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 also include 2025 teasers 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.
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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 Aprilia RS 457
The all-new 2024 Aprilia RS 457 is inspired by the RS 660 and features a liquid-cooled parallel-Twin. The engine is presumably 457cc, but specifics have yet to be released by the company; however, Aprilia is claiming the DOHC, 4-valves-per-cylinder engine cranks out 47 hp and has a dry weight of 350 lb.
The Aprilia RS 457 is equipped with throttle-by-wire, three ride modes, and a 41mm fork with 4.7 inches of travel and a rear shock with 5.1 inches of travel. Stopping power comes from a single radial-mount 4-piston caliper pinching a 320mm disc up front and a 1-piston caliper pinching a 220mm disc out back and standard dual-mode ABS. An up/down quickshifter is available as an accessory.
MSRP for the 2024 Aprilia RS 457 is $6,799 and bikes are expected to arrive at dealerships in the spring.
2024 BMW CE 02
Aimed at a younger generation of city dwellers, the 2024 BMW CE 02 is somewhere in between an electric bike and an electric scooter. 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. 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. It has two ride modes, 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 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.
2024 BMW F 900 GS & GS Adventure
The 2024 BMW F 900 GS and GS Adventure bikes feature the parallel-Twin introduced in 2018 for the F 850 GS, but it has been bumped up from 853cc to 895cc, features a 270/450 degree firing interval, and makes a claimed 105 hp. The updated GS models offer Rain and Road ride modes as standard – along with Dynamic Traction Control DTC, cornering-optimized ABS Pro, and the dynamic brake light – and the optional “Pro” ride modes.
The bikes come with an adjustable gearshift lever as standard, and the F 900 GS features a new foot brake lever in a higher position than its F 850 GS predecessor, as well as lower footpegs and a higher handlebar. Through various redesigns, the F 900 GS is also nearly 19 lb lighter than its predecessor.
The BMW F 900 GS comes in Base Black Storm Metallic / Mineral Grey Matte Metallic, Style Passion, or Style GS Trophy starting at $13,495. The BMW F 900 GS Adventure comes in Black Storm Metallic or Style Ride Pro for $14,195.
2024 BMW F 800 GS
The 2024 BMW F 800 GS features the parallel-Twin introduced in 2018 for the F 850 GS, but it has been bumped up from 853cc to 895cc and features a 270/450 degree firing interval. The updated F 800 GS offers Rain and Road ride modes as standard – along with Dynamic Traction Control DTC, cornering-optimized ABS Pro, and the dynamic brake light – and the optional “Pro” ride modes.
The bike comes with an adjustable gearshift lever as standard, as well as full LED lighting. A 6.5-inch TFT display replaces the previous analog display.
The BMW F 800 GS comes in Light White, Style Sport, or Style Triple Black starting at $10,495.
2024 BMW M 1000 XR
The latest addition to BMW Motorrad’s “M” lineup is 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. The 2024 BMW M 1000 XR comes in Light White or Blackstorm Metallic starting at $24,990.
2024 BMW R 12
The new cruiser-styled 2024 BMW R 12, one of two bikes replacing the outgoing R nineT (along with the R 12 nineT; see below), features the same air/oil-cooled 1,170cc flat-opposed Twin with DOHC found in the R nineT. Different from the R nineT, the R 12 gets a new airbox that is now integrated under the seat and new twin pipe exhaust system. It also has a new one-piece trellis steel main frame to replace the previous two-piece frame. The R 12 has two ride modes (Roll and Rock), dual front disc brakes, and a Paralever rear suspension setup. BMW Motorrad ABS Pro comes standard.
The BMW R 12 will come in Blackstorm Metallic, Aventurine Red Metallic, and Option 719 colors. Pricing has not yet been announced.
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.
2024 BMW R 1300 GS
The 2024 BMW R 1300 GS is the next generation of BMW Motorrad’s top-selling model. Displacement of its signature opposed boxer Twin has increased from 1,254cc to 1,300cc, and it now makes a claimed 145 hp and 110 lb-ft of torque, up from 136 hp and 105 lb-ft on the R 1250 GS. The R 1300 GS is also 26 lb lighter than its predecessor.
Other changes include the relocation of the 6-speed gearbox under the engine, as well as a revision of the entire chassis. The former tubular-steel bridge main frame has been replaced by a new steel sheet metal main frame, and in place of the tubular-steel subframe is a die-cast aluminum unit. Suspension consists of the new front Evo Telelever and rear Evo Paralever, and the optional Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) has been updated as well.
In terms of styling, the 2024 BMW R 1300 GS has replaced the signature asymmetrical headlight with a new centralized LED headlight surrounded by an X-shaped matrix of four LED running lights, and it has a sharper beak, a flatter tank, and a slimmer tailsection. The bike has three wheel options, all in 19×3.0-inch front and 17×4.5-inch rear sizes. In addition to the standard R 1300 GS model, several variants will be available starting at $18,895.
2024 BMW R 18 Roctane
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.
2024 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).
2024 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.
2024 Can-Am Spyder F3 and RT
At the 2023 Club BRP event, the parent company of Can-Am announced that all new Can-Am Spyder F3 and RT models will be equipped with a new 10.25-inch color touchscreen with Apple CarPlay. All F3 models will also receive updated LED headlights, with specific F3 models receiving other styling and color updates. The Spyder RT Sea-to-Sky, Can-Am’s top-of-the-line luxury touring model, will also receive updates to its color scheme.
2024 CFMOTO 450NK
The 2024 CFMOTO 450NK naked sportbike joins the previously released 450SS and features the same liquid-cooled 449cc parallel-Twin with DOHC and 4 valves per cylinder and a 270 crank, all working together for a claimed 50 hp at 9,500 rpm and 28.8 lb-ft of torque at 7,600 rpm and mated to a 6-speed gearbox and slip/assist clutch. Both bikes also share the same suspension and braking specs (although the 450NK uses J.Juan components). Compared to its stablemate, the 450NK comes in with a slightly longer wheelbase (53.9 inches), a slightly higher seat height (31.3 inches), and at a trim 364 lb, it’s 6 pounds lighter than the SS.
