Honda reveals new “Bagger” Rebel and 2023 returning models

Honda reveals new “Bagger” Rebel and 2023 returning models

For the 2023 model year, American Honda announces the return of 11 on-road motorcycle models. From cruisers to miniMOTOs, scooters and sports bikes. The announcement includes a diverse range of motorcycles that showcase the breadth of Honda’s lineup.

2023 Honda lineup

The announcement highlights the new “T” trim level of the Rebel 1100 platform. The Rebel 1100T DCT builds on the success of Honda’s “new-school” cruiser platform with “bagger” styling (including wind protection and substantial cargo space), as well as Honda’s advanced dual-clutch transmission (DCT). 

In addition to this new version, the standard Rebel 1100 is back in manual transmission and DCT iterations. Other confirmed returning 2023 cruisers include the Rebel 500 and 300—offered in several trim levels and new colours for 2023. And the classic Shadow Aero and bobber-inspired Shadow Phantom.

VERSATILE MODELS 

Returning sport bike models include the value-driven CBR1000RR, the agile CBR600RR and the entry-level sport-naked CB300R. The touring-focused NC750X continues to deliver incredible versatility for 2023. And it’s available with DCT or manual transmission. 

A pair of miniMOTO models—the best-selling Super Cub and the nostalgic Monkey—both feature available ABS and receive new colours for the new model year. The adventure-inspired ADV150 scooter is back for 2023 as well.

“This announcement covers nearly every category of on-road motorcycle, which is a testament to how deep our product offering is,” said Brandon Wilson, Manager of Sports and Experiential at American Honda. “While each model has a distinct goal, they all benefit from Honda’s renowned premium build quality and reliability.

 Whether for the first-time rider or the weekend warrior. We’re committed to delivering the best possible ownership and riding experiences to our passionate two-wheel customers.”

REBEL 1100

In just the two short years since its introduction, Honda’s versatile Rebel 1100 has made waves in the cruiser market with a “new-school” cruiser design that’s equally adept at relaxed Sunday outings, dynamic backroad carving and longer-distance highway touring.

For 2023, the platform is even more capable, with a new “T” trim level that offers “bagger” styling and convenience. The Rebel 1100T DCT comes standard with a large windscreen and hard saddlebags that provide 35 litres of space, giving riders added comfort and cargo storage.

Still available are the two standard Rebel 1100 versions (manual transmission and dual-clutch transmission), making for a broadened cruiser platform capable of delivering myriad riding experiences. 

All three versions feature a high-performance, water-cooled parallel-twin engine with plenty of power for the highway, acceleration for spirited riding, comfortable ergonomics, a relaxed riding position and sporty handling. For those who want to make the Rebel their own, a long list of Honda Accessories is offered.

  • MSRP
    • Rebel 1100T DCT $11,299
    • Rebel 1100 DCT: $10,099
    • Rebel 1100: $9,499
  • Colours
    • Rebel 1100T DCT: Metallic Black; Bordeaux Red Metallic
    • Rebel 1100 DCT: Iridium Gray Metallic; Green Metallic
    • Rebel 1100: Iridium Gray Metallic; Green Metallic
  • Available: December
  • Rebel 1100 Info

2023 Honda Rebel 1100T DCT

REBEL 500 / REBEL 300

As the best-selling entry-level cruiser models in the Powersports industry, Honda’s Rebel 300 and Rebel 500 offer a potent combination of approachable performance and head-turning style. These cruisers’ 471cc and 286cc engines provide plenty of power for getting around town or cruising on the highway, and their smooth, linear delivery contributes to their user-friendly nature. 

Comfortable ergonomics give a relaxed riding position and complement their balanced handling. Both models are available in standard and ABS versions, and the Rebel 500 ABS SE includes numerous pre-installed add-ons from the extensive list of Honda Accessories. 

With their minimalist design, iconic peanut fuel tank, LED lighting and blacked-out engine components, the Rebel 300 and Rebel 500 have a timeless look that any rider can appreciate.

  • MSRP
    • Rebel 500 ABS SE: $6,949
    • Rebel 500 ABS: $6,749
    • Rebel 500: $6,449
    • Rebel 300 ABS: $5,049
    • Rebel 300: $4,749
  • Colours
    • Rebel 500 ABS SE: Titanium Metallic
    • Rebel 500: Matte Black Metallic; Candy Blue
    • Rebel 300: Matte Black Metallic; Candy Diesel Red
  • Available: December
  • Rebel 500 Info
  • Rebel 300 Info

2023 Honda Rebel 500

SHADOW AERO

Old school never goes out of style. With a large front fender, chrome headlights, low-slung seat, spoke wheels, and of course, a V-twin engine with swept-back twin exhausts, Honda’s Shadow Aero embodies the classic cruiser appearance. Its retro look is paired with modern technology like programmed fuel injection, a shaft final drive and available ABS for a safe, comfortable and reliable ride. The Shadow Aero delivers the iconic cruiser experience from coastal cruises to winding mountain roads.

  • MSRP: $7,799
  • Colours: Ultra Blue Metallic
  • Available: February
  • Shadow Aero Info

2023 Honda Shadow

SHADOW PHANTOM

With its clean, understated styling and impressive ride quality, Honda’s Shadow Phantom is all about no-nonsense performance and rider enjoyment. The bobber-inspired V-twin has a blacked-out engine, short fenders and black wheels with spokes, all of which come together for a timeless look. 

