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Returning 2024 Honda Motorcycles | First Look 

2024 Honda CBR600RR Grand Prix Red
The CBR600RR in Grand Prix Red joins the list of returning 2024 Honda motorcycles in the company’s latest announcement.

Joining an already growing list of 2024 Honda motorcycles are 11 returning models. Included in Honda’s latest announcement are color options, pricing, and availability. 

This announcement adds to the list of new, updated, and returning models for 2024, including the new 2024 Honda Transalp middleweight adventure bike, which we tested in November, and the updated 2024 Shadow Phantom bobber-style cruiser, which we tested in September. See the previous Honda announcement for news on other returning models, including the Gold Wing family, the Rebel family, the NC750X, the Fury, and others. 

Related: 2024 Honda Transalp Review | Video 

Related: 2024 Honda Shadow Phantom Review | First Ride 

CBR1000RR | 2024 Honda Motorcycles 

2024 Honda CBR1000RR Grand Prix Red
2024 Honda CBR1000RR in Grand Prix Red

The 2024 Honda CBR1000RR sportbike is powered by a 998cc inline 4-cylinder engine with dual-stage fuel injection. The RR also boasts a TFT display, full LED lighting, and your choice of ABS or conventional brakes. 

The 2024 Honda CBR1000RR will be available in Grand Prix Red for $16,699 without ABS and $16,999 with ABS, and it’ll arrive in dealerships in March. 

CBR600RR | 2024 Honda Motorcycles  

2024 Honda CBR600RR Grand Prix Red
2024 Honda CBR600RR in Grand Prix Red

With eight World Supersport titles under its belt, the Honda CBR600RR returns for 2024, ready to take on the racetrack or your favorite canyon roads with its high-revving inline four-cylinder engine and high-performance Showa suspension. 

The 2024 Honda CBR600RR will be available in Grand Prix Red for $12,199 without ABS and $13,199 with ABS, and it’ll arrive in dealerships in March. 

CB1000R | 2024 Honda Motorcycles 

2024 Honda CB1000R Black
2024 Honda CB1000R in Black

The CB1000R naked streetfighter is a versatile machine with the power and torque of a liter bike and an open, upright riding position. It’s powered by a 998cc inline four-cylinder engine and has a blacked-out design. 

Related: Honda CB1000R | Road Test Review 

The 2024 CB1000R will be available in Black for $12,999, and it’ll arrive in dealerships in March. 

SCL500 | 2024 Honda Motorcycles 

2024 Honda SCL500 Candy Orange
2024 Honda SCL500 in Candy Orange

Released last year, the scrambler-style SCL500 is built for fun and features the same 500cc parallel-Twin from the Rebel 500, an upright riding position, a flat seat, and a high-mounted exhaust. The SCL500 also lends itself to personalization through Honda’s range of SCL500-tailored accessories. 

Related: 2023 Honda SCL500 Review | First Ride 

2024 Honda SCL500 Matte Black Metallic
2024 Honda SCL500 in Matte Black Metallic

The 2024 Honda SCL500 will be available in Candy Orange, Matte Laurel Green Metallic, or Matte Black Metallic (new color for 2024) for $6,799, and it’ll arrive in dealerships in April. 

2024 Honda SCL500 Matte Laurel Green Metallic
2024 Honda SCL500 in Matte Laurel Green Metallic

PCX | 2024 Honda Motorcycles 

2024 Honda PCX Matte Brown Metallic
2024 Honda PCX i Matte Brown Metallic

Designed for urban environments, the Honda PCX scooter features a liquid-cooled 157cc Single, convenient underseat storage, and standard front-wheel ABS. 

The 2024 Honda PCX will be available in Matte Brown Metallic with an MSRP of $4,249, and it’ll arrive in dealerships in April. 

CRF300L | 2024 Honda Motorcycles 

2024 Honda CRF300L Red
2024 Honda CRF300L in Red

The Honda CRF300L is an approachable dual-sport that provides an entry point for riders new to off-road riding. It’s powered by a liquid-cooled 286cc Single, and it’s available with or without ABS, as well as a low-seat ABS version. 

Related: Honda CRF300L and CRF300L Rally | First Ride Review 

2024 Honda CRF300LS Swift Gray
2024 Honda CRF300LS in Swift Gray

The 2024 Honda CRF300L will be available in Red with an MSRP of $5,749 with ABS and $5,449 without ABS. The CRF300LS low-seat version will be available in Swift Gray with an MSRP of $5,749. These models will arrive at dealerships in April. 

CRF300L Rally | 2024 Honda Motorcycles 

2024 Honda CRF300L Rally Red
2024 Honda CRF300L Rally in Red

The Rally version of the CRF300L dual-sport features comfort-focused enhancements like a windscreen, handguards, and larger fuel tank. Like the CRF300L, the Rally also comes with the option of ABS. 

Related: Honda CRF300L and CRF300L Rally | First Ride Review 

The 2024 Honda CRF300L Rally will be available in Red with an MSRP of $6,499 with ABS or $6,199 without ABS, and it’ll arrive in dealerships in April. 

XR650L | 2024 Honda Motorcycles 

2024 Honda XR650L White
2024 Honda XR650L in White

Introduced in 1993, the Honda XR650L dual-sport features a simple design with a focus on reliability. It’s powered by an air-cooled 644cc Single and features a rugged steel frame and long-travel suspension, built to perform in the dirt while being street-legal for around-town transportation. 

The 2024 Honda XR650L will be available in White with an MSRP of $6,999, and it’ll arrive in dealerships in March. 

XR150L | 2024 Honda Motorcycles 

2024 Honda XR150L Black
2024 Honda XR150L in Black

For a more affordable dual-sport option, the XR150L features an air-cooled 149cc Single, an approachable and accessible design, and a convenient rear cargo rack, ideal for around-town commuting or transportation around the campground. 

2024 Honda XR150L White
2024 Honda XR150L in White

The 2024 Honda XR150L will be available in Black or White with an MSRP of $3,099, and it’ll arrive in dealerships in February. 

Trail125 | 2024 Honda Motorcycles 

2024 Honda Trail125 Turmeric Yellow
2024 Honda Trail125 in Turmeric Yellow

The Trail125 minimoto nods to Trail models of the 1960s with a classic design, but its current version includes convenient modern features like fuel injection, an electric starter, and front-wheel ABS. 

The 2024 Trail125 will be available in Turmeric Yellow with an MSRP of $4,099, and it’ll arrive in dealerships in March. 

Montesa | 2024 Honda Motorcycles 

2024 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT301RR White
2024 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT301RR in White

The Montesa Cota 4RT trials bike has been tested and proven to perform, capturing an FIM World Trials Championship Crown in the hands of Toni Bou. It features top-shelf Showa suspension, programmed fuel injection, and a dual-map ECU. The Montesa comes in the competition-ready 4RT301RR version and the standard 4RT260R. 

2024 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT260R Red
2024 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT260R in Red

The 2024 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT301RR will be available in White or Red with an MSRP of $11,899, and the Montesa Cota 4RT260R will be available in Red with an MSRP of $9,299. These two models will arrive in dealerships in February. 

For more information, visit the Honda website

Check out more new bikes in Rider’s 2024 Motorcycle Buyers Guide  

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2024 Vespa Primavera and Sprint S Review | First Look 

2024 Vespa Primavera 50 Arancio Impulsivo
2024 Vespa Primavera 50 in Arancio Impulsivo

Vespa has updated its two “small body” scooters – the 2024 Vespa Primavera and the 2024 Vespa Sprint S. Both models get freshened styling while maintaining a classic Vespa character, and both are available with either a gas-powered engine or an electric motor. These two Vespas also come in a wide range of trim levels and colors. 

2024 Vespa Sprint S 50 Blue Eclettico
2024 Vespa Sprint S 50 in Blue Eclettico

The Vespa Primavera and Sprint originally emerged in the mid-1960s. In 2013, Vespa brought back the Primavera as a “small body” scooter with a focus on accessibility, urban convenience, and style. The Vespa Sprint was reintroduced in 2014 as the more fun-loving and youthful of the small-body scooters. Both scooters are built on a full steel body and share many components, with the major differences between the two coming in the form of styling touches and color options. 

2024 Vespa Primavera 50 Verde Amabile
2024 Vespa Primavera 50 in Verde Amabile

See all of Rider’s Vespa coverage here. 

Updates for 2024 include new switchgear, new hand grips, and a new front shield. Also new are the wheels, with the Primavera having five spokes and the Sprint S having six. The seat has been updated with new materials. 

2024 Vespa Sprint S 50 Rosso Coraggioso
2024 Vespa Sprint S 50 in Rosso Coraggioso

Related: The Flight of the Wasps: Touring on Vespa Scooters 

Most of the upgrades to the Vespa Primavera and Sprint S come from the electronics department. A new instrument panel combines an analog speedometer with a 3-inch LCD screen, which shows a tripmeter, fuel consumption, and average and max speed. The LCD instrumentation also permits the rider to connect to a smartphone. Smartphone connectivity comes as standard on the Vespa Primavera Tech and is available as an option on the rest of the models. In the 150cc version, the Vespa Primavera Tech options package adds a 5-inch TFT display that can show phone calls, messages, and music information once connected to a smartphone. Also new is an LED headlight, taillight, and indicators on all models. 

2024 Vespa Primavera Tech 50 Grigio Entusiasta
2024 Vespa Primavera Tech 50 in Grigio Entusiasta

Both the Vespa Primavera and the Vespa Sprint S are available with either a combustion engine or an electric motor. The combustion engine versions are available in either a 50cc or 150cc displacement with an air-cooled 4-stroke engine with three valves and electronic fuel injection. The electric option includes the Primavera Tech equipment package, which adds smartphone connectivity, a keyless system, and a 5-inch TFT display. Vespa hasn’t yet released full specifications on the electric powertrain. 

2024 Vespa Primavera Elettrica Battery
The Elettrica models will feature a battery placed under the seat.

Related: Piaggio Group Opens New MotoPlex in Atlanta 

In line with the theme of youthful energy, these Vespas will be available in a wide range of color options. The Primavera comes with chrome finishings and is available in Bianco Innocente, Nero Convinto, Verde Amabile, Arancio Impulsivo, or Blu Enérgico. The Primavera S trim includes a different seat, finishings, and graphics and is available in Beige Avvolgente, Nero Convinto Opaco, or Giallo Curioso. The Primavera Tech option comes in Blu Energic Opaco or Grigio Entusiasta. 

2024 Vespa Primavera S 50 Beige Avvolgente
2024 Vespa Primavera S 50 in Beige Avvolgente

The Vespa Sprint S is available in Bianco Innocente, Nero Convinto Opaco, Verde Ambizioso, Rosso Coraggioso, or Blu Eclettico. 

Pricing for the U.S. has not yet been announced. Visit the Vespa website for more information. 

