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2024 Indian Roadmaster Elite Review | First Look 

2024 Indian Roadmaster Elite

Indian Motorcycle has added to its high-end Elite lineup with the 2024 Roadmaster Elite. Like other models in this Elite program, the Indian Roadmaster Elite includes premium features and a custom paint scheme, and it’s limited to only 350 units worldwide. 

2024 Indian Roadmaster Elite

The Indian Roadmaster Elite first draws the eye with its dazzling tri-tone Indian Motorcycle Red paint scheme. This paint scheme honors the Indian Motorcycle Red paint first seen in 1904. For 2024, Indian Motorcycle partnered with paint shops Gunslinger Custom Paint in Colorado and Custom Painted Vehicles in Wisconsin to ensure the highest-quality finishes. Each motorcycle will also include an exclusive Elite badging with an individually numbered center console and a silhouette of a 1904 Indian Camelback, the bike that first received the Indian Motorcycle Red paint.  

Related: 2024 Indian Lineup and Brand Collaboration Announced 

“Our Elite models take the incredibly high bar we set for all of our products, and raise it even higher, offering something more exclusive for the rider who wants to make sure their bike is a cut above anything else on the road,” said Aaron Jax, vice president for Indian Motorcycle. “What I love about the new Roadmaster Elite is how we’ve taken the historic Indian Motorcycle Red and given it a tougher, meaner attitude with blacked-out styling.” 

2024 Indian Roadmaster Elite

The tri-tone paint includes Indian Motorcycle Red Candy, Dark Indian Motorcycle Red Candy, and Black Candy, along with handpainted Championship Gold pinstripes, and each bike takes more than 24 hours to complete. 

2024 Indian Roadmaster Elite

“Our design team is always thrilled to work on the Elite models, because we’re essentially given the keys to design our very own custom bike, but instead of just one, hundreds will be available around the world,” said Ola Stenegard, director of product design for Indian Motorcycle. “With each new Elite model, we pull through custom bike trends to create something that’s not only current and relevant, but authentically aligns with the Indian Motorcycle brand and complements each model’s inherent DNA.” 

See all of Rider‘s Indian coverage here.

2024 Indian Roadmaster Elite

Aside from top-notch paint jobs, Indian’s Elite collection also includes premium features and components from the brand. The 2024 Indian Roadmaster Elite will include PowerBand Audio with Bass Boost & UnderGlow, which was introduced in 2023 and delivers 50% louder audio through 12 speakers in the front fairing, saddlebags, and touring trunk. Also included is the Pathfinder Adaptive LED Headlight, which improves visibility by adjusting illumination based on the bike’s lean angle. Pathfinder LED lights can also be found in the bike’s saddlebags to provide better visibility of the bike to other motorists. 

2024 Indian Roadmaster Elite

Other premium details on the 2024 Indian Roadmaster Elite include a gloss black painted dash, polished driver and passenger Indian headdress floorboards, a color-matched stitched heated and cooled seat, a tinted flare windshield, passenger arm rests, backlit switch cubes, and 10-spoke precision machined wheels. 

2024 Indian Roadmaster Elite

The 2024 Indian Roadmaster Elite will have an MSRP of $41,999 and will begin arriving in dealerships this spring. Find more information at the Indian Motorcycle website

2024 Indian Roadmaster Elite

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2024 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Lineup Review | First Look

2024 Harley-Davison CVO Road Glide ST
2024 Harley-Davison CVO Road Glide ST in Golden White Pearl

Under the banner “Dawn of a New Era,” the Motor Company made a global announcement today about new models added to the 2024 Harley-Davidson lineup. This year marks the 25th anniversary of H-D’s Custom Vehicle Operations division, and in addition to the CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide announced last June, the Motor Company will offer a CVO Road Glide ST and a CVO Pan America adventure bike. Harley-Davidson’s popular Street Glide and Road Glide baggers have also been updated.

Related: 2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide and Road Glide Review | First Ride

2024 Harley-Davison CVO Pan America
2024 Harley-Davison CVO Pan America

Street Glide and Road Glide | 2024 Harley-Davidson

2024 Harley-Davison Road Glide
2024 Harley-Davison Road Glide

Two of Harley-Davidson’s best-selling bagger models – the Street Glide and the Road Glide – now feature more streamlined bodywork first seen on their CVO counterparts. Both are powered by a Milwaukee-Eight 117 V-Twins with a revised cooling system, and new for 2024 are selectable ride modes: Road, Sport, Rain, and Custom.

2024 Harley-Davison Street Glide
2024 Harley-Davison Street Glide

Convenience and comfort have also been improved with an upgraded infotainment available through a new 12.3-inch TFT color display, additional rear suspension travel, and a revised seat.

2024 Harley-Davison Street Glide
2024 Harley-Davison Street Glide
2024 Harley-Davison Road Glide
2024 Harley-Davison Road Glide

CVO Road Glide ST | 2024 Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson says the new CVO Road Glide ST is the company’s “quickest, fastest, and most sophisticated performance bagger.” The West Coast-style bagger is powered by the Milwaukee-Eight 121 High Output V-Twin, an engine exclusive to this model that churns out 127 hp and 145 lb-ft of asphalt-buckling torque. Selectable ride modes include Road, Sport, Track, Track Plus, Rain, and multiple Custom modes.

2024 Harley-Davison CVO Road Glide ST
2024 Harley-Davison CVO Road Glide ST in Raven Metallic

Lightweight materials, including mufflers with titanium shells, an oil pan made of composite, and forged carbon fiber used in the muffler end caps, front fender, seat cowl, and tank console, along with revised wheels and wave-style front brake rotors, help keep dry weight to 800 lb, 25 lb less than the CVO Road Glide.

The CVO Road Glide ST is equipped with fully adjustable Showa suspension, with an inverted 47mm 1×1 fork and dual rear shocks with remote reservoirs, and Brembo braking components.

A full suite of infotainment is powered by Skyline OS, and a large color touchscreen replaces all analog instrumentation and most switches. Premium audio includes a 500-watt amplifier and Rockford Fosgate Stage II 6.5-inch fairing speakers.

The CVO Road Glide ST will be available in two paint schemes: Golden White Pearl or Raven Metallic. In addition to CVO 25th Anniversary graphics, a Screamin’ Eagle graphic on the fairing sides and fuel tank is inspired by the Screamin’ Eagle Harley-Davidson Factory motorcycles raced in the MotoAmerica King Of The Baggers series.

