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Auto Trader Bikes has today revealed the winners of its inaugural Best Bike Awards.

The awards have been presented to manufacturers for the following 13 categories, including an overall Bike of the Year, and come after careful selection by a panel of judges that included journalists, publishers and motorcycle racers.

Category Make Model
Best Bike Yamaha MT-07
Best AM Aprilia SR 50 R
Best A1 Yamaha YZF-R125
Best A2 Honda CBR500R
Best Scooter Vespa GTS 300 Super
Best Commuter Honda NC750X
Best Enduro KTM 350 EXC-F
Best Naked Yamaha MT-07
Best Tourer Kawasaki Z1000SX Tourer
Best Adventure BMW R 1200 GS
Best Retro/Custom BMW R nineT
Best Cruiser Indian Chieftain
Best Sports Ducati 899 Panigale

“Auto Trader Bikes has been helping people find their dream bike since 1996, but this year we have extended our commitment to the industry and the public,” said Jon Quirk, Auto Trader Bikes Editor-in-Chief. “Our award winners have been carefully selected by a panel who live and breathe bikes every day. In a market which has showed signs of renewed confidence, we hope this new initiative will go some way to helping keep sales buoyant until the end of the year.”

AutoTrader Best Bike 2014

AutoTrader Best Bike 2014

Award categories were based on those defined by the Motorcycle Industry Association such as sports bikes, naked bikes and tourers. However, categories such as AM, A1 and A2 were also included by the panel to ensure the awards reflect every type of bike and every personality of biker.

Further details of the Best Bike Awards can be found on a microsite: All content will also feature on the Auto Trader Bikes stand at Motorcycle Live from 22 to 30 November at the NEC, in Birmingham where members of the Auto Trader Bikes team will be on hand to talk to visitors.

Auto Trader Bikes was launched in 1996 and is the one of the biggest online marketplaces for motorcycles in the United Kingdom. In the last year, the editorial team headed by Jon Quirk have significantly improved and enhanced content for those seeking a new bike, including new page templates and video bike reviews that have already exceeded more than 200,000 views.