As many as 10 motorcycles will be manufactured at the new KTM-CFMoto facility.
KTM has decided to shift the production of the KTM Duke 790 and the Adventure 790 to Hangzhou, China. This upcoming JV manufacturing facility with CFMoto will be operational from June 2020. Currently, both bikes are manufactured at KTM’s Mattighofen facility in Austria. The new manufacturing plant is said to have a capacity of 50,000 units that can be increased to 1 lakh units if needed.
As many as 10 motorcycles including the KTM middleweights, the recently unveiled Duke 890 and upcoming 890 Adventure and CFMoto products employing KTM LC8 engines, will be manufactured at the new facility. These parallel-twin motorcycles will be sold in the Chinese domestic markets as well as those exported to Europe, the USA, Australia and ASEAN region, via the Completely Built Unit (CBU) route. However, in India and South America, these bikes will be imported in CKD kits.
KTM aims to free up space at the Mattighofen plant and focus on flagship offerings like the 1290 Super Adventure, 1290 Super Duke GT and the 1290 Super Duke R. Apart from that, any future models based on the 790 and 890 platforms will be manufactured at the Hangzhou plant as well.
Construction of the new plant began in March 2018 and will be completed by June 2020. Spread around 10.57 acres, the facility will also house a testing unit along with a research and development facility.
KTM launched the Duke 790 in India in September 2019 at Rs. 8.64 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). Furthermore, the Adventure 790 has been showcased at the 2019 India Bike Week.
KTM Made In China
– KTM to shift the production of the Duke 790 and the Adventure 790 to China
– The new manufacturing plant is said to have a capacity of 50,000 units
– Future models based on the 790 and 890 platforms will be manufactured at the Hangzhou plant
Source – IndianAutosBlog.com