Honda preparing Dakar assault

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  1. wilkinsonk

    wilkinsonk soup de grimace

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    The RallyRaidReview search protocol?

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  2. HogWild

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    Sorry, no big money or great benefits, just protecting my reputation and getting a bit of entertainment. So, if I posted photos or told you where they are, I'd have to kill you all. :D It's actually an interesting story (to me anyway), which I can't tell right now. Just recall that through a LOT of careful thought and hard work I was able to map out the secret route of a few stages of the Dakar race course before the roadbooks were provided to the racers. I used certain skills again this time, because JCR wouldn’t let anyone outside the Honda team in on this testing, including me. I asked if I could tag along and help, but he said no. Since I made the roadbooks for JCR I knew SOME of the places they would ride, but I didn’t know ALL the places and didn’t know their schedule. After I cracked their “schedule” code and got the entertainment I was looking for, I texted Johnny about it. He called me “tricky” then changed what they were doing. Once I know Johnny has plugged all the holes I got through, maybe I’ll share a few more details. BTW, I did nothing illegal, and I don’t have any photos of the bikes.
  3. WildTurkey

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  4. Evil Invader

    Evil Invader Been here awhile

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  5. too old

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    Javier P has plenty to say on Twitter, but there again " he say naaathin" :D
  6. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    That's because us little guys don't dare take on the big mighty HONDA by letting their secrets out!

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  7. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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    Local word has been for an official launch on September 1st.. I dont think they'll make that date but an announcement and pics must be soon!
  8. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Sept. 1 seems a little optimistic, but it would be interesting to see what Pizzolito and Sam have to say via twitter. They're fairly vocal about their travels.
  9. Evil Invader

    Evil Invader Been here awhile

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    Is that the secrets the litle guy is trying to hold back? :D

    Great pic to the text tho´ :thumb
  10. too old

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    Nothing, as I suspect they would have to fall on their exhaust, or have it stuck somewhere rather painful, :eek1 but ...............

    Standby, the thread will continue soon with a 5th :ear team member and maybe a full team (and bike?) public appearance in a rally before the big one :clap:clap:clap

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  11. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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  12. ZequeArgentina

    ZequeArgentina Been here awhile

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    Pizzolito back in Argentina.
    Only comneted the airline lost all of his luggage and he is now heading for mendoza for a new round of the local Cross Country Championship.

    No mention to the tests, nor the bike, nor anew member.
  13. Southest US Thumper

    Southest US Thumper Extreme n00b

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    Most of us here realise your reputation preceeds you!

    When HRC pays you "Hush $$$" then the value of your insight, sleuthing, and local knowledge + Rallye knowledge diminishes. My apologies if you thought I was stamping my feet, I'm certain that Hogwild is straight up on their disclosure of the HRC Dakar effort!

    PS: Getting killed is very low on my list of things to do! :freaky

    GO HONDA!
  14. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    All appreciate the positions and opinion.

    The HRC riders and presumably the team as a whole are all contracted and without a doubt they are handcuffed on confidentiality, :deal So regardless of how chatty the guys are on social media, they will say nothing:ear
    Similarly anyone who knows anything should or will respect their position, so unfortunately we are going to have to wait until Xmas day for the presents, or until HRC break any news in public or appear in public.
    Some technical info will however remain speculative or assumed from what the eye can see. :clap

    Can't be too long for more info though??? :clap:clap

    Should HRC enter Morrocco as a unit, what the KTM and the Aliens, plus Speedbrain and who knows who else, October is going to be a good month!
  15. too old

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  16. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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  17. too old

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    Absolutely not, are they in? If they are it could be an even greater week :clap:clap:clap
  18. too old

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    Apparently we have to wait until some German show early in Oct for the next press release, should be good :clap:clap
  19. DruncleWill

    DruncleWill CRASH TESTED

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    Well now, that leaves us with plenty of time for wild-ass speculation and brain flatulations doesn't it.:wink:
  20. too old

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    Could run a sweep, I'll start - the bike will be predominantly red :clap