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Australasian Dirt Bike Magazines Dirt Bike of the Year Presented By InsureMyRide

'09 Dirt bike of the year presented by InsureMyRide

The nominees are in! After knocking back dozens of eligible bikes from all fields of dirt riding, Australasian Dirt Bike Magazine have a six-bike shortlist for the 2009 ADB Dirt Bike of the Year Presented by InsureMyRide.

These include:

HONDA CRF450R
HUSABERG FE570
KTM 300EXC
YAMAHA WR250R
HONDA CRF230L
KTM 690 ENDURO

In the upcoming July issue of ADB, the test to end all front bar biffs and track day debate will take place, and what a ball-breaker of a task!
The judging criteria is a little different to the usual shootout format, considering they had machines from all walks of dirt biking life!
The main factors taken into account were:

* How well does a bike meet its design brief?
* Build quality
* Value for money
* Relevance of features
* Innovative design approach

Many heated discussions took place, and the judges are still racking their brains to decide upon a winner!

Will Husaberg's FE570 big-bore monster thrill the judges into submission, or should Honda's race-tech CRF450R and fun loving CRF230L reign supreme? Maybe the conventional Yamaha WR250 will take the honours? Perhaps the lightweight two-banger KTM 300EXC will take the judges fancy, or its 690 Enduro all-terrain loving beast may just lead KTM to the trophy! All will be revealed in the coming months!

Reckon you've got the right idea? Jump onto the Australasian Dirt Bike Magazine website and vote for yourself in the poll, then see if your preferred beast rings true with the judges!

This poll will continue until the July issue hits the stands on June 6, so once you've lodged your vote get on the DBOTY thread in the forums and tell us why your choice is the right one!

May the best bike win!

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