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 BIKEHondaMODELCRF450 RALLYENGINETypeLiquid cooled single cylinder DOHCCapacity449.4 ccBore x stroke97.0 x 60.8 mmStarterElectric starterCarburationFuel InjectionLubricantMotul 300VTransmission6 speedOutputOver 45 kWFRAMETypeAluminium twin tubeSub-frameCarbon fibreFuel tankFront + rear (pastic)Total fuel capacity33,7 litresFront forkShowa. Type invert, ø51, travel 310 mmRear suspensionShowa. Ø50 single tube, travel 315 mmBRAKESFrontø300 2 potRearø240 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 Here is the team getting ready at the Honda Institute in Barcelona.