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2011 KTM X-Bow R: first details and photos released

After having been on the market for approximately two years now, the KTM X-BOW line-up will be supplemented with the introduction of the "R" model in the upcoming year. This latest version of the KTM X-BOW weighs just 790 kg and is powered by a 240-hp engine.

On the other hand, the engine for the even more powerful R version comes from Audi – but it will be exactly the same engine used among others in the actual Audi S3. This engine will feature revisions on its electronics and peripheral devices, all helping boost its performance up to 300 hp.

This engine will be mounted on a lower position on the KTM X-BOW, which means that drivers could expect to drive more precisely and corner even at higher speeds.

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KTM X-Bow GT4 teased again, confirmed with a 2.0 TFSI engine and 320 hp

Back in November, we revealed you the fact that Reiter Engineering teamed up with KTM and they will develop a new racing car for customers located in Europe, United States of America and Asia. Today, the companies came back with fresh details as well as a new rendering that points to the final design of the KTM racing car.

Showing a futuristic design, just like the KTM X-Bow, the vehicle promises to dominate the racing world once it will be produced.

Moreover, we found out that the racing car will use a 2.0-liter TFSI engine bolted to a sequential six-speed gearbox from Holinger, featuring paddle shifters. The engine will generate approximately 320 hp.

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2011 KTM 125 Duke displayed at Intermot 2010

At the recent Intermot show in Cologne, KTM recently showcased the 2011 KTM 125 Duke, a street bike that is designed for city commuting. This 125cc motorcycle concept appears to be inspired by two concept forms displayed at last year’s EICMA show, the Stunt and the Race versions.

The low-cylinder machine is believed to have been made possible with the support of Bajaj, the newest Indian investor in KTM. The production series version is expected to arrive at dealerships in spring 2011.

The little Duke is targeted at entry-level riders and was created by the same team behind its older sibling, the 690 Duke. Powering the 125 Duke is a liquid-cooled fuel-injected 125cc engine that delivers 15hp at 10,500 rpm and 8.9 lb-ft torque (12 Nm) at 8000 rpm.

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2011 KTM 990 SMT introduced at the Intermot Show

The new KTM 990 SMT has recently debuted at the Intermot Show in Cologne. The Austrian motorcycle manufacturer has dubbed it “the queen of negative acceleration.”

This model, acclaimed as one of the world’s best big-bore supermotos, features an anti-lock braking system. Weighing just one kilogram, this system was developed in close collaboration with specialist supplier Bosch. It was specifically adapted to the needs of a very sporty Supermoto.

The long-distance supermoto SMT features a liquid-cooled 115bhp V-Twin engine and is equipped with Brembo radial four pot callipers which, results to a sensitive ABS braking system that enables the 990 SMT “stop safely and with pinpoint accuracy on any surface and from any speed,” as claimed by KTM.

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From the inauguration of the KTM X-Bow in the middle of 2008, the revolutionary, lightweight, mid-engined concept with its attractive carbon fiber monocoque has allured considerable attention from both buyers and the press. It has been given numerous awards, the latest of which is the "Sportscar of the Year" from the publication of Top Gear.

There's no more waiting until spring for those who wish to experience KTM's first sportscar: just in time for winter, the top down sportscar has been rendered winter proof!

To aid with getting that perfect 4-wheel glide through the immaculate white winter wonderland, there are lots of accessories from the KTM PowerParts and PowerWear collections to select from.

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The highest climax of the annual motorsports is the Race of Champions where the best racing and rally drivers of the world are pitted against each other in varying vehicles in a heart-thumping head-to-head races in full view of multiplied thousands of cheering motorsports enthusiasts.

Those who participated in last year's event at Wembley Stadium in London were legendary race drivers such as Micahel Schumacher, Sebastian Loeb, Tom Kristensen and Matthias Ekstram.

Incidentally, the KTM X-BOW made its first appearance in this event.The Austrian supercar caught the attention of the organizers, including Michelle Mouton, who is considered as the most successful and best known female rally driver of all time, who said that by its design alone it can already cause much uproar. 

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With performance at the forefront of its design, the KTM X-BOW does not come with a lot of creature comforts. The X-BOW's unique design: no roof or windshield, no air-condition and no entertainment feature are all intended for the driver to focus on the most important thing at hand driving.

The supercar also comes with an unprecedented carbon fiber monocoque, something that only F1 and other one-seater racing formula employed.

On the street, however, such a chassis, which is quite expensive, is rarely used. Thus, KTM is proud to be the very first car manufacturer to provide such a chassis at an affordable tag.

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