I think this has been a very slow and boring year as far as new models go. Vespa released some more combinations of the same bodies and the same engines, perhaps with some fancy body colours and saddle stitchings... one big yawn as far as I'm concerned. Honda's PCX would get a nod from me if instead of fairly pointless stop-go had something truly worthwhile llike ABS, and if it was priced to pass on the savings made by producing it in Thailand, rather than to reflect Honda's image of premium product - the image increasingly held only by Honda themselves.
I would nominate Kymco Downtown 300i for bringing cool looks, useful features and ABS for (just) under A$ 8,000... and perhaps PGO X-Hot for zippy performance, top quality and unusual yet purposeful styling.
And I would like to nominate Piaggio group as the turkey of the year for not bringing to our market the new restyled Beverly 300cc ... after peeling off the name badge, of course :)
Edit: And let's not forget Sachs Australia who should get not just an 'award' but a visit from ACCC for trying to pass their Made In China crap for a German product.