Even the most ardent riders typically only have a small handful of bikes they regularly ride. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t new bikes that catch everyone’s eye. Of all of the new motorcycle releases this year, these are the ones that the Cool Material team got most excited about, from impossible-to-buy concept bikes to electric powerhouses.


Motocross Legend Carey Hart Built a Custom Indian Chief Motorcycle for Jon Bernthal

Indian, a motorcycle brand known for producing quality bikes, accessories, and memorabilia for over a century, teamed up with motocross legend Carey Hart to create a custom Indian Chief motorcycle for actor Jon Bernthal, featuring a 116 engine with an exhaust tune and various upgrades such as 1" taller rear piggy back shocks from Fox, San Diego Customs cast seven-arm wheels with adjustable suspension, a custom Saddleman seat designed by Hart, Fab28 Industries stainless steel exhaust, Berringer handles, brake systems, and other custom parts, designed for both performance and comfort.

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Triumph TE-1 Electric Motorcycle

Triumph motorcycles, known for building classic, modern sport, and adventure bikes, ventured into the world of electric motorcycles with the powerful TE-1, built in conjunction with Williams Advanced Engineering and featuring a low-mounted battery pack, all-new componentry, a 36-0-volt electrical system that charges up from 0-to-80% in less than 20 minutes, peak output of 174 horsepower, continuous power of 107 horsepower, Brembo brakes, Öhlins suspension bits, and impressive performance.

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Brabus 1300 R

Brabus, known for upgrading and blackening already powerful and premium cars and SUVs, utilized KTM's motorcycling knowledge and added its own performance expertise to create the Brabus 1300 R. It's the brand's first motorcycle effort based on the quick and capable KTM 1290 Super Duke R Evo, featuring Monoblock Z Lightweight forged wheels, a slip-on double-pipe exhaust, a custom-made heated seat, air ducts, headlight mask, carbon belly pan, CNC-machined triple clamp, CNC-machined adjustable front brake and clutch lever, CNC-machined adjustable footpegs, and a WP Apex semi-active suspension with Suspension Pro package, in a menacing black color with a hint of red, with a limited run of only 77 bikes being produced.

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Revival Cycles Ducati “Fuse”

Texas-based Revival Cycles transforms arresting Ducati motos into epic bikes, such as itscreation "The Fuse", a mid-2000s Ducati Monster street bike transformed into a sleek two-wheeler through 1,000 hours of work and featuring a custom stainless steel trellis frame paired with a custom-machined swing-arm on special 18" wheels and custom Dunlop prototype racing slick tires. It's powered by a rebuilt 1100cc Monster engine with a race-tuned ECU and slipper clutch, custom-machined belt covers, one-off velocity stacks, and a hand-welded exhaust system, clad in seven layers of stunning red paint on a melding of three pieces including a bikini fairing, monocoque tank, and tailpiece.

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Free Spirit Motorcycles Suzuki GN250 Cubus

Slovakia-based Free Spirit Motorcycles, a tiny moto mod shop run by a father and son team led by Slavo Danko as a part-time business, spent four years to transform a basic 4-stroke Suzuki GN250 from decades ago into the "Cubus," a custom bike featuring redesigned or hand-crafted parts including aluminum bodywork, hand-welding, hand-formed or CNC-machined parts, and only using the original bike's engine, resulting in a silver and black beauty that is both minimalist and truly artistic in its execution.

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Aston Martin Brough Superior AMB 001

Aston Martin's first motorcycle, the AMB 100, finally arrived after a long wait. It's the result of a collaboration between the automaker and motorcycle company Brough Superior. The limited-production, track-focused motorcycle is powered by a supercharged Brough Superior V-twin engine with 183 horsepower and a dry weight of just 408 lbs, though it was limited to only 100 units.

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ARES Modena BMW R Nine-T “Bullet”

ARES Modena (formerly ARES Design), known for modifying already stunning, high-performance exotic vehicles, ventured into motorcycles with the ARES Design R nineT-based "Bullet," a café racer inspired by vintage Grand Prix racers and using the powerful BMW R Nine-T as the donor bike, adding custom carbon fiber bodywork in a bold colorway, a multi-function LED headlight, Kineo wheels, adjustable Matris rear suspension, custom swing-arm, Brembo brakes, and custom handlebars, powered by the R Nine-T's 1,170cc boxer twin with custom pod filters and a special ceramic-coated exhaust system. It features bespoke leather upholstery in the form of handlebar grips, tank strap, and the saddle, with only 25 units available as built-to-order with customization options.