The 2024 CFMOTO 450NK comes in Nebula White and Zephyr Blue starting at $5,399.
2024 CFMOTO 800NK
Another new naked sportbike in the CFMOTO lineup, the 2024 CFMOTO 800NK is built on the same platform as the CFMOTO Ibex 800 T and Ibex 800 S, with a liquid-cooled 799cc parallel-Twin with DOHC and 4 valves per cylinder that makes a claimed 100 hp at 9,500 rpm and 60 lb-ft of torque at 8,000 rpm. All three models have a 6-speed gearbox, throttle-by-wire, and a slip/assist clutch, but the 800NK adds a Street ride mode in addition to the Sport and Rain modes found on the Ibex 800 models.
The 800NK has fully adjustable KYB suspension and the same J.Juan components as its stablemates, with radial-mount 4-piston calipers biting dual 320mm discs up front and a 2-piston floating caliper pinching a single 260mm disc in the rear. ABS is standard. Seat height is 31.5 inches, and with a 4-gal. fuel tank, the bike comes in with a curb weight of 417 lb.
The 2024 CFMOTO 800NK will come in Nebula Black or Zircon White starting at $8,499.
2024 CFMOTO Papio CL and Papio SS
Formerly just the one model, the 2024 CFMOTO Papio CL and Papio SS are designed to appeal to different types of buyers. CFMOTO says the CL has “scrambler roots” and is more geared toward playing the dirt, while the SS has a retro racing look. Both bikes feature an air-cooled fuel-injected 126cc Single making 9.4 hp, but the peak comes a little sooner than the 2023 model (8,250 rpm vs. 8,500), and the torque is slightly higher at 6.8 lb-ft compared to 6.5 lb-ft on the 2023 model. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox, which is a unique feature in this segment.
Both bikes ride on the same suspension and braking as their predecessor, and they both ride on 12-inch three-spoke aluminum alloy wheels, with the CL tires sporting a more chunky tread pattern than the SS. The CL also has a higher handlebar and lower footpegs to suit its purpose, while the SS has clip-on handlebars, a quarter fairing, and a lower belly pan.
The 2024 Papio CL comes in Nebula Black or Galaxy Grey starting at $3,299, and the Papio SS comes in Magma Red, Nebula White, or Moss Green, also at $3,299.
2024 Ducati Hypermotard 698 Mono
The 2024 Ducati Hypermotard 698 Mono is the first Ducati in nearly 30 years to feature a single-cylinder engine, called the Superquadro Mono, a 659cc Single with a claimed max power of 77.5 hp at 9,750 rpm. Derived from one cylinder of the Superquadro V-Twin found in the 1299 Panigale, the Superquardo Mono inherits the Superquadro V-Twin’s combustion chamber, titanium intake and steel exhaust valves, and Ducati’s Desmodromic valve timing.
The Hypermotard 698 Mono has a tall seat height of 35.6 inches for its flat seat covered in grip fabric. The bike has a fully adjustable inverted 45mm Marzocchi fork paired with a fully adjustable Sachs monoshock. Providing braking power is a Brembo M4.32 4-piston radial-mount caliper biting a 330mm front brake disc and a 240mm disc at the rear. The Hypermotard 698 Mono is equipped with several rider aides, including cornering ABS, traction control, wheelie control, engine brake control, and power launch. This model is also Ducati’s first to offer four levels of ABS, two of which integrate the Slide-by-Brake functionality to facilitate backing in during cornering.
The 2024 Ducati Hypermotard 698 Mono will be available in Ducati Red with an MSRP of $12,995. The up-spec RVE version with Graffiti graphics, a black frame, and a quickshifter will be available for $14,495. Both versions will begin arriving at dealerships in February 2024.
2024 Harley-Davidson CVO Pan America
The new Harley-Davidson 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.
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.
The 2024 Harley-Davidson CVO Pan America comes in a unique black, red, and white paint scheme with a Harley-Davidson “1” logo on the tank for $28,399.
2024 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide ST
Harley-Davidson says the new Harley-Davidson 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.
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. Lightweights materials help keep weight down, and the CVO Road Glide ST weighs 25 lb less than the CVO Road Glide.
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. Available starting at $42,999.
2024 Harley-Davidson Road Glide
The 2024 Harley-Davidson Road Glide now features more streamlined bodywork first seen on its 2023 CVO counterpart. It’s powered by a Milwaukee-Eight 117 V-Twin with a revised cooling system, and new for 2024 are selectable ride modes: Road, Sport, Rain, and Custom. 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.
The 2024 Harley-Davidson Road Glide will be available in Billiard Gray, Vivid Black, White Onyx Pearl, Whiskey Fire, Blue Burst, Alpine Green, Atlas Silver Metallic, or Sharkskin Blue, and trim options are Chrome or Black. Pricing starts at $25,999.
2024 Harley-Davidson Street Glide
The 2024 Harley-Davidson Street Glide now features more streamlined bodywork first seen on its 2023 CVO counterpart. It’s powered by a Milwaukee-Eight 117 V-Twin with a revised cooling system, and new for 2024 are selectable ride modes: Road, Sport, Rain, and Custom. 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.
The 2024 Harley-Davidson Street Glide will be available in Billiard Gray, Vivid Black, White Onyx Pearl, Whiskey Fire, Blue Burst, Alpine Green, Atlas Silver Metallic, or Sharkskin Blue, and trim options are Chrome or Black. Pricing starts at $25,999.
2024 Honda ADV160
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.
2024 Honda Shadow Phantom and Shadow Aero
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 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.
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.
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.
2024 Honda XL750 Transalp
After a brief two-year run in the U.S. in the late ’80s, the middleweight adventure bike that has remained popular in Europe for nearly 40 years has returned to the U.S. market. The 2024 Honda XL750 Transalp features a new liquid-cooled 745cc parallel-Twin with Honda’s Unicam design, 4 valves per cylinder, and 270-degree crank. It has a 6-speed gearbox, throttle-by-wire, a slip/assist clutch, and a standard quickshifter. The bike comes with five ride modes – Sport, Standard, Rain, Gravel, and rider-customizable – as well as Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC). Suspension is largely the same as the original model, but for stopping power, the rear drum has been replaced by a disc, and there are now two discs up front instead of just one. ABS is standard and can be turned off at the rear wheel.
