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25 Jan

Honda's 2024 Motorcycle Lineup Roars with Innovation and Iconic Models 

  • American Honda unveils the 2024 motorcycle lineup with 11 models across six categories, including sport bikes, dual sports, and scooters.
  • The 2024 lineup brings back favorites like the CBR1000RR and introduces the retro-inspired SCL500 "scrambler" in a fresh color variant.
  • The versatile dual-sport category sees the return of popular models like the CRF300L and XR650L, emphasizing dependable performance for on-road and off-road enthusiasts.
  • The article details key features of iconic models like the CBR600RR sportbike, CB1000R naked bike, and the user-friendly PCX scooter.

In its first product unveiling for the 2024 calendar year, American Honda proudly reintroduces a lineup of 11 motorcycle models, spanning six distinct categories. Encompassing sport bikes, dual sports, and scooters, this release showcases the extensive range of Honda's two-wheeled offerings. 

Catering to enthusiasts who prioritize road performance, the revered CBR1000RR, CBR600RR, and CB1000R make a triumphant return for the 2024 model year. The retro-inspired SCL500 "scrambler"-style model, introduced last year, is back in a fresh color variant.

Additionally, the user-friendly PCX scooter remains a steadfast choice, providing affordable, efficient, and convenient urban transportation. Honda's 2024 lineup of versatile dual-sport models remains robust. The perennially popular CRF300L, CRF300LS, CRF300L Rally, XR650L, and XR150L all make a comeback with their dependable, well-rounded performance that has garnered acclaim over the years. 

The Trail125, offering both on- and off-road capabilities, continues to provide a delightful, approachable, and nostalgic riding experience. Completing the lineup are the specialized Montesa Cota 4RT models, designed to deliver premium performance for trials riders of all skill levels.

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2024 Honda Motorcycle Lineup

1. Honda CBR1000RR

CBR1000RR ABSGrand Prix Red$16,999March, 2024
CBR1000RRGrand Prix Red$16,999March, 2024


2024 Honda CBR1000RR.

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The Honda CBR1000RR is a flagship sports motorcycle that competes in the liter-class segment. It is available in two variants - CBR1000RR-R Fireblade and the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP. Both models are brought to the market via the Completely Built-up (CBU) route. 

The new Fireblade's chassis technology is inspired by the RC213V-S, which is based on Honda's MotoGP motorcycle, the RC213V. The motorcycle features twin-LED headlamps, aerodynamic winglets, and a full-color five-inch TFT screen. 

The CBR1000RR-R Fireblade is powered by a 999cc, inline four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 16-valve, DOHC engine that delivers 213 horsepower at 14,500 rpm and 84 lb-ft of torque at 12,500 rpm. 

The electronics package includes Throttle-by-Wire, three riding modes, ABS, wheelie control, Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), and launch control. 

The CBR1000RR-R Fireblade is available in two color options - Grand Prix Red and Matte Pearl Morion Black. The SP version is available in Grand Prix Red color. 

The Fastest Honda Motorcycle

Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP.

The fastest Honda bike is the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP sportbike, equipped with a 999 cc liquid-cooled inline-four engine producing a staggering 214 hp and 84 lb-ft of torque. 

The Fireblade SP is the ultimate expression of Honda’s racing DNA and not only the fastest and most powerful Honda bike but also one of the world’s fastest and most powerful motorcycles. 

2. Honda CBR600RR

CBR600RR ABSGrand Prix Red$13,199February, 2024
CBR600RRGrand Prix Red$12,199February, 2024


2024 Honda CBR600RR.

The Honda CBR600RR is a 599cc sportbike that is part of Honda's CBR series. It is designed for both road riding and track performance, with its propulsion power coming from a liquid-cooled, inline-four engine featuring dual-stage fuel injection (DSFI) with 40mm throttle bodies and a high 12.2:1 compression ratio, which contributes to its high-revving power delivery. 

