I would have liked to set up a pole on this one, but I thought it would be arrogant for me or anyone to make short list for the pole to be voted on.
Anyways, 2000 to 2009, 10 yrs...
Sportbike of the decade, the Ducati Desmosedici. The first bike based directly off a GP bike. When I was at the factory last Sept, and walked around a corner to see over 200 of these things sitting there, and saw and heard a Ducati employee riding one to work through city traffic in the morning in downtown Bologna, making EVERY pedestrian STOP and LOOK, and smile!!!! I knew that this was one very special machine.
Bike of the decade, the BMW GS. This thing, with the help of Ewan & Charlie, has become the best selling bike in Europe 5 yrs running, and launched a 100,000 pretend world travellers.