Honda preparing Dakar assault

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  1. ric678

    ric678 Been here awhile

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  2. rmhrc628

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    Fuck me look at the size of zanol

    Is zanol a tall fucker? He makes that 450x rallye look more like a z50
  3. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    Honda bivouac at this morning's role call-

    "Yamasaki-San - hi! - #1
    "Henk- San, jaaaa - # 2"
    "Helder- San - hola # 3"
    "Sam - San - dude # 4"
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    "Hosaki- San, Hi! - #26"
    "Suzuki- San, Hi - #27"
    "Yashaki - San, Hi - #28"
    "Nozi - San, Silence - Nozi- San, Nozi -San - anyone seen Nozi - San?"

    :rofl:rofl:rofl
  4. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    Is that Helder's personal support van, with his name and Red Bull stickers on? :huh
  5. catas

    catas Orange rider

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    Yes, it is!
  6. catas

    catas Orange rider

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    that's usual... he's always testing and comparing every technical details!
    “Hard work doesn't guarantee success, but improves its chances.”
  7. too old

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    :clap:clap:clap

    Back from the F5 Moroccan rally, a great showing on the first team and bike outing I would say, things on track for Jan!

    :clap:clap:clap

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  8. Bluebull2007

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    Thanks for this confirmation, I thought so. :thumb
  9. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    Anyone notice there were 3 different 450X under the HRC banner?

    1. The new 450x rallye. "current design"

    2. The "old 450x" bike JC rode which used a tank with NO shrouds

    3. The 3rd "old 450X" bike which used a tank that had bolt on shrouds.

    It might be only gas tanks that were different, but there may have been other differences too.

    Interesting.

    GOHRC
  10. too old

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    The answer could be that Johnny's bike was Quinns 2012 Dakar bike assembled by JCR in CA and flown over from the states for Morocco, Pizzolitos bike may have been one of the Honda Europe's Dutch assembled machines also from Dakar 2012?
  11. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    JC said that there were only 3 of the new 450 rallies ready.
    For the Moroccan race.
  12. neduro

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    :lol3

    We did the same thing a ton at Dakar. After struggling with turning ideas into solutions for months, you come out of the woods and meet all the other guys that were struggling with the exact same set of requirements, and of course found different answers.

    Really fun feeling of camaraderie when you can point at a bolt here or a circuit there and know the other guy gets all the thought that went into it, language or no.
  13. DruncleWill

    DruncleWill CRASH TESTED

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    After the good performance in the Rally of Morocco, where it debuted at number one rider HRC team, driving a Honda CRF450 Rally, Hélder Rodrigues has returned to Portugal bringing in increasingly realistic ambition of power triumph in the 2013 edition Dakar.

    Upon arrival in Lisbon the Honda driver, Red Bull and TMN, stressed that "it was very important to have ido well prepared for this race. Only then can win the big marathons all-terrain. I trained a lot before the race even in Morocco, which allowed me to go very well in this rally and thus overcome power riders like Marc Coma and Cyril Despres. Unfortunately we had a mechanical mishap that kept us from winning the race debut soon, but given that this was the first shakedown of Honda for the Dakar, I am sure that the HRC team will work hard to ensure that nothing fails in South America .'m actually very confident that you can win the Dakar 2013, "said the rider who will participate in the Baja 500 Portalegre after conducting a thorough test session in order to Dakar.



    Ler mais: http://autosport.sapo.pt/helder-rodrigues-acredito-que-posso-ganhar-o-dakar=f108855#ixzz2A4bSdH1c
  14. Bluebull2007

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    I like the way he call the aliens "power riders". I want to be a power rider one day when i grow up too! :D

    He is ambitious to say he is going to challenge the boys to win the Dakar. If anyone can take if from Coma and Despres it will be him, who has been shadowing them for years now. But its a long race and anything can happen. I can't wait.
  15. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    I remember seeing him on Portuguese/spain stages back when they started there before jumping on the ship... thinking he would be a force to reckon with.. Now with a full factory support team we shall see !
  16. too old

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    Team HRC leaves Morocco satisfied of the team work as Rodrigues wins the final stage.

    http://www.hondaproracing.com/rally...=Rally:+Round+0+-+News+-+Morocco+-+20/10/2012

    Pretty sure Honda will be happy - the world if full of what if's and the world of rally racing probably has more than most, but if Honda had not had some small technical issues, which they will resolve before Dakar given their technical expertise and knowledge and investment, then they would have had 2 bikes and riders in the top 5, maybe even 2 podiums, including the win from Helder's point of view as referenced above in DruncleWill's post
    :clap:clap

    Bring on the Dakar, can't wait :clap:clap:freaky
  17. Carlos M

    Carlos M www.motoxplorers.com

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    Google translate has its limitations :D

    He said:
    Which roughly means

  18. Bluebull2007

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    Ah, I never realized it was a direct translation, and what he is really saying is "Step aside boys, its my turn now". I guess Helder has been waiting for this opportunity, frustrated, for a very long time. It reveals a little of what he has been thinking all these years. Probably a little bit like Jonah felt.

    Even so, I think I'll still dream of one day somehow becoming a "power rider". :rofl
  19. charapa

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    "Lil Johnny, what do you want to be when you grow up?"

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  20. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    That's good Bluebull... every young bloke should have a goal in life... :lol3

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