KTM Full Form

What is the Full Form of KTM?

KTM is one of the leading names in the automobile industry. The full form of ktm is Kraftfahrzeuge Trunkenpolz Mattighofen. It translates into English to mean "motor Vehicle". Thus, it is evident that it is a sports car and motorcycle manufacturing company based in Austria. 

A Tad Bit of History of the KTM:

Every company has a history of its origin. The KTM, too, has a glorious history behind its success. Johann Hans Trunkenpolz founded it in 1934 in Mattighofen, Austria. Though it started as a fitter’s and car repair shop, later in 1954, the businessman Ernst Kronreif invested in the company, and the company came to be known as Kronreif Trunkenpolz Mattighofen. 

For several years the company garnered quite a lot of appreciation, also earning its first racing title in 1954 Austrian 125cc National Championship. In 1957, the company built the amazing Trophy 125cc first sports motorcycle.

Growing and expanding for years, in 1991, the company split into four entities:

  • KTM Kühler GmbH  as radiators division

  • KTM Fahrrad GmbH for bicycles 

  • KTM Sportmotorcycle GmbH as a division for motorcycles 

  • KTM Werkzeugbau GmbH as tooling division

Some Important Dates:

Here, we present you a list of dates important in the history of KTM:

  • 1994- the company started the production of the Duke series of road motorcycles

  • 1995- KTM took over the Swedish motorcycle manufacturer Husaber AB and the Dutch Company White Power Suspension

  • 1996- the company introduced its pieces of machinery in their signature orange color

  • 1997- The very loved and acclaimed liquid-cooled two-cylinder Supermoto and Adventure motorcycles were brought into the market.

  • 2007- the KTM X Bow sports car was released. Also, Bajaj Auto of India bought 14.5% of the company’s stake

  • 2013- Bajaj now holds an interest of 47.97%. The Swedish Husqvarna Motorcycles, owned by BMW was not taken over by KTM

Something About the Ownership:

Two powerful owners now own the company. The major owner is the Pierer Industrie AG owned Pierer Mobility AG with a stake of 51.7% and Bajaj Auto Limited International Holdings B.V. with a 47.99% stake.

Some of the Fabulous Creations of the Company:

The company has been producing some amazing models throughout its lifetime. Its products have been leaving a blazing trail in the world. We can list a few of the remarkable produces for you to have a look at: 

  • 50 SX, 60 SX, 85 SX- with 50, 65, 85, 105, 125, 150 and 250 cc single-cylinder two-stroke models

  • 250 SX-F

  • Street Legal EXC Enduro

  • 690 cc Enduro R dual-sport motorcycle

  • KTM Duke 620

  • 1090 Adventure

  • 1290 Super Adventure

  • 1290 Superduke GT

  • KTM X-Bow

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1: What is KTM?

A: The full form of KTM is Kraftfahrzeuge Trunkenpolz Mattighofen. It is an Austrian motorcycle and sports car manufacturer. Johann Hans Trunkenpolz found it in 1934 in Mattighofen, Austria. Bajaj Auto of India has a share of 49.79% of its stakes. It is Europe’s leading manufacturer of motorcycles. The company later got the name Kronreif Trunkenpolz Mattighofen after the businessman Ernst Kronreif invested in the company in 1954.

Q2: Where is KTM Located?

A: KTM has its headquarters at Mattighofen in Austria.

Q3: What is KTM Famous for Manufacturing?

A: KTM produces outstanding sports motorcycles that include x-bow, sport mini-cycles, off-road motorcycles, street bikes including motorcycle parts and accessories. Some famous models are KTM X-Bow, 1290 Superduke GT, KTM Duke 620 and many more.