What's KTM?

KTM is an Austrian motorcycle brand.
KTM (Kraftfahrzeuge Trunkenpolz Mattighofen), later Kronreif Trunkenpolz Mattighofen,Motorradbau Moser & Co.., later Motorrad Factory & Kronreif Trunkenpolz, KTM and KTM motorfahrzeugbaugesellschaft Kronreif & Trunkenpolz motor Fahrzeugbau KG & KronreifTrunkenpolz, Mattighofen.

KTM is an Austrian company, founded in 1934 by Trunkenpolz, in 1953 (when John Kronreifthe company joined the EU) began the installation of 98cc-Rotax-blocks, although in 1949an unsuccessful motorcycle, 100 L, was built . The basis for the engine production at thecompany Moser, which already motorcycles with Rotax blocks had made​​.

There were 123and 123cc motorcycles - and 147cc scooters, also with Rotax engines. Later, 50cc modelsand various small motorcycles with Sachs, Rotax engines built and own. In America, KTM sold under the name Penton.
Today, KTM is a leading producer of off-road engines, both two and celebrating acts. Yetthe focus is increasingly on motorcycles for normal street use.

In 1999 rumor had it that KTM Moto Guzzi willing to take, but it did not ultimately.


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