Update : February 22, 2024

Are you looking for the perfect motorbike for you, for 2024? Whether you are a beginner or a pro, find the perfect road motorcycle for you, to become the greatest companion on all of your adventures, no matter your needs or budget.

SM Sport, your dealership in the Quebec area, presents the top 14 of the best 2024 road motorcycles.

Suzuki V-Strom 1050

  • Engine: 4 stroke, 1037 cc
  • Power: 106 horsepower
  • Transmission : 6 speeds
  • Weight : 242 kg

The Suzuki V-STROM 1050 Orange Flambé Lustré / Noir Mat Métallique (CGH) 2024 is a versatile, rugged motorcycle with a 1037cc V-twin engine and 6-speed transmission. With its traction control system, ABS and comfortable suspension, it offers a stable, safe ride on and off the road. Its distinctive design and 20.0 L fuel tank make it the ideal companion for long-distance adventures.

Suzuki V-Strom 1050 orange

Suzuki VStrom 650

  • Engine: 4 stroke, 645 cc
  • Power: 71 horsepower
  • Transmission : 6 speeds
  • Curb weight : 216 kg

With the same traction system as the GSX, the VStrom offers just as much stability and control. It also has a 19- inch front wheel and 17- inch rear wheel, with custom made Bridgestone tires. If you are looking for the perfect road bike for all of your adventures, one that is versatile and adapts easily to different types of road conditions, the Suzuki is made for you!

It has a 645 cc V- shaped twin-cylinder engine in which 60 components have been improved, in order to offer greater performance and lower consumption numbers.

Suzuki VStrom 650 motorcycle

Yamaha MT-03

  • Engine: 4 stroke, 321 cc
  • Power: 42 hp/49.6 Nm
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Weight: 168 kg

If you are looking for thrills at a reasonable price, this naked MT-03 sports bike is the one for you. You will be seduced by its sporty style and piercing gaze, which is true to the dynamic nature of MT bikes.

Light and agile (it weighs 168 kg), it is just as well suited for city driving as it is for your weekend adventures. In fact, you will find yourself very comfortable, even for extended periods of time, thanks to its raised handlebar and lowered seat, which is only 780 mm off the ground.

Yamaha MT-03 motorcycle

Yamaha Tracer 9 GT

  • Engine: CP3, 889 cc
  • Power: 119 hp
  • Transmission : 6 speeds
  • Weight : 223 kg

Discover the Yamaha Tracer 9 GT+ Storm Grey 2024, a powerful and responsive touring motorcycle. With its 889 cm³ in-line 3-cylinder engine and advanced electronic management, it offers a dynamic and comfortable ride. Its fully adjustable suspension, ABS brakes and 19-liter fuel tank make it an ideal companion for long trips. Modern and elegant, it catches the eye with its Storm Grey color. Ready to take you on new adventures on the road, the Tracer 9 GT+ offers style, comfort and performance.

Yamaha tracer 9 GT Storm Grey

KTM Super Adventure S 1290

  • Engine: 4-stroke, 1 301 cc
  • Power: 160 hp/138 Nm
  • Transmission : 6 speeds
  • Curb weight : 220 kg

160 horsepower and 138 Nm… No, you are not dreaming; this is truly what this touring road motorbike offers in terms of power! Reliable and fuel efficient, it also requires less maintenance, allowing for 15,000 km of adventure between check-ups.

On top of performance and easy handling, it is also built for an outstanding driving experience, thanks to its adjustable handlebar and new TFT anti-scratch 7- inch screen that allows you to:

  • Connect to your phone
  • Access navigation
  • Listen to music
  • Answer calls.
KTM Super Adventure S 1290 motorcycle

Husqvarna Vitpilen 401

  • Engine: 4 stroke, 373 cc
  • Power: 43.5 hp/37 Nm
  • Transmission: 6 speeds
  • Curb weight: 151 kg

The Vitpilen 701’s little sister, the 401 is a more affordable and streamlined road motorcycle. Extremely light (only 148 kg), it is reactive and dynamic and is perfect for beginner and advanced motorcyclists alike.

If you like combing retro and modern styles, this motorcycle will definitely seduce you with its rounded headlights and mirrors, and copper elements found throughout.

Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 motorcycle

Husqvarna Svartpilen 801

Details are still forthcoming, but the Svartpilen 801 is set to be a heavyweight in every sense of the term for 2024. Indeed, it will be the largest Svartpilen to date.

Born from a collaboration between Husqvarna and KTM, the bike brings together the best of both worlds. It combines typical Husqvarna design with an LC8c engine and several components from the 790 Duke and 890 Duke R:

  • A tubular steel frame
  • A rear swingarm
  • WP suspension and damping
  • An adjustable spring fork

Technical specifications will be unveiled shortly.

Aprilia Tuono 660

  • Engine: 4 stroke, 659 cc
  • Power: 100 horsepower/67 Nm
  • Transmission: 6 speeds
  • Weight (including fluids): 183 kg

A very performant road motorcycle, it also offers easy handling for beginners. The Tuono 660 is a new model, which combines the Tuono V4 with the RS 660.

With a vibrant red color mixed in with black, iridium grey or acid gold, you will definitely be turning heads everywhere you go. Its double fairing with aerodynamic appendage, inherited from the RS 660, makes it even more dynamic.

