Auto Trader Bikes has already revealed the winners of this year’s Best Bike Awards. In total, there are 12 categories but only one will be crowned as the best bike of them all. Motorcycle enthusiasts and Aprilia UK dealers are excited to know the result. The judging was done by testing 36 motorcycle models from 16 different makers. The motorcycles are varied from those that are suitable for beginners and those that are recommended for riders who wanted to get their CBT.
There are many factors that were considered for the judging including technical features, performance, appearance, practicality, running costs and reliability. Rob Morphet, the director, said that this is the fifth year since the first Auto Trader Best Bike Awards was held.
For the best scooter award, the winner is Honda X-ADV while the runners up include Vespa GTS300 and Piaggio MP3. The bike is said to be a hybrid between adventure type and scooter. Many are surprised though because it carries a price tag of £10,000.
Peugeot Speedfight 50 won as the Best AM which targets the teens of today’s age. It comes equipped with digital dash, phone dock as well as USB socket. The runners up for this award are Aprilia SX50 and Yamaha Aerox 50.
The best middleweight bike is the Suzuki SV650X while KTM 790 Duke and Ducati Monster 821 come in second and third place. The Best Naked Award is bagged by Triumph Speed Triple RS with Husqvarna Vitpilen and Honda CB1000R on its heels.
The BMW R1200GS Adventure took home the Best Adventure Award followed by Triumph Tiger 800 and Honda Africa Twin Sports Adventure. According to Auto Trader Bikes, it is the Range Rover of all bikes. Best Cruiser Award recipient is the Harley Davidson Fat Bob with runners up India Springfield and Triumph Bobber Black.
The Best A1 Award goes to Aprilia SX125 which agreed upon by Aprilia UK dealers while the runners up are Lexmoto Titan 125 and Honda CB125R. Judges said that this is the best form of Aprilia as an A1 motorcycle though they think the saddle might be too tall for some beginners.