Tricker treat


We’ve had them for 11 years and they’ve done 3000 miles and still look like new. Yamaha Tricker – pe­tit 250cc cross be­tween a trail bike and a tri­als bike. Ex­cel­lent for my part­ner due to her diminu­tive stature. We’ve toured all around the world on big bikes and pri­mar­ily use the Trick­ers for off-road­ing in the hills just be­hind our house. And then we saw Hugo’s ar­ti­cle (Bike, Oc­to­ber 2016) about trail rid­ing in the Pyre­nees and thought, ‘ride down there, spend two days in the moun­tains and then ride home.’ We’d both har­boured dreams about do­ing a tour on the Trick­ers but never found enough rea­son to do one. Now we had one. It was the best de­ci­sion we ever made. Ev­ery­one who tours should try it on a small bike. Up over An­dorra and down the fan­tas­tic N240 to Ripol. We’ve done it be­fore on big nakeds and it was great, but it is just as good on a 250. Dr David Muir, email

And you can still buy then new, in Ja­pan. £2900. MA

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