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Old 09-02-2004, 07:34 PM   #1
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What does K T M stand for?

This is the 2nd trivia lesson I've given you ignorant bastards (the first being the meaning of the word GO!!!!!), so listen up 'cause there may be a test later.

Does anyone know what KTM stands for?

Well here it is...

K = Ernst Kronreif (founder)

T = Hans Trunkenpolz (founder)

M = Mattighofen, Austria (factory location)

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Old 09-02-2004, 07:45 PM   #2
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wow you must work for nasa
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Old 09-02-2004, 07:51 PM   #3
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wow you must work for nasa
Nah... he slept at a Holiday Inn Express last night.... alone.
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Old 09-02-2004, 07:56 PM   #4
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Close, check the profile...
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Old 09-02-2004, 07:58 PM   #5
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Nah... he slept at a Holiday Inn Express last night.... alone.
Now you know why I have such a strong grip in my right hand!
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Old 09-03-2004, 12:20 AM   #6
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No, it stands for :


K = kick
T = twenty
M = minutes


and for those who are not familiar with single pot engines and kick starters.....
K= know
T= the
M= mechanic

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Old 09-03-2004, 06:25 AM   #7
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Here's a few more....

Kick Ten Minutes
Kick Till Monday
Kost Too Much
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Kill The Mechanic
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Klimb That Mountain
Kick That Mutha
Kontrol That Monster
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Kill The Manufacturer
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Old 09-03-2004, 06:28 AM   #8
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Old 09-03-2004, 06:32 AM   #9
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I am way too homophobe to look at your butt
That's alright, it gets plenty of attention from my wife so I'll cut you some slack.

BTW, tell me a little bit about your 525. I'm thinking about selling the WR250F and moving up to the 450 or 525 EXC. You can PM me so everyone will not be distracted from the issue at hand

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Old 09-03-2004, 09:18 AM   #10
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Old 09-03-2004, 11:02 AM   #11
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My buddy Rudy Iribe of Baja500 and 1000 fame sez it stands for

"kill the Mexican"

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Old 09-03-2004, 02:38 PM   #12
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Old 10-28-2011, 03:20 AM   #13
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Correction

Funily Enough this translates to

Kraftfahrzeuge Trunkenpolz Mattighofen

Kraftfahrzeuge Means Motor Vehicle

The company was founded in 1934 by engineer Hans Trunkenpolz

The business was started in a place called Mattighofen

The story of KTM dirt bikes began when Hans Trunkenpolz, one of two KTM company founders, opened a repair shop in Mattighofen, Austria, in 1934. The repair business grew in size, becoming one of the larger car and motorcycle repairers in Austria.

The business then became the official supplier of DKW motorcycles and in 1951 developed its first motorcycle, dubbed the R100.

In 1953 the KTM company was founded by Hans Trunkenpolz and Ernst Kronreif. The official company name was 'Kronreif, Trunkenpolz, Mattighofen' (KTM). The first production series of KTM motorcycles commenced.

KTM has a rich pedigree in enduro and off road racing, the KTM's first raced in the International Six Day Enduro in 1956. They've also dominated the Paris-Dakar Rally for many years, arguably the toughest off road race in the world.

In 1968 KTM dirt bikes were exported to the U.S. for the first time by Jack Penton, the Penton Six days was manufactured by KTM and exported by Penton under his own name.
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Old 10-28-2011, 03:52 AM   #14
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Kraftfahrzeuge Trunkenpolz Mattighofen

Kraftfahrzeuge Means Motor Vehicle

The company was founded in 1934 by engineer Hans Trunkenpolz

The business was started in a place called Mattighofen
You and the OP could both be right.

It was started as Kraftfahrzeug in 1934 but Kronreif came along with some money in 1955 and the K was changed.

(At least that's what Wikipedia states and we all know how clever they are!)
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Old 10-28-2011, 04:07 AM   #15
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