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Hate it when you see gravel on your bike? Check out Stephane Peterhansel and his R1

We've all done it - taken a wrong turn and encountered gravel. I've done it a number of times and when you're in a hurry you sometimes just do not have time to go back the way you came. Normally, it's not a problem. You ride slow, keep your feet down and generally do not have much fun.

So, it was a surpise and delight to see this guy, Stephane Peterhansel riding in the sand dunes of Merzouga, Morocco.

Yamaha-YZF-R1-sand-dunes

Yamaha-YZF-R1-sand-dunes

If you're not aware, Stephane isn't an amateur when it comes to this sort of thing - He's a six time winner of the Dakar rally for example.

the bike itself is a stock YZR-R1 from Yamaha with the only concession being hand-cut tires. Still, that's 180hp of sportbike fury in a place where most of us would be scared to take a 250 single cylinder.

Handcut tires for a desert riding R1

Handcut tires for a desert riding R1

No matter how you look at it, you have to admire these skills and I only wish I could do this

Yamaha YZF-R1 - Stephane Peterhansel - 01

Yamaha YZF-R1 - Stephane Peterhansel - 01

Yamaha YZF-R1 - Stephane Peterhansel - 02

Yamaha YZF-R1 - Stephane Peterhansel - 02

Yamaha YZF-R1 - Stephane Peterhansel - 04

Yamaha YZF-R1 - Stephane Peterhansel - 04

Yamaha YZF-R1 - Stephane Peterhansel - 03

Yamaha YZF-R1 - Stephane Peterhansel - 03

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