2014 Dakar Rally KTM Video PreviewThe 35th edition of the Dakar Rally officially begins this Sunday, Jan. 5, and the KTM Factory Team is ready.Piloting the KTM 450 Rally machine at this year’s “toughest” race will be three-time Dakar winner Marc Coma, Ruben Faria and Francisco Lopez.
KMT says “The 2014 edition of the world’s most renowned rally is also new era for the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team who are well prepared to face the challenges of what organizers say will be one of the longest and most difficult to date.”This year’s Rally begins in Rosario, Argentina, Jan. 5 and ends in Valparaiso, Chile, Jan. 18. All together, riders will battle a total of 5,427 miles, with 3,249 of those timed specials. The riders will cover a wide variety of terrain in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile.Check out the video above for a preview of Red Bull Factory Team riders Coma, Faria and Lopez as they discuss expectations of 2014 Dakar.
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!