Wednesday, June 19, 2024
HomeNEWSBMW celebrates winning three 2015 MCN Awards.

BMW celebrates winning three 2015 MCN Awards.

BMW Motorrad is celebrating as three of its models – S1000XR, R1200R and R1200RT – have won 2015 MCN Awards. The awards recognise outstanding achievements, innovations and products and the winners are chosen by a panel of expert riders and road testers.

In a statement, BMW says: “The S1000XR was launched in May to critical acclaim and praise from media worldwide. Combining the supersports technology and four-cylinder engine from the S 1000 RR with the adventure bike comfort and practicality from the GS range, the XR became the best-selling model in MCN’s new Adventure Sport class.”
MCN Awards judges said: “We love the S1000XR. It’s an intoxicating mixture of speed, comfort, sleek styling and raw, adrenaline-fuelled fun. It’s right up there as one of the best BMWs ever.”

“The R1200R always offered a great package to riders,” says BMW, “with the air-cooled Boxer engine at the heart of a capable, stylish roadster motorcycle. With the 2015 model update, the R 1200 R has been propelled to the top of the class. Owners now get to experience the new 125hp Boxer motor, class-leading electronics packages including Gear Shift Assist Pro, semi-active suspension and Dynamic Traction Control, all wrapped up in modern styling inspired by the Concept Roadster.”

MCN Awards judges said: “BMW has subtly sprinkled the R 1200 R with 21st century technology to enhance the riding experience. It’s still simple, wind in the hair biking, but now it has a lovely extra edge – and an MCN Award to boot.”

BMW Motorrad dominates the touring sector in the UK, with one in every two new touring motorcycles sold bearing the BMW roundel – and the R1200RT is largely the reason why. Relaunched in 2014 with the all-new liquid-cooled Boxer motor, the R1200RT won last year’s MCN Award for Best Tourer and has retained the trophy for 2015. This is the sixth year that the RT has been the nation’s best-selling touring motorcycle.

MCN Awards judges said: “BMW Motorrad’s current-generation R1200RT is on another level, compared with its rivals, which is why we awarded it our best tourer of 2014 and again for 2015. If there was any bike we’d want to do big, continental miles on, the R1200RT is it.”

Lee Nicholls, national marketing and PR manager for BMW Motorrad UK, said: “This year we are delighted to have been presented with three prestigious MCN Awards. With two brand-new models taking top honours in their classes and one model taking a repeat award, it’s welcome recognition of the consistent quality, performance and capabilities of BMW motorcycles.

“In addition to the R1200RT topping the sales charts in the touring sector, the 2015 S1000RR and S1000XR both out-sold their rivals by a considerable margin. This year is set to be our biggest ever in the UK with record-breaking sales of BMW motorcycles. This is thanks to our outstanding model line-up, our strong retailer network and on-going support from our fantastic customers.”



Product News

Reaction: The man in the white suit

I started in this stimulating industry as a sales representative for Greeves Motorcycles in January 1964; then after 30 plus years at the coalface,...