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Inspiration Friday: New World Adventures

Inspiration Friday: New World Adventures

Don’t restrict your challenges. Problem your limits! Welcome to our enormous Inspiration Friday: New World Adventures week #231 of rider inspiration. Ever wished to journey in Morocco? Greece? Turkey? Tunisia? France? Wales? How a couple of Multi-Stage Desert Problem? Distant Rally? 2000 Mile Rally-Raid Journey or Excessive Desert Occasion? Now we have the the place, when, how and why lined up for you!

As a rider myself, I used to be lucky sufficient to lease an journey bike (Honda Transalp XL650) and journey in Greece. From the Aegean Sea to the Mediterranean Sea and received to see historical cities, Roman ruins, a little bit desert and benefit from the completely wonderful contemporary and native Greek meals of the world. Would I do it once more? Completely, 101%.

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Yamaha launches the Ténéré Spirit Expertise for 2023

 The final word Rally Raid Journey for each Ténéré proprietor!

Launched in 2019, the Yamaha Ténéré 700 has opened up an thrilling new world of freedom and journey for over 40,000 European riders. With its excessive torque CP2 engine, agile dealing with and severe lengthy vary capabilities over just about any terrain, the Ténéré 700 is probably the most versatile bike ever produced by Yamaha.

Constructed with the identical rugged DNA as the unique Yamaha XT bikes that gained the very first Dakar Rally – and went on to problem for the rostrum on the earth’s hardest occasion for over 40 years – the Ténéré unleashes a rider’s spirit of journey and permits everybody to find what’s past the subsequent horizon.

In addition to being the definitive journey bike for riders searching for a light-weight around the world machine, the Ténéré has proved its excellent Rally efficiency in 2022 with Ténéré World Raid Group’s legendary rider Alessandro Botturi successful the Tunisia Desert Problem. Teammate Pol Tarrès made off-road historical past by taking his Yamaha Ténéré 700 additional than another 2-cylinder machine on the Erzberg Rodeo.

By bringing collectively the worlds of Touring, Rally and Enduro like no different machine, the Ténéré is undoubtedly probably the most excellent Journey mannequin ever constructed by Yamaha.  Now we stand earlier than a brand new horizon, bringing prospects nearer to the true which means of the phrase Ténéré and coming inside a really brief attain of precise Rally Racing. Yamaha has created an entire new immersive Ténéré Spirit Expertise that opens up much more potentialities for Ténéré Riders with the identical starvation for extra journey and our dedication to Riders for Well being.


New Ténéré Spirit Expertise for 2023

Yamaha is completely dedicated to making sure that each rider is given the prospect to get pleasure from their Ténéré to the total in a various vary of driving conditions. For 2023 Yamaha is introducing the unique new Ténéré Spirit Expertise through which Ténéré house owners can be a part of a number of the world’s most well-known Rally Raid occasions, with the official Yamaha World Raid Group.

A complete of 20 Yamaha prospects and their bikes shall be transported to their chosen Rally Raid the place they may observe each the precise route and a parallel path to the race opponents and dwell alongside the race staff within the bivouac every night. For a lot of riders this shall be a as soon as in a lifetime expertise that can dwell of their recollections eternally, and for others it could ignite a want to compete in Rally Raid sooner or later.

Run by former Enduro champion and Dakar Racing Group supervisor Marc Bourgeois by means of his firm MBSM on behalf of Yamaha, the Ténéré Spirit Expertise is open to Yamaha Ténéré house owners who need to take their journey driving to a different degree and get an actual style of Rally Raid however with out the extraordinary stress of competitors whereas additionally with the ability to expertise the sweetness the landscapes present.


Whole package deal from begin to end

Ténéré Spirit Expertise is a complete 360 levels package deal that’s designed to cowl each facet of the preparation, flights, bike transportation and each facet of participation within the buyer’s chosen Rally Raid. Earlier than the occasion every rider can select to attend a Ténéré Expertise Centre* in the event that they need to get tuition on their driving or navigation expertise, and MBSM will deal with every part else from begin to end – together with day by day pre-event briefings, logistics, technical help, GPS tracker fitment, breakfast, dinner and tenting.

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Appropriate for normal Ténéré fashions

Clients shall be driving their very own machine on the Ténéré Spirit Expertise occasions, however they don’t want to fret about making too many modifications. MBSM technicians will equip each bike with particular wheels and tyres in addition to navigation gear previous to the journey – and in some circumstances the participant’s Ténéré can even be required to be fitted with an additional gas tank for particular occasions.


