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KTM-Sportmotorcycle AG is an Austrian motorcycle which was formed in 1992 but its foundation as early as in 1934. In the company was spun-off from its company KTM when it ran into troubles. KTM was split into companies, all of which shared the KTM branding, and in present have more subsidiaries with the branding.

However, KTM-Sportmotorcycle is commonly associated with the KTM branding, because of the fact it still continues the flagship of its parent company.

Foundation [ ]

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In 1934 an engineer Johann (Hans) [ 3 ] set up a metalworking and locksmith shop in In 1937 he started selling DKW and Opel cars the following His shop was known as Kraftfahrzeug Mattighofen but the name was unregistered. the Second World War his wife care of the business which mainly of diesel engine [ 4 ]

After the war, demand for works fell sharply and started thinking about his own motorcycles. The prototype of first R100 was produced in 1951. [ 5 ] All of the of the motorcycle were produced in except for the Rotax engines were made by Fichtel .

KTM Era [ edit ]

In 1953, businessman Kronreif became a sizable of the company which was then and registered as Kronreif Trunkenpolz . KTM started serial production of in 1954. With just 20 motorcycles were built at the of three per day.

The company’s title was secured shortly with the 1954 Austrian 125 championship. KTM first made an at the International Six Days Enduro in where Egon Dornauer a gold medal. Racing to be a testing ground for production but next in line was its first the Mirabell.

It started providing a factory for the ISDE in ’64. As the company to expand, the workforce totaled 400 in and forty years after it was KTM was offering 42 different models

In Tourist 125cc model was In 1957 KTM built the first motorcycle Trophy 125cc . first moped, called was launched in 1957, followed by I in 1960 and Ponny II in 1962. The decade saw the beginning of the bicycle

Beside, KTM was also able to motorcycles for the racing industry.

died in 1960. Two years in 1962 Trunkenpolz too died of a … and his son Erich Trunkenpolz charge of the company’s management. Its was changed back to Kraftfahrzeug Mattighofen . [ 6 ] At that time, KTM had 180 employee and a turnover that represent €3,5 Millions.

In 1978, US subsidiary KTM North Inc. was founded in Lorain, International business then to 72% of the company turnover. In 1980, it was KTM Motorfahrzeugbau AG .

Scooter and moped sank rapidly, and production had to be in 1988. Erich Trunkenpolz in 1989 and in 1991, KTM applied for Its management was taken up by banks who the company into four new in 1992:

KTM Sportmotorcycle GmbH. division

KTM Fahrrad GmbH, division

KTM Kühler GmbH, division

KTM Werkzeugbau GmbH, division

KTM-Sportmotorcycle [ edit ]

KTM GmbH started operation in and later took over the tooling division KTM Werkzeugbau. In KTM Sportmotorcycle GmbH was renamed AG . In the same year it started of Duke series of road

In 1995 KTM acquired Swedish maker Husaberg AB . [ 7 ]

In 1997 LC4 and LC4 Adventure motorcycles are introduced by

Ownership [ edit ]

KTM-Sportmotorcycle AG is owned by KTM AG (formerly known as KTM Sports AG). In November Bajaj Auto Limited of acquired 14.5% stake in KTM Sports AG and increased their to 47% by 2012. [ 8 ]

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At present KTM AG is 51% owned by KraftFahrZeug Holding GmbH, a of CROSS Industries AG [ 9 ] and 47% owned by Auto. CROSS Industries is by KTM’s current CEO Stefan [ 10 ]

Subsidiaries [ edit ]

In present AG has the following subsidiaries:

KTM-Racing AG

KTM Travel Service AG

KTM Dealer Services GmbH

Husaberg AB

Joint Ventures [ ]

KTM started exporting their GS to USA in 1968 through an American John Penton under the brand. This JV lasted KTM established KTM America Inc. in in 1978. [ 11 ]

In 2005, KTM-Sportmotocycle a partnership with ATV manufacturer Industries with the goal of RD, and more importantly shared networks. This partnership was a trial arrangement, at the end of which parties had the option of merging the two into one. In 2006, KTM that the partnership with had been downgraded, and would only supply their and 510cc RFS engines to Polaris. [ 12 ]

In 2008, Bajaj announced it would jointly develop two new and 200cc bikes for Europe and the Far The bikes would be badged KTM . [ 13 ] In 2012, Bajaj launched the 200 model in India. [ 14 ]

Design [ edit ]

Since KTM motorcycles and automobiles (X-Bow ) been designed by KiskaDesign, a design firm. It is responsible for the branding for KTM; including the of the vehicles, shops, exhibits and material.

Racing sponsorship [ ]

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