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What’s Happening in September at Simraceway

September means Labor Day and heading back to school, but it also means more time at Simraceway for track experiences, skill-building, racing, and lots more.

Here’s what we have on the agenda after Labor day:

Spend a Day Behind The Wheel of a KTM X-Bow

According to Road & Track’s Sam Smith — who drove a KTM X-Bow for a week last February under the guidance of Simraceway’s instructors — “The whole thing is just a gem.” The KTM X-Bow is one of the world’s lightest, fastest, most nimble track cars. 

The KTM X-Bow Experience has inspired a lot of five-star reviews on TripAdvisor like this one from an enthusiastic dad. If you’ve ever wondered what it would feel like to go around a two-and-a-half-mile road course in a sports car, the KTM X-Bow will answer your questions and more.

You’ll experience an ultra-light, nimble race vehicle for an unforgettable day.

Learn More, Lap More, Race More in Kart Racing School

There’s a reason karters say that Simraceway’s Kart Track is “Best in the West.” Simraceway’s karts are the fastest karts in the state on the longest track in the west. 

Simraceway’s karting begins with the Race Karting Experience, a half-day program that will show you the ropes of karting and racing. Move up to the Kart Racing School Stage 1 and 2. Kart Racing School Stage 1 is a full-day program that will give you more fundamentals of go kart racing. Move to Stage 2, which will build your skills and speed around the track in ROK-powered Sprint Karts. 

Once you complete both stages of the Kart Racing School, you’ll be eligible for your Kart Racing License. Drivers age 13 and older are eligible for karting programs. Karting is incredibly fun and it’s a fantastic intro to the world of racing. 

Open Kart and Moto Practice and T1 Karting Days in September

Take Simraceway’s National Pro karting track in reverse or conventionally on select weekday and weekend days in September. Turn 1 club members can take advantage of T1 Club Karting days reserved for T1 club members. 

Rent an Lo206 or a ROK-Tony Kart starting at $40 for a 15-minute session. Simraceway’s Performance Karting Center offers complimentary standard safety gear. Plan ahead: ROK-Tony Karts have to be reserved at least 48 hours ahead of your open practice or track day.

Advance Your Driving Knowledge, Learn New Techniques at Simraceway

The KTM X-Bow Racing School Stages 1 and 2 have open dates in September. After completing the KTM X-Bow Racing School, you’ll be eligible to compete in Simraceway’s KTM X-Bow Racing Series.

The Performance Driving Program continues in September with Stages 1 and 2 of the Performance Driving School and the Car Control Clinic. Bring your own car: in each stage, you’ll have opportunities to drive world-famous Sonoma Raceway’s track and receive in-class instruction and car control exercises, including on Simraceway’s skidpad. 

We make it as easy as possible for you to take part in any of our events at Simraceway. Whether you’re looking into karting for the first time or seeking to move up in racing skill, check out the September schedule at Simraceway. We want to see you at the track!

Celebrate the Holidays at Simraceway

As we approach the end of the year, it’s time to start planning holiday festivities.

Whether you are planning a corporate holiday event, a family celebration or activity, or even a bachelor party, Simraceway offers a one-of-a-kind experience to make a big impression. 

The Greatest Corporate Event You’ll Ever Throw

Simraceway offers the perfect alternative to the stale company holiday party we all know.

Instead of giving your hard-working employees a couple of drink tickets in a nearby hotel conference room, why not treat them to a hair-raising, adrenaline-fueled experience that they’ll be talking about for years? 

Simraceway has a reputation for being experts at corporate entertainment, and we pride ourselves on being engaging, fun, and safe.  

Go Karts – Arrive and Drive: $150 Per person/Min 24 People, for Up to 2 Hours

Our Go Kart Arrive and Drive experience will put your staff behind the wheel of high-performance 70-mph Go Karts on the longest and most challenging circuit in California with all necessary equipment over the course of two hours.

Everyone will get as much seat time as they could possibly want, and your employees will leave with an adrenaline rush.

Additionally, our packages and experiences encourage people to push their limits, become more competitive, work together as a team, and seek perfection in everything they do.

