Here’s How Much A New Motorcycle Costs (With Real Examples)


While researching how much a new motorcycle costs, I found that there were not any online sources that gave an exact answer.  This led me to do my own research on every motorcycle that is for sale this year and their retail prices.  This list does not include dirt bikes, only street legal motorcycles.

So how much does a new motorcycle cost?  The cost of new motorcycles ranges from the $2,499 Honda Metropolitan to the $78,000 BMW HP4 Race. The average cost of all 353 new motorcycles for sale this year is $15,867.  Most beginners tend to buy used motorcycles and then buy a new one several years later.

Below you’ll find a list of all new motorcycles produced in the United States this year.  I have tried to be as comprehensive as possible, but I did not include dirt bikes in this analysis.  Dirt bikes are a slightly different market and would give a false reflection of what street legal motorcycles cost.

New Motorcycle Prices

For your convenience, we have tables below listing all new motorcycles produced this year and their price, organized by the manufacturer.  Scroll down to find some motorcycles that might be in your price range. At the end of each table will be an average price for a new motorcycle for that model.

Table Of Costs Of All New Motorcycles

Aprilia
ModelPrice
RSV4 1100 Factory$24,499 
RSV4 RF LE$24,499 
RSV4 RF$23,499 
RSV4 RR$17,499 
Tuono V4 1100
Factory Summit Attack
$19,499 
Tuono V4 1100
Factory
$18,999 
Tuono V4 1100 RR$15,499 
Dorsoduro 900$10,999 
Shiver 900$9,399 
Average Price: $18,266 

BMW
ModelPrice
HP4 Race$78,000 
S1000RR$15,995 
R1250RS$15,695 
R1250GS$17,695 
R1250GS Adventure$19,945 
S1000XR$16,895 
F850GS$13,195 
F850GS Adventure$14,295 
F750GS$10,395 
G310GS$5,795 
K1600GTL$25,995 
K1600GT$22,995 
K1600 Grand
America
$25,595 
K1600B$20,095 
R1250RT$18,645 
R1250R$14,995 
S1000R$16,995 
G310R$4,845 
R nineT$15,495 
R nineT Racer$13,545 
R nineT Pure$9,995 
R nineT Urban G/S$12,995 
R nineT Scrambler$12,995 
C400X$6,795 
C Evolution$13,995 
C650GT$10,995 
Average Price: $17,495 

Ducati
ModelPrice
SuperSport$12,995 
SuperSport S$15,195 
959 Panigale$15,495 
959 Panigale Corse$17,895 
1299 Panigale
R Final Edition
$39,900 
Panigale V4$21,495 
Panigale V4S$27,895 
Panigale V4S Corse$29,995 
Panigale V4 Speciale$39,995 
Panigale V4R$40,000 
25 Anniversario 916$42,500 
Monster 797+$9,295 
Monster 821$11,995 
Monster 821 Stealth$12,895 
Monster 1200$14,995 
Monster 1200S$17,795 
Monster 1200R$19,395 
Monster 1200
25th Anniversario
$19,995 
Diavel 1260$19,995 
Diavel 1260S$22,995 
XDiavel$20,795 
XDiavelS$24,295 
Hypermotard 950$13,295 
Hypermotard 950SP$16,695 
Multistrada 950$16,995 
Multistrada 950S$16,995 
Multistrada 950S
Spoked
$16,995 
Multistrada 1260$20,995 
Multistrada 1260S$20,995 
Multistrada 1260S Dair$18,695 
Multistrada 1260
Pikes Peak
$25,495 
Multistrada 1260
Enduro
$21,795 
Average Price: $21,461 

Harley Davidson
ModelPrice
Livewire$29,799 
Street Rod$8,699 
Street 750$7,599 
Street 500$6,899 
Iron 883$8,999 
Forty-Eight$11,299 
Iron 1200$9,999 
Roadster$11,499 
Low Rider S$17,999 
Deluxe$18,399 
Fat Bob 114$18,799 
Sport Glide$18,599 
Softail Slim$15,999 
Low Rider$14,899 
Street Bob$14,599 
Heritage Classic$18,999 
Breakout 114$20,499 
Fat Boy 114$20,599 
FXDR 114$18,999 
Road Glide Limited$28,299 
Road King Special$22,999 
Ultra Limited$28,699 
Street Glide Special$27,699 
Road King$19,499 
Road Glide$21,699 
Road Glide Special$27,299 
Street Glide$21,999 
Electra Glide Standard$18,999 
Freewheeler$27,999 
TriGlide Ultra$34,999 
CVO Limited$44,039 
CVO Tri Glide$48,999 
CVO Street Glide$40,539 
Average Price: $21,423 

