Check this out, it’s a video that’s led to the sacking of five KTM staff members.

In the video, a group of KTM showroom employees are seen dancing around to the sweet sounds of the new KTM Duke 250 and 390. It looks like they’re having a great time, but at what cost?

The bikes seen in the video are the brand new 2017 models, set to reach the hands of customers in India.


The video was shot at KTM Trivandrum City Vazhuthacad Showroom, in Kerala – and surfaced when one of the five involved foolishly streamed the party and tagged Bajaj India, KTM India, their dealership page and popular KTM groups.

Don’t worry though, KTM has been quick to act. The factory has issued the press release (below) which reassures customers that the bikes won’t make it to market, and underlines the fact that KTM has fired all staff involved.


‘Dear KTM Fans,

Over the past week a number of you have brought to our notice a video depicting an incident that occurred inside the premises of a KTM showroom in Nedumangad, Kerala. The video showed staff of the showroom behaving in an unprofessional manner and misusing a brand new 390 Duke and 250 Duke.

In light of this video 5 members of staff who were involved in misusing the motorcycles and filming the act have been dismissed with immediate effect. We would also like to share that the motorcycles seen in the video are exclusively meant for display and demonstration purpose at the Nedumangad showroom. These motorcycles were not and will be not eligible for sale to customers.


We would like to thank all of you who as custodians of KTM shared the incident with us helping us to take prompt action. We also appreciate your understanding that this was in every sense a standalone case and in no way reflects the sincerity with which more than 325 KTM showrooms across the country serve our valued customers.

For 2017 we have an exciting new range of world class motorcycles and we are geared up to provide enthusiasts like yourselves an equally rich ownership experience.

Ready To Race KTM India’

Ross Mowbray

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