BEST TOURER: BMW R1100RT
Of course, useful life-saving technologies like Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) hold no interest to such writers. They are so good that ABS is of no value to themat least so they think. Some are so ill-informed as to think ABS is "dangerous." Therefore, they ignore ABS as a critical motorcycle feature in their "evaluations," "comparos," and, of course, "shoot-outs."
In 2000, in a rare (unique?) and surprising moment of insight, the editors at Motorcyclist chose the BMW R1100RT at the "Best Tourer" for 2000. An event of such historic proportions must be preserved and remembered, because it is unlikely it will ever again occur. Therefore, I present below, in its entirety, the Motorcyclist article to that effect. Even here, please note that the RT's standard ABS brakes are not even mentioned!   Errr . . . hello?!