I’ve had the Dakar for five months now, and recently put 3,000 miles on it during a trip to Budapest at the end of August. It’s no sports bike that’s for sure, but I’m certainly enjoying it, and whenever I’m reminded by my neighbour that the exhaust note sounds like a Lawnmower, I can reply “chicks dig Dakars.”

In case you’re a bit skeptical, here’s the proof.

Girl on a F650 Dakar

As the weather has taken a turn the sports bikes seem to have disappeared, but I’m looking forward to my next adventure on the Dakar this November.