Originally Posted by neduro
I think BF may surprise people. They have a serious budget, and put in an impressive display in Sardegna, which bodes well for their organization.
All in all, I'm excited to see a deeper field at the top. I think KTM may get a bit of a run for it's money between Honda, and BF.
But I stand by the comment that there are only a few riders who can lead from the front... and KTM has most of them.
Don't forget that most of the bikes in Sardegna were lightweight enduro, short liaisons and stages and the BF team had low number draws which was a massive advantage there.
Yes they have good riders, but the Dakar will be a very different test as you know better than most, but without a doubt they will be up there.
If the new bikes hold up, all round it's going to be a great event.
The only issue is that it's still 5 months away !