Best Bike Awards 2016
Best A1 Category
Honda CB125F

The best-selling 125cc motorcycle in Britain also happens to offer the best blend of user friendliness, efficiency and reliability. Alongside the competition, it’s also staggeringly cheap to buy, yet can be fun as well as practical. Who knew austerity could rock?

"The CB125F is pretty brilliant for its intended purpose. There isn’t anything fancy in this junior Honda’s delivery, but the value for money here is inescapable."
Phil West
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Runner-up: Yamaha MT-125

Popular naked version of Yamaha’s YZF-R125 is more rewarding to ride than the Honda, but it’s significantly more expensive. Given the transient nature of the A1 category, that makes it fall short of the class win.

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Runner-up: KTM 125 Duke

Streetfighter-styled naked is now proving more popular than its race replica RC 125 sibling. A stylish, feisty and engaging motorcycle for this category, but very pricey.

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Category winners

Best AM
50cc capacity, available to riders from the age of 16
Best A1
125cc capacity, available to riders from the age of 17
Best A2
Motorcycles limited to 47bhp, available to riders from the age of 19
Best Scooter
Stylish, practical and cost-effective urban commuters
Best Commuter
Combines the efficiency of a scooter with big bike refinement and practicality
Best Manufacturer
Product innovation and strong leadership marks out our winner
Best Naked
Stripped back motorcycles with a purity of focus and an upright riding stance
Best Retro
Modern classics that hark back to a bygone era without the reliability woes
Best Tourer
Mile-munching comfort combined with varying levels of face-wrenching speed
Best Adventure
The UK’s most popular category, equally comfortable globetrotting or commuting
Best Cruiser
Baggers that offer effortless performance with all-day comfort
Best Sports
Race bike technology and design wrapped into road-legal packages

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