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craiger527 02-10-14 08:33 PM

KTM Roadbikes at Jennings GP track day
 
I was in Jennings Fl yesterday at a motorcycle track riding my Ducati. Noticed a group near me that had bicycles. Very common to see scooters and bicycles to get around the paddock. Went over to check them out because they were all on stands like on display. They were 3 beautiful KTM roadbikes. There were 3 or 4 guys from Miami and they are the Eastern distributors for KTM. Never knew they made bikes. They looked really nice and Mack answered any questions we had. He said the frames are made in Austria and they had Shimano components. Anyone know much about them?

knobster 02-11-14 06:31 PM

They probably didn't make them but if they did, they'd be overpriced and impossible to work on... But fast as hell!

Looigi 02-12-14 09:42 AM

Pshaw. I've ridden KTM motocross and cx motorcycles for years. They're fine to ride and work on. AFAIK, they are a legitimate bike brand (unlike BMW etc.), but very likely like most brands have the bikes build in Asia.

caloso 02-12-14 09:50 AM

I would bet that they are Taiwanese frames. Probably similar to Nashbar or Performance carbon frames.

P7HVN 02-12-14 12:15 PM

Frames are sourced from Asia, but designed in house, and completely assembled in house. First started making bike frames in the 60's, but the full bike line is a relatively new endeavor for them. Just the last few years, if I remember correctly. They've been very successful in other markets, with their bikes being used by National teams. Several 10 star reviews, by Euro & Asian market testers...
I'm a little biased, as I have a 690 Duke & previous 950SM. :thumb:

expatbrit 02-12-14 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by P7HVN (Post 16490063)
Frames are sourced from Asia, but designed in house, and completely assembled in house. First started making bike frames in the 60's, but the full bike line is a relatively new endeavor for them. Just the last few years, if I remember correctly. They've been very successful in other markets, with their bikes being used by National teams. Several 10 star reviews, by Euro & Asian market testers...
I'm a little biased, as I have a 690 Duke & previous 950SM. :thumb:

Haha!

I have to admit, when i saw a KTM frame over in the UK I was excited -- not enough to hunt one down, though. Somewhere I read they weren't the same KTM, but that may just be my imagining.

(As a current RC8R and former 950SM owner, as well)


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