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When I was researching the cost of a new motorcycle, I discovered that there weren’t any reliable online sources. I did my own research and found out the retail price of every motorcycle on sale this year. This list does NOT include dirt bikes. It only includes street legal motorcycles.
What is the cost of a new motorcycle? Prices for new motorcycles vary from the $2499 Honda Metropolitan to $78,000 BMW HP4 Race. All 353 new motorcycles on sale this year cost an average of $15,867. The majority of beginners will buy used bikes and then later buy new ones.
Below you’ll find a list of all new motorcycles produced in the United States this year. Although I tried to make this as complete as possible, I didn’t include dirt bikes. Dirt bikes can be a different market than street legal motorcycles and could cause a misleading reflection on the cost of street legal motorcycles.
New Motorcycle Prices
Below are tables listing all new motorcycles this year, along with their prices, organized by manufacturer. Scroll down to see motorcycles that may be within your budget. The average price of a new motorcycle will be listed at the bottom of each table.
The Table of Prices for All New Motorcycles
|RSV4 1100 Factory||$24,499|
|RSV4 LE RF||$24,499|
|Tuono V4 1100
Factory Summit Attack
|Tuono V4 1100
|Tuono V4 1100 RR||$15,499|
|R nineT Racer||$13,545|
|R nineT Pure||$9,995|
|R nineT Urban G/S||$12,995|
|R nineT Scrambler||$12,995|
|959 Panigale Corse||$17,895|
R Final Edition
|Panigale V4S Corse||$29,995|
|Panigale V4 Speciale||$39,995|
|25 Anniversario 916||$42,500|
|Monster 821 Stealth||$12,895|
|Multistrada 1260S Dair||$18,695|
|Low Rider S||$17,999|
|Fat Bob 114||$18,799|
|Fat Boy 114||$20,599|
|Road Glide Limited||$28,299|
|Road King Special||$22,999|
|Street Glide Special||$27,699|
|Road Glide Special||$27,299|
|Electra Glide Standard||$18,999|
|CVO Tri Glide||$48,999|
|CVO Street Glide||$40,539|
|Gold Wing Tour||$27,000|
|Gold Wing F6B||$20,499|
|Valkyrie Gold Wing||$17,999|
|Super Cub C125 ABS||$3,599|
|Scout Bobber Twenty||$11,999|
|Chieftain Dark Horse||$27,999|
|Springfield Dark Horse||$22,499|
|Roadmaster Dark Horse||$28,999|
|FTR 1200 S||$15,499|
|Chief Dark Horse||$18,499|
|Ninja 1000 ABS||$12,199|
|Ninja ZX 6R||$9,999|
|Ninja ZX 10R||$15,099|
|Ninja ZX 14R ABS||$14,999|
|Ninja H2 SX||$19,000|
|Ninja H2 R||$55,000|
|Versys X 300||$5,499|
|Versys 1000 LT||$12,999|
|Concours 14 ABS||$15,599|
|1290 Super Adventure R||$18,499|
|1290 Super Adventure S||$18,499|
|1090 Adventure R||$14,999|
|790 Adventure R||$13,499|
|690 Enduro R||$11,699|
|California 1400 Touring||$18,490|
|V85 TT Adventure||$12,990|
|V9 Bobber Sport||$10,690|
|V7 III Racer Le||$9,900|
|V7 III Carbon Dark||$9,690|
|V7 III Milano||$9,390|
|V7 III Rough||$9,190|
|V7 III Carbon Shine||$9,990|
|V7 III Stone||$8,490|
|V7 III Stone Night Pack||$8,990|
|V7 III Special||$8,990|
|1000 Serie Oro||$47,699|
|Brutale 800 RR||$16,699|
|Brutale 800 RR LH44||$26,799|
|Brutale 800 RC||$21,099|
|Dragster 800 RR||$22,995|
|Dragster 800 RC||$16,995|
|Dragster 800 RR Pirelli||$21,998|
|Dragster 800 RR America||$19,995|
|Turismo Veloce 800||$19,798|
800 Lusso SCS
|F3 675 RCS||$21,099|
|F3 800 RC||$23,299|
|Commando 961 Sport||$19,495|
|GSX S1000F ABS||$11,299|
|Suzuki Boulevard M90||$11,349|
|Suzuki Boulevard M50||$8,699|
|Suzuki Boulevard C50||$8,299|
|Suzuki Boulevard C90T||$13,049|
|Suzuki Boulevard C50T||$9,599|
|Suzuki Boulevard S40||$5,799|
|Bandit 1250S ABS||$9,899|
|Rocket 3 TFC||$29,000|
|V Star 250||$4,349|
|Super Tenere ES||$16,199|
|Tracer 900 GT||$12,999|
|DSR Black Forest||$18,995|
You can also find new motorcycle prices at other places
If you’re looking for additional resources to get prices of a specific new motorcycle you’re looking into buying, there are plenty of platforms out there to help you find what you’re looking for.