Check out more new/updated bikes in Rider’s 2024 Motorcycle Buyers Guide 

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More Returning 2024 Yamaha Motorcycles Announced

2024 Yamaha Motorcycles 2024 Yamaha XSR900
2024 Yamaha XSR900 in Heritage White

In July, Yamaha announced several new/updated motorcycles for 2024, including the Ténéré 700 adventure bike and Tracer 9 GT+ sport-tourer, as well as returning dual-sport and adventure models (XT250, TW200, and Super Ténéré ES).

This week, during the EICMA show in Milan, Yamaha announced updated versions of the MT-09 and MT-09 SP naked sportbikes as well as returning models in several categories, including Hyper Naked, Sport Heritage, Sport Touring, Supersport, and Scooter.


2024 Yamaha Motorcycles: Hyper Naked

Born from the “Dark Side of Japan” design concept, Yamaha says its line of Hyper Naked MT models deliver aggressive street-focused styling and supersport-level capability. In addition to the updated MT-09 and MT-09 SP, the MT-03, MT-07, MT-10, and MT-10 SP return unchanged for 2024.

2024 Yamaha MT-03

2024 Yamaha Motorcycles 2024 Yamaha MT-03
2024 Yamaha MT-03 in Midnight Cyan

The entry-level MT-03, with a liquid-cooled 321cc parallel-Twin with DOHC and 4 valves per cylinder, returns in Midnight Cyan or Matte Stealth Black for $4,999 MSRP.

Related: Yamaha MT-03 Review | First Ride

2024 Yamaha MT-07

2024 Yamaha Motorcycles 2024 Yamaha MT-07
2024 Yamaha MT-07 in Team Yamaha Blue

The middleweight MT-07, powered by a liquid-cooled 689cc CP2 parallel-Twin with a crossplane-style 270-degree crankshaft, DOHC, and 4 valves per cylinder returns in Team Yamaha Blue, Midnight Cyan or Matte Raven Black for $8,199 MSRP

Related: Yamaha MT-07 Review | Road Test

2024 Yamaha MT-10

2024 Yamaha Motorcycles 2024 Yamaha MT-10
2024 Yamaha MT-10 in Midnight Cyan

The MT-10, powered by a liquid-cooled 998cc CP4 inline-Four with a crossplane crankshaft, DOHC, and 4 valves per cylinder, returns in Midnight Cyan for $14,499 MSRP.

Related: Yamaha MT-10 Review | First Ride

2024 Yamaha MT-10 SP

2024 Yamaha Motorcycles 2024 Yamaha MT-10 SP
2024 Yamaha MT-10 SP in Liquid Metal/Raven

The up-spec MT-10 SP returns in Liquid Metal/Raven for $16,999 MSRP.

Related: Yamaha MT-10 SP Review | First Ride


2024 Yamaha Motorcycles: Sport Heritage

Yamaha says its Sport Heritage lineup offers equal parts street-conquering performance and standout retro-inspired style. It includes two cruisers and two roadsters.

2024 Yamaha Bolt

2024 Yamaha Motorcycles 2024 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec
2024 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec in Raven

The Bolt R-Spec cruiser, which has an air-cooled 58ci (942cc) V-Twin, returns in Raven for $8,899 MSRP.

Related: Renting a Yamaha Star Bolt from EagleRider

2024 Yamaha V Star 250

2024 Yamaha Motorcycles 2024 Yamaha V Star 250
2024 Yamaha V Star 250 in Raven

The light and accessible V Star 250 cruiser, powered by an air-cooled 15ci (249cc) V-Twin, returns in Raven for $4,699 MSRP.

2024 Yamaha XSR700

2024 Yamaha Motorcycles 2024 Yamaha XSR700
2024 Yamaha XS7900 in Raven

The XSR700, a retro roadster with a liquid-cooled 689cc CP2 parallel-Twin with a crossplane-style crankshaft, returns in Raven for $8,899 MSRP.

Related: Yamaha XSR700 Review | Long-Term Ride

2024 Yamaha XSR900

2024 Yamaha Motorcycles 2024 Yamaha XSR900
2024 Yamaha XSR900 in Heritage White

The XSR900, a larger retro roadster powered by a liquid-cooled 890cc CP3 inline-Triple with a crossplane-style crankshaft, returns in Heritage White for $10,299 MSRP.

Related: Yamaha XSR900 Review | First Ride


2024 Yamaha Motorcycles: Sport Touring

2024 Yamaha FJR1300ES

2024 Yamaha Motorcycles 2024 Yamaha FJR1300ES
2024 Yamaha FJR1300ES in Cobalt Blue

The perfect tool for long-distance on-road adventures, Yamaha’s sport-touring motorcycles are designed to provide strong, torquey engines, advanced technology, and all-day comfort. In addition to the 2024 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT+, the open-class FJR1300ES, powered by a liquid-cooled 1,298cc inline-Four and equipped with electronic suspension (ES), returns in Cobalt Blue for $18,299 MSRP.

Related: Yamaha FJR1300ES Review | Road Test


2024 Yamaha Motorcycles: Supersport

Yamaha’s line of high-performance R-Series supersport motorcycles are designed for the track as well as the street, combining high-revving engines, agile chassis, and distinctive styling.

2024 Yamaha YZF-R3

2024 Yamaha Motorcycles 2024 Yamaha YZF-R3
2024 Yamaha YZF-R3 in Vivid White

The entry-level YZF-R3, with a liquid-cooled 321cc parallel-Twin with DOHC and 4 valves per cylinder, returns in Team Yamaha Blue or Vivid White for $5,499 MSRP.

Related: Yamaha YZF-R3 Review | First Ride

2024 Yamaha YZF-R7

2024 Yamaha Motorcycles 2024 Yamaha YZF-R7
2024 Yamaha YZF-R7 in Team Yamaha Blue

The middleweight YZF-R7, with a liquid-cooled 689cc CP2 parallel-Twin with a crossplane-style 270-degree crankshaft, DOHC, and 4 valves per cylinder, returns in Team Yamaha Blue, Raven, or Matte Gray for $9,199 MSRP.

Related: Yamaha YZF-R7 Review | First Ride

2024 Yamaha YZF-R1

2024 Yamaha Motorcycles 2024 Yamaha YZF-R1
2024 Yamaha YZF-R1 in Raven

The liter-class YZF-R1, powered by a liquid-cooled 998cc CP4 inline-Four with a crossplane crankshaft, DOHC, and 4 valves per cylinder, returns in Team Yamaha Blue or Raven for $18,399 MSRP.

Related: Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M Review | First Look

2024 Yamaha YZF-R1M

2024 Yamaha Motorcycles 2024 Yamaha YZF-R1M
2024 Yamaha YZF-R1M in Carbon Fiber

The top-of-the-line YZF-R1M returns in Carbon Fiber for $27,399 MSRP.

Related: Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M Review | First Look


2024 Yamaha Scooters

Yamaha says its scooters are built for economical urban fun. Reliable, efficient, and offering motorcycle-inspired capability for handling everything from rush-hour commutes to weekend get-aways.

2024 Yamaha XMAX

2024 Yamaha Motorcycles 2024 Yamaha XMAX Scooter
2024 Yamaha XMAX in Granite Gray

The XMAX, powered by a liquid-cooled 292cc Single with SOHC and 4 valves, returns in Granite Gray for $6,199 MSRP.

Related: Yamaha XMAX Scooter Review | First Look

2024 Yamaha Zuma 125

2024 Yamaha Motorcycles 2024 Yamaha Zuma 125
2024 Yamaha Zuma 125 in Sand Gray

The Zuma 125, powered by a liquid-cooled 125cc Single with SOHC and 4 valves, returns in Matte Black or Sand Gray for $3,799 MSRP.

For more information on all 2024 Yamaha motorcycles, visit Yamaha’s website.

Check out more new bikes in Rider‘s 2024 Motorcycle Buyers Guide

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More 2024 Suzuki Motorcycles Announced

2024 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT+ Glass Sparkle Black
2024 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT+ in Glass Sparkle Black

Suzuki Motor USA has introduced its next group of 2024 sport, sport-touring, and adventure motorcycles, as well the return of a popular scooter.

Related: Suzuki Announces First Motorcycles in 2024 Lineup

Included in the announcement are the 2024 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT and GT+ sport-tourers; the 2024 GSX-R600, GSX-R1000, GSX-R1000R, and Hayabusa sportbikes; and the 2024 GSX-S1000 and GSX-8S naked sportbikes, the latter of which was introduced last year and is powered by Suzuki’s latest 776 cc parallel-Twin platform. In the adventure bike segment, Suzuki returns with the V-Strom 650 and 1050 range of motorcycles, and rounding out this on-road wave is the Burgman 400 Scooter.

Sport-Touring

2024 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT/GT+

2024 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT+ Candy Daring Red
2024 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT+ in Candy Daring Red

The 2024 GSX-S1000GT combines the performance of its GSX-R1000-based engine with a nimble, lightweight chassis to provide riders with what Suzuki calls “an exciting and comfortable GT riding experience.” The GT and GT+ are grand tourers with sportbike-level functionality, avant-garde styling, and an extensive selection of optional equipment like integrated side cases.

Related: 2022 Motorcycle of the Year – Suzuki GSX-S1000GT+

The GSX-S1000GT has a pair of horizontally arranged LED headlights, a V-shaped position light, and side-mounted LED turn signals that fashion an appearance that is distinctively Suzuki. The GT’s styling continues into the optional side cases and touring windshield for a fully integrated appearance. 

2024 Suzuki GSX-1000GT Glass Sparkle Black
2024 Suzuki GSX-1000GT in Glass Sparkle Black

For 2024, the GSX-S1000GT+ is presented in the new Candy Daring Red or the returning Glass Sparkle Black, both with unique GT logos that tie into subframe and wheel colors. MSRP is $14,199. The GSX-S1000GT returns in Glass Sparkle Black starting at $13,449.

Key Features

  • Full fairing with dual mono-focus LED headlights and V-shaped LED position light. 
  • 6.5-inch TFT panel featuring Suzuki’s mySPIN connectivity application that links to a smartphone to provide access to contacts, maps, music, and phone communication. It even pairs with most Bluetooth helmet communication systems.
  • The 999cc GSX-R-based engine has reported impressive peak power with strong torque in the low- to mid-range and Ride-by-Wire. 
  • Twin-spar aluminum frame, fully adjustable KYB suspension, and ABS-equipped Brembo monoblock brake calipers grasping dual 310mm stainless steel floating brake rotors.
  • The Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS), standard bi-directional quick shift system, and cruise control. 
  • The Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) includes the three-mode Suzuki ride mode selector, the five-mode Advanced Traction Control system, Quick Shift system, and the Easy Start and Low RPM Assist systems.

