Monthly, there were more than 35, 000 readers who voted the “Motorcycle of the year 2008” having to choose among 280 models from all twelve categories: Cruiser, Naked, Enduro, Road Enduro, Supermotard, Sport, Sport Touring, Touring, 125cc and three category of scooters.
Like everybody expected, bikes situated in the “sports” category were heavily voted ending up occupying the podium, but this is more than everybody ever dreamed about. For the first time in the history of various voting (...) > Full story
The British-built three-cylinder machine saw off competition from its supersport-class rivals at the Almeria circuit in southern Spain. The Triumph set faster lap times than the four-cylinder machines from the Japanese manufacturers which, combined with the testers’ favourable comments, gave the Daytona 675 a clear advantage.
Supertest is an annual event organised by 15 leading motorcycle magazines in the world with representation from Europe, Asia and the Americas. Each publication (...) > Full story
For the second straight year, the Aprilia RS 125 was awarded the title of Bike of the Year. Among those who voted for the winner of the “125” category were almost 94,000 readers of twelve different European magazines, among them Italy’s In Moto that preferred the RS 125 to the Cagiva Mito and the Yamaha YZF-R 125, awarding it 27.6% of votes.
For the RS 125, it was the umpteenth acknowledgement of an unparalleled career, in which it has cemented its technical and stylistic leadership in the (...) > Full story
At its launch last September, the all new Raider immediately earned high marks from enthusiast magazines conducting road tests and comparisons. Now it has won another important victory by taking the “2008 Metric Cruiser of the Year” award at the 9th Annual V-Twin Expo in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 2-4, beating out a host of competitors in the process. What’s more, this makes it three years straight that a Star Motorcycle model has won an award at the V-Twin Expo as the Roadliner took (...) > Full story
Benny Carlson accepted the Supermoto Unlimited championship at this year’s AMA Pro Racing Awards Banquet, with the same style and grace that he brings to the race track. The now two time Unlimited champion took the Aprilia SXV 550 to the podium 7 times, including 5 first place finishes, to earn the 2007 Championship.
In addition, the Factory Aprilia Rip It Racing Team earned the 2007 Team Championship as team manager/rider Darryl Atkins added 5 podium finishes of his own to the (...) > Full story
Italian legend Giacomo Agostini will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Legend of the Motorcycle Concours.
Agostini, known to millions of fans worldwide as “Ago”, is the world’s greatest motorcycle grand prix racer with 15 Grand Prix World Championship titles. While fellow Italian and World Champion racer Valentino Rossi is close on his heels in terms of career titles, no one has yet to match Ago’s incredible record on the track.
Most closely (...) > Full story
MV Agusta brought the 65th EICMA show to a successful conclusion winning the "Most Beautiful Motorcycle" award with the new Brutale 1078RR.
The award was organised by the magazine "Motociclismo", the best-known Italian specialist magazine in this sector. Voting never wavered throughout the show with more than 25.7% of visitors casting their ballots in favour of MV Agusta’s latest creation from a total of over 26,000 votes. Second with 15.2% was the Ducati Monster 696 (...) > Full story
Receiving the Metric Cruiser of the Year award at the annual V-Twin Expo was a tremendous honor for the Star Roadliner in 2006. Which makes receiving it again in 2007 an even more incredible one. But that’s exactly what happened at the “8th Annual V-Twin Expo by Easy Riders” in Cincinnati, Ohio on Feb. 2-4, when V-Twin Motorcycles magazine presented Star Motorcycles with the 2007 Metric Cruiser of the Year award.
“V-Twin Motorcycles magazine is a premier cruiser publication that is very (...) > Full story
Dennis Schaeffer of Orwigsburg, Pa., earned the honor of 2006 AMA Road Rider of the Year. Schaeffer, AMA Life Member and Harley-Davidson dealer, demonstrated his enthusiasm for motorcycling throughout the year by supporting the sport of motorcycle racing by sponsoring racers, and he also supported charities and volunteered at local clubs in his community. He and his wife, Carol, have been recognized for raising more than $1.5 million for the Muscular Dystrophy Association since 1988. (...) > Full story
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Motorcycle Bloggers International (MBI), announced the winners of the 2007 Riders Choice Awards. The awards, voted by thousands of riders in 88 countries, recognize significant achievements and serious lapses in judgment during 2006 by motorcycle and related product manufacturers, persons and organizations. This years winners are:
MBI Riders Choice - Star Awards
A rider’s dream — To ride the (...) > Full story