Ladies and Gentlemen, it is with great pleasure that we bring to you our REDLINE's Bike Of The Year (BOTY).

2006 will be our inaugural year, with the annual award winner being announced every year in December.

We, together with our Redline Jury members, will nominate the motorcycles we have tested in that year

and TOGETHER with YOUR VOTE we will choose a WINNER.

YOU, our valued reader, were able to vote on which motorcycle YOU wanted as the BIKE OF THE YEAR.


The nominations for 2006 were (in alphabetical order):

BMW K1200S



BMW R1200S

Buell Lightning1200 S-Long (long-wheelbase)

Buell Ulysses XB12X

Ducati Monster S2R 1000

Ducati Sport 1000

Ducati ST3

Harley-Davidson Night Rod VRSCDX

Harley-Davidson Softail Heritage Classic FLSTC

Harley-Davidson Softail Custom FXSTC

Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy FLSTF

Honda ST1300 Pan European

Kawasaki ER650 Versys

Kawasaki ZX-14

MZ 1000 S

Suzuki Bandit GSXF 1200S

Suzuki Boulevard M109R

Suzuki GSR600

Yamaha Drag Star 1100 Classic

Yamaha FJR1300 A


the eight finalists were (in alphabetical order):


Buell Lightning1200 S-Long

Ducati Monster S2R 1000

Harley-Davidson Night Rod

Honda ST1300 Pan European

Kawasaki ZX-14

Suzuki Bandit GSXF 1200S

Yamaha FJR1300A


and the 2006 WINNER was...


Peter Corkin from Yamaha SA at the award ceremony, with Kenn Slater

The Redline 'Bike Of The Year' floating trophy.


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Revised: 10/10/06