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Riders spoke loud and clear this month in Stuttgart, Germany, when readers of German motorcycling magazine Motorrad chose four BMW motorcycles as “Motorcycle of the Year” in its 19th annual awards vote. BMW Motorrad won a total of nine trophies, with top honors in Sports Bikes, Touring/Sport-Touring Bikes, Crossovers and Modern Classics categories.
With 208 motorcycles in the running for the awards, competition was stiff, and BMW Motorrad leadership was proud to accept awards as voted on by nearly 50,000 riders for some of their top-selling motorcycles including the BMW S 1000 RR and the R 1200 RS.
“Once again I am pleased with the outstanding result our motorcycles achieved and would like to thank the Motorrad readers warmly for their vote. Nine podium places are a strong validation for the width of our BMW Motorrad rage,” said Stephan Schaler, director of BMW Motorrad.
The BMW S 1000 RR, BMW’s iconic superbike, won the “Motorcycle of the Year” distinction for the third year in a row, further cementing its position as the top sportbike on the market. The BMW S 1000 RR is a finely tuned bike that ingeniously combines 199 horsepower with the latest advancements in motorcycle control and safety technology. Dynamic Traction Control, Race ABS and Dynamic Damping Control offer riders a level of control and safety not found elsewhere.
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BMW S 1000 XR tops Competition in Crossover Category
A return champ, the BMW S 1000 XR, defended its title as the “Motorcycle of the Year” in the Crossover category. The XR combines the best aspects of a race bike with the control and comfort of a tourer to provide a unique platform – BMW’s first adventure sports bike. The bike’s look is stellar and so is its ride. Test ride the S 1000 XR in Southern California today.
BMW R 1200 RS First Place in Touring/Sports Touring Category
BMW Motorrad came out on top once again in the Touring/Sports Touring category with the R 1200 RS. A bike that truly checks all the boxes, the BMW R 1200 RS provides an ample level of performance that’s complemented by a comfortable ride and eye-catching design. With the BMW R 1200 RS, you can have fun around the corners and maintain a high level of creature comfort thanks to the bike’s 125-horsepower engine and new saddlebag system with top case.
BMW Heritage on Display in Modern Classics Category Winner – the RnineT
A relative newcomer to the international motorcycle scene, the RnineT’s emergence was celebrated by readers who awarded the bike its “Motorcycle of the Year” honor for Modern Classics. The BMW R nineT is BMW Motorrad’s line of Heritage bikes that have captured the imagination of the motorcycling community with its old-school look and near-limitless customization options. Test ride one of the many bikes in the BMW RnineT line today!
More BMW Motorrad Top Finishers
Rounding out the awards BMW Motorrad took home were the stellar bikes that just missed the top spot:
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