Vintage KTM Project

The past and the personal history of every man is always a source of inspiration, and it is also for Dan Ridge, who when I was a boy the father and uncles were riding a 500cc KTM two-stroke, Maicon and Husqvarnas.
These memories have pushed him toward his design towards a classic-looking bike as he remembered the motocross before they became the ranger's power plastic, scary colored weapons.

Very much inspired by Roland Sands Kurt Casselli KTM build that coincided with the On Any Sunday 2 movie I decided to attempt a shed build version, using its ugly 2004 KTM 400 EXC.

"I love the idea of modern(ish) power plant and suspension but aesthetically looking like a vintage mx bike. I remember watching Bruce Browns 1971 On Any Sunday as a young boy and falling in love with bikes."

Build info..
Completely stripped every component.
Handmade bits:
Aluminium fuel tank
Side number panels
Front Number panel
Front mud guard mount

Plastic airbox and filter removed and replaced with bespoke minimalistic K&N air filter/sand sock

Restored/rebuilt bits:
Every bit of...
Front and rear suspension
Braking system
All bearings
Wheels rebuild from scratch, laced and balanced

Only essential electrics left (but I may refit minimum to get it in a state for an MOT, it has a V5 being an EXC model)

Powder Coated bits:
Wheel rims
Wheel hubs
Triple clamps

Exhaust is painted matt black with High Temp Paint.

Silencer is custom made.

Finishing paint work is bone white and KTM or orange.

77 is my schoolboy motocross racing number

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