isn’t exactly a featherweight. Add in a full-grown adult male compressing the 31.7-inch seat’s foam, and the result is a languid, unhurried experience. The engine revs at a relaxed pace, and acceleration lacks urgency. Top speed is about 75 mph.

2022 Royal Enfield Classic 350 review
The Classic 350 is as friendly as a puppy dog, and it felt right at home in old-town Savannah.

Horsepower and speed, however, are not the appropriate measuring sticks for the Classic 350. It’s the sort of motorcycle that embraces the slower pace of life that comes with molasses-thick humidity and lazy afternoons. What’s the rush?

Classic 350s will pound the pavement of rough, neglected roads the world over, and its suspension and brakes are designed to take abuse. The 41mm non-adjustable fork with 5.1 inches of travel and twin emulsion rear shocks with adjustable preload and 3.5 inches of travel were chosen for their durability and affordability. Ride quality is good but not great, right in line with expectations. Likewise, the ByBre disc brakes, with a 2-piston front caliper squeezing a 300mm rotor and a 1-piston rear caliper squeezing a 270mm disc, provide modest but predictable stopping power.

2022 Royal Enfield Classic 350 review
Just what you need and nothing you don’t.

With a 19-inch front wheel and an 18-inch rear, the Classic 350 rolls over road imperfections with ease. Its Ceat Zoom Plus tires, which are also made in India, are narrow – 100/90-19 front, 120/80-18 rear – and contribute to the bike’s quick steering.

It’s hard not to love a motorcycle like the Classic 350. It’s a time capsule, an attention-getter, and – like that 1960s ad campaign for Tab diet cola – a “mindsticker.” Riding around the streets of Savannah, every time our get-along gang of journos stopped at a red light or a crosswalk, locals and tourists alike stopped in their tracks and asked, “Hey, what kind of bike is that?”

2022 Royal Enfield Classic 350 review

Ride a Royal Enfield Classic 350 and you’ll make new friends, and that never gets old.

2022 Royal Enfield Classic 350 Specs
Base Price: $4,599
Warranty: 3 yrs., unltd. miles w/ roadside assistance
Website: royalenfield.com
Engine Type: Air-cooled Single, SOHC w/ 2 valves
Horsepower: 20 hp @ 6,100 rpm (claimed)
Torque: 20 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm (claimed)
Displacement: 349cc
Bore x Stroke: 72.0 x 85.8mm
Transmission: 5-speed, cable-actuated wet clutch
Final Drive: O-ring chain
Wheelbase: 54.7 in.
Rake/Trail: 26 degrees/4.4 in.
Seat Height: 31.7 in.
Wet Weight: 430 lbs (90% fuel)
Fuel Capacity: 3.4 gals.

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2022 Kawasaki Z 50th Anniversary | First Look Review

Kawasaki Z 50th Anniversary Z900RS
2022 Kawasaki Z900RS 50th Anniversary

To challenge the dominance of Honda’s CB750, Kawasaki unleashed the Z1 in 1972. At the time, Team Green didn’t just produce the most powerful Japanese inline-Four, it also beat its rivals to the punch with a double overhead cam valvetrain. That innovative engine configuration may have impressed gearheads, but the Z1’s ultra-attractive Fireball paint scheme turned heads as well. Fifty years later, the Z1’s DNA is still found in its Z Series descendants. Celebrating the milestone are 2022 Kawasaki Z 50th Anniversary editions of the retro-style Z650RS and Z900RS as well as the more modern Z650 and Z900.

Kawasaki Z 50th Anniversary Z650RS
2022 Kawasaki Z650RS 50th Anniversary

The retro-styled RS line borrows most from the Z1, donning the legendary Fireball livery. As many Kawi fans know, the original 2018 Z900RS paid tribute to the Z1 in a similar colorway. However, Kawasaki reproduces the Candy Diamond Brown and Orange of the 1972 model with a special multi-layer painting process on the 2022 Z900RS and Z650RS.

