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Old 24th December 2009, 12:12   #1
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Post Kawasaki Ninja 250R Voted as The IMOTY 2009

An 11 member Jury consisting of senior automobile journalists Voted Kawasaki Ninja 250R launched by Bajaj Auto as the Indian Motorbike Of The Year 2009.

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The awards are an unbiased and exhaustive evaluation of all the new cars and motorcycles launched in the calendar year of 2009 in India. An 11-member specialist jury consisting of senior automobile journalists from Auto Bild India, Auto India, Business Standard Motoring, Car India, Overdrive and Top Gear got together to vote for the most impressive car and motorcycle on parameters very similar to acclaimed international awards for automotive excellence.

...Kawasaki Ninja 250R pummeled the competition to win the coveted title of Indian Motorcycle of the Year with 53 points.

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Personally, I too feel that the Ninja is an important Bike for the Inidan biking enthusiasts & could pave the way for better bikes in coming times.

While a similar attempt was done by Kinetic by launching the Aquila & Comet, both of them lacked the image & track oriented nature of the Ninja

I just hope more Bike companies get prompted to launch such bikes.

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Old 24th December 2009, 15:38   #2
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Didn't knew Ninja is an Indian motorcycle but then you can't argue with the decision of these top notch journo's.

Good bike no doubt lets hope this will make other Jap and Indian makers do something about it. Whatever it will be, good for us.
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whats indian in Ninja?
its just assembled here?
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If you click on the link you would find following reasons

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The awards are an unbiased and exhaustive evaluation of all the new cars and motorcycles launched in the calendar year of 2009 in India

To qualify for the 2009 awards, only all-new cars and motorcycles, whatever the country of their origin, that went on sale in showrooms across the country before December 1, 2009 were considered. Existing cars and motorcycles that have had mere cosmetic facelifts or small mechanical tweaks do not qualify for consideration.
Btw I have heard that the Ninja is indeed doing some good numbers
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It surely is as loads of guys are picking up after their apprehension of price has been put to rest
Hope others will launch inline screamers(~5k price) post this success story
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