‘CON­TACT’CLEANER

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Value for money has to be high on the pri­or­ity list of any po­ten­tial pur­chase of a new motorcycle, but what al­ways out­weighs the im­por­tant price tag is how much you will use it. ‘Ad­ven­ture’ is the new grow­ing trend in mo­tor­cy­cling but these ma­chines come with a huge price tag, al­though this is eas­ily over­ruled by the fun fac­tor of the open roads and the ease of use on the more ‘ad­ven­tur­ous’ sin­gle-track roads and tracks that are found the world over. A tri­als motorcycle is used and abused gen­er­ally for six hours on a Sun­day, but does this rep­re­sent good value for money? For the amount of fun you can have, I would al­ways say yes, ev­ery time. Many of the cur­rent man­u­fac­tur­ers are now in­tro­duc­ing what we would term ‘Long Ride’ tri­als mo­tor­cy­cles, which have had small changes made to them such as a larger fuel tank ca­pac­ity and a com­fier seat, to al­low them to be used more than just the once on a Sun­day for com­pe­ti­tions. A nice sum­mer evening and you fancy an hour on your ma­chine? Yes, you get the pic­ture. We re­cently spent an af­ter­noon with the new Gas Gas Con­tact model in the fresh air, look­ing for that cleaner life style.

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