CVO Pan America | 2024 Harley-Davidson

2024 Harley-Davison CVO Pan America
2024 Harley-Davison CVO Pan America

Harley-Davidson’s Pan America has been one of the best-selling adventure bikes in the U.S. since its debut in 2021. The new CVO Pan America retains all the features of the Pan America 1250 Special, including the Revolution Max 1250 engine with multiple ride modes, semi-active suspension, and more.

Related: Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 Special Review | First Ride

The CVO Pan America model is outfitted with adventure-ready accessories including Adaptive Ride Height suspension, aluminum top and side cases, a Screamin’ Eagle quickshifter, tubeless laced wheels, auxiliary LED forward lighting, and an aluminum skid plate. It also comes in a unique black, red, and white paint scheme with a Harley-Davidson “1” logo on the tank.

Find more details at the Harley-Davidson website.

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2024 Indian Lineup and Brand Collaboration Announced

2024 Indian Lineup Indian Challenger Elite

Indian Motorcycle has announced its 2024 model year lineup, as well as a brand collaboration with the popular American motocross brand 100%. As part of this collaboration, Indian is releasing a limited-edition FTR x 100% R Carbon. Other highlights of the 2024 Indian lineup include a new Indian Challenger Elite, a completely redesigned PowerBand Audio system, and color updates across the entire line.  

“It’s amazing to think how far we’ve come in developing and expanding our lineup of motorcycles, delivering a wide range of new models and trim offerings in a variety of styles to meet the diverse tastes and needs of our global riding community,” said Mike Dougherty, president of Indian Motorcycle. “We’ve received incredible rider feedback and continue to refine, enhance, and fine-tune our lineup and accessories based off this feedback.”    

See all of Rider’s Indian coverage here. 

2024 Indian Challenger Elite   

2024 Indian Lineup Indian Challenger Elite

Indian’s newest addition to its Elite line, first introduced with the 2018 Chieftain Elite, is the 2024 Indian Challenger Elite. Like other bikes in the Elite lineup, the Challenger Elite will be limited in production – only 325 units available worldwide – and feature premium options.  

Related: 2023 Indian Pursuit Elite and Chieftain Elite | First Look Review 

The first Challenger Elite, limited to 200 units, came out for 2022 and featured Stealth Gray and Black Metallic paint with Indy Red accents, inspired by American muscle cars. For the 2023 model year, Indian offered 150 units of the Challenger Elite in Sapphire Blue Smoke Paint with Black Smoke and Titanium Metallic Smoke accents. The 2024 Challenger Elite will feature a custom-inspired Charcoal Candy paint scheme starting at $38,499. 

The Challenger Elite is still powered by the liquid-cooled PowerPlus 108ci V-Twin making a claimed 122 hp and 128 ft-lb of torque. Stopping power comes from Brembo 4-piston radial-mount calipers biting dual 320mm semi-floating discs up front and a 2-piston caliper and 298mm floating disc in the back. ABS is standard. Front suspension is provided by a 43mm inverted telescopic fork that offers 5.1 inches of travel, and in the back is a Fox monoshock with 4.5 inches of travel and electronically adjustable preload. 

2024 Indian Lineup Indian Challenger Elite

Other premium features include Smart Lean Technology, an adaptive LED headlight, LED driving lights, an adjustable flare windscreen, rider and passenger Headdress footboards, heated grips, saddlebag lights, saddlebag closeouts, an all-new, custom-stitched seat for all-day riding comfort, and three selectable ride modes: Tour, Standard, and Sport. 

Related: 2020 Indian Challenger Limited | Road Test Review

2024 Indian Lineup Indian Challenger Elite

The 2024 Challenger Elite also comes standard with Indian Motorcycle’s all-new PowerBand Audio system completely redesigned for Indian baggers and touring models. The next-generation of the system features powerful sound, all-new styling, and factory-backed quality. 

The system features four 100-watt speakers, two fairing speakers, and two saddlebag speakers. Each speaker touts UnderGlow lighting, which uses soft-white LED rings to accent speakers that are further highlighted by a chiseled, modern look with titanium-plated domes.  

2024 Indian Lineup Indian Challenger Elite

The speakers deliver an increase in volume and clarity over the standard 50-watt speakers, and the system’s new Bass Boost Tune makes the music come alive with deeper bass responses, which result in 50% more bass when compared to previous PowerBand Audio offerings, according to Indian. New Dynamic EQ auto-optimizes for the highest quality audio as speed and conditions change. Speakers are durable, water-resistant, and designed to “cut through road, wind, and throttle noise to deliver an immersive listening experience.”  

2024 Indian Lineup Indian Challenger Elite

Select Indian Motorcycle baggers and touring models will be available straight off the dealership floor with PowerBand Audio pre-installed at the factory. The new PowerBand Audio system is also compatible with 2020-2024 models with seamless installation – no wire cutting, extra amps, or brackets are required.  

Once installed, the bike’s 7-inch touchscreen display, powered by Ride Command, automatically recognizes PowerBand Audio speakers and immediately upgrades the bike’s audio menu, and riders receive a nine-band equalizer to fully customize settings and dial-in levels for any music genre. The Power Supply Temperature Protection actively monitors circuit temperature and adjusts to prevent internal damage or system shutdown in extreme heat conditions. The rugged design is water-resistant with an Ultra Coat sealing that provides protection from water, dirt, and debris. PowerBand Audio is designed and engineered in the U.S. and is backed by the factory warranty.  

2024 Indian Lineup PowerBand Audio system

Riders can take their audio system up to 800 watts, including 200 watts in the upper fairing, 200 watts in the lower fairings, 200 watts in the saddlebags, and 200 watts in the touring trunk. Riders can also update their PowerBand Audio system in their 2020-2023 baggers and touring models with the Bass Boost Tune software upgrade at their local dealership. All 2024 motorcycles will come standard with the Bass Boost Tune, which will automatically come alive once PowerBand Audio speakers are installed.  

FTR x 100% R Carbon  

Indian Motorcycle said the intent of the brand collaboration with 100% is to celebrate riders who dare to carve their own path.

2024 Indian Lineup FTR x 100% R Carbon

“With 100% linked to iconic moments that have built today’s modern motocross and Indian Motorcycle’s celebrated 123-year history in motorcycling,” Indian reps said, “these two American brands have helped shape the rich fabric of motorcycling with their respective trailblazing spirts.”   

Pulling styling cues from 100%’s roots in action sports, the FTR x 100% R Carbon has been designed for the performance-minded rider who wants to stand out from the crowd. The bike features a Blue Candy carbon fiber tank, headlight nacelle, seat cowl, and front fender. It has a bright white powdercoated frame, with gloss paint finishes and red accents throughout.  

