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TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2016 RESULTS

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TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2016 RESULTS
Now in our exciting 5th year!


WHAT ARE THE 2016 RESULTS?
This is how the voting has turned out for all models that appeared on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall in 2016.


HOW ARE THESE FINAL RESULTS DETERMINED?
The final Total Motorcycle Cool Wall cool factor results are determined by public vote, debate and review in the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall forum. To determine the fate of a model up for placement on the TMW Motorcycle Cool Wall just vote, debate and participate in the discussion.

Here's how we are improving our math. Every time you vote Awesome you are giving the bike 3 points. Cool gives 2 points, Uncool gives 1, and Fail gives zero. At the end of the voting week we will mulitply the number of votes in each category by the points for that category and then derive an average voting number, out of 3, for that bike. Finally, we will then normalize this average voting number against the maximum possible of 3 to give the bike a standing from 0 to 100. (Zero would mean 100% Fail votes while 100 would mean 100% Awesome votes.)

The standardization of all bikes to a scale of 0 to 100 will now give the opportunity to rank the entire year's list of bikes for the year. And best of all, it allows each and every vote to have meaning to the tally.

Here's an example:
Awesome: 8 votes x 3 points = 24 points
Cool: 12 votes x 2 points = 24 points
Uncool: 3 votes x 1 point = 3 points
Fail: 2 votes x 0 points = 0 points
Sum total: 51 points
Total number of votes: 25
Average points per vote: 51/25 = 2.04
Standardized to a maximum of 3 points: 2.04/3 x 100 = 68
...Therefore, this bike ranks a Coolwall Factor of 68!

Yeah, we know, the math looks a bit complicated, so if you don't care to figure it out then just remember - EVERY VOTE COUNTS - so get voting!


See our Total Motorcycle Cool Wall Page: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyclecoolwall.htm for the ranking of all the bikes that have appeared on the Motorcycle Cool Wall.

REMEMBER: New models are placed on the TMW Cool Wall every Friday!
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Re: TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2016 RESULTS

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2016 Honda Bulldog Concept - Coolness Factor = 53.3%
Featured: January 8th - January 15th 2016
Most popular vote category: Awesome

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Motorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=52503
Total Motorcycle model page: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... ulldog.htm

Your Coolness Factor of the 2016 Honda Bulldog Concept is:

Awesome (3 points) 32% [ 8 ]
Cool (2 points) 28% [ 7 ]
Uncool (1 point) 20% [ 5 ]
Fail (0 point) 20% [ 5 ]

Total votes: 25

= a Coolwall Factor of 53.3%


Notes: Is the world ready for another shocking Japanese bike design? Will the Bulldog bring out non-riders to experience riding? Honestly, we don't know! But the Bulldog concept is both good, weird, odd, works and is broken all at the same time! If anything, the Bulldog shows us all that there is no limit to what future motorcycle design could hold. Are you in on the revolution?

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Re: TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2016 RESULTS

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2016 Suzuki GSX-R750 - Coolness Factor = 74.1%
Featured: January 15th - January 22nd 2016
Most popular vote category: Cool

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Motorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=52533
Total Motorcycle model page: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... SXR750.htm

Your Coolness Factor of the 2016 Suzuki GSX-R750 is:

Awesome (3 points) 39% [ 7 ]
Cool (2 points) 50% [ 9 ]
Uncool (1 point) 6% [ 1 ]
Fail (0 point) 6% [ 1 ]

Total votes: 18


= a Coolwall Factor of 74.1%


Notes: Suzuki says: "Breathtaking combination of outstanding engine performance, nimble handling, compact size and light weight...." and it looks like our readers and even myself couldn't agree more.

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Re: TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2016 RESULTS

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2016 Ducati XDiavel - Coolness Factor = 59.8%
Featured: January 22nd - January 29th 2016
Most popular vote category: Awesome

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Motorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=52551
Total Motorcycle model page: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... Diavel.htm

Your Coolness Factor of the 2016 Ducati XDiavel is:

Awesome (3 points) 41% [ 12 ]
Cool (2 points) 17% [ 5 ]
Uncool (1 point) 21% [ 6 ]
Fail (0 point) 21% [ 6 ]

Total votes: 29

= a Coolwall Factor of 59.8%


Notes: Is it a cruiser? Is it a monster? Is it both? The new XDiavel has so many facets, both good, bad and the ugly, that there are parts that will appeal to some, none or many. It's sorta the Christmas Fruit Cake of bikes, you'll like something in it, but it may not be your first choice of dessert. (Did I just call a bike a Christmas fruit cake...well, that's a first! lol).