Kawasaki Z 50th Anniversary Z650RS
2022 Kawasaki Z650RS 50th Anniversary

A gold wheelset alludes to the Z Series’ golden anniversary, while Z 50th branding on the front fender and engine case covers take a more literal approach. The nostalgia only ramps up from there. Both variants bear Double Overhead Camshaft badges on the side panels, and the classically styled seats come wrapped in new textured material. Despite the absence of a center stand, a grab rail offers peak vintage styling.

Kawasaki Z 50th Anniversary Z900RS
2022 Kawasaki Z900RS 50th Anniversary

While the RS trims harken back to the Z1, the 2022 Z650 and Z900 draw inspiration from the 1982 Kawasaki Z1100GP. Draped in Firecracker Red, the modern-day naked bikes honor the 40-year-old GP while retaining their aggressive appearance. The sporty silver and dark blue graphics toe the line of classic and contemporary while a commemorative logo adorns the front fender.

Kawasaki Z 50th Anniversary Z900
2022 Kawasaki Z900 50th Anniversary

The RS line may tout a gold wheelset, but the 50th Anniversary Z650 and Z900 take a different route with gold tank emblems, Z logos, and fork tubes, and they roll on red wheels. Similar to the Z650RS and Z900RS, however, the two modern nakeds tout a new textured seat.

Kawasaki Z 50th Anniversary Z650
2022 Kawasaki Z650 50th Anniversary

Despite the cosmetic revisions, the 50th Anniversary Z editions are mechanically identical to their base model counterparts. Kawasaki will produce all four special-edition motorcycles in a limited capacity and each customer will receive a coffee table book celebrating the iconic Z Series. The 50th Anniversary are available now and priced as follows:

  • 2022 Kawasaki Z650RS 50th Anniversary: $9,249
  • 2022 Kawasaki Z900RS 50th Anniversary: $12,049
  • 2022 Kawasaki Z650 50th Anniversary: $8,299
  • 2022 Kawasaki Z900 50th Anniversary: $9,499

For more information or to find a dealer near you, visit kawasaki.com.

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Royal Enfield 120th Anniversary Edition Twins Announced

Royal Enfield 120th Anniversary Edition Twins
Royal Enfield 120th Anniversary Edition Continental GT 650

In November 1901, Royal Enfield launched its first motorcycle at the Stanley Cycle Show in London, kickstarting the journey of what would become the oldest motorcycle brand in continuous production. It is marking the milestone with Royal Enfield 120th Anniversary Edition Twins, special-edition versions of the INT 650 and Continental GT 650.

A limited run of only 480 units worldwide – 120 in each of its four regions, split equally among INT 650 and Continental GT 650 models – will make these highly desirable. North America will receive 120 units of the 120th Anniversary Edition Twins (60 INT 650s and 60 Continental GT 650s), and they will be available in early 2022.

Royal Enfield 120th Anniversary Edition Twins
Royal Enfield 120th Anniversary Edition Continental GT 650

The 120th Anniversary Edition INT 650 and Continental GT 650 have been designed and handcrafted by the company’s teams in the U.K. and India. Along with exclusive black and chrome color schemes and a selection of factory accessories, these limited-edition anniversary models feature artisan-crafted die-cast brass tank badges and classic Royal Enfield hand-painted pinstripes.

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The exquisite brass badges are crafted in collaboration with the Sirpi Senthil family, multi-generational artisans from the temple town of Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India. Particularly specialized in making the elegant brass effigies for the most revered temples in India for centuries, this is the first time that these artisans have collaborated with any automotive brand.

Royal Enfield 120th Anniversary Edition Twins

The unique, rich black-chrome tank color scheme has been developed in-house, at Royal Enfield’s original 1950s-era manufacturing factory in Thiruvottiyur, Chennai, India. The motorcycles are chromed with an alternate, sustainable trivalent eco-friendly process. To complement the black chrome tanks, both the Continental GT 650 and INT 650 will feature blacked-out components, with the engine, silencer, and other elements in an array of black color schemes.

