Dakar Rally

Dakar Rally

  • NEW BIKES: MV Agusta’s LIMITED edition LXP Orioli Dakar-inspired adventure bike

    NEW BIKES: MV Agusta’s LIMITED edition LXP Orioli Dakar-inspired adventure bike

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    If you think adventure bikes have become too popular and common for their own good, then meet the year’s most exclusive – and expensive – knobbly-shod all-rounder: the MV Agusta LXP Orioli. Costing an estimated €30,000 and limited to just 500 units worldwide, the bike is both a tribute to four-time Dakar Rally winner Edi…

  • Concept: Yamaha Tenere 700 Raid

    Concept: Yamaha Tenere 700 Raid

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    Yamaha has unveiled an even more aggressive off-road concept built from the bones of its popular Ténéré 700 – and it’s just the beginning. The Ténéré 700 has been a big hit for the Japanese factory since its eventual release few years ago. It’s been praised for its rewarding ride, competitive price and off-road focus.…

  • Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team Aiming High At 2022 Dakar Rally

    Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team Aiming High At 2022 Dakar Rally

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    Following on from a highly rewarding season of racing in the 2021 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship, the Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team is now ready to take on the 2022 Dakar Rally. With all three riders, Adrien Van Beveren, Ross Branch, and Andrew Short confident and approaching the event with a strong focus on…

  • Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team Ready For 2021 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship Final

    Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team Ready For 2021 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship Final

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    The Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team are putting the final touches to their preparations ahead of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, and are ready for the final round of the 2021 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship. With all riders feeling confident and knowing the significance of the race as the final competitive outing ahead of…

  • KTM’s latest 450 Rally Replica. The closest YOU can get to a factory Dakar racer.

    KTM’s latest 450 Rally Replica. The closest YOU can get to a factory Dakar racer.

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    It’s that time of the year again. KTM’s launching its new limited edition 450 Rally Replica for 2021. Taking lessons learned from its rally raid exploits over the past year, KTM’s made some big improvements for 2021. Its fiery 450cc engine is mated to a brand-new gearbox and revised shift mechanism. The gear ratios are…

  • Yamaha reveals DAKAR-inspired Ténéré 700 Rally. And it’ll set YOU back £10,447.

    Yamaha reveals DAKAR-inspired Ténéré 700 Rally. And it’ll set YOU back £10,447.

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    Paying tribute to Yamaha’s ’80s Dakar racers, the Japanese factory has just revealed a new tricked out Rally Edition of its Ténéré 700. And it’s about as cool as it gets. Yamaha’s Ténéré 700 has won the hearts and minds of off-road loving adventure motorcyclists the world over since its launch last year. And now…

  • Honda’s CB650R Rally CUSTOM – inspired by HRC’s Dakar RACERS

    Honda’s CB650R Rally CUSTOM – inspired by HRC’s Dakar RACERS

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    Check this out! Portuguese dealer Honda Wingmotor has created a custom Honda CB650R inspired by HRC’s Dakar Rally bikes. Manufacturer-backed customisation competitions are brilliant. Dealers are given donor bikes and given complete freedom to build something a bit special. That’s what Honda Wingmotor from Portugal has done for the Honda Garage Dreams contest – in…

  • Dakar Rally 2021: NEW route and rules confirmed

    Dakar Rally 2021: NEW route and rules confirmed

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    Dakar Rally organisers have just released next year’s route map and a revised set of rules for 2021. Taking place in Saudi Arabia for the second year, the famous rally event will run from January 3 – 15 2021. Starting and finishing in Jeddah, the new route traverses the desert before heading along the coastline…

  • Dakar Rally plans to make racing SAFER. Speed restrictions and mandatory airbags.

    Dakar Rally plans to make racing SAFER. Speed restrictions and mandatory airbags.

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    The Dakar Rally has revealed that it’s preparing to make changes to make the tough off-road race safer in 2021. In addition to a number of serious accidents, this year’s Dakar Rally resulted in the death of Paulo Gonçalves and Edwin Straver. And to work out how to make the racing safer, the organisers have…

  • FIRST RIDE: KTM’s 390 Adventure – a 2020 motorcycle for the masses, no matter what you want to do.

    FIRST RIDE: KTM’s 390 Adventure – a 2020 motorcycle for the masses, no matter what you want to do.

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    We’ve got the first ride on the small Adventure. Insiders say the Austrians had been coaxing their friends in Pune, India to make a small-capacity ADV, something that tied in with all their Dakar wins, but partners at Bajaj weren’t sold on the idea. The one thing you cannot accuse Bajaj of is not having…

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