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Yamaha Factory Racing: 2014 Dakar News Stage 6

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Yamaha Riders Back on Track on Day Six of Dakar The sixth stage of the 2014 Dakar proved to be a turn of fortune for the Yamaha Factory Racing riders after a difficult couple of stages. Frenchman Michael Metge impressed with his best ever stage finish, closing down the leaders over the stage on his […]

Yamaha Factory Racing: 2014 Dakar News Stage 3

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Yamaha Riders Impress on First Dakar Marathon Stage The first of the 2014 Dakar Rally Marathon stages saw Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cyril Despres make up valuable time today with an impressive ride on his Yamaha YZ450F machine to close the gap to the front. The five-time Dakar winner’s experience and race craft saw him make […]

Yamaha Factory Racing: 2014 Dakar News Stage 2

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The second day of the 2014 Dakar Rally proved to be a challenging one for Yamaha’s Dakar riders in Argentina as they tackled Stage 2, San Luis to San Rafael. The day’s riding included some of the fastest sections of the rally and the competitors first taste of sand dunes. Yamaha Factory Racing rider Cyril […]

Yamaha Factory Racing News: 2014 Dakar Rally Stage 1

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Cyril Despres Takes Third in Argentina as Dakar 2014 Begins The long winter wait is finally over as the 2014 Dakar Rally got underway today in South America. Defending champion Cyril Despres took third place on the first special stage of the rally, coming in 1 min 40 secs behind the lead on his first […]

Yamaha Heads To France For Le Mans

Yamaha Heads To France For Le Mans

Yamaha Factory Racing heads to France this week for the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France at the historic Le Mans circuit on Sunday, 19th May. The classic French track has a history littered with the victories of both Yamaha riders, Jorge Lorenzo can claim three premier class wins and one 250cc GP victory whilst […]

KTM Extends Contract With Kurt Caselli For Dakar And SCORE/Baja

Kurt Caselli 2013 Factory KTM Team

KTM Motorsports is excited to announce the extension of Factory rider Kurt Caselli’s contract to race the Dakar Rally and SCORE/Baja events through year 2016. Caselli, who has been a member of the KTM Factory team for the past 11 seasons, is excited to stay with his orange family for an additional three years while […]

Factory FMF/KTM Team Extends Partnership With Super B

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The Factory FMF/KTM Racing Team is excited to announce the extension of its partnership with Super B for the 2013 racing season. Super B introduced a revolutionary new battery type, specifically designed for motorcycles, that replaces the existing lead/acid battery with a lithium-ion technology. The Super B battery offers many advantages over conventional batteries including, […]

Americans Put In Strong Showing At Dakar Rally

Americans Put In Strong Showing At Dakar Rally

Cyril Despres won his fifth Dakar Rally over the weekend, solidifying his stance as one of the premiere marathon racers of his generation. Despite the Frenchman’s overall dominance, several Americans were able to separate themselves from the pack and make some waves in the long-distance competition. Kurt Caselli made his mark in the seventh stage […]

Yamaha Counts Down To Adventure For The 2013 Dakar Rally

Frans Verhoeven 2013 Dakar Rally - Yamaha Netherlands

As the New Year begins, so does Yamaha’s first racing challenge of 2013. Having spent 21 days at sea crossing the Atlantic and passing through the Panama Canal, the Yamaha Netherlands Verhoeven Team’s Yamaha YZ450F four-stroke based machine and support equipment for Dutch rider Frans Verhoeven has arrived in South America and is undergoing technical […]

KTM Looks Ahead To The Dakar Rally

KTM Looks Ahead To The Dakar Rally

One of the world’s most exciting outdoor races will kick off January 5 when the Dakar Rally begins in South America.