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Old 10-24-2012, 12:25 PM   #1613
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Originally Posted by Brodovitch View Post
Some technical details of the GG dakar replica / package, as translated from here (it's in Greek)

Gas Gas 450 Replica

449 displacement
5 valves, DOHC
5 speed gearbox
Magura hydraulic clutch
Keihin FCR-MX 39 carb
Magura Shiver 48mm closed cartridge forks (seems like the Ohlins TTX is for the factory riders, damn)
Ohlins 888 rear shock
Galfer 260mm front brake rotor (plus extra 300mm disc with longer caliper bracket), Nissin 2 pot caliper

20L rear subframe / tank
6L +6L front tanks
weight, dry: 123.4kg
seat height 940mm
Carbon fibre air box
skid plate with toolbox + water reservoir
included: Road book holder (doesn't say which), Gas Gas multi-instrument (I think a Vector) plus 1 ICO computer
rear cush drive hub


1 mechanic per 2 bikes for the whole race
Team manager for logistics
T4 truck, that can carry small parts per rider (up to 10kg)
T5 truck carrying sleeping equipment, 1 large bag per rider (tent), 1 spare engine
Transport of bikes form Epsilon HQ to Le Havre
Bike rental option, Gas Gas 450F Rally Raid


Gas Gas 450F Rally Raid rental option for Dakar 2013 €11000
Support package €15000
BIke price (after the rally) €5500
Thanks for the spec translation Brodovich!

Some observations from my end...

The dry weight looks impressively (and exceptionally!) low - JVO list their similar kit fitted to a WR at 135Kg. I don't imagine that posted weight can include any navigation equipment?

Interesting why they would retrofit a hydraulic clutch when I would have thought the stock cable clutch on the Yamaha would be less susceptible to potential problems (fluid boiling/leaking) - while a cable clutch you can adjust and bodge/repair with a spare cable to get you home?

Also I noticed with my pedantic hat on - I imagine they are Marzocchi Shiver forks, not Magura...

However, none of these are criticisms - all in all, that is a pretty good deal for someone wanting a complete 'turn up and ride' package for Dakar?

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