Stephane Peterhansel Takes on the Moroccan Dunes on a Yamaha R1

Frenchman Stephane Peterhansel may have won the 2012 Dakar race in one of the Monster Energy X-Raid Team cars, but it will always be hard to forget his six wins in eight years aboard a Yamaha. So it was no surprise when the French motorcycling magazine "Integral" asked Peterhansel to take on the Moroccan dunes on a 50th Anniversary Yamaha R1 for an editorial like no other.

It looks as thought the Yamaha R1 is sporting some serious rain tires to make it a little more off-road friendly, but we're not sure if any other mods were made to deal with the sand dunes. Either way, the editorial surely makes for some great pictures and quite a bit on envy. Here's to hoping that a video of the adventure is soon to follow because we would love to see Peterhansel raging through the dunes on that sexy sport bike in action.

Photos by Alain Lecorre, Francois Rophe and Rodolphe Sabatier

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