78cc air-cooled Reed-valve Two-stroke single 10bhp 84kg 61mph
On/off-road variant of AR but a bit of an ugly duckling and always in the shadow of both its stablemate and opposition alike. It’s not really a trailie, more a road bike chassis dressed up in off-road clothes. The engine’s good (same as AR) but spares can be an issue, especially in the UK, due to risible sales.
19/16-inch wheels mean the AE lacks the ‘big bike’ looks of an MTX or DT, so bigger riders will want to look elsewhere. A big wheel (21/18-inch) variant of the AE was sold in Germany, but are rare.
A nice companion to an AR if you’re building up a fleet, but better 80cc trailies are available.
For: great motor, different Against: ugly, not as good as the opposition What you’ll pay: £500-£1500
Not what anyone would ever call a handsome machine, but far from incapable
This is one of the choice 80s to have