27373 Pablo Quintanilla Pela Renet Ruben Faria Mechanics Husqvarna FR 450 2016

Dakar 2017 fever continues to build with the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Rally Team lifting the covers on their 450 rally bike.

Ok, so effectively KTM’s rally bike dressed in black, there is, and probably always will be, something about exotic factory bikes that make us turn to mush. 

For Dakar 2017 the team will be a modest two-rider setup of Pablo Quintanilla and Pela Renet as it looks like Rubien Faria has stepped into the role of team manager.

27366 Pablo Quintanilla Husqvarna FR 450 2016

Quintanilla just recently renewed his contract with Husqvarna as the freshly crowned world rally champ. Third in Dakar 2016 he’s got the skills to build on that next January.

Former Enduro World Champion Pela Renet continues to gain experience in the rally game. He’s had some solid results this year, including a stage win, and will be looking to make amends in Dakar 2017 have retired early due to injury last January.

 

Photos: Sebas Romero / Husqvarna Images

 

27329 Pablo Quintanilla Husqvarna FR 450 2016

27332 Pela Renet Husqvarna FR 450 2016

27421 Husqvarna FR 450 2016

27349 Moto Master Husqvarna FR 450 2016

27352 Twin Air Husqvarna FR 450 2016

27375 Bel Ray Husqvarna FR 450 2016

27383 Akrapovic Husqvarna FR 450 2016

27431 WP Mechanic Pela Renet 2016

27384 Pablo Quintanilla Husqvarna FR 450 2016

27385 Pablo Quintanilla Husqvarna FR 450 2016

27387 WP Husqvarna FR 450 2016

27388 Pablo Quintanilla Husqvarna FR 450 2016

27390 Husqvarna FR 450 2016

27423 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Rally Factory Racing 2016

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