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Top 10 Cruiser Motorcycles of 2023

Top 10 Cruiser Motorcycles of 2023

Check out RideNow Powersport's expert picks for the best cruiser motorcycles of 2023 showcasing a range of machines that cater to different preferences. Cruiser motorcycles are widely appreciated for their classic design, powerful engines, and comfortable ride, making them a popular choice for riders.

Whether you're looking for a bike that packs a punch or one that promises a smooth and enjoyable ride, our list has got you covered. From the stylish Honda Rebel to the powerful Indian Chief and the classic Indian Scout Sixty, we've selected the best in the industry that promise to deliver performance, style, and comfort. So, get ready to hit the open road in style with one of these incredible cruisers.


Our Expert Picks: 10 Best Cruiser Motorcycles of 2023

#1. Indian Scout


Indian Scout cruiser motorcycle - classic and stylish bike with a powerful engine

The 2023 Indian Scout has ample horsepower and torque from its liquid-cooled V-Twin. Enough power to get you down the road and then some. Available ABS brakes help the bike almost stop on a dime.

A 3.3 Gallon tank, 25.6-inch seat height, low profile, and lowered rear suspension will make it feel like a rocket in town or on the highway. It has gauges to keep the rider informed including a tachometer, odometer, trip meter, engine temp, and low fuel lamp.

Add to that the electronic fuel injection and this fast cruiser will turn heads. The 2023 cost for the Scout Sixty was $13,249. It is a great intermediate ride.


#2. Honda Rebel 300 & Rebel 500

Honda Rebel 300 and Rebel 500 cruiser motorcycles - stylish and affordable bikes with a powerful engine

 The Honda Rebel 300 & 500 are good starter bikes. They have a low stance, a 27.2-inch seat height, a 286cc single cycle 4-stroke engine, a 2.96-gallon tank, 6 speeds, and weigh in at 364 lbs. and 408 lbs, respectively.

They both feature hydraulic disc brakes. This bike has the power to go up steep hills and is fun to ride. It has a chain drive so the beginner rider can gain confidence with no surprises.

This bike replaced the tried-and-true Rebel 250 which was the first bike for countless riders in the past.

Coming in at a 2023 cost of $4,749 for the Rebel 300, it is one of the least expensive cruisers in the Top Ten.



Honda Shadow Phantom cruiser motorcycle - sleek and stylish bike with a powerful V-twin engine

The Honda Shadow Phantom comes in only two colors – all black or black with pearl. This 745 cc V-Twin bike has enough power to get the job done.

It has a 25.8-inch seat height which can be ridden by smaller riders easily. It has a low center of gravity making it feel comfortable and yet has the power to tackle hills, long rides, and carry a passenger with full gear. It boasts front disc brakes, and a rear drum brake, and is shaft driven.

It is quick on the takeoff and nimble in the twisties. The fuel tank is 3.7 gallons with a .9 reserve and weighs 549 lbs. with 56 mpg. This cruiser is a speedy bike but does not feel cumbersome.

The 2023 price was $7,999, a good intermediate bike, and not overly expensive.


#4. Indian Motorcycle FTR 1200 S – Race Replica

Indian Motorcycle FTR 1200 S - Race Replica flat track-inspired motorcycle with a powerful engine

The FTR 1200 S delivers precise, agile handling from a sporty riding position that features mid-controls. The race-inspired performance comes from the 1203cc V-Twin engine with 120 horsepower and 85 ft-lbs of low-end torque.

The look and design of the American cruiser are from the FTR750 race bike. The rear swingarm design and tank silhouette show its American flat track heritage. Stay connected with a high-visibility 4.3” customizable Ride Command® LCD touch screen with Bluetooth® lets you easily pair your mobile device.

Take control of your ride with lean-angle sensitive stability control, ABS, traction control, and wheelie mitigation control. The 2023 FTR 1200 S is listed at $15,749, an excellent motorcycle for the advanced rider.


#5. Suzuki Boulevard M109R B.O.S.S.

Suzuki Boulevard M109R B.O.S.S. cruiser motorcycle - powerful and stylish bike with a high-performance engine

The Suzuki Boulevard M109R B.O.S.S. is a special edition. (Black.Out.Special.Suzuki)

This bike weighs in at 764.10 lbs., has a seat height of 27.8 inches, and is 109 cu. in. engine 4 stroke DOHC V-Twin (dual overhead cam), and a 5.2-gallon tank.

