From research and development to team meetings and rides, KTM Bike Industries stands behind our products with full confidence.
We build bicycles that are fun, innovative, and noteworthy. With so many genres of cycling, we are devoted to improving every make and model as new technologies are discovered to stay on the forefront on the cycling industry.
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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.
Just like our first bikes in 1964, KTM is proud to label the bikes that we make today “Made in Austria”. This mark doesn’t only describe the location of our factory and headquarters, but represents a mark of pride in delivering Austrian made products that are fueled with cutting edge design and manufacturing.
Through the 70's and 80's KTM saw continued success and growth, including the sponsorship of Walter Obersberger from Braunau (Austria) who won multiple national championships & competed in several world championship events.
In 1989, KTM set a major milestone in the production of its millionth bike, and today we continue to produce roughly 200,000 bikes per year.
As of 2015, more than 300 employees are working in our offices and factory in Mattighofen, a small town in upper Austria between Salzburg and Braunau.