Every year, KTM delights rally enthusiasts with a 450 Rally Replica. The 2022 vintage will be spiced up again.
Equipped with the finest attachments, the tunnel hopper from Mattighofen is equipped for even the toughest terrain. A tubular space frame made of chrome-molybdenum steel serves as the basis. It accommodates the 450 cc stew with an overhead camshaft, which, for reasons of weight and performance, is doped with an exhaust system from the Czech specialists Akrapovic. An engine management from Keihin takes over the electronic thinking of the engine, the mappings of the control unit have been adapted and optimized for the year 2023. Mechanically, the single is based on the SOHC engine of the 450 EXC-F, which is already powerful with 63 hp.
Ready to Rally
A racing gearbox from Pankl, which is also used by the KTM Factory Racing Team in the same specification, ensures clean and quick gear changes. Essential in tough off-road use: a top-performing chassis. At the front, a fat WP XACT PRO fork with a closed cartridge and a diameter of 48 millimeters takes you over hill and dale, while at the back a fully adjustable XACT PRO shock absorber from the same manufacturer swallows up the scree paths. According to KTM, the 450, which is specially designed for cross-country races, tips the scales at a dry weight of 139 kilograms.
Limited special model
But if you want to call one of the dust swirls your own, you have to be quick and lucky: Only 80 copies of the 450 Rally Replica leave the factory in Mattighofen. If the 2023 version follows in the tradition of previous 450 Rally replicas, the new one will sell out quickly. An exact price is not yet known, but should be in the range of the previous year. The 22 rally replica cost around 30,000 euros.
If you want to ride something really nice for a trip into the dirt or want to compete in the Paris-Dakar Rally right away, you should take a closer look at the KTM 450 Rally Replica. It is ready for rally use with numerous upgrades, also limited to 80 pieces and will be correspondingly expensive.
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