Thursday, May 15, 2008

Volkswagen to make motorcycles?!


Could VW really be getting into motorcycle production...?
Pic: Auto Express
According to a report on Auto Express, Volkswagen may soon be stepping in to make motorcycles and perhaps even a trike or two. The German car company worked with KTM on the X-Bow, which is fitted with a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine from Audi. Now, KTM may return the favour by helping VW develop its own motorcycle!

From the mock-up here, it seems VW want to start with a fairly simple, mildly sporty motorcycle, fitted with either a single-cylinder engine or a parallel twin, with the engine capacity not exceeding 600cc. So, no, GSX-R1000 owners needn’t start worrying just yet…

According to the Auto Express report, VW may also reexamine their earlier intent to build the GX3, a high-performance trike. The idea had been abandoned some time ago, but now, interest in the project may be revived at Volkswagen.
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