Speculation that Yamaha my try to get Despres (translated from Portuguese by google):
"Curiosities: Yamaha can "steal" the passage of Cyril Despres for Honda
"After officially confirmed the departure of Cyril Despres of estrura KTM remains reveal the future of the French rider who won by five times the Dakar Rally. Although touted as a possible early Honda rider in game is also its possible entry into the brand of the three tuning forks.
"Progress Yamaha's Dakar is also significant, but already since 1996 that the Japanese bikes do not bear the greatest proof All-Terrain the world at the time by the hands of Italian Edi Orioli.
"Considering the bet Yamaha France in the Dakar Rally and its strong connection to the French riders, flocking ingredients that may put into question the change of Cyril Despres for the official Honda team, which now acts Hélder Rodrigues.