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  • 01-13-2004, 07:38 AM
    Ed

    There was a typ 953 as well. Predated the 959

    and had 4wd. Jacky Ickx drove one of them.
  • 01-13-2004, 07:36 AM
    Ed

    No, but Eurosport covers it every night...

  • 01-03-2004, 04:14 PM
    Lee

    Porsche used to run 959s in the early 1980s.

    Many manufacturers explored and developped in this rallye. Honda built twin cylinder engines with driveshaft (like a good old Honda Shadow) with big travel suspensions. Then they sold those bikes to the public. BMW's own RG was developped from the Paris-Dakar too. In Europe, they have a lot of big bore off-road bikes equipped with bigger tanks, side and top cases. Going to work becomes a rallye evry morning.
  • 01-02-2004, 11:55 AM
    pmiranda

    Coverage on Speed starts tomorrow night!

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  • 12-30-2003, 11:37 PM
    BMWPower3

    yeah but less than half usually finish

    Mark

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  • 12-30-2003, 03:22 PM
    Scott-M

    over 460 entrants... Wow



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  • 12-26-2003, 07:28 PM
    Lee

    I started watching it 25 years ago when...

    ...privateers had chances to win a podium. Back then, people could add a larger fuel tank, bring some tools and a few spare tires around their neck (no kidding) and hope to touch ther finish line. One such rider, a French motorcycle journalist whose name I forgot but worked for Moto Journal, did just that. A soft gaz tank across his road going BMW which he modified by raising the suspension (there was no off-road Bimmers at that time), a few spare tires across his chest and here he went. It lasted only a year or two, until the big sponsors and car/bike makers poured their big money. Then civil war hit in Mauritania. They started shooting at contestants, a few died. It has been a long time since I watched that race, maybe the most sensationnal of all times...

    Just like a Canonball Run on hyper steroids.
  • 12-26-2003, 03:11 PM
    BMWPower3

    id have to do it on a bike

    they say there is no other way than doing the dakar than on a motorcylcle riding solo. Id love to do that, someday perhaps...Mark

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  • 12-26-2003, 12:11 AM
    BMWPower3

    long race this year

    Mark

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  • 12-24-2003, 01:10 AM
    steve.tenney

    An amazing undertaking...

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  • 12-23-2003, 08:45 PM
    pmiranda

    Will be. Definitely worth watching!

    Seeing the amazing scenery in the middle stages was just jaw-dropping. I think I'd like to try it someday, assuming I have the fundings and fitness required, of course!
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  • 12-23-2003, 05:30 PM
    steve.tenney

    2 X5's and 2 Touareg's no Cayenne's

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  • 12-23-2003, 12:16 PM
    mvf4s

    x5 ran last year. i hope to see a cayenne.

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  • 12-22-2003, 05:13 PM
    mbmz3

    The 25 Years? It was great can\'t wait till Jan

    when Speed will run same day coverage.

    Good Luck McRae, I'll miss you in Monte!!!

    maryb
  • 12-21-2003, 11:39 PM
    BMWPower3

    Anyone watching Paris Dakar on speeD?

    will BMW be running their bikes again this year or will it be a KTM and Honda show?Mark

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