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Re: TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2016 RESULTS

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2016 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S - Coolness Factor = 78.2%
Featured: January 29th - February 5th 2016
Most popular vote category: Awesome

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Motorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=52583
Total Motorcycle model page: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... ider-S.htm


Your Coolness Factor of the 2016 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S is:

Awesome (3 points) 54% [ 14 ]
Cool (2 points) 31% [ 8 ]
Uncool (1 point) 12% [ 3 ]
Fail (0 point) 4% [ 1 ]

Total votes: 26

= a Coolwall Factor of 78.2%


Notes: Value. The new Harley-Davidson value leader. Now that's not something you hear (or associate) with the big H-D. At $16699 USD/$19499 CAD the 2016 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S is not peanuts or cheap, but representative to their other models, amazingly, it is for what it offers. And it's that sweet Screamin’ Eagle® Twin Cam 110™ engine that makes it so. Can a rider buy a bike that offers more value than the 2016 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S from a competitor? Definitely. But if you are looking for the best bang for your buck H-D, you found it.

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Re: TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2016 RESULTS

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2016 BMW G310R - Coolness Factor = 66.7%
Featured: February 5th - February 12th 2016
Most popular vote category: Cool

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Motorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=52607
Total Motorcycle model page: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... -G310R.htm


Your Coolness Factor of the 2016 BMW G310R is:

Awesome (3 points) 24% [ 5 ]
Cool (2 points) 57% [ 12 ]
Uncool (1 point) 14% [ 3 ]
Fail (0 point) 5% [ 1 ]


Total votes: 21


= a Coolwall Factor of 66.7%


Notes: After 40 years BMW has decided to re-introduce a small motorcycle to the market. Whether it was market insight, competition or the slowing economy it offers what riders want, choice. And I have to applaud BMW for offering choice in the small engine size end rather than just another "mid/large" sized bike. New riders will really benefit from that decision and bring younger stock into the BMW pen. Thinking about this, this is what Harley-Davidson is doing as well with their Street 500/750 models and in a small way, Indian with their Scout. It will be interesting to see how this trend evolves...


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2016 Norton Dominator SS - Coolness Factor = 82.6%
Featured: February 12th - February 19th 2016
Most popular vote category: Awesome

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Motorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=52623
Total Motorcycle model page: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... tor-SS.htm

Your Coolness Factor of the 2016 Norton Dominator SS is:

Awesome (3 points) 65% [ 15 ]
Cool (2 points) 22% [ 5 ]
Uncool (1 point) 9% [ 2 ]
Fail (0 point) 4% [ 1 ]

Total votes: 23

= a Coolwall Factor of 82.6%


Notes: If looks could kill. Then this bike would be First Degree. The only issue, is, can you afford it?


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2017 Victory Octane - Coolness Factor = 57.3%
Featured: February 19th - February 26th 2016
Most popular vote category: Cool

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Motorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=52652
Total Motorcycle model page: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... Octane.htm

Your Coolness Factor of the 2017 Victory Octane is:

Awesome (3 points) 20% 20% [ 5 ]
Cool (2 points) 48% 48% [ 12 ]
Uncool (1 point) 16% 16% [ 4 ]
Fail (0 point) 16% 16% [ 4 ]

Total votes: 25


= a Coolwall Factor of 57.3%


Notes: It is interesting to see how marketing hype can either be boost a or a backfire. Back on our 2014 Cool Wall the 2015 Indian Scout finished #3 of the year at 85.4% cool. In 2016, the "same" bike made by Victory finished 57.3% cool. A swing of almost 30% is huge and why was that? Victory really put a lot of hype behind the Project 156 bike getting riders uber excited about it's launch. What we got was a better bike than the Indian Scout, but not at all what riders wanted. Maybe Project 157 will be what we all wanted.

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2016 KTM RC390 - Coolness Factor = 76.8%
Featured: February 26th - March 4th 2016
Most popular vote category: Cool

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Motorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=52678
Total Motorcycle model page: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... -RC390.htm

Your Coolness Factor of the 2016 KTM RC390 is:

Awesome (3 points) 39% [ 9 ]
Cool (2 points) 52% [ 12 ]
Uncool (1 point) 9% [ 2 ]
Fail (0 point) 0% [ 0 ]

Total votes: 23


= a Coolwall Factor of 76.8%


Notes: Like the Big Daddy Jack burger "Looks Good!!! Tastes Great!!! But not Less Filling". If you are in the market for a small but meaty bike that not only looks delicious but will make you the Mack Daddy at bike night you just found it.

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2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro - Coolness Factor = 57.1%
Featured: March 4th - March 11th 2016
Most popular vote category: Cool

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Motorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=52719
Total Motorcycle model page: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... 25-Pro.htm

Your Coolness Factor of the 2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro is:

Awesome (3 points) 14% [ 2 ]
Cool (2 points) 57% [ 8 ]
Uncool (1 point) 14% [ 2 ]
Fail (0 point) 14% [ 2 ]

Total votes: 14


= a Coolwall Factor of 57.1%


Final Thoughts: Our moderator JackoftheGreen sums this up nicely: "The official 2-Up touring bike of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory and more fun than a ping pong table." This is one bike that will confuse the heck out of the grandpa's but delight those young-whipper-snapers. At 6'4" I have to take a #selfie with it! Honda Grom's a good seller, now Kawasaki has one up on it. Pricing TBA, which could change things (good/bad).


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