Dakar Bikes Collection...

Discussion in 'Photos' started by atgreg, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. Desertpistons

    Desertpistons 80s dakar

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    I missed that.....typical......i was wondering how they got their financing..... i guess they didn't....:rofl
    I red the news....unbelievable.....TM didnt get paid and pignorated everything....


  2. michael1968

    michael1968 Been here awhile

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    It's a shame for sure, I hear that the prototype rally bikes were the only ones not repossessed so there is a very slim chance they could still do the Dakar. I doubt it though.
  3. Tails_KTM

    Tails_KTM Adventurer

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    Some old pics from 2006. Quality may not be pro level but at least I took them myself!

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    Dutchman Henno van Bergeijk on a pretty stock Yamaha XT 500, and he finished too

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    Giovanni Sala

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    Pall Anders Ullevalseter

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    Crazy Harley-Davidson sidecar with V-Rod engine

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    Jean-Claude Morsillo on an Ural Side Car, looks like he already lost his passenger... (he's also in post #1257)
  4. VDG

    VDG Long timer

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    Tails,
    Nice pics.... thanks for posting. I would like to see more.... if you have......:clap

  5. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    Some pics from the Milan bike show earlier this week

    KTM Factory 450 Rally

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    TM

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    Still a bit of fine tuning to do !

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    Gas Gas

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    Honda

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    Yamaha

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  6. Desertpistons

    Desertpistons 80s dakar

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    Thanks for posting the pics

    Honda my favorite for sure. Like the front ...reminds me of the Suzuki big that Rahier raced after the bmw....
  7. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    That is member "HogWild" here on ADV. :freaky
  8. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    Please tell me the Honda isn't running MT21 tyres :eek1
  9. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    good people:thumb
  10. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    He seems that way, until you ride one of his roadbooks. Then, he becomes "that evil man". :lol3
  11. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    Yes I know, I've ridden a fair number of them, even compressed my spine on one last year:lol3
  12. johnno950

    johnno950 Long timer

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    The 450 rally bikes look fantastic,anyone heard any feedback on what riders from the larger capacity single/multi cyclinder rally bike era would rather ride?
  13. michael1968

    michael1968 Been here awhile

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    I read an interview with Marc Coma, he said overall he prefers the 450 because you can ride it more like an enduro bike in the technical sections.
  14. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Maybe where they were testing, that was the best tire for the terrain.
  15. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    That terrain doesn't exist.

    I use the front MT21 as it's a good cheap general purpose tyre and I can get >10,000km out of one.
  16. Tails_KTM

    Tails_KTM Adventurer

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    I have at least one fan so here are some more old Dakar 2006 pics by me. All were taken in Portugal (Lisboa-Dakar).

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    Female rider Mirjam Pol, NL

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    Female rider Patsy Quick, GB

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    Female rider Ludivine Puy, F

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    Female rider Patricia Watson-Miller, GB
  17. Tails_KTM

    Tails_KTM Adventurer

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    Last random set of my old Dakar 2006 pics.

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    Matthew Hall, GB, Yes that's a BMW F 650

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    Simon Droux, F, on what looks like one of those two wheel drive Yamahas

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    Richard De Groot, NL, leading some other hopefuls
  18. Tome

    Tome Been here awhile

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    I didn't realise Patricia Watson-Miller raced as recently as 2006! She's German and now resides in the UK too :p
    Also, to everyone else posting pics, thanks. This is an mazing thread and I will, once again, have trouble getting up in the morning.
  19. Tim

    Tim Long timer

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    Here are a few Dakar bikes from the UK Bike Show at the NEC, Birmingham.

    Last years KTM

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  20. Chilipepper

    Chilipepper Baja wannabe

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    Simon's new ride! Nice