Sounds neat but is it just me or did the Dakar rule change eliminate the possibility of a major manufacturer developing a serious off road capable twin? If the rule change was a couple years earlier we may not have our wonderful KTM 950's!!!! the bmw quote talks about this that and the other but not a 950 spanker. Racing evolves most of the cool bikes out there, for any purpose other than slab monsters. The older dakar was THE single major influence on our Rally Twins. Fun to watch it unfold though!