A DECADE OF DIRT1991- Stefan Pierer and a group of investors–mostly KTM Managers andimporters–purchase the motorcycle division from the bankrupt KTM factory
– In Europe, American Mike Healey finishes second in the 250cc WorldChampionships
– Mike Fisher turns in consistent top finishes in the 250 Supercross. Afourth at the San Diego event is the highlight of Fisher’s career, and forKTM in America.
– Fisher finishes 250 Supercross series ranked eighth overall
– KTM support rider Keith Johnson qualifies for several 250 Supercross mainevents

1992
– Mike Fisher continues to be a common sight at 250 Supercross main events,though his results are not as strong
– KTM support rider Keith Johnson qualifies for several 250 Supercross mainevents

1993
– Team rider Cliff Palmer qualifies for every 250 Supercross main event
– Thanks to strong finishes in Supercross and the 250cc Nationals, Palmerearns National number 12
– KTM support rider Keith Johnson qualifies for several 250 Supercross mainevents

1994
– Team rider Cliff Palmer qualifies for several 250 Supercross main events

1995
– Team riders Jeff Dement and Tony Amaradio qualify for several 250Supercross main events
– Dement finishes seventh at Las Vegas Supercross
– Amaradio quits the team before the season is through

1996
– Jeff Dement returns to the team, which is now mounted on translucent orange bikes
– Lance Smail wins AMA Four-Stroke National Championship
– In Europe, New Zealander Shayne King wins 500cc World Championship

1997
– Lance Smail wins AMA Four-Stroke National Championship
– Smail gains crowd support as he races his big four-stroke in 250Supercross
– Smail becomes first rider in history to qualify for a 250 Supercross mainaboard a four-stroke

1998
– Lance Smail wins third-consecutive AMA Four-Stroke National Championshipon a Swedish Husaberg, which at the time was owned by KTM

1999
– Team rider Kelly Smith almost wins the St. Louis 125cc Supercross, but istaken out by eventual champ Ernesto Fonseca on the last lap.

2000
– KTM launches its biggest team to date. Team riders include DonovanMitchell, Andy Harrington, Rodrig Thain and Kelly Smith in the 125cc class; with Shayne King in the 250cc class
– Mitchell suffers paralyzing injuries in a pre-season warm-up race
– King holeshots several 250cc Nationals, but cannot maintain the pace
– Smith wins the Mt. Morris 125cc National, giving KTM its first taste ofStateside success
– In Europe, Joel Smets wins the 500cc World Championship
– In Europe, Grant Langston and James Dobb dominate the 125cc WorldChampionships. Langston takes the title.

2001
– KTM signs Red Bull as title sponsor of the American race team
– 125cc World Champion Grant Langston abandons the World Championships to race in America alongside new teammates Brock Sellards, David Pingree and Kelly Smith.
– Langston wins Glen Helen pre-season Supercross race
– Pingree finishes fourth at the Anaheim season opener