BMW S 1000 RR and R 1200 RT Win Three MCN Awards

German motorcycle manufacturer BMW recently announced it has received no less than three awards from British motorcycle publication MCN. Specifically, its S 1000 RR supersport machine was awarded ‘Machine of the Year’ and ‘Sportsbike over 751cc’, while its R 1200 RT touring model won the ‘Tourer of the Year’ award.

“The BMW was head and shoulders above the rest. We are proud that the S 1000 RR will be joining the long list of iconic winners from MCN’s 55-year history,” stated Marc Potter, editor of MCN.

“The most respected, the most feared and most capable superbike ever allowed into the hands of the public. The S 1000 RR is simply staggering in every single way,” MCN said.

The judges also praised the bike’s racing successes. In its first year, the S 1000 RR has taken the BSB-EVO title, the Metzeler National Superstock 1000 Championship and the FIM European Superstock Cup.

“That you can get such an incredible and race-winning package, including traction control and anti-wheelie, on a road bike defies belief. The fact that it works so well as a complete package and that BMW has literally left every other sports bike gasping at its first attempt is phenomenal,”
Potter added.

On the other hand, the R 1200 RT tourer has been referred to as follows: “anyone in the MCN office which bike they’d chose if sent to the south of France and it would be the big BMW each and every time. It handles so well with or without a pillion and luggage.”

“The S 1000 RR has been a phenomenal success both on the track and in the showroom. It’s been praised by media and owners alike; it’s delivered two highly-competitive British racing championships in its first year on the track and won a number of national and international awards,”
stated Adrian Roderick, BMW Motorrad General Manager.


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