Purpose-built and expertly engineered, the 2023 KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA is ready to take on the world's toughest multi-stage cross-country races. Drawing on the experience of multiple victories in the Rally arena - as well input from KTM racers who live to win - the 2023 KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA remains the most READY TO RACE Rally bike on the market.
Limited edition model [70 units]
High-performance 450cc fuel-injected engine
Race-spec chassis developed in competition
WP XACT PRO 48 mm closed cartridge forks [Cone Valve]
WP XACT PRO fully adjustable shock
Premium-quality Akrapovič exhaust
The single overhead camshaft (SOHC) head was constructed from premium-quality materials, using precise manufacturing and tolerances to deliver leading performance for longer periods.
The transmission has the exact same ratios as the Dakar Rally championship winning machines of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team. It features an improved shifting mechanism for slicker shifting at all times. It is made from high-quality steel and is treated with a special coating to ensure high durability and reliability, things that are essential for long-distance rallies.
ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The state-of-the-art Keihin engine management system (EMS) features a 44 mm throttle body, for instant response and consistent performance due to its unique injector position. The ECU maps have been adapted for the airbox and cylinder head. Different maps ensure optimal power delivery for each gear according to information received by the gear sensor. The throttle cable mount allows smoother cable routing and better access.
The Akrapovič exhaust is tuned to work perfectly with the previously updated engine and airbox. The silencer is short and sits low for better mass centralization, which further improves handling.
The airbox is mounted above the engine, ensuring better airflow for optimum performance and instant throttle response. The Twin Air filter offers effective protection of the intake from dirt and dust. In addition, the design provides plenty of space for electric components such as the battery, which is located in a central area between the steering head and the airbox, further improving mass centralization.
The KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA features a high-tech and lightweight trellis frame made of chromium-molybdenum steel. The frame design offers optimized stiffness, thus providing optimum feedback to the rider as well as ideal handling and excellent straight-line stability. The rear self-supporting fuel tank with a capacity of 16 liters doubles as the subframe. In total, the bike can carry approximately 33 liters of fuel.
The 2023 model features a cast aluminum swingarm that is ultra-light and has precisely tuned flex behavior that supports the suspension action. The linkage system transfers force to the fully adjustable shock absorber, which gives the rider great feel, ideal traction and optimal bottoming resistance - for better stability and safety when in full flight.
The 2023 KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA is fitted with the latest WP Pro Components suspension. Up front, a 48 mm closed cartridge WP XACT PRO fork features sophisticated Cone Valve technology, which combines with the new WP XACT PRO shock in the rear for improved overall damping, balanced responsiveness, and higher bottoming resistance to keep things stable at race pace. These fully-adjustable components can be fine-tuned precisely to suit the rider and terrain.
With its design based on feedback from elite Rally racers, the seat combines a slim design with the ideal comfort for long stages. It provides good ergonomics, optimum grip and allows the rider to maintain full control of the bike.
With direct input from KTM Factory Racing riders, the bodywork has been shaped to keep the bike as slim as possible. The aim was perfect ergonomics and contact points, with more freedom of movement for the rider. Designed for competition, the navigation tower is made of extra-light carbon fiber. It is well protected behind the fairing, with the set-up offering perfect aerodynamics that drastically decrease turbulent wind forces around the rider's head while seated. All of this translates to less stress and fatigue.
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