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125 Duke


125 Duke


125 Duke


125 Duke


125 Duke


125 Duke


125 Duke

125 EXC Enduro 1997-98
125 EXC Enduro 1999-00
125 EXC Enduro 2001-02
125 EXC Enduro 2003-04
125 EXC Enduro 2005-06
125 EXC Enduro 2007-08
125 EXC Enduro 2009-11
125 EXC Enduro 2012
125 EXC Enduro Six Days 2011-12
125 GS Enduro 1990-66
125 GS Enduro 1997-98
125 LC2 1996-97
125 LC2 1998
125 RS Comet 1976
125 Race Concept 2010
125 Stunt Concept 2010
125 Sting 1997-99
200 Duke 2012-13
200 Duke 2014-15
200 Duke 2016-17
200 Duke 2018-19
200 Duke 2020
250 Duke 2015-17
250 Duke 2018-
250 Duke 2024
200 EXC Enduro 1999-02
200 EXC Enduro 2003-04
200 EXC Enduro 2005-06
200 EXC Enduro 2007-08
200 EXC Enduro 2009-10
200 EXC Enduro 2011-12
250 EXC Enduro 1997-98
250 EXC Enduro 1999-00
250 EXC Enduro 2001-02
250 EXC 2003-04
250 EXC 2005-07
250 EXC-E 2008-10
250 EXC-E 2011
250 EXC-E Six Days 2011-
250 EXC-E 2012-
250 EXC-F 2007-
250 EXC-F 2012-
250 EXC-F Six Days 2012
250 EXC-F 2013
250 EXC-F 2014-6
250 EXC-F 2017-
250 MXC 1983
300 GS Enduro 1984-
300 EXC Enduro 1995-96
300 EXC Enduro 1997-98
300 EXC Enduro 1999-00
300 EXC Enduro 2001-02
300 EXC Enduro 2003-04
300 EXC Enduro 2005-06
300 EXC-E Enduro 2007-08
300 EXC-E Enduro 2009-10
300 EXC-E Enduro 2011-
300 EXC-E Enduro Six Days 2012-
300 EXC TPI 2020-
300 XC-W TPI 2021
300 XC-W TPI Erzbergrodeo Limited Edition 2021
350 Enduro 1980
350 GS Enduro 1986-
350 EXC-F 2011-12
350 EXC-F Six Days 2012
350 EXC-F 2013-14
350 EXC-F 2015-16
350 EXC-F 2017-18
350 EXC-F 2019-20
350 EXC-F WESS 2021
350 EXC-F 2022
360 EXC Enduro 1995-96
360 EXC Enduro 1997-99
380 EXC 2000-01
380 EXC 2002-03

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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.


Timeline from 1986 onwards:


KTM becomes the first manufacturer to offer disc brakes front and rear. KTM wins every category at the Six Days in Italy.

Series production commences of the KTM 4-stroke engine (1 cylinder, 560ccm, overhead camshaft). Production of 98,000 radiators, 93,700 bicycles, 12,600 mopeds and 10,600 motorcycles.

Scooter manufacture ceases.

KTM and Trampas Parker (USA) become 125cc Motocross World Champion, and Motocross World Champions in the sidecar category with the Huesser twins (CH). Majority shares sold by KTM to GIT Trust Holding. Company manager Erich Trunkenpolz dies.

KTM Motorfahrzeugbau AG files for bankruptcy; divided into independent successors for radiators, motorcycles, bicycles and tooling manufacture.

The newly formed motorcycle division – KTM Sportmotorcycle GmbH – opens up under new management, new Hard Enduro concept and a new motorcycle design. KTM Enduro World Championship title 1990 goes to Paul Edmondson (125), Peter Hansson (500), 1991 and 1992 to Jeff Nilsson (125), 1992 to Mario Rinaldi (350).

KTM Rally commitment begins (win at the Atlas Rally in 5 categories).

KTM Sportmotorcycle GmbH renamed KTM-Sportmotorcycle AG. Workforce 212. Company commences production of the road model of the Duke series.

Acquisition of Swedish Husaberg AB and takeover of White Power Suspension (NL). Production of 12,000 motorcycles, turnover ATS 1.1 billion. 2 Enduro World Championship titles, wins at the Master Rally and the Tunisia Rally.

First series production of KTM LC4 engine with e-starter. Other subsidiaries set up (Germany and Switzerland). KTM-Motorradholding AG listed on the Vienna stock exchange. 500cc Motocross World Championship title with Shayne King, countless wins in Enduro and Rally competitions.

Market introduction of the LC4 Supermoto for the road, and LC4 Adventure, KTM’s first cruising bike. 3 Enduro World Championship titles: Shane Watts (125), Mario Rinaldi (400) and Kari Tiainen (500).

PDS (Linkless Suspension System) on the 2-stroke models, new engine generation 125/200cc, new Z design. Construction of a new assembly plant with a new R&D centre. Marketing subsidiary KTM UK opens. KTM wins 2nd to 12th position at the 20th Paris-Dakar Rally.

Production commences at KTM’s new manufacturing facility. Production of KTM’s new 4-stroke engine with separate lubrication 125/200cc.

Marketing subsidiary KTM Spain opens. Withdrawal from the stock exchange. Enduro World Champion Juha Salminen (125), overall winner of the Enduro World Championship (Giovanni Sala). Thierry Magnaldi wins the new Rally World Cup.

