20 KTMs of Yore for You to Drool Over

12/14/2010 @ 8:29 am, by Jensen Beeler8 COMMENTS

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

  • Oh, I see. Now already know the meaning of KTM. Thanks for info.

  • Abazaba

    Uhm..what on earth happened to those taillights?

  • steveo

    Wow a Penton, I forgot about those, and my first real experience was with a Penton Jack Piner 175, still in mint condtion thank the Lord that my buddies Dad still doesn’t know to this day.

  • phil west

    Shame you don’t understand proper apostrophe use though….

  • 1943 …. not 1934 ;-)

  • Patron

    Pic 11…..droooolllll…..

  • Not according to KTM’s website Markus.

  • Cam

    Shame you don’t understand proper apostrophe use though….

    Shame YOU don’t understand what a comma is…. hahahaha classic!