Honda
ModelPrice
Gold Wing$23,800 
Gold Wing Tour$27,000 
Gold Wing F6B$20,499 
ST1300 ABS$18,230 
Interstate$10,999 
CTX1300$15,999 
NM4$11,299 
CTX700 DCT$8,399 
VFR1200X$15,999 
Africa Twin$13,599 
Africa Twin
Adventure Sports
$15,099 
NC750X$8,099 
NC700X$7,699 
XR650L$6,999 
CB500X$6,699 
CRF450L$10,399 
CR250L$5,199 
CR250L Rally$5,949 
Gold Wing Valkyrie$17,999 
Fury$10,599 
Stateline$9,999 
Shadow Phantom$7,899 
Shadow Aero$7,699 
CTX700N DCT ABS$7,699 
Rebel 500$6,199 
Rebel 300$4,499 
CB1100EX$12,199 
CB1000R ABS$12,999 
CB650R$8,899 
CB650F$8,249 
CB500F$6,199 
CB300R ABS$4,949 
CB300F$4,349 
Monkey$3,999 
Super Cub C125 ABS$3,599 
CBR1000RR$16,499 
CBR600RR$11,799 
Interceptor$10,799 
CBR650R$9,399 
CBR650F$8,749 
CB650R$8,899 
CB650F$8,249 
CBR500R$6,699 
CB500F$6,199 
CBR300R$4,699 
CB300R ABS$4,949 
CB300F$4,349 
Grom$3,399 
Forza$5,599 
PCX150$3,699 
Ruckus$2,749 
Metropolitan$2,499 
Average Price: $9,408 

Husqvarna
ModelPrice
Vitpilen 701$11,999 
Vitpilen 401$6,299 
Svartpilen 701$11,999 
Svartpilen 401$6,299 
FS450$10,799 
Average Price: $9,479 

Indian
ModelPrice
Scout Bobber Twenty$11,999 
Chieftain Dark Horse$27,999 
Scout 100th
Anniversary Edition
$15,999 
Springfield Dark Horse$22,499 
Roadmaster Dark Horse$28,999 
Chieftain Limited$27,999 
FTR 1200 S$15,499 
Scout Bobber$10,999 
Chieftain$21,999 
Scout$11,499 
Springfield$20,999 
Scout Sixty$8,999 
Chief Dark Horse$18,499 
Chief Vintage$19,999 
Roadmaster Elite$36,999 
Chieftain Classic$25,999 
Roadmaster$29,999 
Chieftain Elite$34,999 
FTR 1200$13,499 
Average Price: $21,341 

Kawasaki
ModelPrice
Ninja 300$4,999 
Ninja 400$4,999 
Ninja 650$7,399 
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$29,000 
Ninja H2 R$55,000 
Z125 Pro$3,199 
Z400 ABS$4,799 
Z650$6,999 
Z900$8,399 
Z900RS ABS$11,199 
Versys X 300$5,499 
Versys 650$8,299 
Versys 1000 LT$12,999 
W800$9,799 
Concours 14 ABS$15,599 
Vulcan S$7,099 
Vulcan 900$7,999 
Vulcan 1700
Vaquero ABS
$16,799 
Vulcan 1700
Votager ABS
$17,499 
Average Price:$12,870 

KTM
ModelPrice
Freeride E-XC$9,499 
1290 Super Adventure R$18,499 
1290 Super Adventure S$18,499 
1090 Adventure R$14,999 
790 Adventure R$13,499 
790 Adventure$12,499 
690 Enduro R$11,699 
1290 Super
Duke GT
$20,499 
Average Price: $14,962 

Moto Guzzi
ModelPrice
MGX-21$21,990 
California 1400 Touring$18,490 
Eldorado$16,490 
Audace$16,390 
Audace Carbon$16,390 
V85 TT Adventure$12,990 
V85 TT$11,990 
V9 Bobber Sport$10,690 
V9 Bobber$10,490 
V9 Roamer$9,990 
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 
Average Price: $12,252 

MV Agusta
ModelPrice
1000 Serie Oro$47,699 
Brutale 800$15,399 
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 
Turismo Veloce
800 Lusso
$20,798 
Turismo Veloce
800 Lusso SCS
$21,798 
Turismo Veloce
RC SCS
$27,995 
F3 675$17,199 
F3 675 RC$21,099 
F3 800$19,399 
F3 800 RC$23,299 
F4$23,299 
F4 RR$30,900 
F4 RC$45,299 
F4 LH44$71,375 
RVS #1$39,899 
Superveloce 800
Serie Oro
$31,000 
Average Price: $27,080 

Norton
ModelPrice
V4RR$35,000 
V4SS$55,000 
Dominator$28,995 
Commando 961
Café Racer
$20,599 
Commando 961 Sport$19,495 
Superlight$24,999 
Breitling Sport$22,495 
Commando 961
California
$20,599 
Atlas Ranger$14,999 
Atlas Nomad$12,495 
Average Price: $25,468 

