Best Bike Awards 2016
Best Naked Category
Triumph Speed Triple R

The Speed Triple is the bike that put Hinckley Triumph on the map twenty-two years ago and the new-for-2016 Speed Triple R is doing it all over again. Adopting a more aggressive stance in keeping with the meaner 1994 original, it boasts a 1050cc engine with 138bhp. But beyond the savage grunt, it offers steering that is alive and transparent, a composed ride thanks to top-spec Öhlins and a six-speed shifter that is a tactile joy. Compact, grunty and so much fun.

"The Speed Triple R can be demonic or dainty, depending on how you’d like to ride. It’s a big leap forwards for a bike that is already an icon. It is the new definitive supernaked."
Phil West
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Runner-up: Yamaha MT-10

Friendly yet ballistic, although not exactly what you’d call a looker. Not even a vibrant paint scheme can soften the brutal design.

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Runner-up: BMW R 1200 R

A hugely underrated naked from BMW, serving up riding zest with an engineering zeal that feels indestructible.

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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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