Sportbikes

2024 Suzuki GSX-R600

2024 Suzuki GSX-R600 Metallic Matte Black No. 2/Glass Sparkle Black
2024 Suzuki GSX-R600 in Metallic Matte Black No. 2/Glass Sparkle Black

The GSX-R600 has a compact 599cc 4-cylinder engine, a fully adjustable Showa Big Piston Front Fork (BPF) and remote reservoir rear shock, and twin Brembo monoblock radially mounted front brake calipers grasping fully floating 310mm stainless steel brake rotors. Located between the frame’s spars, the engine’s top end is canted forward to improve cylinder head charging for increased power output. According to Suzuki: “For a rider considering a mid-size sportbike that flashes middleweight performance on the track or the street, there is only one choice: the Suzuki GSX-R600.”

2024 Suzuki GSX-R600 Pearl Brilliant White/Metallic Triton Blue
2024 Suzuki GSX-R600 in Pearl Brilliant White/Metallic Triton Blue

Three paint schemes are available for the 2024 GSX-R600 starting at $11,899: Pearl Brilliant White/Metallic Matte Stellar Blue, Pearl Brilliant White/Metallic Triton Blue, or Metallic Matte Black No. 2/Glass Sparkle Black.

2024 Suzuki GSX-R600 Pearl Brilliant White/Metallic Matte Stellar Blue
2024 Suzuki GSX-R600 in Pearl Brilliant White/Metallic Matte Stellar Blue

Key Features

  • The twin-spar aluminum frame connects the steering head with the swingarm pivot portion of the chassis in a way that balances light weight and strength. The engine is suspended below the frame to keep mass low and the wheelbase short to promote nimble handling.
  • The Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) lets the rider adjust the engine’s power delivery to suit the riding conditions. 

2024 Suzuki GSX-8S

2024 Suzuki GSX-8S Glass Matte Mechanical Gray
2024 Suzuki GSX-8S in the new Glass Matte Mechanical Gray

Introduced for 2023, the 2024 Suzuki GSX-8S naked sporbike has a compact 776cc parallel-Twin that uses a 270-degree firing order and is equipped with Suzuki’s exclusive Cross Balancer system. Suzuki calls the GSX-8S “the ideal response to rider demands in the mid-size naked street bike category.”

Related: 2023 Suzuki GSX-8S | First Ride Review

A color 5-inch TFT LCD multifunction instrument panel provides the rider access and on-the-fly control over the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) suite of advanced electronic control systems that includes Suzuki Drive Mode Selector, the four-mode Suzuki Traction Control System, the bi-directional Quick Shift system, and Easy Start and Low RPM Assist systems.

2024 Suzuki GSX-8S Pearl Cosmic Blue
2024 Suzuki GSX-8S in Pearl Cosmic Blue

Starting at $8,999, the 2024 Suzuki GSX-8S comes in Pearl Cosmic Blue, Metallic Matte Black No. 2/Glass Sparkle Black, or the new Glass Matte Mechanical Grey.

2024 Suzuki GSX-8S Metallic Matte Black No. 2
2024 Suzuki GSX-8S in Metallic Matte Black No. 2

Key Features 

  • Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS), KYB suspension, and ABS-equipped Nissin radial-mounted 4-piston brake calipers with dual brake rotors
  • A sporty yet ergonomically comfortable riding position

2024 Suzuki GSX-R1000 and R1000R

2024 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Glass Matte Mechanical Gray
2024 Suzuki GSX-R1000 in the new Glass Matte Mechanical Gray

Suzuki introduced the original GSX-R750 in 1985 and then proceeded to gain multiple road racing championships around the world before creating another milestone in 2001 with the introduction of the GSX-R1000. 

Related: 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 | First Ride Review

At the pinnacle of the GSX-R family of ultra-high-performance sportbikes, the 2024 GSX-R1000R’s versatile engine provides power that is delivered smoothly and controllably across a broad rpm range. Like the original GSX-R1000, the 2024’s compact chassis delivers nimble handling with excellent suspension feel and braking control. Advanced electronic rider aids such as traction control, launch control, and a bi-directional quickshifter enhance the riding experience.

2024 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Metallic Matte Black No. 2/Glass Sparkle Black
2024 Suzuki GSX-R1000 in Metallic Matte Black No. 2/Glass Sparkle Black

The GSX-R1000R is equipped with Showa’s BFF and BFRC-Lite suspension components. For stopping power up front, radially mounted Brembo monoblock 4-piston calipers fed by stainless steel brake lines grasp a pair of 320mm Brembo T-drive floating brake rotors.

2024 Suzuki GSX-R1000R Glass Matte Mechanical Gray
2024 Suzuki GSX-R1000R in the new Glass Matte Mechanical Gray

The 2024 GSX-R1000R is available in a new Glass Matte Mechanical Gray paint scheme with dark red wheels or the popular Metallic Matte Black No. 2/Glass Sparkle Black scheme with new, bright blue graphics on the fairing and on the black wheels. Both paint schemes are accented by gold-anodized suspension components.

2024 Suzuki GSX-R1000R Metallic Matte Black No. 2/Glass Sparkle Black
2024 Suzuki GSX-R1000R in Metallic Matte Black No. 2/Glass Sparkle Black

The GSX-R1000R is also available in 2024 in a race-inspired Pearl Brilliant White/Metallic Triton Blue paint scheme with bright blue wheels and blue-anodized suspension components. MSRP is $18,499.

2024 Suzuki GSX-R1000R Pearl Brilliant White/Metallic Triton Blue
2024 Suzuki GSX-R1000R in Pearl Brilliant White/Metallic Triton Blue

The 2024 GSX-R1000 starts at $16,349 in a new Glass Matte Mechanical Gray paint scheme with dark red wheels or the popular Metallic Matte Black No. 2/Glass Sparkle Black scheme with new bright blue graphics on the fairing and on the black wheels. 

Key Features

  • Inline-Four with DOHC and the Variable Valve Timing (VVT) system, as well as a 4-2-1 exhaust with a revised muffler and heat shield.
  • Electronics include an IMU, adjustable traction control, the Suzuki bi-directional Quick Shift system, and Suzuki Drive Mode Selector, plus the GSX-R1000R–specific Motion Track Anti-Lock Brake and Launch Control systems.
  • The GSX-R1000R–specific black background LCD multifunction instrument panel was inspired by the GSX-RR MotoGP dash.
  • Fairing houses a bright LED headlight with eyebrow position lights above the Suzuki Ram Air Direct ducts that feed the engine’s electronic throttle bodies.

2024 Suzuki GSX-S1000

2024 Suzuki GSX-S1000 Metallic Matte Sword Silver
2024 Suzuki GSX-S1000 in the new Metallic Matte Sword Silver

The 2024 GSX-S1000 naked sportbke has a 999cc engine based on the GSX-R1000 and produces claimed high peak power with strong torque in the low- to mid-range. The bike has upright streetfighter ergonomics, a twin-spar aluminum frame, and fully adjustable KYB suspension, while braking comes from ABS-equipped Brembo monoblock 4-piston calipers with dual 310mm floating discs in front and a Nissin 1-piston caliper squeezing a 240mm disc in the rear.

Related: 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 | Road Test Review

Two available body colors – Metallic Triton Blue with white accents or the new Metallic Matte Sword Silver with red accents – combine with modern logos for a starting MSRP of $11,699. 

2024 Suzuki GSX-S1000 Metallic Triton Blue
2024 Suzuki GSX-S1000 in Metallic Triton Blue

Key Features

  • A stacked mono-focus LED headlight assembly and angular styling that includes MotoGP-inspired winglets for an aggressive naked sportbike stance.
  • Ride-by-Wire, Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS), and bi-directional Quick Shift system.
  • The GSX-S1000 uses the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) with a three-mode Suzuki Drive Mode Selector and the five-mode Advanced Traction Control System plus the Easy Start and Low RPM Assist systems.

2024 Suzuki Hayabusa

2024 Suzuki Hayabusa Metallic Thunder Gray/Candy Daring Red
2024 Suzuki Hayabusa in Metallic Thunder Gray/Candy Daring Red

The 2024 version of Suzuki’s flagship sportbike celebrates its 25th anniversary of production this year. The Hayabusa is propelled by an 1,340cc inline-Four with DOHC and housed managed by the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) Suzuki says the engine’s adjustable power delivery, traction control, cruise control, launch control, quick shift, and Motion Track ABS and Combined Brake systems “offer the Hayabusa rider unmatched options on how they want their ride to unfold.”

Related: 2024 Suzuki Hayabusa 25th Anniversary Model | First Look Review

For 2024, in addition to the recently announced 25th Anniversary Hayabusa, riders may choose from Metallic Thunder Gray/Candy Daring Red or the deep, dark Metallic Matte Black/Glass Sparkle Black combination starting at $19,099. 

2024 Suzuki Hayabusa Metallic Matte Black No. 2/Glass Sparkle Black
2024 Suzuki Hayabusa in Metallic Matte Black No. 2/Glass Sparkle Black

Key Features 

  • Ride-by-Wire electronic throttle bodies with dual fuel injectors feeding each cylinder, mixing with pressurized air from the Suzuki Ram Air Direct (SRAD) intakes in the nose of the aerodynamic fairing. The symmetrical twin silencer exhaust system is lighter than previous generations with better flow and an exciting exhaust note.
  • The Hayabusa’s superbike-caliber, twin-spar aluminum frame reportedly delivers a stable ride with nimble handling that can be personalized through the adjustable KYB-supplied suspension.
  • The Hayabusa employs an advanced version of the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.): a comprehensive collection of electronic rider aids like cruise control and bi-directional Quick Shift systems. Only the Hayabusa offers this premium suite of riding aids.

Adventure Bikes

2024 Suzuki V-Strom 650

2024 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Solid Iron Gray
2024 Suzuki V-Strom 650 in Solid Iron Gray

Suzuki says its V-Strom 650 models are “renowned for versatility, reliability, and value.” The 2024 V-Strom 650 has a liquid-cooled 645cc 90-degree V-Twin and rides on lightweight 10-spoke cast wheels shod with adventure-spec Bridgestone Battlax 19-inch front and 17-inch rear tubeless radial tires.

The adventure bike has 6.7 inches of ground clearance, and a spring-preload-adjustable 43mm front fork and link-type rear suspension are combined with a rebound damping adjustment and hand-operated spring preload adjuster.

Related: 2017 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS | First Ride Review

The 2024 Suzuki V-Strom 650 comes in Solid Iron Gray starting at $9,199.

Key Features

  • Suzuki’s Advanced Traction Control system, Easy Start system and Low RPM Assist feature.
  • 2-piston brake calipers and dual 310mm discs up front and a single-piston caliper and 260mm disc in the rear, plus standard ABS.
  • Vertically stacked headlights and adjustable windshield.

