Two Honda Bikes Receive Cycle World 10-Best honors
16 May 2000
CB750 also recognized as Best Standard ever made Newport Beach, CA - Honda's CR250R won top honors as the Best Motocrosser and the CBR929RR took the Best Open Streetbike award at the Annual Cycle World magazine Ten Best awards in Newport Beach, California on Monday evening. Both models are all-new for the 2000-model year and faced significant competition in their categories. Also honored at the banquet were a number of milestone motorcycles of the 20th century - Honda's original 1969 CB750 was selected as the Best Standard ever made. Honda's perennial Ten Best winner, the Interceptor, was also recognized at the ceremony, receiving an Honorable Mention for 2000. "We are pleased to be honored by the world's largest enthusiast publication. Our theme for the new century, 'Performance First', is a reflection of the outstanding engineering that created these wonderful motorcycles," said Honda's Motorcycle Division Vice President Ray Blank. Honda's 2000-model year lineup represents the first of a three-year commitment announced by Honda last September to re-establish its industry dominance. Also new for 2000 are the RC51, Honda's Superbike racing platform, the Shadow Sabre, a performance-custom with street rod styling, three off-road motorcycles - the CR125R motocrosser, the XR50R and the XR650R - and the Rancher series of ATVs.