Retro styling is irresistible, but let’s be real, in 2022 who would want a dim incandescent lamp, old underpowered engine and an ancient suspension setup? The time has come for the neo retro motorcycles to finally take over. They keep the old-school looks, but light the road with powerful LEDs, rumble with modern mills and ensure rider’s safety with sophisticated electronics. By showcasing the latest models from the class today we will prove to you that the new generation of retro is worth every!
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00:43 Scrambler Ducati Tribute Pro
Ducati’s fist air-cooled twin cylinder engine is turning 50 this year, and to mark the occasion, the company is launching the 2022 Scrambler Ducati Tribute Pro.
01:47 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR
Labeled to be the highest specification Speed Triple on the market, the new 2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR builds on the previously released 1200 RS. Its major upgrade is a more sophisticated suspension setup, represented by Ohlins fully adjustable 43mm fork and piggyback reservoir shock.
02:59 Kawasaki Z650RS
2022 Kawasaki Z650RS offers a classic look, clearly inspired by the 1970s Z1. It especially stands out when the bike is wearing the available Candy Emerald Green body color.
04:06 Yamaha XSR900
Originally introduced as a follow up to the MT-09 naked in 2016, Yamaha XSR900 is now being reborn as a second-generation model.
05:16 Honda CB1000R Black Edition
Honda CB1000R Black Edition applies black-out treatment to the brand’s flagship neo-sport cafe roadster. Except for a few machined aluminum details on the wheels and engine covers, every other exterior element of the bike rocks a dark treatment contrasted with graphite tank covers and rear pillion.
06:20 Indian FTR
We might all know the FTR1200 as Indian Motorcycles’ assault on the scramblers class, but in 2022 the American brand is making a switch in the philosophy of the model going for a more street oriented Naked class.
07:21 Moto Guzzi V7
In 2021 Motoguzzi celebrated a centennial and to mark the occasion they gave their longest running nameplate a significant makeover. The V7 has been around for more than 50 years, so Italians do not mess too much with its iconic DNA and classic styling.
08:31 Triumph Trident 660
Triumph isn’t exactly known for affordability, but the Trident 660 that underprices seasoned neo retro nakeds from Honda, Kawasaki and Yamaha, completely flips the script.
09:37 Honda Monkey
The neo retro segment is not limited only to mid-size nakeds. The Honda Monkey is a nostalgia inducing model with a mini moto body style, but contemporary engine, lighting and electronics.
10:43 Suzuki Katana
2022 Suzuki Katana arrives with more advanced electronic controls and styling improvements. The bike features gold fork tubes, grey shock spring, two-tone seat, unique wheel coloring and two new paints: Metallic Matte Stellar Blue and Solid Iron Grayeme.
11:42 BMW R nineT Urban G/S 40 Years
BMW R nineT Urban G/S 40 Years honors the first-ever member of the brand’s GS bike series, that turned 40. The model boasts striking black and yellow paintwork, which pays homage to the 1980s R100 GS, nicknamed Bumblebee.