More than only offroad
KTM is the leading manufacturer in the field of offroad competition. As Europe's second largest motorcycle manufacturer, however, KTM offers more than merely all-terrain bikes. The model range extends on the road from the 125 Duke for newcomers to the 1190 RC8 R superbike for racers. The X-Bow extreme sports car is KTM's answer on four wheels. And the product portfolio is rounded off with high-quality PowerParts and PowerWear ranges, plus KTM Ride Orange and KTM Finance in the service sector.
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The offroad motorcycle group, with a share of around 40 percent, forms the core product market for KTM. Due to their construction, equipment and tyres, these motorcycles are designed first and foremost for offroad riding. At the same time, however, they can mostly be ridden on the road as well. The offroad motorcycle group includes the model lines MX, Freeride, Enduro and Travel.
Motocross motorcycles are extremely quick and agile racing bikes that boast a high degree of power at a relatively low weight. All MX motorcycles are equipped with 2-stroke or 4-stroke single-cylinder engines and are employed in both professional and amateur races. The development of production motorcycles is therefore largely based on experience gained in racing.
Like MX motorcycles, Enduro motorcycles are designed for offroad use and have similar characteristics. Also powered by 2 and 4-stroke engines, Enduros, however, are oriented more towards the extreme loads of middle-distance racing and are even simpler to maintain. Due to accessories such as lights, indicators and silencers, they can also be made street-legal.
In the form of the Freeride 350 and the Freeride E, powered by an electric motor, KTM created a whole new offroad segment in 2011. Fundamentally, both bikes have the same genes as a KTM Enduro, but with less engine power that is more smoothly applied, lower overall weight and a lower seat height, making these motorcycles ideal for Enduro newcomers as well as a real fun machine for experts.
In 2002, a motorcycle from this model line came away with the first of a total of ten victories in succession in the Dakar Rally, the toughest and most famous long-distance offroad race in the world. Based on the newly developed 4-stroke 950cc V2 engine, KTM's first Travel Enduro followed in the same year in the form of the Adventure 950S. Due to their more voluminous design with a larger tank and greater comfort, these motorcycles are ideal for long-distance tours on the road and off.
In terms of their design, Sportminicycles have the same characteristics and possible uses as motocross motorcycles, although they are conceived for talented racers of the future - in other words, for four year-old kids to fourteen year-old youngsters. Due to the power developed by the engines and the chassis specifications, they are fully fledged racing bikes and are as such not approved for use on public roads.
Based on its expertise from the offroad world and experience in the world of racing, KTM has also further developed its model range of Street Bikes in the last decade and has increased their product share to around 25 percent. The Street Bikes from KTM are characterised by the outstanding ride characteristics and the bountiful torque from the single and twin-cylinder engines. Possible uses for the Supermoto, 125, Naked Bike and Superbike motorcycles extend from the leisure sector to the racetrack.
Supermoto motorcycles are based on the offroad MX, Enduro or Travel model lines. However, they are equipped with chassis components tuned for road use and smaller road wheels with wider tyres. Extreme agility, short braking distances and rapid acceleration make them ideal for use both on winding Supermoto racetracks and on trips along twisting country roads.
With the launch of the 125 Duke, KTM is attending even more to the needs of the next generation, presenting a street-legal model aimed at beginners for the first time in spring 2011. The motorcycle reflects the experience gained by KTM with compact and lightweight high-performance engines, offering reliable, high-quality technology and the riding fun typical of KTM at a reasonable price.
- Naked Bike
In 1994, the idea was conceived in the KTM factory in Mattighofen of launching a unique motorcycle onto the roads in the form of the Duke. The lovingly designed single from Austria was merely the beginning of the global Duke cult. The renunciation of fairing components is reflected in the eye-catching design and gave the name to this Naked Bike segment. In the form of the current 690 Duke, KTM has the most powerful single cylinder in this segment, along with the twin-cylinder Super Duke since 2002 and the smaller 200 Duke from 2012.
Superbikes represent the spearhead of the KTM model range and embody the "Ready to Race" philosophy for street bikes in its purest form. Low weight, plenty of traction, good feedback, high torque, plus extreme precision and perfect ergonomics make the Superbikes from KTM safe on the road and the ultimate winning machines on every racetrack.
Alongside motorcycles, KTM also supplies its customers with matching branded accessories. The Related Products area encompasses spare parts (Original Spare Parts), technical accessories (PowerParts), clothing (PowerWear), engines and suspension components marketed under the WP Suspension brand, overall making up around 25 percent of the KTM product share.
- Original Spare Parts
The spare parts range is a key contributory factor to sustainable customer satisfaction within the framework of a comprehensive customer service. The special significance of this area also manifested itself in the opening of a new spare parts distribution centre in Mattighofen in 2001. Direct delivery to the majority of European dealers optimises the service level in respect of delivery times and availability.
The KTM PowerParts range extends from tools to styling components to the tuning materials used by KTM factory riders in world championship races. With the help of the extensive, high-quality assortment, it is possible to tune any motorcycle individually for everything from long-distance tours to racing use.
The distinctive KTM PowerWear clothing line was introduced in 1997 and now consists of over 350 articles. The product range extends from professional racing clothing to baby rompers. The KTM rider therefore also has the opportunity to identify him/herself with the KTM brand away from the racetrack and everyday motorcycling. As with the Original Spare Parts and PowerParts, the PowerWear range is available exclusively from authorised KTM dealers.
Since its début at the 2008 International Motor Show in Geneva, the KTM X-Bow, with its aggressive design and huge racing potential, has become the reference in the radical, lightweight sports car segment State-of-the-art racing technology, such as the trendsetting carbon-fibre monocoque, coupled with virtually unbelievable performance, guarantee a unique experience - on the road as well as on the racetrack.