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1951

The company’s first motorcycle is developed – the R100

1953

The company becomes officially known as ‘Kronreif, Trunkenpolz, Mattighofen’ (KTM). A team of 20 employees is producing three motorcycles per day

1954

The 100th KTM motorcycle is delivered

1955

A businessman, Ernst Kronreif becomes a sizeable shareholder of the company, which is renamed Kronreif & Trunkenpolz Mattighofen. KTM Tourist (125cc) model is developed

1957

KTM builds first sports motorcycle – the Trophy 125cc

1959

Motorcycle production ceases. First KTM Pony scooter and moped are introduced