In just a few days 2017 will be here, which means there will be a metric crap-ton of new bikes to ride! This clearly gets us very excited, and so we’re taking the opportunity with this, the last Top 10 list of 2016, to point out the 10 new motorcycles we’re most looking forward to riding in the coming year.
Before we begin, let’s first point out what you won’t see on this list: Not included are 2017 models we’ve already ridden, like the KTM 1290 Super Duke R or Triumph Bonneville Bobber, to name two examples. Also not on this list are bikes that we don’t expect will be ready for testing during the next calendar year, such as KTM’s exciting 790 Duke that still seems to be a year away from reaching production status. Ducati’s awesome carbon Superleggera also isn’t included, as its limited-production status and estimated $80k price might keep it out of our hands.
And to be clear, there are way more than 10 new models we’re eager to ride. Barely missing making the cut are the Aprilia Shiver/Dorsoduro 900 brothers, Husqvarna’s avante garde naked Svartpilen, and Honda’s X-ADV off-roady scooter that still hasn’t been announced it will be sold on our shores.
What makes this list even more fun, is that we’ll get the chance to ride many of the bikes on this list in the next few months and bring you our riding impressions of the latest and greatest. So, without further ado, let’s get started.