This engine is known for its midrange torque and top-end power, making it both street-friendly and track-capable. The bike has an aluminum twin-spar frame designed for stiffness and lightweight, contributing to its precise handling characteristics. 

The front suspension uses an inverted fork, which is adjustable for preload, compression, and rebound damping. The rear suspension usually has a gas-charged mono-shock with similar adjustability features, optimizing performance for different riding conditions. 

For stopping power, the CBR600RR owes its strong and predictable stopping power to its dual radial-mounted four-piston caliper front brakes and a single-piston rear brake. In later models, Combined ABS (C-ABS) became available, which helps to prevent wheel lock-up during hard braking. 

The bike’s design has also evolved over the years to be more aggressive, with sharp lines and a focused riding position. Notably, the CBR600RR has a strong racing pedigree, including the Supersport World Championship and national racing series. 

Honda has often utilized technologies developed in racing to improve the CBR600RR’s street version. The bike competes in the middleweight sportbike category against rivals like the Yamaha YZF-R6, Suzuki GSX-R600, and Kawasaki ZX-6R. 

3. Honda CB1000R

Honda CB1000RBlack$12,999February, 2024


Honda CB1000R.

The Honda CB1000R is a high-performance naked bike that's part of Honda's lineup of roadsters, which are known for their streetfighter looks combined with sportbike performance. 

The CB1000R blends modern technology with a minimalist, aggressive design. It uses a 998cc inline four-cylinder engine derived from the previous generation CBR1000RR but re-tuned for more street-friendly power delivery. 

The engine delivers a broad spread of power with an emphasis on low-end and midrange torque, making it suitable for real-world riding conditions. It features technologies such as Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) and a slipper clutch for smooth, controlled downshifts. 

The CB1000R’s design is influenced by the modern "Neo-Sports Café" aesthetic, which blends retro elements with a contemporary, muscular appearance. It often features minimal bodywork, an exposed engine, and a compact, trapezoidal silhouette emphasizing its performance-oriented nature. 

Despite its performance focus, the CB1000R aims to deliver a comfortable riding position suitable for longer rides as well as short daily commutes. 

The seating position is more upright and less aggressive than a full-fledged sportbike. It faces off against rivals in the growing naked bike segment, including the Yamaha MT-10, Kawasaki Z1000, and Suzuki GSX-S1000. 

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4. Honda SCL500

  • Candy Orange
  • Matte Laurel Green Metallic
  • Matte Black Metallic
$6,799April, 2024


2024 Honda SCL500.

The Honda SCL500 is a modern scrambler-style motorcycle that pays homage to the classic "scrambler" motorcycles of the past. It features a 500cc parallel-twin engine, offering stylish, approachable performance in an affordable package. 

The SCL500’s design is inspired by the freedom, versatility, and expression embodied by scrambler-style motorcycles. Its upright riding position, flat seat, high-mounted exhaust, and iconic rubber tank pads evoke the spirit of its predecessors from the '60s. 

The SCL500 is great for commuting, casual weekend outings, and café cruises, and it can be personalized with a range of accessories for specialized riding experiences. 

The SCL500’s retro-inspired design includes a wide front wheel, a high-positioned exhaust, a flat double seat, twin shocks, fork gaiters, and rubber fuel tank pads. The riding position is natural and upright, making it easy and fun to ride. 

The motorcycle reinforces its iconic look with a round LED headlight, turn signals, and taillight. It also incorporates blacked-out mechanical components for a tough, minimalist look, and an LCD meter with gear-position indicator and fuel consumption provides pertinent information to the rider. 

The SCL500 uses a tubular steel frame and features a high-mounted muffler as a key element of the signature scrambler appearance. 

It offers a playful and user-friendly riding experience, blending cool retro style, a lightweight design, and a budget-friendly price. The motorcycle is designed to excel on city streets, coastal cruises, backroads, and light off-road adventures. 

