Monday, 27 June 2016

CONCEPT LAC ROSE - R 80 GS MEETS R NINET



Lac Rose was the last stage of the Paris-Dakar in the heady days of mid-80s rally-raids.
It is the French name of the rose-coloured Retba salt lake, located 35 km North East of Dakar and less than one mile from the Atlantic coast and was the last stage of the Paris-Dakar race in 1985.

Following the many challenging stages through the African desert, the event podium was located at the side of the lake, the winners received their awards amid the roars of enthusiastic fans. 


The BMW factory machines, modified by the company HPN, rode to victory three times in a row in the mid-80s with Gaston Rahier taking the third win in 1985 with start number 101.



Based on the R nineT , a contemporary BMW design produced specifically for customisation, this modern interpretation of the iconic rally bike is yet to be produced, but is attracting a good deal of interest from the style conscious and enthusiastic motorcycle fraternity.

Watch the bike being put through its paces here: 



You can find out more about the Concept Lac Rose here


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