When the KTM X-Bow gets a winter package some would think that would mean maybe a roof, hopefully a heater, or maybe even a full windshield to keep the snow and muck away from the driver — wussies. If you want to take the wind-in-your-shorts X-Bow to snow country, KTM is offering snow tires and a big jacket.
The winter package includes Pirelli Sottozero snow tires and snow chains to grip the winter weather, and advanced clothing by Schöffel and a helmet by Schuberth to keep hypothermia at bay. The full winter set (helmet, jacket and pants) is priced at €950 (about $1300 at the current rates).
Press release after the jump.
Since the launch of the KTM X-Bow in mid-2008, the radical, lightweight, mid-engined concept with its stunning carbon fibre monocoque has attracted massive interest from both consumers and from the media. It has been bestowed with numerous awards, of which the latest is Top Gear magazine’s "Sportscar of the Year". Anyone wishing to experience KTM’s first sportscar doesn’t have to wait until the spring: just in time for the cold season, the open top sportscar has been made winter proof!
To assist with catching that perfect four-wheel drift through the pristine white winter wonderland, there are numerous accessories from the KTM PowerParts and PowerWear collections to choose from. Pirelli Sottozero snow tyres are available – with central locking as well as with five bolt wheels. For intrepid drivers that like their thrills to be more extreme – a common trait of X-Bow buyers – snow chains are available, which are of course homologated and ensure good traction under the most demanding of conditions. Drivers are protected against "Jack Frost" with advanced clothing by Schöffel and a helmet by Schuberth, all specifically designed for winter action in the X-Bow. The full set (helmet, jacket and trousers) is available from 950 Euro. And once the fun is over, the X-Bow too is allowed to jump into its protective winter attire: an indoor cover is available from 380 Euro, and for protection on the ski-lift car-park an outdoor cover is available from 325 Euro.