5. Honda PCX

Honda PCXMatte Brown Metallic$4,249April, 2024


2024 Honda PCX.

The Honda PCX is a scooter first introduced for sale in November 2009, with production beginning in September 2009 at A.P. Honda Co., Ltd. in Bangkok, Thailand. The PCX comes in different engine capacities, including the PCX 125 and PCX 150. 

The PCX has undergone several updates over the years, with the 2012 update featuring a redesigned engine to decrease friction to improve its efficiency, and the displacement increased to 152.9 cc (for the PCX 150). The new engine is based on Honda's eSP (Enhanced Smart Power) design. 

Honda continues to produce the 125 cc version with eSP for export to select markets, such as Europe, where local license requirements favor this engine displacement. In 2014-2018, the PCX received a major facelift, including new LED headlights, redesigned body, and advanced features. 

One notable feature of the PCX is the Combined Brake System that distributes a highly effective balance of braking force to both wheels when simply squeezing the rear brake lever. 

The PCX is known for its sporty convenience, lively engine, and advanced brake system, making it a popular choice for urban commuting and daily transportation. It has been well-received in various markets and continues to be a prominent model in Honda's scooter lineup. 

6. Honda CRF300L

CRF300L ABSRed$5,749April, 2024
CRF300LRed$5,449April, 2024
CRF300LSSwift Gray$5,749April, 2024


2024 Honda CRF300L.

The Honda CRF300L is a dual-sport motorcycle that has gained attention for its versatile performance and off-road capabilities. With a focus on adventure and exploration, the CRF300L is equipped to handle both on-road and off-road riding. It features a liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine with a displacement of 286cc. 

The CRF300L is well-suited for riders who appreciate the thrill of off-road adventures, as well as those who prioritize practical urban commuting. 

The bike’s lightweight and nimble nature endeared it to riders looking for an agile dual-sport motorcycle that can handle a variety of riding environments. 

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7. CRF300 Rally

CRF300L Rally ABSRed$6,499April, 2024
CRF300L RallyRed$6,199April, 2024


2024  CRF300 Rally.

The New CRF300 Rally by Honda comes with a new headlight design and blinkers, complete with a large rally bike-style windshield for safety from small projectiles while off-road. 

The motorcycle features a new 12.8-liter fuel tank capacity, supporting riders to worry less about fuel while riding off-road. In addition, the CRF300 Rally's weight has been reduced by 5 kg, and the bike also comes with an Extreme Red premium color variant. 

More of the CRF300 Rally’s key features include Assist/Slipper Clutch Control to prevent locking wheels while changing gears, a digital meter w/ Gear Position indicator, a compact exhaust pipe, and more. 

8. Honda XR650L

ModelColor MSRPAvailability
Honda XR650LWhite$6,999March, 2024.


2024 Honda XR650L.

The Honda XR650L is a dual-sport motorcycle and part of the Honda XR series. It was introduced in 1992 as a 1993 model and has been produced virtually unchanged since then. 

The XR650L combines the RFVC engine from the proven NX650 Dominator dual sport with the lighter, off-road capable XR600R chassis. 

The engine is an air-cooled 644 cc (39.3 cu-in) SOHC dry-sump single-cylinder 4-stroke with a bore and Stroke of 100.0mm x 82.0mm and a compression ratio of 8.3:1. It uses an electric starter ignition type and a five-speed transmission. 

The front suspension comprises a 43mm air-adjustable leading-axle Showa cartridge fork with 16-position compression-damping adjustability and 11.6 inches of travel. 

The rear suspension comprises a Pro-link Showa single-shock with spring-preload, 20-position compression- and 20-position rebound-damping adjustability with 11.0-inches travel. 

For stopping power, the Honda XR650L relies on a single disc with a twin-piston caliper at the front and rear. Weighing 349 lb (158 kg), the XR650L has legitimate off-road abilities, mechanical simplicity, and reliability. Its powerful 644cc engine delivers ample torque and the ability to handle a variety of terrains. 

