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Old 02-20-2014, 10:08 AM   #1
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KTM 450 Rally Replica

So, I've been thinking of starting adventure riding instead of my usual street riding, and have been drooling over KTMs and Husabergs and the like for a while. I wandered over to the KTM site just a few minutes ago and they had quietly put this up there:

http://www.ktm.com/news-events/news/all/details/ktms-rally-replica-bike-available-to-order-1.html

An available option is full factory support for the next Dakar race, too.

I haven't seen anything on this, and there isn't any press on it that I can find...is this going to be available in the US?

And more importantly, can I afford it? (but if I have to ask, I already know...) That's an awful lot of euros, but still...It's not like it costs more than a Panigale R.
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:48 PM   #2
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You've just thrown my life into a complete crisis Kennedy. Thanks for nothing.
I was just looking at getting rid of my stock 690 and buying a CCM 450 and then you go and pull a stunt like this.
Now what am I gonna do?
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:13 PM   #3
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Would these be able to be licensed in USA? California?
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:14 PM   #4
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Now what am I gonna do?

I only reasonable thing I can recommend is that you buy both bikes and give us a full report on how they compare!

Crisis averted!
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:46 PM   #5
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So, I've been thinking of starting adventure riding instead of my usual street riding, and have been drooling over KTMs and Husabergs and the like for a while. I wandered over to the KTM site just a few minutes ago and they had quietly put this up there:

http://www.ktm.com/news-events/news/all/details/ktms-rally-replica-bike-available-to-order-1.html

An available option is full factory support for the next Dakar race, too.

I haven't seen anything on this, and there isn't any press on it that I can find...is this going to be available in the US?

And more importantly, can I afford it? (but if I have to ask, I already know...) That's an awful lot of euros, but still...It's not like it costs more than a Panigale R.
If your after a ktm rallye bike to do some touring miles on, this bike was for sale in your part of the world recently,good things cant go wrong.
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:53 PM   #6
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oh how i'd love to see one of you guys buy a 450 that costs about 40k to do your weekend rides,, i'll be watching for the ride reports.
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Old 02-20-2014, 02:16 PM   #7
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seriously you get ONLY ONE Ico for all that money?
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Old 02-20-2014, 02:28 PM   #8
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If your after a ktm rallye bike to do some touring miles on, this bike was for sale in your part of the world recently,good things cant go wrong.
PM me info.
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PM me info.
Not mine,was for sale in the usa and sold! Jonah streets ex race bike.
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Old 02-20-2014, 02:35 PM   #10
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oh how i'd love to see one of you guys buy a 450 that costs about 40k to do your weekend rides,, i'll be watching for the ride reports.
It's a gorgeous bike, but I do have to admit it would be wasted on me considering I have very little offroad experience. Lucky for me then that I don't have the money for something like that.

But if I did, for that price I would get a 640 adventure or DRZ and buy a LOT of gas and tires and chains and sprockets with the leftover money...
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Old 02-20-2014, 03:01 PM   #11
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But if I did, for that price I would get a 640 adventure or DRZ and buy a LOT of gas and tires and chains and sprockets with the leftover money...
i heard that
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Old 02-21-2014, 02:01 AM   #12
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Net price is $33k, so you'd have to add freight, setup, taxes, registration etc.

It will be delivered with paperwork and street legal in Europe like all other KTM Rally Replicas (at least on paper).

In any case it is 100% clear that this bike is not going to be DOT approved in the US, so don't even get your hopes up.
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Old 02-28-2014, 10:16 PM   #13
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Net price is $33k, so you'd have to add freight, setup, taxes, registration etc.

It will be delivered with paperwork and street legal in Europe like all other KTM Rally Replicas (at least on paper).

In any case it is 100% clear that this bike is not going to be DOT approved in the US, so don't even get your hopes up.
Was the 690 Rally street-legal anywhere in the US?
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Old 02-28-2014, 11:03 PM   #14
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Was the 690 Rally street-legal anywhere in the US?
Definitely not by really legal means....
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Old 02-28-2014, 11:14 PM   #15
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Definitely not by really legal means....
That's too bad. Just a minute ago, one of the salespeople at Scuderia (big KTM dealer in San Francisco) emailed me, saying that his KTM contact said the 450 Rally won't be imported to the US at all. Interesting...
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