Reader’s Choice Awards Results: Top 10 Bikes 2017

2017 - Readers Choice Award - 2018 Kawasaski Z900RS

2017 - Readers Choice Award - 2018 Kawasaski Z900RSReader's Choice Awards: Top 10 Bikes 2017

Our 7th Annual Readers Choice Awards for the Coolest Motorcycle of the Year… Voting!

YOU VOTED. YOU DEBATED. AND NOW THE AWARDS.

What a great two weeks of voting! With over 50 bikes to vote from in 2017 it wasn’t easy to see who the winner would be at the end of the year! Did anyone guess Kawasaki would smash it out of the park in the 9th inning with the surprise release of the Z900RS? What an amazing bike, just wow. How about that 2018 Honda Gold Wing Tour coming in at #2? Amazing; honestly, I didn’t ever expect to see a Gold Wing in the Top 3 list! Way to go Honda. And the tie for 3rd place went to two really awesome retro motorcycles, 2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Special and the 2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber, you couldn’t go wrong owning either, both are chock full of character, style and class!

Our runners up proved to be quiet and interesting mix. It is the first year (in 7) that we didn’t have a cruiser finish in our top 10 and it wasn’t like I didn’t have cruisers up over the year. A few years ago I started to see the down-trend in cruisers, maybe we will see a cruiser resurgence again in the near future. Lots of sport and sportbikes in our runners up, the surprise for me was the #10 (out of 50 bikes): Ducati Panigale V4… I really thought that might have challenged first place from the media/rider hype on its launch, goes to show, hype is fickle.

Thanks again for everyone who voted (and will still vote) on the Cool wall and for supporting it. It’s fun, let’s keep it growing. – Mike

Hard to imagine this is our 7th Annual Cool Wall Awards show. Since starting the Motorcycle Cool Wall we have had over 360 motorcycles up for riders to vote and debate on. This year is going to be great so make sure you vote for your TOP 3 picks for 2017 Bike of the Year!

Total Motorcycle’s Cool Wall Awards! Each year we will be awarding dozens of great prizes, trips, cash money, bikes and blingy accessories and of course our huge TMW trophy to the motorcycles who have come first that year in our Most Awesome, Top Cool, Highest Uncool and Total Fail categories! Plus winners will appear on YouTube TV! It’s a great gala event, attended by some of the most famous motorcycles in the world where the stars rev among the stage headlights! Comp’d oil and filter changes at the door and don’t forget free parking at every table. Limited parking spots available so RSVP today for this year’s not-to-be-missed, BIGGEST, MOST FAMOUS motorcycle event anywhere!

The 2017 Readers Choice Award Results are in!

#1: 2018 Kawaski Z900RS SEVoted
#2: 2018 Honda Gold Wing Tour Automatic DCT – Voted
#3 TIE: 2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III SpecialVoted
#3 TIE: 2017 Triumph Bonneville BobberVoted

and the runner ups:

#5: 2017 Ural AmbassadorVoted
#6 TIE: 2018 Kawasaki Z900 – Voted
#6 TIE: 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000R – Voted
#8: 2018 Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition – Voted
#9: 2017 BMW S1000RRVoted
#10 (out of 50 bikes): 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 – Voted

 

 

 

 

 

Reader’s Choice Awards: Top 10 Bikes 2017 on Total Motorcycle:

The Total Motorcycle Cool Wall Awards Show – Is your bike going?

New Bikes Every Friday – Vote Today

This years contenders:

2018 Honda Gold Wing Tour Automatic DCT
2018 Kawasaki Z900RS SE
2017 BMW S1000RR
2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Special
2018 Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition
2017 Ural Ambassador
2018 Ducati Panigale V4
2018 Kawasaki Z900
2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber
2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000R

Let the awards ceremony commence!

Reader’s Choice Awards Results: Top 10 Bikes 2017

 

 

2018 Honda Gold Wing Tour Automatic DCT on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

For MORE information and Photos click here: https://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcy … dct-review

Image

Image

7-SPEED DCT AND TRAVEL TRUNK.

2018 Honda Gold Wing Tour Automatic DCT Review on Total Motorcycle:

The three 2018 Gold Wing Tour models—Gold Wing Tour, Gold Wing Tour DCT, and Gold Wing Tour DCT Airbag—are the modern interpretation of the classic Gold Wing, the ultimate long-distance touring machine, but with highly improved performance capabilities. Each of these models features saddlebags and a top case, as well as a tall electrically adjustable windscreen, front and rear speakers, and electrically adjustable suspension.

2018 Kawasaki Z900RS SE on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

For MORE information and Photos click here: https://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcy … -se-review

Image

Image

TRUE SPIRIT.

