2017 is fast approaching, and if you’ve been considering a brand new 2017 model motorcycle, today we’re sharing 5 of the best buys in motorcycles for the upcoming year! Motorcycle manufacturers are working hard to bring us the best in what motorcycles have to offer, and the riders of today are having a blast in discovering the daily comforts that come with new bikes that have smaller engines and tighter dimensions. Check out our list of five of the best buys in motorcycles for 2017.
1. 2017 Triumph Street Cup
Base Price: $10,500
Triumph has always proven that expensive bikes and classic style don’t always have to go hand-in-hand. Last year the long standing motorcycle company completely redesigned and modernized their Bonneville lineup with many different engine sizes and power outputs, and the new 2017 Street Cup, based on that Bonne, is a smaller, cheaper, and friendlier Thruxton model. The Street Cup uses the mildly-tuned 900cc version of the parallel twin engine but engineers included a throatier exhaust system. Triumph designed the Street Cup to look like a faithful recreation of a classic café racer, and they succeeded.
2. 2017 Victory Octane
Base Price: $10,000
Victory motorcycles don’t every come cheap, and are rarely priced under $10,000 brand new. That changes this year with the new Octane motorcycle from Victory. It’s technically not an all-new motorcycle, as it shares quite a bit of its mechanical makeup with the Indian Scout 60 model. The 1200 liquid-cooled V-Twin is most definitely a modified version of what powers the Indian Scout 60. It’s also where the gorgeous 2-wheeled machine delivers an impressive 104 hp and 76 lb-ft of torque. The suspension has been calibrated for a sportier feel, as well. Because it weighs in excess of 100 pounds less than Victory’s own Vegas model motorcycle, this cheaper bike is also one of the quickest and most rewarding to ride within the company’s lineup. Compared to the classically-styled Indian, the Octane looks more like a muscled-up street fighter, and that’s totally cool with us.
3. 2017 Harley Davidson Road Glide
Base Price: $19,000
The Harley-Davison Road Glide is an expensive machine, that’s for sure. The company’s biggest bikes always end up costing more, however, the new Harley Davidson Street Glide is the least expensive bike Harley-Davidson currently offers that includes its massive, brand-new 107 cubic-inch (1753cc) Milwaukie Eight V-Twin engine. It doesn’t happen often, that Harley completely redesigns its engines, and this one is entirely significant because it has to carry the company into the future, as they face tackling stricter emissions and noise regulations. Harley Davidson says the new 107 cubic-inch (1753cc) Milwaukie Eight V-Twin engine delivers more 10% torque – thanks to the four valve heads and a bump in compression. Harley Davidson also managed to reduce vibration and heat while also improving fuel economy with this new and improved motor.The new engine isn’t the only new feature of the bike – Harley Davidson has completely redesigned the suspension of the Street Glide to handle and ride better and more smoothly.
4. 2017 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone II
Base Price: $9,000
For 2017, Moto Guzzi upgraded their V7 just enough to add the “II” at the end of its name. What you will receive with this new V7 model is a roomier ride, due to the installation of a half-inch lower seat and an engine that has been pushed forward into the chassis of the bike. The engine is a brand new 750 cc, air-cooled V-Twin linked to a six-speed transmission, which replaces the old five-speed. This is no high-strung sportbike powertrain – so here’s a bike that always has to rely on torque and gearing to get up to speed, rather than using top end horsepower like other motorcycle brands and models. Moto Guzzi includes ABS and traction control as standard equipment in the V7 Stone II, which is nothing to sneeze at when looking at the price tag.
5. 2017 Indian Springfield
Base Price: 20,999
Indian was born in Springfield, and this big bagger is the epitome the Indian Motorcycle spirit. Its touring credentials cannot be beat, yet it’s ready for its urban duty. The easy detachability of the bags and windshield will have you ready for your road trip ahead of time. It boasts three headlights, cruise control, remote locking hard bags, ABS, and leather seating as standard features – WOW. Only the colors are changed for 2017 model, and they include Steel Gray/Burgundy Metallic (shown) or Blue Sapphire/Star Silver. Technology meets motorcycle history with this sweet bike from Indian Motorcycles.
Tell us in the comments section below which of these 5 motorcycles you see yourself cruising through 2017 on!