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4 RIDE ADVICE PLEASE

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Thanks cord  & Nigel for your insight. Great to hear your experiences on it . I’ve had  trail bikes in the past but far too heavy & too  tall a seat for my liking . Having a bike that’s only about 80kgs I would enjoy I’m sure & 50 mile range is not bad at all is it . When I’ve saved up & find one I’ll give you a shout.  I guess I’d need a trailer too if I fancied a trip to wales as it would be too heavy for a car rack

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Oh that’s great then, thought it might be pushing the limits. I’ll have to find out about whether the car ( Alfa Giulia) is ok with it

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2 hours ago, woody1970 said:

Oh that’s great then, thought it might be pushing the limits. I’ll have to find out about whether the car ( Alfa Giulia) is ok with it

Well, getting a hitch receiver in the States from Alfa for a Giulia is impossible, but I hear in Europe they can be found.  UHaul has their own models though. 

That car can tow a small, unenclosed utility trailer with a trials bike, no issues.  It's been said the 2017 Giulia towing capacity was 1700kg, but I don't think I would want to tow that heavy a load, and I certainly would not want to tow anything with a any significant frontal area.

(2019 AR Giulia here too)

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All food for thought, I was considering a new 2021 Yam WR250F for £7700 this year, but may look at the 4Ride at £5900 instead

Coming from a Trials background, I much prefer the more technical trails, to the flat out 50mph ones (not a speed freak)

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I’ve just had a look at the Yam. Looks like a nice machine but too heavy & tall for me. 

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On 1/11/2021 at 7:48 PM, woody1970 said:

I’ve just had a look at the Yam. Looks like a nice machine but too heavy & tall for me. 

Tempted by the Yamaha, but also fancy a 4Ride as I want to do some more observing now at Centre trials and maybe SSDT and a few LDT's too - so the 4Ride makes more sense

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