To celebrate Jeffrey Herlings first FIM MXGP World Championship, Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM has revealed the KTM 450 SX-F Herlings Replica.
The KTM 450 SX-F Herlings Replica was unveiled by the four-time world champion during a media event in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands.
Available from January 2019 in limited quantity from KTM dealers, the KTM 450 SX-F Herlings Replica is a factory-looking dirtbike with an array of upgrades over the standard model.
Standout features for the Herlings KTM Replica:
- Akrapovič Slip-on silencer
- Hinson factory clutch clover
- Fuel tank with machined fuel tank cap
- Factory wheels with anodized hubs
- Factory triple clamp
- Composite skid plate
- Factory seat with Selle Dalla Valle logo
- Front brake disc guard
- Factory start device for the fork
- Orange rear sprocket
This four-speed model also has unique Red Bull KTM graphics with Herlings’ design and a Factory-looking orange frame.
Despite Jeffrey Herlings’ stunning first MXGP title, he has suffered in 2018 after sustaining a collarbone injury mid-season. It made his championship success and the honour of this Herlings KTM Replica all the sweeter. “I was so pumped when I was told there would be a KTM 450 SX-F Herlings Replica. “I’ve been with KTM all the way through my career, and we’ve worked through the hard times and celebrated a lot together – we are a family, not just in the paddock, but back in Austria too, so this bike is really special to me.
“This year has been incredible for us with the results, and even with the injury I was able to come back strong and win the championship. To do it in front of my home crowd was amazing. It’s an honour to have a bike out there replicating my race bike – I hope the customers out there really like it.”
The 24-year-old Dutchman clinched his first FIM MXGP World Championship victory at the penultimate round of the series last weekend in front of his home fans at the MXGP of The Netherlands in Assen. On the way ‘The Bullet’ has achieved an incredible 14 1-1 moto finishes so far this season.
KTM Senior Product Manager Offroad, Joachim Sauer, said: “Jeffrey’s season is a great story and he has been outstanding – we are proud to see him take the FIM MXGP Motocross World Championship title win. Towards the end of last season he was so strong, and also winning the race in America was a highlight for him, but this year has just been immense.
“Following on from the Cairoli Replica we released some years ago, we wanted to honour Jeffrey’s achievements with the KTM 450 SX-F HERLINGS REPLICA. This model has a special specification with Herlings’ design and is a great package for European riders looking for the ultimate READY TO RACE machine.”
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