2024 Indian Lineup FTR x 100% R Carbon

Built on Indian’s top-of-the-line FTR model, the R Carbon, the limited-edition FTR x 100% R Carbon is also powered by a liquid-cooled 73ci V-Twin making a claimed 120 hp and 87 ft-lb of torque. It has radially mounted dual-disc Brembo monoblock brakes, a 4-inch touchscreen display powered by Ride Command with turn-by-turn navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, and three selectable ride modes: Rain, Standard, and Sport. 

2024 Indian Lineup FTR x 100% R Carbon

This new limited-edition model features even more upgrades and details that set it apart. Indian Motorcycle and 100% co-branding highlight each tank side, the rear seat cowl, and the chin fairing. The fully adjustable Öhlins fork and rear shock get custom blacked-out treatment for “100% more attitude” and a black-finished titanium Akrapovič exhaust. Carbon fiber components – engine covers, chain guard, and exhaust heat shield – add additional custom detailing, and Gilles Tooling parts, including bar-end weights, and the oil cap and radiator cap, complete the look. 

The FTR x 100% R Carbon will start at $18,999, with only 400 units available around the world. 

2024 Indian Lineup FTR x 100% R Carbon

Riders purchasing the FTR x 100% R Carbon will receive a complimentary pair of Indian Motorcycle x 100% sunglasses, which are part of the exclusive Indian Motorcycle x 100% apparel collection that is being launched alongside the bike. Offering a diverse mix of men’s and women’s lifestyle pieces, the collection includes long- and short-sleeved tops, hoodies, hats, beanies, and sunglasses. The co-branded apparel collection is available in men’s sizes S-3XL and women’s sizes XS-2XL. Pricing for the Indian Motorcycle x 100% apparel collection ranges from $29.99 to $185.00 and will be available at select dealerships and at the Indian Motorcycle website.   

2024 Indian Lineup  

With the exception of the FTR Rally, FTR Championship Edition, and the 2023 Elite models, all of the 2023 Indian lineup will be returning for 2024 with a variety of new paint colors. In addition to the new colors, Indian Motorcycle says it has improved the fit and finish on its baggers and touring models, with a gloss paint finish across the dash visor, storage door, dash trim, and gauge bezel.   

For more information, visit the Indian Motorcycle website.  

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2024 Honda Gold Wing, Rebel, and NC750X Returning Models 

2024 Honda Gold Wing Matte Armor Green Metallic
2024 Honda Gold Wing in Matte Armor Green Metallic

Honda has announced six models returning for 2024, including the Gold Wing family, the Fury, the Rebel family, and the adventure NC750X. These returning models join previously announced 2024 models, including the Ruckus and Metropolitan, the Monkey and Super Cub, the Shadow Phantom, the Shadow Aero, the ADV160, and the XL750 Transalp

The models in this announcement, except for the NC750X, receive new colors for 2024, and the bagger-styled Rebel 1100T will now come in a 6-speed manual transmission version to join last year’s Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) version. 

2024 Honda Gold Wing 

2024 Honda Gold Wing Tour Pearl White
2024 Honda Gold Wing Tour in Pearl White

The ultimate touring motorcycle returns for 2024. Powered by a liquid-cooled 1,833cc opposed 6-cylinder engine with a 7-speed manual transmission or DCT, the Gold Wing family includes touring accommodations and conveniences for the most comfortable long-distance ride available. Technologies include throttle-by-wire, four ride modes, Honda Selectable Torque Control (Tour models only), Hill Start Assist, optimized cruise control, and electronically controlled combined braking system with ABS. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay allow riders to take advantage of the 55-watt speakers, and 121 total liters of storage provide plenty of space for long-haul travel needs. 

2024 Honda Gold Wing Dash
2024 Honda Gold Wing Dash

Related: 2021 Honda Gold Wing Tour DCT | Road Test Review 

The 2024 Honda Gold Wing will arrive in November 2023, and the base model will have an MSRP of $24,700 and come in Matte Armored Green Metallic. The Gold Wing DCT in the same color will be priced at $25,700. The Gold Wing Tour will be $28,700 in Gray Metallic/Black or Pearl White, and the Tour DCT will be $29,700 in the same color. The top-line Gold Wing Tour Airbag DCT will have an MSRP of $33,000 and come in Pearl White. 

2024 Honda Fury 

2024 Honda Fury in Adventure Green
2024 Honda Fury in Adventure Green

The Honda Fury is a chopper-styled cruiser powered by a liquid-cooled 1,312cc V-Twin. The front is raked out to 32 degrees, and the hard-tail styling and low seat height complete the look. It has adjustable front and rear suspension, a 336mm front disc with a twin-piston caliper, and a 296mm disc with single-piston caliper in the rear. ABS comes standard. 

The 2024 Honda Fury will be available in December 2023 in a new Adventure Green color with an MSRP of $11,499. 

2024 Honda Rebel 1100 

2024 Honda Rebel 1100T Matte Armored Green Metallic
2024 Honda Rebel 1100T in Matte Armored Green Metallic

Introduced for 2021, the Rebel 1100 cruiser is the next step up from the popular Rebel 500. It’s powered by a liquid-cooled 1,083cc parallel-Twin with a 6-speed transmission available in either manual or DCT. Last year, the bagger-styled 1100T DCT joined the family with hard saddlebags with a combined 35 liters of storage and a fairing with a short windscreen. For 2024, Honda has added a 1100T with a manual transmission. 

2024 Honda Rebel 1100 DCT Metallic Blue
2024 Honda Rebel 1100 DCT in Metallic Blue

Related: 2021 Honda Rebel 1100 | First Ride Review 

The 2024 Honda Rebel 1100 will arrive in January 2024. The base model with a manual transmission will come in Gray Metallic or Metallic Blue with an MSRP of $9,549. The 1100 DCT will come in the same colors with an MSRP of $10,149. The bagger-styled 1100T with a manual transmission will come in Metallic Black or Matte Armored Green Metallic for $10,699, and the DCT version will come in the same colors for $11,349. 

2024 Honda Rebel 500 

2024 Honda Rebel 500 ABS SE Pearl Smoky Gray
2024 Honda Rebel 500 ABS SE in Pearl Smoky Gray

The Rebel 500 is Honda’s highly popular modern cruiser and is powered by a liquid-cooled 471cc parallel-Twin. It features a peanut fuel tank, LED lighting, and blacked-out engine components. It’s available in standard and ABS versions, as well as the ABS SE version, which includes add-ons like a diamond-stitched seat and a headlight cowl.  

