Yeah, nah, kinda, sorta, not really

…but they did sell the rights to the motor though…to China, to a company called CFMoto, according to automotive news outlet zigwheels CFMoto has ties with a certain Austrian manufacturer.

continuing – Yes, CFMoto is one of the production partners of KTM. The Chinese company will solely be making the 799cc parallel-twin LC8 motor that will power the 790 Duke from 2020. 

…but what about the 990?

CRMoto just bought the rights to build its own motorcycle which will house KTM’s 999cc 75-degree V-twin motor – the same engine powers KTM’s 990 series of motorcycles. Interestingly, this engine too will solely be produced at CFMoto’s Hangzhou factory from 2020.

CFMoto is presently constructing an all-new manufacturing plant opposite its existing facility. When running at full capacity, producing its own range of 990/1080 V-twin models as well as KTM’s new range of 799cc parallel-twin machines, the plant is expected to produce 50,000 new models annually.


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