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ducati scrambler is best bike of 2015, says auto trader

The Ducati Scrambler has been named Best Bike of 2015 by online market-place Auto Trader.

Experts from Auto Trader Bikes rode hundreds of miles, testing every new bike on sale in the UK to shortlist category winners, as well as whittling down the entrants to find the overall Best Bike of 2015.

Ducati UK MD Tim Maccabee said: “Ducati UK is delighted to receive this prestigious award for the Ducati Scrambler. The Scrambler has exceeded all of our expectations for sales in 2015 and seems really to have captured the imagination of the public. We’ve been especially pleased that it has attracted interest outside of our existing customer base and even from non-motorcyclists, which is good not only for us but for motorcycling in general.”

Meanwhile, Honda’s frugal CB125F and innovative NC750X commuter were also awarded Best Bike titles in their respective categories.

Taking the prize for Best A1 machine – for riders restricted to 125cc – Honda’s new CB125F was praised for its “ease of use and sheer value for money”.

Auto Trader editor-in-chief and head judge Jon Quirk praised it as the perfect starter bike: “If you want a user friendly motorcycle to start your career on two wheels, it doesn’t get friendlier than the CB125F.  It’s a really solid package with amazing fuel economy.”

The NC750X, with outstanding fuel economy, was named Best Commuter for the second year running.

2015 Auto Trader Bike Award category winners

Best AM
Winner: Peugeot Django 50 cc
Runner-up: Aprilla SR 50 R
Runner- up: Baotian Falcon R

Best A1
Winner: Honda CB125F
Runner-up: Yamaha MT-125
Runner-up: KTM RC 125

Best A2
Winner: Yamaha MT-07
Runner-up: Honda CBR500R
Runner- up: BMW G 650 GS

Best Scooter
Winner: Vespa GTS 300 Super
Runner-up: Primavera 125cc
Runner-up: Peugeot Django 150cc

Best Commuter
Winner: Honda NC750X
Runner-up: BMW C-Evolution
Runner-up: Triumph Bonneville

Best Enduro
Winner: KTM Freeride 350
Runner-up: KTM 350 EXC-F
Runner-up: Honda CRF250L

Best Naked
Winner: Triumph Street Triple Rx
Runner-up: Yamaha MT-07
Runner-up: BMW R 1200 R

Best Retro
Winner: Ducati Scrambler
Runner-up: BMW R nineT
Runner-up: Indian Scout

Best Tourer
Winner: BMW S 1000 XR
Runner-up: Kawasaki Z1000 SX
Runner-up: Ducati Multistrada S

Best Adventure
Winner: KTM 1290 Super Adventure
Runner-up: BMW R 1200 GS
Runner-up: Yamaha MT-07 Tracer

Best Cruiser
Winner: Indian Chief Dark Horse
Runner-up: Yamaha V-MAX
Runner-up: Harley-Davidson Street Glide

Best Sport
Winner: Yamaha R1
Runner-up: Kawasaki Ninja H2
Runner-up: BMW S 1000 RR

For more information on the winning bikes and all runner-ups, please visit: www.autotraderbestbikeawards.co.uk/2015

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