Austrian sports motorcycle maker, KTM Sportmotorcycles AG, on Tuesday announced it will introduce its Husqvarna motorbikes in India two years from now.
The company will also manufacture the same locally in India through its partner Bajaj Auto, which holds 38 percent stake in KTM. The the bikes will be produced at Baja's Chakan plant, reported PTI.
"Our current focus is the KTM bikes, but in the next two years you will see the Husqvarna bikes coming from the Chakan plant," said KTM Sportmotorcycles AG CEO Stefan Pierer.
Piere, who holds a major stake in KTM, acquired Husqvarna from Germany's BMW in January. The company which claimed to have marketed 8,000 units of KTM motor bikes last year will launch two RC series racing bikes next year. It has exported nearly 25,000 units of KTM to Europe, Latin America and South-East Asia.The company may also bring Duke 690 to India in the coming years.
Bajaj Auto currently markets Duke 200 and Duke 390 to India. The KTM 390 is the country's first mid-size sports bike having an engine which delivers 43.5 ps of power and 35 NM of torque.
"KTM has developed a full-fledged sports model under the brand RC. We will launch it by the end of next year," said Bajaj Auto Ltd (BAL) managing director Rajiv Bajaj, adding that, "We don't see any need for enhancing that...Our objective is to be a partner and not to take over KTM."