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

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

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

Chassis

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

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