Motorcyclist Magazine Names the Triumph Street Twin the 2016 Motorcycle of the Year

Press Release

Testing Hundreds of Motorcycles Culminates in the Motorcycle Industry’s Most Prestigious Award

  • Best Touring Bike: Indian Roadmaster
  • Best Cruiser: Harley-Davidson Low Rider S

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — From the tundra of rural South Africa to the Circuit de Valencia in Spain, the Motorcyclist test riders have clocked thousands of miles in search of the industry’s most significant motorcycles of 2016. In the newest issue of Motorcyclist, on sale today, the all-new Triumph Street Twin receives the prestigious title of “Motorcycle of the Year,” and 11 other significant motorcycles – and motorcyclist – receive 2016 honors.

“To determine the Motorcycle of the Year, we analyze every motorcycle available to us and not only select the very best representation of a new motorcycle, but also the bike that helps move the industry forward,” said Andy Leisner, VP, Group Publisher of Bonnier Motorcycle Group. “Of the great motorcycles available in 2016, the Triumph Street Twin delivers on all of its promises – attractive looks, comfort, electronic rider aids and strong performance, all at an amazingly reasonable price. It appeals to both entry-level riders and experts.”

For the rider in the market for a specific category of bike, Motorcyclist also honors the best motorcycle in various categories as well as the best new technology and the motorcyclist that made a significant impact on the industry.

2016 Motorcyclist Awards Winners:

  • Motorcycle of the Year: Triumph Street Twin
  • Motorcyclist of the Year: Andy Goldfine
  • Best Sportbike: Yamaha YZF-R1
  • Best ADV Bike: BMW R1200GS
  • Best Sport-Touring Bike: BMW R1200RT
  • Best Touring Bike: Indian Roadmaster
  • Best Naked Bike: KTM 1290 Super Duke R
  • Best Dual Sport: Husqvarna 701 Enduro
  • Best Bang for the Buck: Yamaha FZ-07
  • Best Cruiser: Harley-Davidson Low Rider S
  • Best Dreambike: Honda RC213V-S
  • Best New Technology: 6D Omni-Directional Suspension Helmet

­­­About Motorcyclist: Based in Irvine, Calif., Motorcyclist and are part of Bonnier Motorcycle Group, a division of Bonnier Corporation. Across more than 100 years, Motorcyclist has been the premier resource for the hardcore motorcycle enthusiast. With detailed and accurate road tests plus innovative and out-of-the-ordinary features running alongside thoughtful hands-on and how-to stories, Motorcyclist balances entertainment with education.

About Bonnier Corporation: Bonnier Corporation is one of the largest special-interest publishing groups in the United States, with more than 30 multichannel brands extending into all platforms including magazines, digital media, books, events and product licensing. Bonnier Corp.’s brands include Popular Science, Saveur, Field & Stream, Popular Photography, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Cycle World, Working Mother and Outdoor Life. Bonnier Corp. is owned by Sweden-based Bonnier AB, a multichannel media conglomerate operating in 15 countries.

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