I know everyone's a bittie upset about favouring manufacturers, but although the kwackers have improved massively, doesn't the fact that triumph seem to have breathed on their whole range and introduced several major new bikes significant. The two new 1200's are not to be sneezed at.
Huskvana have to be right in the mix, as it seems to be pumping new and interesting designs out the door.
KTM might not be in the mix for this year, but it looks like they're about to stick a whole raft of new bikes out.
As for Honda bashing.. again MCN do seem to favour them but Honda's new range of low fuel commuter bikes are really significant along with a very nice adventure tourer and the new 500's look great additions to its range. MCN basking: Justified. Honda bashing: Not justified.
Behind that I'd put Kawasaki as an honourable mention along with some of the Chinese brands who seem to be making great strides forward.
As for MV Agusta, I don't really think so. Yes, they've got a couple of new bikes, but they still seem to be the standard "too sudden throttle, not really any good for the road" type bikes..... again.
Post script: Just switched browsers and saw the poll which doesn't show in google chrome. Shame on you MCN for making that list so small