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
Which is how I find myself straining quietly at the harnesses of a 300bhp KTM X-Bow R on spiked tyres, trying to urge it up a ski slope at 6am in the morning. As I slither ever upward underneath the chair-lift, it all gets harder. The X-Bow is still blaring merrily away, thanks to the turbo, even at this altitude, but with nothing underneath the snow except more snow, spiked tyres or not, eventually we sigh to a stop and admit defeat. Turning round and facing down the slope, it's hard not to grin. Who'd have thought it? A 300bhp KTM X-Bow up a ski slope? Nah, it'd never happen...