The Off5icial 2015 DAKAR pre-event preparation coverage.

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  1. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Very cool seeing all the ktm's with non factory paint and decals.
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    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Some cool options for Pavey fans. Signed roadbooks sections, etc


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  3. JayBo1

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    I'd be extremely happy to just see a shiny aluminium crate that I know has my bike inside it:ear.
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  5. Mad Cow

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    That's the trouble with t'interweb, you couldn't see my tongue in my cheek :D


    But then again, it's just like X-Raid throwing away the BMW X3 looky-likey bodywork on their space frame car, replacing it with Mini looky-likey bodywork and declaring it a Mini!....

    And didn't it actually start as a BMW X5?
  6. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Unicorn breeder

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    I saw this yesterday and immediately thought: 5 riders but only 3 motorhomes? - who's sleeping in the back of the van then?!

    Jx
  7. Mad Cow

    Mad Cow Dakar Addict!

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    Bit of a laugh when a huge car manufacturer has to buy Mercedes and Peugot because it doesn't make vans.....



    Oh hang on, what ever happened to the Honda Acty Camper :D


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    Any Pug2008DKR's at Le Harve, or are they checking out long haul Antanov rates? :D
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    Or are they still being built ?

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    escuchamente Let's Ride

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    It was 2007 and the only reason I bring it up is because I happened to be walking past the ceremonial ramp, between the art and maritime museums, when they rolled up and were introduced to the crowd before I headed back to Oeiras.
    That was a good trip.
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  12. troy safari carpente

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    The X3 CCR was a completely new space frame/chassis from the ground up, but an evolution of mayny things they learned from the X5... the X3 did use the same engine and transmission/diffs/drive line, all shoe horned into the slightly more compact X3 carbon fibre body shell.

    But the All 4 MINI's are (over simplified but in essence true) a rebodied version of the X3 CCR with a 110% enlarged carbon/kevlar facsimile of Mini countryman bodywork over the top. :D

    "Don't fly to me Argenteeeena..." :evil

    "... the truth is my paint's still wet through..." :lol3:rofl
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    Curious to see the HRC bikes looking somewhat less than finished. :scratch
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    It's going to be an interesting couple of days - with the cars and trucks effectively opening the same route the bikes will follow a day later, there could be a LOT of ruts to navigate, especially if it's wet...

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    Road section: 4,543kms
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    Could it be that at the end of the Dakar Rally the Road kms are superior to the Special kms? yes they will be.

    Come on, when you know that most racers are personally financed then half the racers' budget go toward waving at people through towns instead of being in the desert, we don't want the Dakar Rally to become the Dakar TT.

    The average cost of waving on a motorbike is about $13 per km.

    Knobbies are meant for dirt not road!
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  20. too old

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    From - http://www.redbull.com/en/motorspor...37469/nasser-al-attiyah-mini-dakar-rally-2015


    The weapon of choice for Al-Attiyah will be the MINI ALL4 Racing, run by the Qatar Rally Team. The car packs a 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine and four-wheel drive to help it tackle the South American desert dunes and mountain tracks.

    I could research, but the best research is here, probably with Troy :rofl - are all the Minis' running diesel, or just Nasser? :ear
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