Fully-fueled, a KTM 450 Rally, the fastest bike in the Dakar, weighs 465lbs. You really don’t want to have to lift 465lbs out of foot-deep, thick mud, do you? Especially not with a camera helicopter blowing hurricane-force sand in your … Continued
Dakar: most epic motorcycle race on Earth. Dakar: too big, too wild and too much for even its organizers to cover effectively. A list of names next to a list of times does little to capture the sheer magnitude of … Continued
Traversing a wash, the front wheel of American Quinn Cody’s CRF450 appears to catch an obstacle, launching him into an endo at high speed. Reports from the hospital indicate a broken collar bone and some unspecified injuries to his head, … Continued
Want to race the Dakar? First, you’re going to have to get fit. Two weeks and 5,000km of all-day off-roading isn’t for fatties. Here, three-time winner Cyril Despres takes you inside his gym routine. Time for a New Year’s resolution?
These images come to us from Copiapo, Chile where Francisco Lopez is performing some final testing ahead of the 2012 Dakar aboard his Aprilia RXV450 Tuareg. Lopez finished the grueling 5,000km rally in 4th last year and 3rd in 2010. … Continued
Cyril Despres, Marc Coma, Juan Pedrero and Ruben Faria are pictured here carrying out final tests of the KTM 450 Rally ahead of the 2012 Dakar. The bikes are now packed up and winging their way to Argentina. This year’s … Continued
Despite the new 450cc capacity limit and running all-new bikes (the KTM 450 Rally) Marc Coma and Cyril Despres gave KTM a one, two, marking the Austrian manufacturer’s 10th consecutive rally win. But the Dakar isn’t just about KTM picking … Continued