Europe - How do you like your KTM bike?
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10-19-06, 05:49 PM
Just wondering since they aren't available in the USA. I like KTM motorcycles and would like a KTM bicycle, probably the 105 level Strada with compact crank. Probably have to go through eBay Germany to get one but just curious as to how they ride.
06-15-09, 11:40 AM
I am interested too...
01-12-10, 09:02 AM
KTM motorcycles http://www.ktm.com/ and KTM bicycles http://www.ktm-bikes.eu/ are complete seperated companies - seen from business (since 1992).
Just logo and a partial the same corporate design.
We have just older KTM bicycles (late 80ties til early 90ties http://www.flickr.com/photos/32998552@N06/tags/ktmstrada2000/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/32998552@N06/tags/ktmnoblesse/ ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/32998552@N06/tags/ktmstradacl/ ) ... ) in our family except my son who rides a ~2005 KTM MTB so I can't tell you no today-experience.
I'd say KTM is an advancded midrange class bicycle manufacturer. They're not cheap but not expensive. Good quality but nothing special.
For example 'Simplon' http://www.simplon.com/ is a more exclusive Austrian bicycle manufacturer. 'Steirer-Bike' http://www.scherz-bikes.at/ tend to midrange.
If you see/read about 'Puch' which was a famous bicycle company: They're sold in 1987 and just the brand 'survived' als decal on Asian no name bicycles.
I think if you buy either an old or a new KTM bike you will not be dissapointed - but also not amazed. Maybe the geometry suits perfect to your body - but this is not possible to find out without testing --> I'd not recomend to buy one.
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