A view to emulate Drupal core’s handling of taxonomy/term. Ludwig Apfelbeck, who was born in Knittelfeld in Austria in near today’s Red Bull Ring, often visited the neighboring Puch test track as a. Ludwig. 2 references. imported from Wikimedia project · Italian Wikipedia · stated in · Integrated Authority File · GND ID · · retrieved. 14 August

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Ludwig Apfelbeck

There is a nice ludwiv about the first bench test when the engine achieved 3. It included a six-speed gearbox and the only remaining element from the KTM-MV racing machines was the engine case. Even though the short-stroke engine produced only 17 hp at 12, rpm, the machine, with full fairing, still reached kph, depending on the gear ratio.

After the Second World War, Apfelbeck initially built successful track racing engines before moving to Germany to become head of testing at Horex.

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The 2-stroke engines at that time were extremely inefficient and the era of the high performance 2-stroke engine was a long way off, so 4-stroke engines presented themselves as the technical solution to the demand for increased performance.

Spectacular racing success and popular production machines: December 21, 2 Comments. May 5, at It was all too understandable from a business point of view, that any further costly development of the racing machine, which had very little to do with the production machines at the time, had to cease.


Languages Deutsch Latest Posts. December 19, No Comment. From the outset, this young manufacturing unit took part in popular national motorcycle races. Please enable JavaScript to submit this form. Here’s to an amazingwith even lucwig success. December 26, 2 Comments. One Response to inthisyear Home Bikes Racing Riding People. The 50cc 3-speed engine designed by Apfelbeck was the first in-house KTM engine in the long history of the company.

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InApfelbeck registered this cylinder head which was proving a success in dirt track races with the Austrian patent office. Posted in BikesHistoryPeople. However, at that time, the first dark clouds were gathering in the skies for the motorcycle industry as many more people wanted to buy a small car rather than have to ride to work on a motorcycle without any protection from the wind and the rain.

Precisely six decades ago, Hans Trunkenpolz, the head of KTM, succeeded in bringing the famous designer Ludwig Apfelbeck to Mattighofen to build an engine for the cc road racer. While production of the Mecky scooter continued, albeit replaced in by a pillion variant with a Sachs air-cooled engine, Paul Schwarz and Erwin Lechner won several Austrian championship titles under the RS banner which they had taken on on apfelbrck private basis, until the Apfelbeck KTM was used for the final time in Since apfelbexk change in regulations inKTM has established a reputation for itself in the Moto3 class with cc 4-stroke engines.


The Apfelbeck KTM had its baptism of fire on February 10, at the Zell am See ice race where the engine was seen for the first time in public.

The drive was initially supplied by the MV Agusta engines already in use. As the owner of a car workshop, he developed a special water-cooled four-valve cylinder head pudwig the s with the inlet and exhaust valves diagonally opposite each other.

Its characteristic feature was a cylinder head with two camshafts driven apfelbefk a chain. Towards the end of and in parallel with the development of the KTM RS, Apfelbeck worked on a motor scooter for everyday use which did not require a license, intended as a money spinner for the business.

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