KTM-495-Dakar-Francru-1981-FE43-03

KTM 495 Fenwick 1981

About the history of this KTM Fenwick Dakar has said it all. In 1981 the KTM importer importer “Royal Motor” prepares and signs up four KTM 495 the Paris Dakar.
These bikes, originally intended for motocross, have proven to be very effective, even though the technology didn't favour us consumption and its 2 strokes, forcing them to huge tanks to increase the autonomy.
Was given to pilots Gilles Francru (#25), Yann Cadoret (# 26) , Elijah Andreoletti (#27) and Philippe Augier (# 28).
One KTM concluded the race, that of Gilles Francru who finished in an excellent final position 5a.