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BBG Awards Issue

Started by Stonewolf, 31/01/06 - 17:40:20

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The Irish magazine BBG has its Awards issue this month ...

There were 8 catagories, the interesting one being "Dual Purpose"
1: BMUU R1200GS
2: Triumph Tiger (2nd only due to chain drive (Dear Mr Honda ...))
3: Suzuki DL-650
No mention of Vara

There was also a conspicuous lack of "Best Learner" which I intend to write to the editor about.

In all there were 8 catagories and an overall prize. BMUU took 4 of the eight (Dual-Purpose(R1200GS), Sprorts Tourer(R1200RT), Tourer(1200LT), Streetbike(K1200R)). The catagories BMUU didnt win were supersports(GSXR1000), sports(R6), cruiser(Rocket 3, interestingly a Hyosung came 2nd), and commuter(Z750). Surprisingly enough (since BBG have dubbed the R1200GS 'National Motorcycle of Ireland') the GS came second for the overall prize beaten by a filthy sportsbike (GSXR1000), which is in line with BBGs gradual descent towards the "quality" of English magazines.
Get out and ride!

Mark H

The "dual purpose" tag cracks me up. When I've been up to my axles in mud during a Welsh rally stage, the only big bikes out there are KTM950's and 1150gs's. I've never seen a 1200gs off-road. I've never even seen a Triumph Tiger in the muddy carpark next to the parc ferme...

What exactly are the two purposes for a DL650 or Triumph Tiger? 1 -> riding on the road 2 -> erm, riding on the road?
Team DNF is now just waiting for another arse kicking...


Dual purpose now means;  riding on the road and posing in the carpark outside well known eating places. and not as Mark H suggest on road and in mud.
HOC  29504


As an industry person I really must defend our basic rights? to:

a) not let the truth get in the way of a good story...and...

b) not p*ss off the advertisers by letting the truth get in the way of a good poll.... ;D
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path..... and leave a trail...!

.....and remember, "Light travels faster than the speed of sound, which is why some people appear bright until they speak"