For motorbike lovers, 2022 guarantees to be an awesome 12 months. Regardless of some manufacturing delays, motorcycle producers have made key developments in engineering and constructing new bikes throughout a spread of classes. Traits to observe this 12 months embody an elevated give attention to off-road and middleweight bikes, new tech and electric powertrains, and a heightened consideration to design and efficiency for monitor and street bikes.
It doesn’t matter what (or the place) you wish to experience, there’s a brand new bike ready for you. Under, we’ve rounded up our favourite new bikes for 2022. Time to hit the street.
The Greatest New Bikes of 2022
1. 2022 MV Agusta Superveloce In the past
This new-classic, high-tech racer is devoted to Grand Prix racing nice Giacomo “In the past” Agostini. The Superveloce is powered by an inline three-cylinder engine that places out 147 horsepower at 13,200 rpm, and it’s outfitted with ‘70s racing-inspired fairings that earn critical bonus factors for motorbike artwork—we love the In the past tribute design in hearth purple with yellow accents.
The bike additionally comes with loads of superior tech, together with engine administration management, an digital quick-shift system, Continental MK100 ABS, a 5.5-inch shade show, Bluetooth functionality, and GPS. Plus, MV Agusta’s MV Ride App permits house owners to observe their motorbike and personalize their driving expertise by tweaking their bike’s suspension, traction management, and ABS settings. Within the app, you may as well work together with the MV Agusta motorbike neighborhood by sharing routes and experiences. For 2022, the Superveloce is available in 4 trendy variations: 800, S, Alpine, and In the past, which gained “Most Lovely Bike of Present” at EICMA 2021.
[Ago starting at $33,500; mvaugusta.com]
2. 2022 Ducati DesertX
We lately took an exclusive test ride on the Superleggera V4, Ducati’s $100K superbike, however that’s not the one notable experience within the firm’s lineup. For 2022, Ducati unveiled a brand new vary fashions, together with the long-awaited DesertX. Bringing riders into the ambiance of Dakar racing, the DesertX represents Ducati’s first critical foray into the off-road expertise. The bike comes with a 21-inch entrance wheel and an 18-inch rear, lengthy stroke suspension, and a brand new body designed particularly for ripping within the grime.
Powering the DesertX is the newest evolution of the water-cooled 937cc Desmodromic 11° Testastretta engine, which pumps out 110 horsepower and 67.5 lb-ft of torque. Superior electronics present six driving modes together with Rally and Enduro (each devoted to off-road driving) in addition to Sport, Touring, City, and Moist modes. The DesertX is provided with a hi-res five-inch shade TFT (thin-film-transistor) show that gives options like turn-by-turn navigation when paired with a cellphone. The DesertX ships in June 2022 to North American dealerships.
[Starting at $16,795; ducati.com]
3. 2022 Indian Chief
To commemorate the one centesimal anniversary of the enduring Indian Chief, Indian Motorbike introduced a big Chief lineup—six fashions in all. The previous decade has seen good improvements in fashion, efficiency, and know-how from Indian Motorbike, and nowhere was that extra obvious than on the revamped Chief. The century-old mannequin was refined into an artfully crafted cruiser that ditched the muddle however preserved the spirit of the unique.
The newest Chief is powered by the model’s air-cooled, 1,811cc Thunderstroke 111 V-twin engine that produces 108 lb-ft of torque. This bike is a badass—no shock its launch impressed customized superstar bike builds, like Jon Bernthal’s “Trouble Maker” constructed by moto legend Carey Hart.
[Starting at $14,499; indianmotorcycle.com]
4. 2022 Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 Particular
In 2021, Harley-Davidson stepped into the journey touring enviornment with the discharge of the Pan America (with Jason Momoa as its official ambassador). The Pan America is powered by H-D’s newest Revolution Max 1250 liquid-cooled engine that delivers 150 ponies and 95 lb-ft of torque with a 9,500 rpm redline.
The 2022 Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 Particular gives riders added suspension versatility, together with a Car Loading Management system that senses rider weight and robotically optimizes rear suspension preload, in addition to cruise, traction, and wheelie controls and a number of experience modes—all simply configured via the bike’s sprint display. As well as, Adaptive Experience Peak makes its debut on the Pan America 1250 Particular; this permits riders to decrease the seat top when stopped. A number of grand greater than the usual mannequin, Pan America 1250 Particular comes loaded with premium options and is priced at $19,999.
