Honda (UK) is celebrating after a successful haul at the 2012 Motorcycle News Awards, with three winner’s awards received in three separate award categories.
The new-for-2012 Honda NC700X was awarded ‘Best All-rounder’, with affordability and ease of use highlighted as the key attributes of the class-leading middle-weight machine. MCN commented: “If I were commuting in a city this bike would be at the top of my list. Why have a superscoot when you can have a proper bike with proper handling that does exactly the same thing?"
In the small bike class, the Honda Vision 110 was awarded the accolade of ‘Best Scooter’, with excellent mpg figures, riding position and the security of the Combined Braking System (CBS) the key factors behind the decision. MCN commented: “Wind protection is surprisingly good, the riding position is spot on and even two up it offered decent ride quality. The CBS provides confident and secure braking."
The icing on the cake was the presentation of the ‘Dealer of The Year (Single Outlet)’ award to Honda dealer Doble Motorcycles, for the second successive year. An award given each year to the dealership that has consistently offered outstanding customer service, facilities and value measured against the best dealerships in the country. Doble Motorcycles are the first dealership in history to win this award in consecutive years.
Paul Styles, director for Doble Motorcycles commented: “We’re incredibly proud to receive the Motorcycle News Dealer of The Year Award 2012, it’s a testament to the hard work of our staff who constantly strive to offer our customers unrivalled customer service.”
Steve Martindale, general manager for Honda (UK) Motorcycles commented: “We are delighted to have been awarded such accolades for two of our most popular models in the Honda range. We’ve been very pleased with how they have been received by customers and in the market place since their respective launches and to receive further recognition from one the most respected voices in the industry is fantastic. We’re also extremely pleased that Motorcycle News has recognised Doble Motorcycles as one of the top dealerships in the UK, and rewarded them for their hard work and contribution to the industry.”