THE BIKES

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Feature -

The Merzouga has two classes for bikes: Rally and En­duro. The Rally bikes are ex­actly like those you see at Dakar but the En­duro class is de­signed to make the race ac­ces­si­ble. The En­duro ma­chines must be reg­u­lar pro­duc­tion bikes and keep as close as pos­si­ble to the orig­i­nal de­sign, so no chang­ing of the mud­guards, seat, frame, swingarm or en­gine. The only changes that are al­lowed in­clude a plas­tic fuel tank, ex­haust, footrests and a road book holder. You could buy a bike that’s a few years old and get it ready to rally for £6000, which is a far cry from the £30,000 for a full rally bike.

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