This road crusher will go the distance, carry heavy cargo, and not break a sweat. With 1783cc of power, it can make molehills out of mountains, and with huge 4.4” pistons, all you will hear is the rumble of the pipes.

2023 price on this beauty – $15,599.


#6. Honda Fury

Honda Fury chopper-style motorcycle - sleek and stylish bike with a powerful V-twin engine

This gem is the Honda Fury, not your father’s chopper. While the Japanese motorcycle engineers wanted to create more of a chopper with this bike, they kept the frame and power of the VT series.

This bike is a cruiser, but one that will turn heads. It has the V-Twin motor, 1312cc like the VT’s, a 3.4-gallon tank (smaller than the VT series), and a 26.9-inch seat height. It is 5-speed; shaft-driven and weighs in at 663 lbs. and has a bobber seat.

This bike is also known as the VT13CX and is popular overseas. The narrower wheel in the front does cause some difficult handling in tight turns but it looks good turning.

The 2023 cost was $11,499, easy on the wallet, and spunky.


#7. Yamaha Bolt / Bolt R-Spec.

Yamaha Bolt / Bolt R-Spec cruiser motorcycle - powerful and stylish bike with a high-performance engine

The Yamaha Bolt / Bolt R-Spec features a torquey V-Twin engine. This performance cruise combines old-school soul and modern form.

This bike weighs in at 542.1 lbs., has a seat height of 27.2 inches, is belt-driven, fuel-injected, and sports 942cc power. This mid-size cruiser has get-up-and-go and can keep going with a 3.4-gallon tank.

This is a great beginner and intermediate bike with enough power to keep up with the bigger cruisers but not so much to throw the newbie off the back of the bike when the throttle is twisted.

2023 cost $8,899.


#8. Indian Motorcycle Chief Vintage / Darkhorse

Indian Motorcycle Chief Vintage / Darkhorse cruiser motorcycle - classic and powerful bike with a high-performance engine

Don’t be fooled by its classic looks, the Chief Vintage and Darkhorse models come jam-packed with the latest in riding technology.

The heritage-inspired instrument panel delivers the vintage look you want, while still giving you all the information you need.

Leather saddlebags and premium leather seats make for a rich, classic ride. Paired with the famed Thunder Stroke 111 engine which produces 119 ft-lbs of torque and exceptional power at low RPM this motorcycle is as smooth as it is powerful.

The Darkhorse starts at $18,499


#9. Suzuki Boulevard C50T

Suzuki Boulevard C50T touring motorcycle - comfortable and stylish bike with a powerful engine

Ready for a highway run? With the Suzuki Boulevard C50T, you’ll find yourself equally at home on the boulevard or the interstate. Its fuel-injected, 50 cubic inches, V-twin engine delivers abundant torque and is engineered for comfort.

Its bold styling stands out in a crowd, while a long list of features makes it ideal for comfortable long-distance cruising. Tour-ready features include a spacious riding position, aerodynamic windshield, custom-made leather-look saddlebags with studs, dual seats with studs, and a studded backrest designed for passenger comfort.

2023 models started at $10,359.


#10. Kawasaki Vulcan S

Kawasaki Vulcan S cruiser motorcycle - sleek and versatile bike with a powerful engine, adjustable seating, and modern features

Supreme engineering, muscular strength, and spirited styling combine to form The Vulcan® S sport cruiser.

The Vulcan S has the heart of a sportbike and the comfort of a classic cruiser—a groundbreaking combination that brings together the best of two worlds. New and experienced riders can appreciate the exhilaration produced by an abundance of torque and a responsive chassis in the Vulcan S.

The Vulcan S features ERGO-FIT®, an exclusive sizing system, that creates the perfect fit for riders of all sizes by offering adjustments to the bike’s seat, footpegs, and handlebar to accommodate the rider’s height and reach. The 2023 Vulcan S started at $7,899.

Whether you’re looking for a cruiser to take on a cross-country road trip or one to help you relax on the weekends, there’s a bike on this list that’s perfect for you. So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and find your perfect cruiser today.

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