2024 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT and 650XT Adventure

2024 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Adventure Pearl Vigor Blue/Pearl Brilliant White
2024 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Adventure in Pearl Vigor Blue/Pearl Brilliant White

The Suzuki V-Strom 650XT and 650XT Adventure feature the same liquid-cooled 645cc 90-degree V-Twin, suspension, and braking as the V-Strom 650 but take the off-road capability up a notch with anodized aluminum spoked wheels, hand guards, and a protective lower engine cowl. The V-Strom 650XT Adventure is equipped with Suzuki’s ADV-style 37-liter black aluminum side cases, as well as mirror extensions and a handlebar cross-brace that can be used to mount accessories like a GPS.

Related: 2018 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT vs V-Strom 1000XT | Comparison Review

The 2024 Suzuki V-STROM 650XT comes in Glass Sparkle Black bodywork with new gray and gold graphics to complement the gold-anodized aluminum rims starting at $9,699.

2024 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Glass Sparkle Black
2024 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT in Glass Sparkle Black

The V-STROM 650XT Adventure is clad with Pearl Vigor Blue/Pearl Brilliant White paint with blue graphics and blue-anodized aluminum rims starting at $10,899.

Key Features

  • Suzuki’s Advanced Traction Control system, Easy Start system, and Low RPM Assist feature.
  • ADV fairing with vertically stacked headlights and adjustable windshield.
  • Integrated mount points on the chassis for Suzuki’s accessory family of V-Strom luggage. 

2024 Suzuki V-Strom 1050

2024 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 Glass Blaze Orange/Glass Sparkle Black
2024 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 in Glass Blaze Orange/Glass Sparkle Black

The 2024 V-Strom 1050 adventure-touring bike has a 1,037cc V-Twin that Suzuki says produces “great horsepower, all while retaining its strong pull in the lower-rpm range and good fuel economy.” It has 6.5 inches of clearance and rides on cast aluminum wheels shod with a 19-inch front and 17-inch rear Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 radial tires.

The Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) includes standard cruise control, Suzuki’s bi-directional Quick Shift system, and the Motion Track Brake system that activates cornering ABS. A full-color 5-inch TFT LCD multi-function instrument panel displays the bike’s operating status and S.I.R.S. settings.

The 2024 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 will be available in a new Glass Blaze Orange and Metallic Matte Black No. 2 paint scheme starting at $15,299. 

Key Features

  • Fully adjustable inverted fork, link-style rear shock, and hand-operated, hydraulic spring preload adjuster.
  • Radially-mounted 4-piston brake calipers grasping dual 310mm discs up front and a 2-piston caliper and 260mm disc in the rear.
  • A USB port to the side of the instrument panel supplies power for smartphones or other accessories like a GPS.

2024 Suzuki V-Strom 1050DE and 1050DE Adventure

2024 Suzuki V-Strom 1050DE Adventure Pearl Vigor Blue /Pearl Brilliant White
2024 Suzuki V-Strom 1050DE Adventure in Pearl Vigor Blue /Pearl Brilliant White

The 2024 V-Strom 1050DE models also have a 1,037cc V-Twin engine but ride in a chassis with 7.5 inches of ground clearance and 21-inch front and 17-inch rear spoke-style wheels with Dunlop Trailmax Mixtour adventure tires. Compared to the base V-STROM 1050, the DE has a longer rake and wheelbase for better handling on gravel roads and dirt trails, a longer suspension stroke to better absorb bumps on rough surfaces, as well as wide steel foot pegs and a large diameter tapered aluminum handlebar. 

A 5-inch color TFT LCD multi-function instrument panel displays the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) settings that include a Gravel (G) mode in the Suzuki Traction Control System and the ability to switch off the rear ABS, as well as the bi-directional Quick Shift system. The V-STROM 1050DE further emphasizes the aggressive look of its Suzuki Dakar-inspired styling with its unique front fender, aluminum engine protector, and rugged accessory bar.

The V-Strom 1050DE Adventure is equipped with Suzuki’s black aluminum side case set with 37 liters of capacity and an LED fog lamp set. The V-Strom 1050DE Adventure is available in Pearl Vigor Blue and Pearl Brilliant White body colors starting at $17,799. 

The V-Strom 1050DE comes in Glass Sparkle Black/Metallic Matte Black starting at $16,199.

2024 Suzuki V-Strom 1050DE Glass Sparkle Black/Metallic Matte Black
2024 Suzuki V-Strom 1050DE in Glass Sparkle Black/Metallic Matte Black

Key Features

  • Fully adjustable inverted fork with 6.7 inches of travel, link-style monoshock with 6.6 inches of travel, 4-piston brake calipers that grasp dual 310mm discs in front, and a single-piston caliper and 260mm disc in the rear.
  • USB port to the side of the instrument panel supplies power for smartphones or other accessories like a GPS.

Scooter

2024 Suzuki Burgman 400

2024 Suzuki Burgman 400

The 2024 Suzuki Burgman 400 features a 400cc Single with DOHC and four valves powering a CVT automatic transmission. It has Suzuki’s dual-spark technology ignition system, and like the systems used on Suzuki’s Hayabusa and GSX-S1000GT, the Burgman features a rider-selectable Traction Control system and Suzuki’s Easy Start system.

The 2024 Suzuki Burgman 400 comes in a Metallic Matte Sword Silver paint scheme with blue wheels for $8,699.

Key Features  

  • Spacious under-seat storage and two front compartments with a DC power outlet.
  • Triple-disc brakes (two 260mm discs up front and a single 210mm disc in the rear) with standard Suzuki ABS.

For more information on these 2024 models, visit the Suzuki website.

See all of Rider’s Suzuki coverage here.

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2024 BMW CE 02 | First Look Review 

2024 BMW CE 02
The 2024 BMW CE 02 in Cosmic Black 2

Two years after the release of the BMW CE 04 electric scooter, the company is targeting a younger generation of city-dwellers with the new 2024 BMW CE 02. Described by BMW as an “eParkourer,” the CE 02 is somewhere in between an electric bike and an electric scooter, designed to be practical yet playful in terms of both performance and appearance. 

Related: Custom BMW CE 04 Vagabund Moto Concept e-Scooter 

2024 BMW CE 04 and CE 02
The BMW CE 04 electric scooter (left) was introduced for model year 2022. Now, the electric CE 02 is here to attract a younger demographic.

The BMW CE 02 comes in two variations: an 11 kW (15 hp) version and a 4kW (5 hp) version aimed to meet requirements for the AM driving license class open to younger riders in Germany and other European countries. BMW claims a top speed of 59 mph and a range of 55 miles for the 11 kW version. The 4 kW has a top speed limited to 28 mph and a range of 28 miles. 

2024 BMW CE 02
The 11 kW version of the CE 02 has a claimed 15 hp, 59 mph top speed, and 55 miles of range.

The CE 02 comes standard with an external charger and a charging power of 0.9 kW, and it can be charged using standard household sockets. Standard charging time from 20% to 80% is 2 hours 48 minutes for the 11 kW version and 1 hour 25 minutes for the 4 kW version. The Highline options package comes with a 1.5 kW quick charger, which has a charging time from 20% to 80% of 1 hour 42 minutes for the 11 kW version. 

2024 BMW CE 02
The BMW CE 02 is designed for playful fun in an urban environment.

The youthful, fun-loving goal of the CE 02 is further seen in the names of the two ride modes available: Flow and Surf. Flow mode is designed for cruising, while Surf is for spirited riding. There’s also a more dynamic Flash ride mode available as part of the Highline options package. 

2024 BMW CE 02

The eParkourer’s chassis consists of a double-loop frame of tubular steel. It uses an inverted telescopic fork with 4.6 inches of travel up front and a single-sided swingarm and an adjustable shock absorber with 2.2 inches of travel in the rear. The 11 kW version has a weight of 291 lb, and the 4 kW version has a weight of 262 lb. The bench seat has an approachable height of 29.5 inches. It rides on cast alloy 14-inch wheels front and rear. Stopping power comes from a 239-mm front disc with standard ABS and a 220-mm rear disc. 

Related: BMW Announces New Intelligent Emergency Call Feature, 2024 Motorcycle Lineup 

2024 BMW CE 02

Other features of the BMW CE 02 are a 3.5-inch TFT display and a USB-C charging socket. The CE 02 also connects to smartphones via the BMW Motorrad Connected app to show predicted end of charging and other information. The Highline options package includes additional uses for the app, including the ability to use a smartphone (placed in the smartphone holder) as an additional display while riding and operated with a keypad on the handlebar. The Highline package also includes heated grips. The CE 02 comes standard with an LED headlight and an electric reverse gear. 

2024 BMW CE 02
The Highline options package comes with the Cosmic Black 2 colorway, heated grips, a smartphone mount, more features available through the app, a quick charger, and a Flash ride mode.

The 2024 BMW CE 02 is available in Cosmic Black for $7,599. The Highline options package, which includes the Cosmic Black 2 colorway with teal and white accents and graphics, costs an additional $875. 

Visit BMW’s website for more information. 

See all of Rider’s BMW coverage here. 

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BMW Announces New Intelligent Emergency Call Feature, 2024 Motorcycle Lineup

BMW Motorrad has announced the first updates for model year 2024. BMW models receive new color options, and BMW has also rearranged some of the options packages, moving some features from one package to another and removing some features from options packages to make them stand-alone add-ons. The brand has also added a new Intelligent Emergency Call feature, which comes standard on some models and as an option on other models.

The Intelligent Emergency Call feature includes an SOS button, a loudspeaker, and a microphone on the right handlebar controls. The system uses BMW Motorrad Connected Services, which can be activated during new vehicle delivery to the customer, to connect a rider to an agent whenever the SOS button is pushed or when a crash is detected. Once connected, the agent communicates with the rider to determine the situation and level of injury and to contact emergency services if needed.

For 2024, the Intelligent Emergency Call system comes standard on K 1600 models, R 1250 models, the R 18 B and Transcontinental, the S 1000 R and RR, and the CE 04. It’s available as an option on the F 900 R and XR.

Also included in this announcement is that all new BMW M models will include a 600-mile Ultimate Care Break-In Service, a program that was launched in 2021.

BMW has already released information on a couple new/updated models for 2024 in earlier announcements, including the new R 18 Roctane, the R nineT 12 to replace the R nineT, and a prototype for the BMW M 1000 XR.

Related: 2024 BMW R 18 Roctane | First Ride Review


2024 BMW CE 04

2024 BMW CE 04
2024 BMW CE 04 in Imperial Blue Metallic

Related: BMW CE 04 Electric Scooter | First Look Review

The BMW CE 04 will have an MSRP of $12,195 and come in Light White as standard. The optional Avantgarde Package is available in Imperial Blue Metallic, which replaces the Magellan Grey Metallic color option. Intelligent Emergency Call has also been added.


