For the category winner that, we feel, has moved the game on the most, Auto Trader offers the additional and ultimate honour of Bike of the Year.

BMWs original S 1000 RR shook up the superbike establishment in 2009 with its class-bashing 190bhp and revolutionary electronic riding aids. A decade on BMW have done it again and then some. The all-new S 1000 RRs performance and electronics have raised the bar, even more impressively it is now already proving to be a winner on track AND still has more relevance on the road than most.

All of this makes the BMW S 1000 RR the worthy winner of our Bike of the Year 2019.

After four generations of Speedfight, Peugeot has the entry-level AM category nailed with its compelling combination of heritage, style, specification and value for money. A brilliant starter bike for any 16-year old.

On spec alone, this junior-sized race replica puts some bigger bikes to shame with its inverted forks, radially-mounted brakes, variable valve timing and LCD screen. Baby R1 styling makes it Instagram-friendly, too.

Upgrades to the styling, engine and chassis in the 2019 CB500X have made the might of Hondas engineering prowess easy to admire, but even easier to live with. This all-rounder is as effortless to ride as it is desirable to own.

Taking the best bits from its Modern Classics range and making them even better, Triumph has created modern retro alchemy. Cancel that R nineT order, because the Speed Twin is the most stylish, engaging and exciting modern retro on sale.

Essentially a superbike with a more comfortable riding position, the Tuono doesnt so much accelerate but time travel. New semi-active Öhlins suspension now compliments an already star-studded specification, making this super-naked as good as it gets.

The GS kicked off the adventure bike revolution and this latest Adventure version continues to define both the category and company. An inspired update that manages to broaden both the bikes appeal and versatility without trading any of its core character.

Indians flagship motorcycle is a lesson in how to build a class-leading cruiser: effortless performance, superb refinement and a continuous desire to raise the bar in comfort and luxury. Its the sort of bike that makes 200-miles in the saddle feel like 20.

A lightweight alternative to the heavier, more powerful and significantly more expensive touring bikes, the Tracer 700 GT comes with a touring screen, panniers and plenty of low-end punch. This is a do-it-all motorcycle that works on paper and in reality.

Any bike that can de-throne the Ducati Panigale V4S must be special, but the S 1000 RR is a masterstroke. Its miraculous combination of performance, pliancy and poise make it as brilliant on a British B-road as it is rumbling down the Portimao pitlane.

Vespa is the only scooter company that manages to elevate a seemingly ordinary device into a functional art form. The GTS 300 remains the definitive scooter with its unique style and, in HPE form, improved performance. It remains a class act.

An Auto Trader Best Bike Award is the ultimate seal of approval from Britains biggest marketplace for motorcycles.

Its a sign of excellence and a trusted independent marker of quality, because its judged by a mixture of award-winning journalists, record-breaking racers and industry professionals, all of whom live and breathe motorcycles.

Whether youre a seasoned rider or just starting out, our 10 awards categories will provide a high-water mark for motorcycling excellence, designed to help make researching your next dream bike easier than ever.

Award-winning journalist, former Editor-in-Chief of Auto Trader and creator of our annual Best Bike Awards.

British motorcycle racer who made Isle of Man TT history by becoming the first woman to compete in both sidecar and solo classes at the same meeting.

One of the UKs most authoritative, respected and long established motorcycling journalists. Now a senior road tester for Auto Trader Bikes.