Bajaj KTM Alliance Developing Twin Cylinder Engine


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According to news reported by Business Standard based upon the annual report of KTM, Bajaj Auto, India’s second largest two wheeler manufacturer and KTM, Europe’s number 1 two wheeler manufacturer are now developing a twin cylinder engine platform. Both the company are also working on a new motorcycle which will have engine capacity as high as 375cc and this could be the highest cc engine developed indigenously for two wheelers in India after Royal Enfield motorcycles. The twin cylinder engine is being developed at Bajaj Auto’s R&D center at Akurdi, Pune.

In its annual report, KTM states, “Together with Bajaj, KTM is consistently working on implementing a global product strategy. We have already developed new small-engine street motorcycles in response to the rising demand for small, agile bikes for the urban area. Bajaj Auto managing director Rajiv Bajaj is on the supervisory board of KTM Power Sports AG. Both companies are actively looking at Asian countries, such as Malaysia and Indonesia, for joint expansion and common distribution. In future, we would in particular like to attract customers in the emerging markets with this new product, since they will represent one of the most important growth drivers of KTM in the next few years.”
 
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wow that excellent news! bajaj ktm jv should benefit both partners very much. am expecting to see more advanced bajaj bikes in future now like pulsar200ns [clap]
 
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wow that excellent news! bajaj ktm jv should benefit both partners very much. am expecting to see more advanced bajaj bikes in future now like pulsar200ns [clap]
Very true,This JV has been very profitable to both the parties,Now Bajaj can easily market their product's in a developed world With Bajaj's future product line loaded with technology and carrying the right DNA.
It's very exciting time for Bajaj as well as Indian biking enthusiast.
 
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We always knew that the KTM Duke 200 is merely the tip of the iceberg. It may be noted that Indian motorcycle manufacturer Bajaj Autos holds 47% stake in Austrian bike maker KTM and the manufacturing process for Duke 200 and 125 is courtesy Bajaj. Bajaj KTM Duke 200 has taken the Indian premium bike segment by storm and thanks to the cool styling, terrific performance and an aggressive price tag; the Katoom has been eating into the sales of both Yamaha R15 and Honda CBR 250R.

However, Bajaj certainly has no plans to sit back and enjoy the worried faces of the Japs. Bajaj-KTM intends to continue its onslaught on rival manufacturers by soon introducing more KTM products in Indian market. Below are attached the scanned copies of a Bajaj-KTM document which speaks in detail about the objectives of the Austrian company. Regulars here might remember that we were the first to report that KTM plans to introduce a 350cc + bike in Indian market and yet again, our sources have not disappointed us. The document here says that the duo will develop & sell a 375cc bike in Indian market and this bike will be based on one of the three all new vehicle platforms that KTM will develop in collaboration with Bajaj. KTM-Bajaj will also be seen working together on a 2 cylinder engine and we are expecting that this motor will also be the base for the bigger capacity Pulsar's powertain.

The new products from Bajaj-KTM should be unveiled sometime in later half of 2013. Going by these developments, it is very logical to say that the future of Indian biking scene looks very promising.

Check out the attached docs to know about all the plans that KTM have.

OFFICIAL: KTM to develop 375cc bike in cooperation with Bajaj | Motoroids
 

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