It would look as though Yamaha has developed the ultimate in rally racing motorcycles – one that doesn’t even need to touch the ground. Think of the benefits! Unfortunately that isn’t the case. The Yamalube Yamaha factory race team is prepping for the 2018 Dakar which is just around the corner (and across stretches of Peru, Bolivia and Argentina). The great image is of team member Xavier de Soultrait aboard one of the WR450F rally bikes which will be promoting the “concept” Tenere 700 ADV middleweight during the event.