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Your Votes Give The Blade A Clean Sweep Of AMCN's 2008 Awards

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AMCN's Motorcycle Of The Year

The Honda Fireblade has overwhelmingly won your approval, easily winning the 2008 MOTY Readers Choice Award, presented by InsureMyRide. Once again, AMCN readers have voted for the same bike we've selected as Motorcycle of the Year.

Last year, the Ducati 1098S took a clear majority of your votes and in 2008 the Honda has done the same, pushing the 1098S into second place and earning more than twice as many votes.

Ducati still polled extremely well, the 1098S and 848 ranking equal second, followed by the 1098R and then the base-model 1098. And KTM's RC8 came in just a fraction behind them.

Suzuki's GSX-R750 was next most popular, edging out the top supersport-class bike, the Triumph Daytona 675.

Your comments made it clear that the Fireblades performance, styling, quality and pricing all make a big impact and, when combined, make an unbeatable package.

Those voters who already own one love it, and the majority of those who don't own one want to.

Even readers who own completely different kinds of motorcycles agreed the Honda was the pick.

Your comments say it all...

John King said, "The Fireblade defines motorcycle riding at its highest level. It's the dream steed of any keen motorcycle enthusiast! Make history."

That's a common theme among voters. Anthony Middleby reckons the Blade is "more than a milestone" while David McLaney was one of many who said it "redefines the superbike".

"Simply awesome to ride and will twist the head off an owl," added David.

"It is a quantum leap forward derived from MotoGP experience," said Gavin Munro. "It has raw power but that Honda useability."

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