KTM is one of Europe’s largest motorcycle manufacturers. Widely recognized a manufacturer of off-road motorcycles KTM holds over 250 world championship titles and has dominated the revered Dakar Rally from 2001 to 2018. Although the Austrian marques roots are in off-road motorcycles they have been building street bikes since the 1990’s. With their bold orange livery, KTM street bikes such as the Duke are often referred to as ‘fun’ motorcycles that offer great handling and ‘ready to race’ components.
While you won’t often see KTMs being used as donors for cafe racer projects there’s no denying they are worthy candidates.