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Honda S125 Dax

The Dax is a slick, stylized urban version of the popular Grom motorcycle, a revival of the 1969 Dax featuring a pressed steel Dachsund dog-inspired frame, an air-cooled single-cylinder engine with 9.3 horsepower, a four-speed transmission, and upgraded shocks, as well as an LCD instrument cluster, LED headlight and taillight, the Dachsund Dax logo, double seat, and a bold upswept chrome exhaust.

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Hookie Co. Cake Ösa+ “Silver ANT”

Hookie Co.'s Cake electric motorcycle is already impressive, but the Cake Ösa+ Silver ANT is even more special as a one-off custom build made for the Glemseck 101 race and festival in Leonberg, Germany. It features Hookie's ANT bolt-on kit with a deleted seat and an additional aluminum cover over the frame's front end, a lowered fork, super-low clip-on handlebars, special customizable LED head and taillight setups, and custom rear sets for a low-slung riding position, and a retuned engine for quicker performance and a top speed of 100 mph, almost twice that of the Cake Ösa+.

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FabMan Creations BMW R nineT “Storm”

BMW Motorrad's R nineT is often modified, and FabMan Creations of South Africa may have created the ultimate art deco version with the Storm, featuring aviation-style aluminum armor in a matte silver color with bespoke handlebars, bar-end turn signals, and reverse-hinged levers, an analog dashboard with an Acewell speedometer and pushbuttons, a single-piece cowl resembling The Iron Giant's head with one eye, and an ergonomic saddle unified with the body, giving the R nineT a vintage Bauhaus and industrial appearance.

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debolex dB25 DB01 Prototype

The highly specialized land rocket known as the deBolex dB25 is an extremely limited British custom motorcycle that used the Ducati Monster 1200 as the base bike, but the final result looks nothing like the original, appearing instead as a vintage racer in yellow, featuring a full teardown and rebuild with over 100 new components including a new aluminum rear subframe, carbon fiber panels, laser-cut sheet metal parts, and CNC aluminum components, and powered by the Monster 1200's 1,198cc, 147 hp four-valve “Testastretta” desmodromic L-twin engine that made it the quickest when it debuted in 2013, with a total production limited to 25 units.

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OX Patagonia Electric Motorcycle

The vintage-styled, Apocalypse-ready EV motorcycle is powered by a 72-volt, 60Ah battery to an 11kW hub motor and built for comfort with a tall ride height, long suspension travel, and a long padded seat, as well as featuring an LED headlight in a small fairing, skidplates, saddlebags, a glovebox, and a USB charging port, and able to handle dirt and gravel with knobby 19-inch front and 17-inch rear tires and an Adventure riding mode that prioritizes low-end torque, with a range of 62 miles for adventures.

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Ducati V21L MotoE Prototype

In the near future, expect to see electric models from every major motorcycle manufacturer, including racing versions like Ducati's new prototype, the V21L, created as a development bike for the MotoE racing series and serving as the basis for a future street-legal electric motorcycle, designed to behave on the tarmac like the gas-powered Desmosedici GP in the MotoGP series, powered by a 18 kWh battery that can charge up to 80% in 45 minutes and outputting 148 horsepower, with a carbon fiber battery case, aluminum subframe and rear swingarm, Ohlins shocks, and Brembo brakes, expected to outperform the current Energica bikes in the 2022 MotoE series due to its lightness and improved handling characteristics, with Ducati planning to create a sporty, light, exciting, and satisfying electric vehicle as soon as technology allows.

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Ryvid Anthem Electric Motorcycle

Ryvid, a new electric motorcycle brand combining the words "rhythm" and "avid," focuses on top-tier engineering and excellent design, as demonstrated by the lightweight (240 pounds) Anthem with a 12-pound frame, featuring a height-adjustable seat, a removable 4.3 kWh lithium-ion battery (75 mph top speed, up to 75 miles of range), a motor enclosed in the rear swingarm producing 53 lb-ft of torque and capable of sending up to 250 lb-ft to the rear wheel in a burst of torque, and a 4.9-inch TFT display with all relevant riding and efficiency data, with the Ryvid Anthem Launch Edition limited to 1,000 units.

