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Dakar bike technology
« on: January 04, 2015, 10:12:06 pm »
Amazing how the way you carry 30L plus of fuel has evolved. Gone are the days of just plonking a big tank on your bike. See how integrated and distrubuted the fuel cells have become.
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Re: Dakar bike technology
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2015, 10:30:06 pm »
Can't find what tyres Coma is running...130 or 140 Michelin but Deserts only in a 140...
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Re: Dakar bike technology
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2015, 11:09:30 pm »
Hard to tell but the KTM still seems to have a bit of a big'ish front tank?
I love how little of the tank is visible on the WR450 and it seems that the bulk of its tank sits close to the centre of the bike, which should reduce the impact on handling as the fuel levels drop.

But all this matters very little with Coma as a pilot.
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Re: Dakar bike technology
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2015, 08:33:48 am »
I see Yamaha is running the YZ for their Dakar bike, was fooled by the frame that looks almost the same as the 2015 WR unit.
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Re: Dakar bike technology
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2015, 08:40:34 am »
For 2015 the KTM is a full 450 RR bike, the previous bikes used 690 frames and a race developed version of the 450 enduro engine, this years bike was built by the racing division, same guy's who build the motoGP bikes. From the ground up it was developed and built as a ralley bike and not a hybrid.
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Re: Dakar bike technology
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2015, 10:04:54 am »
I see Yamaha is running the YZ for their Dakar bike, was fooled by the frame that looks almost the same as the 2015 WR unit.
I see, must also have a WR gearbox then.
Amazing how things have changed, notice the massive distance between the top of the forks and the bars on the 660:
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Re: Dakar bike technology
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2015, 10:47:38 am »
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Re: Dakar bike technology
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2015, 11:01:02 am »
Is it just me or does the KTM look quite raked out compare to the others??
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Re: Dakar bike technology
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2015, 11:43:19 am »
Is it just me or does the KTM look quite raked out compare to the others??
Think it is that nose. Despres Yammie from last year is still the best looking  :drif:
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Re: Dakar bike technology
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2015, 05:36:08 pm »
I also note with the lower riding stance the nav towers seem to be extending/jutting much further forward as well. They also appear to be getting larger in scale as road books etc seem to get larger?

Also note the tendency toward lighter more pared down front fairings, clear screens and some separated from the minimal fairings - nice look.
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Re: Dakar bike technology
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2015, 07:26:40 pm »
At this rate of change they're gonna end up with Rallye lite builds ..........................
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Re: Dakar bike technology
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2015, 07:55:43 pm »

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Re: Dakar bike technology
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2015, 01:27:32 pm »
...and a Rekluse clutch??