Between the programmed fuel injection, comfortable riding position and low centre of gravity, the Shadow features modern creature comforts to complement its effortless style. This elegant cruiser boasts Honda’s legendary build quality and reliability, so owners can confidently hit the open road.

  • MSRP: $7,999
  • Colours: Matte Black Metallic, Adventure Green
  • Available: December
  • Shadow Phantom Info

CBR1000RR

Offering the ultimate combination of value and performance, Honda’s CBR1000RR comes from a lineage of legendary sports bikes with countless racing accolades. 

Its precise cornering, adrenaline-inducing acceleration, and impressive braking capabilities result from Honda’s “Total Control” design philosophy, which delivers a remarkably connected feeling on the pavement. 

Available with ABS or conventional brakes, the value-oriented CBR1000RR is the ideal counterpart to its track-focused sibling, the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP.

  • MSRP
    • CBR1000RR ABS: $16,899
    • CBR1000RR: $16,599
  • Colour: Grand Prix Red
  • Available: December
  • CBR1000RR Info

2023 Honda CBR1000RR

CBR600RR

Purpose-built for carving up winding canyon roads and clocking fast laps on the track, Honda’s CBR600RR is a proven supersport machine. Its high-revving, responsive inline four-cylinder engine is matched with a light-handling chassis and high-performance Showa suspension for quick work of the tightest corners on the track or backroads. With a decorated resume with eight World Supersport titles (nine if you count its CBR600F predecessor), the CBR600RR has been tested, developed and proven at the highest level.

  • MSRP
    • CBR600RR ABS: $13,099
    • CBR600RR: $12,099
  • Colour: Grand Prix Red
  • Available: December
  • CBR600RR Info

2023 Honda CBR600RR

CB300R ABS

The ultimate entry-level sport-naked machine, the CB300R ABS showcases Honda’s sporty standard styling in its most lightweight representation, delivering exemplary sporting performance and feathery, centralized unsprung weight. 

Touting premium features from its larger-capacity siblings, along with a minimalist design that expresses attitude through exposed hardware and a dramatic cutaway tail, the CB1000R shows that even an affordable, approachable naked sport bike can be the centre of attention.

  • MSRP: $5,049
  • Colour: Pearl Dusk Yellow; Matte Black Metallic
  • Available: December
  • CB300R ABS Info

2023 CB300R

NC750X

With a liquid-cooled, SOHC 8-valve parallel-twin engine offering ample torque, matched with a chassis that boasts good handling and quality suspension, Honda’s NC750X is the ultimate do-it-all machine—a commuter king that is also ideal for riding backroads and getting off the beaten path.

Powerful, nimble and comfortable, the NC750X has an affordable price along with features like a large front storage compartment (capable of storing most helmets), an upright riding position and Honda’s available high-tech automatic dual-clutch transmission (DCT), enabling it to deliver adventure, performance and utility, all in a single, versatile machine.

  • Price : $9,399
  • Colour: Matte Nightshade Blue
  • Available: November
  • NC750X Info

2023 NC750X

SUPER CUB

Timeless style and unparalleled practicality have propelled Honda’s Super Cub to become the most popular motor vehicle of all time, with over 100 million units sold worldwide since its release in 1958. Powered by a reliable 124cc four-stroke engine, the Super Cub has plenty of power for zipping around town while maintaining impressive fuel efficiency. 

Hidden behind its classic styling, modern technology like fuel injection, front-wheel ABS, and an electric starter offers superb ride quality and convenience for everyday riding. With a smooth-handling, lightweight chassis and step-through design, the Super Cub makes getting around town less of a chore and more of an adventure.

  • From: $3,849
  • Colour: Pearl Gray
  • Available: November
  • Super Cub Info

2023 Supercub C125

MONKEY

Few motorcycles, as well as the Honda Monkey, stand the test of time. The diminutive model has evolved considerably since its inception, though its mission to maximize fun in a pint-size package remains unchanged. 

Its styling and spirit are true to its roots, which date back to 1961 when the model was developed for a Honda-owned Japanese amusement park called Tama Tech. 

While the Monkey is very much vintage-inspired, its 124cc engine, plush suspension and ABS brakes are anything but offering the best in modern performance. Popular among riders of all ages, this nostalgic miniMOTO continues to be a staple of the Honda lineup.

  • Price: $4,249
  • Colour: Pearl Nebula Red; Banana Yellow
  • Available: November
  • Monkey Info

2023 Honda Monkey

ADV150

Injecting an enjoyable sense of escapade into even the most mundane urban commutes, Honda’s ADV150 delivers on the “City Adventure” concept with a rugged-yet-capable design that combines a low vehicle weight with practical features like an automatic transmission, two-stage adjustable windscreen and under-seat storage. 

Put it all together. The result is the Africa Twin of the scooter world—a sensible machine that adeptly traverses urban roads and is even up for mini-adventures.

  • Price starts from: $4,349
  • Colour: Candy Rose Red
  • Available: November
  • ADV150 Info

2022 Honda ADV150

 

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