Up until now, it had been thought that KTM would be out-sourcing the production of the KTM X-Bow. Now it seems that the motorcycle-making company will build a new plant for the production of their first four-wheeler. KTM has been caught off guard by the demand that their diminutive sportster has drummed up and is not prepared to make the car themselves at any plants that they currently operate. So, the decision was whether to pay an assembler to produce the carbon fiber machine or to do it themselves with a new plant. Perhaps the fact that they have gotten double the 500 orders that they were counting on has made the business case for a new plant more attractive and prompted the decision to create KTM's own "four-wheel centre of excellence."
KTM is on a tear as of late with the introduction of new street-going motorcycles. Their next installment is expected to be the RC8 superbike which will compete with sportbikes such as Ducati's new 1098. Exciting times for the Austrian company!
[Source: Autocar via Autoblog, Gizmag]