2023 GasGas RX 450F Replica First Look

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

Production replica of a Dakar-winning bike

As we reported a few weeks ago, GasGas is releasing a new replica based on its 2022 Dakar-winning race bike. The 2023 GasGas RX 450F Replica is a limited-edition model that comes as close as you can get to Sam Sunderland’s and Daniel Sanders’ factory rally-raid bikes.

And just as we expected, the RX 450F Replica is essentially the same bike as the 450 Rally Replica offered by GasGas’ Pierer Mobility stablemate, KTM. Juxtaposing the two bikes, the most visible differences between the two are the colors and the front fender.

There are a few mechanical differences between the two bikes. The GasGas uses a WP Xplor Pro 7548 fork and 7750 rear shock designed for enduro use, while the KTM employs a XACT Pro fork and shock typically used on motocross bikes. The RX 450F is powered by a 450cc SOHC Single based on the engine powering GasGas’ MC 450F motocross racer.

Other features include a carbon fiber navigation tower, a red anodized X-TRIG forged triple clamp, a red Supersprox Stealth rear sprocket, Neken handlebar, an Akrapovič exhaust, a Hinson clutch cover, Brembo brakes, Continental TKC 80 tires, and black anodized EXCEL rims.

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This is a special one! Since Sam Sunderland’s history-making 2022 Dakar Rally win, GASGAS has wanted to give back to the rally community. That’s why we’ve created a GASGAS Factory Racing inspired rally bike, something we’re calling the RX 450F Replica! Each one is carefully assembled with many of the very same high-performance components that can be found on Sam’s Dakar-winning machine. This is way more than just an imitation model, the RX 450F Replica is as close as it gets to the real deal and it’s available now, worldwide!

  • GASGAS Factory Racing inspired rally bike unveiled – the RX 450F Replica
  • Limited-edition run of bikes assembled with high performance parts
  • These will sell out fast – contact your local GASGAS dealer today!

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

Just take a look at what’s included…

  • Super-light carbon fiber navigation tower
  • WP XPLOR PRO 7548 front fork
  • WP XPLOR PRO 7750 rear shock
  • Red anodized X-TRIG triple clamps
  • Red Supersprox Stealth rear sprocket
  • Neken ‘bars
  • Akrapovic exhaust
  • Oversize Brembo brakes
  • GASGAS branded Hinson clutch cover
  • Continental TKC 80 tires
  • Black anodized EXCEL rims
  • Optional sticker kit

Based on the powerhouse motor from our MC 450F motocross bike, the GASGAS RX 450F Replica certainly isn’t short on performance! Electrical wizardry tames things just a little to deliver usable power tailored specifically for rally racing. Inside the motor it’s pretty special too. For added reliability there’s a strengthened clutch and gearbox, a reworked SOHC cylinder head, as well as a Pankl con-rod and piston.

The best suspension that money can buy has been fitted to the new GASGAS RX 450F Replica – WP PRO COMPONENTS. To be completely accurate and for those who know what’s what, it’s the XPLOR PRO 7548 fork up front with the XPLOR PRO 7750 shock at the rear. This combo inspires confidence thanks to its consistent performance across the roughest and toughest of rally terrain.

Completing the build and making sure that the GASGAS RX 450F is capable of racing at the highest level from new, a selection of the finest aftermarket components are installed during the assembly process. Performance-wise, we’re talking X-TRIG triple clamps, oversize Brembo brakes, an Akrapovic exhaust, and Continental TKC 80 tires. For durability, we’ve fitted a Supersprox Stealth sprocket, Neken ‘bars, and a GASGAS branded Hinson Clutch cover. We’ve also thrown in an optional sticker kit with each bike that’s super easy to apply if needed.

For more information and to check out the full spec of the GASGAS RX 450F Replica, head to GASGAS.com.

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

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Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the Motorcycle.com team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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