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MOTORCYCLE 26 • November 27, 2017 • Powersports Business www.PowersportsBusiness.com Harley Street Glide tops search list on KBB.com BY LISA PELISSIER CONTRIBUTING WRITER The Harley-Davidson Street Glide family con- tinued to dominate the top 10 most-researched cruiser and touring motorcycles list. Seven Street Glides have appeared in the top 10 for the first, second and third quarters in 2017. The Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom is the only non-touring motorcycle in the top 10. It fell to No. 10 after appearing at No. 5 last quarter. In addition, the top 10 most-researched non- Harley-Davidson cruiser and touring motor- cycles list included no touring motorcycles. For the first time this year, a Suzuki appears on the top 10 most-researched non- Harley-Davidson cruiser and touring motor- cycles list. The 2006 Suzuki C50 took the No. 10 spot on the list. The top 10 sport motorcycles list is domi- nated by 600cc Japanese sport bikes. Only the 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250R is not in this category. This is typical of interest in sport motorcycles on KBB.com. OFF-ROAD MOTORCYCLES AND ON-/OFF-ROAD MOTORCYCLES Once again, motocross bikes have swept the list of the top 10 off-road motorcycles. Honda dominated the top 10, taking seven spots on the off-road motorcycles list. This is down from the second quarter of 2017, when nine bikes on this list were Hondas, but it is more typical of interest on KBB.com. The 2015 Kawasaki KX450F is the only off-road motorcycle newer than model year 2009 ever to appear in the list of top 10 off-road motorcycles. The top 10 on-/off-road motorcycles list includes six Kawasaki, one Suzuki and three Honda motorcycles. On-/off-road motorcycles was one of only two segments to show an increase in KBB.com page views for the third quarter of 2017 com- pared to the same time last year. Lisa Pelissier is a senior powersports analyst for Kelley Blue Book. PSB Harley-Davidson hits No. 1 on most-researched cruiser list TOP 10 MOST-RESEARCHED MOTORCYCLES ON KBB.COM: Q3 2017 Change from Q3 2016 KBB Suggested Retail Value KBB Trade-In Value Year Make Model MOST-RESEARCHED CRUISER & TOURING BIKES 1 2012 Harley-Davidson FLHX Street Glide down 7% $12,500 $16,650 2 2014 Harley-Davidson FLHXS Street Glide Special down 6% $15,200 $18,780 3 2007 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Electra Glide Ultra Classic down 3% $8,170 $11,125 4 2013 Harley-Davidson FLHX Street Glide down 5% $13,450 $17,775 5 2014 Harley-Davidson FLHTK Electra Glide Ultra Limited down 11% $15,300 $19,875 6 2014 Harley-Davidson FLHX Street Glide down 11% $13,950 $18,335 7 2007 Harley-Davidson FLHX Street Glide up 4% $9,200 $12,500 8 2009 Harley-Davidson FLHX Street Glide up 5% $10,225 $13,850 9 2008 Harley-Davidson FLHX Street Glide up 4% $9,670 $13,120 10 2005 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom down 3% $3,220 $4,440 Change from Q3 2016 KBB Suggested Retail Value KBB Trade-In Value Year Make Model MOST-RESEARCHED CRUISER & TOURING BIKES (NON-HARLEY-DAVIDSON) 1 2006 Honda VTX1300C down 6% $2,720 $3,970 2 2007 Yamaha V Star 650 Classic down 1% $2,100 $3,095 3 2003 Honda Shadow 750 Spirit down 8% $1,820 $2,695 4 2003 Honda Shadow 750 ACE Deluxe down 11% $1,935 $2,860 5 2007 Honda VTX1300C up 4% $3,015 $4,390 6 2007 Honda Shadow 750 Spirit down 15% $2,300 $3,375 7 2004 Honda VTX1300C down 3% $2,265 $3,325 8 2003 Honda VTX1800C down 1% $2,880 $4,195 9 2006 Honda Shadow 750 Aero down 2% $2,210 $3,250 10 2006 Suzuki C50 down 11% $2,290 $3,365 Change from Q3 2016 KBB Suggested Retail Value KBB Trade-In Value Year Make Model MOST-RESEARCHED SPORT BIKES 1 2007 Suzuki GSX-R600 up 1% $2,995 $4,360 2 2006 Suzuki GSX-R600 up 5% $2,630 $3,840 3 2007 Yamaha YZF-R6 down 19% $3,015 $4,390 4 2007 Honda CBR600RR down 1% $3,220 $4,685 5 2008 Honda CBR600RR down 4% $3,585 $5,215 6 2006 Honda CBR600RR down 13% $3,040 $4,425 7 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6 down 5% $3,360 $4,885 8 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250R down 4% $2,245 $3,300 9 2009 Yamaha YZF-R6 up 7% $3,700 $5,380 10 2008 Suzuki