Royal Enfield
ModelPrice
INT650$5,999 
Continental GT$6,249 
Himalayan$4,749 
Classic$5,799 
Bullet 500$4,999 
Average Price: $5,559 

Suzuki
ModelPrice
Hayabusa$14,799 
GSX-R1000R$17,699 
GSX-R1000$15,599 
GSX-R750$12,499 
GSX-R600$11,399 
GSX-S1000F ABS$11,299 
GSX-S1000FZ$11,599 
GSX250R$4,599 
GSX250R ABS$4,899 
Suzuki Boulevard
M109R BOSS
$15,199 
Suzuki Boulevard M90$11,349 
Suzuki Boulevard M50$8,699 
Suzuki Boulevard
C90 BOSS
$12,549 
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 
Katana$13,499 
SV650X$8,399 
SV650 ABS$7,499 
SV650$7,099 
SFV650$7,699 
GW250$4,099 
TU250X$4,649 
VANVAN 200$4,649 
V-STROM 1000XT$13,299 
V-STROM 1000$12,299 
V-STROM 1000XT
Adventure
$14,599 
V-STROM 650XT$9,299 
V-STROM 650XT
Adventure
$10,399 
V-STROM 650$8,799 
DR650S$6,699 
DR-Z400S$6,799 
DR200S$4,649 
Average Price: $9,808 

Triumph
ModelPrice
Street Triple$9,950 
Speed Triple$14,350 
Tiger 800$12,000 
Tiger 1200$16,500 
Speed Twin$12,200 
Scrambler 1200$14,000 
Street Twin$9,100 
Bonneville T100$10,450 
Street Scrambler$11,000 
Bonneville T120$11,850 
Bonneville Bobber$11,950 
Thruxton 1200$13,000 
Bonneville
Speedmaster
$13,150 
Thruxton TFC$21,500 
Rocket 3 TFC$29,000 
Average Price: $14,000 

URAL
ModelPrice
Gear Up$16,999 
cT$14,999 
Air LE$17,999 
Sportsman SE$18,499 
Sahara SE$18,499 
Average Price: $17,399 

Yamaha
ModelPrice
YZF-R1M$26,099 
YZF-R1$17,399 
YZF-R6$12,199 
YZF-R3 Monster
Energy Edition
$5,599 
YZF-R3$4,999 
MT-10$12,999 
MT-09$8,999 
MT-07$7,599 
VMAX$17,999 
Bolt R-Spec$8,399 
Bolt$7,999 
XSR900$9,499 
XSR700$8,499 
SR400$5,999 
V Star 250$4,349 
Star Venture$24,999 
Star Eluder$22,499 
Super Tenere ES$16,199 
Super Tenere$15,099 
Tenere 700$12,999 
FJR1300ES$17,999 
FJR1300A$16,399 
Niken GT$17,299 
Niken$15,999 
Tracer 900 GT$12,999 
Tracer 900$10,699 
Average Price: $13,147 

Zero
ModelPrice
SR/F$19,495 
S$10,995 
SR$15,495 
DS$10,995 
DSR$15,495 
DSR Black Forest$18,995 
FX$8,995 
FXS$8,995 
Average Price: $13,683 

Other Places To Find New Motorcycle Prices

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. 

Be warned, however, that while most manufacturers list the retail price of all their motorcycles on their website, there are several who do not.  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 is what most dealers use to price their motorcycles in order to stay competitive with other dealers across the country.  NADA guides also has quite a few classic motorcycles listed, which is helpful for those looking to buy an old or used motorcycle.

Another common pricing company that most people have probably heard of is kelleybluebook.com Kelley Blue Book is more commonly known, but is generally not as accurate as NADA Guides, that’s why dealers use NADA.  If you want another reference point when doing your research then Kelley Blue Book can help verify if NADA is correct on the pricing.

Something to keep in mind when looking at buying 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. 

Motorcycles that are limited edition or in high demand will be marked up 10-20% by dealerships as a “convenience fee”.  Most motorcycles are not marked up at dealerships, but models that are in high demand will definitely be marked up.

Why Is There Such A Large Price Range In New Motorcycles

It is quite shocking that the cheapest new motorcycle for sale is only $2,499 and the most expensive is $78,000.  There are custom motorcycles worth much more than $78,000 brand new, but this article only deals with motorcycles that come straight from an actual manufacturer, not custom shops.

There are a lot of reasons for the large price gap, the largest reason being manufacturer investment.  Simple motorcycles like the Honda Metropolitan have no frills, no fancy equipment, and have not changed much at all since their inception.  The cost of engineering and manufacturing behind the motorcycle is the largest contributor to the retail price set by the manufacturer.

