“Desert Tune” Journey Scrambler – BikeBound


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Monduke Moto #M03, impressed by the ’71 Husqvarna 400 Cross… 

Launched in 2019, the DAB LM-S was the primary Euro4-certified customized motorbike, that means it could possibly be bought by sellers and European homeowners wouldn’t have to fret in regards to the bike failing inspection, and so forth. The bike was the brainchild of Simon Dabadie of France’s DAB Motors, whose Honda NX650-based “LM-0” and CR500 supermoto we’ve featured.

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Within the case of the LM-S, the bottom was a 55-hp SWM / Husqvarna 510 single-cylinder engine and chassis, together with a customized aluminum swingarm, 17-inch supermoto wheels, off-road or avenue tires, and the futuristic, minimalist design for which DAB Motors is thought.

DAB LM-S

Nicknamed “Desert Tune,” the bike you see right here has come alongside manner from its unique Dab LM-S kind. It’s from Spanish workshop Monduke Moto, effectively often called organizers of journey rallies like La Ruta del Nabab and La Ruta Iberica.

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Founder Dani Rodriguez found his love of desert driving 20 years in the past, when he and 6 mates rode 1200+ miles throughout Africa’s Atlas and Sahara Deserts. At present, he not solely organizes these African and Iberian routes, but additionally builds bikes to trip them.

“This motorbike was purchased by my accomplice at La Nabab challenge to customise and put together it for the journey we have been organizing to the Sahara for 2020.”

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Whereas the 275-lb Dab LM-S was a supermoto weapon in inventory kind, it was no journey bike with a 7L (1.8 gallon) tank, small 17-inch wheels, street-tuned suspension, and minimal fenders. To make it desert-ready, Dani and the Monduke crew had their work minimize out for them:

“We wished to carry it again to its Husqvarna origins and we have been impressed by Steve McQueen’s previous 1971 Cross, however we needed to put together it for a visit by the desert with day by day distances of 250 km per observe. We needed to flip it into an journey bike with a classic contact.”

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Most essential was higher vary, so that they tailored an previous Moto Guzzi tank with the assistance of MamPaint, boosting gasoline capability from 7 to twenty liters (1.8 to five.3 gallons). Subsequent up was a correct undercarriage; Dani and crew ditched the 17-inch supermoto wheels and laced a set of 21/18″ Excel Takasago rims to the inventory hubs, becoming them with Michelin Desert Race rubber and ultra-reinforced tubes.

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Barcelona’s TNT Suspensions outfitted the bike with their merchandise, tuning the suspension for the rider’s weight and supposed driving. A way more comfy seat was formed and trimmed for lengthy desert days within the saddle, and the fenders come straight from a ’71 Husqvarna 400 Cross — the primary inspiration for the construct.

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Dani says the bike is a pleasure off-road, and appears killer too:

“Very exact response in quick course adjustments, and unbelievable conduct and poise at excessive speeds, with excellent traction. And she or he’s so horny!”

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Beneath, we discuss to Dani Rodriguez of Monduke Moto for the total particulars on the construct, and share extra images from Manuel Portugal and Götz Göppert.

510 Journey Scrambler: Builder Interview

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• What’s the make, mannequin, and yr of the donor bike?

DAB LM-S 501 yr 2020.

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• Why was this bike constructed?

This motorbike was purchased by my accomplice at La Nabab challenge to customise and put together it for the journey we have been organizing to the Sahara for 2020.

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• What was the design idea and what influenced the construct?

The proprietor wished a light-weight however highly effective motorbike, with a classic look however sustaining the futuristic character of the unique DAB. The donor bike on which DAB builds their gasoline bikes is SWM, which have a Husqvarna chassis and engine.

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It’s a futuristic motorbike with a neo-scrambler fashion, however with a supermotard look. Kayaba suspension, 17” wheels and off-road tires. With a brief wheelbase, and a weight of solely 127 kg, the bike is a high-powered toy with a 510 cc / 55 hp single-cylinder engine that pushes from the second you open the gasoline. Nevertheless it has a number of idea issues. The tank is just 7L, the steering angle was unbelievably quick, and the suspension was arrange for avenue, not off-road.

Husky 400 Cross

So, analyzing all the above, we wished to carry it again to its Husqvarna origins and we have been impressed by Steve McQueen’s previous 1971 Cross, however we needed to put together it for a visit by the desert with day by day distances of 250 km per observe. We needed to flip it into an journey bike with a classic contact.

Design: Vector Storage

We tailored the tank from an previous Guzzi to realize autonomy, from the unique 7L to 20L capability. Then we mounted Excel Takasago chrome 21″ and 18″ rims and a brand new bespoke seat, longer and wider within the again for comfy lengthy driving on sand.

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Entrance and rear fenders are the unique Husqvarna 400 Cross, 1971 mannequin. The tank design was a private alternative of the proprietor. The remainder of the bike combines the yellows of the Husqvarna Cross in distinction with Alpine white on components equivalent to radiators, fork protectors, and aspect panels.

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The ultimate look takes the classic aesthetics of the unique 1971 400 Cross mannequin however sustaining the futuristic character of the unique DAB.

• What customized work was executed to the bike?

The setup options:

  • Classic Moto Guzzi tank 20L
  • Monza cap
  • Husqvarna 400 Cross (1971) aluminium entrance and rear fenders
  • Montesa Cota 247 license plate holder with trial pilot
  • Bespoke seat in viscoelastic and gel
  • Upholstered in Alcantara
  • Open exhaust
  • Silver Excel Takasago rims + OEM hubs 21” entrance, 18” rear
  • Michelin Desert Race tires
  • Extremely-reinforced Michelin tubes
  • Motorbike paint by MamPaint Barcelona
  • TNT Suspension from Barcelona

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• Does the bike have a nickname?

Proprietor Selection: “Desert Tune.”

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• Any thought of horsepower, weight, and/or efficiency numbers?

Husqvarna engine: 501 cc, 55hp, and 127 kg.

• Are you able to inform us what it’s wish to trip this bike?

Desert Tune is a really enjoyable and lightweight bike. The great work on the suspension and chassis obtain a really exact response in quick course adjustments, and unbelievable conduct and poise at excessive speeds, with excellent traction. And she or he’s so horny!

• Was there something executed throughout this construct that you’re significantly pleased with?

The work that Mam Paint did on the tank was the largest problem. The Guzzi’s tank was 25L and too lengthy. That work was very laborious however the finish end result and the paint is spectacular.

• Is there anybody you’d wish to thank?

I wish to thank the entire crew of nice professionals who’ve collaborated on this challenge:

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