Moto Trials, cross country & Enduro
Evening All,
Weather permitting, we will attempt to re run the past weekends club trial on Saturday 28th May at Andrew and Helen Jurgens property - 799 Kahuterawa Road Palmerston North.
Keep an eye out on the NZ Trials page on FB for updates and I will send another email at the end of next week to remind you all.
Hopefully we get some sunshine next week to dry things out!!


Manawatu Orion club have a trial this Sunday and it should be a good one. It’s a new venue with some nice “mini” Scottish sections which we will be using. Well for the higher grades anyway. Two start pegs and two end pegs and off you go up the creek…………..


Hopefully the rain stays away and there won’t be water cascading down them like we saw in the Scottish 6 Day last week.


Red and yellow riders will get a least 12 sections with other grades a few less.


This is a good venue and one we hope to use for future NI Champs. Andrew Jurgens has been clearing other good “non creek” stuff with his digger. He’s exposed a few decent sized rocks.


See attached flyer for details although they are a bit skinny on detail so here’s more.


Venue – Kahuterawa Road. This is a new venue and closest of all our venues for those south of Palmy. It’s off Old West Road just north of Linton. OW Rd is first on right after driving through Linton and K Rd is first on right again, only about 100 metres along OW. Coming from HB just head south after driving over the Saddle Rd or Pahiatua Track and head south like you are heading to Wellington. Old West Rd is the first major road on your left after the Pahiatua Track. NW Supermarket and other shops on your right just before the intersection. K Rd second on left after that. Don’t go straight ahead half way down the hill after turning into OW Rd.

Coming from Taranaki - see map.


Sign on 9.30 to 10.00 am. Don’t rock up late or you’ll get growled at……….


Ixion/HB/Naki trials leaders, can you forward this on to all your members please.


Attached is April's MOMCC report. Many thanks to Adrain for writing it. And also the official results. Thanks Hannah R.
Last weekend Kevin and Connor and I made the epic journey of travelling to Whangarei for finally, (thanks to Covid) for rounds 1 & 2 of North Island Championships. I think they ended up with 37 entries for the weekend. this included the kids mini section.
It was a great weekend with lots of hard work put in by only a couple of guys to run it all so smoothly.
Not that I saw a lot of the sections as I observed for the 2 days. But by all accounts between the bush, rocks, hills and quite a bit of rain in the week leading up to the weekend it made for some interesting sections.
It was a heck of a long track from where the sections were back to the pits to hand in cards after each lap, especially on day 1, with time penalties incurred by some.
If you haven't seen the results Im pleased to inform you that both Kevin and Connor rode hard and represented our club well. With Kevin taking out 1st place for Intermediates and 1st place for Veterans 2 (old buggers on new scoring system). Connor got 1st for Clubman and 1st for Juniors.
Also, this week while reading the Pioneer's (south Island club) newsletter I see they had results for 2021 and a section on Kaikoura last year at Queens Birthday. Where Warrick got the Triumph No. 2 Cup for Expert Grade and Hannah N got the Moir Cup for best novice rider.
Our next ride is sunday 15th May at Andrew and Helen Jurgens. Their address is 799 Kahuterawa Road, R.D.2, Palmerston North, 4472
Hope to see you all there.


Moto Trials: Meeting. Round 1 of Club Champs

When:     Sunday April 10th


                        10.30 am to approx. 3pm


Where:   Dan Whites Farm, approx. 1400  Pohangina Valley East Rd.    

                GPS -40.126041,  175.869330

Directions: Approx 20 minutes from Ashhurst. Head through Ashhurst towards Pohangina and take the Pohangina Valley East Road. Go past the Churchill Drive by 500mand look for sign on right hand side.


Spectators welcome – No Dogs please.


For more information

  Phone 021 031 9897, Kevin Pinfold (email

             021 081 69930, Merv George  (email  )      

Facebook page

Trial Report Written By Mike's Fairy!!
 Evening All,
on sunday we attended the Club trial at Carrol's Farm No 2 Line Pohangina. It was a warm day with dry conditions and as Vinnie and Connor said," bloody slippery dry grass" especially at section 8 .
It was a small turn out for the Club but a great ride with sections close to each other on a superb bit of Manawatu farm country.
A big thankyou to Warrick, Paul C and Kevin for setting sections on Saturday. There were some testing lines in the sections that rattled a few bones and put rider and bike in some odd positions (Aye Kevin, Section 3 I think had you a couple of times?) With an awesome selection of rocks to navigate over and around.
Kevin and Connor rode together but in different grades. Connor (who recovering out of 7 days isolation from covid Man flu) kept up to Kevins rocking pace between sections, but was well asleep before his designated bed time.
Paul W and Adrian did the sections at a more leisurely pace and both finished the day with smiles on their faces.
Merv and Mike battled out the presidents with young Vinnie stepping up after an easy 1st round for him in clubman. Vinnie was chomping on those old fellows heals and kept them on their toes for  the remainder of the day.
A reminder that next months ride is on the 10th of April (second sunday of the month) at Dan White's Pohangina East. I will send details out closer to the time.