The motorcycles will also come equipped with a range of Royal Enfield Genuine Motorcycle Accessories, such as flyscreens, engine guards, heel guards, touring and bar-end mirrors, and others in a black finish to accent the overall design.

Royal Enfield 120th Anniversary Edition Twins

In addition to unique hand-painted pinstripes, the tank top badge will feature the unique serial number of each motorcycle indicating that it is 1 of 60 unique motorcycles in one of the four regions around the world. Additionally, the motorcycles will also adorn a side panel decal that is a special ode to Royal Enfield’s 120 years.

“Few brands can celebrate the kind of legacy and history that Royal Enfield has enjoyed over the last century and a lot of this legacy is from the immense love the brand has received from riders through the ages,” said Siddhartha Lal, Managing Director of Royal Enfield’s parent company, Eicher Motors Ltd. “There was simply no better way of celebrating this milestone than sharing a piece of it with our consumers around the world. We are delighted to bring the 120th Anniversary Edition 650 Twin motorcycles to enthusiasts around the world, and share the brand’s legacy with them. Both the INT and the Continental GT are hugely successful around the world today, as they were in the 1960s, and truly represent our heritage of making simple and enjoyable motorcycles.”

Royal Enfield 120th Anniversary Edition Twins

Inspired by the legendary Royal Enfield Interceptor 750 and Continental GT 250 of the 1960s, these motorcycles have been instrumental in the brand’s global expansion and success in recent years, making them the obvious choice for the 120th Anniversary Editions.

For more information, visit royalenfield.com/120thedition.

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Royal Enfield SG650 Concept | First Look Review

Royal Enfield SG650 Concept
Unveiled at EICMA 2021, the Royal Enfield SG650 Concept blends neo and retro design elements.

In recent years, Royal Enfield has deftly toed the line between modern and retro. The all-new Meteor 350 calls back to brand’s mid-century cruisers while the Google-powered Tripper navigation pod adds contemporary convenience. Presented at EICMA 2021, the Royal Enfield SG650 Concept takes the brand’s unique balance of vintage style and modern function to new heights.

“We are a company in transition,” stated Royal Enfield Chief of Design Mark Wells. “So long a representation of the analog age and now developing new products that keep that same pure soul, yet are fully integrated into the digital present. To celebrate this, we wanted to develop a project that really gave our design team an opportunity to stretch themselves creatively.”

Royal Enfield SG650 Concept

The SG650 Concept blurs the lines between eras with its cruiser-meets-cafe-racer silhouette, cyberpunk paint scheme, and air/oil-cooled 648cc parallel-Twin. The CNC-machined aluminum gas tank and wheels capture the classic forms of the past with modern manufacturing methods. At the fore, the aluminum headlight nacelle, inverted fork, low-rise handlebars, and aluminum switches favor present-day design. Conversely, the rear end’s dual shocks, a floating single saddle, and loop frame clearly nod to the past.

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“The design team have done an amazing job in retaining the analog soul, those classic Royal Enfield lines and design nuances – subtle nods to the past – while creatively pushing the boundary of what the Royal Enfields of tomorrow could conceptually represent in form and function,” added Wells.

Royal Enfield SG650 Concept

Though Royal Enfield outfits the SG650 with bespoke components and a flashy paint job, the new concept looks vaguely familiar. The firm leverages the same air-/oil-cooled, SOHC, parallel-Twin found in the Continental GT 650 and INT 650. Royal Enfield then shoehorns that 648cc powerplant into a chassis resembling the Meteor 350’s twin-downtube spine frame.

With the SG650 using current Royal Enfield equipment and tech, we wouldn’t be surprised if the concept finds its way into Royal Enfield’s production lineup in the near future. However, we expect the middleweight cruiser to arrive in a less avant-garde and more production-friendly guise if it reaches the market.

