Now the problem with enduro bikes is there isn’t really anywhere you can practise this sort of thing (at least not near me in north London/Hertfordshire). A trials ground would be perfect, but enduro bikes aren’t allowed. I needed a trials bike.
I wanted to make a properly informed decision, so earlier this year I booked myself on a one day trials course at Tricks in the Sticks
in Kent (very good). Jason - the owner - taught me the basics on one of his Beta Rev 3s. I left exhausted but excited, and more importantly well informed.
I had the chance to ride the Electric Motion
bike at a Torque Racing
open day early in 2015, so I knew a little about it. I spent a bit of time weighing up the petrol vs electric thing. The biggest barrier for me was the price. I could spend what I liked on a petrol bike, but I had to buy the EM new (£5695). No one seems to sell them used (probably a good sign).