BMW Captures Three Awards from Motorcyclist Magazine

BMW Captures Three Awards from Motorcyclist Magazine

BMW was the only manufacturer to reach the top spot in three categories in Motorcyclist magazine’s 2015 Motorcycle of the Year (MOTY) Awards. Editors of Motorcyclist proclaimed the BMW S1000RR “Best Sportbike,”  and – for the second year in a row – named the BMW R1200GS Adventure “Best Adventure Bike” and the BMW R1200RT “Best Touring Bike.”



Commenting on the 2015 S1000RR Motorcyclist editors wrote, “Every time we ride BMW’s 999cc S1000RR we’re blown away. Not only is the double-R the most powerful bike in the category – slamming down a bona fide 184 hp in our latest test – but it’s also the most civil superbike available and without a doubt the best daily rider in the class… No one in their right mind will debate the double-R’s athleticism or value.”

“It is a tremendous honor to receive a ‘Best Bike’ award from Motorcyclist in any category; to be the only manufacturer to earn three in one year is just fantastic,” observed Kris Odwarka, Vice President, BMW Motorrad USA. “It demonstrates that the motorcycling community wants and appreciates products that reflect a continued commitment to engineering development and prowess.”


Of the two repeat winners, Motorcyclist dubbed the R1200GS Adventure, “A motorcycle masterpiece,” stating, “Many other manufacturers have tried to peel back the BMW GS’s headlock on this category… but no other manufacturer has quite managed the GS’s combination of off-road ability, commuting and sport riding manageability, and genuine cross-country comfort.”

“Still great, yet to be challenged,” Motorcyclist observed about the R1200RT. “We have an unreasonable man-crush on anything with BMW’s new liquid-cooled engine. We gush endlessly about the GS and now we’re giving the similarly powered R1200RT the nod a second year in a row… For now, it’s time for the RT to shine, combining rare sporting character in a bike built to leap state lines in serene, weather-protected comfort.”

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