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Trials report Sun 23 May 2021

Another cold trial at coppermine creek Woodville. Beneath swollen grey skies riders took on 8 sections of differing terrain, All tricky as usual. Pine needles were slippery, creek was slippery, rocks were slippery , surprisingly grippy grass banks. Kevin and I battled it out with some really good rides and lots of frustratingly shocking ones. Spirits were kept high courtesy of Chris with encouraging words shouted mid section. Cheers Chris. I didn’t manage to see many others riding during the day. By the looks of the scores intermediate was fairly competitive. Some tough competition in presidents between Ash and Connor. That one pesky 5 from Ash saw Conner ride away with the win. Clubman saw a wide range of scores, with Mike Ward at the top on just 3 points for the day. So Mike takes home the Bruce & Bai cup, for lowest score across all grades. Another great day out riding.

Cheers Warrick.


Yes the Manawatu Orion trials group are having a trial this month. Details as follows.

Date – May 23

Venue – Galloway farm, Coppermine Road off Pinfold Rd not too far from Woodville. Pinfold Road is off SH3 on the northern end of Woodville. For those going over the Saddle Road, turn left into Hopelands Road and immediately right into Oxford Road after hitting the flat after coming off the Saddle road. Then all the way along Oxford until you hit the tee with Pinfold Rd. We’ll put the trials sign out there.

Sign on – 9.45 am

 Start – 10.30 am

 Club memberships are due. I’ll try and get some new club membership cards so you can do your re-newel.

 Regards Kevin Pinfold MOMCC



Trials Report for the 18th April


Held at Davidson’s Farm, No 3 Line Pohangina.

We had a turn out of 9 riders, which made for a friendly Trial.

The weather was cloudy and held for us during the trial and then came sunny as we left. Typical.


The scores for the day were as follows:

Warrick George            44

Adrian Walcroft              58

Mark Sidebotham     42

Paul Wheatly                    107

Ash Lucas                    64

Connor Newton             30

Merv George                  74

Vinnie               68

Hannah Newton        46


A special meation; although the points don’t reflect how Paul Wheatley rode, after a “long” extended absence from near death and major illness he rode like a true champion. (Is that what you wanted me to write Paul???)

We would like to say thankyou to Sidey from the Wellington Club for coming up for the day for our trial.


Next club trial is the 4th Sunday of May (23rd). Venue to be confirmed.


Hannah and Connor


Motul goes off road enduro in partnership with FIM ISDE


The FIM is delighted to announce that Motul has become one the main partners of the FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE). The agreement with the French lubricant company is for an initial two year period and also sees them hold Lubricant and Maintenance exclusivity at the event. The newly signed deal, with what remains the oldest event in the FIM calendar, will see Motul fully launch into the Enduro off-road segment, complementing its existing involvements in the Dakar amongst other all-terrain events and its partnership with the off-road bike manufacturer Sherco.

Only a year ago Motul signed a global partnership deal with the fast-growing, exciting and championship-winning bike manufacturer, Sherco, which also encompasses its racing activities. Motul and Sherco will offer a wide range of support services during the ISDE to around twenty privateer bikers from around the world plus, of course, support for the official factory team riders in their respective national teams.
The 2021 edition of the FIM ISDE will take place in the Apennine region of Northern Italy between Lombardy and Piedmont from 30th August to 4th September. The crème de la crème of enduro riders will travel over punishing off-road surfaces through the Italian countryside before ending with The Final Motocross on the Tazio Nuvolari Circuit, south of Milan. The total length of the course, including special tests, will be approximately one thousand kilometres and the riders will do one lap each day, some of which will be time checked.
Motul will be playing a leading role in this iconic event, and both competitors and fans will enjoy a major activation programme onsite as well as following all the action and excitement digitally through Motul’s social media platforms. The highly recognisable Motul Racing Lab truck will be on site offering oil analysis and free advice to riders, just as it does on the Dakar. Customers and Motul Ambassadors will be also present from different parts of the world.
Enduro racing is hard in every sense! There are long stages, often over sun-baked, rock-hard terrain or in dusty valleys, and temperatures can soar. Keeping both bike and rider moving smoothly is therefore a key component on the route to success. Bikes will benefit from Motul’s race-proven 300V Factory Line Off Road and 300V2 products, plus the specific 800 2T engine oil which is tailored for off-road use. Motul RBF 700 Factory Line Racing Brake Fluid is an ultra-high performance fluid perfect for this environment, and Motocool and the full range of MC Care products will be the ideal products for every competitor.

