XT 600 Tenere - suitable rally raid bike?
i recently bought a 86 1VJ in reasonable condition and have been thinking of using her on a rally (Tuareg or El Chott) next year.
I ran her in the Cambrian Rally in Wales last month and she performed without fault, was comfortable and I really enjoyed riding her.
My question is quite simple - is this type of bike suitable for North Africa Rally Raid events? If so, does anyone know where I can get her kitted out - possibly beef up the suspension etc, upgrade the bash plate to include 4L of water, etc etc? ANY info would be welcome.
there does not seem to be much in the way of info on UK based websites for rally raid events. Any pointers? I believe that Belgarda (?) in Italy possible made a small number of bikes for rally events and I am aware that the XT was used effectively in the early Paris-Dakar years but am not sure if they were heavily modified or not?
Looking forward to your replies and guidance