The International bike of the year

The BMW S 1000 RR has just been awarded the International Bike of the Year award for 2010. This is the 26th time the International Bike of the Year award has been handed out, and the third time that a BMW Mottorad bike has taken the honors.

The IBOTY Award has been around since 1985, and is voted on by motorcycle journalists from around the world. This year’s panel consisted of 14 judges from the following prestigious motorcycle magazines: Australian Motorcycle News, MotorWerled (Belgium), PS Magazin (Germany), Moto Magazine (Greece), Moto Motor Magazine (Israel), Autocar India, Superwheels (Italy), Auto Door (Japan), KicXstart (The Netherlands), Bike (Scandinavia), MotoSI (Slovenia), La Moto (Spain), Bike (UK), and Cycle World (USA).

About International Bike Of The Year
Since inception in 1985, each year the International Bike of the Year (IBOTY) has chosen a single best new motorcycle on earth. The jury panel for the International Bike of the year is made up of 14 select members, representing leading automotive magazines from around the globe. The voting is straightforward: Editors rank their three favourite motorcycles within a fixed point format. The bike with the most points in the end wins.
IBOTY roll of honour
’10 – ’11 BMW S1000RR
’09 – ’10 Aprilia RSV4 Factory
’08 – ’09 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade
’07 – ’08 Ducati 1098
’06 – ’07 Triumph Daytona 675
’05 – ’06 Suzuki GSX-R1000
’04 – ’05 BMW R1200GS
‘03 – ‘04 Suzuki GSX-R1000
’02 – ’03 Yamaha R1
’01 – ’02 Suzuki GSX-R1000
’00 – ’01 Suzuki GSX-R 750
’99 – ’00 Suzuki GSX-R 1300 Hayabusa
’98 – ’99 Yamaha R1
’97 – ’98 Suzuki TL1000S
’96 – ’97 Suzuki GSX-R750
’95 – ’96 Kawasaki ZX-6R
’94 – ’95 Ducati 916
’93 – ’94 BMW R1100RS
’91 – ’92 Honda CBR600F
’90 – ’91 Kawasaki ZZ-R 1100
’89 – ’90 Yamaha FZR1000 Exup
’88 – ’89 Honda RC 30
’87 – ’88 Yamaha FZR1000 Genesis
’86 – ’87 Honda VFR750F
’85 – ’86 Yamaha FZ 750
); ga('send', 'pageview');