Ducati and Harley are in for a big year if the results of our snap poll on 2015 models is any indication.
We asked riders which bikes they were most looking forward to in 2015 and received more than 120 responses.
Top of the poll was the much talked about Harley-Davidson Street 500 with 23.1% of the vote. This learner-approved motorcycle will be available in February at $9995 rideaway and will open up a new, younger and maybe more feminine market for Harley.
Not far behind was the Ducati Scrambler with 21.5% of the vote. This is a fun bike that will also reach out to younger riders. Ducati can look forward to a big year with riders also nominating the 1299 Panigale and 1200 Multistrada as bikes to look out for in 2015.
Honda has hinted that the Africa Twin will return in 2015, but there have been no firm dates announced yet. However, with 11.6% voting for the big adventure bike, they are no doubt already considering it for next year.
The Indian Scout also rated a vote, but it was actually released this year and figures highly in my personal best of 2014. Story coming same time tomorrow.
Thanks to those who voted. Here are the final results:
Top 10 bikes of 2015
Harley Street 500: 23.1%
Ducati Scrambler: 21.5%
Honda Africa Twin: 11.6%
Yamaha MT-09 Tracer: 6.6%
Kawasaki Ninja H2: 6.6%
KTM 1290 Super Adventure: 5.8%
Brammo Empulse R: 5.8%
BMW S 1000 XR: 5%
MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso: 1.7%
Triumph Tiger 800 XCx: 1.7%
Others (10.3%): BMW R 1200 RS, Yamaha XJR1300 Racer, Kawasaki Versys 650 LAMS, Ducati 1299 Panigale, Ducati Multistrada, Suzuki GSX-S1000, Indian Scout (it was actually released this year), Aprilia Touno V4, BMW S1000RR, Suzuki Hayabusa, Yamaha YZF-R3