Bio-fuel powered one of the Dakar bikes
Andr? Lenoble?s G 450X A little known factoid about this year?s Dakar Rally is that it was an initiating event of Argentina?s and Chile?s bicentenary of independence celebration. The 2010 Dakar -- One of the most intense endurance challenges of man and machine across 5,400 miles of dune crossings, off-road navigation and a forced crossing of the inhospitable Atacama Desert. Beginning in Argentina, passing well into Chile and back again, the riders were put through an extreme test. And among the many two-wheeled competitors, there was one riding a specially prepped BMW G 450 X.