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January 2, 2024

Below is a list of the most interesting and high-profile new motorcycles in 2024. Taste is personal but this year seriously brings a series of very nice machines, some of which are attractive even with the pricing.

Aprilia RS 457

A party animal for those looking for a light, sporty motorcycle. From a two-cylinder upright twin, the Aprilia RS 457 delivers 35 kW (48 hp). The automatic camshaft adjustment provides plenty of pulling power, even at low revs at the bottom end. And that with a weight of only 159 kg. In short, a very playful and agile bike, with LED lighting and an updated cockpit with a 5-inch color display. The RS 457 will appear in 2024, only we don’t yet know exactly when. More at

BMW R 12 and R 12 nineT

The BMW R 1300 GS is the hit of 2023. The 2024 BMW R 12 and R 12 nineT, however, are no-holds-barred roadsters in which the air-oil-cooled boxer block, which has been used for more than a decade, provides propulsion. The look is pure and larded with details that remind you of classic BMW boxers. The 1,170 cc boxer produces 109 hp in the R 12 nineT and 95 hp in the R12. Prices are respectively: from 20,990 euros (nineT) and 16,990 euros.

Ducati Hypermotard 698 Mono

A 77.5-hp, single-cylinder engine at a whopping 9,750 rpm from a displacement of 659cc, these are the ingredients of the new Ducati Hypermotard 698 Mono. That thick 77 hp is too much if you have an A2 motorcycle license, but you can also buy the Hypermotard 698 in a version tweaked to 35 kW for A2. The Hypermotard weighs only 151 kg thanks to the use of many aluminum components. Price: from 14,690 euros. More at

Ducati Multistrada V4 RS

Is this the challenger to the BMW R 1300 GS in 2024? The most powerful Ducati Multistrada ever with a 1,103cc V4 engine, also used in Ducati’s MotoGP racer. This produces less power in the Multistrada, but 180 hp is still a lot for an allroad at an engine weight of 225 kg. The frame is made of titanium and further, the machine offers all possible electronic systems that assist you while riding and also contribute to safety. All that comes with a price tag: starting at 43,990 euros. Still, 20 grand more than a base R 1300 GS, so it has nothing to worry about.

Ducati Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour

As of January 2024, you can expect to see the Ducati Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour in the showroom. This is a strongly touring-oriented allroad with the same 170-hp V4 engine of the Granturismo version. With luxury features such as a heatable seat and grips, tire pressure monitoring, quick shifter and keyless starting. Price: from 31,790 euros. Learn more at

Honda CB1000 Hornet

The Honda CB100 Hornet is a naked bike, the latest addition to the Hornet series that further consists of the also fairly new CB500 Hornet and the long-rumored CB750 Hornet. The 1000 version is the most aggressive of the bunch, which can sting considerably with its power of 150 hp and more than 100 Nm of torque. During 2024, this powerful Hornet will hit the market. Follow it at

Honda NX500

For owners of the motorcycle license A2, this is an interesting motorcycle and also very affordable. The Honda NX500 looks like a mature allroad, with, for example, dual front brake discs and a well-protective high fairing. The two-cylinder produces 48 hp and is quite economical, with an average consumption of 3.6 l/100 km, according to Honda. A Showa fork with 41 mm fork legs promises fine control and stability. And you have assistance from traction control, should you find yourself hard on the gas on a surface with gravel. Price: from 8,849 euros.

Kawasaki Z500 SE and Ninja 500

These are the successors to the Kawasaki Z400 and Ninja 400 (with fairing). The 500 versions have a 451cc twin-cylinder with 45 hp. The seat height is almost still as low as that of the 400 variants: 785 mm. The Z500 SE comes from 7,199 euros, the Ninja 500 from 7,949 euros. More at

Kawasaki Eliminator 500

The Kawasaki Eliminator 500 is all-new for 2024. It has the same 451cc twin-cylinder engine as the Z500 SE, but in this case it hangs in the frame of a cruiser. So a bike with a deep, low seat of only 735 mm, a classic tinted look and slightly higher and wider handlebars. And the color choice is simple: two versions but both predominantly black. Price: from 8,199 euros.

Electric Kawasaki Ninja e-1 / Z e-1

Kawasaki chooses to go green, and that does suit this brand’s signature green color scheme. Recently, Kawasaki already introduced the Z7 Hybrid as the world’s first hybrid motorcycle, and now there are also the first electric-powered motorcycles at this brand. These are the Ninja e 1 and Z e-1. They are really meant for the city. The electric motor delivers 5 kW and in boost temporarily 9 kW (12 hp). Its top speed is 99 mph. Performance is comparable to that of a 125cc. Price: from 8,439 euros. Visit for more information.

KTM 30 years of Duke

At KTM, 2024 will mark 30 years of Duke versions. So the 1390 Super DUKE R, the recently released 990 DUKE and the 125 & 390 DUKE have been “festively” sharpened and touched up. This makes the already aggressively styled and brutally steering specimens even more attractive naked bikes. For more information and prices, visit

Moto Guzzi V100 Stelvio

The engine of the Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello, launched last year, is now tucked into an allroad layout and frame. At the same time, Moto Guzzi is taking off the name of its earlier allroad for the newcomer V100 Stelvio. A completely new engine, then, with a 1,042cc liquid-cooled V-twin and an output of 115 hp and 105 Nm of torque. The engine has shaft drive. The design looks attractive, implementing elements from the V 85 TT. Moto Guzzi does not have prices yet; those will follow later when it goes to market.

Suzuki GSX-S1000GX

This is the first crossover at Suzuki. The GSX-S1000GX has the powertrain of the GSX-S1000 but with a much more touring and long travel-oriented look. The fairing and windshield are higher than on the GSX-S1000GT. The 999cc engine produces 152 hp and 106 Nm of torque. Numerous standard electronic systems assist you. It is a pretty fully equipped model at a price starting at 18,449 euros. More at

Suzuki GSX-8R

And a new variant with the 776cc parallel twin engine block presented in 2023. Previously, the GSX-8S, the V-STROM 800 and V-STROM 800DE were marketed with this. The 8R is a more sporty bike, which, like the other 3, is also available in a less powerful version for A2 license holders. Without power reduction, the block produces 83 hp and 78 Nm of torque. The Suzuki GSX-8R has several driving assistance systems, traction control and 3 driving modes. So he’s nice and complete for an 800. Price: from 10,999 euros.

Triumph Scrambler 400X and Speed 400

Triumph steps into the world of lighter motorcycles with the Scrambler 400X and Speed 400. The design language is consistent with the heavier Scrambler and Speed models. With that, the look is briefly retro. Both newcomers have a single-cylinder 398cc engine with 40 hp, plus dual overhead camshafts! Add up the contents three times and you arrive at a 1200cc three-cylinder, familiar from the Tiger 1200. Attractive is the price: starting at 6,795 euros. More at

Yamaha XSR900 GP

While we’re in the retro corner, the Yamaha XSR 900 GP no doubt reminds you of the days when Yamaha dominated the 500cc road racing class in the early 1980s. We know the 900cc engine from the MT-09. The three-cylinder produces 119 horsepower. The XSR900 GP’s fairing and color scheme stem from racers of the 1980s and 1990s, but with state-of-the-art electronic aids and technology behind them. That small window in the front of the tub houses the LED lighting. Handsomely done! You drive it for a price starting at: 15,099 euros.