More readers' 2013 Boty picks
HOT PICK: The KTM 1190 is one of the 15 finalists in the 2013 South African Bike of the Year competition and a favourite with Wheels24 readers to win the title. Image: DAVE FALL
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Everybody's heard of the SA Car of the Year competition; not so many about the the annual Bike of the Year, but it's just as intense and a lot more fun for participants, writes DAVE FALL.
The Pirelli South African Bike of the Year Competition is an initiative by one of South Africa’s dedicated motorcycling portals, TheBikeShow.co.za (which also has a slot on Ignition TV).
The winner will be announced later in July, so check back with Wheels24 to find out which bike will claim the 2013 crown.
Wheels24 readers shared their thoughts on which bike would claim the SA BotY title:
Dennis van Aswegen said:" KTM 1190 Adventure - Best all rounder for tar and gravel, with an amazing 111kW motor and electronic suspension to match. It's able to keep up with superbikes on a breakfast run.
Tim Young: "My pick would be the KTM 1190"
Fred de Hoog lists his top three:
1 Honda NC700X auto – best bike overall due to excellent consumption, ride height, seating/position, weight, build quality and price.
2 BMW R1200GS – still the best 2x2xfar
3 Triumph Trophy – sumptuous!
Reader Anton de Bruyn's top bike picks:
1 Honda NC700X auto - scores top marks for price, quality and 'one-bike-for-all-uses'
2 Triumph Trophy - for its motor’s character, build quality and its town-and country ability
3 Yamaha FJR - It has speed, comfort, safety, quality and durability
Maruis Vosloo said: "My vote naturally goes to the Suzuki Inazuma"
Fhumudzani says the BMW GS will be crowned.
Here’s the list of the 15 entrants: All bikes can be viewed in our image gallery
Triumph Daytona 675
MV Agusta Brutale 800
Moto Guzzi California
Yamaha 600 Diversion
Suzuki Inazuma 250
Honda NC700X auto
Which bike should claim the 2013 SA Bike of the Year crown? Email us and we'll publish your thoughts on Wheels24.