Honda looks serious for another win at Dakar. There is not much technical information on the new bike yet. Clearly it is derived from the production based CRF 450x. It is fuel injected. Team Honda ran a fuel injected CRF450x in the 2010 Baja 1000.
The bike will get it’s shake down run in the upcoming Morocco Rally. The plan for Dakar includes a 5 rider team of Johnny Campbell, Helder Rodrigues, Felipe Zanol, Sam Sunderland and Javier Pizzolito.
I wonder if there is any chance that maybe we will get to see one of these at the Baja 1000 this year? It would not be competitive for the win, but it would certainly make a good test opportunity in preparation for the 2013 Dakar Rally.