For more information or to find a Royal Enfield dealer near you, visit royalenfield.com.

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2022 Yamaha XSR900 | First Look Review

2022 Yamaha XSR900 review
The 2022 Yamaha XSR900 gets a new engine and chassis, a full suite of electronic rider aids, and fresh styling.

Yamaha knows that motorcyclists are not all the same, and one of the major dividing lines when it comes to choosing a motorcycle is styling. Some riders get excited by modern bodywork with sharp, aggressive lines, while others prefer more of a retro look, which the 2022 Yamaha XSR900 has in spades.

A couple of years after Yamaha introduced the 2014 MT-09 (originally called the FZ-09) naked sportbike, it released the XSR900. They shared an engine and chassis, but the XSR900 had throwback styling inspired by Yamaha’s ’70s-era XS750 Triple, with a round headlight, a traditional-looking fuel tank with knee cutouts, and hand-finished aluminum covers.

2022 Yamaha XSR900 review
2022 Yamaha XSR900 in Legend Blue

The 2022 Yamaha XSR900 gets the updated 890cc inline-Triple that powers the latest MT-09 and Tracer 9 GT, as well as an all-new chassis, a more advanced electronics package, and a refreshed look drawn from Yamaha’s classic 1980s-era Grand Prix racing machines.

“The new generation XSR900 borrows its high performance CP3 engine, chassis, and electronics directly from Yamaha’s extensively updated 2021 MT-09 Hyper Naked to create the lightest, most agile, most performance-driven motorcycle in its class,” said Derek Brooks, Yamaha Motorcycle Product Line Manager. “But it’s the styling that really sets this new bike apart. As someone who’s very familiar with Yamaha’s racing history, it’s exciting to see the design team’s clear nod to the iconic race designs of our past, while incorporating so much tech and premium detailing. This new XSR really cuts to the heart of why we are passionate about motorcycles.”

2022 Yamaha XSR900 review

Motorcycles in Yamaha’s Sport Heritage lineup, which includes the V Star 250 and Bolt R-spec cruisers as well as the XSR700 (based on the MT-07 platform) and XSR900, are the models that pay homage to the tuning fork company’s seven decades of motorcycle design and engineering history. What Yamaha calls its “Faster Sons” design philosophy blends classic style with modern technology, resulting in neo-retro models that visually embrace elements of the past while delivering today’s performance and reliability.

From the reshaped fuel tank to the boxy tail section, the new XSR900’s styling leaps forward a decade from its predecessor. Premium touches include drilled fork caps, machined headlight stays, a forged brake pedal, hidden passenger pegs, blacked-out levers, darkened brake reservoirs, bar-end mirrors, an embossed aluminum rear underplate, and an aluminum XSR logo. And modern touches include full LED lighting and a new full-color 3.5-inch TFT display.

2022 Yamaha XSR900 review
2022 Yamaha XSR900 in Raven

The Legend Blue colorway is a modern take on the classic French Sonauto Yamaha race colors – the striking blue, cyan, and yellow livery campaigned by legendary French Grand Prix champion Christian Sarron, an important page from Yamaha’s rich racing history.

Revised ergonomics give the new XSR900 a more aggressive profile. A lowered head pipe position, a unique subframe with lower seat height, and a lengthened swingarm are said to improve handling and give the rider a greater sense of control.

2022 Yamaha XSR900 review

The updated 890cc CP3 engine delivers more power and torque, reduces weight, and revs more freely. The slip/assist clutch has new friction plates and a modified cam angle to reduce load on the clutch springs for a lighter feel at the lever, and an up/down quickshifter is now standard. The Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) now uses a YZF-R1-type Accelerator Position Sensor Grip (APSG), which replicates varying degrees of resistance for a traditional throttle feel.

A new compact, lightweight aluminum frame is made using Yamaha’s Controlled Filling (CF) die-cast technology. Featuring ultra-thin 1.7mm sections, the frame is lighter and its balance of longitudinal, lateral, and torsional rigidity is improved. The lower head pipe position also helps load the front for increased feel when cornering.

