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Indian Motorcycle of the Year (IMOTY) 2021: Here are the nominees

Tuhin Guha Published: February 26, 2021, 03:16 PM IST

All the new motorcycles launched in India in the past year are set to battle it out today, February 26, for the prestigious Indian Motorcycle of the Year Award (IMOTY) 2021. Here is a look at all the new metal that's vying for the title this year. All motorcycles that qualify for these awards need to be new models that have been manufactured or assembled in India and need to have gone on sale before November 30, 2020. Facelifted motorcycles or those updated with new drivetrains and other minor mechanical changes don't qualify for this award.

2021 Indian Motorcycle of the Year(IMOTY) contenders

Bajaj Dominar 250
Hero Glamour 125
Hero Passion Pro
Hero Xtreme 160R
Honda Hornet 2.0
Husqvarna Svartpilen 250
KTM 390 Adventure
Royal Enfield Meteor 350

These contenders are judged by a panel of experienced automotive journalists from the biggest publications in the country, which also includes OVERDRIVE as a founding member. Editor Bertrand D'Souza and assistant editor Rohit Paradkar are part of the IMOTY jury this year. Other members are Rahul Ghosh, associate editor, Auto Today; Dipayan Dutta, senior special correspondent, Auto Today, Jared Solomon, assistant editor at AutoX, Ravi Ved, content development editor at AutoX; Aspi Bhatena, editor of Car India and Bike India; Sarmad Kadiri, executive editor at Car India and Bike India; Sirish Chandran, editorial director of Evo India and Fast Bikes India; Aatish Mishra, assistant editor at Evo India; Pablo Chaterji, executive editor at Motoring World; Kartik Ware, managing editor at Motoring World; Vikrant Singh, editor at Carwale, Bikewale and CarTrade and Kranti Sambhav, editor and lead at Times Drive.

In 2020, the Hero Xpulse 200 won the ICOTY award

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 1,60,000
Displacement
249cc
Transmission
6-Speed
Max Power(ps)
27.00
Max Torque(Nm)
23.50
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 68,900
Displacement
125cc
Transmission
5-Speed
Max Power(ps)
10.87
Max Torque(Nm)
10.60
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 98,500
Displacement
200cc
Transmission
5-Speed
Max Power(ps)
18.40
Max Torque(Nm)
16.45
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 99,950
Displacement
163cc
Transmission
5-Speed
Max Power(ps)
15.00
Max Torque(Nm)
14.00
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 1,26,921
Displacement
184cc
Transmission
5-Speed
Max Power(ps)
17.26
Max Torque(Nm)
16.10
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
-NA-
Displacement
373cc
Transmission
6-Speed
Max Power(ps)
-NA-
Max Torque(Nm)
-NA-
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 2,99,000
Displacement
373cc
Transmission
6-Speed
Max Power(ps)
44.00
Max Torque(Nm)
37.00
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 1,75,000
Displacement
349cc
Transmission
5-Speed
Max Power(ps)
20.20
Max Torque(Nm)
27.00
Mileage
-NA-

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