October 25 2013.

KTM and CFMOTO officially announced the launch of their cooperation in China with the KTMR2R trademark at the CIMA show last week. KTM showcased a broad spectrum of their model range at the show.

Mr. Trunkenpolz (KTM CSO - pictured here) said: “The rapid development of the Chinese economy is giving rise to a new type of Chinese customer, one who demands product differentiation. KTM has the product to fill this gap in the market and the perfect partner in CFMOTO to see the process through for the long-term.”

When asked about the timing of KTM’s entry into China, Mr. Trunkenpolz explained: “KTM is experiencing greater success in emerging markets than we ever thought was possible.

"Considering the current economic development of China and how the motorcycle market is maturing here, we feel that this move fits our globalisation strategy right now.”

Mr. Lai (CFMOTO president) mentioned that CFMOTO has many similarities with KTM, and that their partnership was a natural fit.

Both CFMOTO and KTM emphasize high-end performance motorcycles that form part of the rider’s lifestyle. Based on this shared philosophy, KTM and CFMOTO will cooperate to promote the orange brand in China.