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. (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. (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. (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. (Tim Keeton/Impact Images/)
Our first impression of the 2022 Triumph Bonneville T120 came back in July 2021, which gave it time to rise
By: Byron Wilson
Title: Top 10 Motorcycle Reviews of 2022
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Published Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2022 23:36:44 +0000