Here’s our selection of exciting new and updated motorcycles for 2017. Most are in dealerships now.
Royal Enfield We’re excited the iconic brand from India now has a presence in the U.S. Royal Enfield, maker of easy-to-ride fuel injected (yes!) 500cc single cylinder motorcycles, created to tackle India’s roughest roads, are now available to American riders.
The grand opening of Royal Enfields North American headquarters was held in September at its new location in Milwaukee. The company is focusing on expanding its dealer network across the U.S. and Canada. There are 30 dealers so far. Average price is $5,500 for a motorcycle. Visit RoyalEnfield.com/usa to find a dealer near you and to learn more.
2017 Yamaha SCR950 Yamaha introduces the 2017 SCR950, an all-new motorcycle that joins the company’s “Sport Heritage” model lineup, which already includes the VMAX, XSR900, and SR400.
A tough explorer with scrambler styling, the SCR950 is powered by a 942cc air-cooled, 60-degree V-twin, fuel-injected engine with four valves per cylinder. The SCR950 hearkens back to the past with its wide and tall handlebars, retro-racing number-plate-styled side covers, fork gaiters, wire-spoked aluminum rims, 2-into-1 exhaust pipe with upswept muffler, and long low-profile seat.
All that timeless style blends perfectly with modern engineering touches like an LCD speedometer, LED taillight, flangeless fuel tank, powerful brakes with wave-type rotors, and low-maintenance carbon-fiber-core belt final drive.The 2017 SCR950 has a retail price of $8,699. 2017 Yamaha FZ-10
The 2017 FZ-10 is available in Armor Gray (shown) and Matte Raven Black, and sells for $12,999.
2017 Yamaha Bolt
The Yamaha Bolt (shown) and its cousin, the Bolt R-Spec with its “performance bobber” attitude have quickly become popular among women riders seeking an urban styled motorcycle that has decent power and is easy to ride and handle. The 27.2-inch seat height makes it possible. The Bolt starts at $7,999. VisitYamahaMotorsports/motorcycles.comto learn more.
2017 BMW R nineT Scrambler Women—and men—are so in love with the uniqueness of the BMW R nineT Roadster that BMW added yet another version of the R nineT this model year, the Scrambler. VisitBMWMotorcycles.comto learn more.
2017 Victory Octane The Victory Octane is in a class by itself among other Victory models, with the category simply called 1200cc. Its super-low center of gravity and nimbleness, combined with a liquid-cooled 104 hp engine geared towards acceleration give experienced women riders lots of power without all the bulk and bigness. Read our review of the Victory Octane here.
2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber The latest addition to the Bonneville family,Triumphintroduces the all-new premium custom Bonneville Bobber. Stripping the Bonneville T120 back to its purest essence it delivers all the hallmarks of a real bobber, with clean lines and low stance, single seat, wide flat bars, minimal bodywork and headlight, sculpted tank, wire-spoke wheels with wide rear wheel, and that all-important hardtail look.
The Bonneville Bobber will be in dealerships in early 2017. Retail price was not set as of press time. Visit TriumphMotorcycles.com to learn more.
While not new for 2017, these late-model-year-2016 introductions are worth mentioning.