Over the past decades KTM has developed into an influential player in the global bicycle sector. Bike technologies have changed and made enormous progress. As time goes by KTM became one of the last manufacturers to cover the whole range of bikes. But one thing has never changed: KTM still builds bikes in Austria since 1964.
More than 50 years later KTM is proud to label the biggest parts of its bikes, Made in Austria (1964), standing for highest quality and state-of-the-art technologies. Meanwhile more than 50 countries around the globe trust in KTM Bikes-Made in Austria.
In 1934, 25-year-old Hans Trunkenpolz opened a small shop and began to sell DKW-motorcycles. As the demand for repairs started descending, he began to build light motorcycles. The venture was later supported by Ernst Kronreif. This cooperation is the reason for KTM’s name: K and T from the founder’s names, and M for Mattighofen, the site of the company.
In 1964, the first KTM bike was born, it was the birth of today’s KTM Fahrrad GmbH, internationally known as KTM Bike Industries.