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Can-Am Electric Motorcycles

Can-Am, known for its ATVs, UTVs, and other multi-terrain vehicles, is introducing a new line of Can-Am Electric Motorcycles, including the Can-Am Pulse, a sleek and stylish bike designed to provide a balanced and nimble electric joyride, and the Can-Am Origin, a dual-sport model designed to bring new exhilaration to the street and the trail, paying tribute to the brand's motocross heritage, with both models offering modern thrills, crazy performance, and one hell of a ride.

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Ruote Fiere Moto Guzzi Bazooka 110 Le Mans R

Italian shop Ruote Fiere has modernized a 1984 Moto Guzzi racer by using a custom frame, moving the engine higher, and adding a Marzocchi fork with modified stems, as well as new triple-spoke aluminum wheels, fat Bridgestone Battlax tires, Ducati brake calipers, new electrical and 5-speed gearbox, and a hand-crafted tank and exhaust system, powered by a 1100cc v-twin engine, resulting in a black and white machine that is sure to launch very quickly.

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Zero DSR/X Electric Adventure Motorcycle

Zero Motorcycles introduced the DSR/X, an electric dual-purpose motorcycle that can handle both on-road and off-road terrain thanks to its upright riding position, adjustable suspension, and high ground clearance. The DSR/X is powered by a 17.3 kWh battery (upgradeable to 21 kWh with the optional Power Tank) and a Z-Force 75-10X direct drive electric motor, producing 100 horsepower and a top speed of 112 mph. It has a range of 111 miles in combined riding conditions, and fast-charging capabilities.

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2023 Ducati Streetfighter V4

The Ducati Streetfighter V4 is a naked bike version of the Panigale V4 with a 208 horsepower engine, three trim levels including Base, S, and SP2, and four drive modes including a Wet Riding mode. The S trim includes semi-active Ohlins suspension and Marchesini forged aluminum wheels, while the SP2 trim adds carbon fiber wheels, a dry clutch, and machined adjustable footpegs. Announced in 2022, it's available in 2023.

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Palace x Gucci Moto Guzzi V7

The Moto Guzzi V85 TT Palace Edition is a limited edition motorcycle collaboration between streetwear brand Palace, fashion brand Gucci, and motorcycle manufacturer Moto Guzzi. The bike features custom branding and detailing, including a branded seat covering, saddle bags, and paint scheme. It also has a custom camo paint job and the logos of Palace and Gucci on the left side of the tank, and the Moto Guzzi logo on the right side. Only 50 of these bikes will be produced.

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Droog Moto Hyperfighter Apagón SC

Droog Moto's Hyperfighter Apagón SC is a heavily modified Kawasaki sportbike with a supercharged 998cc inline-four engine that produces 210 horsepower and can accelerate to 60 mph in less than three seconds. The bike has a stealth fighter aesthetic with angular bodywork, tracker bars, a short upswept subframe, and disc wheel covers, as well as custom "APAGÓN" radiator graphics and a unique superbike exhaust with a carbon fiber muffler. Only a limited number of these bikes will be produced, and they are available for a steep price.

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CAKE is a Swedish electric motorcycle brand known for its stylish and minimalist bikes. Their new flagship model, the Bukk, boasts an all-new drivetrain with 309.77 lb-ft of torque and a top speed of 60 mph, as well as a lightweight aluminum frame, WP Cone valve air fork, and custom Öhlins S46 rear shock. The Bukk also has four ride modes, three braking modes, and a swappable lithium battery that can charge to 80 percent in 1.5 hours and provide up to three hours of riding.

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Aprilia ELECTRICa Project

Aprilia revealed its first electric motorcycle, the ELECTRICa Project, which has been designed for younger riders with its lightweight forged carbon fiber body, twin-spar frame, and a centrally-mounted electric motor. While the motorcycle is currently just a concept, it features special six-arm Phonic wheels, a mono-shock and an inverted fork, and it is expected to have sporty performance. There is currently no information on when the motorcycle will be available for purchase.

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Rough Crafts Cosmos Charger

The Cosmos Charger, a custom Harley-Davidson Street Bob built by Winston Yeh of Rough Crafts, was commissioned by computer hardware company Cooler Master to celebrate its 30th anniversary. The bike, which was designed to emulate a computer case, features forged carbon fiber wraps, CNC aluminum fins, and LED lighting, as well as angular front and rear fairings and a fuel tank.

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