How’s this for a magazine cover? With the help of Yamaha Europe and Michelin, French mag L’Integral equipped 10-time Dakar winner Stephane Peterhansel with a 50th Anniversary R1 and sent him to the Sahara desert to grab these images on the huge sand dunes there. The only modifications necessary? A set of bar risers and a pair of race wets, the rear hand-cut to form paddles. And I thought I was tough riding a SuperTen off-road all weekend...

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