CCM Spitfire Flat Tracker Crowned Auto Trader’s Best Retro Bike of 2018

The CCM Spitfire Flat Tracker has scooped the award for Best Retro from the coveted Auto Trader Best Bike Awards 2018. Now in its fifth year, the awards are back and bigger than ever, featuring more contenders from various manufacturers, from summer rides to trackside toys.

The CCM Spitfire Flat Tracker was the judge’s undeniable favourite in this category, beating the Ducati Scrambler 1100 and the Kawasaki Z900 RS.

Phil West, Motorcycling journalist exclaimed CCM have “got the bike shed, cafe racer vibe nailed better than anyone.” Andrew Shim, Auto Trader Best Bike Awards 2018 Guest Judge said “built in really small, limited numbers, it really is a beautiful bike.”

Racer and all-round bike enthusiast, Andrew Shim best known as ‘Milky’ in the film and TV series – This is England , joined Phil West and Rob Morphet on this year’s panel, establishing a unique judging panel that borrows diverse talent from across the biking industry.

With 13 categories and 16 manufacturers, Auto Trader’s Best Bike Awards reveal the best machines on two wheels, whether you’re a first-time rider looking for a humble 50cc, or an adrenaline junkie seeking a 200+bhp superbike.

Auto Trader’s Best Bike Awards aim to help every biker find their ideal motorcycle. The judging panel rode thousands of miles to test over 36 models and compile the year’s list of the most impressive bikes on the market. Reliability, running costs, appearance, practicality, performance and technical advancements were all considered by judges as they put together this well-informed list of winners.

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