Bajaj, Kawasaki end alliance

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 26 Mar 2017 09:33:18


NEW DELHI,

Mar 25,

(PTI),

BAJAJ Auto on Saturday said it had agreed with Japan’s Kawasaki to end their decade-old alliance for sales and services in India from next month. The Pune-based company is focusing on its partnership with Austrian firm KTM, under which it has been converting its Probiking outlets, where Kawasaki motorcycles were also sold, into KTM dealerships. “Kawasaki and Bajaj have mutually arrived at an amicable decision to end their alliance in India from April 1, 2017,” Bajaj Auto President (Probiking), Amit Nandi said in a statement. Consequently, Kawasaki motorcycles will be sold by India Kawasaki Motors Pvt Ltd -- a 100 per cent subsidiary of Kawasaki Heavy Industries Japan -- through its dealer network. The unit was established in India in July 2010. It will also provide after sales service, including that for past customers.