2014 Ducati Monster 1200S Named Most Beautiful Bike of EICMA

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

Visitors to the 2013 EICMA show in Milan voted the new Ducati Monster 1200S the “Most Beautiful Bike of Show”.

The new Monster powered by Ducati‘s liquid-cooled 11-degree Testastretta engine received the most votes out of more than 10,000 ballots to win the honor. Second place went to the Turismo Veloce 800 from MV Agusta, which captured the honor at last year’s show with the Rivale 800. Completing an all-Italian podium in third place was the 2014 Aprilia RSV4 Factory ABS, an impressive result for a returning model.

In fact, Italian motorcycles have won every year since the honor was first awarded in 2005 by Italian publication Motociclismo to the MV Agusta Brutale 910R. Ducati and MV Agusta have passed the award back and forth between them for the last nine years. There may be some inherent bias towards Italian manufacturers considering the show takes place in Milan, but Ducati and MV Agusta do have a long reputation for making attractive motorcycles.

The BMW R nineT was the top vote-getter among non-Italian models, followed by the Kawasaki Z1000 and the Yamaha MT-09 Street Rally.

2013 EICMA Most Beautiful Bike of Show voting results

1. Ducati Monster 1200S
2. MV Agusta 800 Turismo Veloce
3. Aprilia RSV4 Factory ABS
4. BMW R nineT
5. Kawasaki Z1000
6. Yamaha MT-09 Street Rally
7. Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring
8. Husqvarna 701
9. Honda VFR800F
10. Harley-Davidson Street Glide
11. Triumph Bonneville T100 Special
12. Vespa Primavera
13. Borile B 450 Scrambler
14. Benelli BN600R
15. Peugeot Django
16. Piaggio MP3 Sport

[Source: Ducati, Motociclismo.it]

Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

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