Our history

The beginning (1934 - 1984)

A new Era (1992 - 1999)

First deployments (2001 - 2015)

The debut (2016 - 2017)

New challenges (2018 - 2021)

The new technological era (2021 - present)

The beginning (1934 - 1984)

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The early beginnings

The 25-year-old Hans Trunkenpolz founded a metal and car workshop in Mattighofen. A first approach to the founding of what is later known as KTM.

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Start of industrial production of motorcycles

Company Name:
Kronreif – Trunkenpolz – Mattighofen


First production record

A plaque with the magic number “1000” was pinned at the handlebars of the R 125 Tourist – the first production record, followed by many others in the following decades. The success was based on proofing to the public the performance and reliability of the motorcycles by successfully contesting a long-distance ride of 1,300 kilometers from Paris to Vienna.


Austria sets a signal

Kini & KTM are champions! Heinz Kinigadner becomes a national sports hero as he wins a world championship title in Motocross for Austria for the first time – on an Austrian race bike.

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