The 2010 edition of the world’s toughest rally, Dakar, will see Team Giofil’s riders – Paolo Ceci, Gerard Farres, Francisco Lopez and Alex Zanotti – competing on the barely revealed Aprilia MXV 450 Africa.
This is the latest version of the bike that brought the team the last two consecutive Rally of the Pharoahs wins (in 2008 and 2009) and third place overall in 2009.
Although based on the standard MXV 4.5 model, the four competition bikes that Aprilia will supply Team Giofil with are all powered by a seriously modified engine and strengthened chassis, the bodywork and navigation equipment being actually the least stressful part when preparing any bike for 16 days of hell on earth.
Teams will be setting off on January 1 and surrender weapons on January 17, 2010.
This year’s ‘Old Indians Never, Ever Die’ vintage motorcycle rally held in Pebbleshire, Scotland between 24th and 26th of July gathered no less than 400 vintage Indians, which is very impressive to see on the old continent.
Proud of their achievement (and this was just the second time they got together the impressive number of Indian motorcycles and owners), the organizers will release a 1 hour long documentary about it. Meanwhile, you can enjoy the trailer.
The famous and notorious Paris-Dakar is known for its very long and tough rally, with motorcycle riders taking the brunt of its toughness. Accidents, even many fatalities, exhaustion and bandits/terrorists have been plaguing the race since its inception.
Gilles Martineau, later assisted by René Metge, planned for two years to produce a real adventure race: a rally from St. Petersburg, Russia to Beijing, China. A race covering 10,000 kilometers in 17 days. Bad roads, deserts, mountains and (...) > Full story
Are all of you HOGS prepared for the Tucker County incursion this weekend? You’d better be as Harley Davidson motorcycle enthusiasts from across the United States plan to get together at Canaan Valley Resort for the 2008 West Virginia State Harley Owners Group Rally.
Attracted by two previous experiences from the Davis resort, riders will surely be there in the greatest number. As Troy Cardwell - Canaan Valley general manager- says, riders enjoy the scenery and the country roads.
Group members will start arriving on Wednesday. They’ll partake in a 300-mile round trip “Raw Hide” ride on Thursday and another, shorter, ride on Friday that will be followed by a dinner hosted by the Tucker County Convention & Visitors Bureau and Tucker County Rotary. Field events and a bike show are planned for Saturday.
One of the greatest motorcycle events of the summer, the Harley Owners Group Rally is a must for everybody who wants to stay true to its statute of member.
Two BMW-riding Dutchmen have won the third edition of the Heroes Legend classic off-road rally from Paris to Dakar. Riding for the Bert Duursma Motoren dealership team, Jos Bourgondien and Harrie Jacobi beat all challengers to win this tough ’rallye-raid’ event that started on 8 March under the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and finished just last weekend at the Lac Rose in Dakar, Senegal.
Organised by former BMW factory rider and two-times Paris-Dakar Rally winner Hubert Auriol, the aim of the (...) > Full story
Take the week off and ride to the ultimate motorcycling destination in the U.S. — after your trek across the mystical desert, cruise along the cool ocean air on Pacific Coast Highway in Southern California and camp alongside the Pacific Ocean and stars in prestigious old-world Malibu, CA. From the foot of camp, snake up into the Mountains via the legendary Mulholland Drive, and visit infamous places like the Rock Store, and see many historical locations such as the actual filming location (...) > Full story
People buy a GS motorcycle for lots of different reasons, but riders of BMW Motorrad’s legendary enduro all share a common desire to travel further ’off the beaten track’ and to experience more unusual and interesting places than ’ordinary’ riders. And when it comes to long-distance, rough terrain and serious adventure travel, then no other motorcycle comes close to matching the ability of the all-conquering boxer twin.
All these facts have been recognized by BMW France, which is (...) > Full story
The countdown has already started for the third Heroes Legend classic off-road rally that begins in France on 8 March. More than 150 competitors so far have entered this popular rally-raid that starts under the Eiffel Tower in Paris and follows a route to the Lac Rose in Dakar, via France, Spain, Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal.
The event mainly follows the course of the legendary Paris Dakar Rally and is organised by three-times winner Hubert Auriol, who won what many consider to be the (...) > Full story
Pak Mail Centers of America, Inc. (Pak Mail) has been named the Official Shipping Solutions Provider for the 2008 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Pak Mail will serve as the official packing and shipping resource for rally attendees and vendors at the 2008 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. As the rally continues to grow, hosting more than 850 vendors and an estimated 500,000 participants from all 50 states and various countries around the world, the need for on-site convenient and professional packing and (...) > Full story
On April 23, the City Council voted unanimously to define the start and finish of the rally after hearing from Charlie St. Clair, the executive director of the Laconia Motorcycle Week Association, that in 2008, June 1 falls on a Sunday, which means that the first weekend of the month does not constitute a full June weekend and due to a calendar irregularity, Bike Week 2008 would not end on Father’s Day as has been customary.
To hold the rally on the second and third weekends of June next (...) > Full story