Originally Posted by Dread Pendragon
Even though (by and large) we like the Coma and Despres, the idea of seeing HRC (and others) competing seriously with KTM is obviously exciting to us.
But if you're HRC, even though you'd hope for a perfect run on perfect bikes, what has happened is exactly what you'd want: whatever can go wrong needs to go wrong NOW, so it can be changed for the Dakar.
While I know you're right, it would have been a fairy tale to win. Show ktm who their new boss is.
One of the alloy tanks could have let go. I think HRC are stupid for having such low slung chins begging to get a whack.