KTM Posts 26.8% Sales Increase for Q1 2014

04/17/2014 @ 3:56 pm, by Jensen Beeler6 COMMENTS


KTM continues to have successful quarterly sales reports, as the Austrian company has announced that its Q1 2014 sales are up 26.8% over last year’s figures. Moving a total of 32,994 KTM-branded vehicles worldwide, the Austrian brand was assisted in that figure by Bajaj, which sold 2,748 KTM 200 Duke & KTM 390 Duke motorcycles in India.

For that bump in sales, KTM reports that quarterly revenue was up 20% over Q1 2013, for a total of €196.9 million. Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) came to a total of €14.6 million, up a whopping 254% over last year.

Lastly, KTM reports that production in China commenced last month, with its Chinese partner CF-Moto assembling KTM 200 Duke & KTM 390 Duke models for the Chinese market.

As you can guess from these figures, KTM’s growth trend is continuing unimpeded, and is fueled largely by its efforts in emerging markets. With its production capabilities coming online in China, we can expect further sales growth in the coming quarters from KTM as well.

Unsurprisingly, KTM continues to be the largest European OEM, surpassing BMW Motorrad in yearly sales for both 2012 and 2013.

Source: KTM

  • paulus

    WOW… well done KTM.
    this will be interesting in the near future.
    CF Moto already make some relatively good quality vehicles, ATV’s, UTV’s etc.

    With KTM engineering/reputation, they could emerge as another strong brand.

  • BBQdog

    Nice job KTM. But I hope there is still some room for quality improvement as my Duke 390 was far from 100% on delivery (most problems solved so far however). Fine tuning on the suspension adjustment, starting, EFI mapping, cable routing.

  • Sean

    Excellent. Now update the RC8 with TC/ABS from the Adventure, plz.

  • Andres

    Bring RC 390 to America please!!!!

  • Huskyman

    Do these figures include all brands owned by KTM, such as Husky (as an example) or just KTM branded?

  • Mark

    “Unsurprisingly, KTM continues to be the largest European OEM, surpassing BMW Motorrad in yearly sales for both 2012 and 2013.”

    I assume this claim is in terms of units sold worldwide, rather than in actual sales revenue…

    Certainly back in 2012 I would think KTM sold fewer expensive bikes than BMW did cheap ones. With domination in the off-road market, and the Indian bikes now out there it shouldn’t surprise anyone to know they sold more bikes than BMW, but did they actually take in more revenue to truly be considered larger in sales ($) than BMW? The ambiguity of the words used in that claim seems fishy. Anyone know?