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KTM 450 Rally Replica | EICMA Video

Rally Replica Video

KTM went to Milan for the Italy International Motorcycle Show, also know as EICMA, with many new motorcycle innovations, including the 450 Rally Replica. They unveiled the Rally Replica in time for the new 2011 Dakar Rally regulations, which limits all competitors to 450cc enduro bikes.

The unveiling was just days after KTM factory rider Cyril Despres won the Rally of Morocco while Marc Coma finished third overall, despite time penalties of 36 minutes, to record a huge success for what was the first real test for the new KTM 450 motorcycle.

The six days of desert riding was the perfect launch pad for the new KTM 450 enduro bike, and the team reported not a single mechanical issue with the new motorcycle in the hands of the two best rally riders in the world. The results were a triumph for riders, machine and the entire team involved in its development.

Click video to see the 450 Rally Replica at EICMA that the KTM factory riders will take to the Dakar 2011 Rally.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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