Dakar rally on 125cc bike? Can it be done?

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As if the Dakar rally was not hard enough. How about doing it on a Husqvarna TE 125 Rally?

Sylvain Espinasse from the Auvergne region of France has taken on a mammoth challenge by competing in the Dakar 2016 on a Husqvarna TE 125 Rally. The rally itself is one of the toughest competitions in the world for any rider, but not satisfied with this challenge the determined Frenchman has decided to ride it on a 125cc two-stroke bike.

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To make the bike more suitable for the Dakar, the 46 year-old Espinasse has added a protective fairing and additional tanks with 27.5 litre capacity. There is also an additional tank of reserve oil mixture.

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Espinasse, who runs his own company building wooden houses when he’s not on a dirt bike, is no stranger to the Dakar. He has competed in the rally in 2012 and 2014 and knows the demands of it very well. We certainly wish him well in his attempt to complete the route that takes on some of the most demanding terrain in Argentina and Bolivia before the final day of riding on 16th January 2016.

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If you want to keep an eye on how the fella does in his attempt, you can follow Sylvain’s own updates on his facebook page.

 

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