Motorcycle of the Year 2018

Awards Winner
It looks big, bold, intimidating and bulky, which it sort of is at 170kgs and stands tall with a seat height of 835mm. There’s nothing that comes close to its off-road capabilities and the price at which you get them. Of course, the Versys offers a twin-cylinder mill, but it costs a bit too much and you obviously don’t get that BMW badge. The GS is quite capable on the road and even more off it. For those who want an off- road adventure motorcycle that has enough power and handles like a charm, the GS is worth a test ride. It wins an award because there’s no other bike that offers what it does for this price and it essentially introduces adventure motorcycling to the more affordable end of the market.

The runners-up

BMW G 310R

The most reasonably priced motorcycle from the Bavarian stables, the G 310 R is an all rounder that can be enjoyed by the beginners and more experienced folks alike. If you are fine with the premium pricing of course.

Ducati XDiavel S

Is it a cruiser? Is it a sport bike? With a long wheel-base, tyre shredding torque and and devilishly charming looks, what it is, is the bike for you. Pity most can't afford it!

TVS Apache RR 310

Strip it of its gorgeous fairings and the RR 310 is identical to the Beemer twins. The same buttery smooth engine, stable chassis and quality fit-and-finish, minus the hefty price tag. Need we say anymore?

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

The Royal Enfield that changed the perception of Royal Enfield's in our minds. The Interceptor is the epitome of value for money, performing as well as bikes three times its price. Just take our money!