Ducati 1098: Once again 'the best bike of the year'
Dec 07, 2007
This year, the SWA (Supertest World Association), the organization that groups together 10 of the world's most important motorcycle publications, has awarded the "Best Bike of the Year" title to the Ducati 1098, undisputed king in the "Sportbike" category.
MO (Germany), MOTO 73 (Netherlands), Moto Revue (France), Solo Moto (Spain), 0-300 (Greece), Due Ruote (Italy), Moto! (Brazil), Moto Journal (Portugal), Moto Sport Schweiz (Switzerland) and TWO (UK) gave the top award in the "Bike of the Year" category to the 1098 with 18 points.
Second place went to the Triumph Speed Triple with 17. In addition the Ducati Hypermotard finished equal on 4 points with the Suzuki 1300 B-King, the KTM 690, the Yamaha YZF 1000 R1 and the Honda Hornet 600.
This prestigious title follows numerous awards that Ducati's latest Superbike machine has already picked up in 2007 since it was first presented at the Milan Show one year ago, where it met enormous success, from the media and public alike, immediately scooping the "Best of Show" award and registering positive sales both in Italy and abroad. Other important recognitions have included "Best Design" and "Best Sportbike", awarded by the Motorcycle Design Association, and the "Bike of the Year 2007" award given by readers of the magazines In Moto and Motorrad.