While many employees may roll their eyes at “company team-building exercises,” our bolt-on experiences like the Go Kart Relay Race, Junkyard Challenge, and F1-Style Pit Stop Challenge will challenge them to work and grow together in a fast-paced and fun environment:

  • KTM X-Bow Demonstration Laps: $195 per person, for up to 30 minutes
  • Go Kart Relay Race: $75 per person, for up to 1 hour
  • Go Kart Junkyard Challenge: $50 per person, for up to 30 minutes
  • F1 Style Pit Stop Challenge: $50 per person, for up to 30 minutes
  • Autocross Time Attack: $295 per person, for up to 1.5 hours

KTM Experience: $795 Per Person/Min 6 People

If you’re looking to reward a few exemplary employees or a top client with something downright magical, our KTM Experience is a better “thank you” than any gift card or plaque.

Your employees will get behind the wheel of the 300-horsepower carbon fiber KTM X-Bow R and take it around one of America’s premier racetracks at full speed. Needless to say, save the drinks and celebrations for after the victory lap.

Go Kart Competition: $275 Per Person/Min 8 People, for Up to 3 Hours

Do you have hordes of people descending on your home from out of town for the holidays and need a reason to get out for some fun?

Our Go Kart Competition package is perfect for smaller groups like families and friends, encouraging you to compete with each other and have more fun than you can imagine. It is the perfect opportunity to insert a bit of levity into your group and break up the monotony of holiday traditions.

Simraceway has Fun for Everyone

Simraceway also offers options for those who are too young to drive but have a budding interest in all things automotive.

Our garage tours will allow them to come face to face with some legendary racing cars, exotics, and a few other surprises that are kept at Sonoma Raceway. We also offer the Polaris Circuit Tour, in which a professional driver will take you around the track’s perimeter road in our off-road buggy, showing off its capabilities, giving you a thrill ride along the way. 

  • Polaris Circuit Tour: $50 per person, for up to 30 minutes
  • Garage Tours: $50 per person, for up to 30 minutes

Book Your Event Now!

If you are interested in hosting an event at Simraceway, visit our Holiday Party page to make reservations online, or call 1-800-733-0345.

For more on the facilities and programs, be sure to check out our website to see all that we have to offer. 

Labor Day Sale: Work Hard, Play Hard

20% off all KTM racing school programs now through Monday!

You work hard, now it’s time to play hard.

In honor of the upcoming Labor Day holiday, Simraceway is excited to announce a 20% discount on its Three Day Racing School and Racing School Stage 1, 2, and 3!

These terrific programs will help sharpen your skills and prepare you to climb the ladder to advanced programs like the KTM X-Bow Cup USA and Simraceway Series. If you’ve ever thought about tearing it up Sonoma behind the wheel of KTM’s ultimate track weapon, the X-Bow Comp-R, here’s your chance to start racing!

As one of the premier racetracks in the country, Sonoma offers driving experiences like nothing else. Simraceway proudly offers unique programs and instruction that can not only provide incredible memories but also help you become a better driver.

Racing School Stage 1, 2, and 3

Simraceway’s Racing School Stage 1-3 offer progressive instruction, high-level training, culminating in open lapping with the incredible KTM X-Bow Comp-R.

The focus of Stage 1 are the fundamentals of racing and driving a performance car on the track. The farther you progress through the stages, the more detailed and specific your training becomes.

These programs include:

  • Classroom time
  • Car control exercises on our dynamic skidpad
  • Guidance on how to get the most out of the X-Bow
  • Instructor-led lapping sessions around Sonoma Raceway
  • A comprehensive focus on developing you as a driver and bringing down your lap times

All three stages run two full days, with day two focusing on refining the skills and techniques taught on day one. If you’re looking for the perfect entry point to your racing career, you just found it.

Three Day Racing School

The three-day Racing School program is for those looking for in-depth, comprehensive racing instruction from our world-class coaches, and tons of track time. Graduates who complete this program will have all the necessary qualifications to receive an SCCA Full Competition Racing License.

A wide range of skills is covered including:

  • Threshold braking
  • How to downshift effectively
  • Proper track etiquette

In the classroom, participants will review items like the many complex theories of chassis dynamics, and then they’ll tackle the skidpad to explore the boundaries of grip and chassis manipulation.

The first day ends with a lapping session to familiarize you with the capabilities of the KTM X-Bow and the unique challenges of Sonoma Raceway.

Day two centers around more technique training on both the track and skidpad. After some important classroom time that covers the basics of open-lapping and how to participate safely, you’ll jump back behind the wheel and test your new skills in two adrenaline-pumping on-track sessions.

And finally, day three will be taking things to the next level and build on all the lessons learned thus far. Our instructors will also introduce new tools like high-speed aerodynamic driving exercises on full slick racing tires and data acquisition.

