I have no plans to ride Dakar, but I would love to come out and play Dakar racer sometime. I like the idea of the enthusiast rally running parallel. A bike rental sounds great also.
2010 KTM 530 XC-W / 2009 KTM 950SE / 2005.5 KTM 950 ADV (aka the dirt Harley)
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