Bajaj Auto plans to export a batch of 1,000 units of the Pulsar 200NS to Indonesia for retail sales this month.
The Pune-based motorcycle manufacturer has a marketing collaboration with Kawasaki Heavy Industries in India, Philippines and Indonesia wherein Bajaj can export, assemble and retail its select products using Kawasaki’s retail network (like Bajaj provides to Kawasaki in India).
The Pulsar 200NS will be retailed under the ‘Kawasaki Bajaj Pulsar’ brand in Indonesia. Talking to our sister magazine, Autocar Professional, on the sidelines of a press conference at the Akurdi facility yesterday, Pradeep Shrivastava, chief operating officer, Bajaj Auto, said, “We recently started exporting the Pulsar 200NS bikes to Indonesia. We exported a batch of 500 units of this bike to Indonesia in July and plan to export another lot of 1,000 units during August to Kawasaki. These bikes are currently being rolled out from the Chakan facility, at par with our requirements.”
According to sources, the company has a current export requirement of 120,000 bikes per month, out of which nearly 105,000 units are produced at the Waluj (Aurangabad) facility while the remaining 15,000 units come out of the troubled Chakan plant.
Interestingly, all export-oriented KTM models (125cc, 200cc and 375cc units) and the Pulsar 200NS bikes are currently produced at the Chakan plant. The company has a current export demand of nearly 3,000 KTM bikes per month while the export demand numbers for Pulsar 200NS bikes remain undisclosed.
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