KTM TECHNOLOGIES

KTM X-BOW

  • Chassis

    highly integrated, 70 kg light monolithic CFRP monocoque

  • Body shell

    CFRP lightweight components in prepreg autoclave technology

  • Rear frame

    aluminium hybrid construction including die-cast and extrusion profiles

  • Suspension

    single-wheel suspension with stand-alone pushrods on front axle

  • Crashbox

    energy absorbing CFRP sandwich construction with aluminium comb core

  • Front splitter

    RTM manufactured CFRP sandwich construction with Rohacell core

Ready to Race

From new development to serial production

Revolutionary. Puristic. Radical. In 2008, Austrian manufacturer KTM presents its

interpretation of a „super-sportscar“ for the 21st century: the X-BOW serial version.

„Our intention was to bring Colin Chapmans idea of a spartanic, light sportscar, pared down to the essential, into the new millenium – including as many technological innovations as possible“, says KTM‘s CEO Stefan Pierer.

The monocoque is essential to high torsional stiffness and the remarkable power/weight ratio. This is why the main chassis was built as a double wall monolithic structure made out of carbon-fibre-reinforced-plastic. In order to fulfill legal requirements for the vehicle and  exploit optimum potential, dynamic and static loading conditions were simulated and compared to realistic conditions.

Calculations

Constructions

Simulations

Since the project start, KTM-Technologies has been an important partner leading the project management for the complete vehicle and the development of composite parts.

Until today, the company has been actively involved in new developments, such as the GT version and successfully accompanied and managed the full process from statutory requirements to serial production.

Projects

CAVUS

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R.A.C.E.

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KTM 450 Rally

The latest generation is a complete new development and excels in technical innovations.

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E3W

Operational concept study of a zero-emission, lightweight vehicle for urban use.

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KTM X-BOW

The ultimate lightweight sports car with carbon monocoque. High-end technology for maximum performance and safety.

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KTM MOTO 3

Design and simulation of structural carbon parts for the KTM Moto3 motorcycle.

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