Austrian motorcycle brand KTM launched in Bangladesh


Runner Automobiles Limited launched two models of Austrian motorcycle brand KTM – KTM 125 Duke and KTM RC 125 – in Bangladesh on Monday.

Runner Automobiles, in partnership with global motorcycle brand KTM, unveiled the motorcycles at a ceremony held at the Runner Automobiles Bhaluka factory in Mymensingh.


Runner Automobiles General Manager and CEO Reazul Chowdhury said, “We are delighted to introduce KTM Duke and KTM RC to Bangladesh through this official launch event.

Reazul also said the company will gradually move into manufacturing KTM motorcycles in the country.

Runner Automobiles Director Amid Sakif Khan said KTM has promised to provide an exemplary demonstration of quality assurance and customer service in the days to come.

The KTM 125 Duke is equipped with a liquid-cooled fuel injection engine delivering 14.5 hp of power at 9,250 rpm and torque of 12 Nm at 8,000 rpm.

It has an aluminum cylinder with a carbon coating on the inner walls.

One of the most attractive features of the KTM 125 Duke is its ABS system, which prevents the wheel from locking up in panic conditions for added safety and stability.

The Duke comes with a first-class TFT display supported by an LDR sensor for seamless visibility day and night.

KTM Duke 125 is available in two variants with attractive color options.

The KTM RC 125 features a first-class ABS system, attractive muscular fairings and a more aggressive aerodynamic styling.

Its “S” rated tires offer total assurance of maximum grip, ultimately leading to maximum rider confidence.

KTM is an Austrian motorcycle company founded in 1934.

KTM is popular for its advanced engineering, design and technology which currently employ over 3,000 people around the world.

Pierer Mobility AG and Bajaj Auto are the company’s current major shareholders, company officials said.


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