This 2023 motorcycle buyers guide highlights new or significantly updated street-legal models available in the U.S. We include a couple of 2024 teasers too. We will continually update the guide as new models are available, so be sure to bookmark this page and check back often.
Organized in alphabetical order by manufacturer, our guide includes photos, pricing, key update info, and links to first looks and – when available – first rides, road tests, and video reviews of each motorcycle.
2023 BMW M 1000 RR
The 2023 BMW M 1000 RR and the M RR M Competition bikes still have a liquid-cooled 999cc inline-Four engine of previous models, making a claimed 205 hp at 13,000 rpm and 83 lb-ft of torque at 11,000 rpm, as well as two-ring forged pistons and fully CNC-machined intake ports and BMW ShiftCam technology to vary valve timing and lift. The bike also offers the same ride modes and latest generation of other features riders appreciate.
As far as upgrades to the 2023 BMW M 1000 RR, BMW is touting “increased downforce and improved top speed in one package” resulting from advancements in the area of aerodynamics, including a newly designed fairing, revised M Winglets, and improvements to the front end. The 2023 BMW M 1000 RR comes in Light White non-metallic starting at $32,995. The M RR M Competition model comes in Blackstorm Metallic.
2023 Aprilia RS 660 Extrema
The 2023 Aprilia RS 660 Extrema will include updated and new standard equipment. The bike still features a liquid-cooled 659cc DOHC parallel-Twin making a claimed 100 hp and 49.4 lb-ft of torque at 8,500 rpm but has a lighter street-legal exhaust system by SC Project with a carbon silencer positioned on the right side and a new carbon engine undercover. Standard electronics on the RS 660 include traction control, cornering ABS, engine brake, engine map, and wheelie control – all adjustable – as well as five ride modes (Road and Track, three fixed and two customizable). Pricing has not yet been announced.
2023 Arch Motorcycle 1s
The 2023 Arch Motorcycle 1s is the sophomore effort from the company owned by Keanu Reeves and Gard Hollinger. The bespoke air-cooled 2,032cc V-Twin sport cruiser has CNC-machined aluminum chassis sections, high-end Öhlins suspension, BST carbon-fiber wheels, and a carbon-fiber airbox that allows downdraft induction and doubles as the fuel tank. Instrumentation is delivered via an AiM Sports TFT gauge pack, and the bike features an adaptive LED headlamp, bar-end LED front turnsignals, and a cove-reflective LED taillight. The 1s starts at $128,000.
2023 BMW M 1000 R
The 2023 BMW M 1000 R is the second model in the two-wheel M Motorsport lineup and the first M Roadster. The bike is based on the current S 1000 R and S 1000 RR (see below). The new M R uses the same water-cooled 999cc inline-Four engine developed from the M 1000 RR, delivering a claimed 205 hp at 13,500 rpm (40 hp more than in the S 1000 R, and a slightly higher engine speed than the M RR) and 83 lb-ft of torque at 11,000 rpm, as well as BMW ShiftCam technology. BMW says the new M R engine is “significantly more powerful than the 4-cylinder of the S 1000 R across the entire rev range.”
The M R features four ride modes – Rain, Road, Dynamic, and Race – as well as three “Pro” race modes, three adjustable throttle characteristics, a slip/assist clutch, Shift Assistant Pro, and more. MSRP is $21,345 for Light White non-metallic, and the M Competition model comes in Blackstorm Metallic.
2023 BMW R 1250 R
While many things about the 2023 BMW R 1250 R remain the same as last year, including the 1,254cc 2-cylinder air/liquid-cooled boxer engine with ShiftCam technology delivering a claimed 136 hp and 105 ft-lbs of torque, BMW has made several upgrades to the 2023 model. These include making several features standard that used to be optional, including Dynamic Traction Control, ABS Pro (part integral), and Dynamic Brake Control, as well as adding a new “Eco” ride mode, LED turn indicators, a solo seat rear cover, and some new options. And all of this comes at the same price as the 2022 model of $14,995.
The 2023 BMW R 1250 R comes in Ice Grey non-metallic in conjunction with a black frame or the optional variants of Triple Black or Style Sport (shown above).
2023 BMW R 1250 RS
The 2023 BMW R 1250 RS has a liquid-cooled 1,254cc Boxer Twin with BMW’s ShiftCam technology for varying valve timing and making a claimed 136 hp and 105 lb-ft of torque. In addition to the Rain and Road ride modes, BMW has added a new Eco ride mode with a soft throttle map and moderate engine torque limitation. Other new standard features include Dynamic Traction Control, ABS Pro, Dynamic Brake Control, redesigned LED turnsignals, and a second USB socket. BMW has also added several new optional extras for the R 1250 RS.
Light White with a black frame is the standard colorway. Optional Sport Style includes the Light White with Racing Blue and Racing Red paint, a Light White frame, gold front and rear brake calipers, and a blue front spoiler. The Triple Black Style option comes with Black Storm paint, an Agate Grey frame, gold front and rear brake calipers, and a stainless-steel engine spoiler. The 2023 BMW R 1250 RS still starts at $15,695 and is expected to arrive in America in the spring of 2023.
2023 BMW S 1000 RR
The 2023 BMW S 1000 RR has been updated with enhancements to the chassis, suspension, aerodynamics, and electronic assist systems. The S 1000 RR still features a 999cc inline-Four of previous models, with a 6-speed gearbox delivering a claimed 205 hp at 13,000 rpm and 83 lb-ft of torque at 11,000 rpm, as well as BMW’s variable valve timing and valve stroke ShiftCam technology, producing increased torque in the low- to mid-range and increased top-end power.
