Riding a Dakar Rally motorcycle

The Dakar Rally bike is an expensive (about 25,000 euros), specialized piece of machinery. What’s it like to ride one?

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Grim214 says:

we have 2 of these bikes at my work. i did t know they werent sold in the US but i saw another one at a husqy warehouse in murrieta

Albert Tran says:

More bike reviews like this please

infirmux says:

Nice piece. Everytime I hear the Baja1000 guys boast about long, hard race, I chuckle 🙂 Don’t get me wrong, Baja is fine.

Michael C says:

great vid

root says:

How is the handlebar navigational equipment expensive? I was expecting some LED multipoint touchscreen with anti-glare features or something advanced, but it’s a piece of paper and two monochrome gauges? I don’t see what you would need other than a GPS transponder and maybe a backup one, or require the riders to carry a satellite phone. There should be no reason the whole navi should cost more than a few hundred.

Scott Desmaretz says:

BITCHEN !!!!

sdq sdq says:

What happen to 1000 cc ?

Ed Wilson says:

You can add the KIT690 to an everyday KTM 690 Enduro to get almost the same bike but with more power for less money.

eric nordquist says:

those fuel tank/fairing kits cost about 2,000. total bill on a fully prepared dakar bike comes in at 70,000$ and that is without logistics and spare parts. I am glad to see honda motorcycles back in dakar these last few year. the honda CRF250L Rally is a dakar style street legal bike that tries to mimic the ability of a dakar bike at a low price point.

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