Dakar. The toughest rally in the world by far. KTM. A brand with 18 wins in that very race. A rally bike like no other. The pinnacle of rally race engineering. OEM parts from that winning rally bike are installed on our kit. Screen, fully legal LED lights, Light mask, stone guard and the screen accessories are all taken from the KTM Rally Factory Replica. Not only you will be safer, but if you need spare parts, you will be able to get them from a local KTM dealer worldwide! We went a step further. We ditched the plastic Nylock safety nuts from the tower. Why? Because the Nylock nuts can be used only once and usually these directions are not followed. There are special clutch-like washers and new safety nuts that will make sure that the parts will go through the toughest of conditions without moving from their pre-defined position!
EASE OF USE
Nothing is easy when you are in the middle of Africa, North America, or Saudi Arabia. For rally riders time is vital. Racers and Travelers are very similar. A racer in the middle of nowhere, a traveler in the land of Mongolia. They all need to be safe and fix any issues as quickly as possible to reach either the daily bivouac or their daily destination. The KTM rally screen is not attached to the bike in any way, allowing you to remove it with two ¼ turn bolts. You can add the tank of your choice and the kit will not interfere with that. In addition, contrary to our 701/690 kits where the bike panels are changed to minimize the undressing time, in all the enduro bikes the side panels are a breeze to remove. So there is no need for a quicker system.In the dedicated rally bikes, cabling goes through the tower. Once the rider needs to trace an electrical issue, he must undo half the bike to trace it. This is not only time consuming, but prone to error when things are put back. Because the tower is spacious, and cabling can be routed easily, while the rider has full access to it for trouble shooting.
Adding parts on your bike, means adding weight. But when the parts are designed with that in mind, the effect of this added weight is negligible. The assembly’s center of gravity is chosen carefully so that (1) it is as close as possible to the bike and (2) if you add anything to the dedicated position, it will have a minimal effect on the bike’s behavior. To optimize that behavior the assembly is analyzed as a system, comprised of different parts. A very light tower with a heavy tablet or Navigation gear on top, will have the opposite effect. An unstable structure.All our tower configurations were analyzed to perfect the system’s center of gravity. Add the iritrack or a full navigation setup, the center of gravity of the system will stay low and as close as possible to the bike, minimizing the effect, allowing you to reach your destination stress-free and race with confidence. The KTM screen is further optimized. It is positioned lower and further back, making the cockpit slim and more ergonomic due the adjustable main ‘snake-like’ part. The main aluminum parts of the tower (sides, light support, and middle rib) weigh 1.4kg!