25th March 2017
Sales and after sales service of Kawasaki bikes.
Bajaj Auto has had an alliance with Kawasaki for the sale and after sales service of Kawasaki motorcycles through its Probiking network since 2009.
We have progressively converted our Probiking network to be KTM dealerships. The Bajaj - KTM partnership, launched its first co-developed product, the 200 Duke in 2012. Over the last 5 years, KTM achieved a CAGR of 48 % and sales volume in FY17 is estimated at 37000 units. Now the Duke & RC models are being offered in 5 SKU’s through the 300+ KTM dealerships in India. Going forward, Bajaj intends to focus on the KTM brand.
Kawasaki and Bajaj have mutually arrived at an amicable decision to end their alliance in India from April 1, 2017.
Consequently, with effect from that date, Kawasaki motorcycles will be sold and after sales service, including that for past customers, will be provided by "India Kawasaki Motors Pvt Ltd" (a 100% subsidiary of Kawasaki Heavy Industries Japan), established in India in July 2010, through its own dealer network.
Bajaj and Kawasaki will continue to maintain their co-operative relationship across the rest of the world for current and future businesses.