Boano Factory Builds Beta RR 450 Atacama Rally

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  1. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Boano Factory Builds Beta RR 450 Atacama Rally

    24-Feb-2012 | Christopher Doyle

    Developed by Boano Moto the Beta 450RR Atacama Rally is ready for rally

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    The 2012 Dakar recently ended, but it is already time to start preparing for the 2013 edition. In doing so, Boano Motorcycles, always having been interested in producing an in house bike, under the guidance of engineer Rignano Arno, has crafted a beauty ready to tackle the most grueling of rallies, introducing, the Boano Beta RR Atacama Rally.

    Continued here...

    :clap
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  2. zenjen

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  3. El Cucuy

    El Cucuy Been here awhile

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    nice!
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  4. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    She's a beauty...

    Any info on the tanks? front/ rear distribution? A friend was running a 2010 RR in a race last November,
    crashed lightly and cracked the front tank (it was aluminum).

    Hope they're now plastic

    edit: I take it back, looks like they are still aluminum after closer inspection of the pics on your blog...
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  5. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Yeah, you can see the welds. I'll try to see if I can set up an interview to get some more details. It does look like a tidy package though.
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  6. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    Don't get me wrong, it looks really compact and well thought, I just have a soft spot for plastic :D
    especially the translucent kind which allows checking the fuel level!

    Will be test riding their 450 & 498 models next sunday, Beta might be turning into a serious option
    for me!
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  7. Gian

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    VERY nice bike! And the best news is Luca Manca will ride it in the Rally Radis after his terrible Dakar 2010 accident:clap
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  8. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    Some more eye-candy, from Jarno's facebook:

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  9. Gian

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    And Luca Manca while training on the new Beta, again from fb
    [​IMG]

    he's saying is no more than 92% fit at the moment...:eek1
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  10. VxZeroKnots

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    Dang, that looks fun! Props! :clap:clap:clap
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  12. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    funny that they use the atacama name.. I have heard that the rally may be coming back...

    the bike looks light
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  13. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Coming back where? Africa? Not with the current state of Senegal, Mali, and Western Sahara it ain't. I would imagine a South Africa, Namibia, and possibly even Angola route could be made though, but I expect finances will dictate a South American rally for years to come. The finances versus adventure ratio is tipping more and more away from the adventure side of the scale.
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  14. SafariBerg

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    There was a Patagonia - Atacama rally before Dakar moved to South America, ran in early-mid 2000's

    Once Dakar arrived in 2009 both it and the Por Los Pampas rallys disappeared.
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  15. trailtrick

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    someone said the transpatagonia rally be back next year :deal.
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