Honda CB650R Rally. Dakar Tribute Adventure Bike

The naked bike was transformed into a Rally Raid machine

Wingmotor is a Honda dealership based in Lisbon, Portugal. They are behind this custom project which was built to compete at the second edition of Honda Garage Dream’s Contest, a competition for Honda dealerships in Portugal and Spain to customize CB650R models. The Honda CB650R Rally was built as an adventure bike to bring a tribute to Paulo Gonçalves, Portuguese racer, who died during the 2020 Dakar Rally

 
Honda CB650R Rally was stripped of its neo-café look which was replaced with an adventure motorcycle package including a new front fender, windscreen and headlight.  A solo seat, handguards, fork guards and header pipes complete the package.

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Honda CB650R Honda Wingmotor Portugal Honda Garage Dreams 08

Furthermore, the motorcycle was fitted with Continental TKC 80 tires mounted on the 17-inch spoked wheels. To make is a rally raid motorcycle, Wingmotor equipped the bike with a full rally tower for navigation, including a roadbook.

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Honda CB650R Honda Wingmotor Portugal Honda Garage Dreams 03

The standard Honda CB650R features a 649cc inline-four making 94 hp (70kW) and 64 Nm of torque. There are no details if Wingmotor made any engine tweaks to enhance the power delivery.

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Honda CB650R Honda Wingmotor Portugal Honda Garage Dreams 05

Besides the fact that it was built as a tribute to Paulo Gonçalves, the CB650R Rally commemorates Honda’s win at the 2020 Dakar Rally, where Ricky Brabec won the race behind the handlebars of his CRF450 Rally. It was the first time an American rider won the competition and the result was Honda’s first victory since 1989 in the Dakar Rally.

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Honda CB650R Honda Wingmotor Portugal Honda Garage Dreams 01

 

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