Dakar Rally: How much does it really cost, all in, to participate in the Dakar
To actually get to the finish on a bike, you'll need between 70,000 and 250,000 USD. To do the same in a car the minimum starts at 200,000 USD and you could probably bankrupt a small town with what the top boys spend. Mind you, the minimum is the absolute, beans-in-a-can, regret-the-day-you-were-born, level. If you want a more precise breakdown of costs, I can ask people who have tried it.