Originally Posted by Carlos M
Hum...I was thinking... maybe they're after even more sales of CG125's and alikes in Brazil (and the rest of south America). They're the ones with $$ nowadays. After all, Dakar is now in South America. Hiring Zanol and Pizzolito may also have something to do with that (besides their undisputable value as pilots)...
My take is Nx 300 and 400 sales in south america be bigger if honda wins the dakar down there,also heard o a rummor o 650 adv bike for honda in 2015 , the word in 2005 was they will no do much develoment in dual sport /off road bikes to 2015 ,but maybe the criteria change o this is the beggining o their new develoment to launch in 2015.
either way is greath for the rally and Helder/Zanol will give the ktm factory guys the run for their $$.
Now I think the decision o swap motors not be so easy the make like was in the pass.
Can Honda do the rally with 2 motors be the ?? to ask .
6 more months and we will see .