Congratulations to Royal Enfield on winning the prestigious Indian Motorcycle of the Year award 2014. ‘IMOTY’ is the most credible and coveted automotive award in the country. This award is an expert and independent judgement on the best new motorcycle. It is aimed at recognizing focused, consistent and rigorous efforts made by motorcycle manufacturers, with the highest levels of performance in the areas of design excellence, innovation and R&D.
The top three motorcycles for the IMOTY included the Royal Enfield Continental GT, KTM 390 Duke and Hyosung Aquila Pro. The nominated motorcycles were judged on various parameters such as price, fuel efficiency, styling, comfort, safety, performance, practicality, technical innovation, value for money and suitability for Indian driving conditions.
Congratulating the winning motorcycle, Vikrant Singh (Overdrive) 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 Mahindra Centuro is easily the best-equipped entry-level motorcycle in the country. However, 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 is well-priced too. No wonder six of the nine jurors rated it as their top choice.”