Anton Malyshev, Motul Head of Business – Powersports said: “This is a really exciting development for us, and it will offer us the perfect opportunity to validate and promote the quality and performance of our extensive range of off-road products in front of the whole enduro community. We have formed an excellent relationship with the FIM over the years, largely through our partnerships in other motorcycle championships, but to partner with such an historic and globally famous event is very special. We can’t wait for it all to kick off at the end of August and to be working closely alongside our partner Sherco on this!”

Fabio Muner, FIM Marketing & Communications Director said: "The International Six Days of Enduro is the oldest World Championship event that the FIM has in its calendar and the arrival of a premium brand such as Motul is confirmation that the 6 Days is not only an iconic event and a proving ground for men and machines, but that it is also a unique platform for B2C marketing activations thanks to the huge participation of the riders and the fans at every edition. Having Motul as the main partner of the ISDE reinforces their position in the off-road racing market and also strengthens our fruitful marketing and technical cooperation in the enduro segment too."


Motul is a world-class French company specialised in the formulation, production and distribution of high-tech engine lubricants (two-wheelers, cars and other vehicles) as well as lubricants for industry via its MotulTech activity.

Unanimously recognised for more than 165 years for the quality of its products, innovation capacity and involvement in the field of competition, Motul is also recognised as the specialist in synthetic lubricants. As early as 1971, Motul was the first lubricant manufacturer to pioneer the formulation of a 100% synthetic lubricant for automotive engines, the 300V lubricant, making use of Esters technology and issued from the aeronautical industry.

Throughout the years, Motul has gained experience as an official supplier to many racing teams and manufacturers and contributes with them to further technological development in motorsports. Using the racetracks and motorsport events around the world as a living laboratory, the consumer products on the shelves today have all benefitted directly in terms of performance, reliability and efficiency.

Motul is supporting teams in international competitions such as: 24 Hours of Le Mans (cars and motorcycles), FIA World Endurance Championship, Super GT, Drift, Pikes Peak, Japanese Super Formula, GT World Challenge Europe, MotoGP, World Superbikes, MXGP, FIM Endurance World Championship, Supercross, IOM TT, Rallycross, Dakar Rally, F1 Boats, Goodwood Revival, Le Mans Classic and scores of others.

Visit www.motul.com.


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ISDE Press Officer| press.isde@fim.ch
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Where was this? Kevin wants to know!                                                     Evergreen Kevin Pinfold at Forest Hill Road, NZ, 1980 on a 325 1978 Bultaco

And where are those bikes now.

Peter Van Dingenen bought the Bult off me and promptly turned it from one of the best in the country into something that didn’t work so well anymore. Chopped the frame and lifted the motor to give it about a metre of ground clearance and all of a sudden it was a pig to ride. Pete’s still got it to my knowledge. I got 4th in the NZ champs on that bike in 1980. When we only had two grades and lots of riders.

John Lawton bought the Montesa off me and rode it for a few years before selling it to fellow Ixion rider John Thompson, and as far as I know JT’s still got it and has done a bit of a resto job on it. I won the second day at the NZ Champs in Nelson in 81 on this bike but only finished 4th overall after three days. Result wasn’t helped by the fact I finished 11th and out of the points on day one (champs points only went to 10th then). I remember sulking real bad all Saturday night and jumping on the 349 on the Sunday morning and telling myself I was going to win today – and I did. Gee why can’t I focus like that every time I ride! Aussie Champ Steve Johnson won from Pauls Symons that year with some up and coming whipper snapper by the name of Andrew Clement 3rd. Warrick Merriman was 7th.

Cheers  Kevin Pinfold



Vertigo, Vertical-Works 2020.

Perfecting The Revolution!

Vertigo Motors is delighted to present the latest evolution of the Vertical-Works model. This new model will be available in the traditional 125, 250 & 300cc versions, and new for 2020 the exciting 200cc & 280cc versions.

Our team of Vertigo engineers, guided by our brand ambassador & 12 times Trials World Champion Dougie Lampkin, who in turn has worked relentlessly during the 2019 season with our extremely talented team of World Championship riders, consisting of Jaime Bus-to, Jorge Casales & Berta Abellan have ensured that the latest 2020 version of this already extremely advanced 2 stroke, fuel injection machine is even more refined & reliable than ever before.

The 125cc is a model which has already earned its place in the elite stable of Vertigo mo-dels. Thanks to this model, in the hands of Pau Martinez becoming 2019 European 125cc Champion in its debut year.

