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Ludwig Apfelbeck (l.)

#inthisyear1956: Engineer Ludwig Apfelbeck starts working for KTM

Spectacular racing success and popular production machines: there is often a whole team of engineers behind successful designs, but things were different right up to the 1970s. Just as the name Kiska now represents the distinctive design of KTM models, many motorcycles were previously closely associated with their designer’s name. Precisely six decades ago, Hans Trunkenpolz, the head of KTM, succeeded in bringing the famous designer Ludwig Apfelbeck to Mattighofen.



#Inthisyear 1954: 1000th KTM is a R 125 Tourist

60 years ago, KTM celebrated the first of numerous production records – a review at the year 1954.