Last year was a difficult year for the motorcycle industry, due primarily to the regional lockdowns, production stoppages, and disrupted supply chains.
The effect has been a loss in motorcycle sales across the board, and KTM is no different from the bulk of the two-wheeled brands.
Reporting a drop of 3.4% in motorcycle units sales, KTM ended last year selling 270,047 motorcycles worldwide (compared to 280,099 units in 2019).
Interestingly, KTM reports that its global motorcycle production increased last year, up to 265,321 units (+1.8%), though production in Austria decreased by 12% to 160,098 units.
The drop is likely due to the months-long closures experience in Mattighofen, Austria – though there is a movement to bring more of KTM’s production capability outside of Austria.
With that said, KTM’s international production is set to grow in 2021 though, with KTM’s partnership with CFMOTO set to see production of 790cc Duke and Adventure models in China.
KTM says that the first mid-range motorcycles will be assembled in 2021. The expectation is that CF Moto will also be producing its own model lineup, based on the KTM parallel-twin.
Source: Pierer Mobility