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- Results of the MOTORRAD readers’ poll 2019 Motorcycle of the year 2019
- Tourer / sports tourer
- Enduros / supermotos
- Chopper / cruiser
- Naked bikes
- Modern classics
Category Tourer / Sport Tourer, 3rd place: BMW R 1250 RT.
Category Tourer / Sport Tourer, 2nd place: BMW R 1250 RS.
Category Tourer / Sport Tourer, 1st place: KTM 1290 Super Duke GT.
Category athletes, 3rd place: Ducati Panigale V4 / S / Corse.
Category athletes, 2nd place: Ducati Panigale V4 R.
Athlete category, 1st place: BMW S 1000 RR.
Category Chopper / Cruiser, 3rd place: Ducati Diavel / S.
Category Chopper / Cruiser, 2nd place: Ducati XDiavel / S.
Chopper / Cruiser category, 1st place: Triumph Bonneville Bobber / Black.
Enduro / Supermoto category, 3rd place: Moto Guzzi V 85 TT.
Category Enduros / Supermotos, 2nd place: Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin / Adventure Sports.
Category Enduros / Supermotos, 1st place: BMW R 1250 GS / Adventure.
Crossover category, 3rd place: Ducati Hypermotard 950 / SP.
Crossover category, 2nd place: Ducati Multistrada 1260 / S / Pikes Peak.
Crossover category, 1st place: BMW S 1000 XR.
Category naked bikes, 3rd place: Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR / Factory.
Category naked bikes, 2nd place: Indian FTR 1200 / S.
Category naked bikes, 1st place: KTM 1290 Super Duke R.
Category Modern Classics, 3rd place: Triumph Thruxton 1200 / R.
Modern Classics category, 2nd place: BMW R nineT.
Category Modern Classics, 1st place: Kawasaki Z 900 RS / Cafe.
Entry-level category, 2nd place: Honda CB 500 F / CBR 500 R.
Entry-level category, 2nd place: BMW G 310 R / GS.
Entry-level category, 1st place: KTM 390 Duke.
Category 125, 3rd place: Honda Monkey 125.
Category 125, 2nd place: Aprilia RS 125 Replica.
Category 125, 1st place: KTM 125 Duke.
Scooter category, 3rd place: Yamaha TMAX DX.
Scooter category, 3rd place: BMW C 650 Sport / 650 GT.
Scooter category, 2nd place: BMW C-Evolution.
Scooter category, 1st place: Vespa GTS Super 300.
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Results of the MOTORRAD readers’ poll 2019
Results of the MOTORRAD readers’ poll 2019
Motorcycle of the year 2019
47,407 readers voted for the 21st time on the motorcycles of the year and selected the best of their genre in a total of ten categories – in 2019 for the first time the attractive and important class of entry-level bikes: 48 hp, easy-going, geared towards great freedom to discover on two wheels.
MOTORRAD readers were able to choose their favorite bikes in a total of ten categories. Which models will win in the tourer / sports tourer, athlete, enduro / supermoto, chopper / cruiser, naked bike, crossover, modern classics, entry-level, 125cc and scooter categories?
Tourer / sports tourer
Changing of the guard in the large class of tourers and sports tourers. With a clear peak, the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT, which has been renewed for this season, moves up to first place – but its predecessor also landed in a strong second place last year.
Victory in the Tourer / Sport Tourer category goes to the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT.
BMW’s strong sports tourer, the R 1250 RS, with a strengthened Shiftcam boxer, actually has to admit defeat, but in percentage terms it reaches almost the same value as in 2018. With a slight increase, the big RT of the Munich-based company ends the race, the gap remains ahead clear.
1st place: KTM 1290 Super Duke GT
Place 2: BMW R 1250 RS
Place 3: BMW R 1250 RT
The battle for prestige remains every year: Bologna or Bavaria? With the athletes, where every gram and every horsepower is haggled to be the first to cross the finish line!
The BMW S 1000 RR secured victory in the athlete category.
The new BMW S 1000 RR and the bewitchingly beautiful Ducati Panigale V4 R – homologation model for the Superbike World Championship – presented themselves to the public for the first time at the major autumn trade fairs. With a clear result: last year’s winner Ducati V4 S was beaten in third place, Bavaria’s double R was significantly ahead of the thoroughbred racer V4 R..
1st place: BMW S 1000 RR
Place 2: Ducati Panigale V4 R
Place 3: Ducati Panigale V4 S Corse
Enduros / supermotos
Clear movement in what is still the most attractive motorcycle class: Enduros and supermotos are in demand, the manufacturers have reacted accordingly and are presenting many interesting new releases and revisions for 2019.
The BMW R 1250 GS secured victory in the Enduros / Supermotos.
