Much work has gone into the 2013 Dakar bikes. The team did not enter the 2012 Dakar to provide maximum development and testing time before taking on the challenge for the second time.

Team rider Warren Strange raced his Dakar spec bike to second place in this year’s Australasian Safari and has covered many thousands of kilometres in testing this year.

The bikes have completely revised fuel delivery arrangements with new front and rear tanks designed by the team. All bikes will feature a new fairing design which provides the rider with an excellent view of the front wheel without sacrificing protection for themselves or the navigation gear. Airflow around the engines, radiators and tank plumbing remains excellent.

The 4 bikes were shipped to Lima by air freight to provide maximum time for final touches to fairing design and associated brackets for the navigation equipment. They’ll be stickered up by the team in the coming day.