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Old 12-15-2012, 11:05 AM   #976
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KTM rider development?

Taddy Blazusiak:

"As I said, I’m a racer. I’d love to race in the Dakar Rally on a bike and in a car one day – we'll see what life brings!" Feb 2011

“One thing’s for certain – competing in the Desafio Litoral is going to be one hell of an adventure for me....At this stage this is definitely just a rally one-off – I don’t have any plans to race the Dakar any time soon." Jul 2012
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:59 PM   #977
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Interview with the leader of the Dakar Rally TEAM HRC

story here

an excerpt:

"Q.How did you proceed with development?

"First, we built clay models. We used design clay to create models that would approximate the exterior parts of the actual machine. We more-or-less finished this work in June. That is when we had two racers-Helder Rodrigues and Sam Sunderland-come to Japan, so we could perform the fitting work at HRC in Asaka.
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Rumours is that Helder went to Japan and found a giant "africa twin", so his first request was to make a lighter bike, more suitable to nowadays dakars...
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:34 PM   #978
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rumours is that helder went to japan and found a giant "africa twin", so his first request was to make a lighter bike, more suitable to nowadays dakars...
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:47 PM   #979
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Taddy Blazusiak:

"As I said, I’m a racer. I’d love to race in the Dakar Rally on a bike and in a car one day – we'll see what life brings!" Feb 2011

“One thing’s for certain – competing in the Desafio Litoral is going to be one hell of an adventure for me....At this stage this is definitely just a rally one-off – I don’t have any plans to race the Dakar any time soon." Jul 2012

The Knighter also shows some interest.
At least he started following @RallyRAIDio.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:10 AM   #980
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So what is the deal, has HRC got other guys to ride the bikes ?
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:16 AM   #981
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The Knighter also shows some interest.
At least he started following @RallyRAIDio.
1 nov twitter:

Sam Sunderland@Sundersam
@Knighter101 - Awesome! :). I've got some roadbooks out here and plenty of sand :). Make a plan.


David Knight@Knighter101
@Sundersam hope so soon:)


Sam Sunderland@Sundersam
@Knighter101 - haha that's the easy bit it's learning to use it doing 160 is where it gets tricky. Selected events like Dakar you mean :)

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@Sundersam yep, defo, need to learn how to use a map n compass;) lol

Sam Sunderland@Sundersam
@Knighter101 - Thats amazing news!!! So the Dubai trip is on :) #HondaFamily

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Old 12-16-2012, 04:27 AM   #982
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:01 AM   #983
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That would be awsome if knighter goes that way. Hope he takes the jump.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:19 AM   #984
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I think knighter would make a good Daker rider, has the strength, speed and consistency to do well. But he needs to learn how to navigate and then learn how to do that at speed, if he can do that and Honda give him the time to learn and gain experience....... Then who knows, future alien?
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:13 AM   #985
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1 nov twitter:

Sam Sunderland@Sundersam
@Knighter101 - Awesome! :). I've got some roadbooks out here and plenty of sand :). Make a plan.


David Knight@Knighter101
@Sundersam hope so soon:)


Sam Sunderland@Sundersam
@Knighter101 - haha that's the easy bit it's learning to use it doing 160 is where it gets tricky. Selected events like Dakar you mean :)

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@Sundersam yep, defo, need to learn how to use a map n compass;) lol

Sam Sunderland@Sundersam
@Knighter101 - Thats amazing news!!! So the Dubai trip is on :) #HondaFamily

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This was the same day that he announced he was going to campaign the 2013 enduro season on a Honda. Anyone think that he had a tentative nod from HRC for a future in rally?

http://www.enduro21.com/index.php/en...tches-to-honda
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:57 AM   #986
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This was the same day that he announced he was going to campaign the 2013 enduro season on a Honda. Anyone think that he had a tentative nod from HRC for a future in rally?

http://www.enduro21.com/index.php/en...tches-to-honda
I asked him this the other week.....

David Does Dakar???
I sent him a tweet earlier.....
@Knighter101 The 'Internet' says you are racing the 'Dakar' for Honda in 2014 so it must be true ;-) It would be ACE if it was!

He came back with.....
@BarrieR66 must be true;) hopefully I can, we will see, but need to do some small races first
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:20 AM   #987
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I asked him this the other week.....

David Does Dakar???
I sent him a tweet earlier.....
@Knighter101 The 'Internet' says you are racing the 'Dakar' for Honda in 2014 so it must be true ;-) It would be ACE if it was!

He came back with.....
@BarrieR66 must be true;) hopefully I can, we will see, but need to do some small races first

Honda just gets more and more awesome. Now if only Yamaha would get off their arses and put together a factory effort we'd be set for a real show. The 450 ruling is paying off.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:51 AM   #988
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Knighter just mentioned the 'D' word! Again!

David Knight@Knighter101 Good walk with the Missus n dogs this affy, found a good spot for some Dakar training;) lol
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:32 PM   #989
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Knighter just mentioned the 'D' word! Again!

David Knight@Knighter101 Good walk with the Missus n dogs this affy, found a good spot for some Dakar training;) lol
Although he is from the Isle of Man I suspect it could be down to his "northern" humour - as he has been promoted to being a Dakar participant for 2013 he may just be playing along with it

A tall ask for next year getting up to speed with all the navigation when considering a full season of Enduro - but if Johnny C is a one off for this event then it would make an interesting threesome from Honda Europe for 2014 Assuming that is that they are going to continue after the recent misfortunes but then again with so much invested for 2013 it would be nuts not too

A 6 race FIM WRC next year with one in Argentina and one in Brazil may spice up the world championship if HRC are to focus on that also?
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:36 AM   #990
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Seems like World Enduro Championship riders fare well in the Dakar. Not sure about other disciplines of offroad riding (MX, Extreme enduro whatevertheycallit)

Botturi 8th last year,
Aubert 14th

It would be really cool to see Knight on Team HRC
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