Windows and doors for KTM X-Bow


The Austrian motorcycle manufacturer and maker of the extreme X-Bow track car is due to introduce a more mainstream version of its four-wheeled offering.

Speaking in an interview with Top Gear magazine, KTM CEO Stefan Pierer revealed that the new X-Bow model will come with doors and a windscreen - and even a roof. Of sorts.


KTM had considered a full-on roof, but decided against it as the issues with making it adhere to all the many and varied homologation and type approval regulations would have made it prohibitively expensive. Instead, there will be a removable roof panel that will work at up to 80mph.

KTM is also going after Le Mans glory, with plans to enter the LMP2 class with a modified X-Bow, possibly powered by a version of the turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine from the Audi TT RS. And a road version with the same powerplant could even be in the offing.

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  • The Crack Fox 28 Feb 2013

    toys said:
    Ye gods. The real thing aint pretty...





    Screen too tall and upright, and still no roof. I much prefer some of the unofficial versions in this thread
    I bet Lotus are laughing their socks off at that. I am biggrin

  • Ozzie Osmond 28 Feb 2013

    toys said:
    Screen too tall and upright, and still no roof. I much prefer some of the unofficial versions in this thread
    Jeez, I'd imagined that was somone's home made lash-up and the other cars (orange, white) were the real thing!

    Agreed. If that's the real thing it's utterly yucksville and will do nothing to enhance sales...

  • Captain Muppet 28 Feb 2013

    Ozzie Osmond said:
    About time too! Well done KTM.

    Experience shows that cars without windscreens are unsaleable and that cars without proper roofs run them a close second!
    What about cars with gopping afterthoughts slapped on top like vomit? How do they sell?

    It looks dreadful.

  • 356Speedster 28 Feb 2013

    toys said:
    Ye gods. The real thing aint pretty...





    Screen too tall and upright, and still no roof. I much prefer some of the unofficial versions in this thread
    Looks like something that was made in the Top Gear shed, by Jeremy and his hammer vomit

  • toys 28 Feb 2013

    Ye gods. The real thing aint pretty...





    Screen too tall and upright, and still no roof. I much prefer some of the unofficial versions in this thread

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