450 Rally

Fantic debuted an all-new XEF Rally Replica, marking the Italian company’s first attempt towards the race replica market. 

  • Fantic XEF Rally is the company first foray into the race replica segment.
  • Features 30L fuel tank, 450cc single engine derived from Fantic’s Dakar Rally. 

Similar to KTM and GASGAS, the XEF Rally Replica is developed based on Fantic’s Dakar experience.

Powering the Fantic XEF Rally is a 450cc single-cylinder DOHC engine that sits in a double girder frame with an aluminium front and steel subframe.


As an enduro machine, the XEF Rally is fitted with a massive 30L fuel tank. Interestingly, the tank is separated into two, with the first providing shock protection while the other contributing to the bike’s ergonomics.

The XEF Rally is suspended by fully adjustable KYB 48mm front forks and fully adjustable KYB rear shocks. The suspension offers 310mm wheel travel at the front and 300mm at the rear. 


Meanwhile, Fantic also fitted the XEF Rally with a 7-inch shock, dust and waterproof RallyScreen that can be accessed via a touchscreen and controls on the handlebar.

In addition, the RallyScreen is easily removable, allowing riders to program the information on the screen remotely.


Braking is done via a single Moto-Master brake calliper mated to a 300mm front disc and a single 245mm disc at the rear. 

Coming in at just 140kg of kerb weight and a seat height of 955mm puts the XEF Rally just 2kg heavier than KTM’s 450 Rally Replica.

That said, Fantic will also release a limited number (50 units) of XEF Rally’ Launch Edition’ that features unique components, including CNC billet wheel hubs and full titanium Arrow exhaust that shaved 1.5kg off the overall weight. 

The Fanctic XEF Rally will be available from the end of November 2022. 

Chinese motorcycle manufacturer Excelle is ready to make the jump in the adventure-capable motorcycle with the 450 Rally (ZF450LS). 

  • Excelle 450 Rally is the company’s first attempt at a highly-specialized segment. 
  • The 450 Rally makes 52.3hp and 44Nm. 

The sister brand to Kolove paraded the Dakar-inspired motorcycle in a recent event in which they also revealed the upcoming 800RRR and 800R motorcycle.

Despite no official statement regarding the 450 Rally specifications, Excelle claimed that the 450 Rally makes 52.3hp @ 9,000rpm and 44Nm @ 7,000rpm. 

 According to reports, the 450 Rally features a dual-wing beam steel frame suspended by a 49mm KYB fork and damping-adjustable KYB shock.

In addition, Excelle will offer its customers two different suspension packages to suit their heights and needs.

Meanwhile, the Excelle 450 Rally features a 15L fuel tank, but customers can increase the range with an additional 16L under-seat fuel cell.

Weighing 154kg, the 450 Rally is heavier than KTM’s Rally Replica but is more affordable thanks to its USD6,100 (RM28.2k) price tag. 

To celebrate the marque’s unrivalled 13 Dakar rally wins, Austrian brand KTM have made a production version its 450 Rally race bike for 2014. (more…)


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