Vehicle Performance Check

When developing and setting up performance kits or diagnosing faults, we use the latest technology from Lotus & KTM alongside our own in-house developed data logging platform. This combination allows us to capture engine performance data from a wide range of sensors in real time during dynamic testing on the road or track. This extensive cache of data can then reveal the overall health of your engine and help to locate any potential issues.

If you are concerned about the performance of your car and would like us to carry out more in-depth diagnostics than you will find at any main dealer or general service garage contact us today for further information.

News, Tech Centre November 28th 2011

X-BOW at Top Gear Live

Fresh from this mornings activities at the London Docklands Excel – here’s a link to our X-BOW racing against Sabine Schmidt in the Rage buggy.


News November 26th 2011

Servicing & Repairs Update

With the mild weather we are having at the moment it is not too late to get that end-of-year service completed here at Hangar 111 – your Authorised KTM X-BOW Dealer and Service partner in the South and East of England.

Annual X-BOW Service is only £259 +vat (£309 inc.).  This includes parts, labour, VAT and that all-important main dealer service stamp!
- 40 Point KTM Service Inspection
- KTM Diagnostic Report
- Oil & Filter Change
- Air Filter Replacement

As an authorised dealer and service partner we use only the correct KTM supplied lifting equipment and special tools for your X-BOW and have genuine replacement parts on the shelf. Our workshop hourly rate is only £46.50 + vat (£55.80 inc.) for all repairs.

To retain the resale value of your X-BOW make sure you have an authorised KTM Service Partner stamp in your service book!

Our complete list of service pricing and parts will be listed on our website very soon in the mean time please call us on 01473 811811 or email us – for more details.

News November 23rd 2011

Top Gear Live – London Excel

Following on from our exploits at the Birmingham NEC several weeks ago, we are now all set for the 4 day event at the London Docklands Excel venue where the indoor track is bigger, faster and even more of a challenge for the drivers!

If you missed us at Birmingham, then now is your chance to come along and see the new X-Bow R in the Exhibition hall where we will be on hand to discuss all aspects of the current and future developments of the X-Bow platform.  We will also be present in the prestigious Track Paddock where you can see us supporting the track event with a specially developed 275bhp X-Bow that has been set up especially for The Stig to demonstrate his drifting skills!

Tickets for the show are available HERE.

News November 23rd 2011

Christmas & January Sale

It’s that time again!  Our annual winter sale is now on and this year we have a 5% discount on all Powerwear ordered between 1st December and 31st January.  Choose from winter clothing, race suits, boots, gloves and summer wear lines from the current catalogue.   Please call 01473 811811 or email us ( for prices and availability.

CLICK HERE for the Powerwear catalogue.

Merry Christmas!!

News November 23rd 2011

Top Gear Live Birmingham NEC

Top Gear Live at the Birmingham NEC (11th-14th Nov.) provided all the expected thrills and spills that the event had promised.  ABG Motorsport and Hangar 111 supported the event with three vehicles: A X-BOW Clubsport; the 2011 GT4 Championship Winning X-BOW GT4; and the brand new X-BOW R sporting full carbon fibre body panels.

Surprisingly (and at short notice!), our remit for the weekend was to turn the X-BOW into a drifting machine!  The Stig would power the car around the indoor track with controlled oversteer through the corners to entertain the crowds. Yes, yes – I know what you are thinking….The X-BOW is not a drifting machine….and we agree!  Unphased by the challenge the team set about making changes to the car in order to generate more oversteer – not an easy task at such short notice!

Meanwhile in the exhibition hall, thousands of Top Gear fans photographed and asked questions about the X-BOW which looked fantastic in the central gallery area of the event.

After each session on the track, visitors passed on-mass through the Track Paddock where we were displaying our track cars.

Making the X-BOW a drift car was no easy feat.  The tail end was set up hard with smaller wheels and upright geometry, with an alarming amount of toe-out!  The front end was soft and compliant with plenty of travel and wet tyres were fitted to cope with the smooth marble-like surface of the indoor track and reduce understeer – encouraging the rear to step out on turn-in.

Mission Accomplished!  As you can see from the video below, we managed to loosen up the rear of the car sufficiently for The Stig to make an entertaining fly-past for the crowds.   The car looked spectacular and those who were lucky-enough to see this were impressed to say the least.

As is the case with live events, changes to the schedule were made throughout the weekend and we were placed on standby (this was afterall an entertainment show – not a race!).  As a result the X-BOW did not take part in a live performance in front of the crowds, but from our point of view we met the challenge head-on and achieved our goals.  The X-BOW can be a drifting machine if it needs to be (….but we do not recommend it!!).

In Summary – the X-BOW is not ideally suited to be drifted around a short indoor track with a smooth floor, so if you are considering doing something similar in your garage at home we would not advise it – unless of course you can get The Stig to pilot it for you.



Events, News November 16th 2011

Come and see us at Top Gear Live

The Annual Top Gear Live show is this year is coming from the Birmingham NEC and the London Docklands Excel!!   These two amazing venues are going to be host to what can best be described as a unique show and exhibition.  On the Lotus-Designed indoor circuit, two KTM X-Bow’s will be piloted by the Stig and other drivers in a race against the clock, before parading in the main arena alongside Clarkson, Hammond and May.  With multiple track sessions, there will be some X-Bow action to see every day.

Hangar 111 & ABG Motorsport have teamed up to attend the event, providing cars and technical support as well as presenting the brand new 300bhp X-Bow R in the prestigious exhibition area.

If you are considering coming along we recommend buying your tickets fast – they are selling out in unexpected volumes!!

We hope you can make it along!

BIRMINGHAM NEC – 11th – 13th November

LONDON DOCKLANDS EXCEL – 24th – 27th November

General Event Information here |    Details of dates and times here |   Tickets are here

Events, News November 7th 2011