This guy, Dave Gasser of Canton, Ohio, did! That name by itself should’ve been enough to win the contest, but Dave also correctly guessed that the MO crew would pick the BMW S1000XR as overall winner of our epic going-postal up the-coastal adventure, and earned himself a new Arai XD4 helmet. How’d he do it?

“I had a feeling that the BMW would win the shootout because it is based on such a solid platform – the S1000,” says Dave. “It has proven itself to be a great supersport and sport standard, so I had a feeling that it would shine in this Adventure/Tourer segment as well.”

Dave Gasser, with his Z1000, at the Big Muskie Bucket in southern Ohio.

Dave Gasser, with his Z1000, at the Big Muskie Bucket in southern Ohio.

Smart man, and must’ve read my First Ride Review of the S1000XR, in which I suggested that the XR might not be just my new favorite BMW, but possibly my favorite new motorcycle. Okay, well, maybe it’s not, but it’s close. I picked the Ducati Multistrada.

Mr. Gasser currently rides a 2011 Kawasaki Z1000 and a 2008 Suzuki GSX-R600, on which he recently did a track day at Mid-Ohio, and says he’s had Motorcycle.com bookmarked on his browser for as long as he can remember.

“Typically,” says Dave, “the motorcycles are pretty deep in their hibernation this time of year in this part of the country – but we have been blessed with unusually mild weather and temperatures, so I was able to get out on a ride last week. Unfortunately, this was just before my new Arai helmet arrived, so I have not had a chance to try it out yet, except at my work station. So far I have to say it’s very quiet, and also extremely awesome. Thank you MO!”

Dave’s a Clinical Education Specialist for Philips Healthcare, and “married to a wonderful lady named Michelle, who just kicked breast cancer’s ass!! and is now doing very well.” Way to go Michelle! No children are reported: “That’s how I get to have two motorcycles,” says Dave, who runs two head of cats.

Congrats and thanks for playing, Dave. Wear that new Arai in health!

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  • Old MOron

    Always happy to meet another MOron. Congrats, Dave.

  • JMDonald

    It’s about time the winner was announced. I also picked the S1000XR. Mr. Gasser is from my hometown of Canton, Ohio. I was not chosen as the winner. The winner is magically announced the week after the omnibus spending bill is passed by the traitors in congress. Coincidence? What the hell is going on? Seriously, congratulations. It looks like a great helmet. Lucky bastard.

    • john burns

      Our MO profile of you, JM, (your “MOfile”) told us Dave would be a much more gracious winner. It’s seldom wrong. Better luck next time!

    • john burns

      Our MO profile of you, JM, (your “MOfile”) told us Dave would be a much more gracious winner. It’s seldom wrong. Better luck next time!

      • JMDonald

        I knew my digital footprint would eventually catch up with me. Hell slap it intae ye! A guy from Canton with two bikes is definitely a good choice. He has to be riding on some of the roads I learned on. I just hope Interpol isn’t monitoring the site.

  • David Gasser

    Thanks fellas…I am very happy (and lucky) to be able to try out this new Arai!

  • Alexander Pityuk

    When did that happen? It took bloody ages to announce.