Top 10 Best Selling Motorcycle in USA 2024

It’s been quite a ride for the motorcycle industry in the last few years, with many ups and downs. The pandemic, a struggling economy, and a shift in preferences among younger generations have made things challenging for many motorcycle brands in the States.

But despite all of that, the motorcycle world continues to evolve, and we riders in the United States are lucky to have a fantastic selection of two-wheeled moto-machines to choose from, catering to every style and preference. And in 2024, several motorcycles have captured enthusiasts’ hearts and dominated the market here in the U.S.

So, based on sales reports from manufacturers, let’s take a closer look at ten of the best-selling motorcycles across several categories in the United States so far this year. Sound good?

Top 10 Best Selling Motorcycle in USA

Top 10 Best Selling Motorcycle in USA

1. Harley-Davidson Street Glide

  • Price: Starts at ~$15,450 USD
  • Top Speed: Around 130 mph (210 km/h)
  • Weight: Wet weight around 522 lbs (237 kg)

 

Harley-Davidson Street Glide

Design:

  • Sleek, modern update on the classic touring silhouette.
  • Batwing fairing cuts through wind for smooth cruising.
  • Stretched saddlebags offer ample storage.
  • New LED lighting for enhanced visibility.

Performance:

  • Powerful Milwaukee-Eight 117 V-Twin engine (105 hp, 130 lb-ft torque).
  • Improved cooling system for enhanced comfort.
  • Selectable ride modes for optimal handling in various conditions.
  • Reflex Defensive Brembo brakes for confident stopping power.

Technology:

  • 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Skyline OS.
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility for seamless phone integration.
  • Boom! Audio sound system delivers crisp tunes on the road.
  • Advanced rider-assist features like traction control and ABS.

A perennial favourite, Harley-Davifavouriteet Glide continues to be at the top with its iconic style, powerful performance, and loyal following. The classic Harley’s classic appeal and the latest features make it Stree, which makes it a top choice for those who want the classic American cruiser. Phil had a Street Glide before changing and settling on his present Road Glide and loved it. What’s not to like?

2. 2023 Honda CRF450L

  • Price: $9,999 USD
  • Top Speed: Around 85-90 mph.
  • Weight: 291 lbs (curb weight).

 

2023 Honda CRF450L

Design:

  • Aggressive, off-road-oriented styling with a long travel suspension, high ground clearance, and knobby tires.
  • Compact and lightweight for maneuverability on tight trails.
  • Comfortable ergonomics for both seated and standing riding positions.

Performance:

  • Powerful 450cc liquid-cooled engine with plenty of torque for both on-road and off-road riding.
  • Six-speed transmission with wide gear ratios for optimal power delivery in any situation.
  • Fully adjustable suspension for fine-tuning the ride to your preferences and terrain.

Technology:

  • Fuel injection for crisp throttle response and efficient power delivery.
  • Electric starter for easy starting in any condition.
  • Digital instrument panel with all the information you need at a glance, including speedometer, odometer, trip meter, fuel gauge, and clock.

If you’re looking for a vehicle suited for off-roading, the Honda CRF450L is an ideal choice. The CRF450L is known for its outstanding capability in rough conditions; this multi-sport bike is a great blend of power and agility and is a favourite among those who love dirt bikes. We enjoyed this model, especially the “little brother” CRF300L and the 450 offers better value for money.

3. Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

  • Price: $12,499 MSRP (base model)
  • Top Speed: Around 165 mph (claimed)
  • Weight: 417 lbs (wet weight)

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

Design:

  • Aggressive supersport look with sharp fairing and crouched riding position.
  • Updated 2024 styling with curvier lines and aerodynamic enhancements.
  • Two color options: Lime Green and Metallic Spark Black.

Performance:

  • 636cc, 4-cylinder engine pumping out 122 bhp and 69 Nm torque.
  • More low-end and mid-range power than rivals for thrilling street riding.
  • Four riding modes (Sport, Road, Rain, Manual) adjust power and traction control.

Technology:

  • Advanced electronics package including launch control, quickshifter, and cruise control.
  • Fully adjustable suspension for precise handling on any road.
  • Brembo brakes deliver sharp and confident stopping power.

Sportbike enthusiasts and speed-lovers are drawn to their Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R. The Ninja is known for its precise handling and performance; this machine effortlessly blends track performance and street legality, which makes it the top-selling model within the United States. In 2024, Kawasaki will pay homage to the rich history of the Ninja model by offering unique 40th Anniversary edition models. Nice.

4. 2023 Indian Chieftain

  • Price: The starting price of a 2023 Indian Chieftain in the USA is $22,999. 
  • Top speed: Around 116 mph (187 km/h).
  • Weight: The curb weight of a 2023 Indian Chieftain is 881 pounds (399 kg).

