This year, Rider magazine decided to put its Motorcycle of the Year title in our reader’s hands by allowing you to pick the winner through an online poll.
The options were numerous (11 manufacturers stepped up for 2013 with nearly 40 new motorcycles) and every single one received votes. Bikes in the running had to be all-new or significantly changed for the 2013 model year.
The 2013 Honda F6B was the overall winner with 13.1 percent of the votes. This blacked-out version of the Gold Wing has a shorty windscreen, gunfighter-style seat and no trunk.
“It’s a mean-looking bike that takes the Gold Wing into the cruiser market,” said one voter in our poll. “It’s an updated non-entry-level classic with a lot to offer a wide range of motorcycle riders and enthusiasts. Bravo to Honda for bringing it to the American market,” added another.
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Originally published in the July 2013 issue of Rider.