TVS Raider 125 has bagged “Indian Motorcycle of the Year (IMOTY)” one of the prestigious national awards in India. The bike is known for its alluring design, technology, fuel economy, performance, and sustainability for Indian subcontinental riding conditions. Amidst the event, TVS Raider 125 had tough competition with the other five shortlisted motorcycles.
The finale witnessed a 14 membered Jury that was responsible for announcing the Indian Motorcycle of the Year title. IMOTY jury members comprised – Rahul Ghosh (Associate Editor, Auto Today), Dipayan Dutta (Senior Special Correspondent, Auto Today), Shivank Bhatt (Road Test Editor, autoX), Aspi Bhathena (Editor, BIKE India, and CAR India), Sarmad Kadiri (BIKE India and CAR India) Sirish Chandran (Editorial Director, Evo India, Fast Bikes India & Motor Sport India), Aatish Mishra (Assistant Editor, Evo India), Kartik Ware (Managing Editor, Motoring World), Janak Sorap (Features Writer, Motoring World), Rohit Paradkar (Assistant Editor, Overdrive), Bertrand D’souza (Editor, Overdrive), Vikrant Singh (Editor, CarWale, BikeWale, and CarTrade), Kranti Sambhav (Editor and Lead, Times Drive), and Abhay Verma (Editor and Publisher, TURBOCHARGED)
India today quotes Aniruddha Haldar – Senior Vice President Marketing, TVS Motors saying, “IMOTY has always been the most coveted awards in the automotive industry with sheer expertise that backups at the jury level. The TVS Raider getting felicitation from the esteemed jury has been really heartening with deep sense of pride as we accept this on behalf of the entire team of TVS Motors and all the consumers who have showered their love for TVS Raider.” while accepting the award for the RaiderEvery year, numerous automobiles (Bikes) hit the Indian market some of them end up vanishing without being noticed while some of them make remarkable sale in the automobile biz. This year TVS Raider led the sales chart of the Indian market under the two-wheeler segment.
New model motorcycles were eligible to participate in the award. No matter where the bikes were originated, they had to be assembled or manufactured within India and had to be showcased in showrooms between 1 December 2020 and 30 November 2021 to participate in the award.The titleholder of the award was announced based on jury vote, each jury member had 25 points and they had to allot points to at least 5 participating motorcycles and could not allot more than 10 points to a bike. A very fair and transparent system makes IMOTY the most credible auto award in India. IMOTY was initiated back in 2007 when senior and prominent automobile journalists from all across India gathered and decide to start the Indian Motorcycle of the Year (IMOTY) award.
The highly experienced jury members are responsible for selecting a single decisive winner (independent judgment of the best new motorcycle), and the voting process has been designed to be very fair transparent. Price, fuel efficiency, styling, comfort, safety, performance, practicality, technical innovation, value for money, and suitability for Indian riding conditions are particularly important factors while deciding on the winner of IMOTY.IMOTY is the most coveted automobile award in India.With each passing year, it is gaining more prominence.Having the latest features at an affordable price, the bike has garnered ample appreciation in Nepal as well. Launched by Jagadamba Motors in November 2021, the bike has made remarkable sales in the country, especially among the youths.
TVS Raider 125 has a stunning muscular look combined with several other amazing characteristics such as adjustable monoshock Suspension, USB Charging, under-seat storage, and Wider Tyres. Furthermore, attractive all-new LED headlight, angular LED DRLs, and a fender up front enhance its appearance even more.Powered by a 124.8 cc, Single-Cylinder, Air-Oil Cooled SI Carburetor engine.; it can generate up to 12.9PS power at 7500rpm and a max torque of 11.5Nm at 6000rpm. Moreover, it comes with a 3-valve engine while most of the 150cc motorcycles still come with a 2 valve engine. Additionally, it has the quickest acceleration rate with 0-60 KM/H acceleration in only 5.9 seconds. It is pleasure for all of us to know that TVS Raider 125 is available all across the country at TVS showrooms.