The 2024 Honda XL750 Transalp will be available in October in Matte Black Metallic starting at $9,999.
2024 Indian Challenger Elite
The 2024 Indian Challenger Elite is Indian’s newest addition to its Elite line. Like other bikes in the Elite lineup, the Challenger Elite will be limited in production – only 325 units available worldwide – and feature premium options. 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 and has Brembo brakes, a 43mm inverted telescopic fork that offers 5.1 inches of travel, and a Fox monoshock with 4.5 inches of travel and electronically adjustable preload.
Other premium features include Smart Lean Technology, an adaptive LED headlight, an adjustable flare windscreen, heated grips, saddlebag lights, an all-new, custom-stitched seat for all-day riding comfort, and more. The bike also comes standard with the all-new, completely redesigned PowerBand Audio system. The 2024 Challenger Elite will feature a custom-inspired Charcoal Candy paint scheme starting at $38,499.
2024 Indian FTR x 100% R Carbon
The result of a collaboration with the American motocross brand 100%, the limited edition 2024 Indian FTR x 100% R Carbon is built on Indian’s top-of-the-line FTR model, the R Carbon, and is powered by a liquid-cooled 73ci V-Twin making a claimed 120 hp and 87 ft-lb of torque and radially mounted dual-disc Brembo monoblock brakes. The fully adjustable Öhlins fork and rear shock get custom blacked-out treatment for “100% more attitude” and a black-finished titanium Akrapovič exhaust has been added. Styling was inspired by 100%’s roots in action sports, with 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, along with other details that set the bike apart.
The 2024 Indian FTR x 100% R Carbon starts at $18,999, with only 400 units available around the world.
2024 Kawasaki Eliminator and Eliminator SE
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.
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.
2024 Kawasaki KLX230 S and KLX230SM
The 2024 Kawasaki KLX230 S dual-sport and KLX230SM supermoto models, first introduced in 2020, receive notable updates in the chassis and the revised rear subframe, along with some other updates to the ABS system, styling, seat, and added smartphone connectivity.
Powering the KLX230 S and KLX230SM is an air-cooled 233cc Single with a bore and stroke of 67.0mm x 66.0mm. The intake port is 4mm narrower for 2024 (now measuring 33mm) to help contribute to low-to-mid-range performance.
Both models ride on a high-tensile steel perimeter frame, and for 2024, the rear subframe has been redesigned to trace a lower line on the machine, allowing for longer wheel travel while maintaining good ground reach. Both bikes have a 53.7-inch wheelbase. Ground clearance on the KLX230 S is 9.5 inches, while on the KLX230SM it’s 8.7 inches. The KLX230 S rides on aluminum wheels, measuring 21 inches in the front and 18 inches in the rear compared to the KLX230SM’s 17-inch front and rear wheels that are wider than the KLX230 S wheels.
On the KLX230 S, a 37mm telescopic fork provides 7.9 inches of travel. A new Uni-Trak rear linkage shock allows 8.9 inches of travel and is preload adjustable. The new chassis design has allowed for a lower seat height of 33.3 inches. The KLX230 SM uses a 37mm inverted fork up front with 7.4 inches of front wheel travel. Like the KLX230 S, the SM adds the Uni-Trak rear linkage shock with preload adjustability. For 2024, suspension settings were revised to create a more forward-leaning posture and increase rear wheel travel to 8.8 inches. The SM’s seat height is 33.1 inches.
The ABS unit has been updated for 2024 with a switch on the left side of the handlebar that can be used to disable both front and rear ABS. Both bikes feature a new compact LED headlight and a redesigned two-toned seat with a flatter silhouette that allows more freedom of movement. Also new for 2024 is smartphone connectivity through Rideology the App.
The 2024 Kawasaki KLX230 S comes in Lime Green / Battle Gray for $4,999 without ABS or $5,299 with ABS. The 2024 Kawasaki KLX230SM supermoto variant comes in Battle Gray for $5,599.
2024 Kawasaki KLX300 and KLX300SM
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.
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.
2024 Kawasaki Ninja 500
The new 2024 Kawasaki Ninja 500 is powered by the liquid-cooled 451cc parallel-Twin found in the Kawasaki Eliminator sport-cruiser introduced last year. Adapted from the same engine found in the Ninja 400, this engine adds 52cc of displacement for better acceleration and performance at high rpm due to a lengthened stroke of 6.8mm.
This new Ninja rides on a trellis frame with the engine as a stressed member and with a supersport-style short-wheelbase/long-swingarm configuration. The wheelbase is 54.1 inches, seat height is 30.9 inches, and weight is 377 lb. Fuel capacity is 3.7 gallons. The Ninja features a nonadjustable 41mm telescopic front fork. In the rear is a bottom-link Uni-Trak suspension unit with five-step preload adjustability. Braking power comes in the form of a single 310mm front disc gripped by a 2-piston caliper and a single 220mm rear disc with a 2-piston caliper. The star-pattern 5-spoke wheels help keep weight low.
Also new for the Ninja 500 is a high-contrast LCD instrument panel with smartphone connectivity and the economical riding indicator feature, which appears on the LCD screen to signal favorable fuel consumption conditions so that riders can optimize fuel efficiency.
The SE version of the Ninja 500 features a full color TFT display, a USB-C outlet, a radiator screen, frame sliders, a pillion seat cover, a tank pad, knee-grip pads, a large clear windscreen, and Kawasaki’s Intelligent Proximity Activation Start System, which uses a key fob to allow riders to remotely release the bike’s steering lock and main switch.
The 2024 Kawasaki Ninja 500 comes standard in Metallic Spark Black / Metallic Flat Raw Graystone for $5,299. The KRT Edition adds $200. The ABS version is available in Metallic Spark Black / Metallic Flat Raw Graystone, White Silver / Metallic Moondust Gray, or Passion Red / Metallic Flat Spark Black / Metallic Matte Dark Gray from $5,699-5,899. The SE ABS and KRT SE ABS versions come in Passion Red / Metallic Flat Spark Black / Metallic Matte Dark Gray for $6,399.
