The Bivouac (general rallye raid news)

Discussion in 'Racing' started by PackMule, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Evil Invader

    Evil Invader Been here awhile

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    Hahaha, well said! :evil :lol3
  2. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Who? Quinn once confirmed for me that he had a Speedbrain contract through 2014. Joan and Paulo are both HRC now but who else was there from SB?
  3. auguzt

    auguzt get on with it

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    Joan Pedrero will participate at the TransAnatolia Rally with an Alfer PKL 450 Rally, a bike built in Spain by Fernando Prades with a Ktm engine. There has been already someone that wrote about this project on ADV, anyway following are two articles that describe this bike and Juan Pedrero's situation better. Only problem is that one is in Italian and the other is in Catalan (did not find any better, sorry...):
    The bike from MOTO.IT
    The rider from RALLYRAID.CAT
  4. Gian

    Gian dreamer

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  5. Gian

    Gian dreamer

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    Nice bike!
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  6. italrally

    italrally Been here awhile

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    Haha, do you recognize any similar designs ?

    BD :rofl:rofl:rofl
  7. Gian

    Gian dreamer

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    I think it comes from an older project, if I remember well also tested with Beta engines...
  8. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome

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    Yep, my first thought was it was the BF bike...
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  9. auguzt

    auguzt get on with it

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    Same guy. Fernando Prades is also the "father" of the MI1. That's why...
  10. Myway

    Myway Long timer

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  11. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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  12. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    That's an awesome short.

    At one point in the movie, I thought "ooohh, that's a crash" as he tipped the rallybike into the sand. Nope, that was executing the plan. :deal

    So excited for him in this next stage.
  13. DruncleWill

    DruncleWill CRASH TESTED

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    Cheers to you Too Old, I thought the 3 year deal was old news when I tweeted it last month!

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/kurtcaselli">@kurtcaselli</a> will race world rally series and Baja races for 3 yrs. with KTM starting 2014!</p>&mdash; Will Meyer (@DruncleWill) <a href="https://twitter.com/DruncleWill/statuses/359040982081224706">July 21, 2013</a></blockquote>
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    When I saw that bike last month, I had hoped it would give me a glimpse of the new KTM. However Kurt's practice bike looked to be just that, cobbled together old bits. It even had a rear fuel cap with Despres' name on it! I'm really looking forward to seeing him on the new bike being as how it is rumoured to be lighter. I hope to ask if he has been on the new bike when I see him next month.
  14. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    This is great news for racing in general. Having Kurt win a Dakar is going to result in more interest and hopefully cheaper products for the rest of us in the long run. :clap
  15. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    Ha ha, that piece of public news certainly slipped under my radar, I wonder when he talked about series if it meant the 6 rounds of the "world championship"?

    Mind you it will be interesting to see what happens with Pharoans this year what with all the issues in Egypt - my company pulled all our staff out and haven't given the all clear to go back as yet.

    Morocco is only a week or so after though and there is a lot of interest there!
  16. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    I did a little Google Earth sleuthing to see if I could find where those cool dunes are that Caselli was riding in for that video. It just didn't look like any place I'd seen before. Sure enough I found it, a small 2 mile long dune in an off-beat place called Olancha, in California. See the video shot versus my Google Earth view at the same angle.

    36°17'44.76"N 117°59'3.44"W

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    I even found that small strip of pavement where he parked his truck at 0:12 in the vid.
  17. DruncleWill

    DruncleWill CRASH TESTED

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    That was my understanding.
    Nice work as usual there HogWild :clap
  18. El Cucuy

    El Cucuy Been here awhile

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    HogWild--you're scary, dude!

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  19. Gian

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    Pharaons Rally moved to May 2014, just got official newsletter:deal
  20. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Yep, political unrest cited as the main cause.