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Paris - Dakar BSA #762399
01/12/19 7:57 pm
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/0nd7edui5ov5wth/1985%20Paris%20dakar%20%20BSA.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/i9yol01fy9stl0q/Eicher-Eugen-BSA-1985-paris%20dakar.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/yarvi666sqgxbno/BSA%20paris%20dakar%201985.jpg?dl=0

Pictures of the 1985 Paris Dakar BSA A65 of Eugen Eicher, Switzerland. Does anyone know the story behind this bold BSA adventure. What had been done to make the BSA competitive / dependable and how far did he go before he had to stop and what happened? Remember reading about Eicher and his BSA in "Motor cycle weekly" (think it was) at the time.
There is a company in Switzerland called Eicher classic, might be the man?


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Re: Paris - Dakar BSA [Re: Arnstein] #762413
01/12/19 10:16 pm
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Oh, I do like this... especially the easily accessible wooden-handled BFH hanging off the side.

Re: Paris - Dakar BSA [Re: Arnstein] #762597
01/14/19 9:46 pm
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I would love to know more about this story but there doesn't seem to be much info available on the web.

There is some info on the Paris Dakar Italy website Here and also the DakarDantan site Here which shows Eugen EICHER entry no 88 abandonded his attempt at some point though its not clear at what stage.

I think your;e right that Eugen Eicher is probably the owner of Eicher Motors in Switzerland, see This Link, maybe you could send him an email for more info?


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Re: Paris - Dakar BSA [Re: Arnstein] #762614
01/15/19 2:28 am
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I think you will find the BFH is actually a small hatchet.
You will have to do the impossible.
Go to your local library, you know the big building full of analog information called books.
Then go the the manual hypercard file called a catalogue.

In the periodical sections, look up the magazines from that date & 12 months latter then read them.
Itwas well documented at the time, particularly in the UK press.
From memory there have been a couple of B 50 attempts ane of which actually finished.


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