Best Bike Awards 2016
Best Commuter Category
Honda NC750X

The Honda NC750X retains our Best Commuter top spot for the third successive year, because it continues to offer genuine flashes of modern genius. The clutchless ease and storage of a twist-and-go scooter married to an adventure bike stance help to provide comfortable, roomy and effortless transport that takes moments to get familiar with. 2016 updates to the styling have provided a less anodyne aesthetic while gearbox and suspension tweaks have helped make it more polished and refined than ever before.

"The NC750X is deeply impressive at what it does. If you want a bike to go to work on and behave dutifully come rain or shine, buy an NC."
Jon Quirk
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Runner-up: Triumph Street Twin

Way more accomplished Bonneville successor, that is beautifully finished, more rider-friendly and remains achingly cool. Evocative soundtrack, too.

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Runner-up: Suzuki SV650

A back to basics naked motorcycle that is easy to ride, and very hard to fault. A very poised and practical offering.

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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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