The 2023 S 1000 RR offers a shorter secondary gear ratio; redesigned intake ducts and funnels; increased rake, trail, and wheelbase; a height-adjustable shock; and updates to the bike’s aerodynamics. ABS Pro is now standard, and the bike also now features Slide Control, two standard throttle maps, and Brake Slide Assist. The 2023 BMW S 1000 RR comes in three colorways starting at $17,895.
2024 Can-Am Origin
OK, we’ve gotten a bit ahead of ourselves with this one since the earliest you can buy it will be mid-2024. At the annual Club BRP event in August2, 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.
2023 CFMOTO 450SS
The 2023 CFMOTO 450SS is powered by a liquid-cooled DOHC 450cc parallel-Twin with a 270-degree crankshaft making a claimed 50 hp at 9,500 rpm and 28.8 lb-ft of torque at 7,600 rpm. It features Brembo brakes and ABS, optional reverse shifting, sport suspension, GP-derived winglets, and a 5-inch TFT display. The 2023 CFMOTO 450SS comes in Nebula White or Zircon Black starting at $5,499.
2023 CFMOTO Ibex 800 S
Like its up-spec sibling, which we tested in June 2022, the 2023 CFMOTO Ibex 800 S features a liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve 799cc parallel-Twin borrowed from the previous-generation KTM 790 Adventure making a claimed 94 hp and 57 lb-ft of torque. The Ibex 800 S has two ride modes (Sport and Rain), cruise control, fully adjustable KYB suspension, 19-inch front and 17-inch rear aluminum alloy wheels (spoked on the Ibex 800 T), and J. Juan brake components and ABS as standard. The 2023 CFMOTO Ibex 800 S will come in Nebula Black and Twilight Blue starting at $9,499.
2023 CFMOTO Ibex 800 T
The 2023 CFMOTO Ibex 800 T (formerly known as the 800 ADVentura T) is powered by a liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve 799cc parallel-Twin borrowed from the previous-generation KTM 790 Adventure and makes a claimed 95 hp and 57 lb-ft of torque. Equipped with throttle-by-wire, it has two ride modes (Sport and Rain) and cruise control. It has a chromoly-steel frame, fully adjustable KYB suspension, J. Juan triple-disc brakes with cornering ABS, and a 7-inch TFT display.
The base-model Ibex 800 S (for Street) has cast wheels and an MSRP of $9,499. The up-spec Ibex 800 T (for Terrain, shown above) has spoked wheels, a quickshifter, a tire-pressure monitoring system, a steering damper, a skid plate, crash bars, handguards, and a centerstand. MSRP is $10,499. They should be available in late 2022 or early 2023.
2023 Ducati Diavel V4
Introduced in 2011. the Diavel originally featured a 1198cc Testastretta L-twin that made a claimed 162 hp. The power cruiser has seen some dramatic changes in the subsequent years, and the 2023 Ducati Diavel V4 now has 1,158cc V4 Granturismo engine making a claimed 168 hp and 93 lb-ft of torque. Ducati says the counter-rotating crankshaft of the engine, which derives from the Desmosedici Stradale of Panigale and Streetfighter V4 (see below), reduces the gyroscopic effect while increasing the bike’s agility.
The 2023 Ducati Diavel V4 is 28.6 lb than the Diavel 1260 S and features a new Wet ride mode, increased travel, and a higher, closer handlebar, as well as returning popular features. Pricing will begin at an MSRP of $26,695 in Ducati Red color or $26,995 for Thrilling Black.
2023 Ducati Monster SP
The 2023 Ducati Monster SP is an up-spec model with an Öhlins NIX30 fork, Brembo Stylema monoblock front calipers, a Termignoni homologated silencer, Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV tires, a steering damper, dynamic turn indicators, and a lithium-ion battery. Curb weight is 410 lb, 4 pounds lighter than its stablemates. Like the Monster and Monster Plus, the SP is powered by a 937cc 90-degree V-Twin that makes 111 hp at 9,250 rpm and 69 lb-ft of torque at 6,500 rpm, and it has a full suite of electronic rider aids. The 2023 Ducati Monster SP sports Desmosedici GP livery and is priced at $15,595.
2023 Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally
Filling the gap left by the now-defunct Multistrada 1260 Enduro, the new 2023 Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally comes standard with spoked tubeless wheels in 19-/17-inch sizes, additional suspension travel (7.9 inches front/rear), and a larger 7.9-gallon fuel tank (up from 5.8 gallons on other Multistrada models). It also has a larger windscreen, a longer tailsection for more spacious passenger accommodations, rubber-mounted passenger footpegs, and a centerstand. Like other Multistrada V4 models, it’s built around the Granturismo V4 that makes 170 hp at 10,750 rpm and 89 lb-ft of torque at 8,750 rpm.
In North America, the Multistrada V4 Rally will be available in North America in one version: Adventure Travel & Radar, equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control and Blind Spot Detection, aluminum side cases, and heated grips and seats. MSRP is $29,995 for Ducati Red and $30,595 for Brushed Aluminum & Matte Black.
