Thursday, January 17, 2008

After Austria’s KTM and Japan's Kawasaki, Bajaj Auto is now in talks with the UK’s Triumph Motorcycles

Bajaj Auto could be seeking a deal for joint product development and distribution of Triumph’s cult bikes in domestic and overseas markets — it has a similar arrangement with KTM, where the equity alliance (Bajaj holds a little over 20% stake) involves joint development of street bikes as well as a high-performance, water-cooled engine platform for 125 and 250 cc bikes.

With Kawasaki, Bajaj has adopted a different approach. The two partners are looking to use each other’s distribution networks in many markets across the globe.

Bajaj Auto will import CKD (completely knocked down) kits of Kawasaki’s famous bikes, assemble them here and then retail them though its probiking showrooms.
- Daily News & Analysis

Related Stories:
1. Bajaj Auto announces wide-ranging co-operation with the 2nd largest European sport motorcycle manufacturer KTM Power Sports AG
2. Bajaj Auto to relaunch two-stroke Chetak Scooter, Kawasaki-Bajaj 100 Motorcycle with gasoline direct injection (GDi)engines
3. Hamara Bajaj

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