The 17000 batch was constructed in the same year as the 16000 batch, spring 1974. It consisted of approximately 120 bikes and it was specially constructed for the US and Canadian market, although some machines remained in Europe.
Specs were identical as 16000 batch except: handle bars lent from the 1000cc triple model, Nippon Denso clocks, mirror and different type CEV tail light.
Sales in US were not a big success so many bikes remained in the shops until 1977.
This is SFC no.17103. It's virtually standard.
This is no. 17157. The machine is well used and unrestored