TM is an Italian motorcycle brand known as the maker of powerful motocross and enduro wheels as well as microautomotive engines. Engineers Claudio Flenghi ("Engineer") and Francesco Battistelli ("Mr Frame") founded the TM in 1976 . The name "TM" comes from the children of Flenghin and Battistell, Thomas and Mirko. In 1977, TM made its first bike for a young racer, Gastone Serafin. In 1978, the 200 TM motocross bikes made a break.