After 23 participations in the Dakar Rally, Jordi Arcarons has taken another step in his career by designing and marketing in collaboration with HM, the first moto of the Italian competitions aimed at rallies and raids.
The agreement between the brand specialized in motorcycle production field and the Spanish rider has resulted in Honda HM CRE F450X AR12, which has poured Arcarons knowledge acquired in his extensive and successful career. ” The AR12 is a very reliable bike, affordable and requires minimal maintenance, and that is very manageable thanks to its design and lightweight, it weighs less than 130 kilos , “said Arcarons.
” The past experience with Honda Dakar 450 cc allowed me to see the great possibilities that this machine, which is well balanced series. He lacked only a few small details that could become a perfect bike for raids.Reaching an agreement with HM Moto to realize what was in my head was the easy part, thanks to the enthusiasm of Mr. Cires, with whom I had contact since 2009. The two sides had a great motivation and new regulation of Dakar, which limits the displacement of four and a half, support our bid . ”
Arcarons has worked in direct contact with major component manufacturers to ” create the ideal bike for any rider . ” This will have four fuel tanks mounted, a new box for the air filter, a specific setting for the suspension, a sump guard carbon fiber, a new exhaust and an attractive cowl, among other things.
According to the Chairman of MH Alfredo Cires Moto, ” the CRE AR12 was the product that was missing from our range and if anyone should be involved in its development was very clear that the right person was Jordi Arcarons, who have followed and admired for many years. This is a project that starts now but has a challenging road ahead to future challenges that will excite fans and riders, both novice and professional . ”
The distribution and sale of the AR12 is effected through Arcarons Service from August. On the other hand, those who already have a HM CRE F450X can adapt the bike to the rally and raid specifications available separately prepared by Arcarons kit.