The 2022 Honda Motorcycle Lineup + Our Take On Each Model

2022 Honda Motorcycle Lineup
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Here I was all excited to share a brand new motorcycle from Honda, the NT1100. Unfortunately at the time of this writing, this new sport-touring machine has not been officially released for the North American markets. 

The NT1100 is a natural adaptation of the Africa Twin, sharing the same engine and frame, but tweaked for eating up the miles on pavement. When it officially becomes available it will be added to this list.

Outside of the NT1100, there is not much to report being new in the 2022 Honda lineup. There are new colors and small price changes, so let us have a dig into it all. 

Touring

2022 Honda GoldwingStudio shot of the 2022 Honda Goldwing Automatic DCT in Matte Nightshade Blue

The Goldwing glides into 2022 with little change besides the stunning new color. What will be noticed is what’s been lost, and that is the manual transmission model. This year the bagger will only come as the Automatic DCT.

Available Colors: Matte Nightshade Blue

2022 Honda Goldwing TourStudio shot of the 2022 Honda Goldwing Tour Airbag Automatic DCT in Ultra Blue Metallic

Little to report with the Goldwing Tour for 2022. There are 3 versions to choose from, and unlike the bagger, the Tour model can still be had in a manual version. All models see a small price jump over the 2021 versions.

Available Colors: Metallic Black, Ultra Blue Metallic

Adventure

2022 Honda Africa TwinStudio shot of the 2022 Honda Africa Twin in Grand Prix Red

Small tweaks for 2022. The standard version now comes with the same rear carrier as the ES model, and the Africa Twin now has Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. Honda has given us a new color scheme for 2022, Grand Prix Red. Available in both manual and DCT versions, the price has increased by just $100 over the 2021 models. The DCT option is $800.

Available Colors: Grand Prix Red

2022 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports ESStudio shot of the 2022 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES DCT in Pearl White

the Africa Twin now has Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, otherwise is carried over from 2021 with no changes. Available in manual and DCT versions.

Available Colors: Tri-Color, Darkness Black Metallic 

2022 Honda NC750X

Studio shot of the 2022 Honda NC750X in Grand Prix Red

Unchanged from 2021, the NC750X remains, in my mind, the ultimate urban multitool. The 745cc parallel-twin engine is versatile and has plenty of power. The seating position is comfortable no matter where you ride or for how long. There’s a wide selection of accessories, and you can even choose from two transmissions: a conventional manual-clutch six-speed, or Honda’s Automatic DCT. Don’t even get me started on the massive 23-liter storage compartment, it can hold everything. 

Available Colors: Grand Prix Red

2022 Honda CB500X2022-honda-cb500x-abs-pearl_organic_greenblack-1950x1140

Matching the rest of the CB500 family the 500X benefits from the all-new front end. There is a  new inverted Showa SFF-BP fork and new dual-disc front brakes. A lighter front wheel and lighter rear swingarm are part of the list. The CB500X comes into 2022 as an even better adventure partner.

Colors: Pearl Organic Green/Black

Cruiser

2022 Honda Rebel 1100Studio shot of the 2022 Honda Rebel 1100 in Pearl Stallion Brown

No changes for the 2022 model, after coming on the scene as a new model in 2021. 

Standard is a host of technology goodies, including Cruise Control and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC). The system lets you dial in three levels of wheelie control. Optional is Hondas’ DCT transmission.

Available Colors: Metallic Black, Bordeaux Red Metallic, Pearl Stallion Brown

2022 Honda Rebel 500Studio shot of the 2022 Honda Rebel 500 in Pearl Organic Green

The middleweight cruiser is not short on style. No changes for 2022 aside from color. ABS is optional, as are a host of Honda accessories to personalize your Rebel. Low, comfortable, and perfect around town.

