Why it won: As far as our annual Ten Best Awards are concerned, the 919 won a total of, uh, none of those honors during its 6-year existence. Heck, it never even won an Honorable Mention. But that doesn't mean this naked bike isn't worth serious consideration. Far from it. The 919 is a smooth and highly refined all-rounder that's perfect for everyday commuting, comfy enough for extended rides (especially when equipped with a set of soft saddlebags), surprisingly adept at straightening out a stretch of twisty blacktop and just plain fun no matter what kind of riding you might be doing. As stated in our 2006 "Hot Rods & Hooligans" comparison of the 12 bikes most likely to help you lose your license, "The 919 walks softly and carries a big stick. It isn't a showoff but can really walk the walk."