Bike October 2021

After much arguing Bike’s expert team of motorcycle judgementalists have slipped the laurel wreath around the bars of 2021’s Bike of the Year (BOTY). And it’s been the toughest competition in many a moon. In fact, so high was the standard, The Final was fought out between 13 bikes, not the traditional top ten. From Zontes’s sub £5000 ZT310-T to Ducati’s radar equipped Multistrada V4 S. And the eventual winner, that’ll be a big surprise. Of course Bike’s annual BOTY squabble is not just about the class of 2021, there’s also the annual celebration of the pre-loved in the Used Bike of the Year squabble. Which this time around includes a 16-year-old Honda. Also in October’s mix: the return of Irish road racing; Mat Oxley interviews Ana Carrasco; one rider’s obsession with north Africa and much more…

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Bike October 2021