These powerful programs will assist you in refining your skills and bringing down your lap times during your three on-track sessions. Once you’ve completed this course, you’re ready to get your SCCA Full Competition Racing License!

Why it’s Worth It

The hard work it takes to improve as a driver is all worth it when your times improve and your confidence grows.

Both the Racing School Stage 1 or Three Day Racing School will provide you with valuable skills that can translate directly into whatever racing path you choose to take. And now that both are on sale for Labor Day, it’s the perfect time to pursue your racing dreams!

X-Bow Cup USA Weekend 2 – The 8 race incident free run continues

For the 2nd weekend of the X-Bow Cup, 2019, temperatures were a bit higher than usual, but the cars and competitors did very well. 

With 8 races completed by the end of last weekend, there have been zero on-track incidents, which serves as a testament to the KTM X-Bow platform.

New Drivers to Watch Out for

There were also two new faces in the X-Bow Cup paddock this past weekend, Josh Sarchet and Mathias Pelzmann.

Sarchet is an interesting racer with experience in Formula Ford cars and lots of time behind the wheel of go-karts. 

Mathias Pelzmann is a competitor from Europe and a regular driver in the X-Bow battle across the pond. Stateside, Pelzmann did quite well, but he noticed some major differences between the European Circuits he’s used too and the course at Sonoma:

 “The car is familiar to me, but the track here is challenging compared to the tracks in Europe.” 

He agreed that a racing school set at a track like Sonoma Raceway is a huge advantage to learning drivers. 

Top Performers for the Weekend

On the other hand, a few returning riders enjoyed the challenge and showcased impressive results.

Daniel Doerr, Michael Kopper, and Will De La Rosa flexed their muscles on the track, but the first race belonged to newcomer Josh Sarchet.

This was his first event and first time at Sonoma raceway, and after doing some simulator work and studying race videos, he won the first race and posted the fastest time that session. 

Daniel Doerr took second, Michael Kopper placed third. 

In race two, things improved for everyone across the board. Will De La Rosa, a 15-year-old phenom who still only has a driving permit, won the 2nd heat of the day. 

Josh Sarchet was second on the podium, and Mathias Pelzmann placed third.  

For race number three, Josh Sarchet won again, Daniel Doerr finished second, and Will placed third. 

In the final race, Daniel Doerr led the pack once more with Josh Sarchet behind him, and Will De la Rosa at third. 

KTM X-Bow Cup Driver Takeaways

According to Matt Bell, Chief Instructor and manager of the KTM program, he states that everyone performed quite well.

“Josh Sarchet just tapped into some of his Formula Ford experience and really ran super smooth races. Even if he wasn’t the fastest guy out there, he found where the difficulties were for other people to pass and exploited them.” 

“Daniel Doerr was just a missile all weekend long. He posted some of the fastest times and made some great passes, but in the end, he didn’t win the weekend because he was too fast for his own good. Tire attrition is a great lesson to learn”

It’s important to consider that everyone was on a new tire package—Michelin tires which tend to go longer throughout the weekend, but harder to cool off if abused. 

Despite the changes, “Will De La Rosa was consistent the whole way through. He maintained the same lap times every race and had no real issues the entire weekend.” Bell explains. 

“However, Mathias Pelzmann found the track really challenging but still managed to stay consistent. By Sunday, he really showed his competitive nature, giving some of the other racers a hard time. 

Lastly, “Michael Kopper increased his times with each lap and each race, steadily climbing up the ladder. He’s just happy to be here and his enjoyment really shows. Every weekend he spends with us he gets closer to that top step of the podium.” 

Final Event Results

By the end of the weekend, it was Josh Sarchet with 90 points, Daniel Doerr with 79 points, Will De La Rosa with 69 points.

As far as the Championship results go…

Daniel Doerr is leading with 177 points

Will De La Rosa is in second with 151 points

Michael Kopper is in third with 98 points

Josh Sarchet is in fourth with 95 points

Learn More About the X-Bow Cup at Simraceway

With two more weekends left in the X-Bow Cup, it’s still anyone’s cup. 

Not to mention, the winner of the X-Bow Cup receives a voucher to compete in the X-bow championship in Europe in 2020, so there’s bound to be some fierce competition ahead. 

To learn more about the X-Bow Cup and to inquire about races at Simraceway, visit our site or contact our team

KTM X-Bow Comp R Featured in Road & Track

In the September issue of Road & Track magazine, fans and drivers of the KTM X Bow Comp R Limited Edition can find a nice write-up of the Young Schwarzenegger (a nickname given to the car by R&T editors) to gain some valuable insights about its performance, build, and thoughts from industry pros.

