Why It Won: It didn't. Ever. Maybe it should have taken home a Ten Best trophy, but it always got nipped by some other bike in the category. Nevertheless, these are superb sport-touring machines that—no surprise, given their heritage—lean heavily toward the sport side of that classification. They're quite capable long-distance mounts on the straight-and-not-so-narrow, but they don't really come into their own until the road gets twisty, the more so the better.