20 KTMs of Yore for You to Drool Over

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KTM has released 20 images of motorcycles from the company’s rich past. Spanning from dirt to asphalt, street to racing, and old to know, there’s a little something for everyone in this early Christmas package. Founded in 1934 by engineer Hans Trunkenpolz, KTM (Kraftfahrzeuge Trunkenpolz Mattighofen, then later Kronreif & Trunkenpolz Mattighofen) has made its home in Mattighofen, Austria ever since. The company originally started out as a metalworking shop, but in 1953 began producing production-level motorcycles. The rest they say is history, but the Austrian company has picked some of the more important and historic bikes to come out of the Mattighofen factory, you can find 20 of these two-wheeled masterpieces after the jump.

Photos: KTM

Jensen Beeler

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