The 2023 Honda lineup is in, including 11 returning models from five categories and the new “bagger” Rebel 1100 trim level.
In 2023, we’ll see the return of sportbikes like the CBR1000RR, the touring-focused NC750X, the classic Shadow Aero and Shadow Phantom, miniMOTOs like the Super Cub and Monkey, and more.
The highlight of Honda’s 2023 lineup is the “bagger” Rebel, the 2023 Rebel 1100T DCT. With a dual-clutch transmission, wind protection, and extra cargo space offered in the new hard-shell saddlebags, this model puts a different spin on Honda’s new-school cruiser platform.
And for those who love the Rebel just as it is, the Rebel 1100 will still be available in its non-bagger form, in both manual and dual-clutch transmission versions.
“This announcement covers nearly every category of on-road motorcycle, which is a testament to how deep our product offering is,” says Brandon Wilson, Manager of Sports and Experiential at American Honda. “Whether it’s for the first-time rider or the weekend warrior, we’re committed to delivering the best possible ownership and riding experiences to all of our passionate two-wheel customers.”
Honda also announced in September that it would be continuing the Gold Wing family for model year 2023. Click here for more information on the 2023 Gold Wings.
2023 Honda Rebel 1100
Watch Rider‘s video review of the 2021 Honda Rebel 1100
Honda introduced the Rebel 1100 two years ago, a bigger-displacement cruiser modeled after the successful Rebel 300 and 500. It’s a capable and comfortable all-around cruiser featuring a liquid-cooled, 1083cc, parallel-Twin engine available with either a manual transmission or DCT (dual-clutch transmission).
The new “T” trim marks the beginning of the “bagger” Rebel, only available with DCT. The Rebel 1100T DCT comes standard with a windscreen and hard-shell saddlebags with a combined 35 liters of space, making it even more practical for longer rides.
The 2023 Honda Rebel 1100T DCT will come in Metallic Black or Bordeaux Red Metallic starting at $11,299. The Rebel 1100 DCT will come in Iridium Gray Metallic or Green Metallic starting at $10,099. And the Rebel 1100 will start at $9,499 for Iridium Gray Metallic or Green Metallic.
2023 Honda Rebel 500 & Rebel 300
The Rebel 500 and 300 return as Honda’s most approachable and affordable entry-level cruiser models. The 500 comes with a 471cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-Twin engine, while the 300 has a 286cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine. These models provide a relaxed riding position with a classic-meets-modern aesthetic.
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Both models are available in standard and ABS versions, and the Rebel 500 ABS SE includes numerous add-ons like a diamond-stitched seat and a headlight cowl. Both models also feature a peanut fuel tank, LED lighting, and blacked-out engine components.
The 2023 Honda Rebel 500 ABS SE will come in Titanium Metallic starting at $6,949. The Rebel 500 ABS will be available for $6,749, while the 500 without ABS will be available for $6,499, both in Matte Black Metallic or Candy Blue. The Rebel 300 ABS will come in at $5,049, and the 300 without ABS will be $4,649, both in Matte Black Metallic and Candy Diesel Red.
2023 Honda Shadow Aero
The Shadow Aero returns with its large front fender, chrome headlights, a low-slung seat, spoked wheels, swept-back twin exhausts, and a 745cc V-Twin engine. The Aero has a retro look but comes with modern technology like fuel injection and ABS. It will be available in February 2023.
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The 2023 Honda Shadow Aero will be available for $7,799 in Ultra Blue Metallic.
2023 Honda Shadow Phantom
This bobber-inspired cruiser has a blacked-out engine, short fenders, and black wheels with spokes. The Shadow Phantom is designed for a comfortable riding experience and features the same 745cc V-Twin engine as the Shadow Aero.
The 2023 Honda Shadow Phantom will be available for $7,999 in Adventure Green or Matte Black Metallic.
2023 Honda CBR1000RR
The CBR1000RR sportbike is built to perform, featuring a light 432-lb curb weight and a powerful 998cc inline 4-cylinder engine with dual-stage fuel injection. The RR also boasts a TFT display, a full LED lighting package, and your choice of ABS or conventional brakes.
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The 2023 Honda CBR1000RR will be available in Grand Prix Red with ABS for $16,899 or without ABS for $16,599.
