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KTM Motorcycles

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Founded: 1934
Age: 86 years
Country: Austria
Website: www.ktm.com
Total models: 29
Active models: 20
Discontinued models: 9
The KTM sports motorbike company has been around since 1934 and since then the company has committed itself to manufacturing powerful, reliable, and efficient sport bikes. The KTM motorcycles have won a number of grand prix championships, thanks to their excellent manufacture and design. The company continuously makes innovations in design and employs only the finest of cutting edge technologies in their bikes. This renders the bike powerful enough to deliver motorcyclists with top notch performance and control for that perfect ride.

Active models

Models
Produced
Variations
2006 - now
10
1994 - now
16
2001 - now
5
1997 - now
16
2005 - now
4
2003 - now
4
2006 - now
4
2003 - now
2
1997 - now
2
2016 - now
1
2016 - now
5
2016 - now
1
2006 - now
1
2006 - now
1
2008 - now
6
2006 - now
1
2006 - now
1
2015 - now
6
2017 - now
2

Discontinued models

Models
Produced
Variations
2005 - 2017
2
2016 - 2017
1
2005 - 2007
2
2005 - 2007
2
1999 - 2007
2
2004 - 2006
1
2007 - 2008
1
2006 - 2010
1
2008 - 2009
1

Company timeline

1934
  • Johann Trunkenpolz sets up car repair shop - Kraftfahrzeug Trunkenpolz Mattighofen
1937
  • Shop starts selling DKW bikes
1938
  • Starts selling Opel cars
1951
  • First own motorcycle prototype built - R100
1953
  • Ernst Kronreif becomes sizable shareholder
  • Company is renamed Kronreif & Trunkenpolz Mattighofen
  • 3 R100 bikes per day produced (20 employees)
1954
  • First 125cc Austrian national championship
1960
  • Ernst Kronreif dies
1962
  • Hans Trunkenpolz dies
1978
  • US subsidiary KTM North America is founded
1980
  • Company renamed KTM Motor-Fahrzeugbau KG
1992
  • Company split into KTM Sportmotorcycle GmbH (motorcycles), KTM Fahrrad GmbH (bicycles), KTM Kühler GmbH (radiators) and KTM Werkzeugbau GmbH (tooling)
1995
  • Acquisition of Husaberg
2013
  • Acquisition of Husqvarna