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The Best Bike Releases in 2022
Jake T · January 13, 2022
The New Year often brings in new resolutions... is one of those resolutions a new bike? No? Well, we're not here to tempt you 🤥 but as you're here, why not have a gander through the best bike releases of 2022.
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The third iteration of the famed Hayabusa brings a redesign and refined bike, which still puts justice to the legend. The new Suzuki brings a more nimble ride and an even stronger power delivery with a whole host of electrical upgrades to make it an absolute joy to ride.
The king of the boxers, this 1800cc beast was an instant hit when first released. 2022 brings us the transcontinental, a full-on touring spec bike complete with panniers, top box and a huge 10.25” TFT display. This 427kg monster is certainly built for comfort.
Ducati have a multitude of new offerings in 2022, and we’ve got to say, they all look brilliant.
Ducati V4 Multistrada
The new V4 Multistrada Pikes peak is the Adventure Sport that packs a punch. Developed to bring all the sporty qualities of the Multistrada to the forefront. With 17 inch wheels and Ohlins suspension, this V4 looks like heaps of fun.
This is definitely one of the bikes we’re most excited to see in 2022. The DesertX is an out and out adventure bike. With a wonderfully good looking retro feel, this is the first modern Ducati with a 21” front wheel and 18” rear to give you all the off-roading capability you could dream of.
For the sports bike lovers, Honda has released their brand new Honda CBR1000RR-R SP Fireblade (Reckon they could have squeezed another R in there?). This eagerly awaited machine comes in the beautiful 30th Anniversary livery which is guaranteed to turn heads.
Like Ducati, Yamaha is due to bring out some absolute corkers in 2022.
Yamaha MT-10 SP
Building on the incredible success of the MT-10 this aggressive looking hyper naked is a heavy hitter. With its torquey 998cc liquid-cooled inline 4 and advanced Ohlins semi-active suspension along with the advanced Quick Shitdt System and Advanced Ride-By-Wire throttle, the MT-10 SP isn’t hanging about.
The new XSR900 has a distinctly retro look but the bike underneath is anything but. Packed with some great rider aids such as A&S clutch, Cruise Control and TFT display. Making this three-cylinder 890cc sports heritage an absolute joy to ride.
Yamaha took the bold choice to discontinue the popular R6 and replace it with this all-new R7. Built around the MT-07, the twin-cylinder has been refined into an out and out sports machine. For this year you will also be able to purchase the R7 in the stunning 60th Anniversary GP livery.
The release of this new speed Triple 1200 RR caused quite a stir at the end of 2021. The performance focussed RR cuts a striking view with its semi faired cockpit. With clip-on bars and semi-active suspension topped off with Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa V3 tyres deliver a truly sports-inspired ride.
Utilising the success of the Trident, Triumph has decided to build a lightweight adventure sport motorcycle. With Michelin 5 road tyres, Showa suspension and Nissin brakes, the 660 fills you with confidence. Triumph offers a few different specs to choose from so you can have fun wherever your ride takes you.
Other notable mentions to check out:
- BSA Gold Star
- Aprilia Tuareg 660
- Kawasaki Z900RS SE
- 2022 Husqvarna Norden 901
- 2022 KTM 390 Adventure
- 2022 Zero S
- Triumph Tiger 1200
- 2022 Kawasaki Z125
- Maeving RM