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Re: Warning: Dakar Porn within
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2013, 01:24:46 pm »
I thought a slightly smoked screen would look better, but...

What is Genius, and I really like the idea, is the headlight shining through the clear screen... or is there a hole cut out there?

If not, I don't know if that will light-up the "edge" of the screen to be an annoyance for the rider, but it must offer so much protection to the lighting systems...
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Re: 2014 CRF450 Rally video
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2013, 01:42:48 pm »
I love my CRF450X. .. but these beasts are in a different league.

Beautiful, now if only Honda SA can pull their fingers out their asses and bring in some spares / farkles for these bikes
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Re: Warning: Dakar Porn within
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2013, 03:16:41 pm »
Honda has always liked clear screens on their Dakar bikes!
 

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Re: Warning: Dakar Porn within
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2013, 03:29:49 pm »
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Re: Warning: Dakar Porn within
« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2013, 03:36:20 pm »
Marc Comas new ride
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Re: 2014 Dakar
« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2013, 03:37:39 pm »
Marc Comas new ride



Kurt Casselli's ride

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Re: 2014 Dakar
« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2013, 04:49:41 pm »
That's a lot less weight on the back of those KTM's. Much bigger front tanks. Interesting, they look like the Honda's that entered this year.

Here is what Marc Coma has said:

From Marc Coma's FB page

Ya en Marruecos para probar la nueva KTM 450 Rally. Impresionante!!!!!

Looking forward to this years Morrocco rally starting this weekend. All the big names (except for Cyril) are there. It will be like a mini Dakar.

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Re: 2014 Dakar
« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2013, 04:57:53 pm »
Wouldn't it be nice if the rally-style bikes were available on the shop floor, for a decent price. As a single seater and a pillion model.

Then we could all buy the 'best' DS bike and stop the debate - at least for a while  :thumleft:
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Re: 2014 Dakar
« Reply #28 on: October 09, 2013, 05:57:39 pm »
But you can....   >:D
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Re: Warning: Dakar Porn within
« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2013, 06:01:12 pm »
Marc Comas new ride
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Eish now were talking  :drif: :drif: :drif: :drif: :drif: :drif: :drif:
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Re: Warning: Dakar Porn within
« Reply #30 on: October 09, 2013, 06:03:10 pm »
I know each to there own.... but gawd that nose on the Honda is ugly...... it looks like a beak or something and I can't believe its very functional cause it will hardly stop any mud etc flying up into the wind to blow back into the riders face?  They should go with a low mudguard, or a more offroad looking one or even just a longer more functional one?. IMO only :)
The rest of the bike is farking awesome looking  :thumleft:
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Re: Warning: Dakar Porn within
« Reply #31 on: October 09, 2013, 06:18:35 pm »
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Re: Warning: Dakar Porn within
« Reply #32 on: October 09, 2013, 07:54:32 pm »
Marc Comas new ride
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Eish now were talking  :drif: :drif: :drif: :drif: :drif: :drif: :drif:

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Re: Warning: Dakar Porn within
« Reply #33 on: October 12, 2013, 07:27:39 pm »
More pics of the new Honda here.



This is one very, very sleek and neat design in my opinion.
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Re: Warning: Dakar Porn within
« Reply #34 on: October 12, 2013, 07:41:57 pm »
More pics of the new Honda here.



This is one very, very sleek and neat design in my opinion.
+1 even taking into account the bike this design is based on is just about ten years old !
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Re: 2014 Dakar
« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2013, 10:36:11 am »
Wouldn't it be nice if the rally-style bikes were available on the shop floor, for a decent price. As a single seater and a pillion model.

Then we could all buy the 'best' DS bike and stop the debate - at least for a while  :thumleft:


That won't work. People will still differ on what is the 'best' D/S bike, and for all the same reasons.
Many will want more than 450cc's, some will want smaller.
Some will say that a fully equipped rally bike is too heavy for either enduro use, or their own particular mix of tar/ gravel/ commuting/ fun weekends/whatever.
They will debate about how to mount the top box and panniers.
Dinosaurs like me - okay, I'm probably the only one - will bleat that there's far too much unnecessary complexity.
It will definitely be too high maintenance for some, who will expect 15000km service intervals and 150,000 engine life.
And the debate goes on.........
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Honda's 2014 Dakar CRF Rally bike
« Reply #36 on: October 14, 2013, 06:43:22 pm »
Hey all hope it hasnt been posted already, if so just ignore.

HRC is getting serious about this whole rally thing. After testing the waters last season, Big Red is ramping up a serious bid for the 2014 Dakar Rally. Already announcing its 2014 team of Helder Rodrigues, Sam Sunderland, Javier Pizzolito, Paulo Goncalves, and Joan Barreda, HRC debuted its new machine, the 2014 Honda CRF450 Rally, to the press.
Judging from the response the bike got in our comments section, we are betting a few marriages might be on the rocks because of this beauty, but that isn’t stopping us from posting some more photos of the Honda CRF450 Rally, and this time the come courtesy of Metzler tires.
Debuting the German tire company’s new unobtainium KAROO Extreme prototype tires, Honda and its riders are hoping Metzler will help make the difference in the Dakar, and will help HRC give KTM and Yamaha a race for their money, come January 5th in Argentina.

Article + pics at:
http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/moar-photos-2014-honda-crf450-rally/#more-48353

We’re having dirty thoughts here at Asphalt & Rubber, mostly as we drool over HRC’s new Dakar challenger, the 2014 Honda CRF450 Rally. Based off the Honda CRF450X enduro, HRC says that its new Honda CRF450 Rally race bike has an improved engine output, aerodynamic performance, durability, and maintenance requirements. We just think it looks like awesome in two-wheel form.
The Honda CRF450 Rally factory race bike will be the work horse for the Team HRC rally team, as it aims to unseat KTM from its Dakar Rally thrown in a few months. With zie Austrians debuting an all-new KTM 450 Rally race bike of their own, and Yamaha Racing now benefitting from the talents of Cyril Despres, HRC might have its work cutout for it. Until then, we’ll just spend some alone time with this video.

The actual article with pics:
http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2014-honda-crf450-rally-video/#more-48300
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Re: Honda's 2014 Dakar CRF X
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