Motorcycle Types Adventure / Dual-Sport 2014 Dakar Stage 4 Motorcycles | Video Review

2014 Dakar Stage 4 Motorcycles | Video Review

Dakar 2014 Video Review of Stage Four

The fourth day of the 2014 Dakar Rally took the motorcycle field nearly 350 miles with a 219-mile special, and a 130-mile liaison.

The riders battled sandy conditions from San Juan to Chilecito in Argentina in the second part of the “marathon” stage, which means the riders had no help from mechanics.

Taking his first-ever stage win was Marc Coma’s former waterboy, Juan Pedrero. The Samsung Sherco rider finished the stage just ahead of Red Bull KTM’s Francisco “Chaleco” Lopez and teammate Marc Coma, a three-time Dakar winner.

As for five-time Dakar winner Cyril Despres, the reigning champion stopped over seven miles from the finish, and ended up dropping from second to sixth overall in the rankings; the Red Bull Yamaha rider now trails overall leader Joan Barreda (HRC Honda) by 41 minutes after four of 13 stages.

Attached above is the video review of Stage Four from Dakar’s official race channel.

For a review of stage four, including full motorcycle results, click here.

Team HRC Honda's Joan Barreda
Team HRC Honda’s Joan Barreda

 

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS and 650 LT Buyer’s Guide: Specs & Price

2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS and Versys 650 LT Based on the long-running Kawasaki Ninja 650, the 2020 Versys 650 ABS and Versys 650 LT...

Honda Recalls 2019 CRF450L Due to Horn Bracket Defect

Honda has recalled 4,348 of its 2019 CRF450L motorcycles due to a possible horn-bracket defect.

Spidi Evotourer Leather Motorcycle Jacket Review: Vintage Beauty

Spidi Evotourer Leather Motorcycle Jacket Test The Spidi Evotourer leather jacket is a beautiful piece of kit with a vintage sportbike look. The leather has...

2020 Honda CB300R Buyer’s Guide: Specs & Prices

2020 Honda CB300R The smallest member of Honda’s Neo-Sports Café family returns, and this year ABS is standard. The 2020 Honda CB300R remains a fantastic...

Harley-Davidson Unplugs Production & Delivery of LiveWire

Due to a "non-standard condition," Harley-Davidson has stopped all production and deliveries of its first electric motorcycle, the LiveWire.

2020 Kawasaki Vulcan S, Vulcan S ABS, and Vulcan S Cafe Buyer’s Guide: Specs...

2020 Kawasaki Vulcan S, Vulcan S ABS, and Vulcan S Cafe Buyer's Guide The 2020 Kawasaki Vulcan S is available in three flavors this year—the...