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Old 09-01-2010, 04:54 AM   #71
stteve
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Fretigne about BMW G450RR

Bert Duursma, co-developer of the 30 liter fueltank, was in Wonck (yes that is a place) and witnessed Fretigne and Vehoeven were training and testing.

Fretigne said: "The Beemer feels 20 kilo's lighter than my last Yamaha, more agile and easier to throw around on techical sections".

They both are now full-time preperation for the Dakar, doing at least 200 kms on the bike each day, but also cycling, fitness, cardio etc.

The Husqvarna crankcase is a factory part, used on the factory enduro bikes and now also in the Desert.
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