2024 Honda Rebel 500 Matte Laurel Green Metallic
2024 Honda Rebel 500 in Matte Laurel Green Metallic

Related: 2020 Honda Rebel 500 ABS | Road Test Review 

The 2024 Honda Rebel 500 will be available in January 2024 in Matte Laurel Green or Pearl Black. The standard model will have an MSRP of $6,499, and the ABS will be priced at $6,799. The Rebel 500 ABS SE will come in Pearl Smoky Gray with an MSRP of $6,999. 

2024 Honda Rebel 300 

2024 Honda Rebel 300 Nitric Orange
2024 Honda Rebel 300 in Nitric Orange

The Rebel 300 is Honda’s most approachable and affordable cruiser. With a low seat height, comfortable ergonomics, and predictable power delivery, the Rebel 300 is designed to provide new riders with confidence and fun without breaking the bank. It’s powered by a liquid-cooled 286cc Single and, like the Rebel 500 and 1100, includes a peanut fuel tank, blacked-out components, and LED lighting. 

2024 Honda Rebel 300 Pearl Black
2024 Honda Rebel 300 in Pearl Black

The 2024 Honda Rebel 300 will be available in January 2024 in Pearl Black or Nitric Orange. The standard model will have an MSRP of $4,849, and the ABS version will be priced at $5,149. 

2024 Honda NC750X 

2024 Honda NC750X Matte Nightshade Blue
2024 Honda NC750X in Matte Nightshade Blue

The do-it-all Honda NC750X commuter bike is powered by a liquid-cooled 745cc parallel-Twin and comes standard with DCT. It features an upright riding position and a large front storage compartment. Also included is the Honda Selectable Torque Control, which allows riders to choose between some rear-wheel spin for gravel and dirt or reduced spin. 

Related: 2019 Honda NC750X | Long-Term Report 

The 2024 Honda NC750X will be available in January 2024 in Matte Nightshade Blue with an MSRP of $9,499. 

For more information, visit the American Honda website

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2024 Suzuki V-Strom 800, 800 Touring Review | First Look

2024 Suzuki V-Strom 800

Suzuki Motor USA announced two new V-Strom 800 models. The 2024 V-Strom 800 and 800 Touring models are based on the engine and chassis of the V-Strom 800DE, which was just introduced last year; however, the new models have a more street-oriented focus. Suzuki says the new bikes will appeal to riders looking for a “performance-minded yet versatile middleweight motorcycle with adventure in mind,” adding that they provide comfort and performance for commuting, sport or long-distance touring, and occasional dirt road use.

2024 Suzuki V-Strom 800

Like their slightly older siblings – as well as the Suzuki GSX-8S, also introduced last year – the Suzuki V-Strom 800 and 800 Touring feature the new-generation 776cc parallel-Twin with DOHC and a a 270-degree crankshaft.

The new engine provides smooth and controllable power at low engine speeds as well as a free-revving rush of performance when needed. Both bikes also have throttle-by-wire, a bi-directional quickshifter, and the Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS).

When we reviewed the 2023 Suzuki V-Strom 800DE in Sardinia, Italy, our reviewer wrote that “When a twist of the throttle requests more power, the engine responds with a torquey forward rush, and the Suzuki Cross Balancer system does a great job of quelling any excessive engine vibration.”

Related: 2023 Suzuki V-Strom 800DE | First Ride Review

The V-Strom 800 and 800 Touring have a backbone-style steel frame, steel sub-frame, and an aluminum swingarm. Suspension is provided by a new 43mm Showa SFF-BP (Separate Function Fork – Big Piston) inverted front fork offering 5.9 inches of travel and a gas-charged Showa rear shock with a remote, hand-operated hydraulic spring preload adjuster.

2024 Suzuki V-Strom 800

Stopping power comes from radially mounted Nissin 4-piston calipers grabbing twin 310mm stainless steel discs up front and single-piston caliper with a 260mm disc in the back. ABS is standard and offers two different levels of intervention, which are controlled through the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) along with the Drive Mode Selector and Traction Control System – both of which have three modes – and the Easy Start and Low RPM Assist systems. All of this is accessed through the same 5-inch color TFT LCD instrument panel as the 800DE.

New seven-spoke cast aluminum wheels are shod with a 19-inch front and a 17-inch rear tire. Dunlop’s D614F/D614 tubeless ADV tires were engineered exclusively for the V-Strom 800 and feature a new tread pattern and internal structure for optimal on-road operation plus the ability to explore unpaved roads.

2024 Suzuki V-Strom 800

The V-Strom 800 and 800 Touring have a more approachable 32.5-inch seat height than the 33.7-inch seat height on the 800DE. . Additionally, a lower handlebar position than the 800DE and rubber-covered aluminum footpegs attached to cast aluminum brackets help provide increased comfort on longer rides.

See all of Rider‘s Suzuki coverage here.

The V-Strom 800 Touring includes a 35-liter top case that can hold most full-face helmets and unlock from the motorcycle in seconds. Also, the 800 Touring has standard hand guards to shield the rider’s hands from the elements.

2024 Suzuki V-Strom 800 Touring

A variety of Genuine Suzuki Accessories are available for both bikes, including nylon and aluminum side cases, several top case options, engine guards, a centerstand, low- and high-profile seats, heated hand grips, fog lamps, and more.

2024 Suzuki V-Strom 800 Touring

The 2024 Suzuki V-Strom 800 comes in Metallic Matte Steel Green starting at $9,899, and the V-Strom 800 Touring, which will be available in Spring 2024, will come in Glass Sparkle Black starting at $10,499.

For more information, visit the Suzuki website.

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2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide and Road Glide Review | First Ride 

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide
Large and in charge, the Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide in Whisky Neat boldly takes Harley’s baggers to a new level. (Photos by Brian J. Nelson and Kevin Wing) 

It’s a momentous event when Harley-Davidson reinvents iconic models like the Road Glide and the Street Glide, the most popular motorcycles on American roads. Aside from the shared frames and crankcases of these fraternal twins, pretty much everything else on the new Harley-Davidson CVO Glides has been reimagined. 

With a quick glance, you’ll recognize familiar batwing and sharknose fairings, but a closer look reveals entirely new bodywork. Dig a little deeper, and you’ll find a new motor: the 121-cubic inch Milwaukee-Eight VVT 121 featuring variable valve timing and liquid-cooled cylinder heads.   

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Street Glide
Both Harley-Davidson CVO Glides are available in these two colorways. The orange Whiskey Neat version commands a $6,000 premium over the silver Dark Platinum base version.

