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Pirelli Bike of the Year And the winner is:
« on: August 20, 2015, 11:04:05 am »
The Kawasaki H2

Out of the 13 journalists that voted, it was voted first five times, second twice and third once. Each journalist was asked to vote for six of their best, and only one of the 13 didn't vote it in the top six.
 

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Re: Pirelli Bike of the Year And the winner is:
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2015, 11:08:55 am »
Deserved winner  :thumleft:
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Re: Pirelli Bike of the Year And the winner is:
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2015, 11:11:27 am »
In second place was the Triumph Tiger 800XCx

Interestingly, it received the most number one votes among journalists, with six putting it as their number one. Where it lost out to the H2 was on other votes, for example four journalists didn't include it in their top six. Still, second by such a close margin speak volumes for the little Briton.

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Re: Pirelli Bike of the Year And the winner is:
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2015, 11:12:25 am »
Looks like a big fat beast.
 

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Re: Pirelli Bike of the Year And the winner is:
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2015, 11:14:19 am »
Was the Kawa too quick for an action photie?
 

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Re: Pirelli Bike of the Year And the winner is:
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2015, 11:14:49 am »
Looks like a big fat beast.

Which i would ride anyday  :deal:
 

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Re: Pirelli Bike of the Year And the winner is:
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2015, 11:15:59 am »
In third was the Yamaha R1 receiving consistently high marks, yet only one number one vote

Pic, again, by Meghan McCabe

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Re: Pirelli Bike of the Year And the winner is:
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2015, 11:19:08 am »
Fourth was the Aprilia RSV4, which took the fancy of a huge number of people, including the local experts who were there to assist with onboard tracking. They loved it's sweet handling, even if the motor seems to not quite deliver on its 201hp promise.

Pic by, again again, Meghan McCabe

The rider is Wayne Doran from Pirelli
 

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Re: Pirelli Bike of the Year And the winner is:
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2015, 11:22:39 am »
In fifth place is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure

The motor on this bike is absolutely potent, and you can easily ride around the 22's bends in fifth gear, letting the torque of the motor shove you between corners.

I fear it was a bit too heavy for many journalist's likings, hence fifth.

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Re: Pirelli Bike of the Year And the winner is:
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2015, 11:25:51 am »
Awesome pics Meghan McCabe, now where's one of the H2?
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Re: Pirelli Bike of the Year And the winner is:
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2015, 11:27:08 am »
Sixth is the Yamaha Tracer. Nobody could criticise this bike for anything. It does everything it says on the box for a decent price. Where it lost out was in the weighted "Wow Factor" category. Still, well done.

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Re: Pirelli Bike of the Year And the winner is:
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2015, 11:30:31 am »
Was the Kawa too quick for an action photie?

Yes. It kept growling at us, so we kept a wide berth. We made up for it by riding this:
 

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Re: Pirelli Bike of the Year And the winner is:
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2015, 11:47:23 am »
In third was the Yamaha R1 receiving consistently high marks, yet only one number one vote

Pic, again, by Meghan McCabe

That's Mat Durrans being a pikey and riding in jeans.

R1 was the overall winner in the USA MOTY.  I like this one.  If I was there I'd have voted it above the H2.
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Re: Pirelli Bike of the Year And the winner is:
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2015, 11:54:53 am »
2-stroke:thks for the pics and info

 

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Re: Pirelli Bike of the Year And the winner is:
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2015, 12:08:05 pm »
2-stroke:thks for the pics and info



Yeah cheers for this, interesting to hear a little more than just the results.

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Re: Pirelli Bike of the Year And the winner is:
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2015, 12:15:02 pm »
Awesome pics Meghan McCabe, now where's one of the H2?

Oh yeah, she did grab this one sparky sparky

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Re: Pirelli Bike of the Year And the winner is:
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2015, 02:41:40 pm »
It was always going to win, so no surprises here......... :biggrin: Unbelievable piece of kit which was way overdue from the Japs anyway........

Awesome machine and I love the stealth look.. :thumleft:
Long live the Underdog.........
 

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Re: Pirelli Bike of the Year And the winner is:
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2015, 04:22:15 pm »
It is a little bit worrying for me that someone with a learners licence and 18 years old can walk into a dealer and buy this!
 

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Re: Pirelli Bike of the Year And the winner is:
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2015, 04:34:23 pm »
It is a little bit worrying for me that someone with a learners licence and 18 years old can walk into a dealer and buy this!
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Re: Pirelli Bike of the Year And the winner is:
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2015, 04:37:19 pm »
It is a little bit worrying for me that someone with a learners licence and 18 years old can walk into a dealer and buy this!
Ja maar dan mag hy net sit en ry :deal: :peepwall: ;)

Vanselfsprekend, dit is net die uiters ervare harde baard ryers wat mag opstaan :imaposer: