Tested: Kid rocks! Oset is a win­ner

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“A late fifties 500cc Tri­umph Speed Twin with the ‘dust­bin’ rear end. Al­ready a rel­a­tively old hack when I had one, it had aw­ful brakes and dodgy han­dling but it was light and man­age­able with smooth power and that glo­ri­ous rasp­ing, throaty ex­haust note. It still evokes vivid mem­o­ries of tramp­ing over the by­ways of the North York­shire Moors.”

MAT OX­LEY Mo­togp journo ex­traor­di­naire 2007 YAMAHA TMAX

“I like stuff that makes life eas­ier, so I’d have a Yamaha TMAX, with a top box of course! They are plenty fast enough, have loads of weather pro­tec­tion, are com­fort­able and are sim­ply per­fect for get­ting around where I live in Lon­don. I also take my scooter on air­port runs when I’m head­ing to Mo­togp rounds.”

RU­PERT PAUL MCN Sport Ed­i­tor 2012 KTM 250EXC

“I’ve got a good road­bike (MT-07) and a cou­ple of project bikes (Du­cati 888, En­field Me­teor Mi­nor), so the miss­ing link I would love is a KTM en­duro. Three grand would buy a five-year-old 250 EXC four-stroke, which I can look af­ter my­self and – more im­por­tantly – ride in a Welsh rally all day with­out get­ting to­tally ex­hausted.”

Free air­port park­ing makes bikes Mat’s choice

Jack high­sided his Tri­umph into a peat bog...

Rupe would choose to get dirty in Wales for £3000

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