The KTM 450 Rally might only have debuted to the world at the EICMA motorcycle show this morning, but it’s already got a race win under its belt. Riding KTM’s new Dakar racer, Cyril Despres (above) finished first in the seven-day Rallye du Maroc last month while Marc Coma, also riding a 450, finished third. The 2011 Dakar rally kicks off on January 1. Photos: Rossignol, A. http://www.yout...

The KTM 450 Rally might only have debuted to the world at the EICMA motorcycle show this morning, but it’s already got a race win under its belt. Riding KTM’s new Dakar racer, Cyril Despres (above) finished first in the seven-day Rallye du Maroc last month while Marc Coma, also riding a 450, finished third. The 2011 Dakar rally kicks off on January 1.

Photos: Rossignol, A.

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This video shows Despres practicing aboard the 450 at his private test track in the Pyrenees.