Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register

Author Topic: Dakar 2018  (Read 45058 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Panne

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 1090 Adventure R
    Location: Limpopo
  • Posts: 2,093
  • Thanked: 4 times
    • View Profile
Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #840 on: January 12, 2018, 03:52:00 pm »

Pain was on the provisional ASO Elite Riders list. I don't think an elite rider should be allowed in MM, or what?

Hell no! Most winners of Malle Moto are anyway good enough to ride a factory ride.  They just have other lives and don't race for a living.

Fair enough. And if such a rider has had a number of factory rides in the past?
"Daar is honde wat maar net hoef te knor. Dit is dié wat reeds tevore gewys het dat hulle kan byt." - C.J. Langenhoven
 

Offline Panne

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 1090 Adventure R
    Location: Limpopo
  • Posts: 2,093
  • Thanked: 4 times
    • View Profile
Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #841 on: January 12, 2018, 03:56:33 pm »
If only at least the frame was left orange Lyndon's is white! The huskies seem to run a very similar frame, does anyone know if it is perhaps the same?

The Huskies are essentially identical (Husqvarna belongs to KTM)
"Daar is honde wat maar net hoef te knor. Dit is dié wat reeds tevore gewys het dat hulle kan byt." - C.J. Langenhoven
 

Offline m0lt3n

  • Ervare noob
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 1190 Adventure
    Location: Northern Cape
  • Posts: 3,961
  • Thanked: 34 times
    • View Profile
Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #842 on: January 12, 2018, 04:11:01 pm »
If only at least the frame was left orange Lyndon's is white! The huskies seem to run a very similar frame, does anyone know if it is perhaps the same?

The Huskies are essentially identical (Husqvarna belongs to KTM)

on the 500 cc's the frames are different on the new models it seems, so possibly for the 450cc as well
Dooie visse gaan saam met die stroom...
 

Offline gser

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R80GS
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 2,330
  • Thanked: 8 times
  • Gelukkig nog nie hard GeSloeg nie
    • View Profile
Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #843 on: January 12, 2018, 04:12:39 pm »
Yeah sure looks like "Legend" does anybody know what makes u a legend?

Don't know.  Maybe this?

Pain was on the provisional ASO Elite Riders list. I don't think an elite rider should be allowed in MM, or what?
Legend = Malle Moto
 

Offline m0lt3n

  • Ervare noob
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 1190 Adventure
    Location: Northern Cape
  • Posts: 3,961
  • Thanked: 34 times
    • View Profile
Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #844 on: January 12, 2018, 04:15:52 pm »
where do you guys see Pain so much?

I don't understand the question. He is the leader of the Malle Moto class - right on the top of those rankings you asked for. And he is former factory rider - it's not that usual that one of the factory riders will come back to slum it in MM. Yet he did, and I for one agree that it is good to see how a rider who was used to full service of support team will do on their own.

I understand that, I meant there is comments on how meticulous he is and how smooth he is on his bike. I havent seen him on the Youtube clips at all. Dont even know what he looks like
Dooie visse gaan saam met die stroom...
 

Offline BiG DoM

  • A Grahamstown Greyhound!
  • Bachelor Dog
  • *****
  • Bike: BMW R1200GS HP2
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 15,648
  • Thanked: 76 times
  • License Plates: GSpot EC and HUSKY EC
    • View Profile
Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #845 on: January 12, 2018, 04:20:41 pm »
Why is Olivier Pain racing MM this year? (there is a joke in that somewhere)

He said in an interview that it being the 40th edition, he wanted to go back to the "roots" so to speak.

OR

ASO wants a Frenchman to win Malle Moto >:D

Or Motul wants to ensure a certain Yorkshireman doesn't win their class on a Motorex sponsored bike....

 :thumleft:

Pain was on the provisional ASO Elite Riders list. I don't think an elite rider should be allowed in MM, or what?

Or what?? The MM riders are all elite riders in my book. Much harder than the softcock factory riders un-original race  :imaposer:
"Love is the feeling you get when you like something as much as your motorcycle" - Hunter S. Thompson

Scoots: BMW R1200GS HP2E  Husqvarna TE610E  BMW G450X  KTM 250 XCW BMW R100S YAMAHA BWS  BETA REV 3

 :ricky:
 
The following users thanked this post: billy-joe

Offline BiG DoM

  • A Grahamstown Greyhound!
  • Bachelor Dog
  • *****
  • Bike: BMW R1200GS HP2
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 15,648
  • Thanked: 76 times
  • License Plates: GSpot EC and HUSKY EC
    • View Profile
Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #846 on: January 12, 2018, 04:27:18 pm »


Legend hanging around the press area!  :thumleft:



Darryl Curtis is very involved with Dakar on the logistics side supplying tracking support.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2018, 04:29:09 pm by BiG DoM »
"Love is the feeling you get when you like something as much as your motorcycle" - Hunter S. Thompson

Scoots: BMW R1200GS HP2E  Husqvarna TE610E  BMW G450X  KTM 250 XCW BMW R100S YAMAHA BWS  BETA REV 3

 :ricky:
 

Offline Panne

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 1090 Adventure R
    Location: Limpopo
  • Posts: 2,093
  • Thanked: 4 times
    • View Profile
Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #847 on: January 12, 2018, 04:45:52 pm »
Darryl Curtis is very involved with Dakar on the logistics side supplying tracking support.

He's also KTM's PR manager for the rally, according to one of the episodes of Dakar Daily on RedBull TV. Unless the subtitle was incorrect. Can't remember which episode, so I'll watch them all again. :biggrin:
"Daar is honde wat maar net hoef te knor. Dit is dié wat reeds tevore gewys het dat hulle kan byt." - C.J. Langenhoven
 

Offline big oil

  • R&P No posting
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 1290 Super Adventure
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 1,275
  • Thanked: 95 times
    • View Profile
Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #848 on: January 12, 2018, 05:02:29 pm »
I could not find a Saffer in the top 40, is this true or am I blind?

