BMW has been announced as having the best-selling motorcycle over 125cc in the UK, with the all-new R 1200 GS, for the fourth consecutive year. BMW’s ultra-successful R 1200 GS has dominated the adventure-sports segment and overall sales for the fourth consecutive year. The 2013 liquid-cooled BMW R 1200 GS was the UK’s best-selling motorcycle over 125cc with 1,737 examples registered. This figure means it actually outsold the second best-selling motorcycle in the UK by a ratio of 2.3 to 1 (1,737 to 743). Worldwide in excess of 25,000 new BMW R 1200 GS models were sold, the most for any new model in the ninety year history of BMW Motorrad.
Commenting on the announcement, Adrian Roderick, General Manager for BMW Motorrad UK said, “We are delighted to be able to say that the BMW R 1200 GS is, once again, the UK’s best-selling motorcycle over 125cc. The first ever liquid-cooled R 1200 GS offers performance, technology and innovation, taking adventure-sports motorcycles to an entirely new level. For it to have achieved such success in its first year is a wonderful endorsement from owners.
“What’s more, for the R 1200 RT and R 1200 GS Adventure to have sold so well is huge commendation for these much-loved models. With both being replaced by all-new liquid-cooled versions in March, we look forward to further strengthening BMW Motorrad’s position at the top of the touring and adventure-sports sectors.
“On the global scale, BMW Motorrad has celebrated its third consecutive all-time best year of sales in 2013. The new GS has been a huge part of that success; with the liquid-cooled model breaking BMW’s own records for the best first year sales of any model in their 90-year-history.”
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