Introduction of KTM’s 2-cylinder project at the Intermot Munich. Marketing subsidiary KTM France opens. Extremely good year for competitions: KTM wins 6 World Championships! 125cc Motocross World Champion (Grant Langston), 500cc Motocross World Champion (Joel Smets), 125cc Enduro World Champion (Juha Salminen), 250 4T Enduro World Champion (Matteo Rubin), 400cc Enduro World Champion (Mario Rinaldi), 500cc Enduro World Champion (Kari Tiainen).

Move to the new spare parts warehouse in Mattighofen. Juha Salminen takes World Enduro Championship title and James Dobb wins 125cc Motocross Championship.

Move to the new engine assembly plant in Munderfing. Therry van den Bosch becomes World Supermoto Champion. Fabrizio Meoni wins the Dakar Rally riding the new 950 Rally twin. Juha Salminen wins the World Enduro Championship again.

Launch of the 950 Adventure. Presentation of the 990 Duke. Entrainment in the new development centre in Mattighofen. 70,514 motorcycles sold worldwide with a total revenue of 376 million Euros.

KTM enters the 125cc Moto GP Road Racing World Championship. World Champions 2003: Juha Salminen (Enduro), Steve Ramon (125 MX), Joel Smets (650 MX), Rally world cup victory for Cyril Despres. National US Champions 2003: Grant Langston (125 Supercross), Mike Lafferty (Enduro).

Launch of the 990 Super Duke, Presentation of the 990 RC8 Venom and the 950 Supermoto at the Intermot Munich. Construction of a new administration building in Mattighofen. Successful placement of the KTM bond at the capital market.

Foundation of two new subsidiaries in Hungary and Slovenia. World wide sales of 76,815 motorcycles and a total revenue of 402.4 million Euros 17 World Championship titles, 104 titles in total.

Launch of the 950 Supermoto. Presentation of the 990 Adventure and the 950 Super Enduro R. Cooperation with Polaris Industries Inc. World wide sales of 80,356 motorcycles and a total revenue of 451.2 million Euros.

16 World Championship titles, 120 titles in total, KTM wins the Contractor title in the 125cc Road Racing World Championship. All 6 Enduro World Championship titles go to KTM.

Cyril Despres wins the Dakar.

In the business year 05/06 record sales at KTM – for the first time over EUR 500 million were achieved. A total of 84,421 motorcycles sold. This positive growth has been caused in the offroad segment by the introduction of further models and in the street segment by the successful presentation of the new models (990 Adventure, 950 Super Enduro) and the in sales (950 Supermoto) in the 2-cylinder segment. 9 riders world championship titles, 7 manufacturers titles – 136 World Championship titles overall.

The extremely positive feedback at the world premiere of the KTM X-Bow at the Geneva International Motor Show has turned the balance: The Upper Austrian company will go into series production with the light weight sports car.

The new highly modern KTM parts and logistics centre was finished and related products distribution starts taking place from this facility which guarantees a highly reliable and time efficient spare parts supply to the entire KTM world.

2008 was another very successful year in racing. The KTM factory teams win 9 riders and 7 constructors World Championship titles which lead to an amazing total of 162 titles.

At the EICMA show in Milan KTM presented a revolutionary 350cc MX race bike along side two highly attractive 125 concept bikes, that brought out cheers, not only in the youth scene. The official racers provided a more than positive result again. The Motocross and Enduro teams achieved 4 out of 6 possible World Championship titles and a first KTM Superbike project resulted in a vice championship title at the IDM. The motorsport enthusiastic company now holds 173 World Championship titles.

KTM does the impossible and brings home all Motocross World Championship titles. Antonio Cairoli wins the MX1 class on the revolutionary 350 SX-F while Marvin Musquin secures the MX2 title and Steffi Laier the WMX title.

The long awaited 125 Duke is successfully launched worldwide.

Marc Coma wins the motorcycle class in the Dakar rally first time out on a KTM 450 Rally, marking his third win and KTM’s 10th consecutive win.

Cyril Despres wins the motorcycle class in the Dakar rally on a KTM 450 Rally; an unbelievable 11th straight win for KTM, and a fourth win for Despres.

Sandro Cortese wins the Moto 3 world title on a KTM.

The Duke 690 R is unveiled at EICMA. A new model, the Duke 390 is also introduced.

KTM kicks off the year with a strong team representation in the Dakar including South Africans Darryl Curtis and Riaan van Niekerk in the Broadlink KTM ‘B’ Team. When the rally ends in Santiago on 19th January, Cyril Despres has won his fifth Dakar title, KTM a 12th consecutive win and KTM riders and machines occupy the top five places.
Maverick Vinales takes the Moto 3 title on a KTM and KTM take the top 4 title places

KTM introduces the new 1290 Super Duke to the public at EICMA at the beginning of November

The 2014 Dakar kicks off in January with KTM facing its stiffest competition in years from Yamaha, Honda and Sherco. At the finish in Valparaiso, Chile on the 18th January Marc Coma seals his fourth Dakar victory and KTM’s 13th consecutive win. KTM riders occupy seven of the top 12 places. Riann van Niekerk finishes in 12th spot, one place better than his 2013 result.

Binder joins an exclusive club (alongside Jon Ekerold and Kork Ballington) of South African riders who have clinched a moto world title.