Piste-bashing in the KTM X-Bow R
More classic anniversary TG road trips: they said it couldn’t be done. A stupid idea. We went and did it anyway
Posted: 11 Oct 2013
They say that time slows down when you’re having a crash. I can tell you right now that this is a lie. Time doesn’t slow, adrenaline just sadistically ups the refresh rate on memory so that you can recall the screw-up in excruciating detail when you’ve finished being in pain, or thinking of plausible excuses. This one went something like this: see the bright-red spike of the change-up light from the dial set in third gear, turn the wheel to the right, and immediately feel the back end start to break left. Apply the requisite amount of opposite lock, thinking that it probably looks quite heroic, all this expansive counter-steering. Yup. I’m, like, some sort of driving god...
Words: Tom Ford
Photography: Justin Leighton
This feature was originally published in the January issue of Top Gear magazine