2023 Ducati Panigale V4 R
The 2023 Ducati Panigale V4 R is a street-legal superbike that is Ducati’s closest production model to a competition motorcycle. The Panigale V4 features the 998cc Desmosedici Stradale R engine seen in previous models, making a claimed 207 hp at 13,500 rpm with 82 lb-ft of torque. Add on the racing exhaust and Shell oil specifically formulated for the Panigale V4 R’s new dry clutch, and the horsepower jumps to a track-tested 240.5 hp. Ducati also lengthened the gear ratios for the 2023 model for improved engine management when braking and better acceleration coming out of corners. The 2023 Ducati Panigale V4 R in MotoGP-derived racing livery will retail for $44,995 and is expected to arrive in dealerships in the spring of 2023.
2023 Ducati Scrambler Range
The new 2023 Ducati Scrambler family, which includes the Icon, Full Throttle, and Nightshift, will still feature the air-cooled 803cc L-Twin with a desmodromic valve system making a claimed 73 hp and 48.1 lb-ft of torque at 7,000 rpm (a bump from the 2021 Scrambler Motard) with a 6-speed gearbox, a slip-assist clutch, and chain final drive. The new engine is 5.5 lb lighter than the previous generation and has been equipped with a new and more compact eight-disc clutch.
The 2023 Scrambler frame is still a trellis design but has also been updated and lightened, with a redesigned swingarm and a repositioned shock absorber. The 2023 bikes now have electronic management of the Ride by Wire throttle, and riding improvements also come from a slightly increased steering angle. New instrumentation includes the 4.3-inch color TFT and dedicated HMI.
From a style standpoint, the front headlight, now full LED, keeps the iconic “X” but has been redesigned with an even more recognizable style, and the new taillight design is now with a semi-circular line, always full LED, along with the direction indicators. But those are just two of many style points that make the new Scramblers distinct.
2023 Ducati Streetfighter V4, V4 S, V4 SP2
The 2023 Ducati Streetfighter V4 models, which includes the V4, V4 S, and exclusive V4 SP2, represents the company’s continued evolution of the “Fight Formula,” adding that the new Streetfighter V4 is largely a Panigale V4 stripped of its fairing, with the upgrades of high and wide handlebars, a 392-lb dry weight, a 1,103cc Desmosedici Stradale making a claimed 208 hp at 13,000 rpm (with revised calibration to match the larger diameter of the silencer outlet), biplane wings, and the latest generation electronic package.
Besides the bodywork, the influence of the 2023 Panigale V4 can be seen in several other aspects of the 2023 Streetfighter V4 models. The U.S. pricing for the Streetfighter V4 will start at $22,095 for the Streetfighter V4 in Ducati Red color, with the Streetfighter V4 S starting at $27,595 in Ducati Red and $27,795 for the new Grey/Nero color. The limited-edition 2023 Streetfighter V4 SP2 starts at $37,995 in a Winter Test livery, designed by the Centro Stile Ducati taking inspiration from the Ducati Corse bikes used during the preseason tests of the MotoGP and WorldSBK Championships.
2023 Energica Experia
The 2023 Energica Experia is the Italian motorcycle company’s first zero-emissions electric green tourer. Energica claims the new motor, which is lighter and in a lower position than previous models, has a peak power as 75 kW (101 hp) at 7,500 rpm with 85 lb-ft of torque. Top speed is stated to be 112 mph, and the bike reportedly accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. And as a touring bike, Energica claims the Experia will get 153 miles of city/highway range combined or 261 miles in urban areas from a battery that will charge from 0-80% in 40 minutes on Level 3 chargers. The Experia is available for preorder for $25,880 in Bormio Ice.
2023 Harley-Davidson Breakout
The 2023 Harley-Davidson Breakout marks the return of the model to the U.S. market, powered by a Milwaukee-Eight 117 V-Twin making a claimed 101 hp at 4,750 rpm and 123 lb-ft of torque at 3,500 rpm. Other features include a 5-gallon fuel tank, a new handlebar riser and stainless steel handlebar that is 0.75 inch taller than the previous model, more chrome, and new 26-spoke cast-aluminum wheels. The 2023 Harley-Davidson Breakout comes in Vivid Black, Black Denim, Baja Orange, or Atlas Silver Metallic starting at $20,999.
2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Limited Anniversary
Marking the company’s 120th anniversary, the 2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Limited Anniversary model features what the company says is “one of the most intricate paint schemes ever offered by Harley-Davidson.” Panels of Heirloom Red are applied over a base coat of Anniversary Black, and the iconic H-D eagle appears both in the panels and the tank badge, along with other custom details. Only 1,500 examples of the CVO Road Glide Limited Anniversary model will be produced, and the bike will start at $51,999.
2023 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler
The 2023 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler trike still has a Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine and electric reverse gear, but it gets a blacked-out restyle for 2023 in place of previous bright finishes, new Gloss Black cast aluminum wheels, and rear 18-inch wheels instead of the previous 15-inchers. Other features of the 2023 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler include trike-specific rider safety enhancements, including electronic linked braking, ABS, traction control, and drag-torque slip control – all of which are cornering enhanced. The 2023 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler comes in Vivid Black, White Sand Pearl, or Bright Billiard Blue/Billiard Gray starting at $29,999.