Gaze a little longer, and you’ll notice a new inverted fork fitted with new radial-mount Brembo 4-piston calipers and larger brake rotors. You can’t see the shocks behind the restyled saddlebags, but they’re new too. 

It’s the dawn of a new era for the Glides, as this refreshed styling and high-tech motor surely will migrate to Harley’s non-CVO baggers in the next year or two. For now, all this newness will cost a cool $42,999.

Related: 2022 Harley-Davidson Road Glide ST and Street Glide ST | Review

Mo’ Mo From the MoCo   

The centerpiece of the new Harley-Davidson CVO Glides is a Milwaukee-Eight V-Twin, but the VVT 121 takes the M-8 to a higher level with variable valve timing. The system expands the powerband by electronically moving the camshaft through a 20-degree range based on factors like rpm, load, and gear selection, supplying more grunt at low revs while also enabling it to rev more freely up top.  

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Street Glide
Here’s the new big dog of M-8s: the VVT 121 with variable valve timing and liquid-cooled cylinder heads. Coolant is first routed to the rear cylinder that runs hotter than the front. The smoke-tinted heat shield behind the rear cylinder helps keep heat from scorching a rider’s thighs.

Harley’s internal code name for the new engine is “Helix,” and it features much more than just VVT. It uses the same bore size as the 117ci motor but gets additional stroke to add up to 121ci, or 1,977cc.  

(Fun fact: Remember when H-D’s old Big Twins displaced 61ci? Now we’ve got a Harley that has nearly as much displacement in just one cylinder!)  

The Helix gets its intake charge from a 4-liter airbox that’s 50% larger than H-D’s Heavy Breather and combines with a larger throttle body to feed the beast. The mixture is squeezed with a higher compression ratio (11.4:1) and dumps the spent charge into a freer-flowing exhaust that sounds deep and powerful for a stock system.  

Added up, H-D says its new V-Twin produces 9.5% more horsepower and 8% more torque than the Twin-Cooled 117 M-8, churning out 115 hp at 4,500 rpm and 139 lb-ft of torque at 3,000 rpm. Byproducts of this new architecture are increased fuel economy and improved durability thanks to cooler exhaust valves. Additionally, a new shift drum in the transmission makes selecting neutral when stopped easier.  

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide
Powerful sounds are emitted by four speakers and two tailpipes.

Harley-Davidson CVO Cockpit Renovation 

The view from behind the handlebars of the Harley-Davidson CVO Glides has been dramatically freshened and modernized. At center stage is a brilliant 12.3-inch TFT color touchscreen that can be set to display three view options: Cruise, Tour, and Sport. These can be further customized to include the displays of various widgets like tire-pressure monitoring, temperature, fuel range, and more.  

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Street Glide
The new TFT instrument panel is gorgeous, and we love the Street Glide’s clever spring-loaded storage drawer equipped with a USB-C outlet.

If you prefer pushing buttons to touching a screen, the CVOs are blessed with new backlit handlebar switches that have a nice tactile feel and are a welcome upgrade from the previous setup. Cruise control is standard, as are heated grips. Gone is the awkwardly bulky ignition switch behind the handlebar used previously, and an adjustable front brake lever is finally fitted. 

A Rockford Fosgate Stage II audio system provides 500 watts of power for bangin’ road tunes pounded out by two pairs of speakers, one in the fairings and the other in the saddlebags. The instrumentation is compatible with smartphones for wireless connections, and both models feature storage compartments with a USB-C outlet.  

The Harley-Davidson CVO Glides also offer selectable ride modes (Road, Sport, and Rain) that control power delivery, engine braking, cornering ABS, traction control, and hill-hold control. These parameters can be personalized to suit rider preferences by setting up a custom map.  

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide
Speed comes easy with the VVT 121, captured beautifully by ace lensman Brian J. Nelson.

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Both models include fairings with a “floating” windscreen design that’s augmented by an adjustable air-control vane in the center vent to alter airflow to suit riders of various heights. Electric windscreen adjustment isn’t part of the package. Fine-tuning airflow is accomplished by adjustable wind deflectors. The Road Glide gets new versions of “Willie Wings” along the trailing edge of its fairing, while the Street Glide’s deflectors are located on the upper fork legs.  

Weight A Minute 

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide
The Dark Platinum colorway features engine components finished in Gloss Black with Scorched Chrome accents on the engine inserts. The lower rocker boxes, pushrod tubes, and exhaust are finished in Scorched Chrome. 

There’s no getting around the fact that big-inch baggers are heavy, so we’re happy to see Harley making steps to reduce the weight of their bikes. The biggest weight-loss investment is the triple clamp that’s made using a liquid aluminum forging process. It cuts 7 lb from this critical area.  

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Street Glide
New switchgear has a tactile feeling of quality. H-D retained its 2-button turnsignal switches (with one on the right bar) because traditional customers prefer it over the more commonly used single-switch arrangement. The attractive hand grips use rubber inserts on top of a metal sleeve.

Also of note is a purported 4-5 lb of wiring stripped out thanks largely to the all-in-one TFT gauge panel. The fuel tank still holds a generous 6 gallons, but thanks to using thinner-gauge steel, it’s 2 lb lighter. The net result is a Street Glide that weighs 31 lb less, and the Road Glide’s mass is cut 35 lb. Total weight of the SG is 838 lb, while the RG scales in at 862 lb.  

Related: Harley-Davidson Announces 120th Anniversary Editions and Other 2023 Models

Milwaukee’s Finest 

H-D invited us to its home base to ride the new CVOs – the MoCo’s first global press launch since 2019. It was nicely timed, as I had just finished riding a Road Glide to Monterey for the KOTB races three days earlier, so I’d have recent comparative impressions. Side by side with an Indian Challenger, the OE Road Glide felt outclassed in terms of power, plushness, and technology.

We would’ve felt differently if we were aboard the new CVO model.

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Street Glide
Both Harley-Davidson CVO Glides are fitted with this rotatable vane to alter the path of airflow to a rider’s preference.

Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide  

We prefer the cleaner shape of the old RG’s fairing, but we must say this new CVO version looks much better in 3-D than in pictures. The finish detailing is exceptional on both models.  

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide
The trim front fenders on the CVO Glides are borrowed from the existing ST versions. The lower fairing panels on the Road Glide cover up the unsightly coolant filler tube. The Street Glide leaves it exposed.

