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“WE TRY TO TRANSFER WHAT WE’VE LEARNT FROM OFFROAD IN TERMS OF PRODUCT QUALITY AND EASE OF MAINTENANCE AND BRING THAT TO OUR STREET BIKES. WE ALWAYS WANT TO BE ON TOP OF TECHNOLOGY” — Luca Martin, Managing Director at KTM ASIA Motorcycle Manufacturing Inc

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championship titles up into now. Martin wants to bring this same world class quality to Asia. “We want to show the Asian market that KTM represents

We always want to be always on top of

quality and more importantly, we’re

technology.” KTM Group has also

ready to race. We want to bring this

shrewdly kept track of emerging trends

racing spirit to Asia and we truly believe

in the motorcycle space. For instance,

there will be a bright future for big bikes

whilst the firm noticed a dip in demand

in this market.” The firm won’t just rely

for superbikes they tapped into the

on its legacy though: it’s keen to invest

growing uptick for smaller bikes.

in new innovation so that it can create

“This was a strong move by KTM,”

the best race machines in the market.

notes Martin. “We focused on smaller

“One of our biggest competitive

displacement bikes but our competi-

advantages is that we try to transfer

tors didn’t.”

what we’ve learnt from offroad in terms

Just as consumer demands are

of product quality and ease of mainte-

shaking up the market, the rise of

nance and bring that to our street bikes.

electrification could always change the

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