August 8, 2022

Three weeks, 20 bikes, and an entire lot of landmass to cowl.

Bespoke Rallies is providing the expertise of a lifetime with their 2022 Dakar Enduro Rally, set to start February 28, 2022.

The phrases ‘Dakar Rally’ include an enormous following…and never a little bit threat. To not be confused with the unique  (a blistering 6,200-mile endurance rally based in 1977, with a motorcycle class put in in 1979), Bespoke’s rally is extra of a tour-style expertise open to the lots. 

It’s going to even be the primary rally to take care of as a lot of the unique Dakar route attainable, provided that 2008 noticed the unique rally route canceled attributable to safety threats from Mauritania

Voted because the world’s most iconic enduro occasion, the Dakar Rally, or “The Dakar,” had many routes pre-2008 – probably the most well-known being the 9,500 miles run in 1986 from Paris, France, to Dakar, Senegal. At the moment, Bespoke Rallies plans a really related route, with a place to begin within the hills of Britain and a end line in Dakar. 

It’s sufficient to get any moto head to nerd out – and who wouldn’t with giants just like the Yamaha Tenere & Honda Africa Twin owing their start to this monument of moto and auto historical past.

CYRIL NEVEU, winner of the 1979 first Motorbike Dakar Rally, on a Yamaha

At current, the official Dakar Rally is held nearly solely in Saudi Arabia, with no much less threat to the rivals – and their wallets.

Bespoke has commented that the Dakar Enduro Rally will likely be extra laid-back than its predecessor.

“Bespoke Rallies’ Dakar Enduro Rally takes its inspiration from this iconic endurance occasion, however at an altogether extra manageable tempo…we will likely be working within the wheel tracks of the unique occasion wherever attainable, utilizing a number of the most interesting roads of the basic route whereas avoiding the dune bashing of the extra excessive sections.”

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Mud down and equipment up for the journey of the 12 months, gents.

And convey some deodorant – you’re going to want it.