Although the editorial staff at paultan.org have our favourites amongst the cars and motorcycles we review throughout the year, you, dear readers, have your own particular choice on which reviews garner the most interest. In the case of motorcycle reviews, there was an eclectic mix of machines that drew the most readership.

Right at the top, the 2017 Modenas Pulsar RS200 drew the most views, indicating there is a strong market interest in the resurgence of Malaysia’s motorcycle manufacturer. This re-badging tie-up with Indian manufacturer Bajaj Auto, which also has the naked sports RS200 and V15 cruiser, is Modenas’ comeback to the local motorcycle market.

Smaller motorcycles and scooter gained the most interest from paultan.org readers, as seen from the next three choices on the list. Coming in second as a favourite review with readers was the 2017 BMW Motorrad G 310 R, followed by the 2017 Yamaha NVX 155 and its sibling, the NMax.

BMW Motorrad makes a second appearance in the readers’ most-read review list with the G 310 GS, the adventure version of the naked sports G 310 R. This is perhaps an indication there is strong interest in BMW’s baby motorrads, as the pair is below the RM30k price point.

Ducati also makes a double appearance, with the XDiavel S power cruiser and the SuperSport S sports-tourer, as do Kawasaki, featuring reviews on the 2017 Kawasaki Z900 naked sports and Versys X-250. Thus, presented in order from least to most, here are the top 10 most read motorcycle reviews on paultan.org in 2017.

10. 2017 Ducati SuperSport S – RM80,899

When Ducati announced the SuperSport, some Ducatisti were quite excited, because, what’s not to like about a sports-tourer with the legendary handling of this Italian make. We took it on review, and yes, the hype was justified.

9. 2017 Kawasaki Versys-X 250 – RM23,789,

This baby adventure bike from Kawasaki is a new direction for the firm, locally. With the bigger siblings in the stable, the Versys 1000 and 650, being popular with riders wanting a versatile daily rider, the Versys X-250 wants to repeat that success in the quarter-litre market.

8. 2018 BMW Motorrad G 310 GS – RM29,900

BMW Motorrad’s baby GS drew a lot of attention from readers. Many complimented its looks and we liked its easy handling.

7. 2017 Honda CB500X – RM35,391

Honda’s entry into the middle end of the adventure bike market took the shape of the CB500X. Not exactly the most powerful of two-cylinder machines, the plush handling and easy riding characteristics of this bike were easy to like.

6. 2017 Kawasaki Z900 ABS SE – RM50,959

As the replacement for Kawasaki’s popular Z800 four-cylinder naked sports bike, the Z900 brought ABS into mix, in a lighter, smaller, better handling package. Readers liked the Z900’s price of around RM51,000, the increased power and reduced weight.

5. 2017 Ducati XDiavel S – RM160,899

Another appearance from premier Italian brand Ducati, this time with the XDiavel S power cruiser. Bold design, awesome power – 163 hp – and oozing attitude, readers liked this bike for not being the typical American iron.

4. 2016 Yamaha NMax – RM8,812

One we did from the previous year, the first of Yamaha’s Blue Core design philosophy scooters, the NMax came right up against the Honda PCX in the urban scooter stakes, and it certainly looked the part. Sleek and futuristic in design, the riding public gave this a thumbs up well into 2017.

3. 2016 Yamaha NVX 155 – RM10,500

Taking the engine from the NMax, the NVX 155 wears sporty clothing and added ABS into the mix. Coming with keyless start and remote locking seat and fuel cover, the NVX gave riders all modern conveniences in a sporty handling package.

2. 2017 BMW Motorrad G 310 R – RM26,900

No surprises here, as Malaysian riders wanted to know what the naked sports BMW Motorrad G 310 R was like. We subjected the G 310 R to a non-stop four-hour endurance ride, stopping only for fuel and cigarettes, and the baby Beemer passed in the comfort and handling stakes.

1. 2017 Modenas Pulsar RS200 – RM11,342

That the 2017 Modenas Pulsar RS200 came out on top as a readers’ review favourite comes as no surprise. Malaysian riders were waiting for Modenas’ re-entry into the local market, and the RS200, along with the NS200 and V15 cruiser, were it.