2024 Kawasaki Z500
The new 2024 Kawasaki Z500 is powered by the liquid-cooled 451cc parallel-Twin found in the Kawasaki Eliminator sport-cruiser introduced last year. Adapted from the same engine found in the Ninja 400, this engine adds 52cc of displacement for better acceleration and performance at high rpm due to a lengthened stroke of 6.8mm.
This new Z500 rides on a trellis frame with the engine as a stressed member and with a supersport-style short-wheelbase/long-swingarm configuration. The wheelbase is 54.1 inches, seat height is 30.9 inches, and weight is 368 lb. Fuel capacity is 3.7 gallons. The Z500 features a nonadjustable 41mm telescopic front fork. In the rear is a bottom-link Uni-Trak suspension unit with five-step preload adjustability. Braking power comes in the form of a single 310mm front disc gripped by a 2-piston caliper and a single 220mm rear disc with a 2-piston caliper. The star-pattern 5-spoke wheels help keep weight low. The handlebar is tall and wide for an upright riding position.
Also new for the Z500 is a high-contrast LCD instrument panel with smartphone connectivity and the economical riding indicator feature, which appears on the LCD screen to signal favorable fuel consumption conditions so that riders can optimize fuel efficiency.
The SE version of the Z500 features a full color TFT display, a USB-C outlet, a radiator screen, frame sliders, a pillion seat cover, a tank pad, knee-grip pads, and a smoke-colored meter cover.
The 2024 Kawasaki Z500 ABS comes in Candy Lime Green / Metallic Flat Spark Black / Metallic Graphite Gray for $5,599, and the SE ABS version comes in Candy Persimmon Red / Metallic Flat Spark Black / Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray for $6,299.
2024 Kawasaki Ninja 40th Anniversary Editions
In recognition of the introduction of the Ninja four decades ago, Kawasaki is releasing the 2024 Kawasaki Ninja 40th Anniversary Edition motorcycles. A special Ninja ZX-7-inspired colorway with a large Kawasaki logo on the fairings will be available on the Ninja ZX-4RR ABS, Ninja ZX-6R ABS, Ninja ZX-10R ABS, and Ninja ZX-14R ABS. A special 40th Anniversary emblem designed to resemble a championship sticker can be found on the top of the fuel tank, and the displacement numbers featured on the tail cowl are based on the fonts used in the ’80s and ’90s. Completing the iconic throwback look are specially painted lime green wheels on all models; a silver-painted frame and swingarm on the Ninja ZX-10R, Ninja ZX-6R, and Ninja ZX-4RR; and gold-painted front fork outer tubes on the Ninja ZX-10R and Ninja ZX-6R.
2024 Kawasaki Ninja e-1 ABS and Z e-1 ABS
The 2024 Kawasaki Ninja e-1 ABS and Z e-1 ABS are powered by a 5.0kW electric motor, which generates a claimed 29.7 lb-ft of torque and a top speed of 55 mph. They come with two lithium-ion battery packs with a range of 41 miles and a 0-100% charge time of 3.7 hours. Both bikes have a 41mm fork, a Uni-Trak shock with adjustable spring preload, and single 290mm discs with dual-piston calipers front and rear. The Ninja e-1 weighs in at 308.7 lb, and the Z e-1 weighs 297.7 lb.
Both bikes come in a Metallic Bright Silver / Metallic Matte Lime Green / Ebony colorway. The 2024 Kawasaki Ninja e-1 ABS has an MSRP of $7,599, while the 2024 Kawasaki Z e-1 ABS is priced at $7,299.
2024 Kawasaki Ninja 7 Hybrid and Z7 Hybrid
The 2024 Kawasaki Ninja 7 Hybrid and Z7 Hybrid are, according to Kawasaki, the first “strong” hybrid motorcycles, meaning they can run on ICE power, electric power, or both depending on the ride mode selected. The ICE unit in these bikes is the liquid-cooled 451cc parallel-Twin taken from the Kawasaki Eliminator. The engine prioritizes high-rpm performance, and the Integrated Starter Generator is a first for Kawasaki and combines starter and generator functions. The electric power source is a liquid-cooled traction motor paired with a 48V lithium-ion battery pack and rated at 7.0 kW (9.0 kW max). Unlike fully electric vehicles, the battery on these bikes charges while riding, so there’s no need to plug in to a power source before your ride.
Suspension on both bikes is provided by a nonadjustable 41mm telescopic fork and a new Uni-Trak suspension with linkage positioned below the swingarm in the rear. The rear suspension also offers adjustable ride height (seat height is 31.3 inches). Both bikes use dual 300mm front disc brakes with 2-piston calipers and a single 220mm rear disc with a 1-piston caliper, and both come with ABS. The fuel tank holds 3.7 gallons of fuel, and curb weight for the Ninja 7 is claimed at 502.7 lb (weight for the Z7 is not available).
The versatility of these two hybrid bikes is accessed through the three ride modes: Sport-Hybrid, Eco-Hybrid, and EV modes. As the name suggests, Sport-Hybrid mode is designed for sporty riding, and gives the rider access to the bike’s full power potential. In Sport-Hybrid mode, the e-boost function elevates the overall output for a brief 5-second period. In Eco-Hybrid mode, the electric motor kicks in during startup and transitions from electric to hybrid power once the engine gets up to around 2,000 rpm, optimizing fuel efficiency. For all-electric power, EV mode is designed for low-speed and short-distance rides and can only be engaged when the bike is in 4th gear or lower and with a speed of less than 15 mph.
These hybrid bikes also come with Automatic Launch Position Finder, which automatically drops the transmission down to 1st gear when the bike comes to a stop, and a Walk mode with reverse function. Also included is a 4.3-inch TFT full-color display with Bluetooth connectivity to a smartphone via Rideology the App.
The Kawasaki Ninja 7 Hybrid and Z7 Hybrid come in a silver with lime-green color scheme. Pricing has not yet been announced.
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).
2024 Kawasaki Z650RS ABS
The 2024 Kawasaki Z650RS ABS returns with a 649cc parallel-Twin, a slip/assist clutch, a trellis frame, a telescopic front fork, a horizontal back-link rear shock, and standard ABS; however, the 2024 model has been updated with the addition of three-mode Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC).
