ATK motorcycles

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ATK is a motorcycle and all terrain vehicle manufacturer in Centerville, Utah, USA.[1]

ATK was founded by Austrian-born engineer Horst Leitner in the 1980s. The name "ATK" comes from Leitner's 1981 patented device to eliminate chain torque for improved handling. Known later as the A-Trax, Leitner originally called the device the Anti-Tension Kettenantrieb (German: chain drive).[2]

As of 5/20/2011 ATK has associated itself with S&T Motors, parent company of the Changwon, South Korea based Hyosung. S&T/Hyosung will make motorcycles with ATK nameplates and a few requested changes to the standard Hyosung Motorcycles. Both supersport and cruiser models from 250 to 700cc engine sizes. All have V-Twin engines.

Beginning in early 2009 ATK offered a 700 cc two stroke Motocross bike available in limited quantities.[citation needed]

ATK is now mostly marketing their parts and services to repair older ATK models.


In January 2003, Cannondale Motorsports filed bankruptcy and ATK Motorcycles acquired all remaining Cannondale Motorsports inventory.[3]


The Intimidator is a monster dirt-bike powered by a 78 hp (58 kW) Maico two-stroke engine.[4] As of June 2008, only Maico itself has a machine comparable to this because the Intimidator is the same bike with different badging. ATK also has a line of atvs that use a 900cc efi engine.


  1. ^ "ATK History". ATK Motorcycles. Archived from the original on 2005-09-23. Retrieved 2004-03-11.
  2. ^ "Patents". AMP Research. Archived from the original on 19 March 2006. Retrieved 2006-03-11.
  3. ^ "ATK BUYS OUT CANNONDALE MOTORSPORTS INVENTORY". Motocross Retrieved 2017-06-10.
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2008-06-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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