1992 Honda ST1100 ABS/TCS

2014 BMW R 1200 RT: For the second year in a row, Rider let democracy prevail with its People’s Choice Motorcycle of the Year. The winner was BMW’s thoroughly updated R 1200 RT, with the all-new Indian Chieftain and KTM 1190 Adventure/R rounding out the podium. Readers praised the R 1200 RT for its more powerful, liquid-cooled boxer twin, its Alps-bred agility, its state-of-the-art electronics and its class-leading comfort and weather protection. Editor-in-Chief Mark Tuttle summed up his July 2014 road test as follows “One bike to rule them all? Lacking the off-road capability of the R 1200 GS/A, the R 1200 RT isn’t quite BMW’s Swiss Army knife of motorcycles, but if you’re not going to ride in the dirt the R 1200 RT does just about everything else, and does it really well. It’s the Light Heavyweight of the sport-touring world.” (Rider, July and September 2011; photo by Kevin Wing)

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