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Re: Pirelli SA BotY - and the winner is
« Reply #60 on: August 16, 2016, 06:10:49 pm »
2nds and 3rds count for all championships - been like that forever.

'cept for the gladiators, then 2nd didn't count much .........................
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Re: Pirelli SA BotY - and the winner is
« Reply #61 on: August 16, 2016, 08:13:09 pm »
Donovan do we have any sort of break down on sales figures in this country for the motorcycles sold?? Even if it is just by type,not manufacturer or model, i.e. Plastics,scooters , sports bikes,cruisers and so on.

Personally, no. It used to be Jonway/Big Boy, but i believe Sym is now outselling them, but i don't know if they are top overall.

170k for that what got diamonds in the head light ???

The R nine T is R175,000, so the Thruxton is certainly in the ballpark.

I applaud the BOTY contest, it is way overdue in SA....... but will always cause flak  ;D Good thing is it gets people talking about bikes they otherwise would not look at twice.........

I will have to go ride a Thruxton (R).... the win IS controversial, for me I fail to see anything "new", not sure if Ohlins and Brembo's change this, will have to be enlightened  :biggrin: Also can never understand how coming second or third more often tops outright wins..... but then that is probably the society we live in today..... ???

Please however carry on with BOTY, it is great for biking :thumleft:



I suppose in that case, "new" is a relative term.

The voting works by each judge naming their top six that score according to the old F1 system (10pts for first, 6pts for second, etc), so first places do score higher.
The problem is that there has to be a winner based on a certain value of "liking". The Africa Twin scored more first places than the Thruxton, but then there were judges who clearly didn't like it as much, and so scored it far lower, whereas everyone liked the Thruxton. Even if they didn't think it was the best there, they still liked it, which cannot be said about any other bike that was there, or any other bike in SA BOTY history. I suppose that has to count for something.

Thanks for getting the point of BOTY, which is to get people talking, even if what they are saying is "what a bunch of idiots". Hopefully it will plant seeds for people to start riding or even just ride more. The other good point about it is that it made many media outlets cover motorcycles when they might not have before. In total, through all the various media channels, BOTY garnered 7 million views. That's good for biking, no matter how you look at it.

2nds and 3rds count for all championships - been like that forever.

'cept for the gladiators, then 2nd didn't count much .........................

Good point. I think all the bikes should just fight it out among themselves, and the last one standing gets the prize. If this were the case, my money this year would be on the XDiavel. That thing is badass!
 

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Re: Pirelli SA BotY - and the winner is
« Reply #62 on: August 16, 2016, 08:40:59 pm »
The panel of judges was probably a bunch of old english farts...... :pot:
 

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Re: Pirelli SA BotY - and the winner is
« Reply #63 on: August 16, 2016, 09:01:22 pm »
Just been reading Motorcycle.com blog from USA. They ran their own BOTY, and guess what?  :ricky:

Hmmmm .... the American judges are as useless as the SA ones?   :biggrin:

Just kidding.  I fondled a colleague's Thruxton today and I can see how it would win hearts and minds.  I happen to like the so-called "retro" to some extend, so the Thruxton ticks that box, but the rest of the bikes sort of speaks to me.

The panel of judges was probably a bunch of old english farts...... :pot:

For sure, but how do you explain the Americans who voted the same?   :deal:

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Re: Pirelli SA BotY - and the winner is
« Reply #64 on: August 17, 2016, 08:00:08 am »
 :biggrin: Old English Farts,  Yaaay !! :hello2:
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