World Champions in Road Racing, Motocross, Speedway and Enduro all train with trials bikes.
It is the motorcycle sport where control, balance and concentration not speed is paramount. It is the quiet motorcycle Sport. It does not get the coverage of it’s more flashy cousins yet it is probably the most environmentally friendly of our disciplines.
Noraly from itchyboots travels the world on a motorcycle and she has over a million followers and I am one of them! She took the time to learn something about Trials between her episodes.
The Canadian National Trials Championship In IOCO B.C. this month just a few minutes from where I live and Noraly was just here in British Columbia on her Honda CRF300L Rally on the way to Alaska. That is what prompted this post
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Motorcyclists from every era have one bike that for them is the best bike of all time.
I asked the late great Czech Speedway Champion Franta Juhan what his favorite bike was and and he told me.
“Sonny” (his nickname for me) I have raced many great bikes including the Gilera Four in Monza, The Vellocette KTT which I rode to a new lap record in Switzerland and rode in the Isle of Man TT. I had a DKW 240 Speedway bike and a 1000cc Covenry Eagle and raced Jawa in the Six Days Trial. I have ridden Jawa, Vincent, Gilera, Moto Guzzi and MV Agusta but my favorite was the Jawa 350 Speedway Bike.” Franta was a big imposing gentleman and is eyes got a far away look when he hung his arm over my shoulder and talked of these bikes.
I was what you could call a child of the sixties and my own personal best was the incredible Honda RC166.
You can see it here an my vlog Duncan Fraser Reads.
I should come as no surprise than Honda have grouped together small motorcycles and scooters and are marketing them as a group. Honda are world leaders in this space. The practically invented it with the introduction of the Honda Cub in 1958.
This wee bike has sold over 100 million units world wide and is the most sold bike in history.
The current lineup will have to go some to meet those lofty numbers but the actual concept is not new to Honda,
Small affordable transportation for the masses,
The Current Canadian Mini Moto can be seen in Duncan Fraser Reads vlog of the mini moto at the Honda Centre in Burnaby BC