KTM X-Bow GT Is The Most Luxurious X-Bow Ever
By Brandon Turkus
February 28, 2013
The X-Bow, built by Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM, is a track-day toy that the Winding Road staff has craved from afar. In R trim, it packs 285 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque from Audi’s familiar 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder. When combined with such an abundance of power, the lightweight X-Bow R offers a driving experience that few cars can match.
The problem, if one actually considers it a problem (we don’t), is that the X-Bow isn’t known for its refinement. It’s not offered with such frivolities as a windshield or doors, meaning its driver and passenger are exposed to wind, rain, dirt, stones, bugs, bird feces, and just about everything else that a windshield would normally deal with. If this lack of environmental isolation turned you off from the KTM X-Bow, then we’ve got some great news.
This is the X-Bow GT. It’s based off the aforementioned X-Bow R, meaning the power on offer is certainly up to snuff. The GT differs from lesser X-Bows by offering a real, full-sized windshield. It also looks like there’s a pair of glass doors (for lack of a better term), allowing access to the X-Bow’s cozy cockpit.
We’ll have more on the X-Bow GT when it makes its official debut at next week’s Geneva Motor Show.