2024 BMW C 400 GT

2024 BMW C 400 GT
2024 BMW C 400 GT in Imperial Blue Metallic

Related: 2022 BMW C 400 GT | First Look Review

The BMW C 400 GT will have an MSRP of $8,245. Colors include the standard Alpine White, the optional Style Triple Black, and the Style Exclusive Imperial Blue Metallic to replace the Callisto Gray Metallic option.


2024 BMW G 310 R

2024 BMW G 310 R
2024 BMW G 310 R in Style Passion with Granite Grey Metallic

Related: 2018 BMW G 310 R | First Ride Review

The BMW G 310 R will have an MSRP of $4,995. Cosmic Black 2 is the standard color. The Style Sport option comes in Racing Blue Metallic to replace Polar White/Racing Blue Metallic, and the Style Passion option comes in Granite Grey Metallic to replace Racing Red.


2024 BMW G 310 GS

2024 BMW G 310 GS
2024 BMW G 310 GS in Racing Red

Related: 2018 BMW G 310 GS | First Ride Review

The BMW G 310 GS will have an MSRP of $5,695 and come standard in Cosmic Black 3. The Style Sport option comes in Polar White/Racing Blue Metallic, and the Style Rallye option comes in Racing Red to replace Kalamata Dark Gold Metallic


2024 BMW F 900 R

2024 BMW F 900 R
2024 BMW F 900 R in Triple Black

Related: 2020 BMW F 900 R and F 900 XR | Road Test Review

The BMW F 900 R will have an MSRP of $8,995 and come standard in Racing Red to replace Black Storm Metallic. The Style Sport option comes in Light White with updated graphics, and the Style Triple Black option replaces the Style Exclusive/Bluestone Metallic.

The F 900 R’s option packages have been changed. The Select Package, which included Heated Grips and Keyless Ride, has been removed and those features have been incorporated into the Premium Package. The Premium Package now has M Endurance Chain and ABS Pro, and a number of features have been removed from the package, including cruise control, the adaptive headlight, Headlight Pro, the center stand, GPR Prep, saddle bag mounts, and tire pressure monitoring. The new Intelligent Emergency Call system has been added as a stand-alone option.


2024 BMW F 900 XR

2024 BMW F 900 XR
2024 BMW F 900 XR in Triple Black

Related: 2020 BMW F 900 R and F 900 XR | Road Test Review

The BMW F 900 XR will have an MSRP of $11,695 and come in Light White with updated graphics as standard. The Style Sport option comes in Blue Metallic 2 to replace Racing Blue Metallic, and the Style Triple Black option has updated graphics. This model now has the Intelligent Emergency Call system as a stand-alone option.


2024 BMW R 18

2024 BMW R 18
2024 BMW R 18 in Black Storm Metallic/Vintage

Related: 2021 BMW R 18 | First Look Review

The BMW R 18 will have an MSRP of $14,995 and come in Black Storm Metallic as standard. Other color options include the unchanged Manhattan Metallic Matte, Black Storm Metallic/Vintage to replace Mars Red, and the Style Option 710 Velvet Green Metallic to replace the Option 719 Mineral White Metallic.


2024 BMW R 18 Classic

2024 BMW R 18 Classic
2024 BMW R 18 Classic in Option 719 Moonstone

Related: 2021 BMW R 18 Classic | Tour Test Review

The BMW R 18 Classic will have an MSRP of $17,995 and come in Black Storm Metallic as standard. The Manhattan Metallic Matte option is unchanged, and the Black Storm Metallic/Vintage option replaces Mars Red. Style Option 719 Moon Stone Mineral White Metallic replaces Option 719 Mineral White Metallic and Option 719 Galaxy Dust/Titan Silver Metallic.

The Select Package will no longer include the locking gas cap for 2024, but it is available as a stand-alone option.


2024 BMW R 18 Roctane

2024 BMW R 18 Roctane
2024 BMW R 18 Roctane in Black Storm Metallic

Related: 2024 BMW R 18 Roctane | First Ride Review

The BMW R 18 Roctane is a new model for 2024. It will be available for $18,695 and come in Black Storm Metallic as standard. Other color options include Manhattan Metallic Matte and Mineral Grey Metallic Matte.


2024 BMW R 18 B

2024 BMW R 18 B
2024 BMW R 18 B in Option 719 Black Pearl Black Storm Metallic 2

Related: 2022 BMW R 18 B and R 18 Transcontinental | Video Review

The BMW R 18 B will have an MSRP of $19,945 and come in Black Storm Metallic as standard. The unchanged Manhattan Metallic Matte is also a color option, as well as Racing Blue Metallic to replace Gravity Blue Metallic. The Style Option 719 Black Pearl Black Storm Metallic 2 will replace Option 719 Mineral White Metallic and Option 719 Galaxy Dust/Titan Silver Metallic.

The options and packages have been rearranged, including the removal of the anti-theft alarm, tire pressure monitoring, a heated seat, locking fuel cap, and central locking from the Premium Package. The anti-theft alarm, heated seat, and central locking features are now available as stand-alone options. The Intelligent Emergency Call system has been added as standard.


2024 BMW R 18 Transcontinental

2024 BMW R 18 Transcontinental
2024 BMW R 18 Transcontinental in Option 719 Moonstone Mineral White Metallic

Related: 2022 BMW R 18 B and R 18 Transcontinental | Video Review

The BMW R 18 Transcontinental will have an MSRP of $23,995 and come in Black Storm Metallic as standard. Manhattan Metallic Matte returns as an option, and the Racing Blue Metallic option will replace Gravity Blue Metallic. The Style Option 719 Moonstone Mineral White Metallic will replace Option 719 Mineral White Metallic and Option 719 Galaxy Dust/Titan Silver Metallic.

As with the R 18 B, the anti-theft alarm, tire pressure monitoring, a heated seat, locking fuel cap, and central locking have been removed from the Premium Package. The anti-theft alarm, heated seat, and central locking features are now available as stand-alone options. The Intelligent Emergency Call system has been added as standard.


2024 BMW R 1250 R

2023 BMW R 1250 R
2023 BMW R 1250 R in Triple Black

Related: 2020 BMW R 1250 R | Road Test Review

The BMW R 1250 R will have an MSRP of $15,345 and come in Ice Grey as standard. The Style Sport Racing Blue Metallic option returns, as well as the Style Triple Black option.

The Premium Package sees some changes, including the addition of MSR Dynamic Engine Brake Control, Gear Shift Assist Pro, and Ride Modes Pro. Some features have been removed from the package, including the Design Option Silencer, the chrome exhaust pipe, cruise control, and tire pressure monitoring (now available as a stand-alone option). The Intelligent Emergency Call system has been added as standard.


2024 BMW R 1250 RS

2023 BMW R 1250 RS
2023 BMW R 1250 RS in Triple Black

Related: 2023 BMW R 1250 RS | First Look Review

The BMW R 1250 RS will have an MSRP of $15,995 and come in Ice Grey as standard. Other color options remain unchanged, including the Style Sport Racing Blue Metallic option and the Style Triple Black option.

The Premium Package will no longer include the Design Option Silencer or chrome exhaust pipe. The Intelligent Emergency Call system has been added as standard.


2024 BMW R 1250 RT

2024 BMW R 1250 RT
2024 BMW R 1250 RT in Alpine White 3

Related: 2019 BMW R 1250 GS/GSA/RT | First Ride Review

The BMW R 1250 RT will have an MSRP of $19,995 and come in Alpine White. Other color options include the Style Sport Racing Blue Metallic 2 to replace Racing Blue Metallic, the Style Triple Black’s Black Storm Metallic 2, and the Option 719 Meteoric Dust 2 Metallic.

The Intelligent Emergency Call system has been added as standard.


2024 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure

2024 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure
2024 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure in Racing Blue Metallic

Related: BMW Announces 2019 R 1250 GS Adventure and F 850 GS Adventure

The BMW R 1250 GS Adventure will have an MSRP of $20,745 and come in Ice Grey as standard. Other color options include the Style Triple Black’s Black Storm Metallic/Black/Achat Gray, the Style GS Trophy Gravity Blue Metallic Matte option, and the Style Rallye Racing Blue Metallic to replace Light White/Racing Blue/Racing Red.

The Intelligent Emergency Call system has been added as standard.


2024 BMW S 1000 R

2023 BMW S 1000 R
2023 BMW S 1000 R in Sport Bluestone Metallic

Related: 2021 BMW S 1000 R Announced

The BMW S 1000 R will have an MSRP of $14,295 and come in Black Storm Metallic as standard. Other color options include Style Sport Bluestone Metallic and Light White/M Motorsport with updated graphics.

The Intelligent Emergency Call system has been added as standard.


2024 BMW S 1000 RR

2023 BMW S 1000 RR
2023 BMW S 1000 RR in Style Passion Racing Red

Related: 2023 BMW S 1000 RR and M 1000 R | First Ride Review

The BMW S 1000 RR will have an MSRP of $18,295 and come in Black Storm Metallic as standard. Other color options include Style Passion Racing Red with updated graphics and Light White/M Motorsport with updated graphics.

The Intelligent Emergency Call system has been added as standard.


2024 BMW M 1000 R

2023 BMW M 1000 R
2023 BMW M 1000 R in Light White/M Motorsport

Related: 2023 BMW S 1000 RR and M 1000 R | First Ride Review

The BMW M 1000 R will have an MSRP of $21,695 and come in Light White/M Motorsport as standard. The M Competition Package will come in Black Storm Metallic/M Motorsport colorway.

BMW’s Ultimate Care Break-In Service has been added to this model for 2024.


2024 BMW M 1000 RR

2023 BMW M 1000 RR
2023 BMW M 1000 RR in Black Storm Metallic/M Motorsport

Related: 2023 BMW M 1000 RR and M 1000 R | First Look Review

The BMW M 1000 RR will have an MSRP of $33,345 and come in Light White/M Motorsport as standard. The M Competition Package will come in Black Storm Metallic/M Motorsport colorway.

BMW’s Ultimate Care Break-In Service has been added to this model for 2024.


2024 BMW K 1600 GT

2024 BMW K 1600 GT
2024 BMW K 1600 GT in Option 719 Havanna Meteoric Dust 2 Metallic

Related: 2017 BMW K 1600 GT | First Look Review

The BMW K 1600 GT will have an MSRP of $24,295 and come in Black Storm Metallic as standard. Other color options include the Style Sport Light White/Racing Blue Metallic/Racing Red option and the Style Option 719 Havanna Meteoric Dust 2 Metallic to replace the Option 719 Meteoric Dust 2 Metallic.

The Intelligent Emergency Call system has been added as standard.


2024 BMW K 1600 GTL

2024 BMW K 1600 GTL
2024 BMW K 1600 GTL in Option 719 Havanna Meteoric Dust 2 Metallic

Related: 2022 BMW K 1600 GTL | Road Test Review

The BMW K 1600 GTL will have an MSRP for $27,295 and come in Black Storm Metallic as standard. Other color options include the Style Exclusive Gravity Blue Metallic and the Style Option 719 Havanna Meteoric Dust 2, which replaces the Option 719 Meteoric Dust 2 Metallic.

