Bikes Team HRC Head To South America for the Dakar 2015

Discussion in 'Motorcycles & ATV' started by Ichiban, Wednesday 24th Dec, 2014.

  1. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I have been a big fan of the Dakar and January marks a brand new year for motor sport and what a way to kick off. This year is a make it or break it for Team HRC they have a good rider line up Team HRC riders of Joan Barreda, Paulo Goncalves, Helder Rodrigues, Jeremias Israel and Laia Sanz.

    Here wishing then all the luck and hope the counter the desert and beat KTM.

    The Bike

    eam HRC returns to the Dakar Rally with a renewed Rally bike based in the 2014 bike. In 2013, the participation of Team HRC with the prototype based on commercial competition enduro model, generated valuable information on key areas such as engine power, aerodynamic performance, durability and maintenance requirements, which was used as a basis for the design of new CRF450 RALLY. For 2015, the Rally bike update their last version with some new technologic additions, maintaining the fuel injection system PGM-FI which has proven effective even under severe environmental conditions and highly variable as exist in Dakar.
    Machine Specs



    BIKEHonda
    MODELCRF450 RALLY
    ENGINE
    TypeLiquid cooled single cylinder DOHC
    Capacity449.4 cc
    Bore x stroke97.0 x 60.8 mm
    StarterElectric starter
    CarburationFuel Injection
    LubricantMotul 300V
    Transmission6 speed
    OutputOver 45 kW
    FRAME
    TypeAluminium twin tube
    Sub-frameCarbon fibre
    Fuel tankFront + rear (pastic)
    Total fuel capacity33,7 litres
    Front forkShowa. Type invert, ø51, travel 310 mm
    Rear suspensionShowa. Ø50 single tube, travel 315 mm
    BRAKES
    Frontø300 2 pot
    Rearø240 1 pot

    Get behind them chaps if they win we can see the New Africa Twin in HRC colours.. TV times for Dakar are as follows dakar - Consumer Site

    56276_CRF4501. 56275_CRF450. 56278_CRF4503. 56277_CRF4502. 56274_2015.

    Here is the team getting ready at the Honda Institute in Barcelona.
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    HRC cordially invites HK to the launch, anyone fancy a trip to South America? LOL
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  3. steve4536 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    There's a chap called Mark Thatcher who would probably like to take part in this. I know he's had 4 wheel experience in this kind of rally. :Fear:
     
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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    But his mum won't be PM to bail him out this time. LOL
     
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  6. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Update time 7 stages comp;ete and Honda Rally team are in just in the lead

    1 BARREDA JoanSPATeam HRCHonda25:40'48
    2 COMA MarcSPAKTM Red Bull Rally FactoryKTM+ 6'28
    3 GONCALVES PauloPORTeam HRCHonda+ 10'59
    4 QUINTANILLA PabloCHIKTMKTM+ 25'16
    5 PRICE TobyAUSKTM AUS Rally FactoryKTM+ 29'20
    6 RODRIGUES HelderPORTeam HRCHonda+ 33'56
    7 FARIA RubenPORKTM Red Bull Rally FactoryKTM+ 40'23
    8 SVITKO StefanSLOSlovnaft TeamKTM+ 40'55
    9 DUCLOS AlainFRASherco Rally FactorySherco+ 50'31
    10 CASTEU DavidFRATeam CasteuKTM+ 1:16'52
    Really good progress the raid is half way though with another week still to go so its wide open.

    Some pictures from stage 6
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