KTM have given all weekend warriors the opportunity to live their dream as a full factory Dakar Rally star by producing this unbelievable machine. It will release in limited numbers and is sure to set you back a pretty penny but it’s worth it right? We certainly think so.
Read the full KTM press release below.
Built with the purpose to conquer in competition, the 2022 KTM 450 RALLY FACTORY REPLICA is ready to take on the world’s toughest multi-stage rally races. Drawing on the experience of multiple victories in the rally arena – as well as input from elite racers who live to win – it remains the most READY TO RACE rally machine available on the market.
Developed using feedback from Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price, Matthias Walkner and Sam Sunderland, the KTM 450 RALLY FACTORY REPLICA has become synonymous with rally competition. READY TO RACE straight out of its crate, it’s designed to allow rally racers from across the globe to push their limits.
In its fresh for 2022 trim, the KTM 450 RALLY FACTORY REPLICA is engineered to satisfy the toughest demands of rally racing, being equally efficient at powering through sand dunes at high speed as it is at navigating hard-packed technical sections. The bike is built around a powerful, race-proven, and ultra-reliable 450 cc SOHC fuel-injection motor, which is married to a competition chassis with perfect flex characteristics.
A wide series of sophisticated parts developed through competition further emphasise the exclusivity of this machine. This includes a set of championship-winning WP XACT PRO closed cartridge forks with high-tech Cone Valve technology. All in all, the 2022 KTM 450 RALLY FACTORY REPLICA showcases its commitment to delivering real race-proven engineering to racers looking to compete at the highest level. The 2022 model also retains a PANKL Racing Systems gearbox, producing a more linear gear spread, maintaining the same gear ratios as those found on the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing machines.
KTM 450 RALLY FACTORY REPLICA – MODEL HIGHLIGHTS
// Limited edition model [80 units]
// A pure READY TO RACE machine
// Potent 450 cc SOHC 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
// Designed for multi-stage cross-country racing
Only 80 of these exclusive machines will be made available for 2022, at a fixed price tag of EUR 25,900 (plus VAT & shipping) with availability starting from September 2021 onwards. A service and support package is also available for a limited number of riders at the upcoming Dakar Rally at an additional cost for all KTM Rally models.
For more information, please refer to your authorised KTM dealer or visit ktm.com.
Words: Daniel Blackham & Press Release Images: KTM Media