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.