Austrian two-wheeler manufacturer, KTM is known to build value for money motorcycles for racing enthusiasts. They have partnered with Indian two-wheeler giant Bajaj Auto and assemble six products in India. The duo has now registered their best sales figures ever and it was achieved in 2014.
During 2014, KTM globally sold 1,58,760 motorcycles, this is an increase of 28.2 percent over the previous year. It is the fourth year in succession that KTM has grown by leaps and bounds. The Austrian manufacturer has been witnessing growth in all markets that it offers its products.
KTM has also set another record of hiring the most employees in a year. They managed to employee 2,143 individuals, out of which 182 were from Austria alone. Their goal for 2015 is to have more employees and generate more revenue in business year 2015.
KTM currently offers a wide range of products globally. In India, however, the Austrian manufacturer offers only its locally manufactured products. These include two naked bikes and two fully-faired motorcycles.
- Duke 200, which is priced at INR 1,36,147 ex-showroom, Mumbai
- RC200, which is priced at INR 1,64,241 ex-showroom, Mumbai
- Duke 390, which is priced at INR 1,87,780 ex-showroom, Mumbai
- RC390, which is priced at INR 2,10,561 ex-showroom, Mumbai
Honda, Kawasaki and Yamaha have been in India for a period longer than KTM. They have, however, not been able to figure out how KTM can provide performance motorcycles at an affordable pricing. The Austrian manufacturer outsells the Japanese manufacturers with relative ease.