KTM and CFMoto are two peas in an OEM pod. The Austrian company and the Chinese brand first teamed up in 2013. As part of the deal, CFMoto manufactured small-capacity KTM models for the Chinese market. In return, KTM shared its technology and engineering. So far, this agreement has helped CFMoto reuse the LC8c parallel twin from the KTM 790 Adventure for the 800MT adventure bike and the LC8 V-twin from the 1290 Super Duke for its 1250 TR-G grand tourer.
As CFMoto entered the European market, Quadzill LTD. distributed the brand’s motorcycles, ATVs and side-by-side vehicles in the UK and Ireland. Market trends are now dictating Quadzilla to focus its business on the booming ATV and UTV industry, dropping distribution of CFMoto motorcycles to KTM Europe.
“Given the rapid growth of the ATV and UTV sectors in our market, Quadzilla Ltd has decided that the time has come to abandon the distribution of CFMOTO motorcycles in the UK and Ireland in order to focus on CFMOTO products. ATV, UTV and SSV,” explained Paul Miller, Senior Quality Service Representative at Quadzilla.
Current owners of CFMoto motorcycles don’t worry. Quadzilla will remain the parts provider during the transition. The company will also continue to honor warranties on registered bikes. KTM will take over the distribution reins in January 2023, while accepting warranty claims on CFMoto motorcycles distributed by Quadzilla. The transfer from Quadzilla not only strengthens the KTM-CFMoto relationship, but also allows new distributors to get started on track.
“Through our dedicated dealers and promotions, as well as our racing department, we have had the pleasure of supporting CFMOTO in the growth of its motorcycle division for ten years,” added Miller. “We have not only raised the brand’s profile in the UK motorcycling market, but have also had racing success in the Isle of Man TT and No Limits twin classes,” added Miller.
With new models like the 450SR sportbike slated to arrive in Europe in 2023, CFMoto and KTM couldn’t have picked a better time to join forces again.