The 450 Rally Replica was built for cross-country rallies and developed in collaboration with Toby Price, Matthias Walkner and Sam Sunderland from the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team.
A whole series of special details were installed. The 450cc engine is in a competitive chassis and offers increased reliability. A new gearbox was installed, which is operated via a revised shift mechanism. The gear distribution has been adjusted according to the experiences of the three rally drivers and now has the same gear ratio that the machines at the Dakar use.
The KTM 450 Rally Replica is limited to 85 pieces worldwide and is available at a price of 25,900 euros (plus tax and transfer). It will be available from September 2020.
Stefan Huber, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Rally Team Leader: “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!”