Be part of the Ténéré World Raid Group at 4 legendary occasions for 2023

The staff of Marc Bourgois (MBSM) will take cost of each the Racing organisation and the Buyer program underneath the umbrella of the Ténéré World Raid Group. Permitting for seamless integration of true racing spirit and buyer expertise.

The 2023 Ténéré Spirit Expertise consists of 4 of probably the most well-known Rally Raid occasions, beginning with the Morocco Desert Problem in April, adopted by the Hellas Rally in Could. After the summer season break the TSE and TWRT proceed with Transanatolia in September and conclude with the Tunisia Desert Problem in October.

Ténéré Spirit Expertise riders shall be sharing the bivouac with Ténéré World Raid Group riders Alessandro Botturi and Pol Tarrès who shall be competing at chosen occasions – and there can even be further prime degree visitor riders becoming a member of numerous races.


*MBSM Ténéré Centres in France and Morocco, plus the YORE Ténéré Expertise in Wales

With quite a lot of MBSM Ténéré Centre places in France and Morocco, plus the YORE Ténéré Expertise in Wales, riders can take further off-road coaching in addition to develop their navigation expertise. MBSM can have two Ténéré Centres positioned in France and Morocco. Different international locations in Europe even have comparable buildings, contact your native distributors for more information.


Enroll and dwell an unforgettable journey immersed within the coronary heart of an official rally-raid staff on the handlebars of a Ténéré 700. Be part of an epic raid by means of the lengthy stretches of the African desert or on the Anatolian mountain tracks, share your expertise with a close-knit staff.

Due to the historic relationship of our groups with the producer Yamaha , we’re capable of give you a top-of-the-range help service on legendary rally-raid races.

The Morocco Desert Problem is a rally-raid organized underneath the Excessive Patronage of His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco and formally organized with the visas of the FRMSA and the FRMM, the Moroccan Auto and Bike Federations.

Nation: Morocco
Date: from April 21 to 30, 2023
Place of departure: Agadir (Morocco)
Place of arrival: Merzouga (Morocco)
Variety of levels: 8
Variety of km: 2600 Using
degree: Newbie

8 Phases of the MDC 2023
Morocco Desert Problem actually is what it guarantees to be: an actual problem within the Moroccan desert. The route will however be utterly completely different: new roadbooks, new bivouacs and eight new levels

Yamaha and MDC present one other first
In 2022, our Tunisia Desert Problem acquired some further consideration: the Yamaha World Raid bike was formally introduced to the general public. Manufacturing facility riders Alessandro Botturi and Pol Tarres have been allowed to point out within the Tunisian dunes what this rally-raid oriented model of the Yamaha Ténéré 700 is able to. And with success: Alessandro Botturi instantly secured the victory.

Yamaha now continues with a brand new mission underneath the title “Yamaha Ténére Spirit Expertise”, through which they goal to make rally-raid accessible to a wider viewers. The model stated goodbye to the Dakar after 25 years, however not the rally-raid self-discipline. Yamaha needs this to present T7 house owners an opportunity to essentially get a style of rally-raid in an unforgettable approach, accessible and with a excessive journey issue. And we on the Morocco Desert Problem are going to assist them do exactly that.

Particular course for Yamaha
Within the subsequent MDC we are going to subsequently, along with and on the request of Yamaha Europe, present a primary. For the primary time within the historical past of the MDC we are going to open the “Raid class” to bikes. (Till now, this class was solely open to vehicles.) Sporting Director Jean-Claude Kaket is making them a personalized course. On this approach, we would like riders to get a style of the rally-raid expertise with out instantly feeling the stress of competitors.

20 riders absolutely supported by Yamaha
Andréa Peterhansel, spouse of Mr. Dakar Stephane Peterhansel, would be the face of the Yamaha Ténére Spirit Expertise, and along with Marc Bourgeois, the previous supervisor of the Monster Power Yamaha Rally staff, will lead the staff throughout the Morocco Desert Problem. Drivers Alessandro Botturi and Pol Tarres even have just one purpose this time: to win once more. In addition to them, at least 20 riders with a Yamaha Ténéré can expertise the rally. They themselves will journey their very own (or rented) T7 bikes within the raid class and can have the total help of mechanics from the manufacturing unit staff. The massive blue village contained in the bivouac will definitely stand out.

Yamaha is providing a complete package deal with this Expertise that covers each facet of rally participation, from preparation to bike transport and on-site technical help. Collaborating could be finished with a normal T7 however technicians from MBSM present every bike with particular wheels and tires and the mandatory navigation gear earlier than departure. If mandatory, additionally they match a further gas tank.


