Vote for new bike of 05

Published: 13 October 2004

It's neck and neck between Triumph's Speed Triple and the British firm's new Sprint ST in your vote for the star of the shows among the new metal for 2005.

Latest count (as of Monday, October 4) shows the two British bikes way ahead of the rest. Together they account for more than 50 per cent of all the votes cast so far.

KTM's new 990 SuperDuke is starting to gather votes (have you seen the video? Click here), as are Yamaha's MT-01, BMW's K1200R and S and Suzuki's 05 GSX-R1000.

There's still time for you to impact the outcome. Click here to cast your vote

By now you should have seen almost all the new metal set to hit our showrooms for 2005. If you haven't, there are links from this story which will, get you up to speed.

We're asking you to cast your vote for the star of this year's bike shows.

Most of the new bikes for 2005 were debuted in Munich in the week ending September 19. You'll get a first chance to see them all in the UK at the NEC Bike Show in Birmingham in November. Lookout for links to the show's site throughout motorcyclenews.com.

Here are some of our initial nominations for the Top Bike of 2005. But don't let them influence your vote - take a look through everything on offer before you Have Your Say (Click here to vote now):

Yamaha MT-01 - The bravest new bike from a Japanese manufacturer in years?

BMW K1200S - 167bhp, radical front end - a new era for the German marque

BMW K1200R - Same 167bhp without a fairing - your neck will never be the same again

Suzuki GSX-R1000 - lighter, faster, shaper looking. But can you live with that exhaust?

Triumph Speed Triple - you know how grunt feels. This is how it looks

Triumph Sprint - A sports tourer to lust after

KTM Duke SuperDuke - Aggression made motorcycle

Honda CBR600RR - Major update underplayed by its pictures. See it in the metal to appreciate the difference.

Ducati MultiStrada 620 - A new door opened to the Ducati world for many

Benelli TnT Sport - pure bling!

And the list could go on and on. Check the links right to make sure you're in the know before you cast that vote. Then click here to post.

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