The 2024 Kawasaki Z650RS ABS is available in Ebony / Metallic Matte Carbon Grey for $9,599.
2024 KTM 250 Duke and 390 Duke
Both the 2024 KTM 250 Duke and 390 Duke feature an entirely new generation of single-cylinder engines dubbed the “LC4c” – including displacements of 250cc and 399cc – that have been completely redesigned with newly optimized cylinder heads and gearboxes, as well as meeting the latest emissions standards. They also feature throttle-by-wire, a new Power Assist Slipper Clutch (PASC), and optional Quickshifter+.
Both bikes feature WP APEX suspension with varying degrees of adjustability and offering 5.9 inches travel front and back. Stopping power comes from a radially-mounted 4-piston caliper grabbing a 320mm disc in front – a 20mm increase over the previous 200 Duke. Rear braking power has been increased on both bikes to a 2-piston caliper and 240mm disc, and both feature the latest version of cornering Supermoto ABS and cornering traction control.
Both Dukes also have a new two-piece frame design, updated chassis, and a new swingarm. Visually, the 390 has longer tank spoilers featuring prominent air intakes, larger radiator covers, and external LED positioning lights. The 250 casts a slim and compact shadow thanks to smaller tank spoilers compared to the 390 Duke and aligned with painted headlight surrounds.
The 2024 KTM 390 Duke will come in KTM’s Electronic Orange or Atlantic Blue, arriving in dealerships in December, while the 2024 KTM 250 Duke will come in Electronic Orange and Ceramic White, slated for arrival in early 2024. Pricing has not yet been announced.
2024 KTM 790 Adventure
The 2024 KTM 790 Adventure still has the 799cc parallel-Twin LC8c with DOHC, but KTM says the bike is now more stable at constant speed and has gained more cornering poise thanks to a 20% increase in crankshaft mass. The bike also has reworked Dell’Orto throttle bodies, a knock control sensor, a new airbox, a reconfigured optional Quickshifter+, and the latest 6-axis IMU that can be found on larger KTM siblings like the KTM 890 Adventure R and KTM 1290 Super Adventure models. ABS modes now automatically switch between the three standard ride modes, removing the need for more configuration.
The 2024 KTM 790 Adventure will arrive in December 2023 in two new colorways: white with orange graphics or a black option. Pricing has not yet been announced.
2024 KTM 890 Adventure R Rally
Based on the 890 Adventure R, the 2024 KTM 890 Adventure R Rally has the same 889cc LC8c parallel-Twin that made 90 hp at 8,200 rpm and 62 lb-ft of torque at 6,200 rpm at the rear wheel when we last tested it in 2021. Suspension is the biggest upgrade on the bike. It’s equipped with a fully adjustable WP Xplor Pro components offering 10.6 inches of travel front and rear, which is 1.2 inches more than the standard 890 Adventure R. The Rally has Motorcycle Traction Control, ABS with Road and Offroad modes, and three standard ride modes – Street, Offroad, and Rain – and the Tech Pack adds even more bells and whistles.
Graphics on the 2024 KTM 890 Adventure R Rally are inspired by KTM’s Factory Racing team, and it comes with a dedicated rally seat and rally footpegs, as well as extra protection. Only 700 bikes will be available worldwide at a starting price of $21,499. KTM will begin taking preorders on Sept. 20, 2023.
2024 KTM 890 SMT
The 2024 KTM 890 SMT features an 889cc LC8c parallel-Twin with DOHC and dual balancer shafts, the same platform behind the KTM 890 Adventure R with a 20% increase in rotating mass over the KTM 790 platform. The bike also has 46 mm dual Dell’Orto throttle bodies, throttle-by-wire, a 6-speed gearbox, and a PASC slip/assist clutch. The three standard ride modes – Sport, Street, and Rain – can be expanded by an optional Track setting that offers 10 levels of varying throttle modes and traction control. Cornering ABS with Supermoto mode is standard.
The SMT has six different handlebar positions within a 1.2-inch range, the chromoly trellis frame has a tighter geometry, and WP Apex suspension provides 7.1 inches of travel. Pricing has not yet been announced.
2024 KTM 990 Duke
The 2024 KTM 990 Duke replaces the 890 Duke R as KTM’s middleweight naked bike. Nicknamed the Sniper, the 990 Duke features a new liquid-cooled 947cc LC8c parallel-Twin that makes a claimed 123 hp and 76 lb-ft of torque. The model also gets a new steel tube frame and gravity die-cast swingarm and new WP suspension components. The seat has been angled up by 2 degrees to keep riders from sliding forward. New 17-inch wheels are wrapped in Bridgestone S22 tires, and new brake disc mounts are 1.1 lb lighter. The model also receives updated styling that heads in the direction of the 1290 Super Duke. Technology includes Supermoto ABS, launch control, wheelie control, traction control, three standard ride modes, a Demo ride mode to test out optional software, all-LED lighting, and a 5-inch TFT display.
The 2024 KTM 990 Duke will be available in orange or black color options with an MSRP of $12,500.
2023 KTM 1390 Super Duke R Evo
The 2024 KTM 1390 Super Duke R Evo features the LC8 V-Twin of the 1290 Super Duke bored out an additional 49cc for a displacement of 1,350cc, a new camshaft, a redesigned airbox, and new throttle bodies. Additionally, 5th and 6th gears have been revised for better use of the rpm range. The new model also receives the latest generation of WP’s Semi-Active Technology, which adjusts damping rates in real time based on information from the IMU, as well as offering five preset damping modes. The bike’s ergonomics also received an upgrade, including a redesigned tank and lower handlebar.
The KTM 1390 Super Duke R Evo will be available in orange with red highlights or black with orange highlights.
2024 Moto Guzzi Stelvio
The 2024 Moto Guzzi Stelvio adventure bike is powered by a variation of the liquid-cooled 1,042cc longitudinal V-Twin that debuted last year in the V100 Mandello, making a claimed 115 hp and 77.4 lb-ft of torque. Equipped with throttle-by-wire and a 6-axis IMU, the Stelvio has five customizable ride modes (Tourism, Rain, Street, Sport, and Off-Road) that adjust throttle response, engine braking, cornering ABS, and lean-sensitive traction control.
