KTM 200 Duke wins cov­eted In­dian Mo­tor­cy­cle of the Year Award

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THERE ARE PLENTY OF IN­DI­VID­UAL BIKE of the Year awards out there, given out by al­most ev­ery au­to­mo­tive mag­a­zine in the coun­try, but what makes the In­dian Mo­tor­cy­cle of the Year (IMOTY) Award spe­cial is that a sig­nif­i­cant chunk of the mo­tor­ing fra­ter­nity comes to­gether, sup­ported by JK Tyre, to de­cide the win­ner. The jury for the IMOTY Award com­prises se­nior jour­nal­ists from In­dia’s lead­ing auto mag­a­zines — Vikrant Singh and Rahul Ghosh of Auto Bild, Aspi Bha­thena of Bike In­dia, Ber­trand D’souza and Shub­habrata Mar­mar of Over­drive, Girish Kark­era of Top Gear In­dia and Pablo Chaterji of BSM. Among them, they have a lot of years of ex­pe­ri­ence of rid­ing a mo­tor­cy­cle, so you know there’s some solid back­ing be­hind the win­ner!

The IMOTY was the KTM Duke 200, beat­ing the Ba­jaj Pul­sar 200NS, Ba­jaj Dis­cover 125ST and Honda Dream Yuga. All the con­tenders were judged on cri­te­ria such as de­sign, price, fuel ef­fi­ciency, com­fort, safety, per­for­mance and rid­ing plea­sure, with en­vi­ron­men­tal fac­tors and tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vance­ment also play­ing a con­sid­er­able role.

The awards were pre­sented at a glit­ter­ing cer­e­mony in Mumbai last month. While con­grat­u­lat­ing the winners, Raghu­pati Sing­ha­nia, Vice-chair­man and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of JK Tyre & In­dus­tries, said “The ICOTY and IMOTY Awards rep­re­sent In­dia’s best on wheels. The nom­i­nated cars and mo­tor­cy­cles com­pete un­der strict and rig­or­ous guide­lines, which are a hall­mark in the mak­ing of the most cov­eted awards in the auto in­dus­try.”

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