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Honda Model Announcement Includes 12 Bikes for 2022/2023

CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP Leads the Charge of New and Returning Bikes

A view of a Honda motorcycle and rider in a mountainous topography with grass and sun shining

Today, Honda’s newest announcement to accompany the morning toast included 12 models across at least five categories – and naturally, the machine to lead the charge would be the latest offering of the brand’s CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP

Let’s get into it. 

The lineup includes the following machines – we’ll give a basic breakdown for each beastie once you’ve give the list a gander:

“In addition, a pair of upgraded Montesa Cota trials machines – the choice of FIM Trials World Champion Toni Bou – are offered to U.S. customers for the new model year,” states the press release from Big Red himself

the 2022 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP

2022 CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP

This particular model was refreshed in commemoration of Honda’s 30th Anniversary. According to the report, the iconic inline four-cylinder heart now has a focus on mid-corner acceleration, with “the intake ports, airbox, airbox funnels and exhaust mid-section are all revised to deliver extra midrange power.”

Honda’s also gone up three teeth in the final-drive sprocket for better yoink, with the cherry on top being the upgraded quick-shifter performance to accompany a better throttle feel, better rear tire traction, and optimized Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC). 

The whole package is available in a beautiful pearl white. 

Pricing: $28,900 (MSRP)

Availability: July

the 2022 Honda CBR650R

2022 CBR650R

This supersport-inspired street bike is designed with a high-quality Showa Separate Function Big Piston fork, as well as a purported “excellent emissions performance.” 

Chassis has been better tuned, and there’s really not much else to say apart from the fact that riding this thing is a little too fun in the high revs…all the better to accompany that Matte Black Metallic color scheme, we say.

Pricing: $9,799 (MSRP)

Availability: August

the 2022 Honda CB650R

2022 CB650R

Honda’s iconic CB moniker, condensed into a Neo Sports Café design theme, a Showa Separate Function Big Piston fork, excellent emissions performance – and did we mention it’s comfy on the caboose?

Expect this year to show off the Matte Black Metallic color scheme.

Pricing: $9,299 (MSRP)

Availability: September

the 2022 Honda Trail 125

2022 Trail 125

There’s no one that does the miniMOTO category better than Honda. Apart from the Grom’s undeniable first-place podium, there’s a second that’s got similar shares in the popularity count. 

For this year, the Trail 125 has a purported list of ‘rugged upgrades’ to accompany the stylish ‘Hunter Cub’ aesthetic. 

The Trail 125 comes in the option of ‘Glowing Red’ for this year. 

Pricing: $3,999 (MSRP)

Availability: April

the 2022 Honda PCX

2022 PCX

Listed as “the ultimate tool for tackling urban environments in style,” the PCX continues to slay the game with its freeway-capable engine, good fuel economy and great handling.  A simple ride all-around (the better to cater to a wider range of riders), the PCX comes in Peal White for this year. 

Pricing (sans ABS): $3,899 (MSRP)

Pricing (with ABS): $4,099 (MSRP)

Availability: April

the 2022 Honda CRF300L

2022 CRF300L

Naturally we couldn’t go too far down the line without giving ‘the motorcycle industry’s top-selling dual-sport’ offering a wee bit of coverage. 

The CRF300L shows off the usual reliable set of specs for performance (excellent both on and off-road), and weight (low), while continuing to tote the ‘reliable’ and ‘bang-for-buck’ descriptives. 

Expect this year to come in Honda’s lickable red color scheme, with the choice of purchasing with or without ABS.  

Pricing (sans ABS): $5,349 (MSRP)

Pricing (sans ABS): $5,649 (MSRP)

Availability: April

the 2022 Honda CRF300L Rally

2022 CRF300L Rally

Honda’s top dual-sport, but with the addition of hand guards, a bigger gas tank and a frame-mounted wind screen. 

That doesn’t stop this model from gathering inspo from the Dakar Rally while still boasting excellent figures as a top commuter in Honda’s lineup. 

The CRF300L Rally comes in the obligatory Red – not too much, not too little – just right. 

