A story of rags to riches, the KTM garage arose from the ashes of post-war Austria. They built their first motorcycle, the R100, in 1951 and won their first racing trophy in 1954. KTM introduced Enduro motorcycles in 1964 and enjoyed years of success, but like many other European names they went bust in the 1980s. Re-launched under new ownership in 1992, KTM released the famous "Duke" range of road bikes in 1994. Their signature orange livery was introduced in 1996, and they have since gone from strength to strength, dominating off-road events in motocross, cross-country, enduro, super enduro, supermoto and dual-sport.
They have since acquired two Swedish motorbike companies, Husaberg and Husqvarna, and the Indian company Bajaj. Today if you attend any off-road event, the popularity of orange dirt bikes is immediately apparent (beneath the mud).
Based on their sporting successes, their aggressively sporty road bikes are increasingly fashionable. Recently they've moved into a similar four-wheel niche with the X-Bow sports car. KTM are also producing the world's first electric off-roader.
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KTM Motorcycle Tyres
Tyres change the way a bike handles more than anything else, but tyres that grip in the mud can be too aggressive on tarmac roads and cause scary shaking when you try to decelerate at 70mph (or worse). The "right" tyres depend on the bike, the weather and the terrain. Often you will fit different ones to front and rear, and they must work well together.
Specialist tyre suppliers, like us at Protyre, understand these motorcycling requirements and offer a full range of trusted brands, same-day fitting and free advice on how they will affect performance, safety, braking, fuel economy, noise and comfort. They also provide quick economical MOTs to help keep you on the road, and off it.
Popular KTM Motorcycles
Below is a selection of the most popular models of KTM motorcycle. For more information on the tyres suited to your model of KTM motorcycle, click on one of the buttons below:
KTM Duke 125
The KTM 125 Duke is up there with the best in its class. In 2013, it was the first 125 to receive ABS as standard and now features an LED headlight, TFT display and a refined 4-stroke single cylinder engine with fuel injection system and 6-speed transmission.
KTM Duke 125 Tyres
KTM Duke 390
The KTM 390 Duke combines maximum riding pleasure with very nimble handling. Light, powerful and accompanied with state-of-the-art technology, this motorcycle guarantees a thrilling ride whatever the environment.
KTM Duke 390 Tyres
KTM Super Duke
Referred to by KTM as their punk record - ‘pure, raw and straight to the point: speed’, the KTM Super Duke boasts a V-twin, 2 cylinder, 4-stroke engine and 177 hp.
KTM Super Duke Tyres
KTM RC 390
The very definition of a sports bike. Agile and very quick, the KTM RC 390 is very sporty and ideal for multiple environments; country roads or a racetrack, the handling is awesome and the power is spectacular.
KTM RC 390 Tyres