KTM Australia has announced the arrival of its highly-limited 450 Rally Replica, which boasts components derived from Toby Price’s Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Dakar machine.
In Australia, the bike is priced from $55,995, however, it’s unclear how many will make it to Australia, with just 85 units slated for worldwide production.
The KTM 450 Rally Replica draws power from a 450cc fuel-injected engine, which sees a number of revisions for 2021, and is matched with a new gearbox and shift mechanism.
KTM says that the updated transmission uses the same ratios as the factory race bike, while a special Akrapovic exhaust improves performance and tonality.
A lightweight steel trellis frame is also new, and a hefty 16-litre rear fuel tank is equipped for endurance riding.
The bike also benefits from refined WP XACT PRO closed cartridge suspension with sophisticated Cone Valve technology and purposeful aerodynamics and ergonomics crafted for a wide breadth of terrain.
KTM Australia is now accepting orders for the 450 Rally Replica.
New KTM 890 Duke R launched!
KTM has released its 890 Duke R naked bike in Australia priced from $17,195 plus on-road costs.
The all-new model does not replace the current 790 Duke, but rather sit atop it in KTM’s line-up, bridging the gap to the full-fruit 1290 Super Duke.
Affectionately dubbed the ‘Super Scalpel’, the new Duke rides on a significantly updated platform with a new engine, updated chassis and boasts a high-end electronics suite.
As its name suggests, the Super Scalpel is powered by an 890cc parallel-twin motor that is tuned to produce 121hp (90kW) and 99Nm, up 16hp/12Nm compared to the 790 Duke.
The bike comes standard with three riding modes, Rain, Street and Sport, while a Track setting is available as an option to give more adjustability of things like anti-wheelie, traction control and throttle control.
Other tech features include cornering ABS, as well as cornering traction control that uses a 6D lean angle sensor to detect side-to-side and forwards and backwards pitch of the motorcycle.
Highly adjustable WP Apex suspension is fitted, while uprated Brembo brakes and Michelin Powercup II tyres are utilised to handle the extra power.
From standard, the 890 Duke is 3.3 kilograms lighter than the 790 Duke, as it does away with passenger footpegs and uses a single seat.
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