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Victorian Recreational Licensed Trials Bikes

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:29 pm
by Dr Peter
So, admitting up front, I also go trail riding with AMTRA (look it up).
I do that on a DT175 Yamaha chook chaser (it's a nostalgia thing for me) but everyone at AMTRA rides enduro bikes, so I am struggling.

However I would love to consolidate my bike fleet. And trials is what I try to do most.

Are there any 'trials' bike that are fully registered or comply with Victoria's 'recreationally registered' status? That might embarrass some of these enduro hoons?

Peter

Re: Victorian Recreational Licensed Trials Bikes

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:32 pm
by sharpie
I have rec rego on my Repsol Montesa but its just not getting used

Re: Victorian Recreational Licensed Trials Bikes

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:21 am
by The Hell Team

Re: Victorian Recreational Licensed Trials Bikes

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:03 pm
by Dr Peter
Sharpie,
Do you mean the bike isn't being used or the fact that it is rec registered isn't being taken advantage of?
Peter

Re: Victorian Recreational Licensed Trials Bikes

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:07 pm
by Dr Peter
Hell Team,
Phil W. has already given me the heads up about this bike. It's a beautiful looking thing.
Peter

Re: Victorian Recreational Licensed Trials Bikes

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:42 pm
by sharpie
I have just paid the renewal of the rec rego so that's all good but time is just not on my side when the weekend comes around, oh and being a Queenslander the weather down here is just crap too.

Re: Victorian Recreational Licensed Trials Bikes

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:48 pm
by Dr Peter
What about Gas Gas Radonnes? Any thoughts on them 125 or 200cc.

Re: Victorian Recreational Licensed Trials Bikes

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:56 am
by TRIALTECH
You may not be aware, but the Sherco/Scorpa range of trials bikes are available in a homologated version suitable for rec registration

There's also the X-Ride

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Talk to the Sherco/Scorpa dealer in your state

Re: Victorian Recreational Licensed Trials Bikes

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:13 pm
by Dr Peter
Was unaware of the Sherco/Scorpa possibility.
I was aware of the X Rides.
Thanks for the heads-up.
Peter

Re: Victorian Recreational Licensed Trials Bikes

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:42 am
by The Hell Team
Be careful there Peter, as motorcycle importers we can bring in a homologated version if it has gone through ADR (either low volume or full compliance), it is illegal for an importer in Australia to bring in the European homologated version if it hasn't got plate approval.
If say "Joe Blogs" importer brings in with his regular trials bikes a homologated version (it has the road gear, head light, blinkers, horn etc etc) but he has no plate approval for that, then he/she is liable for some very hefty fines, and may find it difficult to bring bikes in in the future if caught.
Trials bike manufacturers make two versions, the homologated road version for Europe, and the non homologated export version. When we import bikes we sign forms stating our bikes are for "OFF ROAD USE" only, and do not have road gear, or road approved tyres etc etc.
Or as is the case with the Gas Gas CONTACT we bring in the homologated bike with plate approval and full ADR. The plate approval takes quite some time to achieve and every VIN (chassis) number is in the Road and Transport system.
If you presented a road going version without a VIN record both the importer and the owner could hit a pretty serious hurdle.
Check the regulations and make yourself aware of the laws before purchasing any "homologated" bike. It might be kosher if you were in Europe, but it could be a headache here if it doesn't have plate approval.