Best Bike Awards 2016
Best Scooter Category
Vespa GTS 300

The Vespa GTS 300 Super is proving harder to beat than Gianluigi Buffon in a five-a-side goal. It has lifted the Best Scooter trophy for three consecutive years now, thanks to its enduring style, popularity, economy and residual values. We just wish Vespa would build a more robust sidestand and offer heated grips. Manchester is considerably colder than Milan.

"The GTS is the perfect distillation of the iconic Vespa brand. Not cheap in this segment, but it’s a class act that blends the best case of style, fun and frugal running costs."
Jon Quirk
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Runner-up: Honda Forza 300

An A2 license compatible scooter that is well finished, boasts excellent fuel economy and is an entertaining ride.

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Runner-up: Yamaha Tricity 125

A worthy scooter for sensible shoes types. A superb ‘buy with your head’ option, though compared to the Vespa, it’s about as stylish as a pair of Teflon-coated trousers.

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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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