GasGas RX 450F 2023 Replica | First look

Press release | September 2, 2022

Specifically designed for international rally racing, the limited edition GasGas RX 450F Replica rally bike features many of the same components found on Sam Sunderland’s 2022 Dakar Rally winning machine.

Here is more information from the GasGas press release…

The limited-edition rally machine is as close to a real factory bike as it gets.

This one is special! Since Sam Sunderland’s historic victory in the 2022 Dakar Rally, GasGas has wanted to give back to the rally community. That’s why we created a GasGas Factory Racing inspired rally bike, something we call the RX 450F Replica! Each is carefully assembled with many of the same high-performance components found on Sam’s Dakar winning machine. It’s more than just a copycat model, the RX 450F replica is as close to the real deal and it’s available now, worldwide!

Whether you’re a full-fledged rally-raid privateer or part of a team, the all-new RX 450F replica from GasGas will make your rally career or your next desert adventure so much easier and so much more fun! Needing absolutely nothing to race, the replica bike is hand-assembled with a long list of essential rally-specific components, most of which are exactly the same as those found on the bikes. racing by Sam Sunderland and Daniel Sanders.

Take a look at what’s included…

  • Ultralight Carbon Fiber Sailing Tower
  • WP Xplor Pro 7548 front fork
  • WP Xplor Pro 7750 Rear Shock
  • Red anodized X-TRIG triple clamps
  • Supersprox Stealth rear sprocket red
  • Neken handlebar
  • Akrapovic Exhaust
  • Oversized Brembo brakes
  • GasGas Brand Hinson Clutch Cover
  • Continental TKC 80 tires
  • Black anodized Excel rims
  • Optional sticker kit

Based on the powerful engine of our MC 450F motocross bike, the GasGas RX 450F Replica is definitely not short on performance! The electric wizardry tames things a bit to deliver usable power built specifically for rally racing. Inside the engine, it’s pretty special too. For added reliability, there’s a reinforced clutch and gearbox, a reworked SOHC cylinder head, and a Pankl connecting rod and piston.

The best suspension money can buy has been installed on the new GasGas RX 450F Replica – WP Pro Components. To be very precise and for those who know what it is, it is the Xplor Pro 7548 fork up front with the Xplor Pro 7750 shock in the rear. This combo inspires confidence with its consistent performance on the roughest and toughest rally terrain.

To complete the build and ensure the GasGas RX 450F is capable of racing at the highest level from new, a selection of the best aftermarket components are installed during the assembly process. Performance wise we’re talking X-TRIG triple clamps, oversized Brembo brakes, Akrapovic exhaust and Continental TKC 80 tyres. For durability we installed a Supersprox Stealth sprocket, Neken bars and cover GasGas brand Hinson clutch. We have also added an optional sticker kit with each bike which is super easy to apply if needed.

For more information and to view the full specifications of the GasGas RX 450F replica, go to GasGas.com.

The GasGas RX 450F is available from dealerships worldwide in very limited numbers! Availability may vary by country. For pricing details and more information, please contact your national GasGas dealer or importer.

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Wiley C. Thompson