The company will use its partner Bajaj Auto's Chakan plant to roll out the bike. It also is gearing up to launch a sports model under KTM RC series that will hit the market by the end of next year. (Agencies)
"Our current focus is the KTM bikes, but in the next two years you will see the Husqvarna bikes coming from the Chakan plant," KTM Sportmotorcycles AG CEO Stefan Pierer told reporters here.
Earlier this year in January, Pierer, who owns a majority stake in KTM, had acquired Husqvarna from Germany's BMW.
On plans to launch more KTM bikes in India, Bajaj Auto Ltd (BAL) Managing Director Rajiv Bajaj said: "KTM has developed a full-fledged sports model under the brand RC. We will launch it by the end of next year."
The RC series will have more than one engine capacity and it will be manufactured at BAL's Chakan plant, Bajaj added.
Pierer also said by 2015, KTM may also bring its Duke 690 model to India.
In 2007, BAL had acquired 14.5 percent stake in KTM and gradually increased it to 48 percent. The two companies had joined hands to develop products and use the Indian firm's plant for manufacturing.
Under the KTM range, the partners sell Duke 200 and Duke 390 in India, while Duke 125 produced in India is exported to Europe.
When asked if BAL would go for a majority stake in KTM, Bajaj said: "We don't see any need for enhancing that...Our objective is to be a partner and not to take over KTM."
The company will use its partner Bajaj Auto's Chakan plant to roll out the bike. It also is gearing up to launch a sports model under KTM RC series that will hit the market by the end of next year.