[Starting at $19,999; harley-davidson.com]
5. 2022 BMW R 1250 GS Journey
Representing 40 years of BMW journey touring is the Anniversary Version of the BMW R 1250 GS Journey. The R 1250 GS is already among the many prime touring enduro bikes in the marketplace, however the Edition 40 Years GS is an actual stunner. We love its black and yellow paint scheme, a tribute to the R 100 GS of the late ‘80s. With its 1,254cc motor, this bike cranks out 136 horsepower and 105 lb-ft of torque at 7,550 rpm. At 590 kilos, it’s a heavy load, however it’s a manageable experience due to the boxer twin engine’s low heart of gravity. We’d go for the Touring and Dynamic packages together with upgrades like heated seats and adaptive headlights. In that spec, you’ll get to expertise among the finest choices in at this time’s journey motorbike market.
[Starting at $20,345; bmwmotorcycles.com]
6. 2022 Suzuki Hayabusa
The brand new Suzuki GSX1300RR Hayabusa was fully re-engineered and restyled with one aim in thoughts—top-end velocity. The bike’s 1999 predecessor gained acclaim because the world’s quickest manufacturing motorbike with a prime velocity of 194 mph. The brand new third era ‘Busa has a beautiful cockpit fitted with a TFT show—an easy-to-use interface for toggling experience modes, traction and raise controls, ABS settings, and engine braking. The Hayabusa is powered by Suzuki’s 1,340cc liquid-cooled inline-four engine and is geared for 213 mph at 11,000 rpm, however it’s held to a barely much less insane 186 mph by a speed-limiter (motorbike firms have an industry-wide settlement to restrict manufacturing bikes to 186 mph).
In a nod to the paint themes of the unique, the ‘22 Hayabusa is available in Glass Sparkle Black with Sweet Burnt Gold accents or Metallic Matte Sword Silver with Sweet Daring Purple accents (white and blue is a 3rd choice). These colours echo the look of the ‘99 Hayabusa, which got here in three colorways, together with Sweet Antares Purple with Sweet Saturn Black accents.
[Starting at $18,599; suzukicycles.com]
7. 2022 Triumph Velocity Triple 1200 RR
With its modern cockpit fairing and critical café racer vibes, Triumph’s new Velocity Triple RR is a shocking bike that mixes distinctive British magnificence with exhilarating efficiency. It’s powered by a 1,160cc low-inertia three-cylinder motor that delivers 177 horsepower and 92 lb-ft of torque, and it’s decked out with the newest tech. The cockpit includes a full-color, user-configurable TFT instrument panel, and it gives Bluetooth and GoPro connectivity, turn-by-turn navigation, and a Triumph Shift Help up and down quickshifter. It’s additionally the place you may tweak the settings of the Öhlins’ Good EC 2.0 electronically adjustable semi-active suspension bundle. Constructed with light-weight carbon-fiber elements, together with the subtly branded mudguard and sculpted facet panels, the RR is a beautiful sport bike with a well-crafted look.
[Starting at $20,950; triumphmotorcycles.com]
8. 2022 Zero SR
In search of the right electrical motorbike? You’ve discovered it. Zero Bikes lately debuted the 2022 Zero SR, and it gives extra vary and improved efficiency. Constructed on an award-winning metal trellis body, the SR is powered by the ZF 75-10 motor and is the primary mannequin outfitted with a ZFORCE 14.4+ kWh energy pack—that interprets to improved torque and velocity over earlier iterations. And not using a conventional gasoline motor, the SR is extremely gentle (489 lbs), but it nonetheless performs—placing out 74 horsepower and 122 lb-ft of torque. And with its superior body, customized swingarm, and Showa suspension, the bike delivers an intuitive and athletic driving expertise.
Add on Cypher Retailer upgrades (software program modifications will unlock as much as 17.3 kWh of battery capability) and the extra 3.6 kWh Energy Tank accent, and you’ll convey the bike’s complete accessible battery capability to virtually 21 kWh, giving the SR as much as 227 miles of vary. In fact, there’s loads of different useful tech as effectively: The SR is related via mobile networks and it transmits data like bike standing and alerts, charging data, and system updates proper to Zero’s rider app.
[Starting at $17,995; zeromotorcycles.com]
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