KTM 450 Rally: bespoke Dakar race bike

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This is KTM’s response to The Dakar’s new 450cc capacity limit, a bespoke race bike that has little in common with any production model. At first we assumed this was based on the 450 EXC, then we saw the massive trellis frame and the larger bore and smaller stroke, likely indicating that this engine has been tuned to rev higher for more outright power and less low-down oomph. Of course, there’s also the fuel tank that saddles the frame, the giant rally fairing and the KTM 450 Rally‘s €29,300 price.

There’s very little info on the 450 Rally, but we do have these specs:

Engine type Single cylinder, 4-stroke
Displacement 449cc
Bore / stroke 97 / 60,8
Power n.s.
Torque n.s.
Starter / battery Electric starter / 12 V 8.6 Ah
Transmission 5 gears, dog clutch engagement
Fuel system Keihin FCR-MX 41
Control 4 V / OHC with roller rocker levers
Lubrication Pressure lubrication with 1 Eaton pumps
Engine oil Motorex, fully synthetic, SAE 10W-60
Final drive 15 : 48
Cooling Liquid cooling
Clutch Wet multi-disc clutch, hydraulically operated
Engine management / ignition Keihin DC ECU

Frame Chromium-Molybdenum trellis frame, powder coated
Subframe Self-supporting plastic tank
Handlebar Aluminium, tapered, Ø 28 / 22 mm
Front suspension WP-USD Ø 48 mm
Rear suspension WP-Monoshock with Pro-Lever linkage
Suspension travel front / rear 300 / 310 mm
Front brake Brembo two-piston, floating caliper, brake disc Ø 300 mm
Rear brake Brembo single piston, floating caliper, brake disc Ø 240 mm
Rims front / rear Spoked wheels with aluminium rims 1.60 x 21″ / 2.50 x 18″
Tyres front / rear 90/90-21″; 130/80-18″
Chain X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4″
Steering head angle 62.5°
Trail 120 mm
Wheel base 1,535 ± 15 mm
Ground clearance 320 mm
Seat height 980 mm
Tank capacity approx. 35 litres
Weight (ready to race) under 150 kg (without fuel).

Price 450 KTM Rally: 29.300,– Euro (without VAT)
Price spare engine (max. 2): 5.000,– Euro (without VAT)
Bike painted in sponsor basic colour: 1.000,– Euro (without VAT)
Production date: October 2010
Closing date (for orders) : 15th of June

  • pplassm

    Looks like it’s based on the 690. Neat.

  • Deltablues

    Did you know you can traverse Arkansas North, South, East, West without hitting more than a few miles of paved roads. Did you know that this is the sexiest motorcycle I have seen this season. My dirt(y) thoughts overwhelm me.

  • JimSmiffy

    sick dude sick

  • stratkat

    good, now update the SuperDuke please!

  • motoguru

    OMFG! So incredibly badass.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Rodriguez/100000456677232 David Rodriguez

    €29,300 FML…