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KTM Kraftfahrzeuge Trunkenpolz Mattighofen

Kraftfahrzeuge Trunkenpolz Mattighofen or KTM which means "motor vehicle" in English, is a renowned Austrian sports bike and car manufacturing company.

KTM bike

KTM: History

KTM was founded in 1934 by an Austrian engineer named Hans Trunkenpolz. The headquarters of KTM are at Mattighofen, Austria.

KTM began as a car repair and metalworking shop, but in 1953, Ernst Kronreif made a considerable investment in the company, and today it is called Kronreif Trunkenpolz Mattighofen.

The first racing title was earned by the company in the Austrian 125cc National Championship. and then in 1957, KTM built its own sports bike called Trophy 125cc.

KTM fragmented into entities in 1991:

  • Radiators Division- KTM Kühler GmbH
  • Motorcycle Division- KTM Sportmotorcycle GmbH
  • Tooling Division- KTM Werkzeugbau GmbH
  • Bicycles Division- KTM Fahrrad GmbH

KTM: Company and Bikes

KTM counts itself as one of the most competitive bike manufacturers in the world and their bikes demonstrate the same vigour. Two leading manufacturers of powered two-wheelers are the owners of the company, namely Bajaj Auto and Pierer Mobility AG. An impressive number of motorcycles are produced by KTM making it one of the top motorcycle manufacturers in Europe. Adding to this, there is a wide range of motorised vehicles designed exclusively for recreational purposes.

  • KTM off-road motorcycles
  • KTM x bow
  • KTM street bikes
  • KTM sport mini-cycles

The street bike category was recently launched by KTM.

KTM: Key Features

There are a wide variety of bikes manufactured by KTM. These are a few of the key KTM bike features that make them so very popular:

  • You get an impressive engine with extra torque and power.
  • For light handling of the bike, you get a tubular Chromoly steel frame.
  • You get amazing comfort from the six-position mounting handlebar.
  • The bodywork on the KTM is perfect with a TFT screen and LED lights.
  • Your KTM motorcycle will always stand apart with its orange frame and wheels.
  • You also get electronic rider aids like rally mode, motorcycle traction control, offroad & cornering ABS.

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