KTM full form is Kraftfahrzeuge Trunkenpolz Mattighofen. KTM bike is popular for its styles and speed. Every bike lover wants to buy a KTM bike and especially youth.
The most popular KTM bike Duke 200. It has a 199.5 ccs air-cooled engine, 13.5L fuel tank, both Rear and Front disc brakes, and a sports naked bike.
About & History of KTM
KTM is an Austrian company that makes a motorcycle and sports cars manufacture company. This company is operated by both KTM Industries AG and Bajaj Auto.
KTM Industry AG was established in 1992 But now KTM AG is the parent company of KTM groups.
In 1934 an Austrian engineer “Johann Trunkenpolz” has started a car repair shop and then after two years he sold DKW motorcycle and OPEL company car that time shop’s name was Kraftfahrzeuge Trunkenpolz Mattighofen.
After the world war, his sales decreased then he started his own motorcycle his first motorcycle R100 was made in 1951, and many parts of this bike were made in Johann Trunkenpolz’s garage.
An investor name was “Ernst Kronreif” invested money in this company in 1953 and then this company was registered by name of Kraftfahrzeuge Trunkenpolz Mattighofen (KTM).
In 1954 KTM made a bike his mane was R125 Tourist then a Grand Tourist scoter also was made by KTM.
The most important fact is that KTM won the Austrian National Championship in 1954 then KTM was popular after that year.
After death of Johann Trunkenpolz, his son Erich Trunkenpolz manages his company. Erich Trunkenpolz was developing his company in that year employees of KTM were more than 400.
After40 years KTM company made 42 different types of motorcycle models and the company makes Motors with Radiators which European Automobile manufacturers used.
Due to the long delay, KTM company ownership was transferred to the lender bank.
In 1992 the company was divided into four-part such as
- KTM Sports motorcycle GMBH (Motorcycle Division)
- KTM Fahrrad GMBH (Bicycle Division)
- KTM Kuhler GMBH (Radiator Division)
- KTM Werkzeugbau GMBH (Tooling Division)
The most popular bike DUKE series made in 1994 then the 1997 LC4 Supermoto bike made and then in 2007 Indian motorcycle Bajaj buy a 14.5% share of KTM then in 2013. Now Bjaja had 47.9% share of KTM.
KTM sports motorcycle GMBS’s name was changed to KTM AG in 2012. In 2015 the company grew up to 1 Billion Euros and its employee was 2500.