FACTORY KTM 450 EXC IN RALLY TRIM
If you’ve ever wondered what’s needed to convert a KTM 450 EXC into rally spec then take a look at this.
Ahead of June’s Rally of Sardegna, KTM’s factory rally rider Matthias Walkner has been spotted by our friends at Derestricted giving his ‘slimmed down’ rally bike a thorough shakedown.
The Rally of Sardegna is the only round of the FIM series where teams run enduro spec bikes rather than full blown rally bikes due to the tight and twisty nature of the terrain.
What looks to be very close to stock, Walkner is running a GNCC style oversized fuel tank while the left side panel has been replaced with an additional – and rather trick looking – aftermarket side tank.
Running a braceless handlebar set up has made room for the necessary road book and navigation system.
Interestingly the stock exhaust system is still fitted.