2023 Harley-Davidson Nightster Special
The 2023 Harley-Davidson Nightster Special features the liquid-cooled Revolution Max 975T V-Twin, four ride modes, traction control, drag-torque slip control, ABS, and cruise control. A 4-inch round TFT screen displays all instrumentation and infotainment functions managed using buttons on the hand control array. The handlebar and 5-inch handlebar riser move hand controls 2 inches up and 1 inch back, and the 3.1-gallon fuel cell is located below the seat to move the weight of fuel low in the chassis, which lowers the center of gravity. The 2023 Harley-Davidson Nightster Special comes in Vivid Black, Black Denim, Bright Billiard Blue, or Industrial Yellow starting at $14,999.
2023 Harley-Davidson Road Glide 3 Trike
The 2023 Harley-Davidson Road Glide 3 trike is a first for the company and features the Milwaukee-Eight 114, electric reverse gear, and trike-specific rider safety enhancements, including electronic linked braking, ABS, traction control, and drag-torque slip control – all of which are cornering enhanced. The frame-mounted fairing has triple splitstream vents, dual Daymaker LED headlamps, a low-profile windscreen, and the Boom! Box GTS infotainment system with a 6.5-inch color TFT touchscreen and two 5.25-inch fairing speakers. The Road Glide 3 comes in seven color options starting at $32,999.
2023 Honda Rebel 1100T DCT
The all-new 2023 Honda Rebel 1100T DCT features a liquid-cooled 1083cc parallel-Twin engine with a dual-clutch transmission. The new “T” trim marks the beginning of the “bagger” Rebel, only available with DCT. The new “T” trim marks the beginning of the “bagger” Rebel, only available with DCT. The Rebel 1100T DCT comes standard with a windscreen and hard-shell saddlebags with a combined 35 liters of space, making it even more practical for longer rides. The 2023 Honda Rebel 1100T DCT will come in Metallic Black or Bordeaux Red Metallic starting at $11,299.
2023 Honda CRF300LS
The 2023 Honda CRF300LS is a new version of Honda’s top-selling CRF300L, featuring a lower seat height of 32.7 inches (2 inches lower than the CRF300L). The CRF300LS is powered by the same liquid-cooled 286cc single-cylinder engine as the CRF300L, as well as the same 43mm inverted Showa fork and a Pro-Link single rear shock. However, the lowered seat changes ground clearance to 9.6 inches (11.2 inches on the CRF300L), and travel on the LS is 9.3 inches in the front and 9.0 inches in the rear. The CRF300LS also comes standard with ABS, which is an option on the CRF300L. The LS comes in a Swift Gray colorway starting at $5,699.
2023 Honda XR150L
The 2023 Honda XR150L is an all-new dual-sport bike designed to be approachable for beginner riders. It features an air-cooled 149.2cc single-cylinder engine and has 7.1 inches of travel up front, 5.9 inches in the rear, and 9.6 inches of ground clearance. The bike comes in White or Black starting at $2,971.
2023 Husqvarna Norden 901 Expedition
The 2023 Husqvarna Norden 901 Expedition is powered by the same eight-valve, DOHC, 889cc parallel-Twin that’s in the Norden 901 and KTM’s 890 Adventure/R, making a claimed 105 hp and 74 lb-ft of torque. However, the Expedition features higher-spec WP XLPOR suspension, with 9.4 inches of travel front and rear compared to the Norden 901’s 8.7 inches front and 8.5 inches rear, as well as 0.7 inches more ground clearance at 10.6 inches. The Expedition also has a 36-liter-capacity set of side bags, a windscreen, and heated grips and seat. The 2023 Husqvarna Norden 901 Expedition is available for $15,799.
2023 Indian Challenger Elite
Indian’s Elite motorcycle program, limited to 150-200 units for each bike, has announced details on the 2023 Indian Challenger Elite, limited to 150 units. The Challenger Elite will have the same PowerPlus 108ci engine with 122 hp and 128 ft-lb of torque that you’ll find in other Challengers, but the Elite is packed with several top-notch options and extras. Indian will be offering the 2023 Challenger Elite in Sapphire Blue Smoke Paint with Black Smoke and Titanium Metallic Smoke accents for $35,999.
2023 Indian Chieftain Elite
The 2023 Indian Chieftain Elite bagger returns to the Elite program for the 2023 model year and will be limited to 175 units globally. The Chieftain Elite features Indian’s most powerful air-cooled engine, the Thunderstroke 116, which delivers a claimed 126 lb-ft of torque, and a new 10-spoke precision machined front wheel. Like other Chieftain models, the bike comes with rear cylinder deactivation, three ride modes (Tour, Standard, and Sport), and ABS as standard.
From a style perspective, the 2023 Indian Chieftain Elite has Adaptive Pathfinder LED headlight and rear saddlebag LED lights, an adjustable tinted flare windscreen, a 7-inch touchscreen display powered by Ride Command with Apple CarPlay, GPS with navigation, and Ride Command+, and other bells and whistles. The 2023 Indian Chieftain Elite comes in Super Graphite Smoke complemented by premium Shadow Bronze chrome finishes and Indian Motorcycle headdress floorboards. Pricing starts at $35,499.
2023 Indian FTR lineup
The 2023 Indian FTR lineup includes the return of the FTR and FTR Rally, the premium FTR Carbon, and the new FTR Sport (replacing the FTR S). The FTR Sport features a new tank-panel design, a sporty chin fairing, and a seat cowl. The FTR Sport and FTR Carbon will have a new 4-inch round touchscreen display offering navigation and Bluetooth connectivity. The FTR R Carbon separates itself from the rest of the FTR lineup with carbon fiber components, a premium seat, fully adjustable Öhlins gold front forks, a gold piggyback shock, and other new design choices. The Indian FTR lineup starts at $13,499.
