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You could call the KTM X-Bow a great many things, but "practical" is not one of them. That could be changing – if ever so slightly – in the near future, however, if the latest reports are anything to go by.

Speaking with the blokes over at Top Gear, KTM chief exec Stefan Pierer admits his company is working on a version of the hardcore track car with actual doors, a windscreen and removable roof panels. We're dying to know how Team KTM will stick a lid on the X-Bow's angular close-coupled sheetmetal without looking like a crumpled mess. Will the hardtop X-Bow lose its cycle fenders in favor of a more traditional closed-wheel design, too?

We're told to look out for the X-Bow GT, or whatever they call it, around March 2013 – less than a year from now.


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      drewpy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Think it's a great idea...more options mean more marketability. This leads to more sales, and possibly more models. How this could be a bad thing is beyond me.
      MKIV
      • 2 Years Ago
      To me the whole purpose of this car is without doors or a roof [i.e. cage]. This is one of the best compromises between a motorcycle and a car.
      Aki. I
      • 2 Years Ago
      screw the doors, give it a windscreen and sell it as is and you got a winner....maybe like 4 more hp to compensate for the windscreen weight.
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 2 Years Ago
      I want one of these, it is like a Go Kart for adults.
      KelperFoxWolf
      • 2 Years Ago
      They can improve the X-Bow all they want, but one thing for sure; once the Donto P1 reaches production, it will whip its arse.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @KelperFoxWolf
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      Jonathan
      • 2 Years Ago
      The real reason for the windshield and doors is so that they can have their buyers drive this with a car lisance instead of the current motorcycle Liscence you need to drive their current car .
      atvman
      • 2 Years Ago
      I've owned KTM motorcycles for years, great bikes. They have better build quality and higher end components than the competition does. I hope the closed roof X-Bow is a success, maybe it will push KTM to build some more mainstream cars. It's not exactly unprecedented for motorcycle manufacturers to become successful car companies (BMW, Honda). It would be great to see KTM become what BMW used to be.