KTM's track toy will cost Americans $88,500 without the engine

The good news is that KTM's X-Bow track sled is coming to the US. The bad news, depending on your circumstances, is that it'll start at $88,500. Oh, you wanted an engine? Get ready to shell out big money. » 3/04/11 12:00pm 3/04/11 12:00pm

KTM X-BOW R Before Your New Track God

The beloved but occasionally unsold superlight KTM X-Bow's returning in 2011 with an even more potent 300-hp XBOW R version. Wait, does that make it the Jack X-Bauer? » 9/27/10 10:45am 9/27/10 10:45am

KTM Halts Production Of X-Bow

With 80 unsold units in stock and only 420 of the once-expected 1,000 units being produced, KTM's announced plans to halt production of the X-bow superlight sports car, at least temporarily. The Carpocalypse claims another victim. [Autoblog.nl via GTSpirit] » 8/24/09 9:15am 8/24/09 9:15am

KTM X-BOW ABT Sportline 300 HP Upgrade Backed By Factory

As if the X-BOW needed more of an advantage, KTM is now offering full factory support and a two year warranty on ABT Sportline's aftermarket performance upgrade, with a total output of 300 horsepower. » 7/24/09 9:00am 7/24/09 9:00am

Track-Ready KTM X-Bow Takes To Snow Like Duck To Water

The rear-engined, 240 HP, 1,700 Lbs KTM X-Bow is one of the fastest ways to lap a racetrack. But with no ABS, traction control or even a windscreen, how does it handle...in the snow? » 12/19/08 5:30pm 12/19/08 5:30pm

Monorail KTM X-Bow Is Inefficient Means of Public Transportation

The KTM X-Bow » 9/29/08 5:00pm 9/29/08 5:00pm is just beginning to reach customers in Europe and, predictably, one of the first has already gone and crashed it. According to , the driver “skidded on two wheels” before mounting a crash barrier at the Nurburgring. Well, if you’re going to total your $70,000, 237 HP Austrian trackday special, we can…


Looks like the crotch-rocketing folks from KTM are serious about making the X-Bow track monster revealed in Geneva this year totally track-ready. One of Brenda Priddy's cadre of car spies caught this particular motor bike car at speed undergoing handling tests on the Nürburgring earlier today. The basic version of… » 10/16/07 3:05pm 10/16/07 3:05pm

Promo Roadster: The KTM X-Bow Promo Video

If you were wondering what KTM's new X-Bow (crossbow) roadster looks like on the track, check out this clip from a recent profile on German TV. While the driver is a sad facsimile of the black Stig, the X-Bow nonetheless looks like its just begging for an airstrip and a Northern European guy named Getthef k… » 3/12/07 12:43pm 3/12/07 12:43pm

Geneva Showcase: The KTM X-Bow

Hey, kids, it's the KTM X-Bow. Let's go say hi. Sure, the little roadster is just as we pictured it. Compact, busy, and with just enough amusement-park frivolousness to make us wish we were either eight years old or luxuriating in an fortune derived from someone else's sweat. (Both wouldn't be bad.) KTM says it's… » 3/07/07 4:48am 3/07/07 4:48am

More on the KTM X-Bow: Real Photos, Track Testing 101

The KTM wizards dropped a few more photos of the X-Bow track-day roadster ahead of its unveiling in Geneva next month. They're the first real photos we've seen of the Austrian, Audi-powered two seater. We still can't confirm if that's the old Stig behind the wheel. [Thanks to Bernard for the tip.] » 2/20/07 5:34pm 2/20/07 5:34pm

More on KTM's X-Bow

KTM's released a new set of X-Bow concept shots ahead of its unveiling next month at the Geneva show. It's not exactly the concept we'll see; the subject is really a 1:25 scale aerodynamics tester. Nonetheless, the details remain the same: 1,500 pounds, VW/Audi 2.0 TFSI engine producing around 200 hp and around… » 2/05/07 7:45pm 2/05/07 7:45pm

No Compromises: KTM's X-Bow to Drop in on Geneva

Evo stopped by KTM's lair in Austria and got a look at three prototypes of the company's X-Bow track-day ride. Of the three, one's for crash testing, the other for chassis tuning and the third is for show; that's the one shipping off to Geneva in late February. The first production models should hit in mid-2007, and… » 2/02/07 1:30pm 2/02/07 1:30pm

KTM Reveals X-Bow

Look in your rearview Ariel Atom, KTM's nearly done with its pure-sports concept, which the Austrian motorcycle concern will show off in Geneva next March. It's called the the X-Bow, and it'll be powered by an Audi-sourced engine of some displacement and weigh slightly over 1,500 pounds. Price is expected to be in… » 12/12/06 7:30am 12/12/06 7:30am