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AJP PR4 Supermoto

Riding off-road to help you

This particular lesson in very handy

IT’S no that many top riders motocross bikes in the off-season as of their training regime. Not does it help keep athletes fit, it keeps bike fit too. But how does on dirt and through mud improve road riding?

Now the closest been to off road riding is on the pavement. And as someone with experience on an MX bike, I wanted to out if I could pick up any useful or riding skills from an experience day. I wanted to get a opinion so I invited a fellow MX along to join me.

Stu has ridden off-road before, but as he was on, or falling off, a Harley at the time, it doesn’t really

Trailworld offer an off-road day and, unlike some off-road schools, specialise in Whilst they do run trips a villa in sunny Spain, UK base near Luton is closer to home and just a ride up the M1. Breaky at the Ace Café it was

On arrival we met Bob and Gary and introduced to one of the important pieces of kit, the tea After getting sized up and out in MX gear (including off-road that make standard boots feel like we met the rest of our group A couple to gain off-road experience of a tour overseas later year.

Whilst Trailworld offer day riding school experiences, we for a training course morning, by a ride out in the afternoon.

We rode 200cc AJP PR4s bikes. AJP is a Portuguese manufacturer who started out as producing their first back ’87. The PR4 uses an based on Honda’s XR200. fairly lightweight, has its petrol located under the seat and its battery up high to avoid a soaking.

USD Marzocchi forks looked and the electric start certainly in useful throughout the day.

was a smaller version of the AJP PR4 on hand for riders. In the coming weeks, are also adding a couple of versions with fuel-injection in the weeks.

AJP PR4 Supermoto
AJP PR4 Supermoto

I would have to have ridden a 2-… and had to jump on a 450 later on, but the AJP bike was As my first time on a MX bike, the was more than enough for a and only seemed a little on the short stretches of tarmac green lanes.

After being instructed on how to sit on the properly (sitting towards the of the bike and not using the balls of feet on those pegs) we off. Albeit wobbling and very slowly.

Staying in gear, we rode around a circuit getting a feel for our This time of year the most slippery conditions made the day (and especially the slightly more challenging, but more rewarding.

We were the correct way to pick the bike up the floor, which came in later on the day. (For more for others than I add).

Back on the bikes we started to with feet out to aid balancing, corners thrown into the and then we were standing up the straights. It was a strange experience at having to be relaxed and not fight the as the front wheel sought the way through wet mud and deep puddles.

a much needed tea break, we back out onto a more circuit and all riding at our own pace. just an hour or so of riding it was interesting to see everyone starting to riding in a smooth and relaxed Although only reaching the speeds of about 15mph, we all had big under our helmets.

Read page 2/2 of Tom’s escapades

AJP PR4 Supermoto
AJP PR4 Supermoto
AJP PR4 Supermoto
AJP PR4 Supermoto
AJP PR4 Supermoto
AJP PR4 Supermoto
AJP PR4 Supermoto
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