Our friends over at Motorcycle USA have announced the winners of their 2012 awards. The Kawasaki ZX-14R has been bestowed upon with top honours by winning the prestigious ‘Motorcycle of the Year’ award 2012. The Ninja ZX-14R is truly a top-notch performer and has been a crown jewel in Kawasaki USA’s arsenal for quite some time now. Speaking to the media at the event, the jury of Motorcycle USA awards 2012 stated, “Versatility is yet another weapon in the Ninja’s arsenal. With its undemanding riding position, cozy seat and big windscreen the ZX-14R is equally adept at cross-country touring as it is laying down 10-second quarter mile runs. Best bike of 2012? We’re sticking with the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R”.
The Motorcycle USA awards are considered to be very important specially in the USA, due to the fact being that it is one of the most prestigious two-wheeler magazines in the world. Other winners in different categories at the awards truly showcased us the level of competitiveness in the US market. There were few firm favourites along with few surprise winners as follows.
Best Cruiser: Ducati Diavel
Best Sportsbike: BMW S1000RR
Best Street Bike: Triumph Speed Triple R
Best Adventure Motorcycle: Triumph Tiger Explorer
Best Enduro: Beta 450 RR
Best Dual Sport: Kawasaki KLR650
Best Motorcross: Kawasaki KX450F
Best Tourer: BMW K1600 GTL