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Old 01-22-2013, 07:27 AM   #1
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2013 Dakar on a smoker!

Luis Belaustegui #150, a 48 year-old professor from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Living the Dakar Dream, campaigned and finished on a KTM 150XC 2-stroke!

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Motorcyclist Article: Another KTM Hero of the Dakar 2011 Riding a KTM 150 XC

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Old 01-22-2013, 08:19 AM   #2
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Wow, that is just phenomenal! Way to go luisbelaustegui! I have so many questions...

Wouldn't fuel consumption be an issue compared to a four stroke?

Does the 150 have enough power? (it obviously does, it finished!)

That is just awesome! I love hearing these success stories, especially when it's someone that clearly doesn't want to follow what the rest of the herd are doing. I'm not too far from UMKC, maybe I need to drop in an buy him a beer!
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:57 AM   #3
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Cool that he finished. How 'bout the guy on a bultaco!?! Too bad he withdrew, but still... wow.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:08 AM   #4
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That is fantastic!
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