Trials Bikes from A-Z

Discussion in 'Trials' started by roadholder, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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    As this is a new forum it might be a good learning excercise and prompt a few "I didn't know THEY made a trials bike" reponses!
    Not sure if we can cover every letter of the Alphabet here but I expect most.

    Any vintage of trials bike is good...proof of existance must be provided with a pic! :eek1

    I'll start things off:

    A - Ariel (because I am bias....AJS and Aprilia also acceptable!)
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    B- BSA (sorry Bultaco and Beta is just too easy!)
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    C- CCM (also Can-Am, Cotton)
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    OK...so I like four strokes!:lol3

    What else can we come up with as we move along from "D" on? Don't get ahead!
    Just a couple at a time please...let everyone else play too!
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  2. jjustj

    jjustj cum petris et choris

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    of yes MOTO GUZZI!, hmmmm took it about 1995 i think... stand by..


    ill keep looking!:beer
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  3. roadholder

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    Moto Guzzi...yes!:lol3
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    A couple other trials brands follow under "M" as well... but we're not there yet! Any takers for D-F or did I take the easy ones and leave the hard ones? :D

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  4. johnson

    johnson Been here awhile

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    No D :cry
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  5. greatnortoni

    greatnortoni Been here awhile

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    Dalesman!
    Had a Sachs 125 power plant - and massive ground clearance at the time.
    greatnortoni:rilla
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  6. roadholder

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    Another "D".....also recently posted in another thread - a Dot.
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    As for E...that's "Easy". :evil (Yeah I know!)

    The next few letters are "easy" too....a few modern era bikes come to mind!

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  7. roadholder

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    Excellent.
    Francis-Barnett would also be acceptable!
    "G" isn' too tough....is it?
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  8. Flood

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    G as in Greeves, together with a CZ which we missed before!


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  9. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    H as in Horex Regina!


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  10. johnson

    johnson Been here awhile

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    johnson Been here awhile

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    johnson Been here awhile

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  13. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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    Very good! A nice looking machine.
    Also a little obscure company from Japan made some trials bikes! :lol3

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    We are up to "L" now...might be a tough one?
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  14. roadholder

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    Yep. I wasn't even aware of a KTM trials bike until recently. I don't think they got into production but they looked good .

    Here's another obscure Japanese brand!

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  15. norton73

    norton73 drinkin'

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    I for Indian

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    Warren Kleis built this bike up a couple years ago to ride in AHRMA and MAVT Vintage Trials.
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  16. roadholder

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    Dick Man also built an Indian trials bike...based on the Royal Enfield/ Indians.
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    As for the letter "L", unless someone built a trials model Laverda or one of these...it might be time to move on to "M"! That should be an easy one! :wink:

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  17. Flood

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    "Percy Hunt rode a 346 cc model successfully in races, and just before WWII Bob Foster gained many wins on a Levis ohv 598 cc bike in trials and moto cross."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levis_(motorcycle)

    Couldn't find a picture, though.
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  18. roadholder

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    Good choice...a real classic.
    I think the modern era trials riders here are asleep at the wheel! :lol3 I can't believe no one rang in with this one (not to mention Beta earlier!) below!

    We're now up to "M"...what could that be? :wink:
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  19. norton73

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    Old;
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    or we could go with Matchless;

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  20. roadholder

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    Well, with three Norton-based avatars in this thread I expect this one goes without saying!
    The rigid framed model 500 T pictured here was one of the early dedicated trials bikes sold by a manufacturer.

    They've come a long way! :D

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    Any guesses for "O"? Another easy one!
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