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2023 Motorcycle of the Year – Singapore

OneShift and Tri333ple present 2023's best motorcycles in Singapore!
OneShift Editorial Team
OneShift Editorial Team
13 May 2024
You can browse the winners as well as find all new and used motorcycles for sale on Carousell. Simply look under Carousell motorcycles for sale in the app.

OneShift, in collaboration with Tri33ple, is proud to present the winners of our 2023 Motorcycle of the Year in Singapore!

OneShift is mainly about cars but we love our motorcycles as well. However, without the Tri333ple team we only have so many hands on deck to ride the full spectrum of bikes available in the Singapore market. Thankfully, the expertise of the Tri333ple team has come in handy to put together Motorcycle of the Year, honouring the best motorcycles launched within the year in Singapore.

Our selection criteria for MOTY winners include versatility, comfort, fuel range, off-road performance and technological features that support adventure touring.

Public voting, combined with input from adventure touring experts and rigorous testing, determined the winners. Of course, not without a lot of arguments over kopi, late night rounding and a few rowdy punches (just kidding).

You can browse the winners as well as find all new and used motorcycles for sale on Carousell. Simply look under Carousell motorcycles for sale in the app.

Without further ado, let’s present the winners:

MOTY Overall Winner (Class 2): CFMOTO 800MT Explore

CFMOTO should be proud of themselves, clinching two Overall Winners in this MOTY. The 800MT Explore is an updated and improved version of the 800MT touring. For long-distance riding, the 800MT Explore has got all you need and want: an updated traction control system, riding modes, RDS rear radar as well as Michelin tyres.

MOTY Overall Winner (Class 2A): Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4RR

A supersport bike among Class 2A sport models, the ZX-4RR is exhilarating both on track or on the street with its high-rpm engine and sharp handling.

MOTY Overall Winner (Class 2B): CFMOTO Papio

This cute and youthful bike is retro and definitely an eye-catcher. Equipped with a 126 cc engine and a 7-litre fuel tank, it introduces style unlike anything else in the Class 2B segment.

Category Winners:

Best Adventure Tourer (Class 2): BMW Motorrad R1300GS

The R1300GS needs no introduction as one of the world’s most iconic adventurer tourers. Its latest iteration brings a newly developed chassis, the new Monocoque rear frame, the new EVO Telelever and EVO Paralever, as well as Dynamic Suspension Adjustment and optional innovative adaptive vehicle height control. Technology is never lacking with a BMW.

Best Sports Motorcycle (Class 2): Kawasaki Ninja H2

A hypersport racer for the street, The Ninja H2 impressed us with its unique 998 cc four-cylinder supercharged engine (the only production motorcycle with a supercharger) trellis frame, fully adjustable suspension and Brembo brakes.

Best Electric Motorcycle (Class 2B): Niu NQi GTS

Electric bikes will become more prevalent and the NQi GTS is the best of the current crop. With a range of 110 km and a 80 km/h top speed, it’s perfect for riding around Singapore. It’s practical too, with a USB-C charging port and a new TFT display. Safety features include dual disc brakes, EABS electronic brakes and 360-degree lighting.

Best Newcomer Motorcycle (Class 2A): Triumph Speed 400

The Speed 400 brings Triumph’s unmistakeable stripped back custom style, agile handling, responsive performance and category-defining build quality to a new class of rider. Its 398 cc engine gives 40 PS and 37.5 Nm.

Best Sports Tourer (Class 2): Yamaha FJR1300

Everything about the FJR1300 is designed to cover serious distances in record time. With its new 6-speed transmission and A&S clutch, the 1,298cc 4-cylinder engine delivers effortless touring performance. Thoughtful features include a 25-litre fuel tank, aerodynamic fairing with electronically adjustable screen, as well as cruise control and adjustable riding position.

Best Street Motorcycle (Class 2): Ducati Monster SP

The Monster SP takes the 2022 colours of the official team's Desmosedici GP, mounts Öhlins suspensions and Termignoni homologated silencer, Brembo Stylema® calipers and Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV tires.

Best Designed Motorcycle (Class 2): Triumph Bonneville Bobber

An iconic hot rod, the Bonneville Bobber has a big bore 1200 cc engine giving effortless power to ride in style. We didn’t forget the raw sound from the Bobber’s slash cut twin exhausts.

Best Handling Motorcycle (Class 2): BMW S1000R

A friendlier bike for the road, the S1000R nonetheless has a Superbike DNA inside with the chassis and engine of the RR. 165 hp is at your disposable to conquer the street.

Most Fun Motorcycle (Class 2): Triumph Street Triple RS

The Speed Triple RS has a major step up in performance with a significantly updated 765cc triple engine, developed by Triumph’s Moto2™ engine team, that delivers track-ready levels of power and torque.

Best Motorcycle for Beginners (Class 2B): Honda PCX

With Honda's impeccable build quality, spacious underseat storage and excellent fuel efficiency thanks to its CVT gearbox, the PCX is a great starter bike to just gear up and go.

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