Scorpa pushes the boundaries of light weight dirt biking. (Click image to enlarge)
From Scorpa (www.scorpausa.com) in France is the new Yamaha-powered T-Ride 250F—a trials/enduro hybrid that trades long-travel suspension for a lower seat height and reduced weight (209 lbs dry). The motor is from Scorpa’s SY250F trials bike, which taps a modified version of the engine used in the Yamaha WR250F enduro (tested in our April/May 2007 issue). A short wheelbase, high ground clearance and ultra-soft Michelin trials tires gives the T-Ride the agility to make it the ultimate go-anywhere trail bike, with many of the advantages of a trials bike, but few of the disadvantages.
KTM adds electric starting to the 2-stroke canon. Photograph by Heinz Mitterbauer.