The Intelligent Emergency Call system has been added as standard.


2024 BMW K 1600 B

2023 BMW K 1600 B
2023 BMW K 1600 B in Manhattan Metallic Matte

Related: 2018 BMW K 1600 B Bagger | Road Test Review

The BMW K 1600 B will have an MSRP for $22,945 and come in Black Storm Metallic as standard. Other color options include the Style Exclusive Manhattan Metallic Matte and the Option 719 Special Edition Midnight Meteoric Dust 2 Metallic.

The Intelligent Emergency Call system has been added as standard.


2024 BMW K 1600 Grand America

2023 BMW K 1600 Grand America
2023 BMW K 1600 Grand America in Black Storm Metallic

Related: 2018 BMW K 1600 Grand America | Tour Test Review

The BMW K 1600 Grand America will have an MSRP for $28,130 and come in Black Storm Metallic as standard. Other color options include the Style Exclusive Manhattan Metallic Matte and the Option 719 Special Edition Midnight Meteoric Dust 2 Metallic.

The Intelligent Emergency Call system has been added as standard.

Visit the BMW Motorrad website for more information.

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2024 Motorcycle Buyers Guide: New Street Models

2024 Motorcycle Buyers Guide Kawasaki Eliminator SE
2024 Motorcycle Buyers Guide

This 2024 motorcycle buyers guide highlights new or significantly updated street-legal models available in the U.S. As with previous buyers guides, we will include 2025 teasers too as soon as manufacturers let us know about them. We will continually update this guide as new models are available, so be sure to bookmark this page and check back often.

Related Story: 2023 Motorcycle Buyers Guide: New Street Models

Organized in alphabetical order by manufacturer, our guide includes photos, pricing, key update info, and links to first looks or – when available – Rider‘s first rides, road tests, and video reviews of the motorcycles.

2024 BMW M 1000 XR

2024 BMW M 1000 XR prototype
2024 BMW M 1000 XR

At the beginning of June, BMW released limited details on the on the newest model in its “M” lineup: the 2024 BMW M 1000 XR. Powered by the 999cc inline-Four engine from the S 1000 RR with BMW ShiftCam technology for varying the timing and valve lift, the M 1000 XR makes a claimed 200 hp and a top speed of around 174 mph. It shares the M brakes of the M 1000 RR and M 1000 R, as well as the M winglets, which create downforce for greater stability and reduced front wheel lift. Further information on the M 1000 XR is expected in the second half of 2023. 

Read our 2024 BMW M 1000 XR Prototype First Look Review

2024 BMW R 12 nineT

2024 BMW R 12 nineT
2024 BMW R 12 nineT

The 2024 BMW R 12 nineT is the successor to the R nineT and shares many similarities with the R nineT platform but features updates and a more classic design. The bike has the same air/oil-cooled 2-cylinder 1,170cc boxer engine as the previous R nineT but with a more classic appearance than its predecessor, particularly with the tank shape, seat, and side covers. BMW claims the classic look and modular design also lends more freedom for individualization. The bike will also have a redesigned exhaust system, intake system, and front fender. More details about the BMW R 12 nineT, including price and specifications, are expected in the second half of 2023.

Read our 2024 BMW R 12 nineT First Look Review here.

2024 BMW R 18 Roctane

2024 BMW R 18 Roctane
2024 BMW R 18 Roctane (Photos by Jörg Künstle, Markus Jahn, and the author)

The 2024 BMW R 18 Roctane is the fifth member of the R 18 family. It features the same 1,802cc “Big Boxer” opposed Twin as its siblings as well as the same braking and suspension systems, with 4-piston calipers biting dual 300mm discs up front and a single 300mm disc in the rear and a 49mm telescopic fork and central rear shock with travel-dependent damping, adjustable spring preload, and 4.7/3.5 inches of travel front/rear. The Roctane sets itself apart from the other R 18s with a blacked-out engine and drivetrain, a Dark Chrome exhaust, a black midrise handlebar, the instrument cluster incorporated into the top of the metal headlight nacelle, and a larger 21-inch front wheel, as well as other varying dimensions.

The 2024 BMW R 18 Roctane will come in Black Storm Metallic, Mineral Grey Metallic Matte, and Manhattan Metallic Matte starting at $18,695.

Read our 2024 BMW R 18 Roctane First Ride Review

2024 Can-Am Origin

Can-Am Electric Motorcycle Pulse Origin
Can-Am Origin

At the annual Club BRP event in August 2022, Can-Am unveiled two all-new, all-electric motorcycles – the Origin dual-sport and the Pulse roadster (below). Detailed specs won’t be provided until mid-2023 (at Can-Am’s 50th anniversary celebration), but both will be powered by BRP’s all-new, proprietary Rotax E-Power technology, said to provide “highway-worthy speeds with plenty of horsepower and torque.”

The Can-Am Origin has rally-style bodywork, fork guards, and spoked wheels, in diameters that appear to be 21 inches in front and 18 inches out back, common sizes for off-road tires. The final drive is enclosed, and Can-Am reps would not reveal whether power is sent to the rear wheel via chain (used on nearly all dual-sports) or belt (used on many production electric bikes).

Read our Can-Am Origin and Pulse First Look Review

2024 Can-Am Pulse

Can-Am Electric Motorcycle Pulse Origin
Can-Am Pulse

The Can-Am Pulse has the muscular stance of a streetfighter, with racy-looking cast wheels shod with sportbike rubber and a sculpted “tank” that keeps the bike’s profile in line with conventional gas-powered motorcycles. The Origin dual-sport (above) and Pulse roadster share key design elements: distinctive LED headlights, large TFT displays, edgy white and gray bodywork, a bright yellow panel covering their battery packs, inverted forks, single-sided swingarms, single-disc brakes front and rear, and solo seats. Rear cowls may cover pillion seats; passenger footpegs are not visible on either machine, but production versions will likely have passenger accommodations.

Read our Can-Am Origin and Pulse First Look Review

2024 Honda ADV160

2023 Honda ADV160 Red Metallic
2023 Honda ADV160 in Red Metallic

The 2024 Honda ADV160 touts a new, larger-displacement liquid-cooled 157cc single-cylinder engine designed to improve performance and reduce emissions. It has Showa suspension front and back, a front disc brake with ABS, and a rear drum brake. Also incorporated are updates that Honda says are aimed at boosting comfort and convenience. The 2024 Honda ADV160 will be available in July and will come in Red Metallic or Pearl Smoky Gray starting at $4,499. 

 Related: Honda Announces All-New 2023 Honda SCL500, Updated 2024 Models

2024 Honda Shadow Phantom and Shadow Aero

2024 Honda Shadow Phantom Deep Pearl Gray Metallic
2024 Honda Shadow Phantom in Deep Pearl Gray Metallic

The 2024 Honda Shadow Phantom still features the liquid-cooled 745cc 52-degree V-Twin, 5-speed transmission, and shaft final drive but sees several updates to styling, both in form and function. A rear disc brake replaces the previous drum brake, front travel has increased from 4.6 inches to 5.1 inches, the seat height dropped slightly, and Honda shaved 6 pounds off the curb weight for a total of 543 lb. There is also a new ABS version of the bike.

The 2024 Honda Shadow Aero shares the same engine, drive train, braking, and rear suspension and travel, with front travel stretched out another four-tenths of an inch, which is also the bump in seat height, as well as a slightly smaller tank and an overall curb weight of 560 lb.

2024 Honda Shadow Aero
2024 Honda Shadow Aero

The 2024 Honda Shadow Phantom comes in Deep Pearl Gray Metallic or Orange Metallic starting at $8,399 for the non-ABS version (not available in California) or the $8,699 for the ABS version.

On the 2024 Honda Shadow Aero, Black has replaced the Ultra Blue Metallic colorway, starting at $7,949 for the non-ABS version (not available in California) or $8,249 for the ABS version.  

Related: Honda Announces All-New 2023 Honda SCL500, Updated 2024 Models

2024 Kawasaki Eliminator and Eliminator SE

2024 Kawasaki Eliminator
2024 Kawasaki Eliminator in Pearl Robotic White

Harkening back to the ZL900 Eliminator introduced in 1985, the 2024 Kawasaki Eliminator returns to its sportbike-powered roots, with a liquid-cooled 451cc parallel-Twin engine adapted from the Ninja 400. A 6.8mm longer stroke helps create strong low-end torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox and a slip/assist clutch. The bike has a 41mm telescopic front fork and dual rear shocks, providing 4.7/3.5 inches of travel front/rear, and stopping power comes from a 2-piston caliper clamping on a 310mm semi-floating petal front brake disc and 220mm petal disc in the rear.

Several aspects of the Eliminator’s styling pay homage to its namesake, including the taillight, a tail cowl with its own added design twist, and a round headlight, now with a modern LED lamp with dual high/low beam chambers and position lamps. 

Kawasaki is also offering the 2024 Kawasaki Eliminator SE, which adds several features to the standard model, including ABS, a headlight cowl reminiscent of those found on the original Eliminator SE models, a USB-C outlet, and a seat featuring dual-pattern seat leather and stitching along the top edge. 

2024 Kawasaki Eliminator SE
2024 Kawasaki Eliminator SE

The Eliminator comes in Pearl Robotic White or Pearl Storm Gray for $6,649, and the Eliminator SE ABS comes in Candy Steel Furnace Orange/Ebony for $7,249.

Read our 2024 Kawasaki Eliminator First Look Review

2024 Kawasaki KLX300 and KLX300SM

2024 Kawasaki KLX300
2024 Kawasaki KLX300 in Lime Green

Both the 2024 Kawasaki KLX300 dual-sport and the 2024 Kawasaki KLX300SM supermoto are powered by a 292cc DOHC liquid-cooled four-valve fuel-injected Single borrowed from the KLX300R off-road bike.

The KLX300 is the more off-road capable of the two models and features a 21-inch front wheel and 18-inch rear wheel with Dunlop dual-purpose tires. The bike has 10 inches of travel up front and 9.1 inches in the rear. From a style perspective, the KLX300 gets a newly designed front cowl and front fender, a new LED headlight, and an LED taillight tucked into the rear fender. Kawasaki also gave the KLX300 a two-toned seat cover for 2024. 

The road-oriented KLX300SM differs from its stablemate in 17-inch front and rear wheels, a 300mm front brake disc, and a shorter seat height of 33.9 inches, among other features. Updates to the Kawasaki KLX300SM are similar to those of the KLX300, included updated fenders, the compact LED headlight, and a new taillight. The KLX300SM also receives the two-toned seat.

2024 Kawasaki KLX300SM
2024 Kawasaki KLX300SM in Phantom Blue

The 2024 Kawasaki KLX300 will be available in Lime Green and Battle Gray for $6,199, and the Cypher Camo Gray colorway will cost $6,399. The 2024 Kawasaki KLX300SM will be available in Battle Gray and Phantom Blue for $6,599. 