The most trustworthy place online to find motorcycle prices is the actual manufacturer’s website. New models are added and taken away from lineups every year, so for the most up to date information on a specific model of motorcycle just go directly to the manufacturer’s site.
However, be aware that although most manufacturers list the retail prices of their motorcycles on their websites, there are many who don’t. It’s a ploy to get your contact information and have you contact a local dealer, then that dealer will bug you for the next year about buying a new motorcycle.
The next most reliable place to get information about motorcycle pricing is nadaguides.com/motorcycles. NADA Guides are what most dealers use for pricing their motorcycles. This allows them to be competitive with other dealers throughout the country. NADA Guides also lists a number of classic motorcycles, which can be helpful to those who are looking for an older or used motorcycle.
Kelleybluebook.com is another common pricing company most people are familiar with. Kelley Blue Book is more commonly known, but is generally not as accurate as NADA Guides, that’s why dealers use NADA. Kelley Blue Book is a good reference point for pricing information.
Consider these things when shopping for a new motorcycle. just because the manufacturer’s website and blue book sites have a motorcycle listed at a certain retail price does not necessarily mean that’s what you’ll pay at a dealership.
Dealers will mark down motorcycles with limited editions or high demand by 10%-20% “convenience fee”. Although most motorcycles aren’t marked up in dealerships, models in high demand will be.
Why are there so many prices for new motorcycles
It is shocking to learn that the most affordable new motorcycle is only $2499, while the most expensive one is $78,000. Although there are many custom motorcycles for sale that cost more than $78,000 new, this article only covers motorcycles that were purchased direct from the manufacturer and not custom shops.
There are many factors that can explain the high price gap. Manufacturer investment is the biggest. The Honda Metropolitan is a simple motorcycle that has not seen much change since its inception. The largest factor in the final retail price is determined by the manufacturer’s engineering and manufacturing costs.
Every additional feature on a motorcycle will increase the price. For example, an electric start, anti-theft devices, anti lock brakes, stereo and cubic inches of engine, fuel injection, performance of the rotating parts in the engine, cloth or leather. Every feature increases the cost.
The most expensive motorcycles range from $55,000 to $80,000 because they are race bikes that are driven by professional riders who demand every feature be perfected and tuned. Professionals expect the best, especially when you are riding at 150 mph.
The cost of a motorcycle increases quickly due to all the engineering involved in making them performance bikes. Each engine component is made with the highest quality materials and tightest tolerances in order to ensure safety for their riders.
One of the main reasons certain models are priced as they are is simple supply and demand. This is something you learned in business class years back. The general public tends to find certain models more attractive and sell out quicker. So they increase the price every year because people are willing and able to pay it.
Depreciation of New Motorcycles
I tried to find a way to calculate the depreciation of a particular motorcycle a few months back, but there was no good information online to help me determine what this model would be worth in a few decades. I decided to do my own research.
The first two-year period when the motorcycle’s value drops the most is the time when it costs between 19-27% and 27%. When you sign the ownership papers at the dealer, your motorcycle will experience a 5% decrease in value. The world will now consider your motorcycle used once you have signed those papers. Your motorcycle’s value has declined.
