BMW R1200GS named bike of the month

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The BMW R1200GS has been named used bike of the month as demand for new and used motorbikes continues to grow.

According to My Motorcycle Check, the R1200GS is in plentiful supply in the used market, meaning now could be a good time to buy the Adventure model.

And the good news continues for BMW in the new motorcycle market, too, with the R1200GS the bestselling 1000cc+ model in the UK in May and the second bestselling Adventure Sport model in the same month.

Industry trends

My Motorcycle Check suggests that the poor weather over the first few months of summer has hindered new and used motorbike sales.

Rob Hobson, My Motorcycle Check, said: “Based on the general buzz around the market, there is definitely a nagging feeling that it should be busier.

“Perhaps the mixed weather conditions throughout May held the market back a little. A prolonged spell of proper summer conditions always brings a positive lift.”

However, figures released by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) show that new registrations growing by nearly 14 per cent at the end of May for the year-to-date.

This was most obvious in the Adventure Sports and Naked segments where sales grew by 32.2 and 22.1 per cent respectively for the year-to-date.

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