2018 Kawasaki Z900RS SE Review on Total Motorcycle:

Introducing Kawasaki’s long-awaited retro sport model. Conceived in homage to the legendary Z1, the newest Z is a synthesis of the traditional and the modern. An engine with a traditional In-Line Four configuration is backed by Kawasaki’s latest rider support technology. For riders searching for a bike with character and a rich history, the Z900RS offers both in abundance, while providing an opportunity to slow down, look around and enjoy the simple things that life can bring.

There’s no place for fake in the lifestyle you choose. Kawasaki alone has the heritage to deliver yesterday’s values to today’s riders in a truly authentic Modern Classic bike. The visceral spirit of a 1970s legend – Kawasaki’s original king of cool Z1 – finds expression in the Z900RS, to satisfy the very essence of the rider you are now.

2017 BMW S1000RR on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

For MORE information and Photos click here: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc … 1000RR.htm

Image

Image

2017 BMW S1000RR on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

The new BMW S 1000 RR – virtually perfect yet still optimized…

Supreme riding dynamics, athletic character combined with maximum safety and everyday practicality – these are the defining characteristics of the BMW Motorrad 4-cylinder models. For the model year 2017, the supersport bike S 1000 RR has undergone the following model revisions.

2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Special on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

For MORE information and Photos click here: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc … pecial.htm

Image

Image

THE THIRD GENERATION TO CELEBRATE THE FIFTY YEAR ANNIVERSARY…

To celebrate the fifty year anniversary of the first model, Moto Guzzi introduces the V7 III. The third generation of the Moto Guzzi that is known and loved all over the world has been completely revamped: every detail has been fine-tuned to maximise owner satisfaction and riding pleasure, leaving the originality and authenticity typical of this iconic motorcycle unaltered.

V7 is one of the most celebrated and well-known Moto Guzzi models. This world fame is due to its ability to remain faithful to the expectations and reputation of a legendary brand like Moto Guzzi. Since 1967, the year the first units were sold in Italy, the V7 became a pillar of the product range and the representative of the Italian motorcycle par excellence, standing out for its content and design, highly popular with a truly transversal and varied public.

Fifty years later, Moto Guzzi introduces the third act of a first work: V7 III. The challenge of introducing a new version of such a famous motorcycle with such a rich heritage and so much success is one of the most difficult, considering the fact that the V7, the brand’s best-seller since 2009, constitutes the Moto Guzzi entry-level bike, dedicated to both women and men, in addition to young people who want to proudly own one of the most iconic Mandello del Lario production motorcycles.

As was the case with the V7 II compared with the first-born V7, for the V7 III the revamping is profound enough to merit a new progressive number in Roman numerals, that has always distinguished the most popular and long-lasting Moto Guzzi bikes, such as the Le Mans and the California. V7 III is the result of Moto Guzzi’s modern passion and courage, able and skilled in renewing its best-seller, leaving the character and authenticity unaltered, two values that are destined to weather the test of time.

2018 Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

For MORE information and Photos click here: https://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcy … ion-review

Image

Image

SIMPLY STUNNING.

2018 Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition REVIEW BY TOTAL MOTORCYCLE

With the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition, Ducati pays tribute to the twin-cylinder engine that has made Superbike World Championship history. From Marco Lucchinelli’s first victory on 3rd April 1988 with the 851 (in the first-ever world championship for modified production models) to the stunning 2017 wins by Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri on the Panigale R, the Bologna-built twin-cylinder has long been a winner in SBK. Desmoquattro, Testastretta, Superquadro: over three decades, the Ducati-designed twin-cylinder 4-valve engine with Desmodromic timing has gone from strength to strength, powering bikes that have made Supersport history. Motorcycles that have won no less than 330 World Superbike Championship races. From the 851 to the Panigale R – and the 888, 916, 996, 998, 999, 1098, 1198 and 1199 in between them – the Bologna-built twin has always been as successful on the track as it has on the supersport market. Now, the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition pays homage to the great Ducati superbike tradition by combining best-ever twin-cylinder engine performance with a racing-derived chassis set-up.

2017 Ural Ambassador on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

For MORE information and Photos click here: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc … ssador.htm

Image

Image

2017 Ural Ambassador on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

In honor of our 75th anniversary we’d like to introduce our newest limited edition, the Ural Ambassador…

Inspired by the extraordinary world travelers and storytellers who chose to brave the adventure and explore the world by sidecar. Our Ural Ambassador is the envoy of good will, a perfect vehicle to connect with people from all walks of life, explore foreign terrains and start a conversation with perfect strangers no matter where the road takes you.