Take part within the Malle Moto class?
The Malle Moto class makes many a motorcyclist dream of nice journey and the heyday of the unique Dakar rally. Crossing the end line of the Morocco Desert Problem is an achievement in itself, however doing so with none form of help is much more heroic.

And that’s precisely what the heroes on this class are aiming for. Malle Moto signifies that you take part as a motorcyclist all by your self, with none help. You might be accountable for the upkeep and restore of your bike, the preparation of your highway guide, placing up your tent and taking it down. And that with solely a restricted quantity of fabric. The ‘Malle’ in Malle Moto stands for a field. Each Malle Moto participant is entitled to 2 crates, through which all of the instruments for the bike and his/her private belongings should match.

What are you able to count on as a Malle Moto participant?
As a Malle Moto-rider you might be entitled to 2 “Pierre Henri” circumstances (80 x 45 x 35 cm, supplied by your self), 2 further wheels and 1 sports activities bag with further baggage. We’ll present a particular truck with a cellular workshop to move your gear from bivouac to bivouac. Those that take part within the loopy bike class pays a contribution of 650€.

The additional price after all features a few companies. For each Malle Moto-rider we offer a spot to work on the bike. You get a piece mat underneath a tent so you might be protected against the solar. We additionally present gentle, (compressed) air and electrical energy. 2 assistants will make sure that your workstation along with your work mat and bins is prepared if you arrive on the bivouac after the stage so you can begin working in your bike instantly. We additionally present a tent to sleep in. So that you don’t need to carry that with you.

Transport to Morocco?
Collaborating with out help often means having no different technique of transportation. That’s why we provide the individuals within the Malle Moto class the choice of getting the bike transported by the group to Agadir (begin of the rally) and from the end again to Europe. On the axis Belgium-Sète (FR), we foresee quite a lot of pick-up factors the place you may have your bike picked up and dropped off. We cost 600€ there and again (pick-up, carnet ATA, transport insurance coverage, ferry, and so forth.). You then fly in consolation to Morocco the place your bike shall be ready for you in bivouac 0.

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The Hellas rally is a singular expertise, which gives seven days of crossing within the coronary heart of the distant areas of central Greece.

Nation: Greece
Date: Could 20 to twenty-eight, 2023
Departure level: Karpenisi
Place of arrival: Karpenisi
Variety of levels: 7
Variety of km: between 160 and 250 per day
Using degree: Newbie

Central Greece 20-28 Could 2023

Seven days of driving on the distant areas of Central Greece mountains.

It’s a distinctive group or private expertise, within the distant mountains, forests, valleys and extra in six days escape raid
Single Bivouac-Lodge every single day minimizes your prices and expands your expertise

The on a regular basis route is between 160-250 kilometers, 90% of them are off-road.

Route Avg Pace Terrain Combine Refueling
1 150km sluggish tender Y
2 220km medium, quick mud, arduous pack, off highway Y
3 250km medium, quick off highway, tender Y
4 120km medium arduous pack, tender Y
5 200km medium off highway, arduous pack, mountain tops Y
6 180km medium, quick off highway, arduous pack, mountain tops Y
7 80km medium tender Y

The route shall be pushed with GPS waypoints, Monitor and Digital or Paper Roadbook.
It should rely on the selection of the participant to decide on what is healthier for his
skills of navigation by means of this raid.


This rally-raid crosses a key area of Turkey: Anatolia. Additionally known as “Asia Minor”, it is among the 7 areas of the nation, which incorporates the central provinces of Turkey.

Nation: Turkey
Date: 02 to 09 September
Place of departure: Pending
Place of arrival: Pending
Variety of levels: 8
Variety of km: 2800 Driving
degree: Newbie

TransAnatolia 2023 is flashing with its improbable new route!

Over its comparatively brief time, TransAnatolia has turn into one of many main rally raid occasion on the earth. It began with an inspiring concept to check your self as a driver, as a rider, as an individual. Now you may see the outcome within the type of world, worldwide occasions, which is inconceivable to overlook, visiting not less than as soon as.

First try at organizing such passage occurred in 2010 and was very profitable. The next occasions have turn into much more affluent. Antalya, the preferred Turkish vacation resort, was chosen as the beginning and end vacation spot. The second group has utterly exceeded the primary one and attracted way more rally lovers from all around the world. In 2011 TransAnatolia introduced to the individuals a wider vary of potentialities and re-discovered splendid delights of Turkey.

2012 unveiled the model new idea. Phases have been master-classes and helped individuals to get into the rhythm extra shortly and uncover a whole lot of particulars from the expertise of earlier editions.

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The fourth occasion was a big and really top quality one for all of the similarities in racecourse with the earlier organisations.

