In the field of Standard motorcycles on the market today, there’s quite an impressive field to choose from. For our 2015 Reader’s Choice awards, we gave you six: the BMW R NineT, Triumph Street Triple R, BMW S1000R, Honda CB500F, and two Yamaha siblings – the FZ-09 and FZ-07. Stiff competition indeed, but with 24.4% of the votes, you, our readers, picked the Triumph Street Triple R the winner. It was a close fight, as MO’s pick for top Standard, the R NineT, was hot on the Triumph’s heels with 22.2% of the votes. The BMW S1000R came third, with 20.0% of the votes. Maybe more surprising was the last-place finisher. Despite earning runner-up status for Bike of the Year amongst the MO staff, the Yamaha FZ-07 was stuck in the single digits, with only 7.9% of you giving it the nod.


We can’t say we blame you for picking the Street Triple R. In fact, we gave the STR our 2009 Bike of the Year honors. What’s not to love? Its 675cc Triple never fails to get our hearts pumping, and the sound it emits is a symphony for the ears. Its taut suspension and chassis package is one we wouldn’t hesitate to take to a track, and its radial-mount brakes leave nothing to be desired. We love this bike, and apparently so do you.

Reader’s Choice Best of 2015 winners:

Best Motorcycles of 2014 Best Sport Bike
Best Streetfighter/Hooligan Motorcycle Best Touring Motorcycle
Best Cruiser Motorcycle Best Sport Touring Motorcycle
Best On-Off Road Adventure Motorcycle Best Value Motorcycle
Best Standard Motorcycle Best Dirt Bike
Best Scooter Best Electric Motorcycle
  • allworld

    I love mine. Just one ride and you will love it too.

  • JohnnyStriple

    I’ve had mine since 09 and still enjoy it so much. Every time I ride it, I have to force myself to call it a day.

  • Reid

    Shame about the headlights. There. Somebody had to bring up its ONE fault.

    • randy the great

      You say fault, I say merit. :)

    • Don-dae Cabreta

      These headlights are an upgrade… No complaints on that department.