2023 Indian Pursuit Elite
The 2023 Indian Pursuit Elite is the newest bike to join Indian’s Elite program. With only 150 units available globally, it is a touring bike that Indian says is “designed for riders who value the journey as much as the destination.” The bike is powered by a liquid-cooled 108ci PowerPlus V-Twin making a claimed 122 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque at 3,800 rpm and mated to a 6-speed gearbox and slip/assist clutch. The Indian Pursuit Elite has electronically adjustable rear suspension preload from Fox that is managed from the bike’s infotainment system, and braking comes from Brembo.
The Indian Pursuit Elite has Adaptive LED headlight combined with Pathfinder S LED driving lights and saddlebag lights, heated seats for both rider and passenger, and more than 35 gallons of remote-locking storage. The 2023 Indian Pursuit Elite comes in premium Super Graphite Metallic and Black Metallic paint with Shadow Bronze Chrome accents. Color-matched Elite badging and premium components complete the bike’s design. Pricing starts at $39,999.
2023 Indian Sport Chief
The 2023 Indian Sport Chief is a bike the company says is its most aggressive iteration of the legendary Chief. The Sport Chief features the air-cooled Thunderstroke 116 49-degree V-Twin found on the Dark Horse versions of the Chief, Chief Bobber, and Super Chief and making a claimed 120 lb-ft of torque. The suspension and brakes of the Sport Chief get a major upgrade over previous Chief iterations, including the same front end as used on the Challenger bagger with its 43mm KYB inverted fork and pair of Brembo 4-piston calipers biting 320mm rotors. New piggyback FOX shocks bump travel by an inch and lean angle by 1 degree over the Chief base models. And from a visual standpoint, a new quarter-fairing sets the Sport Chief apart, combined with a new moto-style bar with a machined triple clamp and 6-inch riser.
2023 Kawasaki KLR650 S
The 2023 Kawasaki KLR650 S features the same liquid-cooled 652cc single-cylinder engine, digital instrumentation panel, high-tensile double-cradle frame, and LED headlight with last year’s updated KLR650 (check out our video review of the 2022 Kawasaki KLR650). The KLR650 S adds model configurations for added versatility, including lower front and rear suspension. The bike comes in two colors starting at $6,899.
2023 Kawasaki KLX230 and KLX230 S
Designed to be lightweight and easily maneuverable for both trail and street riding, the 2023 Kawasaki KLX230 and KLX230 S feature a 4-stroke 233cc air-cooled engine with electric start and a compact steel perimeter frame. The short 54.3-inch wheelbase along with the high 10.4-inch ground clearance adds to the maneuverability of the bike. The KLX230 S has a lower seat height and shorter wheel travel. The KLX230 and KLX230S come in Battle Gray starting at $4,999, and the KLX230 S adds Lime Green.
2023 Kawasaki KLX230SM
The all-new 2023 Kawasaki KLX230SM is the newest addition to the Kawasaki family and is based on the the same 233cc air-cooled engine and electric start of its KLX230 stablemates. The KLX230SM features 17-inch front and rear wheels that are wider than the wheels on the KLX230, as well as 37mm inverted forks. The KLX230SM comes in two different colors starting at $5,299.
2023 Kawasaki Ninja 650
Similar to previous iterations, the 2023 Kawasaki Ninja 650 features a 649cc parallel-Twin engine, a 4.3 -inch TFT display, twin LED headlights, and smartphone connectivity. However, new to the 2023 model is the inclusion of Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC) with two separate modes. The 2023 Ninja 650 comes in two colors starting at $7,999.
2023 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4RR KRT Edition
The new track-focused 2023 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4RR KRT Edition has a new liquid-cooled, DOHC 16-valve 399cc inline-Four making a claimed peak of 26.5 lb-ft of torque at 11,000 rpm. The bike is equipped with throttle-by-wire and features four ride modes that adjust traction control and power mode. It has a 6-speed transmission with a slip/assist clutch and an up/down quickshifter, and up front is a 4.3-inch color TFT display that includes a Circuit Mode for track riding. The 2023 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4RR KRT Edition comes in a Lime Green/Ebony color scheme starting at $9,699 and available this spring.
2023 Kawasaki Z650
The naked 2023 Kawasaki Z650 also features a 649cc parallel-Twin, and like previous models, it includes a 4.3-inch TRT display, LED headlight, a thick passenger seat, and smartphone connectivity. Similar to the Ninja 650, the main update to the 2023 model of the Z650 is the addition of Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC) with two separate modes. The 2023 Z650 comes in two colors for $7,749.
2023 KTM 390 Adventure
Still featuring a compact 4-stroke DOHC 373cc Single with four valves, a balancer shaft, a PASC slip/assist clutch, and electronic fuel injection, the 2023 KTM 390 Adventure has been given a new look and increased off-road capability. The bike offers Offroad ride mode and Offroad ABS, as well as throttle-by-wire, Motorcycle Traction Control, and cornering ABS. It has Brembo BYBRE brakes, adjustable WP APEX suspension, and new spoked wheels with black anodized aluminum rims. The 2023 KTM 390 Adventure will be available in March starting at $7,399.
