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2015 SA Bike of the Year: Readers' choice

2015-08-20 11:01

READERS' BIKE OF THE YEAR: Wheels24 readers chose the BMW S1000RR as their top two-wheeled machine in our homepage poll..Image: Wheels24 / Dries van der Walt

JOHANNESBURG - The 2015 Pirelli SA Bike of the Year Award was announced by the Association of Professional Motorcycle Journalists (APMJ) on Wednesday (August 19).

Kawasaki's mighty H2 is the 2015 winner with the Triumph Tiger 800 XCx in second and Yamaha's R1 finishing third.


Motorcycle manufacturers and importers were asked to nominated "new-for-2015" models, from which 16 finalists were chosen by the panel of judges.

Click here for Wheels24 bike correspondent DRIES VAN DER WALT's full report.


Wheels24 ran its own readers' poll which garnered 2425 votes. The BMW S1000RR was the overall winner with 839 votes.

In second place was the official SA Bike of the Year winner, the Kawasaki Ninja H2, with 481 votes, followed by KTM 1290 Super Adventure (333) and Yamaha R1 (276) in third and fourth respectively.

Here's how Wheels24 readers voted:

1 BMW S1000RR - 839 votes
2 Kawasaki Ninja H2 - 481 votes
3 KTM 1290 Super Adventure - 333 votes
4 Yamaha R1- 276  votes
5 Triumph Tiger 800 XCx - 272 votes
6 BMW RnineT - 211 votes
7 Ducati 1299 Panigale - 203 votes
8 Suzuki GSX-S 1000F - 179 votes
9 Ducati Scrambler - 155 votes
10 Ducati Multistrada - 119  votes
11 Harley Davidson Street 750 - 148 votes
12 Indian Scout - 106 votes
13 Yamaha Tracer - 100 votes
14 Zero - 72 votes
15 Aprilia RSV 1000 - 58 votes
16 Aprilia Caponord Rally - 29 votes


Our 2015 Bike of the Year competition garnered 1169 entries. And the winners are...

Theresa Gillinge, Groenkloof
Greg Needle, Durban
Willie Van zyl, Pretoria

Each receives a R500 online shopping voucher!

Do you agree/disagree with the Kawasaki H2 winning the 2014 SA Bike of the Year? Email us and we'll publish your thoughts on Wheels24!

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