UPDATE 1-KTM owner buys Husqvarna motorcycle brand from BMW

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* Pierer copies Volkswagen platform strategy in mini-format * Aims to double Husqvarna motorbike sales in 5 years * BMW sells "Husky" brand as part of strategic realignment (Adds comments from new owner) FRANKFURT, Jan 31 (Reuters) - The owner of offroad motorbike maker KTM acquired rival brand Husqvarna from Germany's BMW on Thursday in a consolidation move that helps shave costs as the industry copes with a slump in Europe. ...

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