KTM has decided to shift their production unit from the present factory at Austria to their upcoming plant in Hangzhou, China. This is to make space for the manufacture of their flagship models including 1290 Super Adventure, 1290 Super Duke GT and 1290 Super Duke R. The new plant is still under construction and will mostly be ready by mid-2020.
The new plant at Hangzhou, China will begin its operation around June 2020 and will produce not just KTM motorcycles, but also CFMoto bikes. Apparently, KTM has collaborated with CFMoto in this new plant investment that has a production capacity of 50,000 units which can even be doubled if the demand increases.
India will receive the 790 Duke and 790 Adventure from this factory in China as CKD (Completely Knocked Down) units while markets like Europe, US, Australia etc will get CBU (Completely Built Up) units of the twins. KTM 890 Duke and 890 Adventure too will be manufactured at this new plant. 790 Duke is priced at Rs.8.64 lakh in India (Ex-showroom).
The production of 790 Duke and 790 Adventure at the new plant is expected to begin from September 2020. CFMoto motorcycles will be manufactured using KTM LC8 engines here.