Overall, the KTM X-Bow Comp R has gained lots of popularity in the racing world, claiming its own profile last February in R&T by the same writer, Sam Smith.

In his initial breakdown, the KTM X-Bow Comp R boasts…

-300 hp @ 6400 rpm

-310 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm

-Six-speed manual transmission / Six-speed twin-clutch automatic

-Rear-wheel drive

-0–62 mph: 3.9 seconds (MFR testing)

-Top Speed: 144 mph (MFR testing)

-MSRP: $104,500 (Plus destination charge, which varies by dealer)

Fast-forward a season later, and Smith and other racing pros are still impressed with the high-performance machine:

“It’s an impressive race car, and that’s what it is; a race car. When I climb in, I close my brain’s road-car file and open the one for open-wheelers. Get the tires up to temp, really work them. There’s noticeable downforce.”

If you’re questioning whether or not the KTM X-Bow Comp R is right for you, Smith recommends the experience for “anyone who takes life seriously.”

Check out the full article by clicking the download below or visit R&T to learn more! For information about our racing programs or to get involved in our Simraceway Series, feel free to contact us!

How to Get Involved- Simraceway Series

The tantalizing dream of going racing is one that Simraceway prides itself on fulfilling. 

Our Simraceway Series is designed specifically to give anyone with the passion to race on a world-class circuit an opportunity to experience the excitement of mixing it up on track behind the wheel of cutting edge performance machinery. The series provides a high-quality racing environment that is akin to a one-make series but without the high price point.

There are three cars to choose from – the popular KTM X-BOW Comp R, Formula 3 and Formula 4 cars. The ‘arrive-and-drive’ format of the Series means you simply bring your racing, boots, gloves, helmet, and HANS device! You’re welcome to bring your own race suit, but our Simraceway professionals can supply those for you as well.

Many of the participants in the Simraceway Series graduate to IMSA Michelin Pilot Cup, IMSA Prototype Challenge, and Michelin Le Mans Cup. We also see a lot of drivers participate in manufacturer one-make series such as Ferrari Challenge, Maserati Trofeo, Lotus Cup, Porsche Carrera Cup, or the Pure Mclaren GT series.

The Simraceway Performance Driving Center boasts the lowest instructor-to-student ratio in the industry, a premium facility, the finest driving instructors, and access to Sonoma Raceway’s 12-turn, 2.52-mile road circuit.

How To Get Involved

If you’ve decided to see if you have what a takes to compete, there are several paths to becoming involved and enjoying all of what the Simraceway Series has to offer. First is the Simraceway School of Racing. Participants will have access to one of the most advanced fleets of school racing cars in the world, and the wealth of knowledge of our incredible instructors. Upon completion of Stages 1, 2, and 3 of the Racing School, you are qualified to compete in the Simraceway Series, and your dream of competing in this fantastic program is about to be realized!

If you already have your SCCA Full Competition License, simply submit your driver CV to [email protected] for review and approval. After reviewing your CV, our Chief Instructor will either determine you’re qualified to move directly into the Simraceway Series or a one day Driver Development Course is needed to fine-tune your skills. Once completed and you’ve participated in one of our Race Clinics, it’s time to go racing.

And finally, if you currently have your FIA Competition License, you’ll go through the same process as our SCCA licensed members. Email over your driver CV and move directly to the Simraceway Series after approval, or simply complete a Race Clinic and you’re good to go!

What To Expect

Costs for the Simraceway Series are extremely reasonable (in as far as Motorsport goes). A weekend event with 4 races and plenty of seat time, starts at $9,950 for our entry-level X-BOW Cup class. This includes everything, including premium hospitality. The only items not included are travel, accommodation, and any crash damage costs you might incur.

The Launchpad To Your Racing Career

If you have desires of a racing career in TCR, GT4, LMP3, FIA Formula Car or other leading racing series, the KTM X-BOW Cup USA or Formula Car Cup (which is also part of the Simraceway Series) is the ultimate acid test, and potentially the launchpad to the next level of your racing career. Or, perhaps you simply want to race against the best up-and-coming drivers in cutting edge machines with a chance of the top spot on the podium. Whatever your dream is, the Simraceway Series and the KTM X-BOW Cup USA can help make it come true!

