KTM's 2023 iteration of their 450 Rally Replica. Media sourced from KTM's press release.
KTM’s 450 Rally Replica is back for 2023 with the usual long list of race-inspired accoutrements – and we dig this year’s refresh.
The recent press release from KTM states that the 450 Rally Replica was built “to satisfy Rally riders with an intense thirst for success.”
Obviously success comes with one or two premium components – and KTM went all-out (as per usual) with their READY TO RACE package deal that includes advanced WP XACT PRO suspension (48 mm closed cartridge forks and fully adjustable shock), as well as a bomb Akrapovič exhaust system that has been tweaked to provide the 450 RR with better mass centralization.
The iconic 450 cc SOHC single-cylinder uses Keihin management; this, along with the adapted and optimized ECU maps, provide near-perfect punch for the party.
450 Rally Replica’s Pankl transmission is even the exact same as the one used in KTM’s Red Bull Factory Racing machine – the perfect complement to the race-spec, chrome-moly steel chassis and updated ergonomics for a feel that will purportedly merge the perfect combination of ‘ability,’ and ‘stability.’
All told, KTM’s 2023 450 Rally Replica is a brilliant machine that’s been impeccably designed for multi-stage cross-country competition.
For more information, be sure to hit up KTM’s website and check back here at our shiny new webpage for the best of the latest; drop a comment below letting us know what you think, and as ever – stay safe on the twisties.