When:     Sunday 20th March         10.30 am to approx. 3pm


Where:   Carroll's Farm, near the far end of No2 Line (No 396), off the Pohangina Valley East Rd. GPS -40.193941, 175.842204

Directions: Approx 18 minutes from Ashhurst. Head through Ashhurst towards Pohangina and take the Pohangina Valley East Road. (look for sign posts from here). Turn right into No 2 Line. Trial is near the end of the road on the right

Spectators welcome – No Dogs please.


For more information

   Phone 021 031 9897, Kevin Pinfold (email )

             021 081 69930, Merv George  (email  )    

Web Site:  and click on Events - Moto Trials


Spectators attending this event do so entirely at their own risk


Permit No


Manawatu Orion Motorcycle Club



Morning All,

Hope you are all doing your best to stay well at the present time?

Below is an email from Luke March at the Whangarei Trials Club. They are all go for hosting rounds 1 & 2 of the North Island Trials Championships on the 23rd & 24th of April.

All going well, Connor and I will make the trip up there and no doubt Kevin will do the same as we all know Kevin doesn't like to miss out on a challenge!

Kevin, Mike and I headed away after the JRL to do the Tour De North. Day 1 & 2 were ridden at Mahia on the old railway line to Gisborne and around the peninsula. We even got to see a rocket being launched. Then we headed to Havelock North with the group all enjoying a farm ride (and an awesome roast dinner) with Mark Furguesson and family and their neighbouring properties. Then before we knew it we were on the road again to Waikuku Lodge south of Martinborough where Warrick joined us for some pretty tough riding by all accounts.

It was a great week away with a fantastic group of people, lots of laughs and once again lots of new country seen and conquered especially by those keen enough to ride a trials bike in some testing terrain at times!

Just waiting to hear back from Kevin about this weekend's club ride. As soon as I do I'll flick an email out to you all.




Trials North Island Rounds at Whangarei 

Hi all,


Permit has been approved for rounds 1+2 of the NI trials championship rounds in Whangarei.


Would you please be so kind as to distribute the attached entry form and supplementary details to the riders in your club? Have posted to nztrials facebook group already as well.


Shane and I will be hard at work getting everything all ready, will put out a request for observers if we don't meet the numbers we need but we are on track at the moment, fingers crossed.


Hope everyone is well. Jo





North Island Trial series, event cancellation and postponement.
Despite the efforts from all the volunteers, the latest COVID related announcements have forced the organisers to re-think the organisation of the first few events of the North Island series.
The 1st and 2nd rounds of the North Island Trial series initially scheduled on February 19th & 20th in Tauranga is cancelled.
The 3rd and 4th rounds of the North Island Trial series initially scheduled on March 12th & 13th in Wellington is postponed.
The new event date is to be confirmed.

Jules Huguenin
Trial Commissioner



Hi All,
Just a quick note to let you know what is happening this coming sunday. There will be no trial but Adrian and Kevin have come up with a property to have a ride around/practice on. Kick off time is 11.00am. Below are details on the location of property.
Venue is 3124 Pohangina Valley West Road. Basically 31 km from Ashhurst. Drive from Ashhurst all the way to Pohangina Village. Keep going straight through the village and on for quite a few k’s on what is now Pohangina Valley West Road. Stay on Poh Valley West Road and that will take you to the venue. We will put a trials sign at the intersection of Poh Valley West Rd and Churchill Road. If you go down Churchill you’ll end up at the Totara Reserve and you don’t want to be there. There will another sign at venue entrance which is on the right side of the road.