The Stelvio is the first Moto Guzzi available with the optional PFF Rider Assistance Solution. Using 4D radar imaging technology, the system employs two radar sensors to enable Following Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Information System, and Lane Change Assist. Chassis features include a tubular-steel frame, adjustable suspension with 6.7 inches of travel, Brembo brakes, and tubeless spoked wheels.
The Stelvio comes in two matte color variants (yellow/gray Giallo Savana or gray/black Nero Vulcano) with a base price of $16,390. Pricing for the optional PFF system has not yet been announced.
2024 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone Corsa
The 2024 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone Corsa marks a return to the V7’s classic sportiness with modern amenities. It features an air-cooled 853cc 90-degree “flying” V-Twin with 2 valves per cylinder that makes a claimed 65 hp at 6,800 rpm and 54 lb-ft of torque at 5,000 rpm. It has a nonadjustable 40mm fork, dual preload-adjustable shocks, and has Brembo brakes, with a 4-piston caliper squeezing a 320mm disc in front and a 2-piston caliper squeezing a 260mm disc out back.
In addition to the flowing lines of the two-tone livery, the equipment package further elevates the V7 Stone Corsa’s aesthetics and performance, with bar-end mirrors, a black anodized billet aluminum fuel cap, and a distinctive plate on the handlebar clamp denoting the Corsa’s special status. The fork gaiters found on the standard V7 Stone have been removed to give the V7 Stone Corsa a sleeker appearance.
The 2024 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone Corsa will retail for $9,690.
2024 Moto Guzzi V85 Range
The 2024 Moto Guzzi V85 range includes a new model – the V85 Strada – and the returning V85 TT and V85 TT Travel. All models are powered by an air-cooled, 90-degree 853cc transverse V-Twin with 2 valves per cylinder. However, thanks to the adoption of variable valve timing, Moto Guzzi says the new engine offers an increase in power from 76 hp in the previous generation to 80 hp at 7,750 rpm.
All bikes in the V85 range have a 6-speed gearbox, a single 52mm throttle body, and multimap throttle-by-wire. Suspension is provided by an 41mm inverted fork and rear monoshock, both adjustable for rebound and preload, with the preload on the V85 TT and V85 TT Travel monoshock now being adjustable via a convenient handwheel. Travel is 6.7 inches front and back. Braking comes from Brembo dual 4-piston calipers, metal-braided brake lines, and 320mm discs up front and a 2-piston floating caliper and 260mm disc in the back.
All bikes have three ride modes – Road, Sport, and Rain – that manage MGCT traction control, ABS, and throttle response, with a specialized Off-Road mode designed exclusively for the V85 TT and V85 TT Travel models. The V85 TT Travel also features a Custom ride mode (available as an accessory on the V85 Strada and V85 TT). All three bikes have a newly designed, manually adjustable windscreen and a completely redesigned instrument panel with a new, larger 5-inch TFT color display and new handlebar switches, along with other standard features specific to each model (and offered as accessories for the others).
The 2024 Moto Guzzi V85 Strada comes in Nero Isola and Grigio Brera colors, the Moto Guzzi V85 TT has a red painted frame combined with the two-tone Rosso Fuji and Grigio Tambora livery, and the Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel is available in Bronzo Deserto. Pricing and availability have not been released.
2024 Royal Enfield Himalayan
The Royal Enfield Himalayan has been updated for 2024. Starting at the heart, the air-cooled 411cc Single has been replaced with a liquid-cooled 452cc Single with DOHC and 4 valves. The claimed 39.5 hp (up from a barely adequate 24) is reached at 8,000 rpm, and 29.5 lb-ft of torque (up from 24) arrives at 5,500 rpm. The new Himalayan’s entire power curve surpasses that of its predecessor, and the engine revs out farther. The engine is now a stressed member of the frame, and a new gearbox has six speeds instead of five and is part of the unit-construction, semi-dry sump engine case. Located under the fuel tank is a new airbox that provides a pleasing intake growl. Exhaust gasses run through an under-frame catalytic converter that also muffles sound, which allows for a short silencer.
Suspension and braking changes are just as substantial as those to the engine. The previous conventional 41mm fork has been replaced with a Showa cartridge-type inverted fork with 43mm tubes, and the rear shock is now a linkage type with adjustable preload. Suspension travel is 7.9 inches front and rear, keeping front travel the same but bumping up from 7.1 inches of previous rear travel.
As before, the Himalayan rolls on spoked wheels with tube-type rims, 21-inch front (90/90-21) and 17-inch rear (140/80-17). There are still single disc brakes front and rear, but the 2-piston front caliper now squeezes a 320mm disc (up from 300) and the 1-piston rear caliper squeezes a 270mm disc (up from 240). ABS is standard and can be disabled at the rear wheel for off-road duty.
The Himalayan has a new 4-inch TFT display that combines a multitude of innovative and modern features in a retro-style round gauge. It offers Bluetooth connectivity to a rider’s smartphone for music and navigation. The latter is powered by Google Maps and is the first of its kind for the display type and shape. The Himalayan features LED lighting all around, and the tail lighting is innovatively integrated into both rear turnsignals. A USB-C port keeps a smartphone charged.
The new model’s wheelbase is just over 2 inches longer than the original at 59.5 inches, and ground clearance is right at 9 inches. The redesigned fuel tank holds 4.5 gallons (up from 4.0), and Royal Enfield claims a range of more than 280 miles, which translates to about 62 mpg.
The 2024 Royal Enfield Himalayan is available in Hanle Black, Kamet White, Kaza Brown, Slate Poppy Blue, and Slate Himalayan Salt. Pricing is not yet available.
2024 Royal Enfield Shotgun 650
The 2024 Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 is a new model built on the brand’s 650 Twin platform that has a unique style and a focus on customization potential. The bike is powered by the 648cc parallel-Twin also found in the INT650, Continental GT, and Super Meteor 650. The Shotgun 650 features Showa suspension, 2-piston calipers biting single discs, and standard ABS. The bike rides on wide 18-inch front and 17-inch rear tubeless tires. The bike features a modular design meant to encourage customization. A range of 31 Royal Enfield accessories are available from bar-end mirrors and a sculpted solo seat to contrast-cut billet rims.
