Originally Posted by More CowBell
I want to buy a used trials bike and Iím just not sure what to look for. I started riding dirt bikes on a Honda 50 when I was 5 years old. Iím now 46. I ride street, dirt & dual sport, and I was even into Fast50s racing for a few years (some of the most fun Iíve ever had on a bike). My question is this: what kind of trials bike do I look for? From some of the research I have done, I think I want a year 2000 to 2005 and to spend around $1800 to $3000. Iím not too sure what size engine to look for. Should I look for 2- stroke or 4-stroke? It looks like 4-strokes cost more money. Is it worth it to go with a 4-stroke as a first trials bike? Let me know what you think.
You need to be looking at either a 315R Montesa, or a Yamaha engined Scorpa. Other make bikes of that age will very likely be in poor condition, and are also nowhere near as reliable as those I have mentioned.