February 13 Pink & Manning Shield Sam Davison’s Pohangina West Adrian & Ashley

March 20 Club trial Carrols No 2 Line Poh East Warrick & Paul Corry

April 10 Club Champs Rnd 1 Dan White’s Pohangina East Merv, Mike & Connor

May 15 Bruce & Bai Cup Kahuterawa Valley Rd Kevin & Andrew J

June 19 Club Champs Round 2 Coppermine Rd, Woody Ashley & Warrick

July 10 Winter Cup Mike & Jo’s at Bulls Mike, Connor & Vinnie

Aug 21 Club Champs Rnd 3 Quarry Mangagtainoka?? Adrian & Phil

Sep 18 Club Champs Rnd 4 Gorge Quarry Kevin & Paul Wheatly

Oct 16 Club Champs Rnd 5 Stu Davisons No 3 Line Warrick & Chris M

Nov 6 or 13??? BSA Shield Ixion’s turn to run

Unless advertised, MOMCC Moto Trials will commence at 10.30am.

Entry Fees: $20 per event / $10 Junior (if going to school). MNZ Competition Licence required.

Grades: A Grade, Intermediate, President, Clubman, Sportsman, Social. (Twin Shock included).

The Club Championship will be held over 5 rounds, with the best 4 results counting towards the Championship.

You must be an MOMCC Member to be eligible for Club Championship points and any trophies.

Venues subject to change check for latest info prior to events.


Tauranga Motorcycle Club

Moto Trials

North Island Rounds 1 & 2

Date:   19th & 20th February 2022                                                Permit # 19766

Day 1: Everitts, 59 Wharry Road, Waihi                                   GPS: -37.1520 175.857470

Day 2: Muntendam’s, 279 Te Puke Quarry Road, Te Puke GPS: -37.770769 176.281580

Riders briefing: Day 1 will be at 0930 hours, day 2 TBA at day 1 briefing.

  • This event is being run by the Tauranga Motorcycle Club.
  • Attached is the entry form for the two days
  • Mini’s will be included on both days and will have 6 sections separate from the main sections.
  • A separate signed entry form and signed disclaimer for each rider is required.
  • Entry fee per day $60 for an adult; junior $30; mini $20; Minder Free (but must register).
  • In line with previous years there are NO online entries with MNZ.
  • We ask the entry fee be a direct payment to the club bank account rather than cash or payment on the day to help streamline the process.
  • When payment is made, please e-mail the entry form to the club secretary Andy Anderson details below.
  • Entries close on Monday 14th February 2022 and any late entries will incur a $20 late entry fee.
  • Scoring will be VCS for all grades as per the latest update of the MOMS


Any enquires to:

Andy Anderson       021 0417474 or

Francis Sydenham 027 4956236


Internet banking and entry details:

Internet Banking: Acct 03 0435 0544023 00

Reference: MNZ Licence number           Particulars: Initial and Name


Post:     25 Aldermen Avenue,

              Papamoa Beach

              Tauranga 3118


Day 1: 59 Wharry Road, Waihi. Sign posted off SH 25 Waihi.

Day 2: 279 Te Puke Quarry Road, Te Puke. Sign posted off Pacific Coast Highway.




As this event will be run outdoors no Covid Vaccine Certificate (CVC) will be required, COVID traffic light rules apply.

All persons attending this event must scan, sign in or be signed in.

Should the government or a controlling body make any changes to the traffic light framework or put in place other mandatory COVID rules, then the requirement for no CVC may be changed to meet these requirements.

Use of facemasks and hygiene protocols is recommended.



Supplementary Regulations

This event will run under MNZ Manual of Motorcycle Sport rules as they appear in MOMS edition 2022

For age restricted classes, the minimum age starts on the rider’s birthday and the maximum age threshold is at the end of the current calendar year when the rider reaches the maximum age of the said class.

Age restricted classes:




Veteran 1


50-65 years old

Veteran 2


65+ years old

Minis 1


4-8 years old

Minis 2


8-12 years old

Minis 3


12-14 years old


Mini Trial

Smallest Trials bike riders are welcome to come and take part. These sections will cater for young riders on either Electric or Gas-powered machines up to 80cc capacity. [Riders on full sized bikes will be allowed to ride the mini classes for a score but will not receive championship pts]

Safety clothing is required to the following requirements. All riders must wear a long-sleeved shirt, long trousers, and an approved helmet. Either full motorcycle boots or a sturdy pair of gum boots covering their shins up to the knee are required for this event.

There will be no lower age limit. Maximum age is 14 years at time of event. All riders between the ages of 13-14 must enter the A grade. Younger riders may also enter A grade if they wish. 13 – 14yr olds wishing to ride a lower class may do so and receive a score but no championship points. All sections will be located close to the car park each day, so they have good support from their helpers and close by for battery changes and rest stops.

There will be a specific Mini rider briefing for all competitors following the main briefing each day. All helpers need to attend this also.