The buckhorn handlebar on previous RGs is replaced by a tall mini-ape bar that places fists to wind in a flatter arrangement. Full-lock turns required a big reach from my short arms, but the bar can be rotated in its nicely finished upper triple clamp to sit closer to the rider. A heel/toe shifter provides gear-shifting options above the comfy footboards. The rear brake pedal remains located awkwardly high.  

We’re big fans of the 117ci M-8, but that lovable lump gets demoted with this impressive 121 VVT. It has more of everything, pulling harder from down low and revving strongly until its 5,500-rpm redline. It cruises easily at speed, even in lower gears – the motor remained smooth even in 3rd gear at 55 mph with about 3,400 rpm showing on the tach.  

We’re not sure we need electronic engine controls, but we’re pleased when they operate as well as the ones here. For example, the adjustable engine braking is wonderful. I switched it to the lowest setting to yield less pitching when decelerating. Augmented by H-D’s cornering drag torque slip control, the bike felt almost like it has a slipper clutch and allowed me to control my speed with my choice of braking inputs.  

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Street Glide
Everyone loves a clean rear end. Note how the brake lights are incorporated between the shorter but larger saddlebags and the lack of a whip antenna for the radio.

Kudos to the engineers who dialed up a better suspension on these Glides. The 47mm inverted Showa fork gets some credit, even if it has the same 4.6 inches of travel as previous. More effective – and more needed – are new emulsion shocks that offer a significant improvement in suspension plushness. Although they have just 3 inches of travel, it’s a 50% increase over the 2 inches on the harsh-riding RG Special. The CVO shocks have a threaded preload adjustment on the right side, while the left-side features a remote adjuster that fine-tunes preload hydraulically. Rebound damping is also adjustable but requires removing a saddlebag to accomplish.

Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide  

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide
The Whiskey Neat color option is stunning to witness in person. H-D says it requires 10 hours of hand work to accomplish, justifying its princely $6,000 upgrade price.

To our eyes, the Street Glide’s new styling is a homerun, looking familiar but more contemporary. The integration of the turnsignal lamps into the fairing disposes of unsightly signal stalks, and the overall design looks modern without alienating fans of the beloved batwing. 

The handlebar is about a foot lower than on the Road Glide, which helps make the bike feel smaller than the RG. The wind deflector flap below the windscreen proves to be effective at reducing buffeting when it’s tilted upward. Mirrors provide a blurrier rear view than the nice stalk mounts on the RG. On the plus side is the ultra-convenient spring-loaded drawer cubby below the instrumental panel on the SG.  

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Street Glide
The radiator is positioned low on the front of the frame, with its fan directing hot air below the bike and away from a rider. Also seen here are the new radial-mount brake calipers biting on larger rotors to slow intricate spoked wheels that allow tubeless tires.

The Glides feel – and literally are – at home on rural Wisconsin roads, ably swallowing miles as bucolic scenery rolls past. Our route took us past the fabulous Road America racetrack where the KOTB series raced six weeks earlier and then into a delightful little stretch of curvy road nestled in a forest. The bikes feel remarkably planted in the corners and provide the confidence to crank over the baggers until their footboards drag at 32 degrees. Responses from the new braking system improve upon the capable previous setup.

New seats keep riders comfortable, but we’re again perplexed why the passenger seats slope rearward. I sometimes want to leave my wife behind when I go for rides, but not if I start the ride with her behind me.

Glide Guide

These Glides are easily the best ones yet. Their motors have more power at all points on the tach, and their instrumentation is now among the best in the business. Combined with a dramatically smoother suspension, better brakes, and a pleasing new cockpit, these new models up the ante in the bagger segment.

The bagger bar has been raised. 

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide
The base price for either CVO Glide is $42,999. That’s a $1,100 increase over the 2022 CVOs but definitely worth the upgrade.

For more information, visit the Harley-Davidson website.

See all of Rider‘s Harley-Davidson 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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2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide, CVO Road Glide Revealed

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide and CVO Street Glide
Full LED lighting improves nighttime visibility and makes for a cleaner design with integrated turnsignals.

Harley-Davidson has revealed full information about the new models in its premium CVO line, which were first teased in April. The 2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide employ the new Milwaukee-Eight VVT 121 engine, with the VVT referring to a variable valve-timing system.  

More obvious is the new styling of the models, which adds sharper edges to create more contemporary design sensibilities. “Exclusive and dramatic new visual designs present a transformative revision of the Harley-Davidson Grand American Touring platform,” says the MoCo.  

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide and CVO Street Glide
The new CVO Street Glide and Road Glide have received comprehensive styling updates yet still remain familiar.

Keep in mind that the bikes’ new styling will surely migrate to non-CVO models, featuring fairings with integrated venting and LED signature lighting with integrated turnsignals. Additional design elements include a trimmed front fender, saddlebags with a three-dimensional shape to blend in with the fairings, and new fuel tanks with side bevels.

New Combo Cast Laced wheels have a black machine-cut cast-aluminum rim and laced spokes for a unique appearance, a design that enables TPMS (tire-pressure monitoring system) on a laced wheel.

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide
The CVO Street Glide’s fairing features a new “floating” windshield, an integrated splitstream vent, and turnsignals integrated into the fairing.

Related: Harley-Davidson Announces 120th Anniversary Editions and Other 2023 Models

The new fairings feature a “floating” windscreen design that is said to improve aerodynamics and rider comfort, augmented by adjustable air-control vanes in the center vent. H-D reports that helmet buffeting is reduced by an average of 60% in wind-tunnel testing compared to previous models.  

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide
The CVO Street Glide’s new fairing combines with TFT instrumentation, more power, additional suspension travel, and new Brembo brakes for the Glide platform.

“With the all-new CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models, our mission is to advance every aspect of the Grand American Touring motorcycling experience,” said Jochen Zeitz, chairman, president, and CEO of Harley-Davidson. “These models set a new standard for Harley-Davidson performance, technology, and style, accelerating the evolution of the world’s most desirable motorcycle brand.” 

Power-To-Weight 

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide and CVO Street Glide
The new 121ci Milwaukee-Eight VVT engine provides a boost in power over the 117ci engine on previous CVO models.

The new 121-cubic inch Milwaukee-Eight VVT 121 ramps up power and reliability, featuring liquid-cooled cylinder heads, variable valve timing, a new intake tract, a higher compression ratio, and a freer-flowing exhaust system. The 1,977cc V-Twin boasts 9.5% more horsepower (115 hp at 4,500 rpm) and 8% more torque (139 lb-ft at 3,000 rpm) than the previous Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 117 engine.

