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Help us choose the best motorcycles of 2017

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Submitted by VisorDownAdmin on Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:47

Best Sports Bike Poll 2017

 

IT’S been another amazing year for new bikes and, now we’re reaching the end, the time has come again to pick the best. 

In fact, the race to meet Euro 4 emission limits means we’ve seen more new or updated models this year than just about any other time we can remember. 

From flagship superbikes like the new Honda Fireblade to beginner-friendly all-rounders like the Kawasaki Versys-X 300, new models pack each of our 11 category shortlists. 

In fact, the categories themselves seem to be shifting. This year we’ve seen the arrival of a whole new class of small-capacity adventure bikes, like Honda’s CRF250 Rally and Suzuki’s V-Strom 250. We weren’t sure for a while whether to add them to our ‘Best Adventure Bike’ category or ‘Best A2 Bike’ category. We opted for the latter because Kawasaki’s outgoing Ninja and Z300 had left some space. 

The G310 GS hasn’t made it because it was a late arrival in dealers this year and BMW has not yet given Visordown an opportunity to test it. 

As usual, we’ve focused on new models in our shortlist. And as usual, you get to vote for a winner in each category. 

We’ve used your votes from last year to guide our choice of bikes to shortlist. So if there’s a bike which you think should be included that isn’t, it may be because it attracted very few reader votes last year. 

And remember, these awards are for 2017 models, so all those new 2018 models you’ve just seen at the shows, including a few we’ve already ridden, have to wait until next year. 

You have until 5pm on December 15 to vote, after which we’ll announce two winners in every category, one chosen by us, one by you. It might be the same bike; it might not be. 

Let’s find out. Please cast away.

BEST RETRO BIKE

Best Retro Bike Poll
Ducati Scrambler Café Racer
4% (36 votes)
Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled
8% (68 votes)
Honda CB1100 RS/EX
12% (96 votes)
BMW R nineT Racer/Pure
11% (85 votes)
BMW R nineT Urban G/S
5% (44 votes)
Triumph Bobber
16% (133 votes)
Triumph Thruxton R
26% (208 votes)
Yamaha SCR950
2% (19 votes)
Yamaha XSR900 Abarth
7% (60 votes)
Triumph T100/Street Cup/Scrambler
7% (58 votes)
Total votes: 807

BEST SCOOTER

Best Scooter Poll 2017
Kawasaki J300
4% (28 votes)
Piaggio MP3 500
5% (31 votes)
Suzuki Burgman 400
10% (62 votes)
Vespa GTS 300 Super
9% (58 votes)
Yamaha NMAX 125
2% (15 votes)
Yamaha TMAX
18% (116 votes)
Yamaha XMAX 300
6% (40 votes)
BMW C650 GT and C650 Sport
11% (69 votes)
Honda Integra
3% (18 votes)
Honda X-ADV
31% (194 votes)
Total votes: 631

BEST NAKED BIKE

Best Naked Bike Poll
Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory
19% (165 votes)
BMW S1000R
7% (63 votes)
Ducati Monster 1200 S
6% (49 votes)
Kawasaki Z900
7% (63 votes)
Kawasaki Z1000
3% (28 votes)
KTM 1290 Super Duke R
15% (131 votes)
Suzuki GSX-S750
3% (23 votes)
Triumph 765 Speed Triple/RS
23% (196 votes)
Yamaha MT-09
7% (58 votes)
Yamaha MT-10 SP
10% (90 votes)
Total votes: 866

BEST SPORTS-TOURER

Best Sports Tourer Poll 2017
BMW R 1200 RS
13% (105 votes)
Honda VFR800
9% (76 votes)
Kawasaki Z1000SX
22% (178 votes)
MV Agusta Turismo Veloce
4% (29 votes)
Yamaha Tracer 900
12% (98 votes)
Yamaha Tracer 700
3% (23 votes)
Kawasaki Versys 650
1% (11 votes)
Kawasaki Versys 1000
2% (18 votes)
Triumph Tiger Sport
8% (61 votes)
KTM 1290 Super Duke GT
26% (206 votes)
Total votes: 805

BEST A2 BIKE (UP TO 47HP)

