The magazine "MOTORRAD" asked its readers about their favorite bikes and 51,333 people responded. There were 204 motorcycle models from all categories to choose from. The results of the reader's choice are hardly surprising. BMW did particularly well in the election.
The individual categories from which readers could choose their favourite bikes are sometimes somewhat strange. Why, for example, do Supermotos belong to the Enduros category and what does a BMW R 1250 GS have to look for in the Enduro category? Why are there no single cateorie adventure bikes or travel enduros? Well, let's not complain, but rejoice that the motorcycle magazine starts such surveys at all.
Results of the readers' choice Motorcycle of the Year 2021
Tourer/Sporttourer 1. BMW R 1250 RS 2. KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 3. BMW R 1250 RT 4. Ducati Supersport/S 5. Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX
Athletes 1. BMW M 1000 RR Ducati Panigale V4 R 3. BMW S 1000 RR 4. Ducati Panigale V4/S/SP 5. Honda CBR 1000 RR-R Fireblade/SP
Chopper/Cruiser 1. Triumph Rocket 3 R/GT 2nd BMW R 18/Classic Ducati Diavel 1260/S 4. Triumph Bonneville Bobber/Black Ducati XDiavel S/Black Star
Enduros/Supermotos 1. BMW R 1250 GS/ Adventure 2. Ducati Multistrada V4/S/S Sport 3. Yamaha Ténéré 700 4. Honda CRF 1100 L Africa Twin/ Adventure Sports 5. Moto Guzzi V85 TT
Crossover 1. BMW S1000 XR Ducati Hypermotard 950/SP 3. Yamaha Tracer 9/GT 4. BMW F 900 XR 5. Triumph Tiger Sport
Naked Bikes 1. KTM 1290 Super Duke R 2. Ducati Streetfighter V4/S 3. BMW R 1250 R April 4ia Tuono V4 1100 RR/Factory 5. BMW S 1000 R
Modern Classics 1. Kawasaki Z 900 RS/Café 2. BMW R nineT / nineT Pure 3. BMW R nineT Scrambler 4. MV Agusta Superveloce 800 5. Royal Enfield Interceptor 650/Continental GT 650
Beginners (A2-Bikes) 1. KTM 390 Duke 2. Honda CB 500 F/CBR 500 R 3. Honda CB 500 X 4. KTM 390 Adventure 5. BMW G 310 R/GS
125s 1st KTM 125 Duke April 2RS 125/Replica 3. Honda Monkey 125 4. Honda CB 125 R 5. Yamaha MT-125
Scooter 1. Vespa GTS Super 300 hpe 2. BMW C 650 Sport/650 GT 3. Yamaha TMax Tech Max 4. Honda Forza 750 5. Vespa Primavera 125
The blue-and-white models from Munich are particularly popular with bikers. With a total of 5 first, 3 second and 4 third places, BMW Motorrad has never achieved its best result since the existence of this reader's choice. The head of BMW Motorrad, Dr. Markus Schramm, comments on the reader's choice as follows:
"Together with all employees of BMW Motorrad, I am very pleased about the successful performance of our models and would like to thank the readers of the magazine MOTORRAD for their great support on behalf of the entire BMW Motorrad team. The result is of course also a great incentive to continue to do everything possible to defend our leading position in the motorcycle market with great products in all segments we serve."