KTM 450 RALLY Factory Replica 2019
Bodywork & Graphics
The challenge with the 2019 KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA’s bodywork design, was to allow maximum rider movement for all extreme race scenarios, with high wind protection, lowered helmet wind turbulence, all while ensuring there was very little to cramp or distract the rider while in full flight. A comfortable posture with access to all of the relevant equipment and information while still fixed on the track ahead. Reducing weight, heightening agility, and keeping mass as centered and low as possible, were of high importance.
LEANER AND MEANER
…With direct input from KTM’s factory racers, the new bodywork was designed and shaped to keep the bike as slim as possible. The aim was perfect ergonomics and contact points for the rider, with more freedom of movement. A newly-developed navigation tower made of extra-light carbon fiber is well protected behind the new fairing for significantly improved aerodynamics that drastically decrease turbulent wind forces around the rider’s head in a seated riding position, for less stress and fatigue.WWWWWWWW…
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