In 1934, the Austrian engineer Hans Trunkenpolts opens in Mattighofene metal workshop under the guise Kraftfahrzeuge Trunkenpolz Mattighofen that by 1937 the dealer receives the status of the German motorcycle brand DKW.
Things are going well, workshop grows, the company became the largest auto and motoremontnym now in western Austria.
In 1951 he started his own production of the first R100 motorcycle with an engine of 98 cm3.
By 1953 serial motorcycle production becomes. The team of 20 workers produces three motorcycles per day. Participation in sports brings the first trophies in the race to the Gaisberg motorcycles come to the finish line in first, second and third place, taking the whole podium
In 1954, the hundredth assembled motorcycle company. KTM wins the championship of Austria in 125 cm3.
By 1955 Ernst Kronreyf Businessman buys a large stake in the company and a shareholder. The company, retaining the acronym KTM in the title, renamed the Kronreif & Trunkenpolz Mattighofen. Developed KTM Tourist (125 cm3). KTM tries his hand at racing.
1956. The first racing Six days, and immediately win - Egon Dornayer returned with a gold medal.
By 1957, the lineup expands. Appears sport bike Trophy 125 cm3 and scooter Mirabell.
1958. Erwin Lechner continues a series of victories in off-road racing motorcycles KTM designed Engineer Company Ludwig Apfelbekom.
In 1959, due to the deep crisis motorynka motorcycle production ceased, but appear in the production model of scooter and moped Ronnu.
In 1963 there is another moped - Comet.
By 1964, begins production of bicycles. Resumed participation in off-road racing. For the first time the company puts factory team racing Six days.
In 1966, the gates of the factory goes 10,000th moped Comet. Factory team brings three gold medals race with Six days from Sweden.
1968. Begins mass production of dual-purpose motorcycle Penton Six Days dirt and its exports to the US.
In 1970 he opened his own engine production (previously mainly used motors Sachs). Developed 250 cm3 motocross bike / where Manfred Klerr in the same year won the championship in Austria.
In 1973 KTM began mass production of 250 cm3 motorcycles motocross and enduro. Gennady Moiseev Soviet racer earns his first points in the treasury of the plant in the world championship motocross.
1974. In the model number of the device 42. Production begins KTM Hobby III. Gennady Moiseev wins motorbike KTM first title at the world championship in the class of 250 cm3. Appearing in the mid 70s in the Soviet Union in single copies, KTM machinery gained fame as a powerful and fast, but unreliable and capricious. Decryption KTM as "Club Hardworking mechanics" and "Kikuyu, push, mother" were born then.
In 1975 he developed a model for circuit racing Comet Grand Prix 125 RS, where the factory pilot Sigi Lerner wins the championship of Austria. Also on motorcycles KTM Alessandro Gritti wins European Championships in Enduro, and Gennady Moiseev - World Championships Motocross class 250 cm3, for the second time in a row.
In 1976 he started producing his own engine in volume of 125 cm3.
1978. There appear KTM 50 cc model. Third world title for KTM wins Gennady Moiseev.
1981. Begins mass production of the world's first 125-cubic motocross bike with water cooling. The factory employs 700 workers, 76% of production is exported.
In 1982 motocross motorcycles equipped with a suspension system and Pro Lever monoshock. First time on the off-road motorcycle set a four-stroke engine, water-cooled.
In 1984 the production of radiators. Heinz Kinigadner becomes world champion in motocross in the class of 250 cm3.
1985. MANUFACTURED 100,000th motorcycle KTM (500 cm3 of water-cooled Power-50 l. C.). Heinz Kinigadner second time becoming a world champion in motocross in the class of 250 cm3.
1986. With its rich history and nearly two hundred titles of world championships in the bank of the KTM is the first manufacturer who uses on non-road disc brakes front and rear. Italian Phase Six days KTM motorcycles won in all the categories.
In 1987, production started in the new four-stroke engine chetyrёhklapanny ONS volume of 560 cm3. For the year produced 98,000 radiators, 93700 Bicycle, Scooter and 12600 10600 motorcycles.
By 1988 phased out the production of scooters.
1989. Trampas Parker becomes world champion in motocross in 125 cm3. Dies founder Hans Trunkenpolts. Controlling stake in the company redeemed trust fund GIT.
In 1991 KTM declared bankrupt. Enter the external management, the company is divided into independent units for the production of radiators, bicycles, motorcycles, and tools.
In 1992 he formed a new company KTM Sportsmotorcycle GmbH. She has a new leadership, a new concept of motorcycle enduro, new design of the motorcycle. Jeff Nielsen wins the title in 125 cm3 in 1991 and 1992, Mario Rinaldi in 1992 in a class of 350 cm3.
