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Claudio Towers Dakar 1985

Claudio Towers to the Paris Dakar 1985, come si legge dagli articoli di giornale dell’epoca la moto è MotoGuzzi di serie, by changing only the drain and reservoir for the occasion, made by Acerbis in aluminium. Claudio Towers sees Dim dream of reaching Dakar because its battery went to pieces and forced him to retire. Dobbiamo ricordare che in quell’occasione […]

HONDA NXR 750 Tamiya model François Charliat

After several articles devoted to road bikes or racing, This time we're back speaking of offroad extreme, because the protagonist is the Queen of this kind of races, i.e. the Paris-Dakar. Il modello preso in esame è la Honda NXR 750, African Marathon winner 1986 with Frenchman Cyril Neveu. The bike, […]

CARLOS MAS model of Dakar 1990

Tratto da un articolo di Motociclismo Sull’onda della Dakar molti appassionati di collezionismo si sono cimentati nella creazione di veri e propri prototipi che le grandi case di modellismo non avevano messo a catalogo. This XTZ 740 è nata dalla voglia di riprodurre e far rivivere in scala ridotta la sfida ai grandi spazi di […]

Gilera RC 600 Dakar 1991

Che la Gilera RC 600 It was a good bike Nobody doubted. The victory in the previous edition and eighth place overall (only sophisticated prototypes in front of him), constituted an excellent calling card for the Thumper Arcore. The Gilera and Medardo have gone beyond expectations with a performance very similar to that of the prototypes. […]

Dakar 86 – The diary of Aldo Winkler

After long preparations and emotions, a heck of a time stolen at work but it was not enough especially to work out the details on the bike. Departure for Paris arrival in Rouen and handling in the same city red tape of the race, momentum transfer at Versailles (that cold) a little episode when we left […]

A race so tough, requires a heavy toll

The Paris-Dakar race is not a feat of destruction», replied on 1986 Thierry Sabine who reminded him of the sad human toll paid to Dakar. A strip inaugurated by Patrice Dodin, fell off his Yamaha in the first edition: the French were going at the start of the fourth leg with the helmet fastened, When it fell and […]

Ténéré 4 cylinders for Dakar

A cold morning on the outskirts of Paris, a small cross off the beaten path, a pilot with the gaudy colors Sonauto, that warms the muscles ahead of Dakar, caracollando riding his Yamaha “XT 600 Ténéré”: all normal, You'll say. So it seems: But beneath the huge reservoir of “Ténéré” beats a heart that […]

Franco Gualdi Team Cagiva Dakar 1988

Do you have a minute to tell us your Dakar? I started as a fast assistance, I like Picard, our protected were Bacou and Dalia, to them it was the honor of carrying on of the Cagiva; at one point Dalia had his accident, Bacou instead was below expectations […]

Yamaha XTZ 850 R, The end (almost) of prototypes

In 1994 Yamaha decided not to participate in with the official team as opposed to the amendment to regulation that sanctioned the end of prototype category and not having time to prepare a bike to conquer decided not to participate in, first time since he started Paris-Dakar. Yamaha 1994 presents the new bike the XTZ 850 R. With […]