Lost: KTM

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Just to get it out first, I just bout a 98 KTM 200 2-stroke. Im sorry to ask but I have no idea what KTM stands for and its annoying the h3ck out of me.

..I know I know. Noob question but if I cant ask here where else can I? Thanks
 

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ep1k said:
Are you serious..? Are they not made in Austria? Thats mind blowing
oh, that KTM

Kronreif & Trunkenpolz, Mattighofen.

The company was founded in 1934 by engineer Hans Trunkenpolz in Mattighofen. It started out as a metalworking shop and was named Kraftfahrzeuge Trunkenpolz Mattighofen. It wasn't until 1953 that KTM began production of motorcycles. With just 20 employees, motorcycles were built at the rate of three per day. In 1955, a businessman Ernst Kronreif became shareholder of the company, on acquiring a sizable portion of the company. It was then renamed Kronreif & Trunkenpolz Mattighofen.
 
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Not sure but I think John Penton brought KTM to US way back when. At the John Penton GNCC race they told a little history about him.