KTM 450 EXC – Matthias Walkner’s Factory Sardinian rally bike

KTM 450 EXC – Matthias Walkner’s Factory Sardinian rally bike

Red Bull KTM factory racing’s Matthias Walkner was at X-Bowl arena yesterday doing some testing and absolutely destroying the place on his Factory KTM Racing 450 EXC Sardinian rally bike. He was kind enough to let me take some photos so here you go. This thing is pretty special! It has a huge fuel tank for driving long distances as well as an extra one on the back. It has the rally navigation setup on the front for a scrolling map with the buttons on the bars and the bike is setup to ride fast and hard terrain.

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EXC Rally Sardinia 2015

450 EXC

 

 

Engine

 

Engine type

Single cylinder, 4-stroke

Displacement

449.3 cc

Bore/Stroke

95/63.4 mm

Starter

Kick- and electric starter

Transmission

6 gears

Fuel system

Keihin EMS with EFI

Control

4 V / OHC

Final drive

13:50

Cooling

Liquid cooling

Clutch

Wet multi-dis clutch, operated hydraulics

 

 

Chassis

 

Frame / Subframe

Chromium molybdenum / Aluminium

Handlebar

Aluminium

Front / Rear suspension

WP-USD 52 MA / WP-PDS

Suspension travel front/rear

300/335 mm

Front/rear brakes

Disc brake Ø 260/220 mm

Front/rear rims

1.60 x 21”; 2.15 x 18”

Front/rear tires

80/100-21”; 140/80-18”

Silencer

Titanium

Tank capacity, approx.

16 litres (11/5)

Weight, without fuel, approx.

112 kg

 

His 450 EXC features the 2016 Color, trim and GFX which I designed/art directed and is the last EXC model I worked on before leaving kiska and will I have now heard, unfortunately be the last one I get to work on. I am really interested to see how they turn out for model year 2017, but since it’s the last, I am pretty happy with the way it came out.

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4 Comments

  1. Matt 1 week ago

    What graphics kit it that

    • Author
      admin 1 week ago

      Factory graphics kit :)

      • Isak 6 days ago

        can you tell where you can be able to buy these graphics?

        • Author
          admin 4 days ago

          its not possible, you have to be a KTM Factory rider :)

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