Best A2 Bike Upto 47 Hp
BMW G 310 R
6% (44 votes)
Honda CB500X
13% (93 votes)
Honda CBR500R and CB500F
16% (116 votes)
Honda CR250F Rally
4% (31 votes)
Kawasaki Versys-X 300
9% (70 votes)
KTM 390 Duke
31% (234 votes)
KTM RC 390
9% (67 votes)
Suzuki GSX250R
2% (17 votes)
Suzuki V-Strom 250
1% (10 votes)
Yamaha R3/MT-03
8% (62 votes)
Total votes: 744

BEST CRUISER

Best Cruiser Bike
Ducati XDiavel
35% (259 votes)
Moto Guzzi Eldorado
6% (44 votes)
Moto Guzzi Audace
4% (30 votes)
Yamaha XV950
5% (38 votes)
Harley-Davidson Street Rod
5% (34 votes)
Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight
3% (25 votes)
Honda CMX500 Rebel
6% (45 votes)
Kawasaki Vulcan S
6% (43 votes)
Harley-Davidson’s ‘Dark Custom’ 1200 Roadster and Low Rider S
4% (30 votes)
Indian Scout Sixty
17% (126 votes)
Triumph Bobber
8% (57 votes)
Total votes: 731

BEST ADVENTURE BIKE

Best Adventure Bike Poll
BMW R1200GS/Adventure
12% (99 votes)
BMW R1200GS Ralllye
4% (34 votes)
Ducati Multistrada 950
3% (27 votes)
Ducati Multistrada1200/Enduro
6% (50 votes)
Suzuki V-Strom 650XT
5% (39 votes)
BMW S1000XR SPORT SE
4% (32 votes)
KTM 1090 Adventure
6% (49 votes)
KTM 1290 Super Adventure S/R
17% (139 votes)
Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer
8% (65 votes)
Honda Africa Twin
33% (265 votes)
Total votes: 799

BEST FIRST BIG BIKE

Best First Big Bike
BMW F800R
3% (26 votes)
Ducati Monster 797
7% (57 votes)
Ducati Supersport/S
9% (75 votes)
Honda CBR650/CB650F
8% (67 votes)
Honda NC750X
5% (42 votes)
Kawasaki Z650
5% (43 votes)
Kawasaki Ninja 650
7% (57 votes)
Kawasaki Versys 650
5% (38 votes)
Yamaha MT-07
36% (289 votes)
Suzuki SV650
14% (116 votes)
Total votes: 810

BEST SPORTS BIKES

Best Sports Bike Poll 2017
Aprilia RSV4 RF
16% (136 votes)
BMW S1000RR
11% (90 votes)
Ducati 959 Panigale
3% (27 votes)
Ducati 1299 Panigale S
12% (100 votes)
Honda Fireblade/SP
14% (118 votes)
Kawasaki Ninja H2/H2R
11% (90 votes)
Suzuki GSX-R1000/GSX-R1000R
14% (114 votes)
Yamaha YZF-R6
2% (16 votes)
Yamaha YZF-R1/R1M
10% (82 votes)
Kawasaki ZX-10R
8% (69 votes)
Total votes: 842

BEST TOURER

Best Tourer Poll 2017
BMW K 1600 GT
21% (153 votes)
BMW K 1600 B
2% (18 votes)
BMW R 1200 RT
19% (140 votes)
Harley-Davidson Milwaukee-Eight touring range
3% (24 votes)
Honda ST1300 Pan European
5% (37 votes)
Honda Gold Wing GL1800
15% (105 votes)
Honda Gold Wing F6C
3% (22 votes)
Indian Roadmaster range
5% (36 votes)
Triumph Trophy
7% (54 votes)
Yamaha FJR1300
18% (132 votes)
Total votes: 721

BEST 125

Best 125 Poll 2017
Aprilia RS 125/Tuono 125
16% (106 votes)
Honda CB125F
7% (45 votes)
Honda CBR125R
6% (44 votes)
Honda MSX125
5% (34 votes)
KTM 125 Duke
25% (169 votes)
KTM RC 125
7% (48 votes)
Suzuki GSX-R125
13% (91 votes)
Suzuki GSX-S125
2% (14 votes)
Yamaha MT-125
8% (51 votes)
Yamaha YZF-R125
11% (77 votes)
Total votes: 679

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