KTM Philippines will make history as it rolls out the KTM Asia Motorcycle Manufacturing, Inc. (KAMMI) factory line – the first in the local industry. Bike enthusiasts have clamored for locally-made products since the 790 Duke global launch in early 2019, making it more affordable and accessible to Filipino riders nationwide.
President and COO of KAMMI Dino Santos announced on the KTM Philippines Facebook page will assemble 800 cc parallel-twin platform motorcycles at its state-of-the-art factory in Laguna. In the coming months, KTM will produce the 790 CKD Family line (790 Duke, 790 Adventure, and 790 Adventure) for the domestic and the ASEAN markets.
The ultimate dream for KTM Philippines is to build world-class motorcycles even after only three years of operation. With the start of their factory line production, owning a KTM would also mean supporting the local automotive industry.
Data shows the export markets contribute around 80% of the factory output, making KTM Philippines a big player in the motorcycle industry in Asia as they start production. Art Tan, Group CEO of AC Industrials, noted that through the collaboration of KAMMI and Integrated Microelectronics Inc. (IMI), the Philippines becomes a full manufacturing site supplying world-class motorcycles for other the Asian countries.