Manufacturer of high quality bikes, KTM, began producing motorcycles over 50 years ago and has since grown from strength to strength, meeting the demands of a diverse and ever-changing motorbike industry.
Austrian manufacturer KTM (Kronreif, Trunkenpotz, Mattighofen) started producing motorcycles in 1951. The first KTM motorcycle was the two-stoke model R100, with the engine supplied by Austrian based firm Rotax. (KTM didn’t produce its own engines until 1970).
In 1957 KTM built its first sports motorcycle – the Trophy 125cc, but two short years later motorcycle production ceased when KTM entered the popular scooter and moped market. The company produced the Pony scooter in 1959 and the Comet moped in 1963.
In the 60’s the company got back into motorbike manufacture, producing the cross-country Penton Six Day dirt bike in 1968. The dawn of the 70’s saw KTM begin to produce its own engines and the development a new 250cc motocross bike.
The company stopped its production of scooters in 1988 and in 1992 made a new start, concentrating on dual-purpose motorbikes and successfully growing the KMT brand.
Today, KTM is known worldwide for its excellent dual-purpose bikes. The Adventure model is the company’s most popular design because of its lightweight tubular steel frame, excellent suspension and highly developed 942cc engine. Recently KTM has developed a larger Adventure 950cc bike and also a street bike called Duke. Compare insurance quotes with The Bike Insurer to find a great insurance deal whatever your KTM model, including:
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