Bajaj has announced that they’ll kick-start the production of Husqvarna motorcycles by bringing into a production partnership with KTM.
The production partnership will see the Husqvarna Svartpilen and Vitpilen 401 into production at Bajaj’s Chakan factory located in India which has been producing small capacity KTM models.
Bajaj stated that they have set their eyes on churning out around 100,000 KTM and Husqvarna models by the end of this year and will double that next year if all goes well.
Bajaj Auto Ltd has finally made a crucial and important decision to boost the production of Husqvarna motorcycles by bringing the brand into a production partnership with KTM. This interesting move will indeed enhance the output of Husqvarna and feed the demands of the market.
Ever since the introduction of the mouth-watering Husqvarna Svartpilen and Vitpilen 401 that we’ve seen a few times now at several international motorcycle shows, the modern-day street bikes have been getting a lot of attention especially regarding on when they’ll go into production.
For those who are new to the name of Bajaj Auto Ltd regarding who they are and how they can make such a big announcement in the motorcycling industry, Bajaj is actually the world’s sixth largest motorcycle manufacturer, the second largest in India and without a doubt the world’s biggest three-wheeler manufacturer. Oh, they own KTM as well.
Bajaj is also a newcomer in the Malaysian market following its recent partnership with the national motorcycle brand, Modenas. Their joint venture has penetrated the local market with three exciting models; Modenas Pulsar RS200, Pulsar NS200 and the V15.
Since KTM owns Husqvarna (and partly owned by Bajaj as well), the production of KTM has seen a significant rise at their Chakan factory located in India. The same factory is said to start manufacturing the Svartpilen and Vitpilen 401 soon.
The factory itself has so far successfully churn out a few small capacity KTM models like the 125 Duke, 390 Duke, RC125 and RC390. The partnership with Bajaj also benefits KTM greatly as they’re able to cut down production costs as well as expand their motorcycle models in the Asian region.
Another promising information from Bajaj themselves is that they have set their eyes on churning out around 100,000 KTM and Husqvarna models by the end of this year. If that goes well, Bajaj will double up the numbers for 2018. Quite ambitious if we say so ourselves but we are confident that Bajaj can do the job and do it well.