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The Milan Hall and the Cologne Hall have been much more crowded than we expected. The irruption of a whole new batch of bikes for 2019 It has made our work difficult during the days of the maelstrom of presentations and promises us a season full of tests.
We are rubbing our hands and since we know that on the other side you also want interests, we have launched a survey of which we already have the results and which has given the clear winner to the Ducati Panigale V4 R.
The Ducati V4 R prevails in a more than close vote
A few days ago we dedicated ourselves to compiling 13 of the new motorcycles that will arrive in 2019, the 13 bikes that we found most interesting each one in its respective segments and for one reason or another. The list was as follows (although suggestions were allowed):
- BMW F 850 GS Adventure
- BMW S 1000 RR
- Ducati Panigale V4 R
- Ducati Hypermotard 950
- Honda CBR650R
- Husqvarna Svartpilen 701
- Indian FTR1200
- Kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja
- KTM 790 Adventure R
- Moto Guzzi V85 TT
- Triumph Scrambler 1200
- Triumph Speed Twin
- Yamaha XTZ700 Ténéré
Within that selection we throw the ball to your court waiting for answers. We wanted to know what they are the most anticipated motorcycles by the Motorpasión Moto community and there have been many (MANY, thank you!) who have distributed your three votes of rigor to each model. The results have spoken and we have to admit that things have been much more equal than we expected.
The Ducati Panigale V4 R It has been the most voted motorcycle since the beginning of the poll, by far. The Superbike approved to break into the WSBK has been made with a 30, 9% of the total votes.
Borgo Panigale's super sports car is clearly a dream bike, as well as a version practically reduced to use on the track, although on its rear we can find a license plate. With 221 hp As standard it will be precisely the license plate, without a doubt (and if it bears it), what we see with more assiduity of this Italian rocket, although we already anticipate that it will be very difficult to be able to test.
The second place was close but finally another bike was imposed that has been setting the tone of where the podium was going to be. The Indian FTR1200 the second step has been awarded with a 22.7% of the vote. The FTR1200 is such a disruptive motorcycle and different from what we are used to that it is bound by necessity to attract the attention of all fans of two wheels. Undoubtedly, its street tracker style and its first-class components make it one of the motorcycles we have the most desire to take the glove on.
The third position has changed hands throughout the days of voting, initially it was going to be for the Indian but the American motorcycle has managed to beat all one but the third step of the podium has finally been assigned to the BMW S 1000 RR. The German supercar is also one of the most sought-after motorcycles, although not all its arsenal has been able to with the American, settling for a 21, 7%.
This 2019 is the first major renewal of the S 1000 RR since its arrival in 2008. A renewal more than expected and that has finally been closed with a completely new motorcycle of 207 hp and an even more advanced proposal, eager to eat the WSBK and reconquer the roads.
And we reached the difficult area of qualifying, because if the first three were relatively close, now comes the best. One of the biggest surprises has been seeing how the Ducati Hypermotard 950 it has been voted on in a massive way to grab 20.6%. Its eminently emotional, impractical and very funny conception make it win hearts, even with its particular supermoto aesthetic.
Along with the Italian we have a theoretical tie of two motorcycles that have traced their votes. The KTM 790 Adventure R and the Yamaha XTZ700 Ténéré They have almost shot their results (20, 2% and 19, 5%) and demonstrate the great theoretical equality between the two, causing this 2019 to be one of our first options to go through the Testing Zone. Theoretical tie for fourth place.
Below the reborn authentic trail we have some space and we get to the BMW F 850 GS Adventure (16.7%), Triumph Speed Twin (15.3 %%), the Moto Guzzi V85 TT (15.1%) which has recovered ground in the last hours or the Honda CBR650R (15%). Because yes, contrary to what was expected, the reasonable and sporty approach without radicalism of the motorcycle with the golden wing has been ahead of the Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 (12.8%), the Triumph Scrambler 1200 (9.3%) and the Kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja (9, 9%).
Some votes have gone through the "other" section to many different motorcycles but which are not representative because either they are not new for 2019, because they were already on our list or because they have not even been presented: Benelli (we do not know which), Yamaha MT-10 SP, BMW F 850 XR (Concept9cento), Aprilia RS660 (prototype), BMW S 1000 R, Kawasaki Z900, Honda X-ADV or Yamaha YZF-R1 have been some of the claimed.
Again, thank you very much for your input. Now we already know the roadmap to follow this year in our Test Area and we have also confirmed that, yes, passion always wins when it comes to motorcycles. Here is the graph with the results expressed as a percentage: