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BMW GS 1000 Dakar 1984

And’ the 1984 and the BMW is the bike to beat, strong also the victory of Auriol in the previous year! The same applies also in Germany, never change a winning bike. The engine is the classic 1050 CC. from 80 HP, dry weight 173 kg, maximum speed 180 kmh.

The Starter is electric, and it's a nice convenience on a bison like. The tank, designed to lower the center of gravity and improve handling, has a capacity of approximately 56 Lt (!) portando the bike fully loaded in almost 230 kg!!

Further innovation for those times, the development in collaboration with Michelin, a mixed cushion-air Chamber (a kind of inflatable mousse) that allows you to use the very low tire pressure.

On this bike is experienced for the first time rolling road book Double roller for classical with sheets “to lose” in vogue at that time, with significant benefits in the event that the pilot wanted to check old notes in case of loss of the track.
As predicted, the GS hits, upon arrival in Dakar, first Gaston Rahier according to Hubert Auriol.

Rafferty 1984

Husqvarna WR 500 1984

Not much is known about this Husqvarna 500 2 time of 1984 that was driven by Bernard Rigoni #6 and by Gilles Desheulles #5, except that the base was the WR enduro with adapted the obvious superstructures for competition in the desert. Worthy of note the colossal tank well mix 70 liters!! Desheulles did not arrive in Dakar while Raghava was ranked 28imo.

Barigo 1984

The French Barigo to Dakar 1984

The Barigo is a project that takes its name from its Builder, French Patrick Barigault, and it was a little’ the surprise of the Edition ' 82, coming in third place with Gregoire Verhaeghe, and in the version that shows up at the Paris Dakar 1984 It appears further improved thanks to the fundamental contribution of sponsorship of Pacific de Ricard.

The engine is the Rotax ' 83 of 560 cubic centimeters that equipped the KTM, with a power of 48 CavalLi a 7500 rounds fed by a carburettor Bing diameters 40 mm. The engine, very powerful, showed some tendency to heat, why it is preferred to adopt a supplementary radiator, placed on the front of the bike. Electronic ignition, but there is also a big alternator from 180 Watts to produce the energy needed for lighting.

The fork is also in this case a Marzocchi 42 mm with a rush of 300 mm. The rear suspension is no longer with monoammortizza-Aore as primitive version, but is given by a pair of shock absorbers Ohlins. In this way, you create more space for the tank and the air filter. Tank capacity, built in kevlar, to have an element resistant and at the same time very light, is of 38 liters. Always for maximum lightness, the manufacturer has made the frame using steel 25 CD 45, very light but equally resistant.

The brakes are front disc Brembo from 230 mm and a rear drum 160 mm, the tires are Michelin Desert 3.00×21 the front end, 5.00×17 the latter.

The two Barigo GRS 560 by VERHAEGHE and GORONESKOUL will not reach the finish line.