KTM stands for “Kronreif Trunkenpolz Mattighofen” and for innovative, high-performance and profitable off-road and road motorcycles made in Austria. From the dealer to the race track, entering the race to win – it is no accident that the company philosophy is “Ready to Race”. To ensure this, KTM is constantly setting itself new challenges, and the impressive credentials speak for themselves: More than 200 world championship titles in a wide range of racing classes, countless national championship titles and eleven wins in a row at the notorious Dakar Rally, allegedly the world’s toughest motorcycle race. Experience gained from racing finds its way directly into series production – with impressive results. Today, KTM is the world’s largest manufacturer of off-road motorcycles and was the most successful motorcycle manufacturer in Europe and the USA in 2011!
In addition, through its cooperation with the Indian motorcycle manufacturer Bajaj, KTM has already paved the way for success in the future, too. The first jointly produced model, the 125 Duke, was the best-selling motorcycle in the 125 segment in Europe in 2011, and the 200 Duke will get sales off to a flying start in 2012 in India, the world’s largest motorcycle market. 2012 also marks the return of KTM to the Road Racing World Championship with its own Moto3 project and the addition of the new Freeride 350 to the Enduro segment.