2023 KTM 450 SMR
Designed for the track only, the 2023 KTM 450 SMR has a 449.9cc liquid-cooled, SOHC Single putting out a claimed 63 hp, and the engine weighs just 59.5 lb, nearly a pound lighter than the previous model. In addition to the features riders already love about the KTM 450 SMR (read our review of the 2021 model here), the 2023 model includes a redesigned Pankl Racing Systems 5-speed gearbox and a new Quickshift sensor on the shift drum for clutchless upshifts, which can be disabled through the handlebar switch.
Other updates for the 2023 KTM 450 SMR include a revised shock mount, redesigned high-grade aluminum CNC-machined triple clamps offering increased grip surface, altered longitudinal and torsional flex and frame-wall thickness, suspension updates, revised ergonomics, and more. KTM is still only listing the 2022 model pricing of $11,999.
2023 KTM 690 Enduro R and 690 SMC R
For 2023, KTM has updated the aesthetics of its KTM 690 Enduro R and KTM 690 SMC R. Both bikes still feature the liquid-cooled 693cc LC4 single-cylinder engine, a 6-speed gearbox with Quickshifter+, throttle-by-wire, a PASC slipper clutch, and dual balancer shafts. The LC4 machines also still benefit from cornering ABS, Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC), and two ride modes, and both bikes feature adjustable suspension and Brembo brakes. The 2023 KTM 690 Enduro R takes its styling cues from the competition-Enduro range, and the KTM 690 SMC R comes in an all-new blue and orange adornment to the fray. Pricing starts at $12,999 for both models.
2023 KTM 790 Duke
The 2023 KTM 790 Duke marks the return of the popular bike to KTM’s North American lineup after a brief hiatus. The 790 Duke will be powered by KTM’s LC8c parallel-Twin DOHC engine with 799cc of displacement and two balancer shafts for smooth power delivery and minimum vibration. The bike features throttle-by-wire, a PASC slip/assist clutch, three ride modes (Rain, Street, and Sport), lean-angle-sensitive Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC), cornering ABS with Supermoto mode, and other great standard and optional features. Pricing starts at $9,199.
2023 KTM 890 Adventure
The 2023 KTM 890 Adventure was announced in November and joins the KTM 890 Adventure R announced two months earlier (see below). The bike features a liquid-cooled 889cc LC8 parallel-Twin, a 6-speed gearbox, the PASC slip/assist clutch, Bosch EMS with throttle-by-wire, and Dell’Orto throttle bodies with an integrated knock sensor for handling varying fuel quality. Updates for 2023 include changes to the fairing between the front of the bike and the fuel tank, a reworked suspension front and back, a new ABS unit, and other technical and aesthetic changes. Pricing starts at $13,949.
2023 KTM 890 Adventure R
The KTM 890 Adventure R was introduced two years ago (read our Road Test Review of the 2021 model here), and the updated 2023 KTM 890 Adventure R features upgrades that enhance its off-road capabilities and performance. The 890 Adventure R still has a liquid-cooled 889cc transverse parallel-Twin but now offers new aesthetics, a retuned suspension package, updated ABS, a new Demo mode and 5-inch TFT display, and more rider aides. Pricing starts at $15,199.
2023 KTM Super Adventure R
The updated 2023 KTM Super Adventure R is a bike the company says is oriented for “hardcore offroad adventurers who want and need premium kit to level any landscape or terrain.” The bike still features a liquid-cooled 1,301cc LC8 V-Twin, a 6-speed Pankl transmission, a PASC slip/assist clutch, and optional Quickshifter+. The KTM Super Adventure R also still has WP XPLOR fully adjustable suspension, Motorcycle Traction Control, Motorcycle Stability Control, various ride modes, ABS, and more. The bike’s navigation potential has been upgraded for 2023, and it comes in a new sporting white color and graphic scheme starting at $20,299.
2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S
Similar to the KTM Super Adventure R, the 2023 KTM Super Adventure S is powered by a liquid-cooled 1,301cc LC8 V-Twin mated to a 6-speed Pankl transmission, a PASC slip/assist clutch, and optional Quickshifter+. The bike has a 22-lb chromoly stainless-steel frame, vertically stacked LEDs with low beam, high beam, and cornering lights that illuminate sequentially as lean angle increases, a reengineered windscreen and adjuster, a height-adjustable seat (33.4 or 34.2 inches), and a new lightweight aluminum sidestand. Also like the Super Adventure R, the KTM Super Adventure S features augmented navigation software, and for 2023, it will come in two new color schemes: the iconic KTM orange-and-black trim or the more neutral hue of KTM’s Graded Gray aesthetic. Pricing starts at $20,299.
2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT
The 2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT is the second Duke to rejoin KTM’s North American lineup for 2023 after a brief hiatus, along with the 790 Duke (see above). The bike has enhanced emissions control, a reworked 1,301cc LC8 V-twin engine, and the same standard features of the 1290 Super Duke R Evo, including new lightweight wheels wrapped in new Continental ContiSportAttack 4 tires. The WP APEX semi-active suspension on the 1290 Super Duke GT has been geared for the long-distance tourer, as well as a larger 6.1-gal tank.
Additionally, the 2023 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT has a new 7-inch TFT display with a newly designed layout, and the bike will debut an all-new navigation system called Turn-by-Turn Plus, which will be available via KTMconnect and further enhance the touring experience. Pricing starts at $19,799, and the saddlebags are sold separately as accessories.