The new 200cc model, combines the very best elements of both the 250cc & 125cc models. Resulting in a bike capable of taking on virtually any challenge. Whilst always providing the rider with total control of their machine. This new model is ideal for first time riders, or those who do not require the full power of a 250cc or higher capacity bike. Yet who still demand enough power to take on challenging sections & lines.

The 280cc similarly combines the best elements of the 250cc & 300cc models to provide intermediate & advanced riders with a very responsive & powerful bike capable of attacking extremely challenging sections & lines. This 280cc model is only available under request.

Each version of this 2020 model has been subject to the same meticulous technical development. Meaning this new model, takes the already most technically advanced and revolutionary trials bike on the market, to a whole new level & keeps the bike in an entire class of its own.

If you demand the ultimate in quality, ad-vanced technology & performance then this is the bike for you.

The distinctive & attractive new aesthetics of the bike are achieved thanks to the totally new look 2020 graphics with their matte finish, combined with the new olive green chassis colour scheme. Complimented by the many red anodised components such as the stun-ning new billet machined wheel hubs & triple clamps, red anodised cylinder head, engine & chassis fixings and front subframe. While the new for 2020 black finish of the wheel rims, skid plate and side stand add a touch of class to this very attractive new bike.

VERTICAL 2020 200cc & 280cc

These are the main new features of the 2020 Vertigo, Vertical-Works.

Reiger adjustable rear shock. Compression & extension. Provides super smooth & controlled suspension travel. As well as improved traction & stability in all conditions.

Tech racing forks, with adjustable rebound, end-stroke & spring pre-load. Provide maximum precision and responsive feedback to the rider.

New lightweight billet alloy wheel hubs-laser etched with the Vertigo logo & fini-shed in anodised red.

FIM/Race-Spec Galfer rear disk.

S3 Hardrock steel footrests.

Racing throttle body.

New Mapping customised to 2020 configuration. Allows the rider to switch be-tween a more aggressive map for dry & grippy conditions or a super smooth map for wet & slippery conditions.

New thermodynamic configuration.

New 2020 specification cylinder head - with red anodised finish.

Vertigo CNC brake & clutch lever adjusters - Allow instant fine tuning of your controls.

Renthal handlebar grips.

New Vertigo handlebar pad.

Throttle cable adjuster at the handlebar.

Magnetic lanyard kill switch-ready to race feature.

New design billet triple clamps-with red anodised finish.

Redesigned clutch: allowing for a more responsive & precise feeling.

New radiator design & new fan: improves air flow & cooling, whilst being more re-sistant to heavy impacts.

New silencer guard spacers: give the rider more precision & control when manoeu-vring the bike.

New 2020 Specification Re-Enforced Frame.

Dunlop GP Tyres.



Spanish Trial NZ Ltd can supply many of your trials needs.

We are the NZ importer for Vertigo trials bikes and offer a good spare parts back up

and technical support for this exciting brand.

Vertigo Vandal 50cc 16” kids bike - $3795 in stock

Vertigo Vandal 50cc 20kids bike - $4500

Taking orders now for 2020 bikes - 125, 200, 250, 280 & 300cc $12,895 to $12,995

We also support the following brands with spare parts and technical support.

Ossa the modern ones

Jota Gas

Gas Gas

Gas Gas parts covered include suspension linkage kits, fan modules, clutch packs,

voltage regulators, air filters, kickstart quadrant and idler gears, gear levers, brake

levers, master cyl kits, brake pads, sprockets, throttle cables, tubeless rim tapes,

water pump shafts and seals etc. If we haven’t got it we can probably get it – unless

it’s a very old model.

Plus many universal trials consumable parts throttles, brake pads, grips, bar end

plugs, foot pegs, lanyards, rim stickers, Dellorto 26mm carb.

We also import and stock MOTS trials clothing and helmets.

Fibreglass helmets - $280

Carbon helmets - $435 (limited stocks)

Riding pants - $170 (some old stock $150)

Riding shirts - $60 (some old stock $50)

Gloves $50

Jackets from $120

Back/chest protection vest - $185 (limited stock)

Boots $495 (limited stock)

All enquires to

Kevin Pinfold

Email: kptrials@xtra.co.nz

Phone: 021 031 9897

The best time to call me is between 6.30 pm and 9.00 pm

(I work during the day in a non motorcycle related job so can’t take calls during work hours. If

urgent leave a message or txt on my cell phone and I will call you asap)



Note: prices subject to change without notice