Posted in IndiaAustrian bike model KTM will enhance its stake in design agency KISKA from the present 26 per cent to 50 per cent by the top of 2019. KTM introduced this information in its year-end report, additionally including that the corporate has had its eighth yr of gross sales enhance in a row. Aside from efficiency and dealing with, KTM's success may also be partly attributed to the design of its bikes, which KISKA has been largely chargeable for creating over the previous a number of years. As KTM will get able to push into newer geographies and newer markets, the corporate is planning to safe its stake within the design agency. The annual report additionally states that KTM expects a consolidation within the European bike market, which might imply the Austrian model could also be mergers and acquisitions between manufacturers. "As a result of elevated volatility of the worldwide financial and political atmosphere, KTM is focussing on growing effectivity and productiveness over the subsequent two years. That is thought of as the idea with the intention to play a robust position in the course of the anticipated consolidation of the business," the year-end report acknowledged. The Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 is predicted to be launched in India Bajaj Auto owns practically 49 per cent in KTM, and the report goes on to state that "as a result of intensive funding program of the previous years in capacities and infrastructure and relocation of the small quantity Husqvarna highway fashions to strategic companion Bajaj in 2019, the required manufacturing capacities in Austria are secured for the subsequent few years." In 2019, the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401 fashions are anticipated to be launched in India, in addition to the KTM 790 Duke. KTM can be planning to introduce the much-anticipated KTM 390 Journey in 2019. With gross sales slowing down in Western markets, KTM is ready to look eastwards to growing and rising two-wheeler markets like India and South East Asia. An elevated stake in KISKA design can be useful in securing future improvement of latest fashions, which is able to probably be focused at these markets.