Read our 2024 Kawasaki KLX300 and KLX300SM First Look Review

2024 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

2024 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R
2024 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

The 2024 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R supersport has a 636cc liquid-cooled inline 4-cylinder with DOHC with revised cam profiles for better low-rpm performance and cleaner emissions and a reshaped intake funnel for a claimed increase in low-to-mid rpm performance. 

Kawasaki also upgraded the dual 310mm front discs and single 220mm rear disc, replacing the previous petal-style rotors with round discs. Also new are the Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV tires. The ABS unit has been updated for better control, and new ride modes have been added, including Sport, Road, and Rain, along with a customizable Rider mode in which each system can be set independently. 

The bike also has a new 4.3-inch full-color TFT display with smartphone connectivity, as well as new styling inspired by the Ninja ZX-10R. The Ninja ZX-6R is available in three color schemes – Metallic Flat Spark Black/Ebony, Pearl Robotic White/Metallic Graphite Gray, and the KRT Edition in Lime Green/Ebony – for $11,299 ($12,299 with ABS). 

Read our 2024 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R First Look Review

2024 Suzuki Hayabusa 25th Anniversary Model

2024 Suzuki Hayabusa 25th Anniversary Model
2024 Suzuki Hayabusa 25th Anniversary Model

The 2024 Suzuki Hayabusa returns with the liquid-cooled 1,340cc transverse inline-Four with DOHC and four valves per cylinder mated to a 6-speed gearbox, ride-by-wire, the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System with electronic rider aids, including cruise control and the three-mode bidirectional quickshifter system, and three preset and three customizable ride modes, among a host of other features. It has KYB suspension and Brembo Stylema and Nissin brake components, and ABS is standard.

Specific to the 25th Anniversary Model are 25th-anniversary emblems and logos and raised Suzuki logos, as well as other styling and design choices specific to this model. The 25th Anniversary Model Hayabusa comes in the Glass Blaze Orange & Glass Sparkle Black color combination reminiscent of one of the most popular Gen II model’s color palettes, also set off with special V-shaped red graphic. The 25th Anniversary Hayabusa will be arriving at dealerships late summer. Pricing has not yet been announced.

Read our 2024 Suzuki Hayabusa 25th Anniversary Model First Look Review

2024 Triumph Scrambler 400 X

2024 Triumph Scrambler 400 X Carnival Red Phantom Black
2024 Triumph Scrambler 400 X in Carnival Red and Phantom Black

The all-new 2024 Triumph Scrambler 400 X will feature Triumph’s new single-cylinder, 4-valve, liquid-cooled engine making a claimed 39.5 hp at 8,000 rpm and 27.7 lb-ft of torque at 6,500 rpm and mated to a 6-speed gearbox, a slip/assist clutch, and chain final drive. The Scrambler 400 X also has throttle-by-wire, switchable traction control, and switchable Bosch dual-channel ABS.

The Scrambler 400 X features a 55.8-inch wheelbase, 5.9 inches of travel suspension front and rear, a 19-inch front wheel, and a wide handlebar to provide greater stability and control when riding on loose surfaces, as well as scrambler-style protection for both the bike and the rider.

The Scrambler 400 X is available in three two-tone color schemes, each featuring Triumph’s distinctive Scrambler tank stripe and triangle badge: Matte Khaki Green and Fusion White, Carnival Red and Phantom Black, and Phantom Black and Silver Ice options. Pricing has not yet been announced.

Read our 2024 Triumph Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X First Look Review

2024 Triumph Speed 400

2024 Triumph Speed 400 Caspian Blue
2024 Triumph Speed 400 in Caspian Blue

Similar to its Scrambler 400 X stablemate (above), the 2024 Triumph Speed 400 features the new single-cylinder, 4-valve, liquid-cooled engine making a claimed 39.5 hp at 8,000 rpm and 27.7 lb-ft of torque at 6,500 rpm and mated to a 6-speed gearbox, a slip/assist clutch, and chain final drive. The Speed 400 also has throttle-by-wire, switchable traction control, and Bosch dual-channel ABS (which can be switched off on the Scrambler 400 X).

The Speed 400 has an accessible seat height of 31 inches, a 43mm inverted fork offering 5.5 inches of travel, a monoshock rear suspension unit giving 5.1 inches of travel, and lightweight 17-inch wheels. Stopping power comes from a 4-piston radial front brake caliper with a 300mm front disc and braided lines and a floating caliper and 230mm disc in the rear.  

The 2024 Triumph Speed 400 will be offered with three two-tone paint schemes – Carnival Red, Caspian Blue, and Phantom Black – each featuring a prominent Triumph tank graphic. Pricing has not yet been announced.

Read our 2024 Triumph Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X First Look Review

2024 Triumph Street Triple 765 Range

2024 Triumph Street Triple 765 RS
2024 Triumph Street Triple RS (Photo by Kingdom Creative)

The 2024 Triumph Street Triple 765 range includes the Street Triple 765 R, Street Triple 765 RS, and limited-run Moto2 Edition, which Triumph says is “the closest you can get to a Moto2 race bike for the road.”

All three models will still feature a liquid-cooled 765cc inline-Triple, which was bumped up from 675cc with the 2017 Street Triple lineup, but Triumph says engine upgrades derived directly from the Moto2 race engine program have resulted in a significant step up in performance in the range. The engine on the Street Triple R now makes a claimed 118 hp and 59 lb-ft of torque at 9,500 rpm. The Street Triple RS and Moto2 take it up another notch, making 128 hp. Other updates include new technology, high specification components, an updated chassis, and more.

2024 Triumph Street Triple 765 range
L-R: 2024 Triumph Street Triple 765 Moto2 Edition, Street Triple 765 RS, and Street Triple R

The Street Triple 765 R will start at $9,995 and be available in two colorways: Silver Ice with Storm Grey and Yellow graphics or Crystal White with Storm Grey and Lithium Flame graphics. The Street Triple 765 RS will start at $12,595 and have three schemes: Silver Ice with Baja Orange and Storm Grey graphics, Carnival Red with Carbon Black and Aluminum Silver graphics, or Cosmic Yellow with Carbon Black and Aluminum Silver graphics. Finally, the Moto2 Edition will start at $15,395 and comes in two race-derived liveries: Triumph Racing Yellow with an Aluminum Silver rear sub-frame or Crystal White with Triumph Racing Yellow rear subframe. The official Moto2 branding will appear on the tank, wheel, tail unit, and silencer.

Read our 2024 Triumph Street Triple 765 R/RS First Ride Review

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Honda Announces All-New 2023 Honda SCL500, Updated 2024 Models

2023 Honda SCL500 Candy Orange
2023 Honda SCL500 in Candy Orange

In a reported nod to Honda’s history, dating all the way back to the 1960s when the CL72 and CL77 were offered, American Honda recently announced a new 2023 Honda SCL500 scrambler-style motorcycle that is coming to the U.S. market and is based on the Rebel 500 platform. Honda says the SCL500 “combines modern ride quality and comfort with authentic retro styling, and delivers the result at an attractive price.” 

Honda also announced the return of several other models, many of which have received improvements, including the bobber-style 2024 Shadow Phantom cruiser, the 2024 Shadow Aero classic cruiser, and the 2024 ADV 160 scooter. The 2023 PCX scooter and 2024 Grom miniMOTO will return unchanged.  

Related: Honda Announces More 2023 Returning Models

“More than any manufacturer, Honda has consistently demonstrated an ability to deliver fun, retro motorcycles that scratch a nostalgic itch while offering the performance and reliability for which Honda is so well known,” said Brandon Wilson, American Honda manager of Sports & Experiential. “That’s the case with the all-new SCL500, and we’re confident it will be a hit with American customers. ” 

2023 Honda SCL500

2023 Honda SCL500 Matte Laurel Green Metallic
2023 Honda SCL500 in Matte Laurel Green Metallic

The all-new SCL500 features all the key “scrambler” styling elements – upright riding position, high-routed exhaust, block tires, ample suspension travel and a retro aesthetic – in a bike that Honda says will be enjoyable for both new riders and more seasoned enthusiasts. 

2023 Honda SCL500

The SCL500 shares the liquid-cooled 471cc parallel-Twin engine of the Rebel 500 and is mated to a 6-speed transmission and slip/assist clutch. A 41mm front fork provides 5.9 inches of travel, and in the rear, a Pro-Link single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability offers 4.5 inches. For stopping power, a 2-piston caliper grabs a 310mm front disc and 240mm rear disc, and ABS is standard. 

2023 Honda SCL500

Related: 2020 Honda Rebel 500 ABS | Road Test Review

The SCL500 rides on multi-spoke cast-aluminum wheels, 19 inches in the front and 17 inches in the rear, wrapped in Dunlop Trailmax Mixtour tires. It has 6.1 inches of ground clearance and a 31.1-inch seat height. With a 3.2-gal fuel tank, the bike comes in with a curb weight of 419 lb.  

2023 Honda SCL500

Because personalization is vital to many fans of the scrambler genre, a wide range of Honda accessories is offered for the SCL500. 

The 2023 Honda SCL500 will be available in June and will come in Candy Orange or Matte Laurel Green Metallic starting at $6,799. 

2024 Honda Shadow Phantom

2024 Honda Shadow Phantom Deep Pearl Gray Metallic
2024 Honda Shadow Phantom in Deep Pearl Gray Metallic

For the 2024 model year, the Honda Shadow Phantom cruiser will return with the same liquid-cooled 745cc 52-degree V-Twin, 5-speed transmission, and shaft final drive, but it will include updates to its bobber styling and with improved performance.  

Styling updates include a two-tone gas tank, new handlebar, handlebar clamps, headlight cover, air-cleaner cover, display instruments, turn signals, and machine-cut cylinder-head fins. The Shadow Phantom also has an updated single seat, and a passenger seat and footpegs are offered for those who want to bring a plus-one along for the ride.  

2024 Honda Shadow Phantom Orange Metallic
2024 Honda Shadow Phantom in Orange Metallic

From a performance standpoint, a new ABS version is available for the new model year, and a 276mm rear disc brake replaces the drum brake of the 2023 model. Otherwise, braking in the front will still be provided by a 2-piston caliper gripping at 296mm disc.  

Travel in the front has been increased by half an inch (from 4.6 inches to 5.1 inches) but remains the same 3.5 inches in the rear courtesy of dual shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability. 

Seat height has dropped slightly, from 25.8 inches to 25.6 inches, and the 2024 model shaved 6 pounds off the curb weight for a total of 543 lb. And at 3.9 gal, the fuel tank holds an additional two-tenths of a gallon over its predecessor.  

