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tal?” Scooters off-road? Are you men s would I’m sure that’s what your parent ng a Bei ask if they were reading this. if too I hadn’t parent I’d ask the same question k to the first already had a go. If you think bac eeled bike experience you have of a two-wh most with an engine, it was probably like maybe even other peoples - on scrub land or n Honda a disused railway on a broken dow you borrowed Plonk 90, or that yellow Passola didn’t matter, off your Mum. Whatever it was it the fun. Not the only thing that mattered was it better being made for the job just made be pretty good especially when it turned out to t past that off-road and you managed to blas e CR80. young lad on his made to measur some So that’s where it started for me ther ano e time ago and I couldn’t wait to hav gloves. e som tinkle this time with a helmet and in or min We’d already seen that, although was already ope Eur ng, raci k trac to comparison and, even ng taking the plunge into off-road raci ones you the , though the videos are a little rare people and can find on Google look organised thing any e are enjoying it. So why don’t we hav ted? star it like this in the UK? Should we get
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GET KITTED UP tty basic to The things you would need are pre the idea like we be honest and this is exactly why runs, that oter of Scooter-X; a rough looking sco e mor on some off-road tyres (we’re working ility ilab ava options with this one). Tyre size and ch whi on or could actually be the deciding fact es, glov et, helm scooters can be used. Protection; to t wan you boots and armour are essential if rmation we’ll participate. As we gather more info keep you updated. that anyone The best thing about Scooter-X is n’t too deep can have a go, if your pockets are up than track then worry not it’s cheaper to take serious racing and it hopefully won’t be too the top at either, the fun factor has got to be scoot fect per of the list. In summary then, the would need: • Off-road tyres. ryone happy. • Low noise output to keep eve and back. t • Good suspension travel fron top able • Low down power with reason speed. • Brakes.