KTM 450 Dakar Rally bike - an attractive nuisance

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by KTMandu, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. KTMandu

    KTMandu Adventurer Wannabe

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  2. AustinJake

    AustinJake DR650 - Versys

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    KTM 450 Rally
    ENGINE
    Engine Type: Single cylinder, 4-stroke
    Displacement: 449 cc
    Bore x Stroke: 97 / 60.8 mm
    Starter / Battery: Electric starter / 12 V 8.6 Ah
    Transmission: 5 gears
    Carburetor: Keihin FCR-MX 41
    Control: 4V / DOHC with roller rockers levers
    Lubrication: Pressure lubrication with 3 oil pumps
    Clutch: Wet multi-disc clutch Hinson, operated hydraulic
    Ignition: Keihin DC ECU
    CHASSIS
    Frame: Chromium molybdenum
    Subframe: Self-supporting plastic tank 12 litres
    Front suspension: WP USD 48 mm
    Rear suspension: WP Monoshock with Pro-Lever linkage
    Suspension travel front/rear: 300 / 310 mm
    Brakes front/rear: Disc brakes 300 / 240 mm
    Rims front/rear: 1.6 x 21“ / 2.50 x 18“
    Seat height (unloaded): 980 mm
    Fuel capacity: approx. 35 litres
    Weight: approx. 145 kg (without fuel)
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  3. Goss

    Goss LC8 Adventurer

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    Now if KTM would pull their head out and sell these street legal in the USA I would be all over one of these !

    Hell I am still waiting on the 690RR - Adventure. KTM give us what we want !
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  4. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome... tEAM iDIOT.

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    I noticed they said Coma was in peak form, shame he pulled out of the comming Dakar because of his shoulder injury.
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  5. ktmmitch

    ktmmitch Been here awhile

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  6. Goss

    Goss LC8 Adventurer

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    Close but not the same as a factory rally bike.
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  7. stoic bloke

    stoic bloke Adventurer

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    True not a factory rally bike.........., a lot more useful than a hi-strung, no compromise race bike. add a couple of racks, tour the world! as for rallying an absolute peach, i've been on the heroes twice, that's the weapon of choice in the desert. a real pity ktm don't turn it into an adventure bike.
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