There are adventure bikes, and then there are rally bikes that are so in-your- face exceptional that they can’t even tell the difference between smooth tarmac and a boulder field. The new KTM 450 Rally Replica is firmly in the second camp.
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KTM have given it more power through its redesigned cylinder head. There’s also a brand-new chassis and swingarm, with revised linkage and a new shock absorber for improved drive in the dirt.
KTM 450 Rally Replica stats
- Engine: 449cc single
- Performance: TBC
- Weight: 145kg (est)
- Seat height: 980mm (est)
- Price: €26,000 + VAT
"The all-new KTM 450 Rally Replica is based on our already-successful factory machine that we began racing at the end of last year,” said KTM Factory Rally Team Leader, Stefan Huber.
"We looked for an improvement in handling, a lower weight, as well as a bike that also meets the demands of the conditions and intensity that we now find at Dakar."
You can see this bike debut in the UK at Motorcycle Live from 17-25 November at The NEC.