New Dakar Bike: Hero MotoCorp has recently released a teaser for the new rally bike
New Dakar Bike: Hero MotoSports, the motorsport arm of Hero MotoCorp, has recently released a teaser for the new rally bike that will be participating in the 2018 Dakar Rally. The teaser reveals the outline of this new bike, which was developed by Speedbrain, Hero MotoCorp partner. From what we hear, the new Hero Dakar bicycle will have 450 cc engine which makes around 54 bhp. The teaser shows the part of the bike and you can make out that the front-end is a bit different, with new headlamps. The bike’s end and the seat too sees few changes as well. The Dakar Rally anticipate the bicycle to be prepared for a wide range of punishment and is particularly tough.
The bicycle will be fully kitted out for Dakar and some of the equipment comprises a navigation tower, street book or tulip graph holder, three water reservoirs and two fuel tanks (main and auxiliary). These are just a few of the features that a very long distance rally bicycle has. The Dakar Rally is perhaps the most grueling rally-raid event in the world, with over 9,000 kilometers to be covered under the severest of weather and extreme terrain.
The Hero Dakar Rally bikes that are new will be piloted by the CS Santosh and Portugal’s Joaquim Rodrigues, who is also called J-Rod of India. At the position and 10th, Santosh completed at the 2017 Dakar. Interestingly, it was Dakar outing. The hero is the 2018 version, with both riders completing the Dakar Rally. Additionally, bikes make things interesting.