Interesting to note: KTM's Dakar competition bike uses a carburetor. Is this a Dakar "rule issue", or is KTM simply hedging they're reliability bets and avoiding the complexity of a an FI system (ie: fuel pump).
Originally Posted by Colebatch
A 450 RR is not an enduro bike or MX bike thats been rallified. Its rally ready out of the box - In principle - everyone who has one seems to change the forks tho. A unique bike designed exclusively for long distance high speed off road riding. So it has a long swingarm and stable steering offset compared to normal off road bikes, big fuel tanks, high spec suspension, an effective fairing .... basically apart from the worked motor, its exactly what I look for in an adventure bike. Yes KTM make it. Its a separate and unique bike from everything else they make, and they sell a few hundred a year, but they arent on the KTM webpage. Supply is limited tho and so KTM prefer to sell them to people on the rally scene.
Yes Lyndon owns a 450 RR, and thats what he is rallying.