View Full Version : cannondale/ktm

02-23-2003, 10:43 PM
i just heard KTM is taking over cannondale motor sports(unconfirmed). anyone else hear this? both use Rotax engines i think. makes sense.

Tecate performance
02-23-2003, 10:54 PM
ktm and cannondale build their own motors from scratch .

02-23-2003, 11:11 PM
....okay oops

Tecate performance
02-23-2003, 11:55 PM
what are you trying to say? the new ktm 4 strokes are variations of the husaberg motor design, but they build their own 2 strokes, right? i know cannondale built their own motors with fuel injection. thats part of the reason they're dropping the motorsports division. they spent too much $ on r&d.

02-24-2003, 04:35 AM
cool...i thought they used rotax. oh well. anyway, it would be cool to see ktm atv's!

02-24-2003, 11:20 PM
Yes cannondale and KTM design ALL their own motors.

02-25-2003, 08:14 PM
I didnt know KTM's made thier motors from scratch.Thought they were mass produced like the jap stuff. Cannondales shoulda stayed with making bicycles.

ATC crazy
02-27-2003, 02:43 PM
Kinda reminds me of the TRX R's. Here for a few years and then gone. Oh well. I really hope KTM makes a quad. Hopefully a 2-stroke, or drop in theie 525sx engines. :twisted: :twisted:

03-03-2003, 02:19 AM
ktm makes all there own engines and there engines all are the best in there class (other than the 450) but everything elce is good
the cannondale's motors on there bikes where in the frame backwords the carbs where facing the front and the pipe was back and it also had a left foot kick