Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Murrysville, PA, USA. A pleasant, wooded suburb of Pittsburgh.
I don't think there is any strong reason to assume that the KTM-branded crash bars are actually made in India. In a globalized economy, and in view of the low-tech nature of this part, the lowest bidder/cheapest source might be in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Mexico or even China. Or almost anywhere that can make these things very cheaply. The emerging industrial countries such as India often find lower-tech, really basic parts outsourced farther down the food chain, where labor and overhead costs are even lower. India, we should not forget, is one of the Big Three Emerging Economies (Brazil, India, China) and has a space program, a nuclear arsenal, a huge auto industry, and manufactures Dukes.
"If you don't know where you're going, you might wind up somewhere else."
2015 390 Duke
1980 Moto Guzzi V50 II cafe racer
1984 Moto Guzzi SP 1000