Originally Posted by italrally
Frans Verhoeven crashed 3 engines this year, the BMW engine is not made for long distance rallys !!!
It's not true! Last Year Pellicer win Africa Race (7000 km.) with BMW 450...
without any problem.
He was very happy about the bike which got max speed near 165 kmh...
(Pellicer directly told me this)
It was an amazing bike with a very good weight distribution.