What does KTM stand for???


44 replies to this topic
  • witdogg

Posted August 25, 2007 - 11:03 PM

#21

K-mart
T-rail
M-achine


K-ick
T-wenty
M-inutes


KEEP THREE MECHANICS


K-Keep
T-Throwin
M-Money at it.


K eeps
T aking
M oney



:applause:

  • HeadTrauma

Posted August 26, 2007 - 12:06 AM

#22

I recall BASF was a similar acronym. Four German words/names that made no sense in English. "Badische Anilin- und Soda-Fabrik (Baden Aniline and Soda Factory)"


Taken handily from Wikipedia, I see. Not exactly an acronym, just initials of Germanic words that have no direct English translation.

BASF made some good audio cassettes in the day. I still have a few from 20+ years ago. KKK turbochargers is the same. Funny how Kuhnle, Kopp & Kausch turocharger is now called 3K-Warner after the acquisition by Borg Warner.

Couldn't have been spurred by the similarity of initials shared with the completely unrelated Ku Klux Klan in North America, could it? :rolleyes:

  • IMNXNYR

Posted August 26, 2007 - 02:18 AM

#23

Now this is a funny thread. So funny that now I gotta figure out how to get all the coffee out of my keyboard.

  • indaho

Posted August 26, 2007 - 02:39 AM

#24

LOL!

Truthfully in originally stood for "Kill Triumph Motorcycles" over the founders hate for British and their motorcycles.

  • hill5150

Posted August 26, 2007 - 03:52 AM

#25

K[COLOR="Red"]ampfire[/COLOR]

T[COLOR="DarkRed"]rail[/COLOR]

M[COLOR="DarkOrange"]achine[/COLOR]

  • Phuzzy McPhuzzface

Posted August 26, 2007 - 07:44 AM

#26

Taken handily from Wikipedia, I see. Not exactly an acronym, just initials of Germanic words that have no direct English translation.


Sho' 'nuff. Hence, the quotes.

PS: That is what I understand an acronym to be---first letter of other words forming a word, or just their initials.

"a word (as NATO, radar, or laser) formed from the initial letter or letters of each of the successive parts or major parts of a compound term; also : an abbreviation (as FBI)..." (Taken handily from Webster ;) )

  • xr650l bum

Posted August 26, 2007 - 07:46 AM

#27

Kall
The
Mechanic

  • AtomicGeo

Posted August 26, 2007 - 08:21 AM

#28

Now I thought we did this for the KLR too??

K = Krap
T = That
M = Moves

:smirk:

  • Thorpey

Posted August 26, 2007 - 09:27 AM

#29

K-an't
T-ake
M-exico

  • CRF4Fiddy

Posted August 26, 2007 - 02:07 PM

#30

K ick

T ill

M onday

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  • Old Dog

Posted August 26, 2007 - 05:27 PM

#31

K antankerous
T oothless
M otorcycle

  • OnyrDer

Posted August 26, 2007 - 10:37 PM

#32

:thinking: I thought it meant...:excuseme:

Kawasaki
That
Moves

  • ogrider650

Posted August 27, 2007 - 07:12 AM

#33

Kick Till Monday

  • martinfan30

Posted August 27, 2007 - 09:39 AM

#34

K ick
T th
M ule

  • ironmtnracing

Posted August 27, 2007 - 12:54 PM

#35

C'mon guys.....

It means "Keep Two Motorcycles"

;)

  • off_road_4_me

Posted December 22, 2007 - 05:16 PM

#36

Known
To
Malfunction
:banghead:

  • percyco

Posted December 22, 2007 - 07:48 PM

#37

Kuzens
That
Mate

  • weskc35k

Posted December 23, 2007 - 02:08 AM

#38

Kartwheel too much?
Krappy Teutonic Muck?

  • FeliX 450

Posted December 23, 2007 - 10:39 AM

#39

:banghead: :busted: :D

i like

Kmart
Trail
Machine

KTM

Making mechanics out of riders since 1958

  • Rockjockey

Posted December 23, 2007 - 05:19 PM

#40

Kick
The
Mother


Karrot
Top
Motorcycles





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