Serow XT250 £2795
Lightweight, versatile and smooth, it’s the ultimate easygoing off-roader.
The baby of our group, the XT250 offers useable power, a low seat height (810mm) and is the lightest of the four bikes. The Serow is the perfect single for learning to ride off-road, green lanes and trails because it’s incredibly easy to ride, smooth and comfortable.
Pumping out 21bhp, it’s the least powerful of the bunch, but that’s perfect for the rough stuff as you’ll always feel in control and never intimidated. Yamaha’s Serow trail bike has never been a familiar name in Britain as it’s only ever been available as an unofficial import. But don’t let that put you off, it’s the best of the bunch for getting into off-roading, or even just having a laugh with your mates on weekend rough stuff. Sure, it runs out of puff on the road.