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Old 07-25-2013, 07:50 AM   #71
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Originally Posted by SafariBerg View Post
"cheapish" options do exist
  • KTM450RR rent from Chile based team 11,500 euro
  • full mechanical assistance 15,000 euro
  • ASO entry 14,800 euro
  • return air ticket $4,000 AUD
  • tyres & consumables ~ $10,000 AUD
  • contingency ~ $ 5,000 AUD
so about $63-65k AUD for the basement budget option

the malle motos guys do it for about $50k AUD but have a 80% dnf rate for first timers

flog off a certain 2nd hand 450RR to some guy and you have almost 50% of the budget already

Manuel Lucchese did it for about 5,000 euro of his own money..................begged, borrowed and bummed the rest for both 2012 and 2013 Dakar's
Hmmm. Back to school for you mate. Your sums add up to AU$78k (based on 0.694 exchange rate today) - pretty much exactly where I was at with my "around $80k". The prices you quote are the exact option I'm looking at going with. Love to know how to get it to $63-$65k AUD you're making it - I almost have that.

PS: I'm not into "dnf"ing so Malle Moto is for a future challenge.
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