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide

Variable valve timing helps expand the engine’s powerband by advancing or retarding camshaft timing over a range of 40 degrees of crankshaft rotation, which also improves fuel economy by up to 5%. Redesigned 4-valve cylinder heads incorporate new channels for coolant flow around the exhaust valve areas using an electric pump to circulate coolant to a heat exchanger (radiator) located low on the front of the frame. A new 4-liter airbox offers a 50% improvement over the former Heavy Breather intake and combines with a larger throttle body to improve power. The transmission is upgraded with a new shift drum that supposedly makes it easier to select neutral.  

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide and CVO Street Glide

Related: Harley-Davidson Introduces Screamin’ Eagle 135 Stage IV Crate Engine 

The CVOs also offer selectable ride modes (Road, Sport, and Rain) that electronically control power delivery, engine braking, Cornering-Antilock Braking System (C-ABS), and Cornering-Traction Control System (C-TCS) settings. 

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide
Bigger exhaust pipes and a larger intake system helps the new engine breathe and make more power.

All baggers are heavy, so it’s nice to see the new Glides have trimmed some fat. Dry weight of the Street Glide has been cut by 31 lb, while the Road Glide is 35 lb lighter. New triple clamps use a liquid aluminum forging process that reduces weight by about 7 lb, and the 6.0-gallon fuel tank is formed from lighter-gauge steel. 

Rolling Stock 

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide and CVO Street Glide
Radially mounted 4-piston Brembo calipers up front are another upgrade the 2023 CVOs have over past CVO models.

The new CVOs use Showa suspension components that “promote confident handling and provide a dramatic improvement in rider comfort compared to previous CVO models,” with rear suspension travel increased by 50% to 3.0 inches, and a new remote hydraulic preload-adjustment knob is located forward of the left saddlebag.  

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide

Braking performance should be significantly improved with the adoption of radially mounted 4-piston Brembo calipers up front.  

Infotainment 

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide
The new 12.3-inch TFT display offers three view options, Apple and Android connectivity, and plenty of other features.

The Glides receive new instrumentation with a 12.3-inch TFT color touchscreen replacing the former bikes’ analog instruments and most switches, providing 400% greater screen area. Powered by H-D’s new Skyline OS, the display is customizable within three view options and is compatible with Apple and Android devices. 

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide and CVO Street Glide

A high-performance audio system features four Rockford Fosgate Stage II speakers that are powered by a new 500-watt amplifier. Wi-Fi connectivity enables wireless connection to a rider’s device, and a Bluetooth receiver for wireless headsets is built into the system. Both models feature expanded media storage compartments with a USB-C connection point. Heated grips are now standard and can be adjusted through the infotainment display or on the grips.  

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide and CVO Street Glide
Harley’s CVO line includes premium features for added rider comfort, like heated grips controlled through the TFT display or on the grips themselves.

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide 

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide
2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide in Whiskey Neat/Raven Metallic.

The Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide’s iconic batwing fairing gets a thorough overhaul, updated to present a faster overall look with the splitstream vent now fully integrated into the design and pronounced undercuts beneath the LED headlamp. Amber LED turnsignals are seamlessly integrated into the left and right lamp elements, cleaning up the overall appearance. A shutdown sequence keeps the signature lighting illuminated for 10 seconds after the vehicle is turned off for a dramatic curbside effect. 

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide 

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide
2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide in Standard Dark Platinum.

The Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide’s distinctive sharknose fairing gets updated for a more modern appearance, “with more surface tension and the definition of a well-trained athlete.” The trailing edge of the fairing now better matches the shape of the fuel tank. The horizontal LED headlamp appears to have twin elements, mimicking the styling of previous RGs. Amber turnsignal lamps are integrated within the outer portions of the signature lighting, eliminating the previous bullet turnsignals. 

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide

The Road Glide now has a wider handlebar with a flatter bend, which purportedly puts the rider’s hands in a more natural position for long-haul riding and enables 27 degrees of adjustability. 

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide and CVO Street Glide

Both Glides feature a redesigned seat shape and padding materials to offer improvement in long-range comfort. The seats (at 26.7 inches when laden) are shaped to rotate the rider’s hips to a neutral position relative to the spine, said to reduce fatigue on a rider’s back and neck.  

Options 

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide
2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide in Standard Dark Platinum.

Both the Glides will be offered in two finish options. The Standard Dark Platinum finish uses Bright Smoked Satin pinstriping with color-matched inner fairing panels. Engine components are Gloss Black with Scorched Chrome accents on the engine inserts. The lower rocker boxes, pushrod tubes, and exhaust are finished in Scorched Chrome.  

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide
2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide in Whiskey Neat/Raven Metallic.

An optional upgrade is the Whiskey Neat/Raven Metallic two-tone with color-matched inner fairing, a paint process applied by hand. Raven Metallic panels are laid over the deep orange Whiskey Neat base, with airbrush accents and a bright orange pinstripe at the color break. The engine and air cleaner are finished in Gloss Black with orange accents on the engine inserts. The lower rocker boxes and pushrod tube collars are painted Whiskey Neat. Pushrod tubes and exhaust are chrome. Adversary Collection accessories feature a Black and Orange double anodized finish. 

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide
The shape of things to come for Harley-Davidson’s Street Glide.

The CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models will make a U.S. public debut in Milwaukee during the Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival, July 13-16, 2023. Both models will reach authorized Harley-Davidson dealer showrooms globally in mid-July with an MSRP of $42,999. 

View all of Rider‘s Harley-Davidson coverage here.

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2024 BMW R 18 Roctane | First Look Review

2024 BMW R 18 Roctane

BMW Motorrad has announced details on the 2024 BMW R 18 Roctane, the fifth member of the R 18 family and a bike the company calls “a cruiser, a bagger, and everything in between.” 

The Roctane joins the R 18, R 18 Classic, R 18 B, and R 18 Transcontinental but borrows styling cues from other past BMW models, such as the 1936 BMW R 5, where the iconic air/oil-cooled Boxer engine is the epicenter of the “streamliner” design. Other key design features drawn from the past include the double-loop frame, exposed drive shaft, and rigid-style rear. 

What Makes the BMW R 18 Roctane Rock? 

The heart of the new BMW R 18 Roctane is the 1,802cc “Big Boxer” opposed Twin, mated to a 6-speed transmission and a single-plate dry slipper clutch and a nickel-plated driveshaft.

When we put the 2021 BMW R 18 on Jett Tuning’s dyno, it sent 80 horsepower at 4,500 rpm and 109 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheel at 2,900 rpm. 

