Factory approved upgrade gives KTM X-Bow 300bhp
23 July 2009

KTM has given its backing to an aftermarket power upgrade by ABT Sportsline to the KTM X-Bow.

The official upgrade boosts the X-Bow’s power to 300bhp, up from 240bhp, and torque is up to 295lb ft, up from 229lb ft. The upgrades have cut the 0-62mph time by 0.4secs to 3.5secs.

Jeff Lau, KTM’s X-BOW manager for the UK, said: “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.

“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 can be fitted retrospectively to X-Bows or from new. The two-year warranty is not affected and the upgrade costs £5300, including VAT and fitting.

Our Verdict


The KTM X-Bow offers eccentric looks and sharp handling but it's an expensive first effort from the motorcycle maker

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