KTM - Where made?

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  1. Pike Bishop

    Pike Bishop Pull Down the Ponzi.

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    Sorry if this is a dumb question (and not that it matters), but

    What country are KTM bikes made in?

    I tried to look it up on the interent and it was a mystery....
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  2. cpmodem

    cpmodem Orange Caveman

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  3. 1stiski

    1stiski Ride that nasty thing

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    :rofl its all in the name KT"M".
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  4. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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    Well, at least MOST of it is. 'cept for the JAP parts!

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  5. NothingClever

    NothingClever Dirt Winger

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    Lotta nice Italian parts, too.....'tleast on my 06 950.
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  6. Flood

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  7. belstarr

    belstarr Jersey down under

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    :spam <TABLE id=AcrFinder class=AcrFinder cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0><TBODY><TR cat="64"><TD class=acr>KTM</TD><TD> stands for Kronreif and Trunkenpolz, Mattighofen</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE> - if you believe Wikipedia...
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  8. danceswithdeer

    danceswithdeer Space Wrangler

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    Sounds like a Wisconsin law firm...
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  9. PABiker

    PABiker Anywhere but here

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  10. apessino

    apessino Long timer

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    There sure are... on all KTMs. Brakes (Brembo), wheels (Marchesini, which is still Brembo), mirrors, turning lights, ignition switches, headlights, taillights, handlebar switches, etc. (all made by Zadi in Modena).

    Funny thing is, there are KTM-made parts on the Italian bikes too... one of the engine covers on my 1098 had a nice KTM logo on the inside. :D Apparently, KTM has been a supplier for some parts to Ducati for a good deal of time.
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  11. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    and Triumphs as well. Globalization.
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  12. Salzig

    Salzig Been here awhile

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    Seats, all the plastic stuff, including tanks, and drive chain are from Italy too.
    Not sure about the frame.
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  14. KLR04

    KLR04 Been here awhile

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    remember, the bikes are orange... so it actually is;
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  15. aurel

    aurel Cheese&Wine!

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    Soon to be made in India for some models !
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  16. Steffo

    Steffo Been here awhile

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    Anyone know if there is any possibility of a tour of the KTM factory? I am going on a trip in Europe this summer and would love to see where my ol' gal was made.
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  17. Le Dahu

    Le Dahu Katse rider

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    I think that it's actually Acerbis who makes the plastic parts.
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  18. w72315

    w72315 woody

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    Yes they do a factory tour. I did one in 2008. Very interesting.

    The frames are made on site, as are the swing arms and a few other forged bits and bobs. Rest is via parts bins. I was drooling a few times when I saw the brand new WP forks and shocks sitting in bins. It's a very clean state or the art factory.

    I also had a chance to visit the Acerbis factory (wish I had picked up damned stickers, but that another story) They make all sorts of stuff for many makes. I also saw some plastics for the factory works bikes, ala Dakar bikes.

    It's a bloody long story, but I picked up some Acerbis Rally 950 rear tanks (they call em hecktanks) about 5 kms down the road from the Acerbis factory. (and yes these are the same tanks that are sitting in a container some hundred feet below the Andermann Sea)
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  19. Possu

    Possu de-nOObed!

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    They're on Fridays, starting at 0800. Some of the attendees at this years AdvRider Euro Rally in Slovenia are thinking about stopping off on the way back home. Tour lasts 2-3 hours.
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  20. fast4d

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    some of my KTM hard parts have "made in france" on them.
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