KTM X-Bow to Hit US Streets in 2017

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

The wild-looking KTM X-Bow will hit the streets in the U.S. in 2017.

The small two seater has been adapted for North America and will arrive in both Canada and the U.S. in spring of 2017. The US-bound model is the base model X-Bow R, which makes 300 horsepower from a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

KTM will establish a small dealer network that consists mostly of race track owners and operators who are interested in buying a fleet of the cars. KTM is hoping move about 15 units in the U.S. in 2017, while the goal is 30 to 40 units per year in the future. KTM only built 80 X-Bows last year.

SEE ALSO: KTM X-Bow Black Edition Packs Carbon Fiber Body

The X-Bow is currently available in US as a kit car, as it doesn’t pass crash safety regulations. For customers who want one, they have to purchase the body and engine separately to get around the regulations.

[Source: Ward’s Auto]

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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