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Bob
23rd September 2004, 23:17
The Intermot show was the venue for the announcement of the 2004 winners of the Motorcycle Design Awards.

The winning list is as follows:

The overall winner of the 2004 Motorcycle Design Trophy is the Yamaha MT-01.

Individual Category Results:

Supersport Category: 1 - Bimota DB5, 2 - Kawasaki ZX-6 3 - BMW K1200S.

Motorcycle - Open Category (200cc and above)

1 - KTM RC8 / Venom, 2 - Yamaha MT-01, 3 - Benelli TNT + Derbi Mulhacén (equal votes)

Motorcycle - Junior Category (up to 200cc)

1 - Rieju RS2 Matrix, 2 - Yamaha XT125, 3 - Derbi SM.

Scooters & Commuters Category:

1 - Derbi GP1, 2 - Aprilia Sport City, 3 - Honda Zoomer + Generic XDR (equal votes)

Concept Bike Category;

1 - Honda Griffon, 2 - Confederate Wraith, 3 - Yamaha Tricker Pro.

Coldkiwi
24th September 2004, 11:39
errr... K1200 in the SUPERSPORTS category? R-1 perhaps but a BEEMER? I don't suppose the Intermot show had a few too many german judges did it?

gav
24th September 2004, 14:14
I was wondering what the hell a Honda Griffon was?
turns out its a 750cc scooter concept thingamejig
http://www.honda-geneve.com/gallery/prototype/Griffon.html
you can actually win this err "bike" in Riding Spirits 2, if you win some scooter class race series. I flogged it off when I saw it was valued at $9m bucks :eek:

vifferman
24th September 2004, 14:16
errr... K1200 in the SUPERSPORTS category? R-1 perhaps but a BEEMER? I don't suppose the Intermot show had a few too many german judges did it?Then they'd have lurfed dis bug-eyed monster.

Cajun
24th September 2004, 15:54
Then they'd have lurfed dis bug-eyed monster.
the more i see that the uglyier it gets

gav
24th September 2004, 15:58
Reminds me of that hideous Morbidelli V8 thingy
http://www.italia.co.uk/morbidelli/jpg/850-1.jpg

NordieBoy
24th September 2004, 16:39
Or the Aussie V8...

Badcat
24th September 2004, 16:54
Then they'd have lurfed dis bug-eyed monster.

what IS IT with germans?
a couple of things still haunt me about germany.
1 - that bike.
2 - kraftwerk
3 - the fact that David Hasselhoff is HUGE there - as a MUSICIAN...

http://www.dartreview.com/issues/2.7.00/hasselhoff.html

Blakamin
24th September 2004, 18:07
what IS IT with germans?
a couple of things still haunt me about germany.
1 - that bike.
2 - kraftwerk
3 - the fact that David Hasselhoff is HUGE there - as a MUSICIAN...

http://www.dartreview.com/issues/2.7.00/hasselhoff.html
They have no taste?? or Oktoberfest runs all year round for some people

Ghost Lemur
24th September 2004, 18:20
Didn't recognize some of those name so been doing a bit of googling.

I must say the Rieju RS2 Matrix is a pretty damn sexy bike for a 50cc. Trying to find out what the performance is like. But most pages I'm getting a foreign.
Here is a link to a pic of one (http://www.bikepics.com/pictures/152115/)
It's so sexy in fact I'd take one (subject to performance concerns), over a fxr150, rg150, etc.

Glad to see the MT-01 rightfully took out top place. Still dunno if I actually "like" it or not, but either way it's good to see a company taking risks with their bikes and not just continuing the cookie cutter products.

Coldkiwi
24th September 2004, 19:11
Or the Aussie V8...

Come on mate, a V8 in a Brittenesque looking bike can't be a bad thing! I've seen an old M'Cycle trader on the Drysdale V8 and it looked pretty good to me. certainly not butt ugly :shake:

Gasman
28th September 2004, 11:04
what IS IT with germans?
a couple of things still haunt me about germany.
1 - that bike.
2 - kraftwerk
3 - the fact that David Hasselhoff is HUGE there - as a MUSICIAN...

http://www.dartreview.com/issues/2.7.00/hasselhoff.html
It's all down to the name, and perhaps when he sings in English it sounds so bad that they think he's German?

Hmm, having said that, I know a woman who used to think he could sing too - but that was 20 years ago!

Cajun
28th September 2004, 11:46
Didn't recognize some of those name so been doing a bit of googling.

I must say the Rieju RS2 Matrix is a pretty damn sexy bike for a 50cc. Trying to find out what the performance is like. But most pages I'm getting a foreign.
Here is a link to a pic of one (http://www.bikepics.com/pictures/152115/)
It's so sexy in fact I'd take one (subject to performance concerns), over a fxr150, rg150, etc.

Glad to see the MT-01 rightfully took out top place. Still dunno if I actually "like" it or not, but either way it's good to see a company taking risks with their bikes and not just continuing the cookie cutter products.

http://www.bikepics.com/pictures/157506/

thats funny the Rieju RS2 pulling a wheel stand

NordieBoy
28th September 2004, 20:14
Come on mate, a V8 in a Brittenesque looking bike can't be a bad thing! I've seen an old M'Cycle trader on the Drysdale V8 and it looked pretty good to me. certainly not butt ugly :shake:

From an engineering standpoint it's brilliant.
If they stuck a V4 in there it'd look a bit thinner.