I got a late start in trials as well. My first trials bike was a 87 Beta tr34r in 1999 soon after that I got a great deal on a 96 Beta techno. After that:
2002 Gas Gas 280 ( new )
2004 Beta 270 ( new )
2005 Beta 270 ( new ) which in my present ride.
"One more day I find myself alive
Tomorrow maybe go beneath the ground"