KTM X-Bow priced at  $88,500 in the U.S. image

Austrian motorcycle builder KTM will bring the 2011 X-Bow in U.S. For the basic “Street” model, expect to lay down a whopping $88,500 greenbacks.

The 1500-pound car has a four-cylinder Audi engine offering 237 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 228 pound-feet of torque between 2200 and 4000 rpm. This machine is so great that even Audi considered selling a version of the X-Bow under its own brand, but later dropped the idea.

Originally, KTM planned a production of 500 units per year, however, the company has increased production to 1,000 cars a year and has built a new plant near Graz due to high demand.

For those who need more adrenaline, KTM has the Clubsport, but this one will cost you $103,500. And if this is not enough, you can choose the Superlight or the GT4. ($134,500 or $139,000 )

“The North American specification KTM X-Bow is classified as a special construction vehicle by the EPA, NHSTA and state departments of transportation. As such, it is sold without engine and transaxle,” British Racing Group says.

X-Bow tech specs are listed below:

• ENGINE: 4-Cylinder Turbocharged Petrol with Direct Injection
• Displacement: 1984cc
• Power: 240bhp @ 5500RPM
• Torque: 310NM (229 lb/ft) @ 5500RPM
• Valves: 4 Per Cylinder DOHC
• Dimensions: L = 3.738m, W = 1.915m, H = 1.202m
• Wheelbase: 2.430m
• Height of Centre of Gravity: 390mm
• Wheel Track: Front 1.672m, Rear 1.626m
• Turning Circle: 10.8m
• Fuel Tank: 40 ltrs
• Fuel Consumption: Appx 39 mpg
• CO2 Emission: 106g/mile
• Accelleration from 0-62mph: 3.9s
• Stopping distance from 62 – 0 mph: 32.9m
• Aerodynamic downforce at 62 mph: 48kg
• Aerodynamic downforce at 124 mph: 193kg
• Lateral g-force with track tyres: 1.5G
• Weight Distribution (front/rear): 37:63