The spare cable is an old school thing, just a spare in case one breaks. You don't see it much anymore these days cuz cables are such high quality, but it's for a big deal like Dakar and could you imagine having to remove all that tank and crap to reroute a cable? aargh.... Some interesting things IMO... - A WER stabilizer rather than a Ohlins/Scotts considering the bike is Euro and so is Ohlins and the Ohlins would probably be more practical over there (except for the fit maybe). - The drilled right side # plate, opposite of the usual. - The air filter set up. I guess all the nuts have to be removed for a filter change. Looks like a PITA but with the amount of sand that bike would be in and the not so great sealing of the 650 filter I guess it makes sense. - Pivot Pegs..... not so sure I'd use those in such an important event, I've seen those snap off. - Both grips with cut-out ends. I guess since the bike will be laying in the sand a number of times it'll keep sand from getting trapped under the throttle tube. - I wonder if that's a tool wrap under the header, not a spare tube. Hard to see in the pics if the bike has Mousses. - The case saver is a cross between an SRC and something else with the end result basically being an XRs Only style guard. - Oh no,,, a stock right peg mount... - All those hoses must be gas lines into gas filters. Very sweet. The nicest Rally XR650 I've seen, that's for sure.