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Old 01-27-2006, 10:17 PM   #1
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greetings from Wa state
 
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Rothmans Honda Dakar

Rothmans Honda Dakar at the Van BC bike show, got me wood.
sorry, forgot my camera.
anyone else have the brains to bring one?
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Old 01-27-2006, 10:21 PM   #2
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Old 01-27-2006, 10:34 PM   #3
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thats it down to the suede seat, rear tank. maybe a little more flogged.

hhmmm if I made a distraction, maybe I coyld sneak it out......
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Old 01-27-2006, 10:50 PM   #4
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Ah Feck, how did I miss that. Didn't have my camera with me anyway.
Did you talk to the guy with the F650GS that's been travelling for a couple of years, very cool guy .

www.renedian.com is his website.
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Old 01-27-2006, 10:59 PM   #5
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Old 01-29-2006, 08:56 AM   #6
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AT marathon

any one ever seen one for sale? i've got one and am trying to figure out what it's worth.
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Old 01-31-2006, 03:10 PM   #7
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Err.... next to it is the RW&B XLV750R... anyone know the History of that bike #95?

Just asking as I had one and have never seen one in race livery before.
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Old 01-31-2006, 03:36 PM   #8
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Mate, you cant have one !!!, it's a factory Honda NXR750 prototype Dakar racer, they made about 20 and apart from 3-4 in Honda museums around the world they were all crushed.

it's not an XLV / transalp/ Africa Twin

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Err.... next to it is the RW&B XLV750R... anyone know the History of that bike #95?

Just asking as I had one and have never seen one in race livery before.
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Old 02-01-2006, 12:05 AM   #9
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mine is not the NSR prototype but the other one pictured here, a 650 factory marathon in Rothmans colors.
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Old 02-01-2006, 06:50 AM   #10
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mine is not the NSR prototype but the other one pictured here, a 650 factory marathon in Rothmans colors.
Are you sure it isn't a production Africa Twin with a marathon kit added on ( and a rothmans paint job)

I think you could buy a marathon kit for the production bikes in the late 1980's, like the rallye kit you can buy for the Yamaha wr450 now.
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Old 02-03-2006, 01:46 AM   #11
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Yes I'm sure. If i get some time, i will put together a list of the differences beginning with the serial numbers.

Someone forwarded me this ad for one at 12K euros.
http://www.moto.it/usato/usato03.asp?EID=683690
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Old 02-03-2006, 02:32 AM   #12
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Thats a 650 marathon.

Honda sold some 650's in 88-89 and some 750's in 90-91 for the production marathon class in the Dakar. they were basically a standard bike with rear tanks, a bigger main tank and a few other bits and bobs for the rally, the engine was standard. you could buy a bike ready fitted with all the gear or you could buy the kit and fit it yourself. occasiaonally a kit comes up for sale in europs

Im sure for the right person they are worth quite a lot as not many were sold and are something special, I'd kill to get my hands on one of the bikes or a kit.

650 marathon




750 marathon


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Old 02-03-2006, 02:41 AM   #13
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Another couple of Africa Twin marathon photos, I think it's a 650



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Old 02-03-2006, 02:44 AM   #14
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Info about the Africa twin marathons at,

http://www.cyber-moto.com/africatwin/xrv-marathon.htm


Info about the NXR750 at, http://www.cyber-moto.com/africatwin/nxr.htm
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Old 02-04-2006, 02:00 AM   #15
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Funny to see those pictures. I also have a Cagiva Marathon just like the red bike next to the AT in two of the above shots. Now THAT is a fantastic bike and its easy to understand why they won many races from 1990 on. But since this is a Honda thread, i will say that i love the beastly looks of the AT Marathon.

There is a listing (in French) of the major changes from stock on the website you mentioned. What the site doesn't mention is that the bike is built with more attention to detail; for example, all the welds are better than on normal ATs. It says the marathon is almost identical to the stock bike but this is an inaccurate statement; one study of the list of changes can convince you otherwise. All Marathon bikes regardless of marque need to be loosely based on thier stock factory counterparts.

The early factory Marathons have a serial number beginning with a "6" instead of a "5" as per on the stock bikes. This is followed by multiple zeros and the number marathon, up to 50 or however many one believes were produced.

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