Colors Available: Matte Gray Metallic, Pearl Organic Green

2022 Honda Rebel 300Studio shot of the 2022 Honda Rebel 300 in Pearl Blue

No changes for 2022. ABS is optional, as are a host of Honda accessories to personalize your Rebel. Low, comfortable, and perfect around town.

Colors Available: Pearl Blue, Matte Gray Metallic

2022 Honda FuryStudio shot of the 2022 Honda Fury ABS in Pearl Yellow

The Factory Chopper returns for 2022 in Pearl Yellow paint. Powered by a 1312cc V-twin engine, you get plenty of torque from idle to redline. Ride long and low and still have Honda reliability.

Not available in Canada.

Available Colors: Pearl Yellow

2022 Honda Shadow PhantomStudio shot of the 2022 Honda Shadow Phantom in Matte Black

Back in the 2022 Lineup, the Shadow is a total classic. The engine, a blacked-out 745cc V-twin with a throaty twin exhaust, has great down-low torque and runs smooth and easy. The low seat height and pullback handlebar keep it comfortable.

Not available in Canada.

Available Colors: Adventure Green, Matte Black Metallic

2022 Honda Shadow AeroStudio shot of the 2022 Honda Shadow Aero in Ultra Blue Metallic

Retro cool and Honda reliability, that is what the Shadow Aero is all about. The classic fender lines, plenty of chrome, and stunning two-tone paint make sure this bike gets noticed. The engine, a 745cc V-twin has great down-low torque and you can even order the Aero with ABS braking.

Not available in Canada.

Available Color: Ultra Blue Metallic

 

Standard

2022 Honda CB1000RStudio shot of the 2022 Honda CB1000R in Graphite Black

The 2022 CB1000R is very similar to the current model in terms of design and styling. It gets a redesigned LED headlamp and rides on new alloy wheels.

Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) ensures usable and controllable power all the way through the rev range, and you can choose between four selectable throttle-response modes (Standard, Sport, Rain, User).

Honda adds a new TFT display, and all the high-tech goodies riders crave. The Black edition styling carries forward for 2022.

Color: Graphite Black

2022 Honda CB650R ABS2022 Honda CBR650R in Gunpowder Black Metallic

No changes for the 2022 model after last year’s updates. The Neo-Sports Café design combines elements from pure sportbikes and sporting nakeds. The CB650R features a Showa Separate Function Front Fork Big Piston unit (SFF-BP). The 31.9 inch seat height and 445 pounds wet weight hint at just how easy and nimble the CB650R is on the road.

Colors: Matte Gunpowder Black

2022 Honda CB500F2022 Honda CB500F

Much like its brother the CBR500R, the 500F benefits from the same updates. The front end of the bike is all new featuring a 41mm Showa upside-down SFF-BP fork, dual front brake discs with radial-mount four-piston calipers, new, lighter wheels, and more. ABS becomes standard this year, making this naked sport machine a very compelling ride.

Colors: Matte Gray Metallic

2022 Honda CB300RStudio shot of the 2022 Honda CB300R in Matte Pearl Blue

So good Honda left it alone. There are no changes for 2022.

Taking its styling cues from the CB1000R, the CB300R offers a fresh, contemporary take on the modern street bike. Plus, the light weight and upright seating make it a blast to ride.

Available Colors: Matte Pearl Blue

Supersport

2022 Honda CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP 2022 Honda CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP

For 2022, Honda delivers a special anniversary version of the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP, with special graphics. Honda has reshaped the engine’s intake ports for higher mixture velocity and to boost midrange performance. A new throttle-return spring increases throttle linearity. Fine-tuning the HSTC calibration with data from our World Superbike racers improves the package. The front brakes receive subtle tweaks and overall this continues to be the closest the public can get to the RC213V race bike.

2022 Honda CBR1000RRStudio shot of the 2022 Honda CBR1000RR in Grand Prix Red

No significant changes for the 2022 model. ABS is still optional, and this year, there is only one color choice: Grand Prix Red.

