Ducati has claimed another “Most Beautiful Bike Of The Show” EICMA award. This is the 10th time that the Italian manufacturer has claimed the title. This time, the Ducati Streetfighter V4S took the honor. The new Streetfighter V4S is the brand’s first production Streetfighter since the demise of the 2015 Streetfighter 848.
The Streetfighter V4S overwhelmingly claimed the top honor with 36.7 percent of the votes cast. That’s more than double the votes of its next closest rival, the Aprilia RS 660. It claimed a mere 14.9 percent of the votes. The third and final spot on the podium was claimed by the MV Agusta Superveloce 800 with 12.23 percent of the vote.
The Ducati Streetfighter V4S as seen on the EICMA stand. Photo credit: Ultimate Motorcycling
Only one non-Italian machine was a top-five vote-getter. That machine is Honda’s new CBR1000RR-R SP. It claimed 9.43 percent of the vote. And, rounding out the top five was the Moto Guzzi V85TT Travel with 4.76 percent.
Over the years, Ducati has figured prominently in earning the award. Ducati had a five-year winning streak up until last year.
MV Agusta broke Ducati’s win streak in 2018. The MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Serie Oro was able to take the award that year. Interestingly, it too is a naked sportbike produced in Italy.
This year’s voting marked the 15th running of the “Most Beautiful Bike Of The Show” award. It seems that Italian manufacturers have quite a history of winning this award. It will be interesting whether other manufacturers can up their design game and come away with a win next year.
Feature photo credit: Ducati