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Budapest-Bamako Rally

Im thinking of doing this event and wondered if anyone has done it in previous years or travelled a similar route (Europe, Morrocco, Mauritiana, Mali). Im new to enduro/off road riding having ridden sports bike for about 10 years, but i have done a little off roading but on small, ie 250cc, bikes, but i traded in my MV Agusta for a BMW1200GS and fancy having a go at this rally.
Basically id like to know how hard going the roads are and and just general info on riding this area.
At the moment its a toss up between doing it on my bike or buying a cheap 4x4 and doing it with my mate....advice please!
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You can do the whole route on tarmac, eat and drink well everywhere and visa's and paperwork is easy apart from the new Mori rules.

I'd do the trip with a good mate (or a bunch of average ones) and forget about the rally. Do it at your own pace your own way.
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