2024 Honda Shadow Phantom

The 2024 Honda Shadow Phantom comes in Deep Pearl Gray Metallic or Orange Metallic starting at $8,399 for the non-ABS version (not available in California) or the $8,699 for the ABS version.

2024 Honda Shadow Aero

2024 Honda Shadow Aero

For the 2024 model year, the Honda Shadow Aero classic cruiser, which features the same engine and drive train of its Shadow stablemate, is updated with new colors, as well as the new 276mm rear disc brake for the standard version, a feature that was previously reserved for the ABS trim level. 

Braking in the front is the same as the Shadow Phantom, as is rear suspension and travel. However, in the front, the 41mm fork offers 5.5 inches of travel over the 5.1 inches of the Shadow Phantom.  

Seat height is slightly taller at 26 inches, and with a 3.7-gal fuel tank, the bike comes in with a curb weight of 560 lb. 

Black has replaced the Ultra Blue Metallic colorway on the 2024 Honda Shadow Aero, and the bike starts at $7,949 for the non-ABS version (not available in California) or $8,249 for the ABS version.  

2024 Honda ADV160

2023 Honda ADV160 Red Metallic
2023 Honda ADV160 in Red Metallic

Renamed for the 2024 model year, the ADV160 touts a new, larger-displacement engine that delivers improved performance and reduced emissions. Also incorporated are updates that Honda says are aimed at boosting comfort and convenience, but the company added that the “capable-but-rugged ‘City Adventure’ concept remains, delivering an enjoyable sense of exploration on even the most mundane urban commutes.” 

Related: 2021 Honda ADV150 | First Ride Review

The 2024 Honda ADV160 has a liquid-cooled 157cc single-cylinder, four-stroke engine. The engine, drive train, and 2.4-gal fuel tank are mounted low in the frame for a low center of gravity. It has Showa suspension, with a 31mm telescopic fork and twin shocks providing 5.1/4.0 inches of travel front/rear. When it comes to stopping, it has a single 240mm front disc with ABS and a rear 131mm drum brake. 

2024 Honda ADV160 Pearl Smoky Gray
2024 Honda ADV160 in Pearl Smoky Gray

From a practicality standpoint, the ADV160 has a low curb weight (294 lb), automatic transmission, a two-stage tool-free adjustable windscreen, ample underseat storage (big enough for a full-face helmet), and the Honda SMART key system. 

The 2024 Honda ADV160 will be available in July and will come in Red Metallic or Pearl Smoky Gray starting at $4,499. 

For more information, visit the Honda Powersports website.

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Honda Announces Trail 125, Ruckus, Metropolitan, and Montesa Cota for 2023, 2024

2023 Honda Trail 125
2023 Honda Trail 125 in Pearl Organic Green

American Honda has confirmed the return of a handful more of their two-wheel products for the 2023 and 2024 model years. Honda says a diverse range of categories is represented in the announcement, highlighting the company’s commitment to producing “high-quality machines for casual riders, nostalgia-driven customers and niche-focused enthusiasts.” Among the products announced are an upgraded retro-inspired Trail 125 miniMOTO, returning Ruckus and Metropolitan scooters, and two returning Montesa Cota 4RT trials bikes.

Related: Honda Announces More 2023 Returning Models

“Each of these models has a rich history and a loyal following, so we’re pleased to continue offering them for our customers,” said Brandon Wilson, American Honda Manager of Sports & Experiential. “From the affordable and user-friendly Trail 125, Ruckus, and Metropolitan to the highly specialized Montesa Cota 4RT models, Honda takes great pride in serving all types of two-wheel enthusiasts, regardless of how they choose to pursue their particular adventure.”

2023 Honda Trail 125

2023 Honda Trail 125 in Pearl Organic Green
2023 Honda Trail 125 in Pearl Organic Green

Inspired by the original Honda CT models of the 1960s, the Trail125 has what Honda says is “an authentic, vintage look, evoking the ‘You Meet the Nicest People On a Honda’ ethos for which the brand has always been known.”

Related: 2021 Honda Trail 125 ABS | First Ride Review

The 2023 Trail 125 has a new bore and stroke, contributing to a bigger air-cooled 125cc 4-stroke SOHC Single with a 4-speed no-clutch semi-automatic transmission. It has a 27mm telescopic front fork with 4.3 inches of travel and twin shocks in the rear with 3.4 inches of travel. Braking comes from single hydraulic discs front and back (220mm/190mm front/rear) and front-wheel ABS. The Trail 125 comes standard with a luggage rack, a 1.4-gal. fuel tank, and has a curb weight of 256 lb.

For off-road exploring purposes, the 2023 Trail 125 has three additional teeth on the rear sprocket over the Honda Cub for better hill-climbing ability, upswept intake and exhaust (with a heat shield on the exhaust), 6.5 inches of clearance, a skid plate, and a pair of front brush-guard tubes.  

The 2023 Honda Trail 125 comes in a new Pearl Organic Green color and starts at $3,999.

2024 Honda Ruckus

2024 Honda Ruckus
2024 Honda Ruckus in Beige

The Honda Ruckus, a scooter that Honda says many riders choose to customize to their desired look and application, returns for 2024 with new colors. The scooter still has a liquid-cooled 49cc 4-stroke Single with a carburetor and 1-speed automatic transmission.

2024 Honda Ruckus
2024 Honda Ruckus in Black

The scooter’s exposed frame with plenty of storage space, dual round headlights, and fat tires (120/90-10 front, 130/90-10 rear) give the Ruckus a unique look, and it gets a claimed 114 mpg fuel economy.

The 2024 Honda Ruckus comes in Black and Beige, starting at $2,899.

2024 Honda Metropolitan

2024 Honda Metropolitan
2024 Honda Metropolitan in Blue Metallic

The Honda Metropolitan also returns for 2024. The European-inspired scooter has sleek, rounded bodywork but also comes with utility-focused features such as 22 liters of underseat storage, as well as in-dash storage and a hook for securing a bag.

2024 Honda Metropolitan
2024 Honda Metropolitan in Green Metallic

The Metropolitan has a fuel-injected, liquid-cooled 49cc Single with 1-speed automatic transmission. The scooter has cable-actuated drum brakes front and back and a combined braking system that adds front braking when the rear brake is activated.

The 2024 Honda Metropolitan will be available in May in Matte Armored Green Metallic or Blue Metallic starting at $2,649.

2023 Honda Montesa Cota

2023 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT301RR
2023 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT301RR in White

Following up on the last season of FIM World Trials competition in which Repsol Honda’s Toni Bou captured his record 32nd world title (16 indoor, 16 outdoor), Honda announced the return of the Montesa Cota 4RT260R (259cc) and the standard 4RT301 and race replica 4RT301RR (298cc), for which Bou reportedly played a significant role in developing.

2023 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT301
2023 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT301 in Blue Metallic
2023 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT260R
2023 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT260R in Red

Designed, developed and produced in Barcelona, Spain — the unofficial capital of trials, and the home of the factory for Montesa (a subsidiary of Honda) — the Cota models offer options for both casual trials riders and those looking to take it to the next level.

The 2023 Montesa Cota 4RT260R has a liquid-cooled 259cc mated to a close-ratio 5-speed transmission and chain final drive.

MSRP/Colors

  • 2023 Montesa Cota 4RT260R: $9,299, Red
  • 2023 Montesa Cota 4RT301: $11,899, Blue Metallic
  • 2023 Montesa Cota 4RT301RR: $11,899, White

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Custom BMW CE 04 Vagabund Moto Concept e-Scooter

BMW CE 04 Vagabund Moto Concept e-Scooter

A new collaboration between customizing specialist Vagabund Moto GmbH and BMW Motorrad has taken on the mission of turning the BMW CE 04 e-scooter into an eye-catching sporty and youthful machine that’s both fashionable and functional. The project features the BMW CE 04’s claimed 42 hp motor and 80 miles of range, but has a unique design complete with a top case, smiley faces, and even a surfboard – certainly not something we’re used to seeing. Find out more by reading the press release below.


Munich/Graz/Salzburg – While the international customizing scene around BMW Motorrad primarily devotes its inspiring creativity, excellent craftsmanship, and continuous flow of new ideas to the BMW Motorrad Heritage models R 18 and R nineT, an exceptional project based on the BMW CE 04 has now taken shape in Austria. In collaboration with BMW Motorrad Austria in Salzburg, customizing specialist Vagabund Moto GmbH in Graz has created the BMW CE 04 Vagabund Moto Concept – a stylish and multifunctional e-scooter based on the BMW CE 04 for urban use.

Related: 2023 BMW R nineT and R 18 100 Years Heritage Editions

BMW CE 04 Vagabund Moto Concept e-Scooter
Ready for a commute through the city or a trip to the beach.

“Everyone defines the mobility of the future in their own individual way,” says Paul Brauchart, founder and managing director of Vagabund Moto GmbH. “With the BMW CE 04 Vagabund Moto Concept, we now present our own idea of a stylish and multifunctional urban e-scooter that shows just how mobility needs are as individual as each personality. We haven’t reinvented the wheel, but we have taken a new look at function. We call it drawing on the synergies between functionality and aesthetics in a way that is suitable for everyday use.”

Related: BMW Announces Updates to Select 2023 Models

Accordingly, this made-in-Austria custom e-scooter not only has a particularly attractive color scheme in white, dark green, beige, and black, it also features various functional elements created in a fresh, modern design style and focusing on a youthful target group. For example, a friendly smiley face not only provides a fascinating visual accentuation on the front wheel hub, it also appears on the glass of the indicator lights. What has remained, however, is the impressive technical concept of the BMW CE 04 with key data such as 31 kW (42 hp) maximum output, dynamic acceleration of 2.6 s from 0 to 50 km/h, a range of 130 km (according to WMTC) and a charging time of just 65 minutes from 0% to 80% – with an optional fast charger at maximum charging current.

BMW CE 04 Vagabund Moto Concept e-Scooter

“With this customizing project, it was very important to us to emphasize the enormous variability of the BMW CE 04. At the same time, it was to be a vehicle that appeals in particular to young, sporty people in an urban environment and still be suitable for every type of customer. The fresh, modern design of the CE 04 is particularly in keeping with its aspiration to a sporty lifestyle,” adds Oliver Balzer, head of BMW Motorrad Austria.

BMW CE 04 Vagabund Moto Concept e-Scooter
A playful smiley face appears on the indicator lights.

In keeping with the motto “Action meets Fashion,” the BMW CE 04 Vagabund Moto Concept was given a functional top case to supplement the standard storage space, along with a surfboard with a transport system integrated in the vehicle – whether for a trip to the sea or to the nearest lake. “The surfboard isn’t just a piece of sports equipment: It’s also a metaphor for a sustainable urban lifestyle. The BMW CE 04 Vagabund Moto Concept combines work, leisure and individual flair, demonstrating that there needs to be no contradiction between any of these areas,” concludes Oliver Balzer.

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