Best Bike Awards 2016
Best Cruiser Category
Indian Springfield

The rise and rise of the Indian Motorcycle Company has been nothing short of spectacular. In just three years, it has dominated the Best Cruiser awards category, emphatically proving that cruisers do not need a Harley-Davidson badge to be credible. The Springfield is the latest Harley beater, featuring the company’s sublime, gutsy and sonorous Thunderstroke V-twin, that’s complemented by the ride quality of an ocean liner and a finish that out-luxes all comers. Add in the five-year warranty and you’re looking at one effortless conveyance.

"Just when you think you understand this bike’s suite of skills, it surprises you with another hidden quality."
Jon Quirk
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Runner-up: Harley-Davidson Low Rider S

Thanks to a small frame, hot rod geometry and huge 1801cc engine, this cruiser is easily our pick of the modern Harley-Davidson range.

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Runner-up: Ducati XDiavel

Italian hot rod meets American cruiser and has such agility, it’s like discovering a 20-stone bruiser can tap dance. Only spoiled by a rock-hard ride.

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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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