Originally Posted by Desert Matt
Jenny, this is a great concept, and if it proves itself reliable, could see huge numbers on the start podium in future years. Good luck. I wish you all all the best in the project. If you bring the road show down under to the safari, I'll be watching closely.
Hi Matt! - thank you for the vote of confidence!
To be honest, the 450cc conversion is not really designed to be a commercial venture as such - I'm sure Rally Raid will sell a lot more 690 hi-comp pistons they they ever will 450cc conversion kits!
However, as I mention in reply to Ned's comments above, what the 450cc kit does now offer is a serious option for those riders who would like to enter Malle Moto in Dakar (or any other 450cc event) without the almost universal requirement to take a spare engine with you, or to even have to change the oil more than once or twice in an event!