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The Best Motorcycles Overall for 2023

Last updated March 23, 2023 by Simon Bertram

Entry Level

Under $10,000


$10,000 and $20,000

High End

Over $20,000

Kawasaki Z400 & Z650

Considered by many as some of the best beginner bikes on the market

Honda Rebel 300, 500, and 1100

Friendly, simple cruisers that provide amazing ride quality, wind-in-your-face fun, but aren't loud, shouting, "look at me!" machines

Honda CRF300L Rally

An unbelievably robust, reliable adventure tourer that can quite literally ride across continents

Harley-Davidson Iron 883

Only here until August 2023, an affordable sport cruiser that gives you classic American power and feel

Suzuki V-Strom 800 DE (650 & 1050 Honorable Mentions)

Affordable, powerful, capable. Three words that define one of the most popular ADV bikes, now with an all new engine

Aprilia RS660

Out of all the supersports we could have chosen, the Aprilia RS660 is still right in the sweet spot for us

Kawasaki ZX-10R

It may have been around for a couple of years in the current form, but 2023 updates make it even better

Indian Super Chief Limited

When you absolutely want to do some American touring on a bike that does it pretty much better than anyone else

Ducati Diavel V4

Leave it to the Italians to go stone-cold mental with their muscle "cruiser." Then again, we like things slightly crazy!

KTM 1290 Super Adventure R

What many ADV riders have been asking about for a couple of years now lands in 2023
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