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Old 02-12-2013, 09:23 AM   #49
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this article shows VW use of the same modular platform design concept
http://autos.yahoo.com/news/has-volk...192022985.html
that KTM is said to use w/ Husky & it's other brands.

Honda is doing it with it's 700 twin package.
Expect alot more of this in the future from other mfg.


""Watershed Event

VW's suppliers see MQB as a watershed event, a break with a past when really big vehicle platforms might have yielded orders for as many as 5 million or 6 million identical components over their typical six- to seven-year life cycle.

Now, with the implementation of MQB, "they're being asked for quotes on 35 million parts," says a senior European industry executive.

More importantly, the modularity enables VW to design, engineer and build a wide variety of vehicle size and shapes - from a subcompact Polo hatchback to a full-size, seven-passenger crossover that's due in the United States in 2015.

The flexibility of the MQB system also allows VW to create more cars that are more tailored for specific markets at a lower cost, and it doesn't have to sell so many units to break even, according to Morgan Stanley analyst Stuart Pearson."


so...
same frame and motor in 3 bikes???

berg is premium components
ktm is very high quality
husky is quality but more affordable
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