GSX-R600 down 12% $3,290 $4,785 Change from Q3 2016 KBB Suggested Retail Value KBB Trade-In Value Year Make Model MOST-RESEARCHED ON-/OFF-ROAD MOTORCYCLES 1 2014 Honda CRF250L up 11% $2,510 $3,675 2 2008 Kawasaki KLR650 down 1% $2,220 $3,260 3 2009 Kawasaki KLR650 down 17% $2,355 $3,455 4 2009 Kawasaki KLX250S up 4% $1,925 $2,850 5 2015 Honda CRF250L up 48% $2,630 $3,840 6 2013 Honda CRF250L up 4% $2,390 $3,505 7 2007 Kawasaki KLR650 down 4% $2,090 $3,080 8 2015 Kawasaki KLR650 up 33% $3,315 $4,820 9 2011 Kawasaki KLR650 down 1% $2,655 $3,880 10 2007 Suzuki DR-Z400S up 10% $2,275 $3,340 Source: Kelley Blue Book Source: Kelley Blue Book Source: Kelley Blue Book Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. releases addi- tional 2018 motorcycles that will soon be available at U.S. dealerships. These new and returning models include the 2018 GSX- R750, GSX-R600, Hayabusa (GSX1300RA), Burgman 400, Burgman 200, Burgman 650 Executive, Boulevard S40, Boulevard C50, Boulevard C50T, Boulevard C90 B.O.S.S., Boulevard M50, Boulevard M90 and Boule- vard M109R B.O.S.S. 2018 SPORT BIKES Three decades ago Suzuki revolutionized sport bikes with the introduction of the GSX-R750. Ever since then, the GSX-R750 has remained true to its original concept and championship- winning heritage. On the road or on the track, the GSX-R750 delivers a combination of high engine performance, crisp handling, compact size and lightweight. The GSX-R600 is a class- leading sport bike worthy of its race-winning GSX-R heritage. 2018 GSX-750 The 2018 GSX-750 will arrive at Suzuki dealerships in November and will be avail- able in new Candy Daring Red/Glass Sparkle Black, Metallic Triton Blue or Metallic Gray/ Glass Sparkle Black color schemes. It has an MSRP of $12,399. 2018 GSX-R600 This GSX-R is the definitive 600cc class sport bike. It is available in new Metallic Mystic Silver/Pearl Glacier White, Metallic Triton Blue or Metallic Oort Gray colors. It will be available in dealerships in November with an MSRP of $11,299. 2018 HAYABUSA (GSX1300RA) The Hayabusa is a large displacement sport bike that effectively mixes big power with good handling and an iconic appearance. Color options include new Pearl Mira Red/ Pearl Glacier White or Glass Sparkle. With an MSRP of $14,699, the Hayabusa will also arrive in November. 2018 BURGMAN 400 The all-new 2018 Burgman 400 features a new engine and chassis wrapped in new bodywork with modern LED lighting front and rear. It is available in new Pearl Glacier White color scheme, has an MSRP of $8,099 and will arrive at dealerships in November. 2018 BURGMAN 200 Designed as an intelligent commuter scooter with a taste of luxury, the 2018 Burgman 200 comes in a new Metallic Matte Platinum Silver color scheme. It will be available in dealerships starting in November with an MSRP of $4,999. 2018 BURGMAN 650 EXECUTIVE The Burgman 650 Executive features a robust twin cylinder engine, which feeds power to an advanced scooter drive train, while providing the rider and passenger with a comfortable ride. It is available in Pearl Glacier White, arrives in dealer- ships in December and has an MSRP of $11,049. 2018 SUZUKI BOULEVARD MODELS Starting with the iconic Boulevard S40 that is easily the best looking, big-bore thumper to hit the asphalt and up to the Boulevard C90T that's factory fitted with leather-look bags and classic windshield that begs the rider to grab the buckhorn handlebars to point the front wheel at the horizon. 2018 BOULEVARD S40 Classic, belt-driven single, the Boulevard S40 has an ultra-low seat height and is avail- able in a new Metallic Mystic Silver or Pearl Splendor Violet color schemes. It will arrive at dealerships in December and has an MSRP of $5,749. 2018 BOULEVARD C50 This classic American-looking cruiser fea- tures valence-style fenders and comes in new Metallic Oort Gray or Glass Sparkle Black color schemes. It has an MSRP of $8,249 and arrives at dealerships beginning in January. Suzuki expands 2018 motorcycle, scooter lineup The 2018 Hayabusa Suzuki has an MSRP of $14,699 and arrives at dealerships beginning in November. See Suzuki, Page 35

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