If you were an American hoping to buy the new Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP, you better hold onto your butt because we just got pricing on this incredible new superbike, and it will cost $28,500 in the United States.
The US pricing is a considerable break from Honda’s normal pricing scheme (and our own predictions here at A&R), and is more in line with the currency costs found in other markets.
For example, the Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP will retail for £23,499 in the UK and €27,000 on mainland Europe – both of those prices equaling roughly $30,000 in US dollars.
We continue to wait to see what pricing will be on the 2021 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP (whew! say that three times fast!), when it comes to the USA later this summer.
Our Bothan spy tipsters have pointed to the new Fireblade as being a pricey superbike (we have been expecting a roughly $25,000 price tag), and American Honda’s decision to import only the up-spec SP model adds further fuel to the fire that some price-point trickery is afoot.
With pricing already shown for the UK market, and seemingly confirming out suspicion, now we have another data point, as pricing on mainland Europe is finally out, and it seems to confirm the trend.
Even before we saw the Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade in all its glory at EICMA, we knew that the newest superbike from Japan would not be cheap, with our Bothan spies tipping that a major price hike was in the works.
Though there have been some hints that this rumor was true – most notably that American Honda was not bringing in the base model CBR1000RR-R, opting to keep the CBR1000RR base model instead – the smoking gun regarding Honda’s pricing strategy hadn’t revealed its…until now.
This is because we have just received the first official price tag for the 2020 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade, with the United Kingdom pricing the base model at £19,999 and the SP model at £23,499.
The bike we never thought would make it to the United States is getting closer to actually landing on American soil, and today we have even more good news about the Yamaha Ténéré 700.
This is because Yamaha Motor USA has just shared with us pricing for the 2021 Yamaha Ténéré 700, and the Japanese brand has nailed things on the head with their $9,999 MSRP for this middleweight adventure-tourer.
If you were in Italy for the EICMA show, then you surely had a conversation with someone about seeing the MV Agusta Rush 1000.
This special version of the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 was polarizing with its radical looks, but we heard enough positive mentions to believe that the Italian brand will have no trouble selling out of this eye-catching streetfighter.
If you are one of the believers though, then you better ready with your wallet, because the MV Agusta Rush 1000 has been priced at €34,000 for the European market.
We knew going into it that the Ducati Streetfighter V4 would be an expensive motorcycle, and I have been telling readers to brace for a $20,000 price tag since this bike first began teasting.
Well, sometimes it sucks to be right, because the 2020 Ducati Streetfighter will certainly come with an MSRP of $19,995 – which is a lot of money for a naked motorcycle, and places the red bike at the top of the pricing heap in the category.
BMW Motorrad has finally revealed its pricing for the BMW S1000RR in the US market (read our ride review here), and the price tag should excite superbike riders. First, the good news: the 2020 BMW S1000RR comes with a $16,999 MSRP.
The bad news is of course that it is almost impossible to ever get a BMW model at the base price listed, as they are virtually never imported into the US, with instead the motorcycles coming decked-out in their optional packages.
But even then, BMW Motorrad USA has surprised us with this machine’s offering in the Land of the Free.
European pricing for the Yamaha Ténéré 700 has finally hit, and while the United States still have over a year of waiting for when this mid-sized ADV bike will hit our soil, the price details gives us an indication of what to expect from Yamaha’s “T7” motorcycle.
Depending on what country of the European Union we are talking about, pricing for the Yamaha Ténéré 700 is set in the mid 9000s. For example in Italy, the Yamaha Ténéré 700 is priced at €9,490.
The middleweight adventure-touring segment is hot right now, with a bevy of brands bringing new machines to market right now.
Leading that charge has been KTM, with the company finally releasing its two-pronged ADV attack with the KTM 790 Adventure and KTM 790 Adventure R motorcycles.
Packed with features, and touted to have high-performance, we knew the KTM was going to get aggressive on the pricing of its 790 models, and now we know how aggressive those price tags will be in the USA.
With pricing leaked on the KTM Twins forum, we can see that the KTM 790 Adventure will cost $12,499 MSRP, while the KTM 790 Adventure R will come in at $13,499 MSRP.
The Triumph Scrambler 1200 is one of the more interesting motorcycles to debut for the 2019 model year, with the British brand continuing to push its heritage lineup, now with a more capable off-road scrambler machine.
Coming in two trim levels, the 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC is the more street-focused bike, while the 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE is the more dual-sport minded machine.
While the Brits were wise to segment their newest two-wheel offering, the biggest factor for the Triumph Scrambler 1200’s success will be the price points it is offered at in the US market. The bad news: it won’t be cheap.
It is an odd passion in life, but I find the international pricing schemes by various motorcycle manufacturers to be simply fascinating.
While this will surely mean that I will die alone (so very, very alone), this odd curiosity is bringing up some interesting thoughts about the new BMW S1000RR superbike.
And the signs point to the Bavarian brand’s newest liter bike costing quite the pretty penny in the US market. Let me explain.