Yamaha MT-07


The experts from Auto Trader Bikes have ridden hundreds of miles, testing every new bike on sale in the UK to pick these category winners and name the Best Bike of 2014.

The MT-07 hasn’t just shifted the category benchmark, it has redefined it. It represents a return to a ‘less is more’ philosophy for naked motorcycles, where low cost, lightness, a reduced dependency on electronics and an engine map designed specifically for the road have coalesced to create one of the most entertaining bikes of 2014.

“For new riders or those coming back to it, I couldn’t think of a bike I would rather own”

David Burton

Runner-up: Ducati Monster 821

The new liquid-cooled V-twin has created an easy going and rider-friendly Monster, thanks to a low seat and light clutch action.

Runner-up: Aprilia Tuono

Superbike performance and Moto GP soundtrack now also comes with quickshifter, traction control and anti-wheelie electronics.

Category winners

Meet our panel of expert judges

Jon Quirk
Editor-in-Chief of Auto Trader and committed to helping every rider find their dream bike.
Rob Morphet
Launched Auto Trader Bikes in 1996 and has been responsible for its continued success ever since.
David Burton
Prolific designer and founding editor of Esses, an independent motorcycle magazine.

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