Bajaj Auto and Kawasaki to end alliance after nearly a decade

Bajaj Auto and Kawasaki to end alliance after nearly a decade

In case you missed out, Bajaj Auto and agreed with Japan’s Kawasaki to end their 10 years of alliance for sales and services in India starting next month while focusing on their partnership with Austrian firm KTM instead.

“Kawasaki and Bajaj have mutually arrived at an amicable decision to end their alliance in India from April 1, 2017,” Bajaj Auto President (Probiking) Amit Nandi said in a statement.

Kawasaki motorcycles will be sold by India Kawasaki Motors Pvt Ltd — 100 per cent subsidiary of Kawasaki Heavy Industries Japan — through its dealer network. The unit

“Bajaj and Kawasaki will continue to maintain their co-operative relationship across the rest of the world for current and future businesses,” Nandi said.

“We have progressively converted our Probiking network to be KTM dealerships.”

“Now the Duke & RC models are being offered in five SKU’s through the over 300 KTM dealerships in India. Going forward, Bajaj intends to focus on the KTM brand,” Nandi added.

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