KTM originally began as a metalworking shop founded by Hans Trunkenpolz in 1934. As the metalworking business slowed down in post-World War II Mattighofen, Austria, the shop began manufacturing motorcycles. A short time later, Ernst Kronreif bought a large share of the business and the 20 employees began producing as many as three motorcycles per day under the brand of Kronreif & Trunkenpolz Mattighofen. KTM was born, and a rich history of success in every realm of racing has been achieved. In motocross and enduro events the KTM teams and brand have earned more podiums than any other manufacturer. In recent years, KTM has built and raced road racing motorcycles that have gone on to win championships. KTM’s first foray into four-wheeled vehicles was nothing less than redefining the super sports car: the KTM X-Bow.

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