The Tankwa Rally takes place in the Tankwa Hantam region in the Northern Cape and after three successful events, this weekend the extreme climate and harsh environment will test the best.
An undertaking which only the bravest dare to tackle without support. Add long days, navigating technical terrain, the elements and the unforeseen and you have the recipe for an epic story which is why Honda Tygerberg has teamed up with three riders Claude Deyzel, Charl du Plessis, Gerrit du Toit to enter the rally with the Honda African Dream CRF450L as their weapon of conqeuring.
Honda as a brand has always been associated with reliability. All of us have been riding various Honda models over the last few years so it made perfect sense to attempt a challenge like the Tankwa Rally on the most reliable machine we could get our hands on, one less thing to worry about.
In 2018 Honda launched the CRF450L. A road-legal enduro bike which came to market with much anticipation. Early comments suggested that it could possibly be the ultimate light adventure bike, the unicorn everyone has all been waiting for.
Whether it's the mountain, desert, rock, sand, and everything in between, the CRF450L is ready to conquer it all. Off-road heart and soul… Now street-legal!
The CRF450L adds street legality to the off-road power and precision of its motocross and cross-country siblings, without losing any of the stable’s legendary, refined grit.
A lightweight 7.6 litre titanium fuel tank means longer range, while an electric fan and thermostat control engine temperature… even in brutal conditions.
Special clutch design enables lighter lever-pull. A primary damper mechanism with friction springs suppresses engine torque fluctuations, ensuring smoother running.
Street legality – achieved through stylish LED lighting, mirrors and a dedicated exhaust system – means you can get from trail to trail, by hitting the road!
Even with 24HP this bike will be more than capable in the right hands and should be especially well suited for the rocky conditions of the Tankwa Rally where riding smoothly and consistently will be worth more than pure speed.
There is apprehension, excitement and uncertainty in the air. Everyone is ready to live the power of dreams.
Connect the tracks by hitting the streets.