Dakar fever was in the air. We’d been traveling in Argentina for a few weeks and getting caught up in the hype from TV commentary, billboards, and seeing adventure bikes making pilgrimages from Argentina, Chile, and Bolivia adorned Dakar stickers.
Follow the link for video highlights and stage results from the 2014 Dakar Rally!
This past June, Touratech-USA hosted its fourth annual rally near the sleepy town of Plain, Washington. Like the three years prior, the 2013 Touratech Rally provided participants with an opportunity to ride a variety of roads and trails throughout Washington's beautiful backcountry, as well as learn more about adventure motorcycling.
While visiting the INTERMOT motorcycle show in Colgne, Germany, Touratech-USA's General Manager, Paul Guillien, managed to snap a few photos of some of the Dakar Rally motorycles that were on display.
In the second episode of 'Operation Paddle Tire,' watch as Paul Guillien, Touratech-USA's General Manager, and three-time Baja 500 winner, Jonah Street, mount a paddle tire onto our BMW F800GS before riding some sand dunes east of Seattle!