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Honda's 2020 Dakar effort brought home the first US victory ever

Ricky Brabec rode to victory on a Honda CRF450 Rally and had help from a crew of dedicated mechanics.

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Kyle Hyatt

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2020 Honda CRF450 Rally and Dakar support crew

The Honda support crew for the 2020 Dakar rally was an integral part of the team's victory.

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The team followed the riders along their 9,000km route, making sure to be at each camp before the riders.

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Each night the team set to tearing the bikes down and making sure everything was in peak condition for the following day's stage.

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The CRF450 Rally is a homologated racing bike that is not available for purchase by the public.

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The 450cc single-cylinder engine makes somewhere north of 60 horsepower.

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The bike has over a foot of suspension travel, front and rear.

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The CRF is capable of carrying nearly 9 gallons of fuel.

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This huge fuel payload allows riders to spend 10 hours in the saddle on each stage without worrying about running out of gas.

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