2008-2009 IBOTY: La Moto, Spain

World journalists pick the International Bike of the Year 2008-2009.

2008-2009 IBOTY: La Moto, Spain

1. Honda CB1000R

You don't really need a hi-po sportbike to feel all the sensations from a 1-liter engine. Further, this CB is very comfortable, a very good partner for everyday use. Maybe to be perfect, its handlebar should be higher, but that's a very personal point of view. Whatever, this is one of the best CBs ever built.

2. BMW F650GS

A great bike in every detail. Good riding position, easy handling, great torque and a high-rpm push at the top. On twisty roads, this one of the "funnest" bikes we've tested recently, even better on poor surfaces where the suspension works really great. It's a good commuter bike, too.

3. Triumph Street Triple

Okay, we like sportbikes a lot, even more if they are powerful, and that's why we talked very fondly about the Daytona 675 last year. Now the protagonist is the Street Triple, a naked bike that confirms what we just said about CB1000R. If you are able to enjoy riding a light bike with high handlebars and about 100 hp, why do you need a RR-model? You don't miss anything. The Triple's motor is perfect for every kind of riding, offering useful power at low rpm and a consistent midrange that allows great acceleration.

KTM 990 Adventure

Ducati Monster M696

First Place: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

Aprilia NA 850 Mana

Kawasaki Ninja 250R

Yamaha YZF-R1

MV Agusta F4 1078 RR

Harley Davidson FXCW Rocker

Bimota DB7

Kawasaki Concours 14

BMW F 650 GS

Aprilia Shiver 750

Husaberg FE 450

Suzuki GSX-R1000

Yamaha YZF-R6

Second Place: Honda CB1000R

Third Place: Ducati Desmosedici RR

First Place: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

Fourth Place: Triumph Street Triple

Second Place: Honda CB1000R

Five Place: KTM RC8

Third Place: Ducati Desmosedici RR

Five Place: KTM RC8

First Place: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

Fourth Place: Triumph Street Triple

First Place: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

Fourth Place: Triumph Street Triple

Third Place: Ducati Desmosedici RR

Five Place: KTM RC8

Second Place: Honda CB1000R

Second Place: Honda CB1000R

First Place: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

Suzuki GSX-1300R Hayabusa

Second Place: Honda CB1000R

BMW F 800 GS

First Place: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade