KTM accelerates its North American sales

KTM North America President Jon-Erik Burleson told the company’s dealer network at the Rhode Island Convention Center Aug. 20 that the manufacturer has increased its new unit sales by 21 percent compared to the year-ago period.

Other numbers reflecting the Austrian company’s growing North American business also were disclosed during the meeting where dealers saw the company’s first entries into the sport quad market and were told about plans for a superbike for 2009. Some of those improving North American numbers included:

  • A 16 percent increase in PG&A sales, despite difficulties the company has experienced recently with fill rates;
  • A rising off-road motorcycle market share that has eclipsed the 20 percent mark in the United States and is now nearing 35 percent in Canada; and
  • A nearly 8 percent improvement in dealer inventory for youth bikes.

For more on the KTM dealer meeting, see the Sept. 3 edition of Powersports Business.

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