Best trials bike

Discussion in 'Trials' started by 9balljoe, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. 9balljoe

    9balljoe Been here awhile

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    What would be a good choice of a trials bike, that also had some sort of a seat. Want something great torque and fun...but need some seat time.

    Any ideas??
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  2. Colorado

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    I've never had a trials bike but I keep looking at them.

    A lot of the old-timey trials bikes had seats and could be licensed for the street. Now, I think some of the bikes have kits that can add a seat, a bigger tank (or an aux tank between the forks) and headlight. I'm pretty sure the Montesa Cota 4RT has a factory kit that does that.
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  3. Kamala

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    You may have to go the Vintage route if you want a true Trials Bike with a seat. I have seen modern Trials bikes with a seat attached. The Kawasaki Super Sherpa or a Gas Gas Pampera might be a good compromise if you just looking to play around on the bike and not really get into the real nasty stuff.
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  4. 9balljoe

    9balljoe Been here awhile

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    Am thinking something along the old Bultaco Sherpa t but more Modern day

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  5. jdiaz

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    The Gas Gas Pampera is a sorta dual-sport using their 2st trials motor. Way fun. Get one now because they are changing to the 4st 450 motor shortly.
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  6. 9balljoe

    9balljoe Been here awhile

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    I just came across the pampara (looks nice )..is it a green sticker bike and have you rode it?

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  7. jdiaz

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    Ah, I doubt its green sticker since its a two-stroke. I didn't notice your location.

    I have spent a day riding one and its a hoot. Physically a little too small for me, but a really enjoyable bike.
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  8. viverrid

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    It's not a trials bike though. More like a factory dualsport. Comes with all the lights, etc. We looked at one for V-wife while I was taking delivery on my GasGas 200EC. Smaller than a full sized dirtbike, but still higher than a small DR-200, XT-225, etc. A Kawi Super Sherpa isn't anything like those old Bultaco Sherpas.

    You probably knew this, a modern trials bike has no seat so that it can be tilted sharply from side to side relative to the rider, all to try to avoid putting that foot down and getting that penalty point. OP probably needs a vintage trials bike from when they were more like conventional motorcycles. A guy actually rode a trials bike in our club's enduro; he had a pillow bungeed to the rear fender so he could sit a bit, and a gallon can of gas strapped to his back to make up for the small tank.
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  9. Bush Basher

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    Try looking at a Scorpa long Ride.
    They come in 2T and a 4T.
    I would would buy the standard trails bike and then buy the Long Ride kit.
    As this would give you a slightly higher spec bike.
    It takes about 10-mins[/URL] to do the change over.
    http://www.tryalsshop.com/ScorpaUSA/default.htm
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  10. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    Second vote the the SCORPA Long Ride 4-stroker. It's excellent with a Yamaha engine. Might even be street legal with the turn signals already mounted.

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    Oh man, that looks cool. Its only listed as a 5-speed tho? I thought the 250F motor was a six-speed.

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  12. 9balljoe

    9balljoe Been here awhile

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    Yes very nice indeed...here is there t ride more of a enduro and trails bike...I think it weighs in at 195lbs.

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  13. BMR

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    The Scorpa Long Ride comes in the 2 or 4 stroke.

    The 2 stroke has a 6 speed tranny and the 4 stroke is a 5 speed.

    There are still a lot of older Yamaha TY 175 and TY 250 Trials bikes, that did have actual seats. However, they are aircooled and have drum brakes all around.
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  14. Love2ridemontesas

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    If your looking for a trials bike with a seat get a montesa cota 347 or 247. I have rode a 347 a few times now and quickly it has become my favorite vintage trials.
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  15. Tama's Tigre

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    Had one of these in the 70's. Lots of fun, and you could weelee it all the way to work!
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  16. Love2ridemontesas

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    I know right I just love the way the engine and gears are tuned its an amazing machine, I love em but I dont have one... yet. I am actuallt building an RT1 witha a 350-360cc engine with a custom frame just for trials, recently I got the engine together with a friend this bike is gonna be a lot of fun. So with this montesa of yours to you ever take er on sections?
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  17. jeep44

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    The Royal Enfield Bullet. There is a complete kit available for these to convert them to trials configuration. The original bullets were serious triallers back in the day.

    Here is the bike with the kit installed. You can find out more at www.enfieldmotorcycles.com

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  18. BigBeta

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    OK, so this thread is probably dead now...but I've had a Scorpa air cooled TYS175LR for a few weeks /150km now and quite like it. As mentioned in earlier posts the chassis parts aren't as good as the Racing versions but are probably adequate for most folk. Will cruise at 45mph and is dead easy up local tracks that can be heavy work on a 350 dual sport. Peg position is Waaay back and that is odd on the street but very helpful as the gradient increases.

    Range is reported to be 150km and I can believe it. Engine is TTR125 with a big (Ha!) bore kit

    BTW, I'm starting to build up a resourse on:

    http://longride.motoani.co.uk

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    get a honda reflex! streeet legal!
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