01. Engine & Drivetrain
Tried and tested in series production, but tuned optimally to the KTM X-BOW R: The manual 6-speed gearbox from Audi always has the right gear available. The Drexler limited slip differential that comes as standard guarantees optimum propulsion in every curve.
Graph of torque
The engine achieves its maximum torque of 420 Nm at an engine speed of only 3,200 rpm – thereby making, in the truest sense of the phrase, “very light work” of the KTM X-BOW R, which tips the scales at a mere 790 kg. The maximum power output of 300 hp is attained at 6,400 rpm.
The aluminium spaceframe is the central supporting element for the engine/gearbox assembly. It has been possible to lower the whole unit by 19 millimetres, thereby lowering the KTM X-BOW R’s already impressively low centre of gravity by another 15 millimetres. As a direct consequence, even greater lateral acceleration forces and even higher cornering speeds are possible.
Shift lever with waterproof boot
Sporty gear lever with water-resistant shift boot.
High performance cooler
The generously dimensioned, high-performance radiators on the KTM X-BOW are a match for any task. As a result, neither the engine cooling system nor that for the charge-air cooler need to be enlarged for use in racing.
The Performance Pack 1 was especially developed for the KTM X-BOW. The pack includes lowering of the engine, an optimised drivetrain mounting and a catalytic converter with modified geometry. Lowering the engine by 19 mm lowers the vehicle’s centre of gravity. Furthermore, the torque stay is attached to the monocoque, thereby significantly reducing the effect of engine movement on handling. This makes the KTM X-BOW much smoother when changing positions of the accelerator pedal. The modified geometry requires a new catalytic converter.
This much sound is a must: The sports exhaust system is simple to assemble and coordinates the tone of the vehicle with its spectacular appearance.