2024 BMW R 18 Roctane

The new R 18 Roctane can be equipped with optional Reverse Assist and Hill Start Control, and the bike comes standard with keyless start and the same three ride modes R 18 riders are familiar with: Rain, Roll, and Rock, with distinct throttle maps and settings for Automatic Stability Control and Engine Drag Control in each mode. 

Related: 2021 BMW R 18 Classic | Tour Test Review 

The R 18 Roctane stands apart from its siblings with a blacked-out engine and drivetrain and a Dark Chrome exhaust system. The larger 21-inch front and 18-inch rear alloy wheels, combined with the mid-rise, black-coated handlebar give the Roctane what BMW calls “a more purposeful look.” 

2024 BMW R 18 Roctane

The 3.5-inch-wide front wheel is shod with a 120/70 B21 tire, while a 180/55 B18 tire wraps around the 5.5-inch rear wheel. The 21-inch front wheel extends the trail to 7.3 inches on the R 18 Roctane (vs. 5.9 inches on the standard R 18) for better straight-line stability. 

Braking comes from 4-piston fixed calipers biting dual 300mm discs up front and a single 300mm disc in the rear, and BMW Motorrad Integral ABS is standard. The R 18 Roctane has a 49mm telescopic fork and a central rear shock with travel-dependent damping and adjustable spring preload, providing the same 4.7-inch/3.5-inch front/rear travel as the R 18. 

2024 BMW R 18 Roctane

Related: 2022 BMW R 18 Transcontinental | Road Test Review 

Also inspired by the 1936 BMW R 5 – and almost all BMW motorcycles until the early 1970s – the R 18 Roctane’s round instrument cluster is integrated into the metal LED headlight housing and includes information such as engine rpm, gear indicator, status inquiry, and trip computer details. An adaptive headlight is still optional and works by activating separate LED elements in the main headlight depending on the lean angle. 

2024 BMW R 18 Roctane

The R 18 Roctane features a slim two-level seat that tapers towards the rear, with rear passenger straps, and is equipped with footboards and a heel-toe shifter. The 28.3-inch seat height puts the R 18 Roctane an inch higher than the standard R 18 but right about on par with the R 18 B.  

2024 BMW R 18 Roctane

The R 18 Roctane is also equipped with body-color painted saddlebags with integrated LED taillights. They offer 27 liters of storage capacity on each side and optional removable liners are available. The “filler stripes” that cover the space between the bags and the bike can be selected from the available accessories. The original BMW Motorrad Accessories range also offers soft luggage options such as the rear bag or frame bag made of waxed canvas with leather trim. 

2024 BMW R 18 Roctane

The bike has a 4.2-gal fuel tank and a claimed wet weight of 825 lb. 

The 2024 BMW R 18 Roctane will come in Black Storm Metallic, Mineral Grey Metallic Matte, and Manhattan Metallic Matte starting at $18,695. It’s expected to launch in the third quarter of 2023, but Rider will be heading to Germany in late May for a first ride, so we’ll share our impressions soon. 

2024 BMW R 18 Roctane

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2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide | First Look Review

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide CVO Street Glide

Big news out of Harley-Davidson today with the release of two new Harley-Davidson CVO models that feature significant styling updates for the popular Street Glide and Road Glide models. Just as significant, if not more so, is the debut of a new 121ci Milwaukee-Eight motor that includes a new variable-valve-timing system.  

H-D’s premium CVO line regularly features new components that eventually make their way into the MoCo’s regular product portfolio. These mid-2023 models will have their public reveal at the Harley-Davidson Homecoming extravaganza in July.  

Related: Harley-Davidson Announces 120th Anniversary Editions and Other 2023 Models

“With the introduction of the all-new CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide, we’ve completely reimagined two of Harley-Davidson’s most iconic motorcycles and redefined the boundaries of CVO in the process,” said Jochen Zeitz, Chairman, President and CEO of Harley-Davidson. 

Full details of the new bikes won’t be released until their official premiere on June 7, but here’s what we know so far.  

The Street Glide’s iconic batwing fairing has been resculpted into an edgier design, with an undercut headlight panel that vaguely resembles the LiveWire One. The windscreen is laid back for a faster profile, and it’s likely that it now includes electric adjustability. Turnsignals are now integrated into the fairing rather than using unsightly external signals.  

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide
2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide

The Road Glide’s sharknose fairing also receives a freshened treatment with added creases in its design to create a more modern look. The LED headlamp has been styled to emulate the twin headlights of earlier designs, and turnsignal lamps are integrated within the outer portions of the fairing. An electric adjustment for the windshield is also probable here. 

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide
2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide

“These all-new designs bring a cohesive and dynamic flow from the front fenders to the saddlebags,” said Brad Richards, Harley-Davidson Vice President of Design and Creative Director. “Achieving a greater degree of visual change than any generation prior, the design of these CVO models are revolutionary takes on the historical art of evolution. Like all Harley-Davidson motorcycles, these new models are meant to instill a sense of timeless desire.” 

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Both models feature a new inverted fork and Brembo radial-mount brake calipers, along with a new wire-spoke wheel design that will allow for tubeless tires. Two paint/finish options will be available, but we’ve only seen the gray colorway in these photos. New infotainment systems are also teased but not seen. We expect a large TFT screen, perhaps around 10 inches, to navigate the controls and settings. A 6-axis IMU will likely be included to inform electronic rider aids like cornering ABS and traction control.  

The most interesting item in these new CVOs is the new Milwaukee-Eight VVT 121 engine, a step up in displacement from the 117ci power units that were once the exclusive domain of CVOs but have now migrated to regular Harleys. H-D has thus far provided no details about the new V-Twin, but certification filings in Australia reveal that it displaces 1,923cc and has a peak output of 103 hp. Its variable valve timing is intended to broaden the motor’s range of power to pull strongly from down low and also rev out on top. It may also serve as a way to extend the life of the air-cooled V-Twins in the face of stricter emissions regulations. 

“By rethinking these two models from the ground up,” Zeitz added, “we are ushering in a new era of innovation, design, engineering, and technology, while expanding the definition of Harley-Davidson CVO and taking the Grand American Touring experience to another level. The new CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide break the mold and reset the bar for the pinnacle Harley-Davidson riding experience.”  

Pricing for the new CVOs has yet to be announced, but they’ll surely carry MSRPs higher than the $42,000 of last year’s CVO Street/Road Glides.  

Further details will be announced on June 7, 2023. For more information, visit the Harley-Davidson website.  

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