KTM 390 Duke has won the prestigious Indian Motorcycle Of The Year Award
KTM 390 Duke Has Won: The KTM India group was also handed over a winner’s certification by Aspi Bhathena, bearing the signatures of all jury members. The 2018 IMOTY marks the tenth year in existence because of its award that makes it even more unique to its Indian two-wheeler business along with the IMOTY jury too. The IMOTY jury has been therefore represented by eight prestigious automotive books from the nation.
Speaking at the awards ceremony, Dr. Raghupati Singhania said, “The prestigious IMOTY awards have become synonymous with excellence in the Indian auto industry, honouring bicycles for today for more than ten years. Each year those coveted awards recognise the very best in class attempts in technology, layout, cost-effectiveness, adaptability to local conditions and above all customer satisfaction. As the proud partner of those awards since their beginning in 2005, JK Tyre has ever endeavoured to take such awards beyond mere plaudits into a legitimate recognition of virtue.
We congratulate KTM 390 Duke to be recognized as the Indian Motorcycle of this year 2018. Their commendable attempts bring about the client best-in-class bikes, which are chosen by auto experts who constitute the prosecution following a critical examination.
Of those 20 new bikes found in the nation this season, the final shortlist of contenders for its 2018 IMOTY needed a dozen bikes from the fray for the award. The last jury around was held on December 4 in Khushru Patel’s stud farm and bungalow at Lonavala in which the prosecution members met to check the selected bikes farther.
Following the final round of evaluations the list had been whittled down to the last 3 bikes, namely the KTM 390 Duke, the Yamaha FZ25 and the Triumph Street Triple RS. The 390 Duke has been voted winner unanimously, pipping another two by scoring a significantly higher 107 points when compared with the FZ25’s 77 points along with the Street Triple’s 68 points. The nominated bikes were judged on several parameters like cost, fuel economy, styling, comfort, security, functionality, practicality, technical innovation, value for money and suitability for Indian riding requirements. Why is the IMOTY the very enviable bicycle award in the nation is its own fair and impartial voting procedure that’s the jury members select one winner only on the basis of the caliber of the goods. Even though the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V was the IMOTY winner for 2017, it had been the Yamaha YZF-R3 which has been adjudged winner in 2016.