You’re looking at over $10,000 worth of equipment in this
photo, not including shop labor. Don’t believe us? Aside
from the obvious—Hinson clutch, Showa A-kit shock, Pro
Circuit Ti- 6 exhaust, Raptor footpegs and 7602 rear brake
tip—there’s a huge investment in titanium bolts. It took
over seven hours just to swap out the stock hardware for
titanium bolts. At the going rate of around $80 an hour for
most mechanics, that equates to $560 for labor alone.
It’s not far-fetched to say that the Ryan Dungey Replica KTM
450SXF-FE is in the realm of a factory machine. Though it
lacks a custom transmission and works engine internals,
most riders wouldn’t be able to tell the difference anyway.
Kim Hedegaard’s bike is more than capable of competing
at the highest level. It has everything a Pro desires—superb
suspension, a highly tuned powerplant, crisp handling,
comfortable ergonomics and excellent braking capability.