2023 KTM RC 8C
In only the second iteration of the model, the competition-only 2023 KTM RC 8C features an evolved 889cc LC8c DOHC parallel-Twin molded specifically for the circuit, upgraded electronic features, more weight-saving solutions, and several high-end components aimed toward ensuring the bike’s competitiveness. KTM increased maximum power, torque, and the 12,000rpm rev ceiling and dropped the bikes dry weight to 313 lb. Additionally, KTM said the refined electronics on the 2023 RC 8C can match any setting of traction control, mapping, and engine braking with a rider’s level of ability (or ambition).
Only 200 editions of the 2023 KTM RC 8C will be made and will come in KTM’s distinctive orange frame with razor black graphics and a special serial number stamped onto the triple clamp. Pricing starts at $39,995.
2023 LiveWire S2 Del Mar
Harley-Davidson and its LiveWire brand have introduced the second all-electric model, the 2023 LiveWire S2 Del Mar, which is smaller, lighter, and less expensive than the LiveWire ONE. The street-tracker is said to produce 80 hp and weigh 431 lbs, yielding a 0-60-mph time of just 3.1 seconds. City range is said to be 110 miles, and highway range will be significantly lower. LiveWire offered 100 serialized “Del Mar Launch Edition” models (shown above) with an exclusive paint scheme and a unique wheel design for $17,699, but all were sold out in the first 18 minutes. Those who missed the opportunity can get their name on a waiting list for when regular production models ($15,000) are available in the spring of 2023.
2023 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone Special Edition
The Moto Guzzi V7 Stone was updated for 2021 with a larger air-cooled 853cc longitudinal 90-degree V-Twin making a claimed 65 hp at 6,800 rpm and 54 lb-ft of torque at 5,000 rpm, among other updates. The 2023 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone Special Edition features a new Arrow exhaust system, which the company says has led to gains in performance, bumping up to 65.7 hp at 6,700 rpm and 55.3 lb-ft of torque at 4,900 rpm. From a visual standpoint, Moto Guzzi has swapped out the matte shades typical of the Stone version for a special Shining Black color scheme, enhanced on the tank with graphics and red details that recall the style traits of the Eagle brand’s sportiest models. Pricing and availability have not been announced.
2023 Piaggio 1
Piaggio has upgraded the electric motor that powers the 2023 Piaggio 1 range to deliver better performance. The moped version (Piaggio 1) has a claimed 3.1 hp from its motor built into the rear wheel and has a top speed limited to 27 mph. The motorbike version (Piaggio 1 Active) reaches 4 hp. Top speed was not announced. Piaggio says acceleration has increased 14% on Piaggio 1 and almost 12% on Piaggio 1 Active. Pricing has not yet been announced.
2023 Royal Enfield Scram 411
The 2023 Royal Enfield Scram 411 brings scrambler styling to the Himalayan adventure bike platform, which was updated for 2022. It’s powered by an air-cooled 411cc single-cylinder engine carried in a Harris Performance chassis. Royal Enfield says the Scram 411’s versatile geometry and comfortable ergonomics give the lightweight bike a unique combination of on-road agility and capability on trails. It’s available in nine different color/style configurations, and MSRP is $5,099.
2023 Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650
The 2023 Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 touring motorcycle was unveiled at EICMA in Milan, Italy, in November and features an all-new chassis with a low center of gravity, several color options, and two optional accessory packages: The Solo Tourer Genuine Motorcycle and the Grand Tourer. The Super Meteor 650 has the same 648cc air-cooled parallel-Twin found in Royal Enfield’s Continental GT and the INT650, all producing a claimed 38 lb-ft of torque and 47 hp. The seven color choices depend on the accessory package. Pricing has not yet been announced.
2023 Suzuki GSX-8S
Powered by Suzuki’s all-new 776cc DOHC parallel-Twin engine with a 270-degree firing order for strong torque production, the 2023 Suzuki GXS-8S features the ride-by-wire electronic throttle control system, Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS), and the Bi-directional Quick Shift system. The 2023 Suzuki GSX-8S also comes with Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) with a three-mode Suzuki Drive Mode Selector, the four-mode Advanced Traction Control System, ABS, and Suzuki’s Easy Start and Low RPM Assist systems.
Suspension is provided by a KYB inverted fork and dedicated link-type mono-shock KYB suspension in the rear, and stopping power comes from Nissin radial-mount 4-piston front brake calipers mated with 310mm outer diameter floating-mount dual discs. The rear brake has a 240mm outer diameter disc and uses a single-piston pin-slide caliper.
Buyers can select from Suzuki’s Pearl Cosmic Blue, Pearl Tech White, or Metallic Matte Black No. 2 / Glass Sparkle Black paint scheme. The 2023 Suzuki GSX-8S is expected to hit dealers in June with an MSRP of $8,849.
2023 Suzuki V-Strom 800DE
Powered by Suzuki’s all-new 776cc DOHC parallel-Twin engine, the 2023 Suzuki V-Strom 800DE (and the V-Strom 800DE Adventure) is aimed at riders who want a middleweight adventure bike that is fully capable both on-road and off-road. It has a 21-inch front wheel, spoked rims front and rear, and the longest suspension travel and most ground clearance of any V-Strom model.
The V-Strom 800DE is equipped with the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) that includes traction control with a trail-oriented Gravel mode, ABS with two levels of sensitivity plus the ability to switch off ABS at the rear wheel, a bi-directional quickshifter, and Suzuki’s Easy Start and Low RPM Assist systems.
