The Bivouac (general rallye raid news)

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

  1. xr400r

    xr400r Long timer

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    anyone heard as to whether Rally Pan Am and/or Jonah are going to Dakar?
  2. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    We're expecting a announcement on this soon.
    Posted by Jonah yesterday:

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  3. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    Here is the another Yamaha with JVO kit Charlie did up for my Dos Sertoes.

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    Way to go Charlie. :clap
  4. xr400r

    xr400r Long timer

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    Oh! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!!!! We need some Riff Raff this year!!!!! Go Jonah! It gets me thru the winter!!!
  5. johnBOYhenson

    johnBOYhenson rallye intern

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    I can't wait to see what everyone's riding this year. That video of Cyril is a tease and now it looks like Jonah is planning a surprise as well!:huh

    I love what Jenny's got going on with her Yammie, tested and evolving from Tunisia. And of course, Neil had a few hurdles with his bike in the Dos Sertoes, but all-in-all a good finish and stead.


    KTM, Yamaha, BMW, Sherco, Husky, Aprilla.... (what did I miss?)

    So, it's going to be more than interesting to see how these bike work out during the rigors of the upcoming rallye's and then the Grand Daddy Dakar!:eek1

    cheers! to all the riders and all the teams that will be living an incredible challenge between now and mid January!:clap:clap


  6. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    This will be interesting: the $17,000 Yamaha vs. the $30K+ factory KTM!
  7. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    You missed Honda, there are a few kits available now, I saw the carbon fiber Dutch build on Patrick Trahan's bike, very nice but spendy. I might be going to Honda myself this year. I know patrick is working on some rally light builds for some events in 2011.
  8. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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    The Dutch Honda's will run a large 1 piece rear tank like the beemer, as will the Aprilia.

    Zanotti to test in Egypt and Honda started testing on Saturday.

    They will run a smaller front tank and 1 piece rear for weight distribution and they both are nice sleek bikes again.
  9. johnBOYhenson

    johnBOYhenson rallye intern

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    Fill me in on who P.Trahan is? I know I've seen the name, but don't remember the reference.
  10. Trialsguy

    Trialsguy Been here awhile

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  11. johnBOYhenson

    johnBOYhenson rallye intern

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    thanks. So, Patrick is with Team Honda Europe again this year?

    Fretigne as with team Yamaha - France, now with Speedbrain - BMW.

    Does anyone know how these "factory" teams, which are country or region-specific, are organized? Does this mean that the funding does not come from global HQ, but rather the company's national HQ? Do they get engineering help from the factory? If anyone has first hand knowledge, I'm curious?
  12. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    Patrick was the only Canadian to finish the Dakar in 2010 and he does a bunch of different work projects with honda. He's on his way to check out the Shamrock but not as a competitor in October.
  13. rallyeman

    rallyeman Dakarboy -

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    I will be working with some italian or maybe the new kit from mecasystem.
    I am not going to ride the Dakar. But I will put together a team for Rally Morroco for next year!
    Including training in the dunes of Morocco. I dont want to compete with any european team or american team for Dakar.
    But just want to make sure that I share my passion about rallye and desert!
    So keep posted and let me know if the rally of morroco is an interest.
    We will be riding RED! :evil

    patrick trahan
  14. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Jonah just posted on his facebook that he "signed a new contract, stay tuned for big news..."


    :lurk
  15. Bicycle Phil

    Bicycle Phil Been here awhile

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    and the plot thickens, rally fans



    this is great news....

    all I can think about to say is.....




    GO JONAH !!
  16. xr400r

    xr400r Long timer

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    oh!!! Yes!!!!

    Go Jonah!!!!!!
  17. Beez

    Beez Given to fly

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    Well? :ddog
  18. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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  19. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Too true!

    Let me add a photo, and a shameless plug - last orders for shirts and supporter's packs tomorrow! www.jennydakar.com

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    I'll be #173 this year!

    Toot toot!

    Jenny xx
  20. rallyeman

    rallyeman Dakarboy -

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    I will be watching
    patrick trahan