The 11th edition of ‘Indian Motorcycle Of The Year’ (IMOTY) award was recently concluded in Delhi. And it’s the 2017 KTM 390 Duke that has bagged the country’s most prestigious 2018 IMOTY award. With a score of 107 points, the 2017 KTM 390 Duke took a lead over the Yamaha FZ25 and the Triumph Street Triple RS that earned 77 and 68 points respectively.
Speaking at the event, Dr Raghupati Singhania, Vice-Chairman & Managing Director, JK Tyre & Industries Limited said, “The prestigious ICOTY and IMOTY awards have become synonymous with excellence in the Indian automobile industry, honouring cars and bikes for now for over a decade. Every year these coveted awards recognise the best in class efforts in engineering, design, cost-effectiveness, adaptability to local conditions and above all customer satisfaction. As the proud associate of these awards since their inception in 2005, JK Tyre has always endeavoured to take these awards beyond mere plaudits to a true recognition of merit.” Read – New-generation Hyundai Verna Bags ICOTY 2018 Award
Commenting on the achievement, Mr. Amit Nandi, President, Bajaj Auto & Head for KTM Motorcycles in India, said: “We are honoured that our motorcycle KTM 390 Duke has won the prestigious IMOTY 2018. Our R&D team has put in a lot of hard work in creating a motorcycle, which is not only performance-driven but also has the styling and practicality suitable for Indian riding conditions. Winning IMOTY’18 gives us all the motivation to put in more effort to bring more performance motorcycles in India.” Read: 2018 KTM RC 250 Spied For The First Time
2017 KTM 390 Duke Picture Gallery
The IMOTY’s jury consists of sixteen senior Indian automotive journalists with years of experience. The panel judged the vehicles on multiple parameters such as fuel efficiency, performance, technical innovation, practicality, comfort, features, safety, styling, price, value for money and the most importantly suitability for Indian consumers and driving conditions. Check Out – KTM 390 Duke Black Edition Pictures
Inspired by the KTM 1290 Super Duke R, the 2018 KTM 390 Duke derives its power from a 373.2cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that’s good for 43bhp. This motor, paired to a 6-speed gearbox, can do 0-100kmph in 5.6 seconds. It has an electronic speed limit of 169kmph.