Aprilia Tuono 660 motorcycle

Aprilia RSV4

  • Engine: 4-stroke, 1,100 cc
  • Power: 217 hp/125 Nm
  • Transmission : 6 speeds
  • Curb weight : 177 kg

Taking its inspiration from competition bikes, the Aprilia RSV4 sports motorcycle is worth the detour: it is equipped with a 1,100 cc narrow V-shaped 4- cylinder engine with 217 horsepower and 125 Nm at 10,500 turns per minute! With top speeds of 305 km/hr, you’ll come close to understanding what feels like to fly!

A Factory version is also available, and adds forged aluminum rims, an Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 suspension and Brembo brake calipers.

Aprilia RSV4 motorcycle

Suzuki GSX-8S

  • Engine: 4 stroke, 776 cc
  • Power: 83 hp/78 Nm
  • Transmission: 6 speed
  • Curb weight : 202 kg

Sporty and fun to ride, the Suzuki GSX-8S features aggressive, eye-catching styling. It also features Suzuki’s Intelligent Ride System to adapt the ride to the road conditions. The engine is compact and powerful, and the chassis provides outstanding handling. It’s a new engine with a balancing system that reduces vibrations for even more flexibility.

lateral view of a Suzuki GSX-8S bike motorcycle

Suzuki V-STROM 800

  • Engine: 4 stroke, 776 cc
  • Power: 84 hp/78 Nm
  • Transmission: 6 speeds
  • Curb weight: 230 kg

New engine, new robust frame and the highest ground clearance for a V-Strom model: that’s what the V-Strom 800 promises in a few words, focused on the pleasure of riding. Thanks to the Suzuki riding mode selector and traction control system with gravel mode, the bike is ready to go wherever you want by adapting the ride to your preferences!

3/4 front view of a Suzuki V-STROM 800 motorcycle

Suzuki GSX-S1000GX

  • Engine: 4-stroke, 999 cc
  • Power: 152 hp/106 Nm torque
  • Transmission: 6-speed gearbox
  • Kerb Weight: 232 kg

Combine the qualities of a sports bike with the versatility of a touring motorcycle with this agile and comfortable Suzuki. It features Suzuki’s new electronic suspension, which perfectly adapts to even the most rugged roads.

High riding position, increased ground clearance, and a great sense of control await. The chassis is designed to provide you with a versatile sport touring experience. Discover this premium motorcycle!

3/4 front view of the Suzuki GSX-S1000GX motorcycle


  • Engine: 4 stroke, 692 cc
  • Power: 75 hp/68 Nm
  • Transmission: 6 speeds
  • Curb weight: 196 kg (Heritage), 205 kg (Sport, Nebula)

Whether you’re looking for a sporty, sophisticated look or a vintage feel, the CFMOTO 700CL has it all with its Heritage, Sport and Nebula models and their unique design. With Brembo brakes and ECO and Sport riding modes, the bike is ready to take you on the road with energy.

3/4 front view of a CFMOTO 700CL motorcycle

The best value road bikes

New road bikes can sometimes seem out of reach for those on a tighter budget. On the other hand, you don’t want to buy a low-quality model. If this sounds like you, check out our suggestions for the best value road bikes!



  • Engine: 4 stroke, 799 cc
  • Power: 77 kW
  • Transmission: 6 speed
  • Curb weight: 169 kg

With its compact, efficient engine and equally light frame, the KTM Duke 790 is a nimble and pleasant bike to ride, especially in corners. Its WP APEC suspension gives it excellent handling. It offers you both solid performance and reasonable fuel consumption, all at an equally attractive price!

lateral view of a KTM DUKE 790 motorcycle

KTM Duke 990

  • Engine: 4-stroke LC8c 947 cc
  • Power: 123 horsepower/103 Nm
  • Transmission: 6 speed
  • Curb weight: 179 kg

Lightweight, accurate, and powerful, the new 2024 KTM Duke 990 has been dubbed the “Sniper”. This new model celebrates 30 years of the Duke with enhanced performance, comfort, and ergonomic features. You’ll enjoy 5 riding modes and adjustable WP Apex suspensions for a ride just the way you like it.

What’s more, it incorporates an all-new 5-inch dashboard with the latest graphical software, offering you faster and more intuitive interactions. Its performance delivers an ultimate level of thrills on the road, and its style ensures you look good while enjoying the ride.

3/4 front view of a KTM Duke 990 motorcycle

Getting to know the world of motorcycles with a road motorbike

When choosing your very first road motorcycle, the first –and most important- thing to do is to ensure that it is adapted to your apprentice license. For example, a 6A license allows you to drive any motorcycle of your choosing; but with a class 6B license, you will be limited to 400 cc or less.

While you are still in your first motorcycle adventures and building experience, it is recommended to opt for models that are not too sporty for you, or that have lower cc. A road motorcycle can be an excellent option for a beginner. Do not hesitate to ask your dealership to help you select the perfect model for you and your level of experience.

first person view sitting behind a motorcycle's handlebar

License plates on road motorbikes

Just like cars, motorcycles must be registered, and fees must be paid every year. Registration fees are fixed, but insurance premiums will change according to the type of motorcycle you have and if:

  • It is 125cc or less
  • It is between 126cc and 400cc
  • It is 401cc or more
  • It is a high risk motorcycle.

Ask our team of experts in Quebec, or take a look at our new motorcycles, available at SM sport. We are looking forward to guiding you in your decision!

rear view of a motorcycle with a man sitting on top