Project Description


Meet the Tacita T-Race Rally PRO; it will created to enjoy the competition with the maximum performance, reliability and effectiveness on every terrain. Powered with energy that flows from the sun, the Tacita T-Race Rally PRO will join the toughest rally in the world; 7.000 kilometers of desert, mountains tracks, and off-piste to cover in two weeks at a frantic pace.

No Excuses, Just a New Page to write

For more than 40 years, the Dakar Rally has severely tested minds, engines, and muscles. Pressure is at its highest for a reason: like Russian roulette, there is no second chance. The Dakar Rally is ruthless; a small human mistake or a mechanical failure can cost you the race and leave you waiting another year.
The T-Race Rally PRO will have 60 horsepower, 170 km/h of top speed, and a weight of 168 kilos to tackle the ultimate adventure. The international team behind this bike is made of people with a racing background and a clear vision; to make our world a better one. In a world where sustainability has become a buzzword, at Tacita it is simply is a reality.

The mission is clear; a sustainable path to make our lives greener. It’s a commitment for an endless improvement for us, our children and the future generations.
Join is for this ultimate green choice! On 2020 the debut. To follow in 2021, 2022, and 2023 three years of Dakar and international rallies, with a 100% electric team, with electric bikes of course but also electric power station, electric assistance vehicles and a full green way of thinking the Dakar race and the Bivouac life.

26 December 1978 – 26 December 2020; The Dream Continues
From track to the road – the technological experience gained on the competitions will be transferred on the Tacita T-Cruise and T-Race so that our racers can enjoy the speed, the reliability and the fun to ride experience as the first pioneers who left the Trocadero on December 26 1978 to follow Thierry Sabine, the visionary creator of the Dakar Rally.
Nicolas Chaix, Team manager of the Tacita Dakar Team: “After 10 years of hard work on rally bikes’ evolutions, it has become an evidence for me that the future has to deal with new energies. It was delightful to see TACITA and ASO join forces for this new adventure. Everything is now on the start line and the team is fully motivated and focused on our full electric 4-year program.”
Pierpaolo Rigo, co-founder of Tacita: “The prototype that competed in the Merzouga Rally in 2012 has become the T-Race Rally Pro that will race the Dakar Rally. Mission accomplished. The research Department, the engineering, the mechanics and the Italian design applied to give a green alternative to the toughest rally in the world in line with our core values. Passion, nature, respect, and emotions pump the heart of our team”.

TACITA at the 2020
Dakar Rally

On January 4th at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, city that will host the 2020 DAKAR Rally Edition, the Italian manufacturer will launch the TACITA T-Race Rally. Faithful to its spirit of pioneering new countries, deeply linking mobility with the highest spirit of adventure and technological experimentation, the 2020 Dakar Rally that will explore a new continent this January, will be remembered also for an absolute world premiere.

With the toughest rally in the world landing in South Arabia, the 30th country visited by the legendary Dakar, new routes will be explored. It will be more than a geographical discovery, for the 557 competitors of the rally.

The Dakar Rally opens up to the future of mobility and TACITA has taken the challenge offered by A.S.O, the organizer of the epic Dakar Rally, willing to promote electric rally racing motorcycles. On January 4th, the TACITA T-Race Rally 2020 and the TACITA Rally Program for the upcoming 2021, 2022 and 2023 Dakar Editions will be officially presented at the Jeddah Dakar Village on the “New Energy” Podium.
On January 17th, during the final stage of this epic event, the TACITA T-Race Rally 2020 will join the full field of competitors at the “Qiddiyah Grand Prix” to make his first Dakar debut. This will be a great opportunity to see the TACITA T-Race Rally 2020 racing in full action.

“A.S.O is encouraging the participation of hybrid and full electric vehicles on the Dakar and we took the challenge. We are working on the T-Race Rally Dakar 2020 that will be able to tackle the toughest rally in the world. We are delighted to have such a great opportunity. We were in 2012 the first electric motorcycle ever to race an African rally at the “Merzouga Rally”, and after these years of continuous research and development, we are ready for the Dakar. We invite all rally enthusiasts to visit us at the Jeddah Dakar Village, on every Bivouac or at the final Qiddiyah Grand Prix to come test our TACITA T-Race Rally 2020 and see our mobile solar-powered trailer, the TACITA T-Station”, Said Pierpaolo Rigo, TACITA co-founder.

“We are happy about the Rally Raid future, and we know that Alternative Energies will be part of it. The TACITA project and its full electric rally bike is a main development axis. And we are glad to welcome and promote this bike and this team at the start of our first Saudian Dakar in January 2020”, Said David Castera, Dakar Race Director.