The Bivouac (general rallye raid news)

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

  1. Aquatic

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  2. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    So factor in a whole new bunch of spares (and spare motor) along with the €30,000+tax purchase price... gulp!

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  3. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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  4. Pete640

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    I was kinda hoping to see the bikes in the background

    Having said that I kinda like the way it covers the exhaust. Very neat for a sm
  5. rallye

    rallye Been here awhile

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    looks like a lot of parts from the KTM 690, frame,swingarm ,motor ,radiator,with new bodywork
  6. Pete640

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    Bit of a write up here;

    http://transmoto.com.au/2014-husqvarna-insights/

    a bit of a teaser to buy the mag.... The local dealer said that he was expecting them in early Jan. Will be interesting to see....

    ...and its interesting that the new 450rr has a linkage as opposed to the pds on the enduros.
  7. ArthDuro

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    The 701 is a...
    Is it really a prototype if most of the parts we see are already on a bike that has been in dealers for a long time?

    The TM looks real sexy and anorexic just like the ladies that troll Milan during fashion week. Have we ever seen a finished TM at this show? Those pipes will make it super easy to wheelie I am sure.

    The KTM customer graphics kit has to be the worst piece of design to ever come out Mattighofen. On a 30K bike?! I know it will be the first thing to go on all customer bikes but seriously this is the best they could do? Seriously?

    The beta looks lovely, although a little overweight in comparison to other offerings.

    On another note, anyone know who ended up with the bordone protos?
  8. michael1968

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    In the latest issue of Transmoto they mention that Husky will not have a factory team at the 2014 Dakar, I wonder if that means they'll be there in 2015?

    I believe the old 450RR had a linkage also.
  9. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Not sure why but to me this looks great. Loving the bikes with the exposed aluminum frames. Slick looking bike :thumb




  10. Gian

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    No idea what happened to them (frames back to Fernando Prades and engines to TM?), but PKL are their natural evolution

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  11. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    It changes the power curve and increases torque ,
  12. rmhrc628

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    So is Honda actually selling these crf450 rally 'race machines' now they have announced it with their other 2014 models ?

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  13. flatboarder

    flatboarder Been here awhile

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    Perfectly love it. Best KTM styling ever.
    :D
  14. rallye

    rallye Been here awhile

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    any guesses on the dry weight for the 450 RR .
    I guess 3-4 lighter than last model !
  15. rallye

    rallye Been here awhile

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    You know the factory tested twin pipes on the new 450 KTM but the riders said it made too much torque :huh[/QUOTE]

    ever heard that complaint before ???
  16. ArthDuro

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    That is a shame. I would've thought an asset recovery auction or something similar would have taken place.

    The PKL looks pretty well sorted though.
  17. Gian

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    For sure as Prades mainly designed both Bordone and Pkl :D


    Some more info about Manuel new team (googled translation, sorry!)

    The Rebel Team officially announces

    The agreement reached with Yamaha Motor Italy , thanks to which it will benefit from direct support for the rally season and Baja 2014. The team will compete in off -road , entrusting the WR450F to the Baja 2012 World Champion , Manuel Lucchese . Start the challenge for the newborn team led by Carlo Boffi , former head markentig for Diesel , now struggling with the role of team manager . That's him , he would have put up confidence in the ability of Lucchese , assigning him the delicate task of driver and tester . The Roman Empire, thanks to the experience gained in the Dakar Rally and Baja and in the World , has the right qualities to fill the post of riders tip, waiting to be joined by a second guide yet to be determined .

    The care of motorcycles and components, will be the task of the chief engineer Mauro Sant (ex mechanic Edi Orioli ) which will capitalize on the expertise gained in fifteen years of Dakar and countless international rallies . With this ensemble , the Rebel Team is preparing to compete in the national championship Motorally to which will be added as participation in various stages of the World Championship. "This year our efforts will be high - said Team Manager Boffi - In addition to the Italian Rally Championship , is in fact our desire to be present on the international scene . In this regard I would like to bring Manuel overseas , making his debut in the United States before year end. has signed an agreement with Italian Yamaha makes us proud , for this we will do everything to achieve our goals , knowing that they can rely on their valuable support . "

    The basis of the project 's Team Rebel there would also be the creation of a rally kit designed specifically for the Yamaha WR450F . This arrangement , designed for desert and off-road adventures , will be tested during the season directly through competitions , before being sold . Team's goal will be to develop a product that ensures racing oriented , in addition to performance, reliability and practicality. The bike will then be presented at the Motor Bike Expo in Verona and the kit will be available on the market since May, with the aim of offering to the public a half- ready to race at a competitive price . The team, finally, will be present this year at the EICMA November 5 to 10 at Hall 2 (stand " Sixs " ) , where you can see live the Yamaha WR450F 2014 version , ready to make its debut on the off-road national scene .

    Nicola Rigliaco
    Press Office Team Rebel Yamaha

    Nice to hear about a new "rally kit" for latest generation WR:clap
  18. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Yeah but that rear filler cap will get in the way of luggage, just like on the 690 :lol3
  19. Pyndon

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    Yeah....because everyone wants to 'Rally' one of these!

    Looks like a plastic toy! :puke

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  20. michael1968

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    Wow, I didn't think it was possible to make a GSA look heavier but trust TT to succeed.