With clearly visible success also in the 2019 readers’ poll. The big GS is optically unchanged, but with the strongly made Shiftcam boxer again past last year’s winner, Honda’s Africa Twin. Hats off to third place: Guzzi’s retro enduro, which is also densely surrounded at trade fairs, climbs up to third place.
1st place: BMW R 1250 GS / Adventure
Place 2: Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin / Adventure Sports
Place 3: Moto Guzzi V 85 TT Enduro
Chopper / cruiser
For years the Americans have had problems asserting themselves further ahead: although one might think that the chopper / cruiser category should be the domain for the Milwaukee Steel from Harley-Davidson – home game, so to speak.
Winner in the Chopper / Cruiser category: Triumph Bonneville Bobber / Black.
Also Indian as a reborn cult brand among the Long, Flat & You could guess low bikes further up the front: The Indian Scout only made it to seventh place. Little is happening at the top. Triumph’s fat 1200 Bonneville twin stays at one, Ducati’s Diavel models swap places compared to 2018.
1st place: Triumph Bonneville Bobber / Black
Place 2: Ducati XDiavel / S
Place 3: Ducati Diavel / S
Didn’t we just have the US Indians with the choppers & Cruisers missed: Voilà, here they are. With a model that has caused a sensation in recent months.
The KTM 1290 Super Duke R takes victory in the naked bikes category.
A radically pointed flat tracker, no comparison to the luscious sisters. From zero to second place: The Indian FTR 1200 / S is shaking up the field of naked bikes. After all, KTM’s mighty Duke holds first place, but nobody can rest on their laurels with these tight percentages!
1st place: KTM 1290 Super Duke R.
Place 2: Indian FTR 1200 / S
Place 3: Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR / Factory
Little movement in the long-legged sports all-rounder category. Which has above all to do with the fact that dealers will continue to have a lot of tried and tested products at the start this season.
Winner of the crossover bikes: BMW S 1000 XR.
BMW’s high-rise S 1000 in XR design asserts itself confidently in first place, which is clearly the gap to Ducati’s Sport-Enduro Multistrada 1260, which also has a 17-inch chassis. The re-sharpened Ducati Hypermotard 950 fun bike can be placed in front of the practical all-purpose weapon Tracer 900 from Yamaha and the small 950 Multistrada.
1st place: BMW S 1000 XR
Place 2: Ducati Multistrada 1260 / S / Pikes Peak
Place 3: Ducati Hypermotard 950 / SP
Welcome to the class of endurance runners. Motorcycles that are perfectly tailored to the “glory days”. By no means old ovens, technically state-of-the-art, but also timelessly beautiful.
First place in the Modern Classics category went to the Kawasaki Z 900 RS.
Not only the renewed victory of Kawasakis in the style of the old Z1 built Z 900 RS is remarkable – even with a percentage increase! She is also the only one who manages to wave the flag of Japan at the top of the podium in this readers’ poll. Overall, the results of the voting indicate stability and continuity.
1st place: Kawasaki Z 900 RS / Cafe
Place 2: BMW R nineT
Place 3: Triumph Thruxton 1200 / R
They are the gateway drugs for our scene. Small, problem-free bikes that are addictive, but have really positive side effects – just let feelings of happiness and endorphins flow.
Winner of the entry-level bikes: KTM 390 Duke.
Most likely KTM’s snappy young duke. The single-cylinder bike 390 Duke lands in first place with a clear lead. Well behind, second place is shared by BMWs “World Motorcycles”, the G 310 “made in India” in R and GS versions, and the well-established all-rounders Honda CB 500 F and CBR 500 R.
1st place: KTM 390 Duke
Place 2: BMW G 310 R / GS and Honda CB 500 F / CBR 500 R
Place 3: –
If there is a surprise in the youngster category, then we will find it in third place in the MOTORRAD readers’ choice 2019. The retromania has now also arrived with the 125s?
1st place in the 125cc class: KTM 125 Duke.
Probably not, but who doesn’t love the cute Honda Monkey, which of course has a high cult factor. All around, of course, there is plenty of spicy goods for the youngsters, above all the “Orangschen” with the 125 Duke, followed by the classy Aprilia RS 125 replica from Bella Italia.
1st place: KTM 125 Duke
Place 2: Aprilia RS 125 Replica
Place 3: Honda Monkey 125
Handkerchiefs are called Tempo, and scooters? Vespa, of course! Our readers’ choice also makes this clear year after year. There is always an Italian at the top of the podium, no matter how technical, innovative or sporty other scooters storm onto the street.
In the scooter category, the Vespa GTS Super 300 wins.
But Vespa holds up well and is certainly not resting on its name: For 2019, the flagship GTS was given the new 300 high-performance drive, plus high-tech features such as the smartphone-compatible TFT display.
1st place: Vespa GTS Super 300
Place 2: BMW C evolution
Place 3: BMW C 650 Sport / 650 GT and Yamaha TMAX DX
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