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Motorcycle Maniac: 2012 Yamaha Super Ténéré Impresses On And Off The Road

2012 Yamaha Super Ténéré

Yamaha released the 2012 Super Tenere in Europe long before the bike came stateside, but it made its American debut over the summer.

Honda Unveils Dakar Model And Rider, Johnny Campbell

Honda Unveils Dakar Model And Rider, Johnny Campbell

Honda Unveils Dakar Model – The CRF450 Rally Honda has unveiled its CRF450 Rally model at the 2012 International Motorcycle, Scooter and Bike Fair in Cologne, Germany. The new machine will compete in the motorcycle class in the 2013 Dakar Rally to be held next January. The CRF450 Rally, based on Honda’s commercial CRF450X enduro […]

Honda Returning To Dakar

Honda Returning To Dakar

After a 23-year absence, Honda has announced its return to the famous Dakar Rally.

Cyril Despres Wins Dakar

It was a back-and-forth race between Cyril Despres and Marc Coma, but in the end it was Despres who won the prestigious Dakar Rally for the fourth time in his career. Coma had the lead going into the next-to-the-last stage of the competion, but got lost while riding through sand dunes. That likely cost Coma […]

Yamaha Dominated Dakar Quad Class

For the second year in a row Yamaha dominated the Quad category of the Dakar rally, sweeping the final podium and claiming every stage of the 9000km trek through Argentina, Chile and Peru. Alejandro Patronelli defended his crown ahead of his brother Marcos and fellow Argentine Tomas Maffei. The winner headed the stage time sheets […]

Paulo Goncalves Hit With Six Hour Penalty After Controversial Move By Cyril Despres

Team Husqvarna’s hopes in the Dakar rally are all but over after the governing body behind the race handed out a massive penalty to one of its riders. Penalties are a pretty big part of Dakar, and even top riders like Marc Coma and Cyril Despres have been slapped with 15-minute violations during the race. […]

Cyril Despres Takes Day 11 At Dakar

Cyril Despres had another good day at the Dakar rally, beating his chief rival Marc Coma by more than two minutes and extending his lead in the race overall to nearly two-and-a-half. Despres and Marc Coma are the only two riders who really have a shot of winning at this point, and many of the […]

Joan Barreda Wins Dakar Stage 10

The Dakar rally is always exciting, but this year’s race has really been a back-and-forth between KTM riders Cyril Despres and Marc Coma. Thus, fans were excited to see a new stage winner emerge on the tenth day of racing, when Spaniard Husqvarna rider Joan Barreda beat both riders. Barreda won his first stage ever, […]

Cyril Despres Regains The Lead

Just one day after getting stuck in the mud and surrendering his lead at the Dakar Rally to rival Marc Coma, Cyril Despres was able to put in a strong ninth day of riding and regain the lead. Coma and Despres are far out in front of the rest of the pack in terms of […]

Cyril Despres Gets Stuck In Mud, Marc Coma Takes The Lead

The Dakar Rally is always entertaining due to its length and the fact that almost anything can happen. Eight days into the race, it’s been a duel at the top between Cyril Despres and Marc Coma. In the latest stage, Coma came out on top when Despres had a stroke of bad luck. Coma went […]