KTM as it is today was formed in 2003, but the firm can trace its history back to 1934. The first KTM motorcycle, the R100, was produced in prototype form in 1951 and it was powered by a Sachs-built Rotax engine.
KTM’s first international competition success was achieved with a gold medal in the 1956 ISDT, but it didn’t become heavily involved in off-road competition until 1965. Success in motocross and enduro fuelled further growth and by 1971 the workforce was 400 strong and there were 42 models in the KTM catalogue. In 1974 KTM won the 250cc Motocross World Championship for the first time – a feat the Austrian maker has repeated 14 times since, along with 13 other World MX titles, not to mention 16 Dakar rally wins plus three Moto3 road racing World Championships thus far.
This 122cc Sachs-powered KTM GS enduro is the last version with aluminum mudguards and it was completely restored in 2014. It is offered for sale with historic certification.