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Old 12-17-2008, 02:35 PM   #1
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Drivers addicted to the unique thrills of the KTM X-Bow no doubt dread the onset of winter, when the open-topped mid-engined sports car is relegated to hibernation in the garage. That's no longer the case, however, as diehard X-Bow drivers can now take advantage of winter gear offered by KTM's PowerParts and PowerWear accessories collections. Properly equipped, a dedicated driver can keep his X-Bow on the road all winter long.


Snow tires are the first part of the equation, of course. Pirelli Sottozero snow tires are offered, with five-bolt wheels and center locking available. For icy condition, homologated snow chains are also available.


By now, you've probably noticed that the X-Bow is a roofless roadster. The motorcycle experts at KTM have a solution to that too, in the form of specially designed winter clothing for the driver. Schöffel-designed driving clothes and a Schuberth helmet are both made specifically for keeping the X-Bow's driver warm during winter drives. The full outfit: helmet, jacket and trousers starts at 950 Euro. Indoor and outdoor covers for the car are also available.
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:46 PM   #2
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i have now seen THE most ridiculous thing on the internet.
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:07 PM   #3
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The very definition of pointless...
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:41 PM   #4
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I don't care what clothing they give you. That **** looks cold.
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Old 12-17-2008, 04:12 PM   #5
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I didn't know that KTM had built a roadster. Awesome. It's on the expensive side of things though (getting an Ariel Atom would probably be cheaper).
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Old 12-17-2008, 04:41 PM   #6
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I'm sure that the "NO ROOF when it's cold out" is the #1 objection for potential buyers.
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:00 PM   #7
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um, how do you think snow-mobilers go on trips? this is the same, but on the road.

That would be sweet at the rally cross.
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:07 PM   #8
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i have now seen THE most ridiculous thing on the internet.
you said it better than I would have. i feel dumber for knowing what KTM did to "winter prep" the X Bow.
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:09 PM   #9
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um, how do you think snow-mobilers go on trips? this is the same, but on the road.

That would be sweet at the rally cross.
Uhm, since when did snow mobiles use 4 wheels and have 2" of ground clearance?
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:18 PM   #10
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Someone at KTM has a sence of humor.
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Old 12-18-2008, 12:12 AM   #11
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That thing has more un-painted carbon fiber than i think i've ever seen on a car save HKS's time-atttack Altezza....

Sweet. Now to go see what one cost and feel bad...
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Old 12-18-2008, 12:19 AM   #12
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I want to see a video of it on a highway with some powder. I bet it throws up more snow than the Acela I saw run through a station in a storm.
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Old 12-18-2008, 01:48 AM   #13
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That thing has more un-painted carbon fiber than i think i've ever seen on a car save HKS's time-atttack Altezza....

Sweet. Now to go see what one cost and feel bad...
Search for pics of a bare Zonda F.

http://www.0-60mag.com/online/?p=5422
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Old 12-18-2008, 04:33 AM   #14
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All carbon body HKS Evo VIII



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Old 12-18-2008, 12:40 PM   #15
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That thing better have one hell of a heater.

1 Gallardo for me please.

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Old 12-18-2008, 01:46 PM   #16
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Wow, what a practical car! Does the winter prep package include a shovel to dig out your seats after it was parked overnight in a snow storm? Good grief!
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:01 PM   #17
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Don't care what anyone thinks, I bet that would be fun as hell.
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:35 PM   #18
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I picked up the X-Bow this summer and have been waiting on this snow kit so I could get it back on the road......
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Old 12-18-2008, 07:00 PM   #19
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Uhm, since when did snow mobiles use 4 wheels and have 2" of ground clearance?
...and what does that have to do with being cold?! I am a lot more exposed on my snowmobile and I just went out riding yesterday while it was -2F. I am more or less comfortable down to -20F on a sled at speeds up to 100mph. I don't see how someone properly dressed would have an issue at reasonable temps (0F+).

...but I grew up in MN being outside in the dead of winter, so maybe I am a little bit better suited for a car like this.
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:41 PM   #20
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...and what does that have to do with being cold?! I am a lot more exposed on my snowmobile and I just went out riding yesterday while it was -2F. I am more or less comfortable down to -20F on a sled at speeds up to 100mph. I don't see how someone properly dressed would have an issue at reasonable temps (0F+).

...but I grew up in MN being outside in the dead of winter, so maybe I am a little bit better suited for a car like this.
Cool story Hansel. Where is this car going to go in 3" of snow?
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:43 PM   #21
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that is such a bad azz ride
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:36 AM   #22
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...and what does that have to do with being cold?! I am a lot more exposed on my snowmobile and I just went out riding yesterday while it was -2F. I am more or less comfortable down to -20F on a sled at speeds up to 100mph. I don't see how someone properly dressed would have an issue at reasonable temps (0F+).

...but I grew up in MN being outside in the dead of winter, so maybe I am a little bit better suited for a car like this.
nothing to do with cold. more to do with impractical.

1500lbs 240hp mid-engine rear wheel drive with 0 ground clearance. its basically a plow...a plow with bad traction.

but yeah, dont see too many people who own this $60k car going out and doing such things in the snow.
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Old 12-19-2008, 02:16 PM   #23
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lol this is hilarious
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