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Results from the MOTORRAD reader's choice 2016

Favourite Machines

Written by Eva Breutel , Date 3:27 PM
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Three countries suffice for choosing the absolute readers’ favourite machines of 2016 as part of the MOTORRAD reader’s choice 2016: five winners come from Germany, two from Austria and two from Italy.

European policy may not be to some voter’s liking currently, but this doesn’t apply to Europe’s motorcycles. The results from our major reader’s choice for the “Motorcycle of the Year 2016” could hardly be clearer: Of the 27 podium positions, European manufacturers claim a whopping 24 for themselves. Only Germany, Italy and Austria made it to the top of the podium, and there was only one change here compared to last year: Among the crossover models, Ducati’s Multistrada is displaced by the BMW S 1000 XR, which means that the Munich-based company pulls in five wins this time.

The clearest victory with over 30 per cent of the votes was the BMW R nineT/Scrambler. This means that it even beats the sacred cow, the R 1200 GS, which in turn defended its eternal top position among the enduros well with a good 23 per cent. The new Honda Africa Twin is second here, in third place is also a newcomer in the Ducati Multistrada Enduro. KTM lost out, since the adventure models from Austria, which took second and third place last year, fell under the ‘also-ran’ category.

Naked Bikes, 125-series, Cruisers, Scooters

In return KTM trumped among the naked bikes and again took first place with the Super Duke R. An important victory in a competitive group, which is of particular interest to the majority of the over 52,000 voters (new record by the way!) by their own account. KTM is also subscribed to first place among the 125-series – no one builds such smart motorcycles for 16-year olds, not even the Italians. They bask in the chopper and cruiser brilliance, because Ducati treats itself to a double victory with its exclusive models XDiavel and Diavel.

The scooter champion also comes from Italy: The Vespa very obviously wins here, after all it symbolises the Italian way of life and has for over 70 years. There is nothing like the tried and true with a certain amount of exclusivity – this is true with motorcycles as well as in real life.

Motorcycle of the Year 2016: Modern Classics

BMW R nineT/Scrambler

BMW R nineT/Scrambler

  1. BMW R nineT/Scrambler
  2. Ducati Scrambler Icon/Classic
  3. Triumph Thruxton

 


 

Motorcycle of the Year 2016: 125-series

KTM 125 Duke

KTM 125 Duke

  1. KTM 125 Duke
  2. Aprilia RS4 125 SBK Replica
  3. KTM RC 125

 


 

Motorcycle of the Year 2016: Tourers / Sports Tourers

BMW R 1200 RS

BMW R 1200 RS

  1. BMW R 1200 RS
  2. KTM 1290 Super Duke GT
  3. BMW R 1200 RT

 


 

Motorcycle of the Year 2016: Choppers / Cruisers

Ducati XDiavel

Ducati XDiavel

  1. Ducati XDiavel
  2. Ducati Diavel/Carbon
  3. Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Special

 


 

Motorcycle of the Year 2016: Scooters

Vespa GTS Super 300 IE

Vespa GTS Super 300 IE

  1. Vespa GTS Super 300 IE
  2. BMW C 600 Sport/650 GT
  3. Vespa Primavera 125 3V i. e. ABS

 


 

Motorcycle of the Year 2016: Enduros

BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

  1. BMW R 1200 GS/Adventure
  2. Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin
  3. Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro

 


 

Motorcycle of the Year 2016: Naked Bikes

KTM 1290 Super Duke R

KTM 1290 Super Duke R

  1. KTM 1290 Super Duke R
  2. BMW R 1200 R
  3. BMW S 1000 R

 


 

Motorcycle of the Year 2016: Crossover

BMW S 1000 XR

BMW S 1000 XR

  1. BMW S 1000 XR
  2. Yamaha MT-09 Tracer
  3. Ducati Multistrada 1200/S

 


 

Motorcycle of the Year 2016: Sportbikes

BMW S 1000 RR

BMW S 1000 RR

  1. BMW S 1000 RR
  2. Ducati 1299 Panigale/S
  3. Aprilia RSV 4 RR/RF

 


 

See this PDF-file for more details to the reader’s survey and for all the results in the different categories

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