KTM 790 Duke, 790 Adventure To Be Made In China

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  • Dec 13, 2019
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Production of the motorcycles will begin in September 2020

  • Apart from KTM bikes, the manufacturing facility will also produce CFMoto bikes.
  • The production plant has an annual capacity of 50,000 units. 
  • 790 twins will be brought to India as CKD units.

KTM will soon begin manufacturing the 790 Duke and the 790 Adventure at its new facility in Hangzhou, China. This manufacturing plant, which is expected to be operational by June 2020, will produce KTM as well as CFMoto motorcycles in the coming months. This comes under the Austrian bike maker and CFMoto’s joint venture. 

Currently, KTM is manufacturing the mid-displacement motorcycles at its Mattighofen facility in Austria, but moving the production to China would help the bike maker ramp up the manufacturing of bikes such as 1290 Super Adventure, 1290 Super Duke GT and 1290 Super Duke R. Moreover, the brand claims the new facility has a capacity of 50,000 units, but if there’s sufficient demand, it can increase to 1 lakh units! 

Apart from the 790 twins, KTM is also likely to build the 890 twins at the same facility. These could be exported as CBUs (Completely Built Units) to markets in Europe, the US and Australia. However, we will get these motorcycles as CKD (Completely Knocked Down) units only, which could help KTM keep the prices as competitive as possible. 

On a slightly different note, CFMoto is currently working on two all-new motorcycles: a 1250cc tourer and a 1000cc naked motorcycle. Now, these motorcycles are still at development stages, so it’s highly unlikely to see them in production form anytime soon. But what’s exciting is that these motorcycles might be based on KTM bikes and are likely to be designed by KISKA - the same firm behind the design of most KTM and CFMoto bikes.


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