I found 4 Americans in the top 40 in bike class  :pot:
 

Offline 2StrokeDan

Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #849 on: January 12, 2018, 05:35:12 pm »
I could not find a Saffer in the top 40, is this true or am I blind?

I found 4 Americans in the top 40 in bike class  :pot:

On Harleys? :pot:
 

Offline big oil

  • R&P No posting
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 1290 Super Adventure
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 1,275
  • Thanked: 95 times
    • View Profile
Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #850 on: January 12, 2018, 06:10:07 pm »
I could not find a Saffer in the top 40, is this true or am I blind?

I found 4 Americans in the top 40 in bike class  :pot:

On Harleys? :pot:

Lol, I hope not!!
 

Offline sidetrack

  • Forum Whore
  • ****
  • Bike: Honda CRF-250 Rally
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 9,937
  • Thanked: 68 times
  • Beware the 250 roost !
    • View Profile
Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #851 on: January 12, 2018, 09:04:47 pm »
Stephane Peterhansel :

While the relentless sand dune stages have resulted in a high rate of early attrition, Peterhansel reckons it's been a personally satisfying beginning to the 2018 event.

He says it's been the toughest he's seen since the relocation to South America in 2009, and that for the first time time the event is reminiscent of the old days through Africa.

"Probably this is the hardest Dakar since we were in South America," he said, "especially because the dunes were very soft and really complicated.

"And there was no transition day; we started and it was dunes, dunes, dunes, dunes, dunes – five days, and every day it was a bit more complicated. [On Wednesday] it was crazy.

"For me, I like these conditions. I remember the old Dakar in Africa. I like the spirit of Dakar like that. For me it's reminds me of the spirit of it in Africa, so it's really good.
Little by little, one travels far

J.R.R Tolkien
Ride reports :
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=134175.0 Penge's pass and the Old Forest http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=9421.0 - Orange Atlantic adventure http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=7514.0 - 805 km day trip http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=20260.0 - East Cape Bash http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=70199.0 - Two KTM thumpers head north
 

Offline Sláinte Mhaith

  • Forum Whore
  • ****
  • Bike: Husaberg (all models)
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 9,898
  • Thanked: 56 times
    • View Profile
Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #852 on: January 12, 2018, 09:11:18 pm »
where do you guys see Pain so much?

I don't understand the question. He is the leader of the Malle Moto class - right on the top of those rankings you asked for. And he is former factory rider - it's not that usual that one of the factory riders will come back to slum it in MM. Yet he did, and I for one agree that it is good to see how a rider who was used to full service of support team will do on their own.

I understand that, I meant there is comments on how meticulous he is and how smooth he is on his bike. I havent seen him on the Youtube clips at all. Dont even know what he looks like

Rynet posted a video link. Compare that with the videos from Poskitt.
Also seen some of him in other videos.
 
The following users thanked this post: m0lt3n

Offline JK

  • Plakkies rides like a
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 1090 Adventure R
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 2,736
  • Thanked: 7 times
    • View Profile
Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #853 on: January 12, 2018, 10:14:57 pm »
Dakar legends have done a certain amount of previous Dakars. I think it's 10

Hi Kamanya yes did some checking and it seems the magic no is 10. But some of those on some riders did not complete. So it looks like it is not bent on 10 completed but 10 enterred
When u are on tar u are lost  !
 

Offline goonrider

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: NER-A-CAR
    Location: Kwazulu Natal
  • Posts: 698
    • View Profile
Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #854 on: January 12, 2018, 10:49:23 pm »
Does anyone have info on what Poskitt uses on his hands, beneath  the gloves? Looks like just loose cloth, but surely that will result in blisters as it moves inside the glove?
Keep it on one wheel

KTM300, Triumph Tiger 955i, XR650R, DR650SE, RM250, DT175, Blaster 200
 

Offline armpump

Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #855 on: January 13, 2018, 05:52:24 am »
Like this
 

Offline SteveD

  • Forum Whore
  • ****
  • Bike: BMW G650 X-challenge
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 5,740
  • Thanked: 9 times
    • View Profile
Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #856 on: January 13, 2018, 06:52:29 am »
 

Offline SteveD

  • Forum Whore
  • ****
  • Bike: BMW G650 X-challenge
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 5,740
  • Thanked: 9 times
    • View Profile
Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #857 on: January 13, 2018, 07:01:51 am »




 

Offline SteveD

  • Forum Whore
  • ****
  • Bike: BMW G650 X-challenge
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 5,740
  • Thanked: 9 times
    • View Profile
Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #858 on: January 13, 2018, 07:34:22 am »
From Gerry via FB:

For each and every one of you: 

I have no idea how to thank you all. This is no longer a journey of mine, but a journey that we all seem to be sharing and experiencing.  I’ve been in tears more times today than I think I’ve ever been in a single day. I read some of your messages, and it just blows my mind!

With friends and family like you, I can achieve anything! 

Most amazingly, I typed this while I was sitting at our team truck, and the song playing in the race truck while I typed this message : “We’ve come a long way” From the Fast and the Furious!


 

Offline SteveD

  • Forum Whore
  • ****
  • Bike: BMW G650 X-challenge
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 5,740
  • Thanked: 9 times
    • View Profile
Re: Dakar 2018
« Reply #859 on: January 13, 2018, 11:12:31 am »
Picked this up,on ADV:
In 2011 this guy finished Dakar on a XR250 Tornado  :o







I like mad people. I wonder how the hell he got through the dunes?