KTM puts brakes on X-Bow production

KTM puts brakes on X-Bow production

KTM X-Bow fq

Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM was expecting great demand for its first foray into the world of four-wheeled motoring, but that was before the global economy declined. Now reports are suggesting that the company has had to rethink how many of its X-Bow track cars it can sell and even worse it’s had to halt production as supply has outstripped demand.

KTM originally scheduled building 500 units of the X-Bow each year, but shortly increased their targets to 1000 per year. So far the factory in Graz, Austria, has built the first 500. However, only 80 of those have reportedly been sold so far. The surplus in stock has left KTM with no option but to stop production altogether while it tries to sell the units it has on hand. Production isn’t expected to resume again until January 2010.

KTM X-Bow fq

Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM was expecting great demand for its first foray into the world of four-wheeled motoring, but that was before the global economy declined. Now reports are suggesting that the company has had to rethink how many of its X-Bow track cars it can sell and even worse it’s had to halt production as supply has outstripped demand.

KTM originally scheduled building 500 units of the X-Bow each year, but shortly increased their targets to 1000 per year. So far the factory in Graz, Austria, has built the first 500. However, only 80 of those have reportedly been sold so far. The surplus in stock has left KTM with no option but to stop production altogether while it tries to sell the units it has on hand. Production isn’t expected to resume again until January 2010.

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