BMW at the DAKAR

Discussion in 'Racing' started by LUDO, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. schattat

    schattat Long timer

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    Ze Hélio is using a Speedbrain BMW in the upcoming Sertoes rallye:
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    Never heard anything regarding Viladoms, though :dunno
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  2. schattat

    schattat Long timer

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    Mate, I meant I didn't hear anything new about him! :beer
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  3. mtrehy

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    That BMW looks great and the speedbrain kit not ridiculously expensive.

    I wonder if my wife would even notice if my old CRF turned into one of those....
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  4. stteve

    stteve Been here awhile

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    Hmm, the press release is about the 2011Dakar, maybe Helio and Villadoms aren't using a Beemer in that race.
    I know Bert Duursma mentioned "a famous South-American rider that had won the Des sertoes before" as one of the people using a BMW in the Sertoes Rally, on a Dutch forum a few months ago.
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  5. Motorfiets

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  6. leouratani

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    Great Girls / Bike Combo!!! Perfect!
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  7. LUDO

    LUDO Been here awhile

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    too bad for the panty! :cry
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  8. shrineclown

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    Family event, sorry.
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  9. buspilot

    buspilot Dr. Dirt

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    Here some pics I took of Frans Verhoeven and his G 450 RR...
    I talked to him 3 weeks ago about the new opportunities.
    He likes the G450RR very much and is happy about his new team-mate.
    They did some training in south of France the last weeks.

    Curious how they compete at Pharao Rallye in October.

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  10. LUDO

    LUDO Been here awhile

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    Frans is an amazingly talented rider.
    He should do good in Dakar for sure.
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  11. buspilot

    buspilot Dr. Dirt

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    I bet he will...

    That he IS a good rider - I can tell :D

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  12. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    THis will be great fun to watch.
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  13. nicogc

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    sorry to spoil everyone's bmw wet dreams but this is the next bike/rider dakar winner:

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    and it's prettier too!!!!!! :ksteve
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  14. Cummo

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    If it keeps running.
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  15. barrier

    barrier Says who?

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    If you look real close he is sponsored by JB Weld!:D
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  16. LUDO

    LUDO Been here awhile

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    lol yes he needs it for his frame for sure!
    and they got a few electronic issues.

    As far as pretty (if you remove the factory 690s of Despres and Coma) , I don't agree. The best looking (design, overall and technical details, integration of tanks and rally features) bikes in Rally today are the BMWs for sure.
    Every engineer of every brand was stuck around Verhoeven ' s bike in Buenos aires this past january.

    The Sherco is also pretty cool in its simplicity and full carbon robe.
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  17. nicogc

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    :oscar :oscar :oscar

    we'll see in january!!!!
    i will even bet on the Aprilia, so who's in?
    put your money (or anything really) where......bla,bla,bla...:evil
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  18. schattat

    schattat Long timer

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    Amen to that, brother!!! :thumb The perfect weight distribution on those bikes is simply amazing. Just look at all the race pics taken of Frans, the majority of them he's always riding on just the back wheel :clap
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  19. LUDO

    LUDO Been here awhile

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    OH well....The thing is that Franz is an amazing trial rider to start with.
    Second is that the original enduro bike, having too much weight on the frt, having a loss of traction but all this got resolved with large tank being all on the rear. It made the bike perfectly balanced.

    Still took half of Dakar for Franz to really get used to riding a "small" bike again in rally.
    When you've raced the 700 Factory KTM, it is really tough to go back to a "normal" bike.

    So this ralybike is
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  20. stteve

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    3,5 cm longer swingarm
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    Additional oilfilter and "aftermarket" crankcase
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    The left bike is Frans', the reght bike is Fretigne's

    Otheer mods: different camshaft, different tripple clamp
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