Motorcycling is fun and exciting no matter what bike you’re on, but what really stokes our fires is the incessant march forward of what is considered the state of the art on two wheels. It’s fascinating to observe the evolution of motorcycles, irrespective of category or market intention.

Once again we find ourselves at the time of the year when we look back at the previous 12 months to determine the best of what’s offered in the motorcycle world: our annual MOBO awards. Although new-model introductions aren’t coming as swiftly as they were a few years ago, there has been no shortage of appealing new options for riders of all kinds.

We’ve handed out MOBOs for several years in one big package, but this year, we’re changing up how they’re delivered. Starting August 1, we’ll reveal a category each day, with both a winner and an honorable mention, culminating on August 14 with our prestigious Motorcycle of the Year award.

So, make sure you check back daily to find out which motorcycles were judged as best or most important in 12 categories, plus our selections for Best Product and Best Technology. Best of 2014 Categories

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

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