Jean Jacques Loup on Barigo 560, and Jacques Berger on KTM 500
In 1985 two engineering students ENSM (School of mechanical engineering), Frédéric Rosset and Julian Eberhardt, they decide to make their internship with a project to participate in the Dakar. Supervised by Monsieur Barigo Patrick Barigault born new prototype with which to launch the challenge of the desert, the name leaves no doubt warlike intentions of two students: F1 Desert, precisely! The logo stands proudly on the windshield and the rear.
Two bikes from the highly developed technical innovations, but that which you don't know much, will be implemented on a Ducati Pantah (650CC and 750cc) and intuition to equip their bikes with v-twin that soon will mark the history of the competition, How were sighted the two drivers/students.
Despite little experience, Julien Eberhardt #46 behaves well until a fall that breaks the shoulder will put him out of the game, While Rosset #45 will reach Dakar, but out of.
A dejected Guy DREYFUS on her knees in front of her Barigo 600. End however the Dakar in 12th place overall.
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.