Iveco Eurocargo a great fit for Daryl Beattie

Iveco Eurocargo a great fit for Daryl Beattie

Former motorcycle racing champ Daryl Beattie has chosen an Iveco Eurocargo 4×4 for his off-road motorcycle adventure business.

Iveco Eurocargo a great fit for Daryl BeattieThe business, Daryl Beattie Adventures, has been taking enthusiasts and tourists on personalised off-road motorcycle tours to some of Australia’s most remote and inhospitable locations since 2013.

And Daryl says the Iveco 4×4 has been the perfect support vehicle for his enterprise.

“I’ve followed Dakar for a number of years and the Ivecos always perform strongly,”

“I’m under no illusions that my Eurocargo 4×4 is a full blown Dakar racer, but I know from personal experience that the lessons of competition do make their way into production vehicles.

“The Eurocargo 4×4 is also widely used for emergency service work in Europe and increasingly so in Australia.

“These factors, along with an excellent pre-sales experience with Iveco Australia gave me the confidence to go with the Eurocargo 4×4.”

Powered by the Iveco Tector 5.9 litre turbo-diesel engine, Daryl’s Eurocargo 4×4 boasts full-time 4×4, hub reduction and front, centre and rear diff locks and multi-leaf springs with dual acting hydraulic shock absorbers.

While the specialised body, which was built by Unidan Engineering, features steel frame construction incorporating an impact-resistant, custom layered composite skin and rounded edge aluminium trimming.

And on board is a 1400L custom polyethylene water tank, 4 x 110L Waeco fridge/freezers, a bike storage area with room for two Honda Africa Twins, bag racks and storage and racks for all bedding and supplies for 12 riders and the truck driver.

There is also a charging station for riders’ phones, cameras, laptops and other devices that’s able to provide both 12 and 240V power.

“The truck’s role in our tour is vital – the wheels need to keep turning or the tour stops and we’re left with a group of disgruntled customers.

“The preparation and quality of the build leaves me very confident that the truck will do everything asked of it and more.” Daryl said.

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Kate Richards

Kate has always had an interest in writing and cars and now as a key member of the Behind the Wheel website team she gets to spend her days consumed by both. Aside from being a contributor and an editor at Behind the Wheel, Kate enjoys driving her Lancer EVO and walking her beloved dog, Max!

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