About Trial Magazine
Motorcycle trials or observed trials for those who are new to the sport are motorcycle competitions that use specialized trial motorcycles. These events are not speed events, rather the participants ride through an obstacle course as part of the competition and then continue on a designated route.
Competitors ride standing up on the trial motorcycles which are specially made to be light with a short suspension.
The sport of motorcycle trials is popular throughout Britain and Europe though its popularity is growing on a worldwide basis. Riders in motorcycle trials are judged on their skill level and how many times they touch the ground with their feet.
Any competitor that makes it through a section without touching ground gets a score of 0 which is referred to as cleaning the section. Competitors also gain points if they stall or fall off, go backwards or ride out of bounds. The goal is to get the lowest number of points.
Trial Magazine has information on a variety of trial bikes by manufacturers like Gas Gas, Beta, Montesa, Sherco, Honda and Scorpa. You can also find information on vintage bikes which are classified as pre 1965
A subscription to Trial Magazine is a must if you love motorcycles or compete in the world of motorcycle trials.