Best Bike Awards 2016
Best Adventure Category & Overall Winner
Honda Africa Twin

The Honda CRF1000 Africa Twin may be late to the adventure party, but it’s safe to say the wait was worthwhile. This is one of the best motorcycles to come out of Honda for years, and that’s really saying something. The combination of slim shape, superb engine and gearbox, excellent ergonomics and brilliant body control make it a phenomenal all-rounder. If you want a reason not to buy a BMW GS, then this is it.

"What a multi-purpose motorcycle. Those established rivals better prepare their gracious 'loser faces'."
Rob Morphet
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Runner-up: BMW R1200 GS

Hugely accomplished, oh-so-dependable yet less involving to ride. Still a sensational adventure bike but with a long career and so many converts, a five-year old example will do the same job for half the price.

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Runner-up: KTM 1290 Super Adventure

Comfortably the priciest member of our trio, but a true road and dirt bike hybrid. Engine is ludicrously powerful and it features the most tech-laden rider aids.

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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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