2022 Yamaha XSR900 review

The chassis features a new Brembo radial front master cylinder for better feel at the lever and a new front brake lever eases adjustability and improves style. New adjustable suspension is made by KYB, with a fully adjustable 41mm inverted fork and a preload- and rebound-adjustable rear shock. Like the Tracer 9 GT (which won Rider’s 2021 Motorcycle of the Year award), the XSR900 rolls on 17-inch aluminum wheels made using Yamaha’s exclusive new spinforging process, which reduces unsprung weight, and they’re shod with Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 rubber.

A new 6-axis IMU enables an expanded suite of electronic rider aids, including a lean-sensitive Traction Control System, Slide Control System, front wheel Lift Control System, and Brake Control System (aka ABS). Each can be adjusted for different levels of intervention or turned off completely depending on rider preference. Cruise control is also standard.

2022 Yamaha XSR900 review

Yamaha engineers carefully considered both intake and exhaust sound in developing the new XSR900, seeking to emphasize and enhance the unique soundtrack of the crossplane Triple. The all-new airbox incorporates differing cross-section and length air ducts tuned so induction noises resonate harmoniously at varying wavelengths. Two functional air intake vents located on either side of the fuel tank further boost the mid- and high-rpm induction sound traveling to the rider for a greater sense of acceleration. Likewise, a new 1.5-chambered exhaust features a left-right symmetrical tailpipe arrangement that directs sound pressure to both sides of the machine, adding to the feel of torque when opening the throttle. The low-slung exhaust design also centralizes mass and is significantly lighter than the previous generation.

2022 Yamaha XSR900 review

The 2022 Yamaha XSR900 will be available in Legend Blue with gold wheels and gold fork tubes or Raven with black wheels and black fork tubes. It arrives in dealerships in April 2022 with an MSRP of $9,999.

2022 Yamaha XSR900 Specs

Base Price: $9,999
Website: yamahamotorsports.com
Engine Type: Liquid-cooled, transverse inline-Triple, DOHC w/ 4 valves per cyl.
Bore x Stroke: 78.0 x 62.1mm
Displacement: 890cc
Transmission: 6-speed, cable-actuated slip/assist wet clutch
Final Drive: Chain
Wheelbase: 58.9 in.
Rake/Trail: 25 degrees/4.3 in.
Seat Height: 31.9 in.
Wet Weight: 425 lbs. (claimed)
Fuel Capacity: 3.7 gals.

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Triumph Announces Four New Special Editions

2022 Triumph Thruxton RS Ton Up Special Edition review
2022 Triumph Thruxton RS Ton Up Special Edition

Triumph has an early holiday present for fans of Britain’s custom-classic and road racing culture, in the form of four limited-release Special Edition models, each available for one year only: the Street Twin EC1, Thruxton RS Ton Up, Rocket 3 GT 221, and Rocket 3 R 221.

2022 Triumph Street Twin EC1 Special Edition

2022 Triumph Street Twin EC1 Special Edition review
2022 Triumph Street Twin EC1 Special Edition

Triumph’s best-selling modern classic model, the Street Twin, gets a makeover inspired by the vibrant custom scene of London’s East End – particularly the historic streets of the EC1 district that gives the Street Twin EC1 Special Edition its name. The EC1 is set apart as a Special Edition with a unique Matte Aluminum Silver and Matte Silver Ice paint scheme with special EC1 graphics on the tank and side panels, as well as a matching fly screen.

The spunky Street Twin is unchanged otherwise, with its liquid-cooled 900cc parallel-Twin engine, Brembo 4-piston front brake caliper, ABS, Road and Rain ride modes, traction control, torque-assist clutch, and USB charging socket, all standard. The Street Twin EC1 Special Edition will be available starting in January 2022, for an MSRP of $10,350.

