On Trial

Mon­tesa 4 Ride

Classic Trial - - NEWS - Ar­ti­cle: Yoomee

Please do not get too ex­cited, we are on about crossover mo­tor­cy­cles – come on guys! When this new model ar­rived in early 2016 we did get some strange looks, I must ad­mit. Not for any other rea­son but the fact that I could vir­tu­ally ride any­where on it. Based around the suc­cess­ful Mon­tesa Cota 4RT, my lat­est en­counter with the ma­chine was at the Leven Val­ley Two-Day trial in Scot­land.

My ma­chine for the event was de­liv­ered by the nice peo­ple at Mickey Oates Mo­tor­cy­cles based in Glas­gow. Brand new, these are ready to ride out of the box. Fuel in, rid­ing kit on and you are away. With a nice-sized com­part­ment un­der the eas­ily re­mov­able seat you can place your wa­ter­proofs in here along with any­thing else you may need. They are very easy to ride, and with its in­her­ited tri­als back­ground any of­froad rid­ing be­comes sec­ond na­ture.

I must state that they are not an en­duro ma­chine. A new sec­tor is open­ing up for the mo­tor­cy­cle rider who wants a trial/trail ma­chine; you know the one, you want a ride out on the open trails but also want the ma­chine to be able to ‘play’ on a few haz­ards. New mod­els have emerged, in­clud­ing from Beta with the Alp, Gas Gas with the Con­tact, Scorpa with the TY 125F and the new kid on the block TRS with the X-TRACK. If you’re look­ing for some new-found fun on a mo­tor­cy­cle, next time you are in your lo­cal deal­ers ask them about the new mod­els avail­able.

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