BMW Motorrad and Husqvarna Motorcycles received eight “podium” finishes in Motorrad magazine’s Motorcycle of the Year 2012 awards on March 1st. The German magazine’s awards are decided by votes from the magazine’s readers and demonstrate the brand’s enduring popularity.

In the Touring category, the new K1600GT and K1600GTL took the top spot, with more than 25 percent of the vote. The R1200RT scored 14.6 percent to take silver. The C600 Sport and C650GT maxi-scooters took second in the scooter class, with almost 18 percent of the vote despite the fact they have not yet gone on sale. Meanwhile, the R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure took 22.2 percent in the Enduro/Supermoto section which put them into first place. Husqvarna’s first road bike in decades, the Nuda 900 and Nuda 900R, celebrated third place in their very first entry in the category. The S1000RR also took its prize in the Sport category, where it came second with 21.3 percent of the vote.

In the ‘Naked Bikes’ category, the R1200R and R1200R Classic finished third, while the K1300S came in second in the ‘Allrounder’ class.

Motorrad Magazine Motorcycle of the Year 2012 Awards: 

Category A: Tourer

1. BMW K1600GT/GTL

2. BMW R1200RT

3. Yamaha FJR1300

Category B: Sport

1. Ducati 1199 Panigale

2. BMW S1000RR

3. MV Agusta F3/Oro

Category C: Chopper/Cruiser

1. Triumph Thunderbird Storm

2. Harley-Davidson V-Rod 10th. A. Edition

3. Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Special

Category D: Supermotos/Enduros

1. BMW R1200GS/Adventure

2. Ducati Hypermotard 1100 Evo SP

3. Husqvarna Nuda 900/R

Category E: Allrounder

1. Ducati Multistrada 1200S Touring

2. BMW K1300S

3. KTM 990 SM T ABS

Category F: Naked Bikes

1. Ducati Diavel

2. Triumph Speed Triple R

3. BMW R1200R

Category G: 125er

1. KTM 125 Duke

2. Aprilia RS4 125

3. Yamaha YZF-R 125

Category H: Scooter

1. Vespa GTS 300 Super

2. BMW C600 Sport/C650GT

3. Aprilia RSV 850


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