1993. The new concept of motorcycle enduro justified itself - begins a series of victories in rallies. For example, in Ralli Atlas 1993 victory won in five categories.
1994. KTM Sports-motorcycle GmbH renamed to KTM-Sportsmotorcycle AG. Production begins road bike Duke.
In 1995, the company includes the Swedish brand H usaberg bike and company to manufacture parts suspension White Power Suspension (Netherlands). Rally Master and Tunisia won KTM motorcycles.
In 1996, four stroke engine starts production series of KTM LC4 with electric. 600 cc single-cylinder engine in the LC4 with no balancer shaft could endure a few. Drivers shook everything: arms, legs, head. At times it seemed that the whole world is shaking around them. Shares of companies listed on the start of the Vienna Stock Exchange. Shane King wins the world championship in the class of 500 cm3.
In 1997, the world saw the road version with motor LC4 Supermoto and off-road first "tourist" of LC4 Adventure. In the world championship enduro win three titles: Shane Watt (125 cm3), Mario Rinaldi (400 cm3) and Kari Taino (500 cm3).
In 1998 he represented the rear suspension system PDS Linkless on two-stroke models of the company. Presented new engines volume of 125 and 200 cm3 and a new design concept of "Z". Rally "Paris - Dakar" KTM has won all the finishing stitches on the throne with the second 12.
In September 1999, opened a new factory. Begins production of a new four stroke motor racing 400/520 cm3. Issued a new engine with separate lubrication 125/200 cm3.
2000. The exhibition in Munich presented a prototype two-cylinder engine LC8. Six world title in different classes gets the MWC.
In 2001, Fabrizio Meoni wins "Dakar" on LC4 660R. It was the first of a series of victories in the "Dakar".
2002. Motor production moves to the city Myunderfing. Thiers Ivan Den Bosch won the world championship in the class of super-moto. Fabrizio Meoni wins the "Dakar" in the new 950 Rally Twin.
2003. On the basis of a new two-cylinder engine out two production models: 950 Adventure and 990 Duke. KTM takes part in the MotoGP class in 125 cm3 (best achievements will be the second place in the championship Mika Kallio 2005 and 2006).
2004. KTM launches the 990 Super Duke. At the autumn exhibition in Munich show 990 RC8 Venom and 950 Supermoto.
After reaching a preliminary agreement for the supply of motorcycles to film a documentary about the world tour KTM suddenly went back on their word. As a result, the two actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman to make the journey on motorcycles BMW, the Bavarian company providing a twofold increase in sales of travel enduro after The Long Way Round. Kicking themselves at the time it was too late.
In 2005, the public shows an updated 990 Adventure and 950 Super Enduro R. is the strategic alliance with Polaris to bring together the power of research and design departments, as well as to combine the distribution network. Over 16 years conquered the world title, bringing the total number to 120. Team KTM Red Bull MotoGP 125 cm3 wins the Constructors Championship. The company tries himself in the class of 250 cm3 MotoGP.
2006. For the year produced 84,421 motorcycles, a turnover of more than half a billion euros. Strategic alliance fell apart. The results were only supply engines for KTM sporting quad-cycles Polaris.
2007. LC4 engine created from scratch. Now it is equipped with fuel injection, counterweight shaft and is the most powerful single-cylinder motorcycle engine serial in the world. New generation LC4 compared to the old model was just comfort. With its enviable power and sharpness, he molested vibration and differed a great resource. At its base, even made a small series marathoners 690 Rallye - produced 690 Supermoto, and at the end of the year represent the model 690 Duke. In collaboration with Audi creates lightweight sports roadster X-Bow. The company chosen supplier 125 cc motorcycles for monokubka Red Bull Rookies Cup.
In 2008, on the basis of submitted superbike engine LC8. The company is trying to enter the market sector, the former for her before strangers. The motorcycle was greeted with suspicion.
2009. To promote the new factory superbike team puts in the German championship YM. Conquered the second place Stefan Nebel led many to reconsider their attitude to the motorcycle. Motocross bike with a 350 cc engine is shown at the autumn exhibition. Combining weight and control "250-ing" with a capacity of "450-ing", it is a formidable weapon on the motocross track. Antonio Cairoli two titles won by on it in 2010 and 2011 - a good proof of that.
2010. In collaboration with the Indian firm Bajaj created 125 cm3 Duke. Manufacturing located in India.
In 2011, Duke submitted an updated 690 with an engine of 690 cm3 and a more powerful 200-cc engine for Duke 125. Shown new concept bikes Freeride - something in between and Enduro-Trial motorcycle. Simultaneous output of 350 cm3 of gasoline and electric version of "freeriding"..