Every feature added to a motorcycle increases the cost, for example, electric start, anti theft devices, anti-lock brakes, stereo, cubic inches of the engine, fuel injection, sport tires, quality of the parts of the rotating assembly in the engine, cloth vs. leather, etc.  Every little feature adds significantly to the cost.

The reason the most expensive motorcycles are up in the $55,000-$80,000 price range is because those are high performance race bikes ridden by professionals who expect every feature on that motorcycle to be finely tuned and perfected.  When riding at 150 mph every little inconvenience on that motorcycle is exponentiated, so professionals expect the best.

All the engineering that goes into performance bikes makes the cost of the motorcycle increase very quickly.  Every engine component is manufactured with the tightest tolerances possible and out of the best materials available in order to keep their riders safe.

The final, and one of the most important reasons why certain models are priced the way they are is because of simple supply and demand like you all learned about in your business class years ago.  Certain models are seen as more attractive by the general public and those tend to sell out faster, so every year they raise the price more and more because people are willing to pay it.

Depreciation Of New Motorcycles

I tried to find a good way to calculate depreciation for a certain motorcycle a few months ago and there was not much good information online to predict what this particular model would be worth in a few years.  So, I did my own research.

Motorcycle depreciation hits the hardest during the first two years, usually between 19-27% of the original price.  Your motorcycle will take an immediate 5% reduction in worth as soon as you sign over the ownership papers at the dealership.  Once you sign those papers the rest of the world now sees that motorcycle as used, and its worth has decreased.

After the first two years the depreciation levels out and decreases very linearly from years 3-10.  After year 10, the depreciation decreases even more.  This is the reason that I recommend everyone who wants to learn how to ride a motorcycle should start with an older used motorcycle first.  Ride an older motorcycle for your first year and gain confidence and stability, after that go get yourself the motorcycle that you want.

By riding a used motorcycle your first year you take away the fear or crashing the bike and decreasing the 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 a lot of factors that determine how quickly a new motorcycle will depreciate, such as; the number of that specific model that was produced, the long term reliability of that motorcycle, the manufacturer, how well you take care of it, pop culture references to your specific model, etc.  Some companies like Yamaha and BMW tend to depreciate faster than others.

Some brands like Indian tend to have a lower depreciation because their production numbers are lower. By keeping the supply low the demand will be high, and will help the resale value of that particular model.

This is only a small amount of what I have to say about new motorcycles depreciation.  To see exactly which models depreciate the most, go see my article about Motorcycle Depreciation.

Other Costs Associated With Buying A New Motorcycle

Insurance: Insurance is a lot less expensive than I ever thought it would be when I bought my first motorcycle, and I found out there are a few reasons for that. 

The main reason that motorcycle insurance is so cheap is because most insurance companies do not insure you, they only insure your motorcycle.  The chance for serious injury on a motorcycle is much higher than in a car, so insurance companies do not want to have to pay out the hospital bill for motorcycle accidents.  They only insure your motorcycle and any damage that you cause to others.

The other reason that motorcycle insurance is much cheaper than car insurance is because the average cost of a motorcycle is a lot less than the average car.

The most I have ever paid for motorcycle insurance is $17 per month, which was for a 1969 Triumph 250 worth about $5,000.

Always get quotes from several insurance companies, never just take the first quote you get.  I am currently insured with Geico simply because they make things very easy with their mobile app, autopay, and their price was one of the lowest.  I’m not affiliated with Geico in any way, they are just my current preference.

Gear: Everyone needs a helmet as soon as they buy a motorcycle.  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 please spend the money and get a helmet.  And do not let your passengers ride without a helmet either.  If they are on your motorcycle then you are liable for that person’s safety.

Other gear like a jacket, pants, gloves, and boots are also important parts of being safe on a motorcycle.  Read reviews and be aware of the motorcycle safety products that are available on the market.  We have a recommended products page with links to our personal favorite gear, go check it out by clicking here.

Maintenance: Part of owning a motorcycle is learning how to work on it and keep it riding like new.  Things will get old and break, that’s just part of it.  Maintenance costs are directly determined by the age of the motorcycle and how well it has been taken care of.

Many people come to me for advice on which motorcycle to buy and if they should stay away from higher mileage motorcycles, and I always give them the same advice.  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.

Some of the more common maintenance issues with motorcycles include things like lights, worn out seats, tires, carburetor cleaning and tuning, brake pads, oil changes, etc.  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.

A lot of regular maintenance you can do yourself, like the oil changes and carburetor cleaning, but there are some things that are best left to professionals.  Things like valve adjustment, carb tuning, and mounting and balancing tires.  All those jobs usually require special tools, so just let the professionals do it unless you have mechanical experience.

Paperwork: Initial licensing and registration costs depend completely on how much your motorcycle is worth.  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.

These little costs can add up quickly, so before you go spend all your hard earned money on a brand new motorcycle, remember that you’re going to have a pile of taxes and fees on top of that.

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