The 2024 Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 will come in Stencil White, Plasma Blue, Green Drill, or Sheetmetal Grey. Pricing has not yet been announced.
2024 Suzuki GSX-8R
Complementing the GSX-8S naked sportbike, the new fully-faired 2024 Suzuki GSX-8R has the same 776cc parallel-Twin that Suzuki debuted last year, as well as the same slim chassis geometry, braking system, and Suzuki Intelligent Ride System rider aids, including three ride modes, four-mode traction control, and a quickshifter. However, the GSX-8R gets a different suspension setup than the GSX-8S to better suit sport riding, with a 41mm Showa SFF-BIP fork, a Showa rear shock with a spring preload adjuster, and 5.1 inches of front/rear travel. The GSX-8R will be available in Metallic Triton Blue, Metallic Matte Sword Silver, or Pearl Ignite Yellow for $9,439.
2024 Suzuki GSX-S1000GX+
The 2024 Suzuki GSX-S1000GX+ is a new “crossover” motorcycle that combines the engine performance and chassis of a sport-tourer with the upright stance and long-travel suspension of an adventure bike. Think of it as the love child of a GSX-S1000GT+ and a V-Strom 1050. It’s also a direct competitor for the BWM S 1000 XR, Yamaha Tracer 9 GT+ and Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+.
The GSX-S1000GX+ features Suzuki’s first electronic suspension system, which is integrated into the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) electronics suite. With 5.9 inches of suspension travel front and rear, it has more travel than a GSX-S1000GT+ but less than a V-Strom 1050. It’s powered by a GSX-R-derived 999cc in-line Four that makes a claimed 151 hp and 78.2 lb-ft of torque, and standard equipment includes 25.7-liter side cases. It will be available in the spring of 2024 in Pearl Matte Shadow Green starting at $18,499.
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.
2024 Suzuki V-Strom 800, 800 Touring
The 2024 Suzuki 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. Both news bikes feature the new-generation 776cc parallel-Twin with DOHC and a a 270-degree crankshaft, throttle-by-wire, a bi-directional quickshifter, and the Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS). Suspension is provided by a new 43mm Showa SFF-BP (Separate Function Fork – Big Piston) inverted front fork and a gas-charged Showa rear shock with a remote, hand-operated hydraulic spring preload adjuster.
Stopping power has been upped over the 2023 V-Strom 800DE, still with dual 310mm front discs but with 4-piston calipers instead of 2-piston. ABS is standard, with two levels of interventions, as is Drive Mode Selector and Traction Control System – both of which have three modes – and the Easy Start and Low RPM Assist systems. Both new models have a lower seat height and handlebar position than the 800DE. The V-Strom 800 Touring includes a 35-liter top case and standard hand guards.
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.
2024 Triumph Daytona 660
The 2024 Triumph Daytona 660 is a new middleweight sportbike featuring a liquid-cooled 660cc inline-Triple, 6-speed gearbox, throttle-by-wire, slip/assist clutch, and new 3-into-1 exhaust with a low stainless-steel silencer. It makes a claimed 94 hp at 11,250 rpm (17% higher than the Trident 660) and 51 lb-ft of torque at 8,250 rpm (9% more than the Trident). The bike has three ride modes – Sport, Road and Rain – as well as switchable traction control, Showa suspension, and standard ABS.
The 2024 Triumph Daytona 660 will come in Carnival Red, Satin Granite, and Snowdonia White starting at $9,195, available in dealers in March 2024.
2024 Triumph Scrambler 400 X
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.
2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 X and XE
The 2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 X and XE feature the same liquid-cooled 1,200cc parallel-Twin with SOHC and a 270-degree crankshaft as the previous 1200 XC and XE; however, the X is replacing the outgoing XC as a more accessible model than its predecessor, and the XE has been updated to be more off-road ready.
Triumph says the peak power and torque now arrive slightly earlier in the rev range than previous models, and a new single 50mm throttle body and revised exhaust headers deliver improved flow and a broader spread of torque through the upper rev range. For suspension, Triumph has moved away from the Showa and Öhlins suspension and is now using Marzocchi components on both bikes, which offers 6.7 inches of travel front and back on the X and 9.8 inches on the XE. Reduced travel on the X has allowed for a lower seat height, which Triumph says was a common request from customers and is now 32.3 inches – or 31.3 inches with the accessory low seat.
Both bikes have side-laced stainless steel wire-spoked wheels (21 inches in front, 17 in the rear) with aluminum rims shod with tubeless Metzeler tires – road-focused, dual-purpose Karoo Street on the X and Metzeler Tourance on the XE – and other chassis differences on the SE make it more suitable for off-road use.
Both bikes are expected to arrive at dealers in February 2024. The 2024 Triumph Scrambler 1200 X will be available in Carnival Red, Ash Grey, or Sapphire Black starting at $13,595. The Scrambler 1200 XE will be available in Phantom Black & Storm Grey, which features red accents, the new Baja Orange & Phantom Black, or the popular Sapphire Black starting at $15,295.
2024 Triumph Speed 400
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.
2024 Triumph Stealth Edition Lineup
Following the success of previous limited-edition Triumph paint or chrome lines, the company has released the 2024 Triumph Stealth Edition lineup, returning the spotlight to the paint shop. The new custom-style paint finish will be available for one year only on eight of Triumph’s Modern Classics: the Bonneville Speedmaster, Bonneville Bobber, Bonneville T100, Bonneville T120 and T120 Black, Speed Twin 900 and 1200, and Scrambler 900. Each model features its own unique tank design that showcases a dramatic hand-painted finish that intensifies in the light to reveal vivid color.
The process starts with a base layer of mirror-finish metallic Silver Ice applied to each tank, followed by a precisely placed dark-to-light Sapphire Black graphite vignette. Finally, a translucent tinted lacquer is applied in multiple layers to create the topcoat. The transition from dark tinted graphite to vibrant color springs to life when exposed to light, varying in hue and tone under different conditions and appearing different from every angle.
2024 Triumph Street Triple 765 Range
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.
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.
