Shortly after the
wished it hadn't passed up on the opportunity to purchase famed Italian bike maker
, comes a word that the German automaker has plans for its own line of
. What we can say for sure is that the
bike isn't likely to look anything like the picture above, which nonetheless is an interesting mash-up of an Aprilia trellis frame along with bodywork from MV Agusta. At least the artist chose good stock from which to pilfer.
, more and more a serious manufacturer itself, is the likely source of bike-specific components and is rumored to be providing technical know-how to
as a sort-of repayment for the help it received in designing the awesome
, which uses an
engine. KTM is known in the bike realm for producing excellent engines, so basing a possible VeeDub VeeTwin on existing Katoom architecture strikes us as a good idea. What also strikes us as a good idea is the reconsideration of the ill-fated GX3 three-wheeler, which was axed over fears of possible litigation. If VW were to sponsor a range of two-wheelers already, though,
would be a much safer bet for future production. Let us cross our collective fingers on this one.