Developed by engine tuning experts ABT Sportsline, the upgrade will raise the already-potent X-Bow’s peak power to an impressive 223.5kW (from 179kW in standard tune) and boost torque to a formidable 400Nm (from 310Nm).
The increase sees the X-Bow’s power-to-weight ratio to 238.1kW per tonne and a 0-100km/h time of just 3.5 seconds!
Crucially, the ABT upgrade delivers these increases while retaining the flexibility of the engine, which provides highly accessible peak power and torque over a relatively wide rev band.
“X-BOW’s racecar-inspired chassis and sophisticated aerodynamic package have always given owners the ability to go head-to-head with some of the world’s most exotic machinery,” comments Jeff Lau, KTM’s X-Bow Manager for the UK. “This power upgrade will ensure that X-BOW owners seeking an even more extreme experience can do so in total confidence, building upon the quality assurance of the expert engineering and exquisite finish for which X-BOW is recognised.”
The upgrade – which is the only tuning solution recommended by KTM – will be sold as an aftermarket package and can be retrofitted to all X-Bow models for £5300 fully fitted (A$10,720). It also offers a two-year warranty.