The jury round for Indian Motorcycle of the Year or IMOTY 2022 recently drew to a close. The event that took place at BIC witnessed the jury vote on six shortlisted motorcycles.
IMOTY is the highest honour a two-wheeler made or assembled in India can receive. All motorcycles launched between December 2020 and November 2021 qualify for the award. However, to make the final shortlist, the motorcycles in question must have a number of attributes from strong relevance for the Indian two-wheeler market to setting new benchmarks in the segment it operates in.
This year the shortlist included the sporty 125cc TVS Raider; the 250cc Bajaj Pulsar twins; the new-retro commuter from Yamaha, the FZ-X; the Honda CB200X, a road-going adventure bike; and finally the reborn Royal Enfield Classic 350.
As for the voting system, every jury member has 25 points to award. The maximum a jury member can give a motorcycle is 10 points. And the jury member must award points to at least five motorcycles. Also, the top two motorcycles cannot be awarded the same points, which means every jury member signals his or her clear winner.
The IMOTY 2022 will be announced today evening.