75 years of ups and downs in world affairs couldn’t change one thing – the iconic Urals keep circling the globe, bringing out smiles, creating special bonds and reminding us that adventuring together is better. Here’s to all the Ural Ambassadors already out there, exploring, connecting and sharing the Ural story.

2018 Ducati Panigale V4 on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

For MORE information and Photos click here: https://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcy … -v4-review

Image

Image

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE.

2018 Ducati Panigale V4 REVIEW BY TOTAL MOTORCYCLE

A bike that begins an exciting new chapter in the Ducati story, a new “symphony” of all-Italian performance and emotion. The Panigale V4 is the first mass-produced Ducati bike to mount a four-cylinder engine, derived directly from the MotoGP Desmosedici. It’s a concentrate of Ducati technology, style and performance. With an engine displacement of 1,103 cm3, 214 hp and a power/weight ratio of 1.1 hp/kg, this bike sets a new standard in the supersport production bike segment.

The Panigale V4 replaces the iconic 1299 at the top of the Ducati supersport range, doing so by enhancing performance and ridability so that riders of all skill levels can enjoy boundless fun and excitement. The Panigale V4 has been developed in close collaboration with Ducati Corse, drawing directly on know-how and technology from the racing world to provide a road bike that is the closest thing possible to its MotoGP counterpart.

2018 Kawasaki Z900 on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

For MORE information and Photos click here: https://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcy … 900-review

Image

Image

EASY TO RIDE. SUPER EXCITING.

2018 Kawasaki Z900 Review on Total Motorcycle:

The new Z900 epitomizes Kawasaki’s belief of what the ideal supernaked bike should be. Every twist of the throttle is rewarded with crisp, exhilarating acceleration, and an ultra-lightweight chassis lends itself to spirited sport riding. Designed for maximum riding pleasure, this sublime balance of power and handling make the z900 exceptionally exciting and easy to ride.

The Z900 motorcycle epitomizes Kawasaki’s belief of what the ideal supernaked bike should be. Every twist of the throttle is rewarded with crisp, exhilarating acceleration and an ultra-lightweight chassis lends itself to spirited sport riding. Designed for maximum riding pleasure, this sublime balance of power and handling make the Z900 exceptionally exciting and easy to ride.​

With a smooth powerband that becomes more exciting as the revs rise, a light and nimble chassis, and distinctive Sugomi-inspired styling, the Z900 continues the Kawasaki legacy of creating legendary 900cc-class machines whose performance surpasses that of many full liter-class motorcycles.

2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

For MORE information and Photos click here: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc … Bobber.htm

Image

Image

2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber Review

2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Unparalleled heritage, stunning custom style…

The latest addition to the Bonneville family, Triumph introduces the all-new premium custom Bonneville Bobber. Born in a unparalleled bloodline of Triumph bobber customs that stretch all the way back to the 1940’s it perfectly encapsulates the minimalist styling principles, muscular stance and purposeful engineering attitude of a genuine 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 spoked wheels with wide rear wheel and that all-important hard tail look.

The latest addition to the Bonneville family, Triumph introduces the all-new premium custom Bonneville Bobber. Born in a unparalleled bloodline of Triumph bobber customs that stretch all the way back to the 1940’s it perfectly encapsulates the minimalist styling principles, muscular stance and purposeful engineering attitude of a genuine bobber.

2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000R on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

For MORE information and Photos click here: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc … GSX-R1000R

Image

Image

2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000R on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

The King of Sportbikes is back, bow to the King…

It has been three decades, with more than a million editions sold, since the GSX-R line was born. And a decade and a half has elapsed since the first GSX-R1000 transformed the open sportbike class forever. Now, the 2017 GSX-R1000R is redefining what it means to be The King of Sportbikes.

This motorcycle’s chassis forms the lightest, the most compact, the most aerodynamic and the best-handling GSX-R1000 ever. Cradled in the new aluminum frame is an all-new engine that uses an exclusive Variable Valve Timing and Ride-by-Wire throttle bodies for a wide spread of power while delivering smooth and precise throttle response.

READ MORE ON TOTAL MOTORCYCLE

 

 

Reader’s Choice Awards Results: Top 10 Bikes 2017:

You vote, you discuss, you decide… Voting in Progress. Have you voted yet?

 

Reader’s Choice Awards: Top 10 Bikes 2017 – VOTE NOW

 

About Michael Le Pard 1933 Articles
"Mr. Totalmotorcycle". Owner and Founder of Total Motorcycle. Supporting over Motorcyclists and Motorcycling for 19 great years. Total Motorcycle is my pride and joy and being able to reach out 300 million people has been incredible but I could not have done it without the support of my visitors, readers and members, thank you so much! You are making a difference to millions of riders worldwide. Thank you.