The Royal Enfield Continental GT has won the prestigious Indian Motorcycle of the Year (IMOTY) 2014. The Indian Motorcycle of the Year (IMOTY), along with JK Tyre presented the most prominent awards of the Indian automotive industry The Ashok in Delhi.
Mr. Arun K Bajoria, President & Director, JK Tyre & Industries Limited along with Mr. Girish Karkera, Editor BBC TopGear India & Chairman ICOTY and Mr. Vikrant Singh, Executive Editor, Overdrive & Chairman IMOTY handed over the Indian Motorcycle of the Year trophy to the Royal Enfield Continental GT on behalf of the esteemed jury of ICOTY & IMOTY 2014.
Siddharth Lal, CEO, Royal Enfield (right) with the Indian Motorcycle of the Year 2014 trophy
The top three contenders for the IMOTY included the Royal Enfield Continental GT, KTM Duke 390 and Hyosung Aquila Pro. The nominated motorcycles were judged on various parameters such as price, fuel efficiency, styling, comfort, safety, performance, practicality, and technical innovation, value for money and suitability for Indian driving conditions.
Mr. Vikrant Singh, Executive Editor, Overdrive and Chairman, Indian Motorcycle of the Year 2014 said, “This year we shortlisted four motorcycles; all at the top of their game. The Aquila Pro is a comfortable and torquey cruiser, the 390 Duke is fast and entertaining; and the Centuro is easily the best equipped entry-level motorcycle in the country. But, our winner, and by a decent margin, the Continental GT brings more to the table. It is good looking, dynamically stable, good to ride and it is well-priced too. No wonder six out of the nine jurors rated it as their top choice.”
The glittering ceremony was made even merrier by a scintillating musical extravaganza presented by internationally renowned percussionist Sivamani along with sufi & ghazal vocalist Runa Rizvi and Atul Raninga on the keyboard.