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Old 02-10-2009, 08:44 PM   #1
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KTM - Where made?

Sorry if this is a dumb question (and not that it matters), but

What country are KTM bikes made in?

I tried to look it up on the interent and it was a mystery....

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Old 02-10-2009, 08:47 PM   #2
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Old 02-11-2009, 04:41 AM   #3
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Mattighofen, Austria
its all in the name KT"M".
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Old 02-11-2009, 05:53 AM   #4
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Well, at least MOST of it is. 'cept for the JAP parts!

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Old 02-11-2009, 08:40 PM   #5
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Lotta nice Italian parts, too.....'tleast on my 06 950.
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Old 02-11-2009, 11:03 PM   #6
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Old 02-12-2009, 02:07 AM   #7
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KTM Acronym...

KTM stands for Kronreif and Trunkenpolz, Mattighofen
- if you believe Wikipedia...
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Old 02-12-2009, 03:46 AM   #8
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KTMstands for Kronreif and Trunkenpolz, Mattighofen
- if you believe Wikipedia...
Sounds like a Wisconsin law firm...
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Old 02-12-2009, 05:32 AM   #9
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Sounds like a Wisconsin law firm...
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:19 AM   #10
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Lotta nice Italian parts, too.....'tleast on my 06 950.
There sure are... on all KTMs. Brakes (Brembo), wheels (Marchesini, which is still Brembo), mirrors, turning lights, ignition switches, headlights, taillights, handlebar switches, etc. (all made by Zadi in Modena).

Funny thing is, there are KTM-made parts on the Italian bikes too... one of the engine covers on my 1098 had a nice KTM logo on the inside. Apparently, KTM has been a supplier for some parts to Ducati for a good deal of time.
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:34 AM   #11
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You know KTM produces coolers for Yamahas...

and Triumphs as well. Globalization.
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Old 02-12-2009, 12:09 PM   #12
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Lotta nice Italian parts, too.....'tleast on my 06 950.
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There sure are... on all KTMs. Brakes (Brembo), wheels (Marchesini, which is still Brembo), mirrors, turning lights, ignition switches, headlights, taillights, handlebar switches, etc. (all made by Zadi in Modena).
Seats, all the plastic stuff, including tanks, and drive chain are from Italy too.
Not sure about the frame.
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Old 02-12-2009, 04:18 PM   #13
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:32 PM   #14
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remember, the bikes are orange... so it actually is;
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Old 02-13-2009, 12:13 AM   #15
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Soon to be made in India for some models !
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