Internet commenters are known to be rude, insulting, and sometimes downright nasty when they’re able to speak their mind behind the anonymity of a keyboard. We’re not immune to the nastiness of commenters, as our moto lives are plastered all over the world wide web, and with the amount of videos we’ve posted on YouTube, it’s only natural some viewers would spew their vitriol our way. So in this Top 10, I’m picking 10 of my favorite comments, insults and jabs. I’m keeping this list aimed at blows made in my direction, since, well, I don’t take any of these 10 hits personally. I find them quite funny, actually. Without further ado, here we go…

  • Scott

    The Winner is the Highest Bidder

    You guys don’t seem too suspect to me, but some of the others really cause me to raise an eyebrow now and then. Like when they gush over a bike and don’t mention the issues that everyone is aware (say, like fueling problems on early FZ09, or more recently the big flat spot in the middle of the new Multistrada’s curve). I think people just wonder if the authors decided not to mention that or they might not get invited to Sicily or wherever next year.

    The R1200R is one I have actually ridden. The quickshifter is cool but doesn’t work quite right, especially when upshifting in low gears. Some reviews mention this. Some don’t. How could they not notice? Methinks if Honda did this we would hear all about it…deal-breaker they’d say. One wonders if BMW had put VTEC in a bike if everyone wouldn’t be copying it now, since it probably would never have been criticized, and might have been praised.

    Another thing i think that’s part of it is frustration that the high-priced euro bikes often are featured so much and given victory after victory (again, not necessarily talking about MO here). Many of us don’t have easy access to these bikes, can’t afford them (before and after sale), or we simply are not going to pay the price of a good car for a toy. We like reading about them, but it would be nice to have two sets of reviews…one for the gentry and one for the working stiff.

    • fastfreddie

      Do what the smart people do,and buy a second hand superbike.The ’00-’03 fireblade is a supremely able stonker at just about anything and buildt like a tank.You probably can pick it up for silly money now and still be able to run with the fast crowd if that’s what floats your boat.

  • Goose

    What girl does Troy sound like, Caitlyn Jenner?

  • Old MOron

    Sheesh, maybe Gabe was right about moto journos being narcissist. Let’s see.

    Cap’n duke recently posted his favorite look-at-me wheelie pics.

    John Burns is always bragging about his home office and garage.

    Evans posts beefcake selfies whenever he can.

    Now Trizzle is showing off his youtube hits.

    Oh well, you gents still do the best reviews.

    • TroySiahaan

      Hey, our lives (well, mine anyway) are pretty boring outside this gig. At least let me have this one.

      • Old MOron

        As a matter of fact, MY life is pretty boring outside of YOUR gig. Keep up the good work, Trizzle.

  • JerryMander

    Videos can actually be edited.

  • fastfreddie

    I’m with M AR on #3.And the winner was heads and shoulders above the rest! Sometimes I catch myself trolling on the net (to a certain degree),but when I see comment like that one,I vouch to better myself.But then again,when the trolls do it right,the result is hillarious.

    Keep up the good work:)

  • Alexander Pityuk

    So, I’d like to criticize Troy too! This top 10 is neither thoughtful, nor particularly funny. We all know that internet is full of trolls and their shit, so no wisdom to be gained from their quoted comments. Then again, being pulled out from the context, they aren’t funny enough. To do it right Troy probably had to make funny video-answers to them or something.

  • Mad4TheCrest

    Those were all funny, but I have to add you may have done one commenter an injustice: BMW did field a factory effort for several WSBK seasons beginning in 2009 and still did not win a title with the S1000R.

    Me? I figure winning the Isle of Man superstock race is the best racing indicator of a bikes goodness, and BMW tallies there. But I bought a Ducati anyway. Go figure.

    • TroySiahaan

      *Did* field a factory effort. And they were looking promising towards the end with a few wins. Conversely, the poor Ten Kate team is running around with VDM and Guinters riding the wheels off that old CBR with no chance at winning. But I guess that’s a topic for another discussion.

      No argument about the Isle of Man though.

  • Ugh, the feeling of ignominy at being on your Wall of Shame. Though, I would argue it’s not an insult. It just looked to me that you were working hard to be fair. Perhaps I was imposing my own opinion of the bikes onto you. But accusing you of doing your job isn’t an insult. It’s more of a back-handed compliment. Sorry, either way.

    I’m a big fan of the whole MO crew. The only time I’ve ever said something that I was aware might be insulting is when I suggested Kevin Duke looks and sounds like Barry Manilow’s love child.

    Sorry about that one, too.

    • TroySiahaan

      No harm, no foul, Chris. Looking forward to your next “insult” in one of our future videos.