In 2014, celebrating 5 yr anniversary, TransAnatolia supplied new additions to the already present levels. New ranges and complexity of superior racecourse made the race not solely a singular type of leisure, but in addition a terrific check of staff and particular person qualities of the opponents. This time begin and end of the rally was in Ankara, the capital metropolis made it much more standard and recognizable.

TransAnatolia gives individuals with quite a lot of fascinating, unforgettable conferences and acquaintances, however most significantly – a greater understanding of Turkish peoples’ way of life and Turkey normally.

Racers of upper degree, can have the chance to coach for lengthy marathons, for greatest apply. Amateurs could improve their expertise in difficult levels. As well as, probably the most excessive motorsport lovers could want hospitality packs, for most enjoyable routes.

The primary goal of TransAnatolia is the availability of distinctive levels with the important degree of group and safety. TransAnatolia staff enhance group high quality to safe full consolation to every participant, looking out a person method for each form of wants. With each successive occasion, the occasion rise to greater ranges, what is de facto rework such a exercise right into a sure tradition.

At the moment TransAnatolia gives a highway guide on the highest normal which is being utilized by all well-known rally raid occasions all world wide. Moreover, a satellite tv for pc monitoring system is in service, for monitoring the racing course of. Along with satellite tv for pc monitoring numerous energetic and passive safety measures are additionally taken on the highest high quality of all obtainable requirements.

We invite you to turn into a witness and participant of this fascinating occasion. This can be a nice probability to get many wonderful moments together with a useful expertise. Allow us to reveal what we are able to do so that you can see what you’re able in the most effective moments of your life. Welcome to TransAnatolia!

Rally opponents are given highway books on the highest obtainable requirements they usually race towards time.

Rally opponents obtain a time for every respective stage. Summarization of these stage instances determines the quickest racer.

Raid opponents obtain factors for his or her proximity throughout the stage. Summarization of these factors determines the winner.

Bike as much as 450cc

Bike 450cc – 700cc

Bike 701cc – 1000cc

Bike 1001cc and above


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The Tunisia Desert problem is an formally acknowledged rally, organized with the total collaboration of the Tunisian Minister of Tourism, and underneath the licenses of the Tunisian bike and car federations. ​

Nation: Tunisia
Date: October 20 to 29
Place of departure: Pending
Place of arrival: Pending
Variety of levels: 8
Variety of km: 2300 Driving
degree: Newbie

An official rally for everyone
Tunisia Desert Problem is an formally acknowledged rally, organised with the total cooperation of the Tunisian Minister of Tourism and held underneath the licenses of the Tunisian Bike & Automotive Federations.
​​​​​​​From the very starting it has been our purpose to prepare rallies for a large viewers: each rookies and skilled racers. Due to this fact, we provide quite a lot of ranges in several classes.

Above all, Tunisia Desert Problem is an actual desert race: a contest towards the clock through which a mixture of a properly ready automobile, good driving expertise and exact navigation are wanted to face an opportunity of successful. If victory isn’t your purpose or when you don’t have the expertise but and simply need to be a part of the sport, TDC gives a spread of options.

There are 4 classes: there’s all the time one thing to fit your style:

The Rally PRO class
The CLASSIC class
The RAID class
Help class

1. Rally Professional
The Rally Professional class is the actual stuff, open to the extra skilled drivers of vehicles, vans, buggies, SSV’s, quads and motorbikes. About 75% of the opponents enters this class. Navigation is by a FIA-style highway guide and the GPS UNIK 2. This gadget, constructed by the French firm ERTF, is utilized in all world championship rallies (FIA/FIM) and lengthy distance rally raids just like the Dakar.

The introduction of the “GPS UNIK” means the times of driving from waypoint to waypoint are over. Right navigation, guided by an in depth roadbook, subsequently has turn into an vital ingredient. The GPS UNIK stays in “sleeping mode” throughout many of the day and switches on robotically if you’re near a waypoint. It additionally registers velocity extra in sure zones and tells the race administration instantly on the end line what number of waypoints you’ve reached.

Built-in on this gadget can also be the “Sentinel”, a form of alarm/warning system which permits protected overtaking. If you wish to overtake one other rider you push the button of your Sentinel, the pilot driving in entrance of you will get a warning on his gadget (alarm & stroboscopic gentle) and is aware of a sooner automobile needs to overhaul him/her. Those that, after 3 warnings, refuse to present approach, robotically get a penalty time.

