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If “new year, new bike” is your current feeling, you are in luck. 2022 had no shortage of great bikes coming onto the market. And as with every new round of model releases, we got to see improvements in engines, safety features and performance.
From sporty adventure tourers to classic cruisers, there is something for everyone in this latest selection of motorcycles. Whether you’re looking for a reliable everyday commuter or an adrenaline-pumping weekend ride, we have compiled a list of five of the best motorcycles from 2022 that will surely make heads turn as you cruise down the road.
The RE Super Meteor 650 is a traditional cruiser-style motorcycle equipped with a 648cc parallel-twin engine that produces 47 horsepower, making it an outstanding A2 option. The motorcycle offers a comfortable and quality ride with its outstanding looks and appealing price point.
Of course, cruisers don’t have the best power-to-weight ratio, and A2s have their limits. If you want something better optimised for speed, the rest of this list has you covered for options.
Kawasaki’s ZX-10R is a beast of a motorcycle, equipped with a powerful 998cc inline-four engine that produces a whopping 200 horsepower. The motorcycle is designed to provide the ultimate racing experience, with a host of advanced features, including electronic cruise control, quick-shifter, and an advanced traction control system.
Not one for beginners, the Kawasaki ZX-10R is for the experienced adrenaline junkie who wants to make a statement.
Honda is always a contender in any best motorbikes list, and here we have not just one but two to discuss. Both the Honda CB750 Hornet and Honda XL750 Transalp are powered by a new 755cc OHC 4-stroke, 8-valve, Parallel Twin engine, capable of producing a formidable 90bhp.
The Hornet is a great middleweight bike, competitively priced and perfectly suited to beginners. The Transalp, comparatively, is a versatile design perfect for both on and off the road. Ideal for the more experienced adventurer.
The Triumph Tiger 1200 has been completely revamped for 2023, with improvements introduced across the board. The engine is more powerful, the frame has improved, and an insane 25 kilos has been reduced from this model compared to its predecessors. With far less weight to lug around, performance has been significantly boosted. The new Tiger 1200 is a bike of supreme comfort and versatility.
To meet a diverse range of budget and spec demands, Triumph has a bunch of customisations available and a few versions to select from. For touring, you have the GT versions, while the Rally speaks more to the off-road enthusiast. Prices can run anywhere from £14k to £18k+.
Whether you’re a seasoned rider or a beginner, a cruiser, tourer or off-road rider, there are so many great bikes currently available. What’s best for you will depend more on your budget and your personal preferences, but the top motorbikes of 2022 above are a great place to start your search.
For those sticking to their good old bikes for a little longer, don’t forget to look after your motorbike suspension. Even if you do buy brand new, bank this advice for the future. MH Suspensions deals in premium suspension products and services to keep you riding and racing for longer.
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