Thursday, March 20, 2008

Motorcycle Bloggers International (MBI) 2008 Awards


(PRWEB) March 19, 2008 -- Motorcycle Bloggers International (MBI), announced the winners of the 2008 Riders Choice Awards. The awards, voted by thousands of motorcycle riders in 77 countries, recognize significant achievements and serious lapses in judgment during 2007 by motorcycle and related product manufacturers, persons and organizations. This years winners are:

MBI Riders Choice - Star Awards

- Object of Lust -- Ducati Desmosedici RR
- Best Concept Motorcycle or Scooter -- Honda Evo 6
- Best Manufacturer's Website -- BMW Motorrad
- Best New in 2007 Scooter -- Piaggio MP3 400
- Best New in 2007 Motorcycle -- Triumph Street Triple 675
- Most Environmentally Friendly Motorcycle - ElectricMoto Corporation Blade XT
- Wish We'd Thought of That -- KTM Bread Toaster
- Women Riders Booster of the Year -- Lois Pryce (20,000 mile solo ride, Alaska to the tip of South America on a 225cc bike)
- Thumbs Up -- Ewan McGregor/Charlie Boorman ( Enhanced image of motorcycle riders)

MBI Riders Choice - Fallen Star Awards

- Most Disappointing Motorcycle - Suzuki B-King
- Thumbs Down -- Loud Pipes Save Lives
- What Were They Thinking -- Babecage
- Worst Manufacturer's Website -- Cycleport/Motoport

The Riders Choice Awards are unique in that the nominees and winners are chosen by every day riders around the world, not by professional journalists. The awards reflect the judgment of the motorcycle buying public, not motorcycle industry insiders.

Anyone could vote, there was no restriction on age, gender or country. Even non-riders could vote. No registration, nor email addresses were required. However, a system of storing and analyzing IP addresses was put in place to minimize duplicate voting.
About MBIMBI (whose motto is "Riding and writing is what we do") is a group of 161 international motorcycle weblog authors from China to Chile.

Membership is open to any motorcycle rider who maintains an active motorcycle-related Internet weblog or news web site with original commentary. With a combined readership over 5 million readers per month, the awards represent a true feeling what lives amongst the biker communities. The awards are not given by professional journalists, commercial publications or companies, but by the public.

More information about MBI, its members and the complete list of nominees will be found at the MBI web site http://www.mbiweb.org/.
MBI Website: Http://www.mbiweb.org/

MBI Awards 2007: http://www.mbiweb.org/2008/
Interview Contact: Mike Werner
Telephone: +33-2-35297230

9 comments:

vEENs said...

lOVE YUR TEMPLATE!

whose blood is that on the top ? yurs? :P

and well MBI....yu biker dude...:D

you shud already have a membership eh?

PREETI said...

way to go with the template!

super cool!

bikes...greek n latin to me :D

btw..if ur gud with this template stuff, plz help me out!

--xh-- said...

@veenz: happy to knw that u liked it. itz the co-effort of self and his friend A.
am a member of MBI, but not this blog...
@preeti: wont say am good in template stuff, but can do decent photoshop wrk. if u need hel, go to my profile, dig out my e-mail id, and shoot a mail.... hppy to help ya... :-)

Prats said...

Now this is something that my kids will go all gaga over...
And this template is very good....very sporty colors.

Joy said...

Did you change your template to match the color of the bike? Bike is latin to me but you enjoy it.

--xh-- said...

@prats: he he - thn i would love to meet ur kids...
@joy: not exactly... it was co incidental.. latin is not as exactly as being greek, right :-D

Ps said...

Nice new template.I better start STUDYING this post! ;-)

--xh-- said...

@ps: :)

ck2 said...

is there something similar for bikes in India ?
i am wondering about getting a bike.... but then i am wondering about many other things too !!!