The winner of the Motorcycle of the Year 2014 in Latvia - KTM 1190 Adventure

The winners of the contest of the Motorcycle of the Year 2014 in Latvia were announced in July 10. The main prize of the contest after the jury’s voting was presented to KTM 1190 Adventure, leaving MV AGUSTA BRUTALE 800 DRAGSTER at the second place and BMW S 1000R at the third. BMW K1600GT received the nomination of „The Best Touring Motorcycle”; „The Best Adventure Motorcycle” nomination went to BMW R 1200 GS Adventure; „The Best Increased Comfort Motorcycle” nomination received HONDA CTX 1300. MV AGUSTA F4 1000 was selected for „The Best Sports Motorcycle” and BMW S 1000 R also received the nomination „The Best Street Motorcycle”. The internet voting at selected SUZUKI V-STROM DL1000 for the „Motorcycle of the Year 2014 in Latvia”.

Challenge Prize „Motorcycle of the Year 2014 in Latvia” was presented by the jewelry artist Mr. Olegs Auzers and supporters from the Trading Centre „Mols” to KTM Dealership representative Mr. Kristers Sergis.Jury tested all contestant motorcycles of the year 2014 from May through June, judging them by the following criteria – controllability, dynamics, technical novities, design, suitability to Latvian conditions and a subjective – want/don’t want it. Contestant motorcycles were only those that were available for test drīves.

The following Motorcycles were judged at the contest: BMW F 800GS Adventure, BMW K1600GT, BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, BMW R 1200 RT, BMW S 1000 R, CAN-AM Spyder RT SE6 LTD 2014, HARLEY DAVIDSON FLHTCU Electra Glide Ultra Classic, HARLEY DAVIDSON VRSCF V-ROD MUSCLE, HARLEY DAVIDSON XL 1200X Forty-Eight, HONDA CB500F, HONDA CTX 1300, HONDA NC750XD, HONDA VFR1200FD, HONDA VFR1200XD, Husqvarna Fe 501, KTM 1190 Adventure, KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE, KTM 690 ENDURO R, MV AGUSTA BRUTALE 800 DRAGSTER, MV AGUSTA F4 1000, SUZUKI V-STROM DL1000, Yamaha XT660 X SM, YAMAHA MT-09, YAMAHA XT1200ZE Super Tenere
The jury of The Motorcycle of the Year 2014 in Latvia was represented by the following individuals: technical specialists, engineers, motorsports athletes - Mr. Oskars Irbitis (Senior expert at Latvian Judicial Expertise Center and auto and moto expert, Janis Rozitis (, Ugis Spelmanis („”), Aivars Freimanis (MCA), Rolands Cimoska (extreme riding instructor), Zane Junga (National Amateur Championship, an athlete), Girts Vilnis (motorcycle instructor), Leons Kozlovskis (motosports athlete), Arturs Priednieks (Safe Driving School instructor, Isle of Man TT participant), Nils Freivalds (MCA and LaMSF representative), journalists - Arnis Blodons („Motociklisti” LTV7, ”Riga Radio”), Kaspars Bergmanis („Auto Info”), Valdis Melderis („Radio Skonto”), Ansis Ivans („Delfi”), Ilmars Likums („Top Gear Latvia”), Artis Drezins („Latvijas Avize”), Pauls Timrots („Zebra”) , Martins Ziders („Kas Jauns”), Anrijs Anspoks („”), Ģirts Timrots (LNT), Imants Vīksne („Neatkariga”).
Creation of the „Motorcycle of the Year 2014 in Latvia” prize was supported by Trading Center „Mols”. Contest provision was supported by insuarnce company BAN, security company „JS Rangs”, and companies – ”Sala”, ”Motul”, ”Daily Special &Restaurant”.
Arnis Blodons,
Organizer of the „Motorcycle of the Year 2014 in Latvia”
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