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)...
Honda has always been a sporting company. Maybe this remarkable effort is no more than one executive's passion for the Dakar? Stuff like that happens occasionally, and it's not like a budget problem.
Maybe Yamaha joins too! We could see a lot of useful innovation for adventure riders. Products that are strong, yet travel well and are light.