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  1. 504329lt

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    Hi

    Considering buying a bike that can fit in rear garage. Ideally would like a trials type bike that is suitable for dirt / gravel tracks in Spain / Morocco etc. Any ideas would be much appreciated.

    Thanks, Martin
     
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    Budget ?
     
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    As cheap as possible! I don't want to tour etc. Just something to use as a runaround that can also cope with dirt roads. Thanks.
     
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    Look at a Kawasaki versius ,good all round bike and not too heavy
     
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    I couldn't recommend a bike (so many choices/options) but have recently bought bikes for myself and my daughter.

    We purchased from www.tredz.co.uk
    Bikes arrived fully assembled except for needing to straighten the handle bars, also a few 'freebies' in the box.

    I used a 10% off promotional code - thankyou10 which makes the bicycles very good value indeed !

    *edit* apologies, you appear to be looking for a motorbike :)
     
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    Thats what we carry in our garage a 650 Versys brilliant bike great 2 up but is heavier than you think, according to the bumpf 170kgs actual weight 215kgs. Good all round bike if you can get it in though.
    An older Honda Dominator is a good choice especially if you want to do a bit of off road, also capable of two up for up to about 70/80 miles, gets hard going any further. We carried one on a towbar rack for a few years not too heavy either.
     
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    How about a Rieju Tango 250, they look OK and weight 109kg, only seen them, so don't knowwhat they are like to ride, a bit like a Yamaha Serow.
     
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    If you want a cheap,small,reliable trailie,have a look at a Yamaha Serow,225cc,good little bike,newer ones are 250,light and easy handling,Jap import but that mayor may not bother you.
    Good luck in your search.
     
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    I would not go for a trials style bike. They tend not to have a seat. Look instead at a trail bike. They are quite different. Trials bikes are generally lower over all so they would be easier in your garage though.
     
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    Great choice cracking bike might be hard to find though as the Long Distance Trials guys snap em up.
    Wouldn't mind one myself.
     
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    Mine was a cracker,never failed to start,even after being upside down in the chalky,muddy water on Salisbury plain!!
    Good on fuel and scrubbed up well,to be honest still regret getting rid of it,don't know why I did!!
     
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    Yamaha TDR 250 or any of the older two stroke trail bikes. Powerful and light.
     
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    Stealaway beat me to it
    Also look at the Yamaha Serow.
    Both I and Richard ( Scotties ) have had them and rate them highly esp for on road and a bit of green laning
    In fact I believe Richard still has his

    I went a bit weird and bought a 1963 Greeves ! ( But it is REALLY light ! )
     
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    When I was a kid my mate decided he wanted to have a go at scrambling so his dad bought him a 1963 or thereabouts Greeves Hawkstone I believe it was. He practiced a bit then entered his first event as a junior. We put the bike on a simple trailer his dad had borrowed and tied it on with washing line. Somewhere in the depths of Cheshire I glanced out of the back window of his dad's Cortina to see what was left of the bike bouncing along the road being dragged at 40mph on the end of a 50foot piece of rope! After picking all the bits we could find up we went home and my friend retired from scrambling undefeated at the age of 16.........
     
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    My wife's also had a couple of Serows and love them, mainly used for greenlaning, we found the older one better. A friend borrowed her Serow when he had his Kawasaki KDX stolen and he couldn't believe how good the Serow was but I think the Tango is lighter.
     
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    John don't you mean 'weirder'
     
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    Been looking at the same question... The Suzuki vanvan looks light and should be out as a 200cc version soon.

    Bit wide for our garage so I'm thinking of a twist-n-go 125cc scooter for town visits and pootling around. Let us know what you go for :)
     
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    I have a Tango, its my go anywhere, do anything bike..Light, 2T, easy to maintain.
    Have a look at them.
     
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    image.jpeg We've just bought one of these ,125cc 130kg not sure it would be any good for scrambling and dirt tracking tho:BigGrin:
     
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