• The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017

    Ducati launches a whole new dimension sportsbike: Panigale V4
  • Honda resurrects the Africa nameplate with its brand-new CRF1000L Africa Twin
  • Honda showcases a new self-balancing technology for future products
  • Polaris pulls the plug on Victory Motorcycles
  • Triumph to become the sole engine manufacturer from the 2019 Moto2 Championship
  • Honda patents a supercharged engine for the future
  • Honda’s V4 superbike plans leaked
  • Kawasaki planning to get back the four-cylinder for a new 250cc sportsbike
  • Dorna chief hints at having electric Moto GP style races
  • Triumph is attempting to break the land speed record in a 1000 bhp rascal
  • BMW Motorrad launched the HP4 RACE
  • Mahindra purchased the iconic BSA and Jawa
  • Vietnam to ban motorcycles by 2030
  • Ducati launched the last L-Twin motorcycle: 1299 Panigale R Final Edition
  • Triumph launches the much needed Street Triple lineup
  • Indian Motorcycles recreated history at the El Mirage land speed event
  • MV Agusta recovers financially after closing a deal with a Russian investor
  • India becomes the top production base for Honda worldwide
  • Volkswagen shuts the door for Ducati’s sale
  • Honda resurrected the Gold Wing
  • MTT is coming with a 420 bhp turbine powered demon
  • Honda created history with 100 million Super Cubs
  • Rossi beats Yamaha's Motobot. Shows who is boss
  • Honda launched a new CB1000R: Neo-Sports Cafe style
  • Kawasaki launched its third supercharged bike: the 207 hp Ninja H2 SX
  • Vespa joins the electric bandwagon with the Electtrica
  • Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 finally enters production
  • Honda India made a new record by selling 2 million Activas’ in just 7 months
  • BMW invests €200 million in its “Battery Cell Competence Centre”
  • A ’turbo-charged’ Suzuki is heading our way
  • Energica becomes the motorcycle supplier for FIM Moto-E World Cup
  • Saudi government lifts ban allowing women to ride motorcycles
  • MV Agusta moves priorities to four cylinders in 2018
  • Suzuki might just be the first to put a motorcycle on the moon
  • Researchers developed a new battery can give an EV 3x range
  • Google Maps now has a ’Two-Wheeler Mode"
  • Vins Duecinquanta: A 250cc two-stroke carbon-fibre apparatus
  • Norton is working on a 650cc "Urban-tracker"
  • Aprilia’s "Factory Works" has couped up a 215 hp RSV4
  • KTM is punching out a new Duke 790 streetfighter Nicknamed ’The Scalpel’, its a brutal twin-cylinder fury
  • Royal Enfield launches the new Continental GT 650 and Interceptor
  • Yamaha showcases the Niken three-wheeled concept

All the ups and downs that shaped the industry the way it is

This is the last working day of 2017. And this is also the last article I will be penning down for the year. So I thought ’why not revisit all that has happened over the past twelve months which has a direct impact on the future of the motorcycle industry?’

Here is a list of every major news and launches that has coursed the path in the industry:

Honda resurrects the Africa nameplate with its brand-new CRF1000L Africa Twin

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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Honda resurrects the Africa nameplate with its brand-new CRF1000L Africa Twin

Honda showcases a new self-balancing technology for future products

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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Honda showcases a new self-balancing technology for future products

Polaris pulls the plug on Victory Motorcycles

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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Polaris pulls the plug on Victory Motorcycles

Triumph to become the sole engine manufacturer from the 2019 Moto2 Championship

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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Triumph to become the sole engine manufacturer from the 2019 Moto2 Championship

Honda patents a supercharged engine for the future

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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Honda patents a supercharged engine for the future

Honda’s V4 superbike plans leaked

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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Honda’s V4 superbike plans leaked

Kawasaki planning to get back the four-cylinder for a new 250cc sportsbike

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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Kawasaki planning to get back the four-cylinder for a new 250cc sportsbike

Dorna chief hints at having electric Moto GP style races

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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Dorna chief hints at having electric Moto GP style races

Triumph is attempting to break the land speed record in a 1000 bhp rascal

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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Triumph is attempting to break the land speed record in a 1000 bhp rascal

Mahindra purchased the iconic BSA and Jawa

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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Mahindra purchased the iconic BSA and Jawa

