We dug into the Cycle News website analytics to see which dirt related bike test generated the most interest in 2017. So here is the top ten motorcycle bike test of 2017 including motocross and off-road bikes.
1). The 2017 450 motocross bike shootout was the most popular bike test in 2017. The KTM 450SXF took the number one plate in a stacked field. www.cyclenews.com/2016/12/article/2017-450-motocross-shootout/
2). A head-to-head comparison of the 2017 Honda CRF450RX and Yamaha YZ450FX was a must for those looking for the to Japanese off-road model. www.cyclenews.com/2017/03/article/2017-honda-crf450rx-vs-yamaha-yz450fx-full-test/
3). And a comparison of the California Green Sticker legal Japanese off-road bikes was also a popular story in 2017. www.cyclenews.com/2017/03/article/2017-yamaha-wr450f-vs-suzuki-rmx450z-vs-honda-crf450x-shootout/
4). The 250 motocross bike shootout is always popular with Cycle News readers. This was the test of the 2017 models. www.cyclenews.com/2016/11/article/2017-250f-motocross-shootout/ You can find the 2018 250 Motocross Shootout here. http://www.cyclenews.com/2017/12/article/2018-250f-motocross-shootout/
5). The new 2018 Fuel-Injected two-stroke off-road bike from KTM performed well during our first test in Austria. We just took delivery of a production version for more long-term testing. www.cyclenews.com/2017/05/article/2018-ktm-250-xc-w-tpi-first-ride/
6). The 2018 450 motocross shootout was a bit of a surprise to some. The updated Honda CRF450R managed to wrestle the win away from the others. www.cyclenews.com/2017/10/article/2018-450-motocross-shootout/
7). Entry level off-road bikes don’t get much media coverage but sell in big numbers. This comparison of three of the most popular mid-sized bikes generated a lot of interest. www.cyclenews.com/2017/04/article/kawasaki-klx140g-vs-honda-crf230f-vs-yamaha-ttr230-shootout/
8). The 2017 KTM 250XC off-road bike is an amazing all-around motorcycle that is great for off-road riding, especially the tough stuff, and also very capable on the track, desert and just about any other riding condition you throw at it. www.cyclenews.com/2017/04/article/2017-ktm-250xc-full-test/
9). Beta is a relatively small Italian manufacturer but produces viable choices for off-road riding. This comparison of the 2017 two stroke 250RR and 300RR highlights their strengths. www.cyclenews.com/2017/02/article/2017-beta-250-rr-300-rr-full-test/
10). If you are looking for the ultimate dual-sport bike, the KTM EXC line is a great choice. These are basically high-performance off-road bikes with a license plate, which increases the riding options. And there are three sizes to choose from, 250, 250 and 500. www.cyclenews.com/2017/05/article/2017-ktm-250-350-500-exc-f-first-ride/
Looking for the top street bike test of 2017, you can find that HERE.