KraftfahrzeuTrunkenpolzMattighofen, which is commonly called KTM, is a motor vehicle company founded by Hans Trunkenpolz in 1992. It is an Austrian company that Pierer Mobility AG now owns. The parent company of the KTM group is KTM AG which has various motorcycle brands under it. It is famous for the production of street motorcycles and sports cars. The sports car manufactured by the KTM group is named X-Bow. For the continuous years, 2014-16, KTM retained its reputation as the largest manufacturer of motorcycles in Europe.
In November 2007, Bajaj Auto purchased a 14.5 percent share in KTM Power Sports AG (holding company of KTM Sportmotorcycles AG). The two businesses have struck a collaboration arrangement that would see KTM providing the know-how for collaborative development of the water-cooled four-stroke 125 and 250 cc engines.
At the same time, Bajaj took over the sale of KTM goods in India and some other Southeast Asian countries. The Duke 200 was major popular among India's kids, and KTM has been at the forefront of many advancements.
KTM motorcycles have sturdy engines that assure superb fantastic performance and exhilarating speed. They come with a single-cylinder, 4-valve, and liquid-cooled economical engine that delivers durability and lifespan. The anti-lock braking technology guarantees precise grip and seamless dealing of hairpin corners. Also, KTM motorcycles can tackle any terrain and stay successful during the voyage.
KTM provides 9 motorbike models in India. India's most popular KTM bike models are KTM 125 Duke, RC 125, 250 Duke, and KTM RC 200. KTM Bike prices vary from Rs. 1.98 lakh to above Rs. 8.63 lakhs* onward depending on the model, such as KTM Duke 125 costs Rs. 1.98 lakhs* onward, and KTM Duke 200 costs 2.18 lakhs* onward, while KTM 390 Adventure costs 3.92 Lakh* onward.
In India, KTM discovered a big market for their lightweight bikes, which probably took the business back to a consistent position in the global market without forsaking their concentration on racing.
KTM Sportmotorcycles has a well-entrenched racing legacy, developing race-ready bikes for competitive and enjoyable riding. More than 130 world championship titles, triumphs at Dakar, and other national championships testify to the company's excellent technological skills. In 1970 KTM started making its engines (Previously, several dirt motorcycles had been fitted with Sachs motors). Recently, the business has expanded into the street bike sector with a selection of sporty and adventure-touring road-going bikes.
KTM alliance with BOSCH
KTM's partnership with Bosch has aided in the development of the newest algorithms and hardware. These can now be found on a growing number of Austrian bikes, particularly flagship models like the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R and 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S. The synergy has pushed energy into the innovation that the KTMs currently carry, whether it's for direct contributions to safety systems or rider aid features. Consider MSC (Motorcycle Stability Control), MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control), MSR (Motor Slip Regulation), Cornering ABS, WP Semi-Active suspension, and the outstanding ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control) that comes standard on the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S.
If applied to the sensations of riding, Bosch's motto of 'Invented for Life' may be altered to 'Invented for Living,' and here is where KTM's Bosch technician and KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S Project leader, Davide Olerni - a keen biker himself - comes into play. On the island of Fuerteventura, they caught up with the engineer during the bike's debut in the pouring rain. The electronics were being put through their paces in the weather, both in terms of efficacy and resilience.