With conformation of the 2011 Dakar (3rd addition Chile/Argentina) and the world Dakar tour in full swing, along with the release of the KTM 450 rally bikes, we are about to embark on a new age of the dakar. The domination of KTM in recent times (restricted or not) could be up for grabs in the overall win. Manufacturer pride will be contested with gusto this addition, with not just two names a standout. Questions to be debated: Coma or Despres? Will Ulleveseter go with the new KTM? (The loyalty is strong) Is Lopez ready for the next step? Will Street compete?!?! Sherco and Team Casteu? Luca Manca? Przygonski? - the young Polish rider is learning fast. Perilli or Michelin? Australian competitors? BMW Husky Rally? Exciting times ahead for die hard Dakar fans.