2023 KTM 450 Rally Replica Guide

2023 KTM 450 Rally Replica
Contents: ReviewKey FeaturesFeatures & BenefitsSpecifications

2023 KTM 450 Rally Replica 2023 KTM 450 Rally Replica 2023 KTM 450 Rally Replica

Contents: ReviewKey FeaturesFeatures & BenefitsSpecifications

2023 KTM 450 Rally Replica: TERRAIN TOUGH.

Introducing the 2023 KTM 450 Rally Replica…

Purpose-built and expertly engineered, the 2023 KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA is ready to take on the world’s toughest multi-stage cross-country races. Drawing on the experience of multiple victories in the Rally arena – as well input from KTM racers who live to win – the 2023 KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA remains the most READY TO RACE Rally bike on the market.




2023 KTM 450 Rally Replica Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

  • High-performance 450cc fuel-injected engine
  • Race-spec chassis developed in competition
  • WP XACT PRO 48 mm closed cartridge forks
  • WP XACT PRO fully adjustable shock
  • Premium-quality Akrapovič exhaust



Lessons learned in the toughest motorcycle racing arena helped shape the new edition of the distinguished KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA. The feedback collected from thousands of kilometers and numerous victories at the Dakar Rally and the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship has defined the key upgrades that make the 2021 KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA the most desirable rally competition machine on the market.
KTM’s READY TO RACE mantra is perfectly channeled in the 2021 version of the KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA. In recent years, this limited production model has gained elevated status thanks to the components and performance that have come directly from requests by Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price, Matthias Walkner and Sam Sunderland. This is a motorcycle designed to excel in multi-stage cross-country rallies, to satisfy even the toughest demands of the rally racer and to win.

The fiery 450 cc SOHC fuel-injection motor is wrapped in a competition-based chassis with a series of finer details to denote the exclusivity of this machine. Those specs include refined WP XACT PRO closed cartridge suspension with sophisticated Cone Valve technology and purposeful aerodynamics and ergonomics crafted for peerless handling across a wide breadth of terrain.

For 2021, KTM has honed the engine package with a brand-new gearbox and revised shift mechanism. The direct influence of PANKL Racing Systems materials inside the KTM Motorsport department meant technicians were able to further hike the bike’s excellent reliability, but also benefit the rider with a larger gear spread.

The habits and styles of the three Red Bull KTM Factory Racing riders – all of whom have sampled Dakar Rally winning success in the last half a decade – assisted in the finalization of gearing ratios. The result is that the KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA now comes with the same gear ratios as those advocated on the machines of Dakar Rally champions.

Stefan Huber, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Rally Team Leader: “The work goes on! We’re proud of the 2021 KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA. With this model we have already set the bar very high in giving the customers a product so close to what we prepare and take to rallies across the world. Of course, we always make new discoveries, and this means the 2021 bike is a significant upgrade. The gearbox construction and configuration will make a difference to the riders who want to push the KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA. It is crucial for us to be able to transfer what we learn directly into the hands of KTM riders. We’re here to win races but making a better product is very important and satisfying. I personally look forward to seeing this incredible machine in racing action at the upcoming 2021 Dakar Rally!”


2023 KTM 450 Rally Replica Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Cylinder Head

The single overhead camshaft (SOHC) head was constructed from premium-quality materials, using precise manufacturing and tolerances to deliver leading performance for longer periods.


The transmission has the exact same ratios as the Dakar Rally championship winning machines of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team. It features an improved shifting mechanism for slicker shifting at all times. It is made from high-quality steel and is treated with a special coating to ensure high durability and reliability, things that are essential for long-distance rallies.

Engine Management System

The state-of-the-art Keihin engine management system (EMS) features a 44 mm throttle body, for instant response and consistent performance due to its unique injector position. The ECU maps have been adapted for the airbox and cylinder head. Different maps ensure optimal power delivery for each gear according to information received by the gear sensor. The throttle cable mount allows smoother cable routing and better access.


The Akrapovič exhaust is tuned to work perfectly with the previously updated engine and airbox. The silencer is short and sits low for better mass centralization, which further improves handling.


The airbox is mounted above the engine, ensuring better airflow for optimum performance and instant throttle response. The Twin Air filter offers effective protection of the intake from dirt and dust. In addition, the design provides plenty of space for electric components such as the battery, which is located in a central area between the steering head and the airbox, further improving mass centralization.


The KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA features a high-tech and lightweight trellis frame made of chromium-molybdenum steel. The frame design offers optimized stiffness, thus providing optimum feedback to the rider as well as ideal handling and excellent straight-line stability. The rear self-supporting fuel tank with a capacity of 16 liters doubles as the subframe. In total, the bike can carry approximately 33 liters of fuel.


The 2023 model features a cast aluminum swingarm that is ultra-light and has precisely tuned flex behavior that supports the suspension action. The linkage system transfers force to the fully adjustable shock absorber, which gives the rider great feel, ideal traction and optimal bottoming resistance – for better stability and safety when in full flight.


The 2023 KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA is fitted with the latest WP Pro Components suspension. Up front, a 48 mm closed cartridge WP XACT PRO fork features sophisticated Cone Valve technology, which combines with the new WP XACT PRO shock in the rear for improved overall damping, balanced responsiveness, and higher bottoming resistance to keep things stable at race pace. These fully-adjustable components can be fine-tuned precisely to suit the rider and terrain.

Ergonomics & Comfort Seats

With its design based on feedback from elite Rally racers, the seat combines a slim design with the ideal comfort for long stages. It provides good ergonomics, optimum grip and allows the rider to maintain full control of the bike.

Bodywork & Graphics


With direct input from KTM Factory Racing riders, the bodywork has been shaped to keep the bike as slim as possible. The aim was perfect ergonomics and contact points, with more freedom of movement for the rider. Designed for competition, the navigation tower is made of extra-light carbon fiber. It is well protected behind the fairing, with the set-up offering perfect aerodynamics that drastically decrease turbulent wind forces around the rider’s head while seated. All of this translates to less stress and fatigue.




2023 KTM 450 Rally Replica – Totalmotorcycle.com International Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ NA CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

COOLING Liquid cooled
STROKE 63.4 mm
BORE 95 mm
CLUTCH Wet multi-disc clutch, hydraulically actuated
DESIGN 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
LUBRICATION Forced oil lubrication with 2 oil pumps
CHAIN 5/8 x 1/4″
FRAME DESIGN Chrome-moly tubular space frame, powder-coated


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