The judging process took part over two days in Gauteng. Day one was at Midvaal Raceway and a track venue was used not to see how fast the bikes could lap the circuit but as a controlled environment where each member of the judging panel could ride every bike and assess it over the same piece of tarmac.
Day two saw the bikes being ridden on the open road from the Vaal dam to Magalies where a 10km loop of open roads had been marked out for further assessment.
And the winner of the Pirelli South African Bike of the Year is…… the BMW R1200GS Liquid Cooled. Second place went to the KTM 1190 Adventure and third place to the Triumph Daytona 675R. The MV Agusta Brutale 800, Kawasaki Z800 and Moto Guzzi California 1400 rounded out the top six.