BMW Motorrad launched the HP4 RACE

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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BMW Motorrad launched the HP4 RACE

Vietnam to ban motorcycles by 2030

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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Vietnam to ban motorcycles by 2030

Ducati launched the last L-Twin motorcycle: 1299 Panigale R Final Edition

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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Ducati launched the last L-Twin motorcycle: 1299 Panigale R Final Edition

Triumph launches the much needed Street Triple lineup

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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Triumph launches the much needed Street Triple lineup

Indian Motorcycles recreated history at the El Mirage land speed event

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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Indian Motorcycles recreated history at the El Mirage land speed event

MV Agusta recovers financially after closing a deal with a Russian investor

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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MV Agusta recovers financially after closing a deal with a Russian investor

India becomes the top production base for Honda worldwide

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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India becomes the top production base for Honda worldwide

Volkswagen shuts the door for Ducati’s sale

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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Volkswagen shuts the door for Ducati’s sale

Honda resurrected the Gold Wing

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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Honda resurrected the Gold Wing

MTT is coming with a 420 bhp turbine powered demon

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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MTT is coming with a 420 bhp turbine powered demon

Honda created history with 100 million Super Cubs

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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Honda created history with 100 million Super Cubs

Yamaha showcases the Niken three-wheeled concept

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017 Exterior
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Yamaha showcases the Niken three-wheeled concept

V.Rossi shows the Yamaha Motobot who is boss

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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Rossi beats Yamaha’s Motobot. Shows who is boss

Ducati launches a whole new dimension sportsbike: Panigale V4

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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Ducati launches a whole new dimension sportsbike: Panigale V4

Honda launched a new CB1000R: Neo-Sports Cafe style

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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Honda launched a new CB1000R: Neo-Sports Cafe style

Kawasaki launched its third supercharged bike: the 207 hp Ninja H2 SX

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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Kawasaki launched its third supercharged bike: the 207 hp Ninja H2 SX

Vespa joins the electric bandwagon with the Electtrica

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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Vespa joins the electric bandwagon with the Electtrica

Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 finally enters production

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 finally enters production

Honda India made a new record by selling 2 million Activas’ in just 7 months

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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Honda India made a new record by selling 2 million Activas’ in just 7 months

BMW invests €200 million in its “Battery Cell Competence Centre”

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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BMW invests €200 million in its “Battery Cell Competence Centre”

A ’turbo-charged’ Suzuki is heading our way

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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A ’turbo-charged’ Suzuki is heading our way

Energica becomes the motorcycle supplier for FIM Moto-E World Cup

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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Energica becomes the motorcycle supplier for FIM Moto-E World Cup

Saudi government lifts ban allowing women to ride motorcycles

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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Saudi government lifts ban allowing women to ride motorcycles

MV Agusta moves priorities to four cylinders in 2018

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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MV Agusta moves priorities to four cylinders in 2018

Suzuki might just be the first to put a motorcycle on the moon

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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Suzuki might just be the first to put a motorcycle on the moon

Researchers developed a new battery can give an EV 3x range

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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Researchers developed a new battery can give an EV 3x range

Royal Enfield launches the new Continental GT 650 and Interceptor

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017 Exterior
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Royal Enfield launches the new Continental GT 650 and Interceptor

KTM is punching out a new Duke 790 streetfighter

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017 Exterior High Resolution
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KTM is punching out a new Duke 790 streetfighter
Nicknamed ’The Scalpel’, its a brutal twin-cylinder fury

Aprilia’s "Factory Works" has couped up a 215 hp RSV4

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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Aprilia’s "Factory Works" has couped up a 215 hp RSV4

Norton is working on a 650cc "Urban-tracker"

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017 Exterior
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Norton is working on a 650cc "Urban-tracker"

Vins Duecinquanta: A 250cc two-stroke carbon-fibre apparatus

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017 Exterior
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Vins Duecinquanta: A 250cc two-stroke carbon-fibre apparatus

Google Maps now has a ’Two-Wheeler Mode"

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017
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Google Maps now has a ’Two-Wheeler Mode"

Yamaha patents AWD motorcycle

Is Yamaha developing an AWD motorcycle? Exterior
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See you next year folks.

Wishing all of you a happy new 2018

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