The winner of the Indian Motorcycle of the Year (IMOTY) 2017 was unveiled in Mumbai on December 20, 2016. Dr. Raghupati Singhania, -Chairman & Managing Director, JK Tyre & Industries Limited had the honour of awarding the winner, TVS Motor Company, the trophy for Indian Motorcycle of the Year 2017 on behalf of the IMOTY’s eminent jurists. Aspi Bhathena, Chairman, IMOTY and Editor, Bike India also presented a certificate signed by the entire IMOTY 2017 jury to the winner.
Congratulating the winners, Dr. Raghupati Singhania said, “It’s been over a decade since the first IMOTY Awards were instituted to honour achievements and excellence in the Indian automobile industry. Today, these Awards have set benchmarks for Indian automakers, egging them on to put in their best foot forward and deliver vehicles, which capture the nation’s imagination in all ways possible. JK Tyre has been associated with IMOTY since the time of their inception, and it is with great pride that we can say that today these awards have inspired automakers to innovate every year in terms of engineering, design, cost-effectiveness, adaptability to local conditions, not to forget consumer satisfaction, to stand out in the competition.
I congratulate TVS Apache RTR 200 4V for the innovation and creativity in their vehicles and for being successful in satiating the needs of their consumers. This is a deserving recognition of the efforts they have put to bring out the best-in-class motorcycles. At the same time, I would also like to congratulate all contenders for having put in so much effort. It is in true sense a celebration of the Olympian spirit of participation that makes everyone a winner.”
The revelries at this landmark automotive event were amplified by a seminal performance from legendary rocker Gary Lawyer. Lawyer performed a set of ‘motoring music’ specially-designed for the IMOTY 2017 awards night.
The biggest and most celebrated award of the Indian automotive calendar, the 2017 IMOTY marks the ninth year in existence for this famous accolade. The IMOTY has grown from strength to strength since its inception. Built on the tenets of unbiased judgement and under the unrivalled authority of the biggest names in India’s automotive publication space, the IMOTY has seen steadfast support form sponsors JK Tyre from the very outset.