KTM builds some of the world’s most potent off-road motorcycles. The Austrian manufacturer won their first motocross championship in 1974 and has gone on to become one of the most successful names in all of motorsports, winning more than 250 world championships in motocross, supercross, enduro, cross-country, desert racing, and more.
With that kind of racing pedigree, KTM attracts builders who want a truly capable off-road scrambler — not just a stylistic exercise with chunky tires and motocross bars. Below, we present some of the KTM scramblers we’ve featured here at BikeBound, many of which were built to race, not just look good parked in front of the local cafe.
KTM 950 Desert Sled by FabMan Creations-FMC “Bullet” inspired by Steve McQueen and On Any Sunday… The KTM 950 SMR put the “super” in supermoto — a 98-hp carb-fed hooligan machine that could embarrass sportbikes in the twisties and add a […]
Devastating Power: KTM 1290 “Super Enduro R”-180-hp Erzberg Rodeo Weapon… The KTM Super Duke R is a simply staggering hyper-naked bike, housing the most powerful version of the company’s renowned 75-degree V-twin LC8 engine ever built. Motorcyclist named the 177-horsepower SDR […]
The Mile Bike: KTM 625 SMC Scrambler-A Malle Mile racer from Danners Automotive… The KTM 625 SMC was a 55-hp street-legal supermoto with fully-adjustable WP suspension, four-piston Brembo brakes, and a few daily niceties like electric start and turn signals. Said […]
“La Caleña”: KTM 400 EXC by Lolana Motos-The KTM 400 EXC was one of the original 400-class dirt bikes, a liquid-cooled four-stroke trail weapon that helped the Austrian company become a major player in off-road sales and competition. Some racers, such as […]
GNAS Life: “SK8TM” KTM 200 EXC Scrambler-Written by Mark Turner of Blacktop Media. Images by Steve Watts (@stevtec). Ben and Dave live in the same small town in North Cornwall. Dave is an engineer for a local company and a keen […]
“Nörrsken” KTM LC4 Scrambler by Imbarcadero 14-A burly KTM 640 scrambler from Venice… The KTM 640 LC4 Supermoto, introduced in 1998, offered a 53-horsepower, liquid-cooled mono-cylinder engine paired with fully-adjustable suspension and four-piston Brembo brakes. In motard trim, the rough-and-ready 625cc […]
KTM Duke 390 Tracker by Revolt Cycles-“Pantera” — a 390cc, triple-black panther from RVLT… The KTM Duke 390 has gained immense popularity across the globe. Weighing in at just 306 pounds dry, with 43-hp on tap, the bike has been called […]
KTM Duke 390 Enduro by Moto Exotica-A KTM Duke 390 built for the Himalayas… Arjun Raina of India’s Moto Exotica has quickly become one of our favorite builders. His Yamaha RD350 scrambler is one of the most popular builds we’ve ever […]
KTM Scrambler by Moto Adonis-Builders in The Netherlands keep cranking out killer custom builds, and Moto Adonis is one of our favorites. Now they are back with a KTM scrambler running an ’80s frame and ’03 LC4 engine. The […]
KTM “HiRider” by Engineered to Slide-The KTM "HiRider" by Nigel Petrie of Engineered to Slide started as a basket-case KTM 250 SX-F. As Nigel says: "If you can’t buy it, you must build it. We took a box of parts and some sheetmetal and came up with a good time on two wheels. It’s as simple as that."