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Aprilia RXV 4.5 first Dakar victory

11 April, 2020
The Aprilia RXV 4.5 has just won its first 2010 Dakar stage, with rider Francisco Lopez on board. The whacky but cool bike is a new entry for Aprilia, with the change to 450 cc models making it competitive this…

Dakar 2010: Marc Coma wins stage nine

9 April, 2020
Over the shortened route for the Stage 9 of Dakar 2010, Marc Coma won the stage with his KTM. The stage was about 170 km long due to severe fog in some areas, and it also marks the last stage…

KTM 450 Rally video: 2011 Dakar coming

28 March, 2020
Here’s a preview look at the new KTM 450 Rally that will race at the 2011 Dakar rally with a line-up of impressive riders. While KTM got its nose a little out of joint over the new rules for the…

Aprilia RXV 4.5 Rally Dakar podium place

28 March, 2020
Dakar 2010 has concluded with Cyril Despres and his KTM taking out first place. Pal Ander Ullevalseter came second, also on a KTM, but what a success story for Aprilia! The RXV 4.5, ridden by Francisco Lopez, came in third…

Dakar 2009 Argentina-Chile – 14th and Final Stage

26 March, 2020
The 14th and last stage with a 227km special followed by 341km of liaison into Buenos Aires was won by Portugal’s Helder Rodrigues (KTM), in 1.52.37 and second place went to Norwegian rider Ullevalseter (KTM). The winner of the 2009…

New KTM 450 Rally and Cyril Despres: video

21 March, 2020
The KTM 450 Rally is KTM’s response to changes which initially threatened to stall its 10-year dominance of the Dakar rally. While Aprilia proved in the last edition that it knows how to build a competitive 450cc bike with its…