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Middle East flagship KTM store opens in Dubai


Dubai, January 29th, 2010

KTM, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of off-road racing motorbikes, street motorcycles and quads, opened today it’s new Middle East flagship store in Dubai.
“KTM is proud to be opening the doors to its new, flagship store for the region, right here in Dubai. By doing this, we are planting the seeds that will support the company’s future growth, built around the exciting model line-up we have.”

KTM managed to improve it’s market share for offroad motorcycles from 8% to 30% in the last 3 years, despite the 45% overall market drop in the UAE. With it’s new flagstore, KTM plans to further increase sales by 15% in 2011. KTM-UAE managing partner is Tim Trenker, a World Champion for 2010 in the Open Production class.

KTM Press Release:

KTM, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of off-road racing motorbikes, street motorcycles and quads, today opened its multi-million dirham Middle East flagship store in Dubai. The opening ceremony was hosted by Ahmed Al Shafar, President of the Al Shafar Group, which is the major shareholder in KTM Middle East. Al Shafar was joined by the global CSO of KTM Sportmotorcycle AG, Mr. Hubert Trunkenpolz, and managing partner of KTM-UAE, Tim Trenker. Speaking about the company’s vision for the Middle East region, Trenker said:

“KTM is proud to be opening the doors to its new, flagship store for the region, right here in Dubai. By doing this, we are planting the seeds that will support the company’s future growth, built around the exciting model line-up we have.”

The company also revealed that it will be hosting a special ‘Orange week’ at the new showroom, which is located on Sheikh Zayed Road. Named in honour of KTM’s signature colour, ‘Orange Week’ will be held between January 30 and February 4, and will feature great deals and discounts, free Red Bull and some great prizes. ‘Orange Week’ will also see the launch of a new initiative between KTM-UAE and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) that will allow buyers of KTM bikes to access special finance packages from the bank.

The launch of the new store comes at a time of impressive growth for KTM, which also revealed its plans to continue to invest in expanding and developing its dealer network in the UAE and the rest of the Middle East. The Austrian brand, which is the market leader worldwide in the off-road segment, is especially popular in the region and produces the bike of choice, whether it is for street, off-road or ATV riding. In the last three years, KTM has radically outperformed the market, increasing its UAE share in the off-road segment from 8% to 30%, against an overall market that dropped by 45%. Ahmed Al Shafar, President of the Al Shafar Group, announced that, by investing in the new showroom and after sales facility, the company plans to increase sales by a further 15% in 2011.

“We are totally committed to the brand, as evidenced by the investment in this new flagship store, which will help us as we strive to provide the highest levels of customer service,” said Al Shafar. “Furthermore KTM Middle East is focused on developing an importer network throughout the Middle East to ensure that there are firm foundations in place for the KTM brand across the whole region.”

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10 comments

  1. You can’t be serious promoting something like that…
    I love motorcycles too, but that’s just an epic fail.

  2. This can be interesting to someone…

  3. Thanks Bikers Cafe, I found this very interesting, not sure why Gaspar is so unhappy!
    BTW, I ride a Honda CRF450R, but like to keep up to speed with all bike related news.

  4. Hi guys , about to move to dubai and have ben eyeing some KTMs for my kids ( and myself of course) anyone know shop details so i can give them a call , i have not moved yet , but will be soon .
    Cheeers Finners

  5. Hi David, glad to hear that you’re moving to Dubai. As for the KTM bikes, you just give us a call, and we will hook you up with the general manager, as he’s our friend. Hopefully we will open the Bikers Cafe till you come here, so we can have a coffee and discuss all things related to two wheels. Cheers

  6. Thanks guys, apprecaite it , i have some kids who cannot wait to hit the desert .

  7. Hi
    I am moving to Dubai next month. I haven’t managed to find a web address for KTM in Dubai. Wanted to check if it was worth selling my 990 Adventure in the UK and buying one out there, or bringing it with me. Any advice would really be great

  8. Hi Neil. For the web adress of KTM Dubai, try this http://www.facebook.com/pages/KTM-Middle-East-Al-Shafar/160125337338749 (their Facebook page). Our best bet would be that you check how much you can get for your bike in UK. The cars and bikes are usually cheaper in UAE than in rest of the world (excluding US), so it might be a good idea to sell it for a nice sum of money in UK, and buy yourself a new one once you come here.

    We can check the price for you as well, just let us know.

    Regards
    Bikers Cafe Crew

  9. Thanks for the info and link. I really like the new 990 Dakar version. Prices would really be helpful.

    Also, I’ve been told commuting on a bike in Dubai is suicide. Is this indeed the case?

    Cheers

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