KTM AG has confirmed that they will be withdrawing its presence in 2020 Motorcycle shows along with several other key decisions in the wake of COVID-19 and the global impact during this time. KTM feels that it’s in the best interest of their employees and customers to withdraw from the global trade shows for the rest of the year including Intermot in Cologne, Germany and the EICMA exhibition in Milan, Italy.
KTM said that by excluding themselves from these international shows it is their way to contribute towards a safe and strong return to normal activity. Although they’ve social distanced themselves from the people, KTM wants to ensure that they are still pushing forward with new models and project developments The KTM AG board of directors wish to communicate that the coming months represent a small squeeze on the brake, but hands are very much poised on the throttle for the rest of 2020.
Hubert Trunkenpolz, KTM AG CMO: “Trade shows are key business milestones for the entire motorcycle industry but given the situation, public health and the welfare of our staff are higher priorities over the coming months. We have taken this course of action with a great deal of thought and, as a company, KTM AG would be pleased and interested if show promoters, EICMA in particular, would simply consider moving dates to 2021, where we hope and expect the situation to be settled and back to normal.”