Stunning 2021 KTM 450 Rally Replica announced

The 2021 KTM 450 Rally Replica gains updates and a Dakar service and support package!

IT doesn’t take a genius to figure out that to compete in the world’s toughest off-road motorcycle race, you need strength, fitness, and a motorcycle built to withstand the rigours of the desert.

If you’re looking for a turnkey solution to cross country rallies, you cannot ignore the potential of KTM’s 450 Rally. The machine is based on the factory KTM race bike ridden in the Dakar by the likes of Sam Sunderland, Toby Price, and Matthias Walkner. Because of this, the KTM 450 Rally has been designed and honed with direct input from the world’s best rally racers.

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As the name suggests, the Rally Replica is powered by a 450cc, fuel-injected, SOHC engine that features the exact ratios that were used in the Dakar race bikes. The gearbox also features a new shifting mechanism for slicker shifts and is specially coated for longevity.

The engine is slotted into a specially built chrome-moly steel frame, designed specifically for rally racing. The frame stiffness has been optimised for improved feel and feedback, and the self-supporting fuel tank doubles as the subframe of the bike, helping to save precious weight.

The suspension comes courtesy of KTM’s in house suspension supremos WP, with their off-road specific XACT PRO 48mm front forks and fully adjustable rear shock offering 305mm and 300mm of travel respectively.

Stefan Huber, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Rally Team Leader said:

“The work goes on! We’re proud of the 2021 KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA. With this model, we have already set the bar very high in giving the customers a product so close to what we prepare and take to rallies across the world. Of course, we always make new discoveries, and this means the 2021 bike is a significant upgrade. The gearbox construction and configuration will make a difference to the riders who want to push the KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA. It is crucial for us to be able to transfer what we learn directly into the hands of KTM riders. We’re here to win races but making a better product is very important and satisfying. I personally look forward to seeing this incredible machine in racing action at the upcoming 2021 Dakar Rally!”

The KTM 450 Rally Replica is a strictly limited edition model, with just 85 examples of this ready to race machine being produced. With that in mind, the KTM is not the cost-effective off-road bike on the market – coming in at €25.900. There is also a special support and service package for those looking to take on the ultimate challenge and actually compete in the Dakar.

For more information, head to: ktm.com

KTM 450 Rally Replica specs

ENGINE

TRANSMISSION

6-speed

COOLING

Liquid cooled

STROKE

63.4 mm

BORE

95 mm

CLUTCH

Wet multi-disc clutch, hydraulically actuated

CO2 EMISSIONS (BIKE)

83 g/km

DISPLACEMENT

449.3 cm³

DESIGN

1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine

LUBRICATION

Forced oil lubrication with 2 oil pumps

CHASSIS

FRONT BRAKE DISC DIAMETER

300 mm

REAR BRAKE DISC DIAMETER

240 mm

CHAIN

5/8 x 1/4"

DRY WEIGHT

139 kg

FRAME DESIGN

Chrome-moly tubular space frame, powder-coated

SEAT HEIGHT

960 mm

STEERING HEAD ANGLE

62.5 °

SUSPENSION TRAVEL (FRONT)

305 mm

SUSPENSION TRAVEL (REAR)

300 mm

Comments

KTM has some of the best bikes in the price range of 1.5 lakh. The Duke 125 is a great bike that comes with a powerful engine and good looking design. Here is a detailed review of the bike http://bikeindia.esportsify.com/articles/news/bike-news-/4/best-bikes-un...
you can also look out for the KTM RC125 as it also falls in the same price range. Both of these bikes have that same engine and also the power and torque output is similar.

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