The BMW R 1200 R always offered a great package to riders, 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.”
Best Tourer: BMW R 1200 RT.