Depreciation decreases in line with years 3-10 after the first 2 years. The depreciation drops even further after year 10. It is for this reason that I recommend that anyone who wants to learn to ride a motorcycle start with an older motorcycle. After you have gained confidence and stability on your first year, it is time to purchase the motorcycle you desire.
You can ride a motorcycle for the first year without fear of it crashing and decrease its value. Wrecking an old motorcycle doesn’t decrease its value much, no one cares. If you start out on a brand new beautiful motorcycle, you’re going to be so worried about scratching it up that you won’t be able to focus on the more important things like balancing and traffic around you.
There are many factors that influence how quickly a motorcycle goes into decline, including the model’s number, long-term reliability, manufacturer, how well it is maintained, and pop culture references to the model. Certain companies, such as Yamaha and BMW, tend to appreciate faster than others.
Indian is one example of a brand that has a lower depreciation
They are less productive. The supply can be kept low by keeping the prices low.
This will increase the model’s resale price.
This is just a fraction of my thoughts on new motorcycles’ depreciation. Check out my article to see which models are most susceptible to depreciation. Depreciation of Motorcycles.
Additional costs associated with buying a new motorcycle
Insurance: Insurance is much cheaper than I thought when I bought my first motorcycle. There are many reasons why.
Motorbike insurance is cheap because it is affordable.
Insurance companies don’t insure you. They only insure your motorcycle. There is a chance of serious injury to a motorcycle.
Insurance companies don’t want to pay more than they would in a car.
Find out how much you can save on your hospital bill for motorcycle accidents.
They cover only your motorcycle, not any damage that it may cause.
Motorcycle insurance is also much less expensive than car insurance.
Insurance is cheaper than buying insurance for a motorcycle.
I paid $17 per Month for motorcycle insurance.
This was for a 1969 Triumph 250 valued at approximately $5,000.
Always request quotes from different insurance companies. Do not accept the first quote that you receive. Geico is the best insurance company I have used. They make it easy to use their mobile app and autopay. Their price is also very affordable. I’m not affiliated with Geico in any way, they are just my current preference.
Gear: Everyone should have a helmet on their motorcycles from the first day they bought them. It doesn’t matter if you think you look cooler without a helmet on, or if you’re one of those that says, “I’m a safe driver, I’m not going to get in an accident.” It doesn’t matter how safe you are, it’s the people around you that are the problem.
You can buy a good helmet that’s DOT approved for around $150. Your life is worth $150. So spend the money to get a helmet. Don’t let your passengers ride on your motorcycle without helmets. If they are on your motorcycle then you are liable for that person’s safety.
Safety gear such as a jacket, pants and gloves are important to ensure you’re safe while riding a motorcycle. Be sure to read customer reviews and research the safety products for motorcycles on the market. You can find links to our top gear on the Recommended Products page. Click here.
Maintenance: It is important to know how to fix your motorcycle so it can continue to be a pleasure to ride. Things will get old and break, that’s just part of it. How well the motorcycle has been maintained and its age will determine how much maintenance it costs.
Many people seek my advice when deciding which motorcycle to purchase and what to do about higher mileage bikes. I don’t hardly look at miles, I look at how old the motorcycle is and how well it has been taken care of over its lifetime.
Lights, tires, carburetor tuning and cleaning, brake pads, oil changes and other common issues are some of the most common problems with motorcycles. Make sure to budget a little bit of money every month for regular maintenance so when you need new tires you’re not scrounging for money.
You can do a lot of maintenance on your own, such as the oil changes or carburetor cleaning. But there are other things you should leave to professionals. Valve adjustment, tuning, mounting, and balancing tires are all things that can be done by professionals. These jobs often require special tools so don’t try to do them unless you are an experienced mechanic.
Paperwork: Your motorcycle’s value will affect the costs of your initial licensing and registration. State tax in the United States is usually between 6-8% depending on where you live, and some states don’t have sales tax at all!
All your licensing costs up front are going to include: getting a motorcycle license which is about $50, title application and fees which is usually 6-8% of the motorcycle’s value, and yearly registration which is usually between $20-$50.
Little costs can quickly add up so make sure to save your hard earned money before you go.
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