2024 Triumph TF 250-X
The new 4-stroke 2024 Triumph TF 250-X motocross bike has been designed from the ground up, featuring a competition Single with DOHC, a forged aluminum piston, and titanium valves and mated to a 5-speed gearbox and an Exedy Belleville clutch. For suspension, the bike has fully adjustable KYB components, offering 12.2 inches of travel in the front and 12.0 inches in the rear. Stopping power comes from Brembo calipers clamping down on Galfer rotors. DirtStar 7000 Series aluminum rims and machined aluminum hubs are fitted with Pirelli Scorpion MX32 mid-soft tires (21-inch front, 19-inch rear).
The TF 250-X will start at $9,995 in the Triumph Racing Yellow and Black graphics scheme.
2024 Triumph Tiger 900 Range
Triumph has announced the 2024 Triumph Tiger 900 range, which includes the Tiger 900 GT, Tiger 900 GT Pro, and Tiger 900 Rally Pro. James Wood, Triumph’s global product marketing manager, said the new Triumph Tiger 900 range will deliver “more performance, more capability, more all-day comfort, and more attitude.”
Revisions to the liquid-cooled 888cc inline-Triple with DOHC and 4 valves per cylinder have resulted in a claimed power increase of 13%, taking the Tiger 900 from 93.7 hp to 106.5 hp. Each new Tiger 900 model also benefits from a specific suspension setup, designed to meet the needs of the rider for each model. The GT and GT Pro are fitted with Marzocchi suspension components, and the Rally Pro uses Showa suspension. For stopping power, Brembo Stylema brake calipers are fitted to all three new Triumph Tiger 900 models. In addition to ABS, optimized cornering traction control comes as standard across all three Tiger 900 models.
The bikes also include new safety features and redesigned ergonomic features for enhanced long-distance comfort. The Tiger’s styling and adventure-focused stance has also been revised and sharpened.
Three new paint schemes and graphics are available for each model. The GT and GT Pro are available in Snowdonia White as standard, with two premium paint options: Graphite and Sapphire Black and Carnival Red and Sapphire Black. The 2024 Triumph Tiger 900 GT starts at $14,995, and the Tiger 900 GT Pro starts at $16,895. The Rally Pro is available in Carbon Black and Sapphire Black, with the option to upgrade to Ash Grey and Intense Orange or Matte Khaki Green and Matte Phantom Black. The 2024 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro starts at $17,395.
2024 Vespa Primavera and Sprint S
Both the 2024 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. Vespa hasn’t yet released full specifications on the electric powertrain.
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. Updates for 2024 include new switchgear, new hand grips, and a new front shield. 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.
The Primavera comes with chrome finishings and is available in Bianco Innocente, Nero Convinto, Verde Amabile, Arancio Impulsivo, or Blu Enérgico. 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.
2024 Yamaha MT-09 and MT-09 SP
Marking the 10th anniversary of the MT-09, Yamaha has added a long list of new features to both the 2024 Yamaha MT-09 and the up-spec MT-09 SP. Both bikes retain the liquid-cooled 890cc inline-Triple with a crossplane crankshaft, a light but robust frame, and 6-axis IMU with a full suite of lean-sensitive rider aids.
Adding to the electronics suite is the new Back Slip Regulator and Yamaha’s third-generation Quick Shift System. Both bikes feature three integrated ride modes (Sport, Street, and Rain). Riders can also create two custom modes with tailored settings, and the SP adds four exclusive Track modes.
Braking is now provided by Brembo components, with a new radial master cylinder. The SP takes it up a notch with Brembo Stylema monoblock calipers. For suspension, both bikes still have a 41mm fully adjustable inverted fork, but the MT-09’s adjustable KYB rear shock features revised linkage settings, and both bikes have higher spring rates and updated damping characteristics. On the SP, fully adjustable suspension includes a DLC-coated 41mm KYB fork and an Öhlins rear shock.
The MT-09 will be available in Team Yamaha Blue, Midnight Cyan, or Matte Raven Black for $10,599. The MT-09 SP comes in an R1M-inspired Liquid Metal/Raven color scheme for $12,299.
2024 Yamaha Ténéré 700
The 2024 Yamaha Ténéré 700 returns with a liquid-cooled 689cc inline-Twin derived from the MT-07 naked sportbike that features Yamaha’s “Crossplane Crankshaft Concept” 270-degree crank. It rides on fully-adjustable suspension with 8.3 inches of travel up front and 7.9 inches in the rear. It has a 34.4-inch seat height, 9.4 inches of ground clearance, and a wet weight of 452 lb.
For stopping power, the Ténéré 700 still has dual 282mm discs up front and a single 245mm disc in the rear, but a new feature for 2024 is the addition of a new ABS mode. Instead of the previous model’s on/off ABS selection, the new model now features three-mode selectable ABS allowing riders to choose their preferred level of braking intervention. Other updates include a new 5-inch color TFT display, new front and rear LED turnsignals, and prewiring for the installation of Yamaha’s accessory Quick Shifter.
The 2024 Yamaha Ténéré 700 will be available in either Team Yamaha Blue arriving to dealers in September 2023 or Shadow Gray arriving to dealers in October 2023 for $10,799 MSRP.
2024 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT+
The 2024 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT+ features a liquid-cooled, crossplane-crankshaft 890cc CP3 inline-Triple. When we tested the 2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT, it produced 108 hp at 10,000 rpm and 63 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheel on Jett Tuning’s dyno. Four integrated ride modes – Sport, Street, Rain, and Custom – have unique throttle-response maps and level presets for TCS, SCS, LIF, and semi-active suspension.
Topping the list of updates on the 2024 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT+ are innovative electronic rider aids, including Adaptive Cruise Control and a radar-linked Unified Brake System, which are enabled by a new Millimeter Wave Radar unit that constantly measures distance to vehicles ahead. The bike also features the next generation of the KYB Actimatic Damper System (KADS) electronically controlled suspension, an updated quickshifter, and a new 7-inch TFT display, which replaces the pair of 3.5-inch displays on the previous model.
Available in a Storm Gray two-tone colorway, the 2024 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT+ will be in dealerships in August with an MSRP of $16,499.