Motorcycle Bloggers International (MBI) has announced the winners of the 2007 Riders Choice Awards. MBI is an association of some 97 motorcycle bloggers spread around the world, from China to Chile and holds an annual award for the best of the best (and the worst of the worst) in the motorcycle industry. The awards, nominated and voted on by readers and riders in 88 countries, recognize significant achievements and serious lapses in judgment during 2006 by motorcycle and related product manufacturers, persons and organizations. The nominations and voting is done by readers (millions of them), and this year the results are in!
Scooter in the Sticks was named Best Motorcycle or Scooter Blog this year! I want to thank all of you who visit here for your support and encouragement. It means a lot to me to receive this honor. Thank you!
This year’s winners are:
MBI Riders Choice - Star Awards
- A Rider's Dream - To ride the Silk Route, from Istanbul Turkey to Xian, China
- 2006's Best concept motorcycle or scooter - Desmosidici RR
- Best exhibition of 2006 - Intermot
- Best looking new in 2006 motorcycle - Triumph Daytona 675
- Best manufacturer’s website - BMW Motorrad
- Best motorcycle or scooter blog - Scooter in the Sticks
- Best new in 2006 every day motorcycle - BMW F800S
- Best new in 2006 scooter - Piaggio MP3
- Best new in 2006 motorcycle - BMW F800ST
- Object of lust - Ducati Desmosedici RR
- Thumbs up - Ardys Kellerman
- Wish we’d thought of that - Piaggio MP3
- Women riders booster of the year - Ardys Kellerman
MBI Riders Choice - Fallen Star Awards
- Thumbs down - Billy Lane
- What were they thinking? - Speed TV Superbikes
- Worst manufacturer’s website - Icon Motorcycle Gear
To see all awards and descriptions, plus runner ups, click here.
The Riders Choice Awards are unique in that the nominees and winners are chosen by everyday riders around the world. The awards reflect the judgment of the motorcycle buying public, not motorcycle industry insiders. Anyone could vote, there was no restriction on age, gender or country. Even non-riders could vote. No registration, nor email addresses were required. However, a system of storing and analyzing IP addresses was put in place to minimize duplicate voting.
After the success the first Awards had last year, membership in MBI skyrocketed from 12 to 95. Millions of readers worldwide read about the 2006 Awards.
Again, thank you for voting for Scooter in the Sticks. there are so many fantastic motorcycle, scooter and riding blogs out there that its hard to describe how it feels to identified with this award. I will try to repay your support by continuing to ride and report here.