Originally Posted by Deadly99
I read this as instead of utlizing the testing of this bike and fixing the weak links we are going to rebuild a new bike from the ground up again. Seems like an odd approach but maybe it makes sense from a perspective I dont see.
What HRC plans is what all the Dakar bikes are doing, and have been doing... Going smaller and lighter.
KTM will replace their current platform next couple of years (possibly next) as it was one of the heavier bikes.
HRC will merely be following suit to match or fall under the BMW/u Husky and Yamaha scales.
I think the ASO may be enjoying a more technical race format and for riders where lighter becomes easier.
Remember back when Boxers and LC8's ruled the Dakar? Oh the good old days... But it looks like these times a changing.