The introduction of those techniques (GPS UNIK & Sentinel) makes the rally extra skilled, quite a bit safer and permits the race director to publish an accurate rating in a really brief timeframe. Plus: with the ability to apply with this device within the -relatively cheap- Tunisia Desert Problem, is good when you have the ambition to do a Dakar or one other FIA/FIM rally sooner or later.

An exquisite competitors for many who need to measure themselves towards the most effective. About 85% of those that register selected this selection. Individuals are supplied with correct highway books overlaying day by day levels various between 250-500km (relying on the terrain). Official officers supervise the competitors. It’s the supreme preparation for the tougher Dakar levels mixed with breath-taking landscapes.

Tunisia Desert Problem isn’t any FIA or FIM occasion. That will not slot in our philosophy to have a race that’s open to anybody. However we make use of the official pointers regarding highway books, GPS, penalties, checkpoints et cetera, as a result of TDC is commonly used as a stepping stone to the Dakar, Silk Method Rally or FIA/FIM world championship rallies and thereby our opponents can get used to terminology and guidelines of these occasions.

Rally Professional opponents are divided in subcategories.

2. The Traditional class
The Tunesia Desert Problem Traditional is a regularity race for all-terrain automobiles that participated in Rally-Raid or Baja earlier than 2000.

For these ‘Traditional Vehicles’, we foresee an tailored route by means of the Tunisian desert panorama, a pleasant mixture of difficult tracks and sandy areas with lovely dunes the place the common velocity varies between 30 and 90 km/h. You’ll get 7 improbable levels on this Traditional class, beginning in Djerba and ending in Monastir with a relaxation day in Ksar Ghilane in between.

The route of the TDC Traditional is just appropriate for traditional 4×4 rally vehicles and 2- or 4-wheel drive buggies constructed for rally-raid that are not less than 20 years outdated.

The Tunisia Desert Problem Traditional is not only a enjoyable journey by means of the desert. It’s a aggressive rally for traditional rally vehicles. Which means that not solely will you be a part of the good ambiance and services within the bivouac, however that throughout the race additionally, you will have entry to all the security measures that apply to the opposite race classes: the medical staff, helicopters, the disaster centre within the race headquarters, the sweepers, and so forth. are all there for you.

Relive the early days of the rally-raid on the wheel of a basic automobile within the area that was the birthplace of this self-discipline!

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​​​​​​​3. The Raid
For the adventurers who will not be pushed by the stopwatch & for the much less skilled who need to dwell the rally from close by, now we have a singular idea: the RAID class, an off-road problem by way of the identical rally tracks permitting you to observe the occasion within the footsteps of the rally pilots.

You’ll drive about 70% of the rally tracks
You’ll drive with a Sentinel
Included from now onwards (solely within the Raid-category) is the lease of a SENTINEL. This warning system produces a loud sound when a automobile, driving behind you, needs to overhaul you. By having this technique in your automobile, you may drive on the race observe with out worries and pull over instantly as quickly as a racer need to overtake you.

As a result of the time-chrono doesn’t make you nervous, your common velocity is way decrease, which will increase your security. For that reason, a number of security measures are NOT obligatory within the raid-category, equivalent to: sporting a helmet or racing seatbelts, racing seats or roll bars. Additionally a race insurance coverage isn’t compulsory.

​​​​​​​4. Help
Nothing is pretty much as good as an ice chilly drink ready for you on the finish of tons of kilometres of particular stage. Simply calm down and depart the upkeep of your automobile to your service crew. Increasingly more opponents carry their very own help groups to the Tunisia Desert Problem.

The entry payment for an help automobile is way decrease than the payment for a race automobile or truck. The restriction is after all that help vehicles can’t enter the race observe. They need to observe the liaison route immediately from bivouac to bivouac. Solely in case of emergency they will enter the race observe however solely after strict permission from the race path.

On the precept of ‘The extra the merrier’ we provide pals, household and companions the chance to observe the Tunisia Desert Problem on a pleasant price. If you wish to carry sponsors, pals or household to benefit from the Tunisia Desert Problem and share your journey with you, within the bivouac every single day and at a number of the straightforward to succeed in CP’s, the help possibility is a technique to take action.

Be part of the Ténéré Spirit Expertise journey with your personal machine , be it a Ténéré 700 , the Ténéré 700 Rally Version or the Ténéré 700 World Raid. Don’t fear about getting your bike prepared, join, we’ll deal with the remainder.

New horizons await you
Powered by a torquey 689cc EU5 twin-cylinder whose gearbox ratios have been optimized to give you the perfect stability between energy and management , this adventurer is lower out for lengthy distances. Resolutely rally-raid oriented , the Ténéré 700 is designed to deal with a variety of driving situations, each on and off- highway .


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