2022 Triumph Thruxton RS Ton Up Special Edition

2022 Triumph Thruxton RS Ton Up Special Edition review
2022 Triumph Thruxton RS Ton Up Special Edition

The legendary Ton Up boys of the 1950s and ‘60s – the original café racers – and the first ever production 100mph lap of the Isle of Man TT, achieved by Malcolm Uphill in 1969, are celebrated by the new Thruxton RS Ton Up Special Edition. With its Aegean Blue gas tank, Fusion White seat cowl and front fender, and Carnival Red accents and graphics, the Ton Up will stand out in a crowd. Also included are unique “100” and “Ton Up” graphics and an accessory Aegean Blue fairing to complete the café racer look.

Otherwise the Thruxton RS retains all of its standard features, including a character-filled liquid-cooled  1,200cc parallel-Twin, twin 310mm Brembo floating front brake discs squeezed by Brembo M50 radial monoblock calipers; fully adjustable Öhlins shocks and Showa 43mm fork; Metzeler Racetec RR tires; throttle-by-wire with Road, Rain, and Sport ride modes; ABS; traction control; torque-assist clutch; and a USB charging socket. The Thruxton RS Ton Up Special Edition will be available starting in January 2022, for an MSRP of $17,300.

2022 Triumph Rocket 3 GT and Rocket 3 R 221 Special Editions

2022 Triumph Rocket 3 R 221 Special Edition review
2022 Triumph Rocket 3 R 221 Special Edition

The Rocket 3 GT and Rocket 3 R 221 Special Editions seek to remind the world of one thing: their superlative 221 Newton meters of torque (or 163 lb-ft for us Yanks), the highest claimed torque of any production motorcycle in the world. The 221s get their message across with a rich Red Hopper paint scheme incorporating the Rocket 3’s performance numbers emblazed on the tank: horsepower, torque, engine size, bore, and stroke.

2022 Triumph Rocket 3 GT 221 Special Edition review
2022 Triumph Rocket 3 GT 221 Special Edition

Backing it up, of course, is the massive 2,458cc inline-Triple producing all that torque and a claimed 167 horsepower, along with a fully adjustable Showa shock, adjustable 47mm Showa fork, Brembo Stylema 4-piston radial monoblock calipers, TFT instrumentation, IMU-based ABS and traction control, four ride modes (Road, Rain, Sport and Rider-configurable), hill hold control, cruise control, keyless ignition, heated grips (GT only), and a USB charging socket.

The Rocket 3 GT 221 Special Edition will be available starting in January 2022, for an MSRP of $24,600. The Rocket 3 R 221 Special Edition will be available starting in January 2022, for an MSRP of $23,900.

For more information or to find a Triumph dealer near you, visit triumphmotorcycles.com.

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2022 Triumph Bonneville Gold Line Editions | First Look Review

2022 Triumph Bonneville Gold Line Edition review
For one year only, Triumph will offer special Gold Line Editions of eight 2022 Modern Classic models: Bonneville T100, Bonneville T120, Bonneville T120, Black, Bonneville Bobber, Bonneville Streetmaster, Street Scrambler, Scrambler 1200 XC, and Scrambler 1200 XE.

Earlier this year Triumph announced 2022 updates for every motorcycle in its Modern Classic lineup, including Bonneville, Scrambler 1200, Street Scrambler, and Speed Twin models. On top of the performance, technology, and aesthetic changes, Triumph will offer special Gold Line Editions of key models.

These eight limited-edition models, which are available for one year only, showcase the hand-painted gold lining skills of Triumph’s expert paint shop and provide custom-inspired schemes and premium details. They will be in dealerships in December 2021, with prices starting at $11,450.

2022 Triumph Bonneville T100 Gold Line Edition

2022 Triumph Bonneville T100 Gold Line Edition review
2022 Triumph Bonneville T100 Gold Line Edition

The Bonneville T100 Gold Line Edition features a Silver Ice fuel tank with Competition Green tank infill edged with hand-painted gold lining and an elegant ‘gold line’ logo. It also has Silver Ice fenders and side panels with Competition Green side panel stripes, a unique new white-and-gold Bonneville T100 logo and hand-painted gold lining. An accessory Silver Ice flyscreen is also available. Pricing starts at $11,450.

