Sherco ST250, £4999
249.7cc, two-stroke, 68kg, 645mm seat
Slopes you couldn’t hope to stand on can be climbed and descended with such ease that you can stop halfway, balance feet-up, then carry on. Steps that you’d struggle to jump up on your own feet become small bumps dispatched with a judicious simultaneous tickle of throttle and clutch lever, and the front wheel dancing in the air is just the norm, not a moment of transient amusement. The ST250 a fantastically flexible friend. Utter novices can revel in its superb torque and easy delivery without ever feeling overwhelmed or threatened, while expert level riders can leap into the unknown using its glut of power. If tough terrain is your thing, this is your tool.
Special thanks to
Greetham Valley Golf Club for the use of their off road driving course www. greethamvalley.co.uk