Not available in Canada as of this writing.

Color: Grand Prix Red

2022 Honda CBR600RR Studio shot of the 2022 Honda CBR600RR in Grand Prix Red Tri-Color

No significant changes for the 2022 model. ABS is still optional, and the base price has had a small bump of $100 over the 2021 model.

Not available in Canada as of this writing.

Available Colors: Grand Prix Red Tricolor

Sport

2022 Honda CBR650R ABS2022 Honda CBR650R ABS

After a big update last year, the 2022 CBR650R carries on unchanged. The 649cc DOHC engine has good low- to midrange torque and decent range thanks to the 4.1-gallon tank. Dual 320mm front discs with radial-mount four-piston calipers and standard ABS provide confidence-inspiring control.

Colors: Matte Black Metallic

2022 Honda CBR500R ABS2022 Honda CBR500R ABS

Honda has given the CBR500R a hefty dose of upgrades for 2022. The whole front end is now featuring a new 41mm Showa upside-down SFF-BP fork, a lighter front wheel with new dual disc brakes with ABS standard. At the back, the rear swingarm has been revised and dropped a little weight. Overall the CBR500R is completely fresh for 2022.

Colors: Grand Prix Red, Sword Silver Metallic

2022 Honda CBR300R2022 Honda CBR300R

In the world of small-displacement sport bikes, the CBR300R is a brilliant machine. Sharing the Honda 286cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke, the small CBR is big on handling. The Pro-Link single rear shock has five-position spring-preload adjustability, and braking is handled by a 296mm front disc, and 220mm rear disc, ABS is optional.

Colors: Grand Prix Red, Matte Grey Metallic

Minimoto

2022 Honda GromStudio shot of the 2022 Honda Grom in Pearl White

Updated for 2022 with a new look, a revised engine, a new transmission, a larger fuel tank, and a thicker, flatter seat. All the awesome Gromitude has been given “extra”, and ABS is still optional.

The USA gets 3 color options, in Canada you just have one…but it’s cool. Pearl Horizon White Tricolor. 

Available Colors: Matte Black Metallic, Pearl Horizon White Tricolor, Queen Bee Yellow

2022 Honda MonkeyStudio shot of the 2022 Honda Monkey ABS in Banana Yellow

The uber-cool little Monkey is unchanged for 2022, just sporting some great new colors.

Available Colors: Pearl Black, Banana Yellow, Pearl Nebula Red/Knight Silver Metallic (Canada only)

2022 Honda Super Cub C125 ABSStudio shot of the 2022 Honda Super Cub C125 ABS in Matte Gray Metallic

The cool commuter machine carries on unchanged for 2022.

The Super Cub features a four-speed semi-automatic transmission that you shift with your left foot, like a traditional motorcycle. But here’s the unique feature: there’s no clutch to worry about—you just toe and go.

Not available in Canada as of this writing.

Available Colors: Matte Grey Metallic

2022 Honda Trail 125 ABS2022 Honda Trail 125 Abs

Back for 2022, and unchanged after the revamp in 2021. This workhorse of the mini-moto lineup has a fuel-injected 125cc engine, disc brakes, and a four-speed gearbox. Like the originals, it still features Hondas world-famous no-clutch semi-automatic transmission, a frame with a low step-over height, and an integral luggage rack. There’s even front-wheel ABS and an electric starter.

Colors: Glowing Red

2022 Honda NaviStudio shot of the 2022 Honda Navi in Grasshopper Green

The Honda miniMOTO lineup has a new member: the Navi. With a 109cc single and CVT transmission, the Navi is meant to be simple and oh so fun. Quite easily the most approachable motorcycle you will ever come across, Honda made sure that the little Navi would also be a welcome canvas for customization. Have fun.

Available Colors: Red, Ranger Greem, Nut Brown, Grasshopper Green, Patriot Red (Canada Only).