9. Honda XR150L

  • Black
  • White
$3,099February, 2024


2024 Honda XR150L.

The Honda XR150L is a versatile and approachable dual-sport motorcycle designed for a wide range of riders. 

Powered by a 4-stroke, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine with a displacement of 149cc, the XR150L promises a balanced performance for both on-road and off-road adventures. It uses a 5-speed transmission for precise control during varied riding conditions. 

The XR150L showcases a rugged and adventurous appeal with CRF-inspired coloring and graphics. The front suspension with protective boots promotes durability and performance on rough terrains. 

The bike’s road-ready headlight enhances visibility during night rides, and the easy-to-read meter panel keeps essential information at a glance. The XR150L comes with a 12.0-liter fuel tank, providing ample range for extended rides. 

Its wider dual seat offers comfort for both the rider and passenger during longer journeys. It includes a durable rear carrier for carrying essential gear and accessories, and the mono-shock rear suspension should handle varying terrains and riding conditions. 

10. Honda Trail125

Honda Trail125Turmeric Yellow$4,099March, 2024


2024 Honda Trail125.

The Honda Trail125 is a modernized and updated version inspired by the timeless classic Trail 90 and Trail 110. It is a utilitarian and versatile trail bike built for urban adventures and casual off-road treks. 

The 2024 Trail125 features a 124cc air-cooled, two-valve, overhead-camshaft, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine, offering useable power throughout the rev range and impressive fuel economy. It includes state-of-the-art programmed fuel injection (PGM-FI) for efficient and trouble-free operation in all conditions. 

Key Features include a front-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System for controlled stops in compromised conditions, accompanied by 17-inch wire-spoke wheels and ample suspension travel with protective boots for off-pavement rides. 

The front suspension comprises a 27mm telescopic fork, 4.3-inch travel, and twin shocks with 3.4-inch travel at the rear. The bike’s low step-over height and integral luggage rack promote its practicality, while the no-clutch semi-automatic transmission promotes its user-friendliness for various riding styles. 

Riders who appreciate retro styling and a reliable, versatile trail bike for urban commuting or off-road adventures will love the Honda Trail125. 

11. Honda Montesa

  • White
  • Red
$11,899February, 2024
Montesa Cota 4RT260RRed$9,299February, 2024


2024 Honda Montesa.

The Honda Montesa is a collaboration between the Japanese manufacturer Honda and the Spanish motorcycle company Montesa. This partnership has resulted in a line of trials bikes that blend Montesa's trials heritage and expertise with Honda's engineering and technological prowess. 

Trials biking is a form of motorcycle sport that focuses on rider skill and balance through obstacles rather than on speed. Montesa was founded in 1944 in Barcelona, Spain, and has a storied history in motorcycle trials, a sport that requires precise control, agility, and technical ability. 

The company's collaboration with Honda created motorcycles known for their high-quality components, reliability, and competitive edge in trials competitions. 

These bikes often feature four-stroke engines, departing from the more traditional two-stroke engines commonly found in trials motorcycles, but they provide a smooth power delivery and meet stricter environmental regulations. 

The 2024 Honda Montesa lineup includes two versions of the Montesa Cota 4RT, featuring Showa suspension, programmed fuel injection, and a dual-map ECU to adapt to changing riding conditions. 

These bikes are built lightweight, focusing on ease of handling and maneuverability, essential traits for navigating the complex and challenging sections found in trials riding. 

Final Words

2024 Honda Montesa.

So, how many Honda bikes are there? Honda offers several motorcycles models, and the specific number varies depending on the region or market. For example, Honda has just announced the 11 models discussed above for the North American market in 2024. 

As for now, Honda offers a wide range of bikes across different categories, including commuter bikes, sports bikes, adventure bikes, and more.

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