What environment could be better suited
to thoroughly testing an engine and a chassis than
the race track or offroad terrain. Which test laboratory
could be better equipped to drive forward advanced
developments? And how better could you demonstrate
engineers' expertise? Passion, fascination and a desire
for continual improvement drive KTM and all its employees.
It's only logical that a company like this has been
dedicated to racing ever since it was founded. KTM
has always been and will always be 'Ready to Race'.
It all began in the 1950s when Paul
Schwarz and Erich Trunkenpolz, son of KTM founder
Hans Trunkenpolz, roared their way to victory and
second place on 125cc KTMs in the International Rupert
Hollaus Memorial Race. The Mattighofen team was involved
in motorsport long before it entered the world of
Today, more than half a century after
this first triumph, KTM can be proud of its more than
165 world championship titles as well as seven consecutive
KTM victories at the legendary Dakar Rally. It's no
surprise that motorcycle fans regard the name KTM
as synonymous with motorsport on two wheels.
A plethora of enthusiastic employees
support KTM's commitment to racing and enable the
company to design and manufacture the best motorcycles
for its customers – ready to race of course!