Pricing (sans ABS): $6,099 (MSRP)

Pricing (with ABS): $6,399 (MSRP)

Availability: April

the 2022 Honda XR650L

2022 XR650L

If there was ever a machine to win a prize for being adaptable, it’s the XR650L – and no wonder.  With easy access whether trail-bound or commuting about an urban environment, this particular unit does the job and remains a pleasant ride regardless of the topography. 

Tie the whole kit and caboodle up with the “proud Baja heritage” that keeps fans coming back for more, and you’ve got a machine that won’t be losing its place in Honda’s lineup anytime soon. 

The XR650L has received a styling facelift for 2022 and now comes in a very nice white colour scheme. 

Pricing: $6,999 (MSRP)

Availability: April

the 2022 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT260R

2022 MONTESA COTA 4RT260R 

Described as “the latest evolution of Montesa’s versatile 259cc platform,” the Cota 4RT260R model now carries the ‘R’-ace-ready moniker – translating to Showa suspension components, as well as a larger aluminum muffler that delivers increased horsepower across the rev range. The 4RT260R also gets new graphics and a striking black color scheme for this year.

Pricing: $9,199 (MSRP)

Availability: May

the 2022 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT301RR Race Replica

2022 MONTESA COTA 4RT301RR ‘RACE REPLICA’ 

Montesa’s most competition-focused model, the 4RT301RR Race Replica runs a 298 cc four-stroke thumper complemented by Showa suspension and white livery (repsol-inspired). 

“Intended for competition use only.”

Pricing: $11,799 (MSRP)

Availability: May

A side view of the 2023 Grom

2023 Grom

All hail the top dog of the motorcycle industry’s miniMOTO world!

For 2023, Honda has kept the Grom’s addicting aesthetic, punchy power and modular styling, with the unit coming in a range of colours for 2023: Matte Black Metallic, Cherry Red, and a nice retro Force Silver Metallic. 

If you’re wanting ABS for this model, expect to be more limited to the basic but beautiful Pearl White.

Pricing (sans ABS): $3,499 (MSRP)

Pricing (with ABS): $3,799 (MSRP)

Availability: April

The 2022 Honda Ruckus

2023 Ruckus

Meet the Ruckus® – the model single-handedly responsible for an entire scooter-customization subculture. 

Industrial design meets practicality in Honda’s usual top three perks (reliability and fuel efficiency without breaking the bank), with the Ruckus being the perfect option for affordable, around-town transportation.

2023’s offering comes in a White/Metallic Blue color scheme, or a Metallic Blue/Tan offering.

Pricing: $2,899 (MSRP)

Availability: April

the 2022 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP

“We recognize that motorcycling comes in many forms, a fact that is reflected in today’s announcement,” says Honda America’s Manager of Sports & Experiential, Brandon Wilson. 

“The models included are each unique, but they share a commitment to delivering the enjoyment of two-wheel recreation. We’re proud of the disparate nature of the motorcycling community, and we’re happy to serve all of its members in 2022 and beyond.”

the 2022 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP

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*Media sourced from Honda’s press release*

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    1. Hey Jimmy,

      I did some digging in response to your question, and it appears that, while there is a 2022 NT 1100 DCT, the announcement included a specific range of bikes. Whether they were chosen to be grouped together since they were considered more popular, or simply scheduled to appear in the same season to the point where the brand clumped them together, I haven’t the slightest and neither does anybody else I’ve asked.

      I’ll be sure to keep checking, though. You’ve gotten me wondering the same thing now…

      Cheers and thanks for reading as always,

      Amanda Quick

  1. If you are middle-aged, short and feeling your age, you are invisible to Honda ! Where are the nice 500-600 cc scooters, and the low-seat cruisers ? Way to go, Honda ! You are making yourself invisible.

  2. Sports touring is a category that appears to have been ignored. The VFR1200 is my favourite bike after more than ten years ownership and yet no sign of a replacement. The NT1100 won’t cut it for me – shaft drive and a reasonably sporty ergonomic are fundamental