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Triumph Street Triple Rx

The Street Triple Rx, with its quickshifter and rear seat unit from the Triumph Daytona, is an intoxicating motorcycle but it stands to remind us just how good the standard Street Triple is. The 675cc three-cylinder unit develops 105bhp and one of the greatest two-wheel soundtracks, while the faultless ergonomics, superb brakes and suspension win over anybody who rides it.

“This more exclusive Rx accentuates all those great qualities inherent in the regular Street Triple. It’s compact, light, lively and so much fun. It is the definitive supernaked.”

Jon Quirk

Runner-up: Yamaha MT-07

Regardless of category, the MT-07 remains one of the best bikes on sale for its blend of price and performance. Excellent ergonomics and a wonderfully smooth and linear power delivery also flatters the rider.

Runner-up: BMW R 1200 R

The latest version of BMW’s unsung hero swaps out telelever front suspension with more conventional upside down forks, while plush equipment levels make it the most adaptable naked of the pack. Underestimate at your peril.

Category winners

Meet our panel of expert judges

Jon Quirk
Editor-in-Chief of Auto Trader, road rider, customiser and committed to helping everybody find their dream bike.
Rob Morphet
Launched Auto Trader Bikes in 1996, a key protagonist in its successful shift to digital and a passionate supermoto rider.
David Burton
Founding editor of independent motorcycle magazine Esses, road rider, prolific designer, tea drinker.
Phil West
One of the UK’s most authoritative, respected and long established motorcycling journalists. Now a senior road tester for Auto Trader Bikes.

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