There will be 6 specifically designed and taped sections each day for these riders to take part in and complete 3 laps. We will try to provide some observers for these sections, but we will be requiring some parent help to manage and score these guys and girls. They will all get an official result and will need to complete the sections and laps in the correct order as per normal competition rules.

Each section will have 3 different grades/lines to follow:

Red – These sections will have good run ups and turning circles leading into slightly bigger obstacles or they may have some tighter turns and trickier lines to negotiate.

Yellow – They may follow some of the tighter turns but if they are going over an obstacle, they will get a better approach. There will be no steps or large obstacles just smooth lines that follow the contours of the land.

Blue (between the tapes) – For the beginner riders. These will have nice big turning circles and no obstacles to put them off. This line is just to get them used to turning and following the tape and pegs. It would be great if the riders had their names and correct coloured plates on the front of their bike, but this is currently not compulsory.

Any petrol bikes will have a stall allowance to enable the rider to kick start the bike for a loss of 1 point, or 2 if they dab twice while starting it and up to 3 for 3 or more dabs. They will be eligible to remove one hand from handlebar without penalty to enable this operation.


Manawatu Orion Trials Group

Fun Ride/ Prize Giving/ Christmas Party


When: Saturday 11th December

Where: Mike and Jo’s. 48 Brandon Hall Road, Bulls

Time: kick off 2.00pm

Prize giving/BBQ 5.00pm ish


What to Bring:

Your bike, your family, togs if you want a swim. A plate of something.

Club is providing sausages and patties for BBQ, some salads, bread and some refreshments.


Twin Shock Reunion

This is a bulk email to over 65 people whose email address appears on a list of Trials riders I have been given, in case you missed out.

Forgive me if you didn’t want to be contacted or if you are under 55 then it probably doesn’t relate to you.

I am helping organise a reunion trial of 70’s and early 80’s Twin Shock Trials Riders, observers, organisers and friends from that era.

We are hosting it in Rangiora (north of Christchurch) at Easter 2022 (April) on Kerry Miles property which is fantastic for this type of event.

There will be a Twin Shock Easy Trial for riders from that era (We guess you would need to be at least 55 years old or more) on Twin Shock bikes from the era. This will be really social and we will have bikes available to ride if you don’t have your own anymore. That is the Saturday which will include a BBQ and an evening get together with a local venue yet to be determined.

On the Sunday there is a Classic Trial planned where anyone on anything (including modern bikes) can come along and ride. The sections will be Twin Shock orientated so modern bikes will have it very very very easy but still fun.

We have a list of names of people who may be interested so if you are interested, please get back to us and if you know someone who might be, please forward their name and email so we can contact them.

We look forward to meeting with everyone and having a blast.

Remember, if you didn’t ride, organise, observe or support the 70’s & early 80’s Twin Shock Trials then Saturday is only for spectating for you. You can come along and ride Sunday though

Please reply if you are interested in coming along and we will put you on the email list for information.

Regards  Greg Power PO Box 78  Paeroa     027 4454429                                                                                                                                                                    

 Twin Shock Reunion - Christchurch

Easter 2022

HI everyone

Kerry and I have compiled a list of people we can think of and remember - alzimers is setting in for sure!

If you would like to be on the list or know someone who would that either rode, observed or organised trials in the 70"s and up to 1983, please let us know.

Kerry and I have organised an easy trial on the Saturday for the old guys on old bikes and a classic trial on the Sunday for everyone. BBQ, and a heap of fun included. see the facebook page: NZ Twin Shock Reunion

Please send their email address so i can keep everyone up to speed with what is happening.


Trials Report: BSA Shield 14/11/2021

A good turn out thanks folks. Seemed a lot more than the 20 riders – maybe it was all the
supports on the side lines. As well as the IXION riders, thanks to the Hawkes Bay riders. We
also had Phil Stevenson back riding after a break of a few years. He rode very well
considering no practice and a “new” bike to get the hang of.
The hierarchy selected the teams for the shield and battle commenced.
A good selection of sections and before we got started IXION were commenting about
slippery rocks – they should know as they have their own in the Mangatukes.
The day started out reasonable but in the afternoon the rain came in, heavy at times. Right
at the end, section 10 became hazardous and had to be closed – didn’t affect any of the
shield competitors. Yes, got soaked through but at least it wasn’t too cold. Just as well for
some spare dry clothes to look forward to.
I got a bit involved with my own challenges so didn’t take note of many other riders. The
roving reporters didn’t come up with a lot so some more training required there. However I
did see Vinee doing a top job on one section – keep up the good work. The smile on your
face said it all. Did see Chris doing some ballerina stuff on his rear wheel before his wheels
tried to do their own thing ? - it all ended well. Oscar was commenting on all the green
things (signposts) but had a bit more trouble seeing a white one he missed ?. We can all
have a bad day but that means there will be good days to look forward to also.
Didn’t know the intricacies of the scoring but no doubt the dices were loaded (or was it just
the way John held the shield) anyway, out of good faith, MOMCC agreed that maybe it was
IXIONS turn to hold it for awhile, till next year anyway. Only 1 point in it.
Thanks to the section setters, Kevin and Chris, the Rushworths for the scoring, Jo and
Christine for manning (can I use that word??) the BBQ. Good job – the food soon
Results can be viewed at


