The best new motorbikes to get excited about in 2022

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The team at Bikesure are counting down the days till their favourite new motorbikes are launched in 2022. Here are Bikesure’s top 12 new motorbikes to look out for. 

1. Ducati Multistrada Pikes Peak

With a dedicated riding position, 17″ wheels, sports tyres, single-sided swingarm, Öhlins suspension and new “Race Riding Mode”, the V4 Pikes Peak takes the sports qualities of the Multistrada to a whole new level and is definitely one of the new motorbikes to look out for next year,. 

The V4 Pikes Peak is the sportiest and most powerful Multistrada ever in the crossover range. We’re sure the ride will be exciting, adrenaline-fuelled and hugely satisfying.

The bike is powered by the V4 Granturismo engine, which delivers 170hp at 10,500rpm, guaranteeing high performance sports riding on the track or open highway.

2. Triumph Tiger 1200

Stunning from every angle, the new Triumph Tiger 1200 is not a motorcycle for scaredy cats! Its reincarnation for 2022 will show a transformation in weight, handling, power and capability. 

The Tiger 1200 has it all, from its all-new and imposing upright poise and its striking and lightweight front end, to its incredible ground clearance, every element combines to promise the ultimate adventure ride. 

The Tiger 1200 has been designed to be the world’s most compact, agile and maneuverable large-capacity adventure motorcycle. It has to be ridden to be believed. 

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3. Suzuki GSX-S1000GT

Superbike performance paired with the latest technology and all-day comfort allows the new GSX-S1000GT to deliver new levels of sports touring capability and it’s clearly one of the best new motorbikes to look out for next year. It has comfort in spades, for both rider and pillion, no matter how long the journey. 

The thrilling 152PS, torque-rich powerplant and seamless quickshifter is just the start. A comfortable yet dynamic chassis, hard-luggage capability and cruise control means it will be a joy to ride, and ride a little further. 

All this is combined with striking looks, a premium finish and a 6.5” colour screen with smartphone connectivity. 

4. Indian Chief Bobber Dark Horse

Built with attitude and liveried in a matte black finish, you will get the feeling the Bobber Dark Horse is not a machine to be messed with.

The welded steel tube frame, large headlight bucket with nacelle, and covered forks and rear shocks give a nod to traditional bobber style, while the 4″ touchscreen maintains a classic look by disguising itself as an analogue gauge. 

Use it as a speedo and a tach, but it also provides navigation, ride mode options, lets you answer and decline calls, and manage your music from any Bluetooth-connected device. 

There are three ride modes to enjoy  — Tour, Standard, and Sport — for a trip that’s tailored to your riding style.

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5. Kawasaki ZX-10R 

The ZX-10R has an all-new aerodynamic body with integrated winglets, compact and light LED headlights, TFT colour instruments, and Smartphone connectivity, as well as upgrades based on Kawasaki Racing Team World Superbike experience. 

The Performance versions include a number of new features, including 

a Carbon Akrapovic slip-on exhaust with a sporty sound and increased performance, knee pads, and a smoke windshield.

There are four integrated riding modes: Sport, Road, Rain, Rider (Manual), to eat up the miles in any conditions. 

Chuck in the high-performance Brembo brakes, high-grade suspension, integrated winglets built into the upper cowl to generate downforce and electronic cruise control and you’re all set for the long haul. 

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6. Buell Hammerhead 1190

Buell restarted its production line on 1 November 2021 following the latest relaunch of the American icon, with the all new Buell Hammerhead 1190 sportsbike – the first to hit the streets.

A re-engineered update of the 2016 Erik Buell Racing 1190 RX, the Hammerhead, has been given a major overhaul complete with new front-end and fairing with fish gill air intakes.

Producing 185bhp from its 72-degree V-Twin engine, the new model is both lighter and faster than its predecessor and promises to be some ride.

7. Yamaha MT-10 

The MT-10 is the most powerful Hyper Naked motorcycle Yamaha has  ever created. This bike has some serious power, combined with dream-like handling and corner-carving precision. 

It boasts Bluetooth connectivity, multi-function LCD instruments, Torque-rich 4-cylinder ‘CP4’ crossplane engine, lightweight aluminium Deltabox main frame, agile short 1400mm wheelbase, fully adjustable high specification suspension, A&S clutch and Quick Shifter System (QSS) and a host of other essentials to enhance the ride experience. Impressed? We think you will be!

8. Norton V4SV

The re-engineered V4SV claims to be the most luxurious British superbike ever created, and who are we to argue?

The design for the V4SV was inspired by Norton’s extensive and much-celebrated experiences at the Isle of Man TT. The result is the V4SV with bold lines, creating an aggressive yet sleek silhouette. It’s slim and compact and delivers an incredibly responsive ride. 

It’s perfect, in fact, for the twists, turns, inclines and ascents of the Isle of Man TT, where it underwent pre-production race track testing.

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9. Zero SR

We couldn’t provide a list of motorbikes to look forward to in 2022 without an electric, and here it is – the Zero SR. But it is no token gesture, it’s there on merit regardless of its power sauce. 

Inspired by cutting-edge aerospace design, the look of the SR is rooted in its aerodynamic fairing. 

The SR/S delivers 140ft-lbs of torque and 110 horsepower with the simple twist of a throttle thanks to the class-leading performance and efficiency of Zero’s new ZF75-10 motor and new ZF14.4+ (standard) and 15.6+ (premium) kWh lithium-ion battery. 

And what makes it better, you can get additional range and battery capacity with a swift Cypher Store upgrade to unlock up to 17.3kWh.

10. Harley-Davidson Sportster S 

The Harley-Davidson Sportster S has undergone a radical update for 2022. An all-new engine, the Revolution Max 1250T, is similar to the motor on the new Pan America adventure machine, and at the cutting-edge in terms of technology and emissions.

As you would expect from a Harley, the machine looks and sounds like a beast and it’s set off with fat and fabulous tyres. 

The new Sportster is stacked with tech showcased in a single instrument display pod with a four inch round screen. You can control music on your phone via a Bluetooth link, there’s sat-nav using the Harley app, plus tacho, speedo, gear indicator and trip computer functions.

11. BMW R 18 

It’s a beamer so what’s not to like? The R 18 represents BMW’s offering in the Harley-Davidson dominated cruiser market. 

It’s powered by an 1802cc flat-twin engine which pumps out 90 horsepower and a gripping 116lb-ft of torque, while delivering a comfortable top speed in excess of 110mph.

Make no mistakes, the R1 18 is a heavyweight, but slow speed maneuverability and high speed stability is enhanced by the short rake and forks mounted behind the steering head.

There’s a 10.25-inch TFT display and rider control module and a smart analogye speedo, while a rev counter completes the stylish look.

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12. Honda NT1100

The all-new sports tourer, the NT1100, is so versatile. It’s agile enough to cut through the traffic of the city with its easy handling and long-travel suspension, but it’s also designed with touring in mind. 

It boasts a powerful twin-cylinder engine, high equipment level and comfortable GT design for two. Add premium riding technology – and the option of six-speed Dual Clutch Transmission – and you’ll be set to hit the road in style. 

Equipment levels are impressive. Alongside panniers, the NT1100 has a 20L fuel tank – giving 400km range – heated grips, cruise control, USB/ACC sockets and rear carrier.

Insurance for your new motorbike

Whichever new motorcycles you choose to invest your cash in during 2022, you can provide it the very best protection with a bespoke insurance deal from Bikesure, the specialist motorcycle insurance broker. 

Call Bikesure on 0808 506 2074 for a fast quote, or book a call back at a time that suits you. 

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