KTM R100 16.01.2023

Special stamp KTM R100

70 years ago, the traditional Upper Austrian company KTM, which was to become Europe's leading motorcycle manufacturer, launched its first own motorcycle.

Hans Trunkenpolz founded a locksmith and car repair shop in Mattighofen in 1934. In 1953, back then still under the company name Moser & Co, he built his first own motorcycle, the R100, also known as Moser-KTM. When Ernst Kronreif joined as a partner, the name KTM stood for "Kronreif & Trunkenpolz Mattighofen", before that it meant "Kraftfahrzeuge Trunkenpolz Mattighofen". 

As a post-war motorcycle, the R100 was a lightweight model with a 98cc Rotax engine and an output of 3 hp. Thanks to its low weight of around 61 kilograms, it still managed to reach a top speed of 60 km/h. 

Another model, the R125, soon followed. Today, KTM is Europe's leading manufacturer of motorcycles and extremely successful in the domestic and international motorsport scene.

Value: 2.50 Euro
First day of issue: 15.02.2023
Stamp size: 42.00 x 34.80 mm
Graphic design: David Gruber
Printing: Joh. Enschedé Stamps B.V.
offset printing
Quantity: 160,000 stamps on sheets of 50 stamps

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