Tag: Dakar Rally
Yamaha Factory Racing heads to France this week for the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France at the historic Le Mans circuit on Sunday, 19th May. The classic French track has a history littered with the victories of both Yamaha riders, Jorge Lorenzo can claim three premier class wins and one 250cc GP victory whilst [...]
KTM Motorsports is excited to announce the extension of Factory rider Kurt Caselli’s contract to race the Dakar Rally and SCORE/Baja events through year 2016. Caselli, who has been a member of the KTM Factory team for the past 11 seasons, is excited to stay with his orange family for an additional three years while [...]
The Factory FMF/KTM Racing Team is excited to announce the extension of its partnership with Super B for the 2013 racing season. Super B introduced a revolutionary new battery type, specifically designed for motorcycles, that replaces the existing lead/acid battery with a lithium-ion technology. The Super B battery offers many advantages over conventional batteries including, [...]
Cyril Despres won his fifth Dakar Rally over the weekend, solidifying his stance as one of the premiere marathon racers of his generation. Despite the Frenchman’s overall dominance, several Americans were able to separate themselves from the pack and make some waves in the long-distance competition. Kurt Caselli made his mark in the seventh stage [...]
As the New Year begins, so does Yamaha’s first racing challenge of 2013. Having spent 21 days at sea crossing the Atlantic and passing through the Panama Canal, the Yamaha Netherlands Verhoeven Team’s Yamaha YZ450F four-stroke based machine and support equipment for Dutch rider Frans Verhoeven has arrived in South America and is undergoing technical [...]
One of the world’s most exciting outdoor races will kick off January 5 when the Dakar Rally begins in South America.
Yamaha released the 2012 Super Tenere in Europe long before the bike came stateside, but it made its American debut over the summer.
Honda Unveils Dakar Model – The CRF450 Rally Honda has unveiled its CRF450 Rally model at the 2012 International Motorcycle, Scooter and Bike Fair in Cologne, Germany. The new machine will compete in the motorcycle class in the 2013 Dakar Rally to be held next January. The CRF450 Rally, based on Honda’s commercial CRF450X enduro [...]
After a 23-year absence, Honda has announced its return to the famous Dakar Rally.
It was a back-and-forth race between Cyril Despres and Marc Coma, but in the end it was Despres who won the prestigious Dakar Rally for the fourth time in his career. Coma had the lead going into the next-to-the-last stage of the competion, but got lost while riding through sand dunes. That likely cost Coma [...]