1. MCN machine of the year 2015 — Kawasaki Ninja H2 £22,000
What our judges said in 2015: "It’s the fastest production bike we’ve ever tested and does 0-180mph in 15.23s… and just 800 meters! Awarding the H2 our Machine of the Year is one of the easiest decisions we’ve ever made."
2. MCN Machine of the Year 2012 — BMW S1000RR From £13,850
What our judges said in 2012: “It’s the second time the staggeringly capable superbike has won the award — the last time was 2010. It scarcely seemed possible to improve on the original bike, but they’ve done it.”
3. MCN machine of the year 2014 — Yamaha MT-07 £5349
What our judges said in 2014: “There are bikes that come along every now and then that reset the standard, jolt the market and make a mark. In sales, in strategy, in the minds of motorcyclists: this is such a machine.”
4. MCN Machine of the Year 2013 — BMW R1200GS From £12,185
What our judges said in 2013: "There’s no getting away from the fact the new GS instantly comes over as being a class above its rivals. It’s sumptuously comfy, has energy, verve and delivers a whole lot of fun. "
5. MCN Machine of the Year 2011 — Ducati Diavel From £14,495
What our judges said in 2011: “It’s redefined the cruiser class with unprecedented performance and handling. We’ve never known a bike to exceed expectations by such a huge margin. It should appeal to an entirely new market for Ducati.”
What are the MCN awards?
Right the way through MCN’S 61-year history, the MCN Awards have celebrated the best motorcycles of the year, lifetime achievements, outstanding people and products. But the award every manufacturer wants is the highly coveted Overall Machine of the Year, won in the past by such greats as the Blade, R1 and 916.