Manufacturer Motorcycle releases for 2017

By: Dave MotorCycle Direct Posted: December 30th, 2016

Each New Year can be an exciting time for motorcycle enthusiasts with manufacturers releasing highly anticipated models year after year. We take a look at what 2017 is bringing to the motorcycle world with detailed looks at models we can look forward to in the New Year.

Norton V4 RR & SS


Highlights of the new bike include a rebuilt V4 British built engine, carbon fibre bodywork & fuel tank & wheels and a full electronics package. The focus on this model was the brand new V4 which has been designed and developed by Norton. It includes titanium vales, a race bred slipper clutch, quickshifter and 6 speed cassette gearbox. It's fair to say that this bike looks as impressive as it sounds. The carbon fibre finish gives the smooth lines of this bike an almost Chrome kind of look.

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KTM 125 Duke


The new KTM 125 Duke has a sharp new look to it. It has been redesigned including a new LED headlight giving the bike a fierce look to it which is continued throughout the rest of the design. Looking closer the bike has a steel fuel tank and frame, spacious seating for one or two riders, TFT display, smartphone connection and controls and a state of the art Bosch ABS system.

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Ducati Monster 1200 S


This new Ducati features new throttle bodies which help it deliver 5 bhp than the R model taking it to 150bhp. It also features a TFT display where you are able to manage the quickshifter. From here you can also swap between each of the three modes being Sports, Touring or Urban. The look of the bike has also changed as it has much sharper lines with a shorter tail and leaner lines. The look of this bike falls in a category many bikes can't, it is easy to ride in daily situations and is classically a great looking bike honouring previous Monsters from Ducati.

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Honda CBR 650


The new Honda CBR 650 F with the same 4 cylinder engine however due to new intake and exhaust systems this new model gains an extra 4 bhp. There is a new Showa Dual bending Valve fork giving the bike firmer compression improving handling and riding comfort. Changes in weight give this bike a new power figure of 89 hp. A redesigned headlight finishes off the sharp look of this bike.

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Harley Davidson Street 750


The new Harley Street 750 features a liquid cooled engine, optional ABS system, dialled in suspension making it a perfect fit for the streets. Its narrow profile keeps the handling sharp for urban journeys. The bike comes as a blank canvas, encouraging buyers to modify and change the bike to suit their tastes. Harley feel it's a blank canvas for your own art. For the city riders, this bike is the perfect fit being good on the gas and great on the eye.

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Triumph Bonneville Bobber


Triumph reveal their new Bobber, offering practicality and the great classic looks you would expect from Triumph. The riding position has changed being more feet forwards meaning that the rider can experience much more comfort. The tanks size, yet to be confirmed is looking to be 11.5 litres which should be ok for the average rider. This bike boasts ABS fitted, traction control, rider modes, a wire throttle and not forgetting that great classic Triumph look.

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Suzuki GSX R1000


Re-designed ready for 2017 this bike forms the lightest, compact and aero dynamic bike with the best handling so far. Built into a new aluminium frame with a new engine using Variable Valve timing and a ride by wire throttle for even power distribution and a precise throttle response. The bike is a sure competitor for other sports bikes out on the market.

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