 

2023 Indian Chieftain

Design:

  • Classically styled bagger with a long, low profile and iconic Indian Motorcycle badging.
  • Available in a variety of paint colors and finishes, including two-tone options.
  • Features a spacious fairing with a tinted windshield, hard saddlebags, and a passenger backrest.

Performance:

  • Powered by the Thunderstroke 111 engine, which produces 119 lb-ft of torque.
  • Three ride modes (Tour, Standard, and Sport) allow you to customize the throttle response and power delivery.
  • Brembo brakes and ABS provide confident stopping power.
  • Comfortable and stable handling, thanks to the strong chassis and suspension.

Technology:

  • Indian Motorcycle’s Ride Command system includes a 4.3-inch touchscreen display that provides access to navigation, audio, and vehicle information.
  • Bluetooth connectivity allows you to pair your phone for hands-free calling and music streaming.
  • Cruise control and heated grips make long rides more enjoyable.
  • Optional features include a Pathfinder LED headlight and a Klock Werks sound system.

Chieftain from Indian Motorcycle has established its status as a reputable rival within the American cruiser category. It has a potent engine, luxurious features and an imposing road presence. The Chieftain appeals to those seeking a mix of class and quality. Joshua Placa toured a superb Super Chief Limited for several months last year (check for his show ” Haunted Highways“), and we’re hoping to get the Chieftain by 2024.

5. Yamaha YZF-R7

  • Price: $9,199
  • Weight: 414 lb (188 kg)
  • Top speed: 141 mph (227 km/h)

Yamaha YZF-R7

Design

  • Aggressive and aerodynamic styling inspired by the YZF-R1
  • Compact and lightweight with a narrow waist for improved agility
  • Central air intake with integrated LED headlights
  • Y-shaped LED DRLs
  • Available in three color options: Matte Black, Icon Blue, and Power Grey

Performance

  • 746cc CP2 crossplane engine with 72.8 hp and 50.2 lb-ft of torque
  • Linear power delivery with a thrilling exhaust note
  • Optimized secondary gear ratio for quick acceleration
  • 6-speed close-ratio transmission
  • Fully adjustable suspension for precise handling

Technology

  • Assist and slipper clutch for smoother shifting and downshifting
  • ABS brakes for improved stopping power
  • Traction control system for optimal grip
  • Launch control system for maximum acceleration from a standstill
  • LCD instrument cluster with all the necessary information

Yamaha’s YZF-R7 is gaining popularity for those who want a track-worthy combination of agility and performance. This sportbike with a middleweight weight offers the latest technology and sleek style, making it a popular choice for those who want to experience the thrill of racing on the street. The R7 is the most sought-after “weapon of choice” by many teams on the MotoAmerica Twins Cup road racing series. It’s that good.

6. Ducati Panigale V4

  • Price: Starts at $28,395 (V4), $31,595 (V4 S), $45,495 (V4 R)
  • Top Speed: Around 165 mph (claimed)
  • Weight: 472 lb (V4 dry), 480 lb (V4 S dry), 379 lb (V4 R dry)

Ducati Panigale V4

Design

  • Striking and aerodynamic fairings with integrated winglets for downforce
  • Aggressive LED headlights and taillights
  • Lightweight construction with a high-strength aluminum frame and single-sided swingarm

Performance

  • 1,103cc (or 998cc in the Panigale V4 R) Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine with 215.5 hp (or 221 hp in the V4 R)
  • Six-speed gearbox with quickshifter for seamless gear changes
  • Öhlins suspension with electronic adjustment for optimal handling
  • Brembo brakes with impressive stopping power

Technology

  • Full-color TFT display with ride modes, data logging, and lap timer
  • Bosch six-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) for traction control, wheelie control, and launch control
  • Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 3 for optimal grip in all conditions
  • Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO for wheelie control without sacrificing power
  • Ducati Launch Control (DPL) for perfect starts every time

It is renowned for its Italian design and high-performance capabilities. The Ducati Panigale V4 has a prominent performance in the superbike class and has won events on the MotoAmerica road racing series. Thanks to its smooth engine and sophisticated electronic system, this bike is ideal for those who want high-performance and stunning Italian design.

7. BMW R1250GS

  • Price: Starting at $16,495 USD
  • Top speed: Over 124 mph
  • Weight: 548 lbs (curb weight)

BMW R1250GS

Design:

  • The R1250GS has a classic adventure bike design with a tall stance, long-travel suspension, and a large windscreen.
  • It is available in a variety of colors, including black, white, blue, and red.
  • The bike has a number of features that make it comfortable for long-distance riding, such as a comfortable seat, adjustable handlebars, and heated grips.

