Trials magazine 105

On sale from 23 February 2024

116 pages of trials and classic trials including • new electric bike factory in France • 2024 FIM X-Trial Barcelona • Gary Macdonald prepares for 2024 Scottish Six Day Trial • ‘Whispering Wonder’ the Bultaco 133 • Gas Gas TXT PRO • 1984 FIM World Trials Championship • Remembering photojournalist Barry Robinson

On sale from 23 February 2024

Features in Trials 105 …

Launch – a new Electric Motion factory in France

New battery and powertrain, the heart of the new EM modelMatthew Alpe attended the opening ceremony of the new Electric Motion factory in France. Suddenly electric became exciting.

International Sport – 2024 FIM X-Trial World Championship Round 1 – Barcelona

Toni Bou (Repsol Honda-ESPToni Bou enjoys success in the opening round of the 2024 FIM X-Trial World Championship held in Barcelona.

Classic Meeting – in conversation with Valenti Fontsere

Valenti FontsereMario Candellone is in conversation with Valenti Fontsere, the accomplished Spanish trials rider and co-author of Trial Made in Italy 1975-1985

Classic Moment – 1974 Bultaco factory visit

Martin Lampkin winning the Cotswolds Cup Trial on Bultaco 133 in March 1974Alan Lampkin, Martin Lampkin and Malcolm Rathmell had their first viewing of the new prototype Bultaco 133 on a factory visit in 1974. The press called it the ‘Whispering Wonder’.

Classic Remembering – Barry Robinson

Barry RobinsonThe late Barry Robinson and his photographic legacy, which records trials and other motorcycle events in north of the country over many years

Classic Flashback – Nantwich Club trials in 1974

Malcolm Carling Photograph Collection: Graham Norris on 325cc BultacoA blast from the past as the Malcolm Carling Collection sparks memories of Nantwich Club Trials in 1974.

In Converation with – Gary Macdonald

Gary Macdonald finishing second at the 2015 Scottish Six Days TrialAs we approach the 2024 Scottish Six Day Trial, John Hulme hears the thoughts of Gary Macdonald, as he prepares to ride in the event for the 17th time. After disappointment in 2023, can he make his dreams come true in 2024?.

Revisited – 2004 Gas Gas TXT PRO

John R Shirt Gas Gas TXT PRO 300Back in 2004 John Hulme and Nigel Birkett tested the Gas Gas TXT PRO model range. We revisit their reviews.

Retro – 1984 FIM World Trials Championship opening rounds

Philippe Berlatier (Italjet-FRA) 1984Incredible as it may seem today, by the end of March 1984, four rounds of the FIM World Trials Championship had taken place – in Spain, Belgium, Britain and Ireland. Snow did not stop play at the opener in Spain, nor one week later in Belgium.

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