The 2023 Suzuki V-Strom 800DE will be available in two colorways: Champion Yellow No. 2 with gold rims or Glass Matte Mechanical Gray with black rims. The 2023 Suzuki V-Strom 800DE Adventure, which features black-anodized 37-liter side cases, side protection bars, and a large aluminum skid plate, will be available in Glass Sparkle Black with gold rims. A full line of dedicated accessories will also be available. The 2023 Suzuki V-Strom 800DE and V-Strom 800DE Adventure are expected to hit dealers in May. The 800DE will start at $11,349, and the 800DE Adventure will start at $12,999.
2023 Suzuki V-Strom 1050
The 2023 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 has a liquid-cooled, 1,037cc 90-degree V-Twin. When we tested the 2020 Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT, it made 96 hp at 8,500 rpm and 66 lb-ft of torque at 6,300 rpm on Jett Tuning’s rear-wheel dyno. The 2023 V-Strom 1050 has a 6-speed gearbox with higher 1st and 6th ratios, an updated throttle-by-wire system, a new ABS control unit, a new CAN (Controller Area Network) wiring system, and a new 32-bit ECM (Engine Control Module).
The new V-Strom 1050 also includes many features previously only available on the XT models, including a 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (SIRS) electronics suite – which includes ride modes, cornering ABS, multimode traction control, cruise control, and braking systems that compensate for hill starts, slope, and load – as well as an up/down quickshifter, a new 5-inch TFT display, a new windscreen, and more. Pricing has yet to be announced.
2023 Suzuki V-Strom 1050DE and V-Strom 1050DE Adventure
The 2023 Suzuki V-Strom 1050DE and 1050DE Adventure share the same engine as the 2023 Suzuki V-Strom, as well as the new and updated features of the V-Strom (see above) and will replace the previous V-Strom 1050XT and V-Strom 1050XT Adventure models.
However, the DE models are more geared toward off-road adventures, featuring a 21-inch front wheel with a tube-type rim for maximum durability, a 17-inch tubeless rear wheel, and Dunlop Trailmax Mixtour adventure tires. They also add a new Gravity (G) traction control option in the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System, the ability to switch off ABS at the rear wheel, their own dedicated chassis geometry and suspension system, a longer swingarm, and other adventure motorcycle-specific offerings. The DE Adventure adds a set of 37-liter aluminum panniers with an anodized silver finish that attach to powdercoated, stainless-steel carriers. Pricing has yet to be announced.
2024 Triumph Street Triple 765 Range
This is another one that is slightly jumping the gun, but when Triumph said the new Street Triple 765 range would be in dealerships in the spring of 2023, we wanted to give you something to be excited for. The Triple 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 on 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.
2023 Triumph Tiger 1200
The folks in Hinckley have been busy. They’ve shaved 55 pounds off the new 2023 Triumph Tiger 1200, given it a 147-hp Triple, and equipped it with an all-new chassis and electronics. Five variants are available: the street-focused GT ($19,100), GT Pro ($21,400), and GT Explorer ($23,100) and the off-road-ready Rally Pro ($22,500) and Rally Explorer ($24,200).
2023 Vespa GTS
After four years without a new Vespa model, the Piaggio Group announced in October 2022 the release of the 2023 Vespa GTS range, which includes the GTS, GTS Sport, GTS SuperSport, and GTS SuperTech. The scooters feature a 4-stroke, liquid-cooled 300cc high performance engine (HPE) offering a claimed 23.8 hp at 8,250 rpm and the same steel body, but the GTS range features new suspension, a new seat, and some other updated features. The Vespa GTS scooters come in 14 different color schemes starting at $7,799.
2023 Yamaha MT-07
The 2023 Yamaha MT-07 will hit the market with key tech upgrades that enhance the overall package while remaining true to the hypernaked bike’s basic concept. The bike still features a liquid-cooled 689cc DOHC parallel-Twin that made 68 hp and 46.5 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheel when we dyno tested the 2021 model.
One of the most significant additions for the 2023 Yamaha MT-07 is the installation of a new 5-inch full-color TFT display that provides a choice of two different screen modes: Street or Touring. The 2023 MT-07 also now features Yamaha Motorcycle Connect smartphone connectivity, which works in conjunction with the free Y-Connect app to enable a direct connection between motorcycle and smartphone, enabling a wide range of new capabilities, including phone and music control, as well as a newly available Garmin turn-by-turn navigation system. The 2023 Yamaha MT-07 will be offered in three color options: Cyan Storm, Team Yamaha Blue and Matte Raven Black. It will be available from dealers beginning April 2023 for an MSRP of $8,199.
2023 Yamaha XMAX Sport Scooter
The 2023 Yamaha XMAX has received its first major update since the sport scooter’s introduction in 2018. It still features a liquid-cooled 292cc Blue Core single-cylinder engine, a telescoping front fork, a 15-inch front wheel, a 14-inch rear wheel, traction control, and disc brakes front and rear. Claimed fuel economy on the 2018 XMAX was 75 mpg.
Virtually every part of the XMAX’s exterior has been redesigned for 2023, including the addition of a new 4.2-inch color TFT infotainment display located below the 3.2-inch LCD speedometer, as well as a new handlebar-mounted switchgear to enable connectivity control. Also new this year, Yamaha is introducing Y-Connect smartphone connectivity allowing riders to connect their smartphone directly to their scooter, enabling a wide range of new capabilities, including phone and music control, as well as a newly available Garmin turn-by-turn navigation system. The 2023 Yamaha XMAX will be offered in Granite Gray and will be available from dealers beginning January 2023 for an MSRP of $6,099.