1999 KTM 660 Rallye


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Additional photos of this 1999 KTM 660 Rallye are available here for your perusal.

Per the seller, this is “a 1999 KTM LC4 660 Factory Rallye bike which was raced in the UAE Desert Challenge for a couple of years by British rider Dave McBride and then by Peter Robson, a South African rider sponsored by Alfie Cox.”

“This is the same factory built bikes as the legendary KTM’s that dominated the Dakar rally raids in the late 90’s and and as confirmed by the owner and the scrutineering markings on the bike it was it was last entered into the UAE Desert Challenge where according to the owner who I bought the bike from it did not actually run the race due to a kick start issue on the day. So the bike was entered, but not raced.”

“The bike since then sat idle in a garage until Feb 2019 when I bought and restored it from the frame up at KTM dealer in Dubai.”

“The bike was stripped to the frame and repainted with original grey. Staying in the desert we are lucky not to suffer from rust, so it was just to make sure that everything was perfect under the skin. The engine was also stripped and rebuilt. All other drivetrain components were replaced with OEM parts.”

“A Trail Tech navigation system was added with GPS speed/distance/train functionality. And finally a year after searching for every nut and bolt around the world, we also added mirrors and turn signals. This now has a valid registration plate and is road legal.”

“The only unrestored part is the bodywork apart from reproducing an early Desert Challenge number decal.”

“The bike comes with a huge amount of extremely rare and some impossible to find engine spares worth thousands of dollars including a brand new and still boxed cylinder, three cylinder heads, crank, conrod, gears, cam, clutch assembly and almost enough bits and pieces to build a whole new engine except an engine case.

This example is VIN: VBKGSL409XM725523, Engine #: 0-585*00290*.

The seller has covered 1,658 kilometers (1,030 miles) since the engine was rebuilt.

The seller has several pictures from the restoration process, a small sample is provided below:

How he bought it.

Stripping it down.

Engine Out.

Engine Rebuild

More Engine Rebuild


The seller notes three minor issues:
1. “The auxiliary fuel tanks are not plumbed at the moment so it is only running from the main 30 liter (7.92 gallon) tank in front. The right hand side tank has a crack on it.”

2. “There is a crack which I just discovered on the exhaust mount where it connects to the subframe. It’s a simple weld which I can do before the bike is shipped or picked up.”

3. “The seat has a little tear.”

Currently located in Dubai, Dubai, this KTM is offered on a clean United Arab Emirates title. The seller is letting it go to fund a new project. Have any KTM Rallye stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

Additional Information


Dubai, Dubai






660 Rallye







Title State/Country

United Arab Emirates

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges


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Shipping Information

Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $660 in the Continental US, and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.

Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
  • the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.
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