Has another year gone by already? Planet Earth just keeps on spinning, and here at the world’s best motorcycle website, which has just turned 21, we keep on ticking in spite of ISIS, Ebola, another Buell setback, the death of Cecil the Lion, the disappearance of an entire airliner, the impossibility of reason and Universal Dysfunction. We keep on keeping on, bringing you word of the latest moto-developments as fast as they happen or as soon as we can find the time, whichever’s easiest.
In a world gone mad, in fact, motorcycles are what keep us sane. The world’s best brains build better ones every year, we ride them like maniacs on road and track, at home and abroad, and pick the winners in a strictly meritocratic way using our patented, somewhat scientific ScoreCard system and months of collective experience to keep it real and free of nearly all bribery and corruption far as you know. Danger and glamour are part of the business, in equal measure. We’re still amazed we get paid to do it, and none of us are qualified to do anything else, so let’s all pitch in and do everything we can to maintain the status quo, shall we? If that means sharing our stories with friends real or Facebook, so be it. Click, Like!, Tweet and Share.
The rules for MO’s Best Of (MOBO) awards are few: Production motorcycles available for sale in the U.S. prior to August 1, 2015 are eligible to win one of our 12 motorcycle categories, including the newly added Lightweight/Entry-level class, plus our prestigious Motorcycle Of the Year award. Starting tomorrow, we’ll reveal our Best New Product of 2015, followed by Best New Technology on Wednesday. Thursday will begin our selection for best motorcycles in each of our categories, culminating on August 18 with our coveted Motorcycle Of the Year selection. Please check back with us daily as we uncover our choices for the best motorcycles on the planet.
They seem to like the Beemers. Best ST, runner up Standard, Best Touring, Best Sportbike. Pretty much every engine configuration gets a win. Surprised the XR didn't get best Hooligan and the GS best Adventure. That would have made it pretty much a clean sweep except for cruisers which they don't make.