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If money was no object, what “current” trials bike would you buy, and why ?

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Montesa Honda 300RR - It's the easiest bike I have had the pleasure of starting and not seizing it up when it gets dropped like the 2016 Sherco 300T and the 2017 Sherco Factory 300T:-

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15 minutes ago, johnsandywhite said:

Montesa Honda 300RR - It's the easiest bike I have had the pleasure of starting and not seizing it up when it gets dropped like the 2016 Sherco 300T and the 2017 Sherco Factory 300T:-

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Have you had a 4 stroke before the monty  ?

why a 4 stroke ?

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On 6/8/2019 at 7:26 PM, OCD said:

Have you had a 4 stroke before the monty  ?

why a 4 stroke ?

No. Back in the 70s I had Ossa, Yamaha TY250A & B, Montesa 123, Bultaco 250 and 2 x Bultaco 350 (My favourites). Since I started 4 years ago, I have had a 2013 Gas Gas 250, 2013 Jotagas 300, 2016 Sherco 300, and a 2017 Sherco Factory 300.WHY? I seized the 2016 Sherco 300 and the 2017 Sherco Factory 300. My son kept insisting I would NOT seize up a Honda motor. So far I have not and had several situations where I would have done a 2 stroke. I did at first miss the fast action throttles I always had on the 2 strokes with the instant lift over obstacles. Having now had the 4 stroke since December last year, I have been learning the different technique to utilise what the power characteristics are. However, being in my 76th year, it takes time.

By the way, I almost bought a Vertigo Ice Hell 2 years ago after a test at Cloburn. I liked the balance and at the highest setting on the 300. Unfortunately, they didn't have any second hand ones at the time, so I bought the 2017 Sherco Factory 300.

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If money was no object I think I would buy one of each and spend my days riding them until a favorite came to light... but for now I like to just dream about when that day comes.

I am however extremely happy with my ST250 as it is more than capable of anything I want it to do and very forgiving when I ask it to do something I don't want it to - LOL! 

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How about the new 2020 E Pure Race? It sports a proper hydraulic clutch (rev and dump etc), a variable inertia flywheel, 3 different and adjustable maps and a decent battery. 

Out this July 2019, about 9 grand in the UK.

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Yep I would add that to my list... Almost got an EM before going with the ST250 but I had worked on a prototype electric trials bike with the local university and the no real clutch was a deal breaker for me.

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15 hours ago, micm said:

How about the new 2020 E Pure Race? It sports a proper hydraulic clutch (rev and dump etc), a variable inertia flywheel, 3 different and adjustable maps and a decent battery. 

Out this July 2019, about 9 grand in the UK.

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Gaa! I was waiting for one of these (i.e. an electric bike with a proper clutch) but didn't see it coming so went for a TRS. That said, not sure I'd spend 9k on one but they are my dream bike - the ability to ride it pretty much anywhere out of sight is the big win for me. 

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Registered clutchless EM with a removable seat would do the trick for me, so many places I could muck about without disturbing anyone or potentially starting fires, lol

I could just about commute to work on it, too

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On 6/10/2019 at 12:39 PM, michael_t said:

If money was no object I think I would buy one of each and spend my days riding them until a favorite came to light...

Well said!

I like riding a variety of bikes and strive to improve all to match the strengths of the best.   As  Paul Thede says about suspension, "The best you've ridden is the best you know."

 

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On 6/10/2019 at 7:56 PM, micm said:

How about the new 2020 E Pure Race? It sports a proper hydraulic clutch (rev and dump etc), a variable inertia flywheel, 3 different and adjustable maps and a decent battery. 

Out this July 2019, about 9 grand in the UK.

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Would it be ok for a proper trial like say the Jack Wood ? or any other road based national ? For 9K it must be amazing .....

 

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On 6/13/2019 at 11:22 PM, motorcycleemptyness said:

Would it be ok for a proper trial like say the Jack Wood ? or any other road based national ? For 9K it must be amazing .....

 

The UK importers are considering entering a decent rider on an E Pure Race (the hydraulic clutch version) is some Nationals. Battery life is said to be outstanding better than the recent 2019 model and that seemed to have a good range/duration. The power is increased as well. Like the cars the electric bikes seem costly compared to the petrol ones. Maybe leasing is the answer! 

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The Lite is only £6400.  I would want the clutch model but I don't have the cash sitting around just at the minute.  Very good idea though - no motor to maintain.  I would love one.

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