Based in Austria, KTM is a leading manufacturer of motorsports vehicles focusing on sport-oriented motorcycles, underscoring its “Ready to Race” philosophy. KTM’s mission is to produce motorcycles with exacting standards of excellence using PTC Creo
It’s not that easy to find the words to explain why we like to spend 15 days in the desert, by our own, on a bike. By the end, take a big trophy of 11 kilos and just to show again we are the winner...you know.
When we develop a new
motorcycle][we are working with world champions ][that’s also one of the key figures, why we ][achieved, last year, 20 world championship titles.][it comes out of the very strong relationship between motorsports and R&D. that’s one of the things that makes a KTM a KTM.
We decided, forever, to collect all our knowledge and experience on the racetrack. So, this is where
we prove ourselves, and as soon, it’s proven this is the best product, then we are in the right position to bring it to the customer.
it wouldn’t be possible to develop motorcycles like we develop, without a system like PTC Creo.
We started about 15 years ago with the first two PTC Pro-Engineer licenses. ][ In KTM, we are searching for a very strong and long-lasting partnership. And we found this partnership with PTC.
in the meantime, we have around 150 Creo licenses, so it expands a lot.
Das schnelle Firmenwachstum hat natürlich auch seine Probleme mit sich gebracht, die aber Dank PTC Creo relativ gut in den Griff zu bekommen waren. Speziell seit der Einführung von Windchill, wo es gesichert ist, dass unsere Datenstände immer aktuell sind, klappt die Zusammenarbeit sehr reibungslos.
(V/O in English)
The fast growth of the company has naturally brought some challenges, but they are manageable thanks to PTC Creo, specifically since it’s linked to PTC Windchill whereby we can ensure that our data is always up-to-date. So collaboration works very smoothly.
The 690 Duke is a very special motorcycle, we started developing about three to four years ago.]
[There is a team of engineers for the engine, and we have one for the chassis.
Das ist Dank PTC Creo]
[Wir entwickeln die Motoren zeitgleich mit den Fahrwerken, was uns die Möglichkeit gibt, auch die Motoren auf die Fahrwerke, und andersherum, abzustimmen – schon in der Konzeptionsphase][Durch die Simulation mit Hilfe von PTC Creo ist es jetzt möglich, den Erfolg von Modifikationen schon beizeiten abzuschätzen][uns sehr viel Zeit und Aufwand erspart.]
ALAN V/O ENGLISH:
Thanks to PTC Creo, ] [We
develop the engines simultaneously with the chassis, allowing us already in the design phase to coordinate the engines and chassis with one another][With the use of the PTC Creo simulation, it is now possible to predict the success factor of a modification early on in the process] ][which saves us a lot of time and effort.]
if you take a look at the 690 Duke, ][ it’s about 30 to 40 kilograms lighter than all of the competitors. And it has 70 horsepower.] Our competitors reach around 50-55 horses. So, it’s lighter, more durable, and much][stronger than the others.
“It was a great season last season for me with winning again a world title in MX1 Class.][This season for sure we want to improve more]
The feeling with the factory team it’s amazing because also it’s a factory behind us but then also][ It’s more family and complete KTM factory where everybody’s 100% into their work. It’s working perfect and we are working harder than ever to achieve our goals and beat everybody.
V/O from Thomas Ketruff:
KTM is also very famous for our
competition in rally racing, especially in the Dakar race][ 9,000 kilometers, which is divided in only 14 stages.][An engine, a chassis, a component which survives the Dakar, will survive everything][ the Dakar remains the ultimate challenge for the team, for the riders, and for the machines.
[The last 12 races of the Dakar were won by KTM, ]
PTC takes us from the idea to the product][That we are that fast from the very first idea of the product until we win the first race is, for sure, also one of the things which we have to thank for PTC.
Based in Austria, KTM is a leading manufacturer of motorsports vehicles. The company focuses on sport-oriented motorcycles, underscoring its “Ready to Race” philosophy. In short, KTM’s mission is to produce motorcycles with exacting standards of excellence.
“We are driven by constant innovation, week after week, race after race,” says Philipp Habsburg, head of research and development at KTM. “Furthermore, if we see that an innovation works in our racing motorcycles, we quickly introduce it into our production bikes — from our superbikes to our children’s motocross lines. Everything we make is based on product excellence and the engineering behind it.”
Unlike many other manufacturers, KTM engineers everything in-house. That includes the engine, chassis, wheels, etc. Habsburg says that kind of control helps the company optimize every part of the bike, maximizing performance.
The innovation machine at KTM stays revved all the time, says company designer Olaf Seger. “Every model that we release integrates the best of our engineering when we release it. But we never feel we’ve crossed the finish line. Our teams are continuing to dream up the next round of improvements all the time.”
One of KTM’s secrets to engineering success is its approach to design technology. It is one of the only developers that has standardized on one CAD system for both engine and chassis design. Habsburg says that having the complete 3D model in one format means the teams can work together to optimize their results.
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