Sherco-TVS Factory Rally team announced for Merzouga Rally

Bangalore, April 27th : Sherco-TVS Factory Rally team announced a strong rider line-up for the upcoming Merzouga Rally 2017 in Morocco. Abdul Wahid Tanveer, who recently won the Dakar Challenge series category of India Baja event, will make his debut along with Dakar riders - Aravind KP, Juan Pedrero and Adrien Metge.. The 6-day rally kicks off on 7th May 2017 in the big dunes of Merzouga.

The Sherco TVS riders will be riding on RTR 450 Dakarspec motorcycles specifically tuned to meet this rally route requirements. The135 kg Dakar machines use 4 stroke DOHC and 4 valve technology and produce around65 hp. The front suspension has been given compression and rebound adjustmenttuned to help the motorcycle to provide better traction on sand dunes while therear suspension is multi adjustable. High velocity ports, redesigned cam shaft,modified crankshaft and re-tuned ECM will help to give better performance. 

This will be the 8th edition ofMerzouga Rally and will consist of 6 stages this year. All the finishers willhave the assurance of being able to enter the Dakar. The Merzouga Rally pursuestwo objectives: to be a must do event in the preparation for the official teamsand a springboard for the amateurs who want to try their luck on the adventurethat is the Dakar. For the Dakar rally, this rally will be a benchmark toevaluate the technical and physical level of riders.

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