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Old 02-13-2009, 02:43 AM   #16
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Anyone know if there is any possibility of a tour of the KTM factory? I am going on a trip in Europe this summer and would love to see where my ol' gal was made.
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Old 02-13-2009, 04:59 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Salzig
Seats, all the plastic stuff, including tanks, and drive chain are from Italy too.
Not sure about the frame.
I think that it's actually Acerbis who makes the plastic parts.
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Old 02-13-2009, 05:58 AM   #18
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Yes they do a factory tour. I did one in 2008. Very interesting.

The frames are made on site, as are the swing arms and a few other forged bits and bobs. Rest is via parts bins. I was drooling a few times when I saw the brand new WP forks and shocks sitting in bins. It's a very clean state or the art factory.

I also had a chance to visit the Acerbis factory (wish I had picked up damned stickers, but that another story) They make all sorts of stuff for many makes. I also saw some plastics for the factory works bikes, ala Dakar bikes.

It's a bloody long story, but I picked up some Acerbis Rally 950 rear tanks (they call em hecktanks) about 5 kms down the road from the Acerbis factory. (and yes these are the same tanks that are sitting in a container some hundred feet below the Andermann Sea)
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:52 AM   #19
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They're on Fridays, starting at 0800. Some of the attendees at this years AdvRider Euro Rally in Slovenia are thinking about stopping off on the way back home. Tour lasts 2-3 hours.
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:58 AM   #20
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some of my KTM hard parts have "made in france" on them.
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:03 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by gefr
and Triumphs as well. Globalization.
And BMW's as well.

KTM made the oil coolers on the first two years of 1200GS production (on models found in RSA).

It was the coolest thing pointing that out to the wannabe elitist deranged snobs
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:36 PM   #22
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KTM also make the heat exchanger for the transmissions in our late model Ford Falcons ( BF model )

They generate plenty of work for us when it fails.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:42 PM   #23
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and Triumphs as well. Globalization.
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