Dakar 2012 – Highlights

I don’t know if you had any plans this fine Sunday but with heat records being broken willy nilly right around the globe, I though it might be nice to spend the day indoors near the fridge with 7 hours and 21 minutes of 2012 Dakar footage.

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Land Rover Defender XTech

The current generation Land Rover Defender is the direct result of 64 years of automotive evolution, the first, humble Series 1 rolled off the production line in 1948 and in much the same way that you can tell a Porsche 911 is a Porsche 911, you can tell immediately that the Land Rover is a Land Rover.

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Indian Chout Hillclimber

The Indian Chout is a rather interesting beast, in some respects it represents the American version of the Triton. In off-road racing circles during the 1930’s it became popular to drop a 1490cc Indian Chief motor into an Indian Scout frame, creating a Frankenstein bike with a relatively high power-to-weight ratio for the era.

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Kawasaki KZ400

Discovered via WideOpenMoto this Kawasaki KZ400 has had the off-road treatment applied front to back, the chunky off road tires, stripped back frame and nicely tidied up rear end give the bike an appealing, post-apolocalypic feel with the distressed tank and engine rounding out the theme quite nicely.

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