08 August 2013
Metzeler shod BMW R 1200 GS is UK’s best-selling motorcycle over 125cc
In the first half of 2013, the new water-cooled R 1200 GS has been the top selling adventure-sports model with 1025 sold, as well as becoming the UK’s best-selling motorcycle over 125cc. The air-cooled R 1200 GS Adventure sits in second place with 453 sold.
Another win for BMW is with the new F 800 GS Adventure and F 700 GS, as well as the A2-class legal G 650 GS and G 650 GS Sertao, which have taken a 30% market share too. All these bikes are fitted with Metzeler rubber too, tyres that have performed consistently well, such as the Karoo 3, Tourance Next and Tourance EXP.
In the touring category, BMW’s new-for-2013 F 800 GT has narrowly beaten the hugely-popular BMW R 1200 RT (shod with Z8 Roadtec Interacts), to become the best-selling touring motorcycle in the UK, with 299 and 293 sold respectively.
At a glance:
The BMW R 1200 GS is the UK’s best-selling motorcycle over 125cc (1025).
First and second best-selling adventure sports motorcycles are the BMW R 1200 GS (1025) and BMW R 1200 GS Adventure (453).
BMW Motorrad has a 30% of the adventure-sports sector.
The BMW F 800 GT (299) and BMW R 1200 RT (293) are the best and second-best selling touring motorcycles, with the BMW K 1600 GT and BMW K 1600 GT fourth and fifth respectively.
BMW Motorrad has 50% market share of the touring sector.
BMW Motorrad sales are up 6% compared to this time in 2012 (3372 to 3573)
BMW Motorrad’s motorcycle share over 500cc has increased from 14.4% to 16%.
For more information on BMW, go to www.bmw-motorrad.co.uk