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Old 29-12-2016
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Toni Bou goes to do Hard Enduro series in 2017!

This is going to be interesting! He is a ridiculous talent at trials, and the few times there's been video of him on an Enduro bike he is clearly talented on the heavier bike too. With rides like Knighter, Taddy, Jarvis, and Walker all having a Trials background and rising to the top of Extreme Enduro you have got think he is an inevitable Hard Enduro champion. Really looking forward to seeing how he does!

I guess it's logical that he'll be on a Honda with his Montesa sponsorship history too. Might be an opportunity for the Japanese manufacturer to break the Euro stranglehold in the sport?

http://zonaenduro.ro/toni-bou-goes-to-extreme-enduro/
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Trial driver Toni Bou will compete the year in the World Hard Enduro Series. The 20-time World Trial Champion will combine this discipline with the international trial calendar. He will run with a prototype version of the Honda CRF450RX.

After winning 20 consecutive world titles indoor trial and trial, Toni Bou has decided to try something new. The Spaniard has officially announced through a statement that next year will run several races in Hard Enduro World Series.

It is not something new to see Toni riding in cross-country and enduro races. In fact in recent months he has been preparing with Pol Tarres, who recently made the decision to leave the trial and ride Hard Enduro.

It will be a real spectacle to see Toni Bou face Graham Jarvis, Alfredo Gomez and Mario Roman in his field.

TONI BOU. "I have ten consecutive years winning everything. Is time to mark me new goals and make the jump to another discipline. Itís a real challenge to combine trial and hard enduro. I need to train a little more physics and speed but I think I can be on some podium this season."
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On a 450 four stroke, and he's little. I reckon he'll out-Jarvis Jarvis on the technical stuff as long as he can keep his feet on the pegs.

When it comes to lifting and pushing I think he'll be wanting a lighter bike.

Great to see him pushing himself.. what a talent. Steve - get him to Wildwood!!
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This will be rad.. keen to see him mix up the hard enduro field.

True the 450 will be different but he's been on a 4 stroke trials for a while so maybe the 'prototype' will be lighter. Presuming he wouldn't switch if the bike was a huge handicap?
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Hard to think he won't win everything based on his past. The bloke is the best trials rider by a country mile. If his speed is ok he will kill them all. Will be good to see him ride though Carl's at erzberg......
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Hhmm... Would love to see it but could just be a prank. Are there any other articles or press releases? I'll believe it when Honda announce.

PS. 28th Dec is a prank day in Spain.
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I guess it's logical that he'll be on a Honda with his Montesa sponsorship history too. Might be an opportunity for the Japanese manufacturer to break the Euro stranglehold in the sport?
Since when is Montesa HRC a 'Japanese manufacturer'?

The Japs buy a Euro trials company because they can't design an off-road bike to save their lives and somehow it's a Japanese bike...I don't think so Josephine.

Since the old Husky has been revitalised I vote we all throw our group hatred Honda's way, gee I hate the way Honda manipulate the entire industry.

I hope Toni tanks, we'll see how he fronts up against Haaker and co...
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I hope Toni tanks, we'll see how he fronts up against Haaker and co...
You miserable bugger! hah

Toni has big news for 2017 but I doubt it's extreme enduro on a 450... he's probably just having a baby or something.
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28th December is dia da los Santos Inocentes which i think is April fools day?
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IMO, legendary trials skills will not always completely carry over to enduro.
Similar disciplines in some ways but very different as well.

Speed and particularly fitness would be huge un-tested factors.

Would love to see it though
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