Zee rumor mill eez running very fast today, may be in ze bivouac well ahead of ze F5acts non? We shall see.
Bummer about Husaberg pulling out, but then their cool bike the 70degree is now out of production. Thomas Berglund will still be running a Berg however. He has made a very trick rally kit for the 70degree bikes, though maybe a little late in the game with that. Manuel Luchesse is riding Zanotti's TM this year, not a Berg like last year. I think it will be a VERY interesting Dakar for sure.
I can at least look at my KTM990S and Husaberg FE bikes and know they have been Dakar competitors.