Dual Sport

2022 Honda XR650L2022 Honda XR650L

Unchanged coming into 2022, save for the color, which this year is white. The 644cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine, the strong steel frame, the long-travel suspension are a proven combo, capable of taking all the abuse you want to throw at it. Sadly not showing as available in Canada.

Colors: White

2022 Honda CRF450RLStudio shot of the 2022 Honda CRF450RL in red

No significant change for 2022.

A full-on dirt bike with a license plate, giving you the freedom to ride from trail to trail. The on-road part is usually pretty easy, but the off-road part separates the best bikes from the rest. And that’s exactly where Honda’s extraordinary CRF450RL shines the brightest.

Available Colors: Red

2022 Honda CRF300L2022 Honda CRF300L

This may well be the most popular choice for a dual-sport machine in the Honda lineup. Perfectly capable on road with the solid and smooth 286cc Honda single providing about 27hp and 19 ft-lbs of torque. The 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheel give you a wide selection of tire choices for everything from serious off-road trail riding to smooth on-road adventures but trust me you want to keep it in the dirt. ABS is optional.

Available Colors: Red

2022 Honda CRF300L Rally2022 Honda CRF300L Rally

Take all the awesomeness of the standard CRF300L and add on bodywork is inspired by Dakar Rally race bikes, and a tall windscreen and hand guards.

Available Colors: Red

Scooter

2022 Honda ADV1502022 Honda ADV150

In a new color for 2022 the top Honda scooter remains unchanged from last year. Powered by a 149cc, smooth, reliable Honda engine, the long-travel suspension promises a comfortable ride. There is spacious under-seat storage for your gear, and the windscreen is adjustable.

Colors: Candy Rose Red

2022 Honda PCX2022 Honda PCX

A brilliant urban commuter, the PCX hardly needs fuel—thanks to the efficient 156.9cc liquid-cooled 80º single-cylinder four-stroke. The seat is long and plush and the under-seat storage can easily handle your helmet. ABS remains an option and you only get the 2022 in white.

Colors: Pearl White

2022 Honda Ruckus2022 Honda Ruckus in White Metallic Blue

Yes, the Ruckus is as tough as it looks. The rock-solid 49cc engine and Honda V-Matic automatic transmission are seemingly unbreakable. Cruise around town or into the zombie apocalypse on a Ruckus in your choice of 3 colors for 2022. Honda is so ahead of the game they are already showing the 2023 Ruckus on their webpage.

Colors: Gray, Midnight Blue/Tan, or White/Metallic Blue

2022 Honda Metropolitan2022 Honda Metropolitan

This is the choice when you want that Euro scooter flair. Perfect for running around the city streets in style and economy, powered by a 49cc engine and Honda V-Matic automatic transmission. At only 179 lbs the Metropolitan is light and easy to maneuver and has 22 liters of storage to hold all your things.

Colors: Pearl Soft Beige, Coastal Blue

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  1. I am looking for a medium size 2 up bike where I can comfortably ride with my wife I’ve had every bike out there and I really miss those bikes from the 70-80’s where 2 people can get on and off with no problem 550-750cc. Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Triumph Yamaha. I don’t want another Goldwing or a bagger Harley that weighs 800+ lbs.

    1. In my opinion based on video evidence only the Royal Enfield 650 Interceptor could be a great option for what you describe. Not really a retro; more of upgraded older type bike but they appear to be taking the market a bit by storm. for the style and those who love that style. They have competitors in Kawasaki and Triumph but none of them truly capture the real style. Air cooled but with a oil cooler radiator only added; and a long flat seat. Link to a review of one below if you are interested in looking.

  2. Those are an amazing types of Honda motorcycles especially the goldwing 2022. I wish I can bought it but it’s to expensive for me

    Wish you more successful.

    Best regards

  3. Would like to see that CL 500 materialize. I know its not really a dirt bike. Not a bad street scrambler for the money.