Entries by ferro

Franco Peak on the monos at the Dakar 1989

With Franco Picco, it is a must to talk about 750 Yamaha. "I tried a twin-cylinder in Japan a long time ago; certainly has a lot more power, On the mono side, however, they play the reliability and safety. Our single-cylinder in any case is very evolved; has liquid cooling, five valves, it's now super reliable. Le modifiche di […]

Protar BMW 1000 Dakar 1985

Celebrating the world's most famous race, we then thought to retrace the history of this race, looking at the times when arriving on the shores of Lake Dakar was already a feat and the podium was reserved for a select few. Searching among the proposals offered by the world of modeling, la scelta è […]

The “Bavarian rat” of 1985

Text by Nicholas Bertaccini Dakar, the one with a capital w, is full of legends and stories. Some are short stories by "fishers", magnified, enriched and made legendary by word of mouth and since. Stories we've come to love and we hold as true. Other tales, generally those most incredible, real are also in […]

CAGIVA Edi Orioli Dakar model 1990

The African racing season offers us an opportunity to deal with scale models of motorcycle made for the great raid and made famous by companies of various Rahier, Neveu, Lara, Peterhansel and Orioli. Were prototypes developed around the concept of enduro bike, but refined to such an extent as to be considered true […]

Dakar 1997: Peterhansel is from another planet

It was an issue still marred by bereavement: Jean-Pierre Leduc dies (is the 33rd victim from 1979) the 5 January, the second day of competition at a special very hard. The French rider, 45 years, a wife and a son, He fell into a deep pit at km 247 the special and its […]

Edi Orioli, the strategist

The curiosity of the unknown has blood running in Rivulets, given the choices made in his long racing career. But what emerges from the list, long, He has participated in competitions and achievements, is the strategic capability. Without whose talent may not even succeed. Of experience it has to sell: in total he […]

Ermanno Ban preparation for the Dakar 1989

The preparation of my Yamaha in my usual basement 3×4 meters. Whenever I try a test, to bring out my Yamaha had to disassemble all the tanks and put them back! The front wheel and the fork I was kindly lent by my girlfriend who had a Suzuki 125 RM. To operate the trip of Yamaha TT it was necessary to modify a deferral of […]

The 16 Italian heroes to Dakar 1990

No one would dream of calling them Blues, Why after twenty days of competition much blues are no longer. They tend rather to light brown, covered with mud and sand far beyond the limits of the imagination. Though they arrived too in Dakar, Maybe with some risk in less of the officers, but a lot of, so much effort in more. Are our […]

Irish adventure to Dakar 1998

There will always be those who argue that the real Dakar rally took place on the African continent. They are right, Since this was, after all, the original concept – the love of founder Thierry Sabine for the Saharan region and motorsport, gathered together in one spectacular event. And while African rallies have never been days of innocence, those […]