2023 Honda CBR600RR
With eight World Supersport titles, the CBR600RR is a tried-and-true supersport. Two sets of injectors per cylinder ensure both low- and high-rpm performance, while the Honda Electronic Steering Damper detects vehicle speed and adjusts damping to stable handling. The 4.8-gallon fuel tank is centered and low in the frame, allowing for a compact design and making the bike more responsive to rider input.
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The 2023 Honda CBR600RR will be available in Grand Prix Red for $13,099 with ABS or $12,099 without ABS.
2023 Honda CBR300R ABS
This entry-level sport-naked bike features a friendly 286cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine designed for use in real-world riding situations. The CBR300R is light weight at 316 lb wet and features standard ABS, blacked-out engine components, and a cafe style. New for 2023 is a gear-position indicator on the LED instrument panel.
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The 2023 Honda CBR300R ABS will be available for $5,049 in Pearl Dusk Yellow or Matte Black Metallic.
2023 Honda NC750X
Honda built the NC750X to create a motorcycle that can “do it all and do it well.” This commuter bike features a liquid-cooled, SOHC 8-valve parallel-Twin engine, a large front storage compartment big enough to store most helmets, an upright riding position, and a dual-clutch transmission. It also features the Honda Selectable Torque Control, allowing riders to choose between some rear-wheel spin for gravel and dirt or reduced spin for slippery roads.
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The 2023 Honda NC750X will be available for $9,399 in Matte Nightshade Blue.
2023 Honda Super Cub C125 ABS
The original Cub sold 100 million units worldwide since 1958, and this reimagined Cub is powered by a 124cc four-stroke engine that zips around town while sipping fuel. The Super Cub features modern technology like fuel injection, front-wheel ABS, and an electric starter, offering convenience for everyday riding.
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The 2023 Honda Super Cub C125 ABS will be available for $3,849 in Pearl Gray.
2023 Honda Monkey ABS
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Since its development in 1961, the Monkey has retained its vintage-inspired styling while evolving into a practical and fun pint-sized machine. It features the same 124cc air-cooled engine as the Honda Grom with a five-speed transmission and standard ABS. With a claimed 169 mpg, a wet weight of 231 lb, 12-inch wheels, and chunky tires, the Monkey is built for urban riding.
The 2023 Honda Monkey ABS will be available for $4,249 in Pearl Nebula Red and Banana Yellow.
2023 Honda ADV150
The ADV150 is a mix of adventure and urban riding. This “Africa Twin of the scooter world” features a 149cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke engine in a steel frame.
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At 134 mpg, this scooter is practical for getting around town while also being able to handle scenic dirt roads. It also features an automatic transmission, an adjustable windscreen, and under-seat storage.
The 2023 Honda ADV150 will be available for $4,349 in Candy Rose Red.
Find out more at Powersports.Honda.com
None of the bikes depicted here invoke even a ripple of interest. I don’t understand the 99.9% matte black application; the Rebel template looks too ‘industrial’; DCT (Honda doesn’t want us to call it automatic) is not a motivation for me to buy a bike. The v-twin shadow line is looking so outdated these days, I don’t see why they bother. ALL the bikes I currently own are Hondas, but I’m disappointed with their newer offerings. They should be better than this.
What exactly are you looking for?
The Honda NC750X needs the new Hornet twin engine mated to a shaft-driven, 6-gear tranny and it would be the perfect UJM.
So we get a Rebel 1100T DCT instead of a more usable NT1100 DCT? I take it Kawasaki and Suzuki are eating Honda’s sport touring lunch in places they have released it.
I fully concur with your thoughts. I’ve been waiting to update my 2008 Honda, but the current offerings are easily making me look elsewhere.
What model is your 2008 Honda?
Wish the touring version of the Rebel 1100 DCT came with a larger gas tank (still 3.6 gallons for 2023). Belt vs chain drive would’ve also been a nice addition for a “touring” bike but I understand the re-engineering that would require. How hard would it be to add a larger tank? Wonder when the 2023 Hondas will actually be in my area dealerships? The 2022 selections have been extremely limited.
Worldwide pandemic… Supply chain issues still in effect….
What about the Nauti
Their best seller?