Top Ten Motorcycle News Stories of 2017

Cycle News Staff | December 27, 2017

Looking back on 2017, which motorcycle news stories generated the most views? Check out the Cycle News top ten motorcycle news stories of 2017.

1). Victory Motorcycle closing:

2). The Insane tariff proposed in a “Bikes for Beef” trade dispute.

3). Nicky Hayden’s passing generated a huge response. RIP Nicky.

4). Ken Roczen’s frightening crash and subsequent injury at the second Anaheim Supercross rocked the sport. Amazingly, Roczen is ready to line up for round one of the 2018 series less than a year later.

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5). How about the return of a two-stroke street bike? Hopefully, this Italian beauty will make it to US shores.

6). Zach Osborne made the most memorable pass of the year on Joey Savatgy to take the East Coast 250 SX Lights Championship. The fine was gladly paid, and most fans felt that it was not an overly aggressive pass.

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7). James Stewart did not race at all in 2017 but just his Social Media Post indicating that he was planning to do so made big news. Will he ever come back or officially retire?

8). When President Trump included Harley Davidson in statements regarding trade, it made big news.

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9). Chad Reed showed flashes of speed in 2017 but may, unfortunately, be remembered most for interfering with Ryan Dungey at the St Louis Supercross.

Tom White

10). The passing of Tom White was sad to many motorcycle enthusiast and industry. The co-founder of White Brothers made a huge impact on the sport and will be greatly missed.