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2017 KTM X-Bow review

Read the full article here. If you approach the 2017 KTM X-Bow R thinking it’s going to be a motorcycle-like riding experience, your experience will be a lot further from that assumption than you might think...

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2017 KTM X-Bow review
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2017 KTM X-Bow review

The radical KTM-X-Bow is finally ready for road registration in Australia. With no roof, no screen, no ABS and no traction control, it's a raw driving experience in the purest form.


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 10, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 10, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


KTM X-Bow on sale in Australia, and it's street legal
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KTM X-Bow on sale in Australia, and it's street legal

One of the world’s most manic road-registerable cars, the KTM X-Bow R, is now available in Australia and fully ADR compliant. Launched in Sydney today, the lightweight open-top ‘race car for the road’ has hit the Australian with a price of $169,990 plus on-road costs. For that money, you don’t get a lot of car, but you get a lot of car...


KTM X-Bow GT: street-legal go-kart gets a windscreen
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KTM X-Bow GT: street-legal go-kart gets a windscreen

The KTM X-Bow GT is headed to next week's Geneva motor show offering fans the most practical version of the hardcore street-legal go-kart to date. The ‘Grand Tourer’ badge may be a bit of a stretch, but the addition of a windscreen and side windows promises to make the X-Bow GT more liveable and better suited to long drives and inclement weather than any KTM before it...


KTM X-Bow to go practical with windscreen, doors
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KTM X-Bow to go practical with windscreen, doors

The track-focused KTM X-Bow is set to receive a windscreen and doors in a step toward practicality, opening the door (pardon the pun) to a greater number of potential buyers. KTM CEO Stefan Pierer told Top Gear UK that from March 2013 the Austrian brand will offer a version of its two-seater track weapon with a windscreen and doors...


2011 KTM X-Bow R with 224kW Audi S3 engine
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2011 KTM X-Bow R with 224kW Audi S3 engine

Looking a bit like a mechanical wasp lurking in the Eifel mountains, the guys at KTM have taken the 2008 KTM X-Bow and given it some more venom to go with its sting. This is what it looks like. The original X-BOW was generally regarded as a fairly serious track weapon, but some professional drivers noted that it was a bit 'soft' in the world of open-top, bees-in-your-mouth, road registered track cars...


Abarth to build Lotus Exige rival based on KTM X-Bow
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Abarth to build Lotus Exige rival based on KTM X-Bow

Fiat's performance arm, Abarth, is developing an open-top sports car to rival the likes of Lotus cars, such as the Lotus Exige, a recent Auto Express report has revealed. Based on the KTM X-Bow, the light-weight special will expand the Abarth range and help continue the revival of the brand...


KTM X-BOW may arrive down under
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KTM X-BOW may arrive down under

The incredible X-BOW from Austrian motorbike manufacturer KTM may yet find its way into Australia, with KTM and ABT Sportsline announcing a new partnership today. As an outlet partner, ABT Sportsline will not only take on the sale of the X-BOW - actually pronounced 'cross-bow' - but also all ongoing service work meaning Australian buyers would receive full factory support for the track day weapon...