For the last few years, KTM’s offered a customer version of the race bike they use in legendary competitions like the Dakar. Called the RFR (for Rally Factory Replica), it features a race-spec chassis, WP XACT PRO suspension, Akrapovic exhaust, windshield with navigation tower, and a whole bunch of pedigree – when this bike was released, KTM had won the Dakar rally 18 straight times (they were finally just toppled by Honda).
The machine features 3 fuel tanks which contain a total of 8.7 gallons, a carbon fiber skid plate with integrated water tank, road book holder, carbon fiber navigation tower, and all the bits needed for street legality in most places – horn, lights, and turn signals. The whole package is impressive and only weighs around 300 pounds dry (though all that gas adds roughly 50 pounds), and it doesn’t hurt that the 450cc engine produces over 70 horsepower.
According to the seller, this bike competed in the Africa Eco Challenge and was then “completely stripped and rebuilt from the ground up by Lyndon Poskitt.” The wording’s a bit unclear as to if Lyndon was the one who raced it, but he did an incredible job documenting his experience at the 2020 Africa Eco Race if you’re into that kind of thing. The seller adds, “if I took all my best enduros and road bikes and added them up, they wouldn’t amount to this bike. It is a completely different experience to ride… refined, comfortable, tame around town yet crack the throttle and the bike screams. It is by far the best bike I’ve ever owned and perhaps will ever own. If you want the best of the best and don’t want to waste any time trying to import and restore and older one, don’t waste any time, this is the bike.”
Find this RFR for sale in Bend, Oregon for $42,500 here on Craigslist.