HONDA COLLECTS TWO ACCOLADES AT MCN AWARDS 2013

Honda (UK) is celebrating after success at the MCN Awards 2013, having collected two winners awards for two new-for-2013 models.

The Honda CBR500R

The Honda CBR500R

The critically-acclaimed CBR500R – part of the 500 series of three machines – was awarded ‘Best Sub-500’. All three of the Honda 500s – CB500F, CB500X and CBR500R – have proved a runaway sales success since their introduction in the early part of 2013 but with the CBR500R leading the way as the bike of choice for those looking for a machine capable of delivering an engaging ride, whilst also returning solid efficiency figures and low-running costs for the commuter, all for a OTR price of just over £5,000. MCN commented: “Honda’s family of 500s burst onto the market, enjoying rampant success in 2013.”

The Honda CB1100

The Honda CB1100

The beautifully styled CB1100 – oozing with retro class – collected the award for (unsurprisingly) ‘Best Retro Bike’. Not only the looks, but the exquisite engineering harks back to the Honda CBs of old, with an air-cooled inline 4-cylinder engine providing the character beneath the charming exterior. MCN commented: “Not only is the CB1100 a new bike from the ground up, but the Japanese have done what so few others have dared to try, shunning the easy route of producing a Euro3 compliant water-cooled motor in favour of a more authentic air-cooled unit.”

mcn awards Nick Campolucci, Head of Motorcycles at Honda (UK) commented on the success: “We are delighted to have received such accolades for two extremely popular models in the Honda range. Although very different, both models represent what’s great about motorcycling, providing a mix of style and finesse with joy and ease of ownership. We are pleased to have achieved such recognition for bringing these models to market in 2013.”

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