by Rick Korchak
Owner, Publisher and Editor
The webBikeWorld Motorcycle Product of the Year Awards are a webBikeWorld New Year's Eve tradition. Every December 31st, we recognize our favorite motorcycle products and accessories, chosen from all of the interesting gear we reviewed during the year.
The criteria for the webBikeWorld Motorcycle Product of the Year is pretty simple: We choose what we like -- the products that, for one reason or another, have stood out among their competitors.
The webBikeWorld.com Motorcycle Product of the Year Awards are designed to give recognition to the products which, in our opinion, combine the most unique, interesting and useful features along with good value to make them leaders in their class.
Like the webBikeWorld product reviews, the Product of the Year Awards are completely subjective. There's no science to this; just the illogic of hot-blooded emotion. You may or may not agree with our choices and that's perfectly fine.
Note that the award categories vary from year to year, depending upon the products and our whimsy. Also, there may be more than one winner in each category, again depending upon the number and quality of the products reviewed during the year.
Managing and maintaining webBikeWorld takes a lot of cash and I also would like to thank all of our visitors for supporting the site through your purchases at MotorcycleGear.com, RevZilla, British Motorcycle Gear, Twisted Throttle and Amazon.com.
Note that as long as I'm in charge, you will never see an advertisement on the home page, nor will you ever see a popup ad or "interstitial" ad (those nasty ads that hijack your web page) like you do on all those other websites.
I have deliberately kept advertising to a minimum, with a focus on the product reviews, and will keep on doing that as long as you continue to use the webBikeWorld affiliate links to buy products, which generates the only revenue we have to keep the site running.
So please continue to click through any of the webBikeWorld Affiliate links you'll find on the website to purchase all of your gear from these outstanding retailers. And don't forget: by doing so, you'll get the best deals and the best customer service in the business.
Here is the list of the webBikeWorld Motorcycle Product of the Year Awards going back to 2005 when the tradition started: