The three-wheeled Yamaha Niken and the Ducati Diavel 1260 power cruiser have won Best of the Best awards at the prestigious annual Red Dot Design Awards in Germany.
It is the third Best of the Best award for Yamaha following honours for the XSR900 in 2017 and MT-07 in 2015.
Ducati has also scored three “Best” wins, following the successes of the 1199 Panigale in 2013 and the XDiavel S in 2016.
Each year since 1955, the “Red Dot Design Award” has been assigned to the most original and worthy entries in terms of design and innovation.
A jury of 40 international design experts made their selections after evaluating more than 5500 products in a host of categories.
Winners are permitted to display a prestigious Red Dot label on their product.
The other winners of the Best of the Best awards in the automotive section were the Mazda3 and the Ferrari Monza SP1.
There are awards in 36 categories including, furniture, watches, electronics, financial services and retail.
Red Dot awards are handed out to many of the entries, but only the cream of the crop receive a Best of the Best.
Companies use the distinction to position their brands and thus highlight their quality and design leadership around the globe.