Motorrad Readers Alternative 2022 Outcomes |

We thought the number of participants from last year could not be exceeded. But far from it! With 52,333 readers voting for the 2022 motorcycle, we were above par for the year before. At that time, 51,333 readers had already cast their votes. This year, there were 228 motorcycles in ten classes to choose from – more than ever. That was an encouraging sign after last year’s downturn and confirmed the prediction made here a year ago that manufacturers were catching up on the backlog caused by the pandemic. The “Best Brands”, that is, the most popular brands of accessories and clothing, were also selected. The results are shown in the video.

Tourer / Sport Tourer

With 24.1 percent of the votes, the BMW R 1250 RS won its class better than the previous year. And that’s against tough competition like the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT and the Ducati Supersport 950/S.

  1. BMW R 1250 RS
  2. KTM 1290 Super Duke GT
  3. Ducati SuperSport 950/S
  4. BMW R1250RT
  5. Suzuki GSX-S 1000 GT


The air has become thinner for the M 1000 RR, but it is still sufficient. Ducati occupies two places on the podium at the same time. And the fact that the Triumph Speed ​​Triple RR ranked fourth is just as surprising as the fact that Honda didn’t even make the top five with the new Fireblade.

  1. BMW M1000RR
  2. Ducati Panigale V4 / S / SP
  3. Ducati Super Leggera V4.0
  4. Triumph Speed ​​Triple 1200RR
  5. BMW S1000RR

Enduro / Supermoto

Even if the competition is doing its best to finally extract water from the GS: When it comes to picking a motorcycle of the year, it’s a bank. Tracking the Ducati Multistrada V4/S and Yamaha Ténéré 700 at a distance.

  1. BMW R 1250 GS / Adventure
  2. Ducati Multistrada V4 / S
  3. Yamaha Tenner 700
  4. Ducati Hypermotard 950 / RVE / SP and Honda CRF 1100 L Africa Twin / Adventure Sports

Helicopters / cruisers

People in Munich are serious about their cruising appearance in the shape of the R 18. They will be even more disappointed that MOTORRAD readers have voted once again for the big Triumph Rocket at the top of the podium. The Bavarians’ second place stays ahead of the Ducati X Diavel and second place win in the top five, the Bonneville Bobber.

  1. Triumph Rocket 3 R / GT
  2. BMW R18 / Classic
  3. Ducati XDiavel Dark / S / Black Star
  4. Ducati Diavel 1260 / h
  5. Triumph Bonneville Popper / Gold Line


The Pikes Peak, with its easy-to-use 17-inch front wheel, is clearly targeting last year’s winner, the BMW S 1000 XR — and it actually beats it. Note: The strong entry of the brand new Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello.

  1. Ducati Multistrada V4 Bikes Peak
  2. BMW S1000XR
  3. Moto Guzzi V100 Mandelo
  4. Yamaha Tracer 9 / GT
  5. 660- Nada

Naked bikes

In order to beat the thrilling Super Duke R for the benefit of readers, it seems calibers other than the extremely powerful brand new Triumph Speed ​​Triple or the Ducati Streetfighter V4 have to come. The BMW R 1250 R is the closest, periodically lower in terms of performance, but it shows that performance is by no means everything here either.

  1. KTM 1290 Super Duke R
  2. BMW R 1250 R.
  3. Ducati Streetfighter V4 / S / SP
  4. Triumph 1200 RS . Triple Speed
  5. The BMW S 1000 R.

Modern classics

Take a deep breath in Japan. It has kept the honor of the Nippon and, reliably, the Z 900 RS. Stay calm, even if you have two BMWs breathing down your neck. Modern technology in retrospect – no one exemplifies it more convincingly than the revival of the legendary Z1. On the other hand, the advantage of the R-9T series is that it perfectly embodies the retro idea without any historical model.

  1. Kawasaki Z 900 RS / SE
  2. BMW R nineT / nineT Pure
  3. BMW R nineT Scrambler
  4. MV Augusta Superveloce 800
  5. Triumph speed twin


In fact, you could also name this Duke class, because the 390 has been winning here for years as naturally as it is ahead in terms of scoring numbers. This dominance has only been held back by Honda with its 500 two-cylinder, while the G 310 continues to try hard, but still stands no chance against the entry-level icon.

  1. KTM 390 duke
  2. Honda CB 500 F / CBR 500 R
  3. Honda CB500X
  4. BMW G 310 R / GS
  5. Yamaha MT-03


The little KTM 125 Duke is the 125 by far the undisputed par excellence. Between them and behind the worlds. The success of the eccentric Honda Monkey is particularly surprising, while the sporty Aprilia RS 125, like the Duke, has been waiting on the podium for years. Fifth place can also be considered the successful Fantic Caballero Scrambler 125.

  1. KTM 125 Duke
  2. Honda Monkey 125
  3. Aprilia RS 125 / GP version
  4. 125
  5. 125


Yamaha has been making the big MAX for years, BMW can shape the electric future with the CE04 and Honda can rock the displacement club: there is simply no way to beat the Vespa GTS Super 300 hpe. In this country, “vespa” is synonymous with the word “scooter”. On the other hand, the Yamaha TMAX is cut from an entirely different material, Technoid, which is actually a compelling sports bike.

  1. Vespa GTS Super 300 hpe
  2. Yamaha TMAX Tech MAX
  3. 125- Vespa Primavera
  4. BMW CE04
  5. Honda Forza 750

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