BMW S1000RR is IBOTY 2010-11

BMW S1000RR is IBOTY 2010-11

13th Jan 2011 8:00 am

BMW Motorrad’s S1000RR has won The International Bike of The Year award 2010-2011

BMW Motorrad’s S1000RR has won The International Bike of The Year award 2010-2011, in its 26th year. Jury members representing 14 magazines, including Autocar India, came together across the globe to determine the best of all motorcycles launched through the year.

This IBOTY crown is the icing on the cake for BMW, after a jubilant debut year in the competitive sportsbike segment, and is BMW’s third International Bike Of The Year victory. BMW last won IBOTY in 2004 with the R1200GS.

The versatile and path-breaking Ducati Multistrada 1200 S has come in a deserving second this year, with the Honda VFR 1200F DCT and Yamaha Super Ténéré tied in third place.

The latest IBOTY winner was described by jury members as: “The BMW S1000RR combines cutting edge technology, performance and ease of use. At the same time it is a bike that works exceptionally well on both road and track. Furthermore the BMW S1000RR represents a breakthrough for the integration of electronics to create a safer and more engaging ride.”
International Bike of the Year 2010-2011 toppers
1. BMW S1000RR- 57 pts
2. Ducati Multistrada 1200 S- 33 pts
3. Honda VFR 1200F DCT/ Yamaha XTZ1200 Super Ténéré- 9 pts
4. Aprilia RSV4 APRC- 8 pts
5. Kawasaki Z1000/ MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR- 4 pts
6. Kawasaki 1400GTR- 2 pts
International Bike of the Year 2010-2011 jury panel
Australian Motorcycle News (Australia)- Matthew Shields & Dean Mellor, MotorWereld (Belgium)- Thierry Sarasyn, PS Magazin (Germany)- Uwe Stein, Moto Magazine (Greece)- Lazaros Mavrakis, Moto Motorcycle Magazine (Israel)- Nir Louk, Superwheels (Italy)- Aldo Ballerini, Auto By (Japan)- Keiichiro Miyazaki, KicXstart (Netherlands)- Ben Kennepohl, Bike (Scandinavia)- Magnus Johansson, MotoSI (Slovenia)- Mitja Gustincic, La Moto (Spain)- Luis Lopez, Bike (UK)- Tony Hoare, Cycle World (USA)- Mark Hoyer and Autocar India (India)- Rishad Cooper.
About International Bike Of The Year
Since inception in 1985, each year the International Bike of the Year (IBOTY) has chosen a single best new motorcycle on earth. The jury panel for the International Bike of the year is made up of 14 select members, representing leading automotive magazines from around the globe. The voting is straightforward: Editors rank their three favourite motorcycles within a fixed point format. The bike with the most points in the end wins.
IBOTY roll of honour
’10 – ’11 BMW S1000RR
’09 – ’10 Aprilia RSV4 Factory
’08 – ’09 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade
’07 – ’08 Ducati 1098
’06 – ’07 Triumph Daytona 675
’05 – ’06 Suzuki GSX-R1000
’04 – ’05 BMW R1200GS
‘03 – ‘04 Suzuki GSX-R1000
’02 – ’03 Yamaha R1
’01 – ’02 Suzuki GSX-R1000
’00 – ’01 Suzuki GSX-R 750
’99 – ’00 Suzuki GSX-R 1300 Hayabusa
’98 – ’99 Yamaha R1
’97 – ’98 Suzuki TL1000S
’96 – ’97 Suzuki GSX-R750
’95 – ’96 Kawasaki ZX-6R
’94 – ’95 Ducati 916
’93 – ’94 BMW R1100RS
’91 – ’92 Honda CBR600F
’90 – ’91 Kawasaki ZZ-R 1100
’89 – ’90 Yamaha FZR1000 Exup
’88 – ’89 Honda RC 30
’87 – ’88 Yamaha FZR1000 Genesis
’86 – ’87 Honda VFR750F
’85 – ’86 Yamaha FZ 750
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