Monthly Archives: August 2011

Auction Update

BC2DAKAR followers:  Our online auction will be held from Thursday, September 15th through Friday, September 30th.  We are rounding up items and getting the platform ready as we speak.

Prepping the New TXC 449

The new Husqvarna TXC 449 needed little prep out of the create to fire up and ride. Install the front wheel, attach handle bars, charge and install the battery. That’s it ready to go! Of course I had to install the Akrapovic pipe and power plug right from the start.

The Bikes Are Starting to Arrive!

Husqvarna TXC 449

Many people have been inquiring about which bike I will be riding in the 2012 Dakar Rally.  Some of you may know that I work for the BMW Performance Center in Greer, SC.  Since BMW no longer offers a current model compatible with the new regulations and I would like to stay within the BMW Group, I have partnered with Husqvarna Motorcycles NA to showcase the 449 model line.

Today I received the first of three Husqvarna bikes, a TXC 449.  Another TXC and a TE will be arriving shortly.  We will be combining the best of both the TE and TXC to create the TE 449 Rally.  The plan is to build one race bike, disassemble one bike for spares, and have one test and practice bike remaining.

I have a lot of work to do between now and mid-October and will update you on the build process as it progresses.  Check out the photos page for more proof.


As of August 1st, Bill Conger was officially accepted as one of only 200 motorcycle riders to the 2012 Dakar Rally in South America.  The months between application and acceptance were nerve-filled for everyone involved.  The next steps for the Conger team involve finalizing the motorcycle sponsor, begging for money and training everyday for the unknown.

If you are interested in helping cement his dream, visit our Swag page to buy a nifty buff, shirt or decal.  At the bottom of the page you can subscribe to this blog and follow his journey.