MCN PIKES PEAK SPECIAL COMMUTE
WINDSOR-PETERBOROUGH It’s not all fun and adventure... some of us have to go to work.
My mind wanders. I’ve been on a continuous stretch of grey road for a hundred miles, sharing it with car drivers battling tiredness on their boring traffic-heavy commute.
I can’t stand it any longer, my mind peels away, and my front wheel follows. I miss the exit for work. I miss the next four, too. Flat tarmac crumbles into gravel, then stone and finally mud before I realise I’m at the foot of a long trail. I whip out the rubber pegs and flick this bad boy into ‘Enduro’ mode. As I stand on the pegs it’s like my helmet is filled with a sudden rush of cold air blended with caffeine. The Scorpion Trail rear tyre flicks left and right, spinning up when mud tickles the tread, traction control and ABS are nowhere to be seen. Instead, it slithers purposefully like a snake chasing a baby iguana. Enduro mode knocks 60bhp off, calming it down ever so slightly.
Its torquey and tractable power delivery and finely honed Öhlins make it a blast. I reach the end of my fourth trail, hot and sweating, take a rest and catch a glimpse of the clock. I’m pretty late, but… just one more!
He’s going to be late, but he’s past caring
Andy had enough of the tarmac, and chose the path less travelled
Selecting Enduro mode gives the Multi a tamer power ddelivery for rough stuff