Performance:

  • The R1250GS is powered by a 1254cc boxer engine that produces 136 horsepower and 105 lb-ft of torque.
  • The engine is mated to a six-speed transmission with a shaft drive.
  • The bike has excellent off-road performance, thanks to its long-travel suspension and knobby tires.
  • It is also capable of comfortable cruising on the highway, thanks to its powerful engine and wind protection.

Technology:

  • The R1250GS is packed with a variety of electronic rider aids, including traction control, ABS, and hill start control.
  • It also has a number of features that make it comfortable and convenient to use, such as a keyless ignition and a TFT display.

Adventure enthusiasts remain enthralled by BMW’s R1250GS. It is renowned for its sturdy construction, high-tech features and comfortable capability for long-distance travel. It is a top choice for those looking to discover and off the beaten track. A friend of ours, Lyle, recently purchased an R1200GS and rode it along with Rob throughout the South on the ” Journey of a Thousand Miles” adventure. BMW’s GS bikes are the ultimate example of the adventure tour.

8. Suzuki SV650

  • Price: The starting price of a 2023 Suzuki SV650 is $7,399 for the non-ABS model and $7,849 for the ABS model.
  • Top speed: Around 130 mph.
  • Weight: The curb weight of the Suzuki SV650 is 432 pounds for the non-ABS model and 437 pounds for the ABS model.

Suzuki SV650

Design:

  • Sporty and versatile naked bike styling with an upright riding position
  • Comfortable ergonomics for both commuting and touring
  • Compact and lightweight for easy handling

Performance:

  • 645cc V-twin engine with 72 horsepower and 54 lb-ft of torque
  • Smooth and linear power delivery for easy control
  • Excellent fuel economy for long rides
  • Reliable and proven engine with a long track record

Technology:

  • 6-speed transmission with a positive shift feel
  • Low-maintenance shaft drive
  • Optional ABS brakes for improved stopping power
  • Fuel injection for consistent performance
  • Digital instrumentation with all the information you need

The Suzuki SV650 has owned a perfect spot on the market for a long time, providing an appealing combination of value, flexibility, and sporty performance. Its light design and powerful V-twin engine make it an ideal option for riders of all kinds in the motorcycling industry, and it can and will perform everything. We rode one a couple of years back and have owned one in the past, and maybe we’re biased here. The SV650 is a constant favourite of ours.

9. KTM 390 Duke

  • Price: $5,599.
  • Top Speed: Around 104 mph (167 km/h).
  • Weight: 338 lb (153 kg).

KTM 390 Duke

Design:

  • Edgy and sharp with a larger fuel tank and wider LED headlights.
  • Angular bodywork gives a ready-to-pounce stance.
  • The minimalist tail section keeps things light and sporty.

Performance:

  • Boosted 399cc engine pumps out 44 bhp and 39 Nm torque.
  • Quicker acceleration and higher top speed than the previous model.
  • Lightweight chassis and sharp handling for agile cornering.

Technology:

  • TFT instrument cluster with smartphone connectivity and navigation.
  • Three ride modes (Rain, Street, Track) tailor performance to conditions.
  • Launch control for rocket-like starts.
  • Cornering ABS and Supermoto ABS for enhanced safety.

In small displacement and basic motorcycles, the KTM 390 Duke stands out among the small-displacement and the entry-level KTM 390 Duke stands out as a quick and easy alternative. It is renowned for its precise handling and sleek design; this motorcycle appeals to novice riders, urban commuters, and curve carvers, all contributing to its high sales. Its 390 single is a joy to ride.

10. Triumph Bonneville T120

  • Price: $12,500.
  • Top speed: Around 115 mph.
  • Weight: 520 lb (236 kg).

Triumph Bonneville T120

Design:

  • Timeless classic look with a modern twist, inspired by the original 1959 Bonneville.
  • Tear-drop fuel tank, peashooter exhaust, and wire-spoked wheels.
  • Available in a variety of colors and two distinct versions: the classic Bonneville T120 and the blacked-out Bonneville T120 Black.

Performance:

  • 1200cc high-torque engine with plenty of power for cruising and commuting.
  • 7kg weight reduction compared to previous models for improved handling and agility.
  • Brembo brakes for confident stopping power.
  • Three riding modes (Rain, Road, and Sport) to adapt to different conditions.

Technology:

  • Modern technology seamlessly integrated into the classic design.
  • ABS and switchable traction control for rider safety.
  • Cruise control for comfortable long-distance rides.
  • USB charging port for keeping your devices powered up.
  • LED taillight for improved visibility.

Representing the essence of the iconic Brit motorcycles of the past but with modern technology, The Triumph Bonneville T120 remains a well-loved choice for riders who enjoy classic design and a comfortable riding experience. Triumph’s dedication to quality and tradition can be seen in each part of this Bonneville T120. The complete Bonneville line includes 1200cc and 900cc displacements and continues to inspire a sense of hooligan nostalgia unlike any other: the timeless classics and the entire line.

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