Race Report – X-Bow Cup USA

Simraceway hosted the first of four race weekends for the KTM X-BOW Cup USA on the final weekend of June. The inaugural event was a success, going down flawlessly with no mechanical issues or on-track incidents of any kind. All the competitors had a memorable time, and the event proved that the KTM X-BOW Comp R in Cup Spec really is the perfect platform for Simraceway’s ‘Arrive-and-Drive’ series. 

Race Day 1

Day one saw all Cup competitors immediately getting comfortable with their cars and setting fast lap times. The top four competitors were covered by a mere 0.624 of a second! Daniel Doerr qualified on pole for the first race of the weekend, his first ever pole position.

Adam Miller, who had never been to Sonoma Raceway and only driven one session by the time qualifying came, was already showing he was a strong contender for the podium in race one. After a hard fought battle throughout the field, Doerr came out victorious. Will De La Rosa finished in second in his first ever car race, and Adam Miller came close to taking a maiden podium.

Race two was gridded based on finishing position from race one and evolved into a battle of tire management. Miller and Doerr fought hard on track, but Miller managed his tires best, in addition to having the fastest race lap, and secured the win. Michael Kopper was the picture of consistency and showed impressive pace on aging rubber, finishing fourth after other competitors struggled late in the race.

Race Day 2

All Cup racers were given new tires for the second day of racing which dramatically tightened the competition. Qualifying saw the top four cars separated by only a second, and Miller nearly broke into the 1:49’s with a blistering time of 1:50.156.

Race three – the first race on race day two – showed that all the drivers had really found their stride and lap times were consistent and fast throughout the race. Doerr, Miller, De La Rosa, and Jastremski exchanged spots during the entire race in daring out-braking maneuvers, and Doerr and Miller had some truly exciting battles even going side-by-side through the Esses. While Miller set the fastest lap time of the race and even broke into the 1:49’s, Doerr won the race by only 0.191 seconds over Miller.

Race four was the final race of the weekend and was a true dog fight. Despite being tired from racing all weekend, every driver was unafraid to drive in each other’s mirrors, stick their noses in everywhere they could, and attempt some heroic late braking.

Jastremski showed his speed and was quickly hunting for the lead. Miller had a late-race spin which pushed him out of the lead and mixed up the order. Jastremski, Doerr, and De La Rosa continued to fight furiously, and De La Rosa and Doerr were inches apart toward the end of the race. At the checkered flag, it was De La Rosa who came out on top despite a last lap pass attempt in the final corner by Doerr, giving Will his first race win ever on his first ever race weekend!

After winning two of the four races, Daniel Doerr walked away with a commanding points lead in the X-BOW Cup. In second place was Will De La Rosa, who isn’t even old enough to drive on the street, but showed incredible race pace on his first race weekend. Rounding out the podium was Adam Miller who had great pace and kept a cool head among stiff competition.

More Great Racing To Come

It was wonderful to see that the formula of a full day of practice and two identical race days with two races each worked so well. The competition between all the drivers was tight and exciting, the cars worked perfectly, and most importantly, the series gave people the opportunity to drive competitively and safely. We’re excited for the upcoming race weekends, having even more cars and drivers competing, and for even closer racing!

Meet Project Wondercar: The KTM X-Bow COMP R


This is what adrenaline feels like.


A street legal racing car. It’s the dream and a term that gets used and abused by manufacturer special edition barges with racing stripes and deep dish alloys. With Project Wondercar, the KTM X-Bow COMP R, we have the purist, rawest and most spectacular driving experience you can get on four wheels. 

The Austrian superstar is ready and waiting at our performance center at Sonoma Raceway, California, to show you a whole new world. It’s a world without windshields, it’s a world where the wind pounds your full-face helmet and it’s a world of go-kart fast reflexes and driving fun.

Skim the asphalt at 145mph!

Icons Give Way To The Experience

The X-Bow is different. It’s small, its exposed and it’s a racing car tamed just enough for public consumption. It’s the ragged edge of driving. 

We have learned lessons from the past and previous track car titans that included the Audi R8 V8 and McLaren 570 S. They were apex predators, but they were built for the road. These high-powered rockets were built to insulate the driver from the experience. They are polished, and we wanted visceral.

With just 300bhp and 310lb/ft of torque, the X-Bow COMP R isn’t intimidating to drive, but it’s seriously quick. It weighs just 1,740lb. That’s basically half a Porsche 911 and it’s this power-to-weight ratio that is the essence of the X-Bow COMP R’s magic.It’s a super sportscar like you’ve never experienced before. It’s a real racing car for the road.

Track tires and downforce are all part of the KTM X-Bow experience. This car will raclibrate your sense of speed.

