2019 KTM 450 Rally Replica is the most modern example of an all-terrain motorcycle. It is made on the same lines as Dakar winning KTM machines and can be safely assumed as the customer version of the actual performance machine. The 450cc, fuel injected engine used here comes with more durable cylinder head and new engine management system. The front WP XACT Pro suspension with 48mm closed cartridge forks are made to withstand any sort of stress.
The Brembo lightweight brakes further take rally riding to the next level. The seat is softer for more comfort, with new bodywork enhancing the overall presence of the bike. It comes with an Akrapovic exhaust system, lightweight chassis, and additional service as well as support package for the Dakar Rally. The bike costs €26,000 (INR 22 lakh approx) and the figure doesn’t include the amount of VAT charged on the purchase. Only 75 units of the motorcycle are to be made in total.
“The all-new KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA is based on our already-successful new factory machine that we began racing at the end of last year, which was specifically developed to win the Dakar. With the latest generation, our goal and focus was to develop a bike around the style of our current factory riders, who required something with more comfort, more agility and improved stability,” 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. The KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA machine is almost identical to those raced by our athletes, and is available for customers to get the opportunity to own and ride a really premium, purpose-developed rally machine with high-quality components and maximum innovation. It’s been truly revised from the ground up, and we are looking forward to seeing these bikes being raced by our customers.”