2022 Triumph Street Scrambler Gold Line Edition

2022 Triumph Street Scrambler Gold Line Edition review
2022 Triumph Street Scrambler Gold Line Edition

The Street Scrambler Gold Line Edition has a Matte Pacific Blue tank with a Graphite stripe, gold Triumph tank logos, and an elegant ‘gold line’ logo. It also features hand-painted gold lining alongside the tank stripe and around the brushed foil knee pads. Matte Jet Black front and rear fenders and side panel with new gold Street Scrambler logo. An accessory Matte Pacific Blue flyscreen and high-mount front fender are also available. Pricing starts at $11,950.

2022 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster Gold Line Edition

2022 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster Gold Line Edition review
2022 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster Gold Line Edition

The Bonneville Speedmaster Gold Line Edition features a Silver Ice fuel tank with a Sapphire Black twin-stripe design and brushed-foil knee pads, all edged with hand-painted gold lining and a ‘gold line’ logo. It also has a Sapphire Black headlight bowl, fenders, and side panels with unique new gold-and-silver Bonneville Speedmaster logos and hand-painted gold lining. An accessory Sapphire Black short front fender is also available. Pricing starts at $14,200.

2022 Triumph Bonneville Bobber Gold Line Edition

The Bonneville Bobber Gold Line Edition has a Carnival Red fuel tank and fenders, with gold Triumph tank logos and a ‘gold line’ logo, a Sapphire Black twin-stripe design, and brushed foil knee pads edged with hand-painted gold lining. It has Sapphire Black side panels with a unique new gold-and-silver Bonneville Bobber logo and hand-painted gold lining. An accessory Carnival Red short front fender is also available. Pricing starts at $14,200.

2022 Triumph Bonneville T120 Gold Line Edition

2022 Triumph Bonneville T120 Gold Line Edition review
2022 Triumph Bonneville T120 Gold Line Edition

The Bonneville T120 Gold Line Edition features a Silver Ice fuel tank with Competition Green tank infill edged with hand-painted gold lining and a ‘gold line’ logo. It has Silver Ice fenders and side panels with Competition Green side panel stripes, a unique new white-and-gold Bonneville T120 logo and hand-painted gold lining. An accessory Silver Ice flyscreen is also available. Pricing starts at $13,100.

2022 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black Gold Line Edition

2022 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black Gold Line Edition review
2022 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black Gold Line Edition

The Bonneville T120 Black Gold Line Edition has a Matte Sapphire Black fuel tank, front and rear fenders, headlight bowl, and side panels. It also has a Matte Silver Ice fuel tank infill edged with hand-painted gold lining and a ‘gold line’ logo, as well as Matte Silver Ice side panel stripe graphics with a unique new black-and-gold Bonneville T120 Black logo and hand-painted gold lining. An accessory Matte Sapphire Black flyscreen is also available. Pricing starts at $13,100.

2022 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC Gold Line Edition

2022 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC Gold Line Edition review
2022 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC Gold Line Edition

The Scrambler 1200 XC Gold Line Edition has a two-tone Carnival Red and Storm Grey fuel tank with an Aluminum Silver stripe, brushed foil knee pads, hand painted gold lining, and a ‘gold line’ logo. It also has a Jet Black side panel and headlight bowl. Pricing starts at $15,100

2022 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE Gold Line Edition

2022 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE Gold Line Edition review
2022 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE Gold Line Edition

The Scrambler 1200 XE Gold Line Edition has a two-tone Baja Orange and Silver Ice fuel tank with a Pure White stripe, brushed foil knee pads, hand painted gold lining, and a ‘gold line’ logo. It also has a Jet Black side panel and headlight bowl. Pricing starts at $16,500.

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