Racing Car With Added Toughness

We know racing cars and have run them for years at Sonoma Raceway and across the United States. A racing car is a different animal. We wanted to bring that pure feeling of speed you get in an open-wheel racer to the people, without the complexity, breakdowns and headaches that go with thoroughbred racing cars. 

Safety was always a non-negotiable. We want our clients to enjoy the same protection as elite racing drivers, from the carbon-fiber chassis through to the FIA crash box and 6-point safety harness. We also wanted an approachable car that the driver can push without relying on a mass of electronic driver aids. 

We needed two seats so our expert driving instructors can show you just how to get the most out the car and the track, as well as offering high-thrills passenger rides where you can feel a modern supercar at the absolute outer limits. Then we looked for a car with potential for a racing series on US soil.

We wanted the impossible and scoured the globe to find it. On a chance trip to Austria, we found it.  The KTM  X-Bow R stepped up to the plate and delivered on all counts, smashing it out the park and becoming an instant hit on its arrival at Sonoma. 

Meet the fleet that will raise your heartbeat. 7 KTM X-Bows get ready for a hard day on the track..

Breaking Records at Sonoma

The X-Bow has already broken a number of the records at our home circuit, Sonoma Raceway, beating times set by its more powerful pre predecessors from Audi and McLaren.  The KTM is the new King of the Hill around our challenging 2.52-mile home circuit.

The lightweight, low-slung rocket that is the KTM X-Bow R has blown the competition off the track. It slams through 60mph in 3.9s and tops out at 144mph, but those numbers simply don’t do this road rocket justice. It comes alive in the bends.

You will attack corners like never before in the KTM X-Bow R at the Sonoma Raceway.

Connect With The KTM

You will see the car respond as the front wheel clips the curb on a high speed bend. You’ll feel the back end move as you learn to control the perfect slide under the watchful eye of our instructors and you will feel the Alcantara-wrapped wheel dance in your hands as you find the absolute limit.

You’ll take the hit in the back as the turbo comes on song when you power out of the bend and the engine screams in your ear to go faster down the straightaways. The wind will lash at your helmet, you’ll feel pure speed and it’s an emotional moment that will stay with you forever.

With the racing suspension, basic downforce and a lightweight frame, the KTM X-Bow simply destroys conventional road cars of any caliber in the corners. Grippy, track-bred tires mean you can corner on rails or slide through the bend. Either way, it’s a car that will recalibrate your concept of speed. 

Feel Part of the Car in the X-Bow

More than the Audi, more than even the McLaren, the KTM makes you feel part of the car. That instant, synaptic response will help make you a better driver, too, as you learn to master this grown-up go-kart that goes deep into triple figures. 

That low-slung front splitter and minimal ground clearance are a challenge on the public road, but at our performance driving center you don’t need to worry about the practicalities of life. It doesn’t matter that you’re almost lying down, with a crash helmet and racing gloves on. You’re just here to have fun and the KTM X-Bow R is mainlined adrenaline.

The X-Bow R has become a cult car in Europe, and now it has arrived in the USA at Sonoma Raceway..

The Birth of the KTM X-Bow

Motorcycle manufacturer KTM made its name with endurance and Moto X bikes. It announced its ambitious plan to bring motorbike like thrills to four wheels back in 2008. Now there’s a European racing series, the X-Bow is a star at tracks around Europe and it can do the same on US soil.

KTM worked with Audi and chassis experts Dallara, which produces cars for everything from IndyCar and Formula One and World Sportscars through to junior racing series. The resulting carbon-fiber chassis is stiffer than steel, lighter and safer. 

The X-Bow has transformed into the R, and the RR is coming…

Evolution of the R

KTM started out with a 240bhp version of Audi’s 2-liter turbo engine that features in everything from the VW Golf to to the Audi A6. Now it’s pumping out 300bhp in the X-Bow R and  the car has evolved over time. There isn’t much to the KTM, but everything there is race-bred and that comes at a price.

The X-Bow R isn’t official in the USA as yet and this is one of the first cars on these shores. Just know that you won’t get change from $100,000 for a KTM X Bow R that is fully ‘Ready to Race’. Of course, you can just come and drive ours like you stole it for the day instead. You have fun, and let us worry about the bill….

The KTM X-Bow R is the next step in driving thrills and it really is a cutting edge four-wheeled motorbike. Come and feel it for yourself, and find out just what this street-legal racing car has to offer. 

Check out the full range of KTM driving programs here.