KTM vs. Kawasaki: Complete Sales Report in India

KTM vs Kawasaki Sales in India: KTM and Kawasaki unintentionally share a rivalry like no other. Once upon a time in India, both the Orange and Green team was under the same roof. Then came March 31, 2017, and everything came to an end abruptly. The reason was never made officially clear and nor does anyone hope that it will come public anytime soon.

This resulted in KTM getting the 350+ Pro-biking dealerships across India and Kawasaki remaining with their limited dealerships. At the time of division, they only had 12 dealerships across the country. Both the brands are performance-centric and offer a limited number of options for the Indian market. KTM has limited the bikes to 200, 250 and 390 series while Kawasaki offers much bigger bikes that start from Z250 and goes up to Ninja H2R.

KTM vs Kawasaki Sales in India

KTM vs Kawasaki Sales
KTM vs Kawasaki Sales Report (September 2018)

KTM Sales Figures in India

Bike/Model Sales (Sept. 2018)
Duke 200 + RC 200 2864 Units
Duke 250 629 Units
Duke 390 + RC 390 675 Units
KTM vs Kawasaki Sales
KTM vs Kawasaki Sales Report (September 2018)

Kawasaki Sales Figures in India

Bike/Model Sales (Sept. 2018)
Z250 0 Unit
Z650 0 Unit
Z900 1 Unit
Z1000 1 Unit
Ninja 300 228 Units
Ninja 400 23 Units
Ninja 650 70 Units
Ninja 1000 49 Units
Ninja ZX-10R 9 Units
Ninja ZX-14R 0 Unit
Ninja H2 1 Unit
Versys 300 5 units
Versys 650 0 Unit
Versys 1000 0 Unit
Vulcan S 0 Unit

KTM 200 Duke and RC 200 collectively brought 2864 units while Duke 250 was good for 629 units. KTM 390 Duke and RC 390 could fetch just 675 buyers in September 2018. These numbers are not up to the expectations.  A total of 4,168 units were sold from the KTM lineup, resulting in just 12 units per dealership every month. The bikes are priced well under INR 2.50 lakh (ex-showroom) in all states of the country. Kawasaki, on the other hand, sold just 387 units in total. The situation here is totally different.

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Every dealership was able to move a minimum of 15 bikes (on an average). The prices varied highly from INR 2.98 lakh for the starting level Ninja 300 to INR 72 lakh for Ninja H2R. They even sold 49 units of Ninja 1000 priced at INR 10 lakh (ex-showroom). The Orange brand is a winner in number terms but, not to forget, all this comes at the stake of hundreds of dealers who are actually struggling to sell bikes every month. KTM should bring the 790 Duke within the earliest possible time frame as it is the only thing that could bring shivers across Kawasaki lineup with its value for money feel.

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KTM vs. Kawasaki: Complete Sales Report in India
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