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Now that we’re moving on to 2023, it’s time to take a look back at some of the 2022 model-year motorcycle reviews that were most popular with our US audience. This list has something for everyone, with cruisers, scooters, minibikes, sportbikes, adventure bikes, and everything in between represented. We’ll start at the 10th most popular and move along until we reach our most popular 2022 model-year review to keep the suspense high for those of you who can resist scrolling ahead.

Number 10: 2022 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT Review

During our first assessment of the Tracer 9 GT, we found some room for improvement.
During our first assessment of the Tracer 9 GT, we found some room for improvement. (Joseph Agustin/)

At the end of March we published our first impressions of the 2022 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT, a sport-touring machine that took the place of FJ-09 in Yamaha’s lineup in 2021. This bike did not disappoint in some key areas, particularly in power delivery with the 890cc inline-three providing ample amounts of torque, great sound, and optimal feel. The 9 GT also comes with semi-active suspension, which we weren’t so fond of in more aggressive riding situations. But for the more restrained rider, the auto adjustments will no doubt be a welcome addition. It has a respectable electronics suite, with all the modern amenities that have become expected of a bike at this price point, and is exceedingly comfortable on the road. While it didn’t knock us out on all fronts, it has plenty going for it, especially for riders who want to enjoy the scenery along the way.

Number 9: 2022 Honda Grom ABS MC Commute Review

The Honda Grom ABS always garners attention.
The Honda Grom ABS always garners attention. (Adam Waheed/)

Honda’s Grom never fails to spark interest, and our MC Commute Review of the 2022 Grom ABS got enough looks to put it in ninth position on our list. The minibike is extremely easy to ride and for 2022 it got a new five-speed gearbox which improved the acceleration and fuel consumption. The 124cc air-cooled single isn’t a performance beast by any measure, but got us up to 60 mph on level asphalt without issue and provided enough pep to beat most commuters off the line at stoplights. Handling was better than expected and braking components were up to the task. The real appeal of this bike is not its spec sheet, but its simplicity and approachability. It’s a great commuter and can actually work for many different-sized riders. For smaller-framed folks it can even accommodate a passenger. At $3,599 the Grom is a real value proposition, particularly for riders without much storage space in the garage.

Number 8: 2022 Ducati SuperSport 950 S Review

Ducati offers up a more mass-appealing sportbike in the SuperSport 950 S.
Ducati offers up a more mass-appealing sportbike in the SuperSport 950 S. (Joseph Agustin/)

At number eight on our list, the Ducati SuperSport 950 S. We walked away impressed with the SuperSport after our review back in March. It has a fantastic blend of modern and nostalgic styling elements and performance characteristics that are hard to beat. The 937cc Testastretta L-twin was great in the low- and midrange and the bike handled like a dream thanks to its Öhlins suspension package. It’s an elegant sportbike that excels on surface roads but will also be a blast during the occasional trackday. We did find a few elements that could be improved, such as the TFT display, which was simply too small, and the almost excessive vibration coming out of the powerplant at times, but overall the machine is a total knockout. Especially if you’re a fan of old-school Ducatis.

Number 7: 2022 Triumph Bonneville T120 First Ride Review

The Triumph Bonneville T120 blends retro good looks with remarkable performance.
The Triumph Bonneville T120 blends retro good looks with remarkable performance. (Tim Keeton/Impact Images/)

Our first impression of the 2022 Triumph Bonneville T120 came back in July 2021, which gave it time to rise

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By: Byron Wilson
Title: Top 10 Motorcycle Reviews of 2022
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Published Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2024 21:14:40 +0000

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Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand

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Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.
A surfboard rack on a motorcycle might seem like a gimmick to some, but if you live in Bali and love surfing, it’s a downright necessity. The Indonesian island is peppered with surf spots—and a small bike with a rack is the best way to get to them. It doesn’t hurt if that motorcycle looks as good as this Yamaha WR155R scrambler.

The bike was built by Dream Fast Co. for Tiw, the founder of the Laem Yah Rayong Surf Club. Both parties are based in Thailand, but the influence came directly from Bali’s motorcycle and surf culture. Tiw has Balinese friends who use vintage enduro bikes to find hard-to-reach surf spots, and wanted to capture that vibe in his Yamaha WR155R.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.

Dream Fast Co.’s mandate was to take the modern and reliable WR155R and inject it with a big dose of classic Yamaha dirt bike style. It sounds simple enough on paper, but in reality, it meant wading through piles of plastic to shed the WR155R’s contemporary aesthetic.

Once the Yamaha was denuded of its plastics, the Dream Fast Co. crew set about reworking its lines. The subframe was hacked off, and a new one was fabricated, this time with a kicked-up loop at the back. A new seat sits up top; it’s designed for one, but there is a smidge of space out back if you and your passenger want to get extremely cozy.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand
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Published Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 18:15:34 +0000

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1967 Ford Bronco underwent a full, frame-off restoration in 2020 that was completed in 2022. The frame and all components have been powder-coated in black. The body parts were media-blasted and coated top and bottom in LizardSkin for protection. The powerplant is a 351W with aluminum heads, roller rockers, mild roller cam, 10.25:1 compression and .40-over pistons. An Edelbrock Pro-Flow 4 fuel-injection system controls and monitors the engine components. It also features a CVF serpentine pulley system, K&N filters and an aluminum radiator.

The engine is backed by a C4 automatic transmission built to handle 400hp and includes Kevlar bands, Redline clutches, a 2,000-rpm stall converter and Dana 20T transfer case with twin-stick conversion. Power goes to a Ford 9-inch rear end with a Dana 30 front differential, WARN locking hubs and 3.50-ratio gears. It also features power steering and brakes (front disc and rear drum), new drive lines, a ceramic-coated exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, complete Painless wiring, a chrome tilt wheel, 2.5-inch suspension lift with 2-inch body lift, stainless-steel brake lines, six Bronco oil shocks with single steering stabilizer and a BorgWarner steering box with all billet components.

This SUV was finished in a new Bronco Area 51 Blue with the original Bronco Wimbledon White hardtop, roll cage, dash, grille and accessories, and rides on color-matched Ford steel wheels wrapped in Toyo Mud Country tires. The cabin includes high-back bucket seats with a console, a rear seat that folds up, shoulder seat belts and a Vintage Air system for heating and cooling. It also features a Kenwood head unit with back-up camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and charging port, and sound going through two 6×9-inch and two 6.5-inch KICKER speakers paired with a 10-inch Fosgate subwoofer.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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Title: 1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
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Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:13:08 +0000

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1964 Chevrolet C10 crew-cab pickup is powered by a 496ci stroker V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is equipped with suicide doors, shaved door handles and custom paint, and the bed of the truck features a hydraulic lift.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
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Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:12:42 +0000

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