2006 Ehlert Vehicle Winners – May 15, 2006

Here is a list of vehicle winners selected by consumer magazines owned by Ehlert Publishing, the company that publishes Powersports Business.
Rider magazine’s Bike of the Year
Yamaha FZ1
Comment from magazine: Yamaha started from scratch and gave the FZ1 an all-new compact aluminum frame, current generation R1 engine and better suspension at both ends, shaving off nine pounds, increasing power and improving the bike’s already great handling.
Cruising Rider’s Bike of the Year
Star Motorcycle’s Stratoliner
Comment: When high-style meets high-performance and blends with practical, real-world design, the result is a bike that goes as good as it shows.
ATV Magazine,’s ATV of the Year
Bombardier Outlander 650 H.O. EFI
Comment: Electronic fuel injection offers unmatched throttle response, improves fuel efficiency and eliminates jetting changes. The unique SST frame reduces weight and welding needs.
ATV Sport’s Sport Quad of the Year
Suzuki Quadracer LT-R450
Comment: We feel the new QuadRacer is the next step in the evolution of ATV racing. It brings the 450 ATV class to a new level. A level where the average Joe can buy a sport ATV … and be competitive with a machine in stock form.
SnowGoer’s Snowmobile of the Year
2006 Yamaha Apex GT
Comment: The Apex GT offers the latest four-stroke engine, trick suspension components, state-of-the-art instrumentation, exceptional ergonomics and radical styling.
Watercraft World’s Watercraft of the Year
Sea-Doo GTI
Comment: With this release, Sea-Doo builds on a performance heritage, while also lending further credibility that the low-priced four-stroke movement is here to stay.
Trailer Boats’ Tow Vehicle of the Year
Jeep Commander Limited
Comment: Seven testers, drawing on a combined 165 years of towing experience, spent two weeks putting five trucks through the gauntlet. Like a towing version of Survivor, some tests were as challenging as pulling a 23-foot, 6,000-pound boat up California’s infamous Grapevine — a transmission-busting, 6-percent grade.

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