Originally Posted by JMo (& piglet)
Hi Amme - yes, in principle - as long as the engine capacity is 450cc or less (which it will be with the Rally Raid Products LC4-50 engine kit), then as the original 690 Rally was FIM homologated, then as long as it meets the engine restrictions for Dakar (which it will with the 449cc conversion), then they should allow it...
John is pressing ahead with a limited production run of the LC4-50 Piston/Crank/Rod kits, on the understanding that we will be able to race a 690 Enduro (also FIM homologated, in the 450+cc class) with the reduced capacity engine parts...
I cannot see why you cannot also do the same with a 690RR (this was very much the idea behind offering a conversion kit of parts) - although it would be best to ask the ASO competitors relations department directly for confirmation if it will also apply to other derivatives of the 690 - if they are FIM homologated, then there should be no reason why not.
Thanks for the feedback and yes it would be great if it could be confirmed by ASO otherwise I guess the potential sales will be limited, if confirmed I will purchase a couple of kit's once they are ready.