Founded in 1953, KTM initially involved in the production of light motorcycles and mopeds with bought-in two-stroke engines. Upheaval in her life took place at the turn of the '60s and '70s, when the firm's engineers have created a family of sport bikes with engines of his own design.
KTM now - one of the largest manufacturers in the world of sports off-road vehicles: the 1999/2000 financial year, he produced 28,000 "adult" and 6,000 children motorcycles. In 2000, the company has assembled a unique "crop" championship medals on the estimate of its motorcycles Joel won the World Championship Motocross class five hundred cm3, and Grant Langston - in 125 cm3, on account of KTM and four of the five world titles in Enduro competitions. Fabrizio Meoni on KTM won the World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies.
Modern production program includes a dual-purpose motorcycles with engine capacity ranging from 125 to 625 cm3, and sports off-road motorcycles with engines of a capacity ranging from 50 to 625 cm3. In autumn 2000, the company also unveiled a prototype motorcycle with a 1,000-cc two-cylinder engine.