Morning All,

Don't forget this Sunday is the BSA Shield Challenge with Ixion Club. Would be great to have a strong turn out of Manawatu riders to take on those pesky Ixion fellows!
Also, if you have a cup/trophy from last year please bring along on sunday or return to Kevin ASAP.
Looks like its another cracker day, enjoy the sunshine and see you all on Sunday.

Evening All,

Next Sunday ( the 14th November) is the BSA Shield Trial - MOMCC vs IXION.

Below are all the details ( kindly supplied by Kevin) needed to get you there for a good day out.

Hope to see you all there,




The BSA Shield trial is all go at Stu’s.


Event – BSA Shield Trial,


MOMCC v Ixion for the prestigious BSA Shield which we (MOMCC) hold.


Venue - Davison farm at the end of No 3 Line off the Pohangina Valley East road. Follow the MOMCC trial signs from the Pohangina Valley East Rd turn off on the Ashhurst to Pohangina Rd. Approx 15 mins from Ashhurst to the venue.


Terrain – Rocky stream, rocks on hillsides, banks etc. Slippery if wet – and the creeks always wet.


Section setters – Kevin P and Andrew Jurgens. Anyone else want to help on Saturday 13 ???


Sign on from 9.15

Start 10.30


Entry fee – Senior $20, Junior $10


If you don’t have a valid MNZ licence you’ll need to purchase a One Event Licence on the day  - $25. This will also include a MOMCC day membership if you don’t belong to a club. There’s a bit of form filling out for this so don’t arrive 5 mins before the start and expect a warm reception!!


All licence holders must have a current club membership – any club that’s affiliated to MNZ. MOMCC membership available on the day - $30.


Before sign in please fill in your MNZ log book and present along with your valid MNZ licence and club membership card. And please try and have the correct amount of cash – it’s not hard!!! Earning it’s the hard bit.


No practice riding before you have signed in – it is in the rule book!


The MOMCC and Ixion teams to compete for the BSA will be named before the start. MOMCC riders must bring their A game. Ixion, bring any game you like – preferably closer to Z.


BBQ and drink after the trial.


Evening All,

The following is a trials report written by Hannah and Connor for last weekend.

Many thanks to the Hawkes Bay riders and Sidey for coming along for the day.

Official results for the day are attached.

A reminder that next month is the BSA challenge with Ixion club which we are hosting. I will send details out of this shortly.

Many thanks





Hi all,  

On Sunday the 17th of October the Orion Club held their last club ride of the year. It was held at the top end of the Manawatu Gorge at the quarry. To say that it is the last ride of the season is quite shocking as the year has just flown by.  

The Orion Club had a turnout of 9 riders and even three from the Hawkes Bay Club. Brent Nielson, Peter Robson and Warren Laugesen. We'd like to say thank you to the Hawkes Bay guys and Sidey from the Ixion club I'd like to say thank you for coming up/down to our club ride. It gave our top graders some more friendly competition. 

The sections on Sunday were set few and far between with four rounds of eight winding up quite a steep 4wd track. Not very spectator friendly if you ask me. However, Jo Gallen and Helen did not care and were very determined to watch and support the group of riders, deciding it was easier to drive up in the Ute than to walk. Although I'm not quite sure how the Ute didn’t roll back down the hill as the hand brakes pretty much gone, right mum?... So, with that being said it was to be known that they would become the pack horse and carry some of the rider's drink bottles and jumpers (not that I think they minded) we also had a few other spectators within the course of the day.  

The first section on Sunday consisted of a hill climb and no traction because of pine needles, dodging low hanging branches and old roots hidden by fallen pine needles and debray. As the day went on it all eventually cleared out and we could all see our lines.  

Section two, now this section was just about a killer for most, LITERALLY. The section was set that you rode up the right side of a small muddy track, over a fallen tree trunk that had been cut in half (it wasn’t very big, if you were wondering. Maybe half the size of your front tyer) then you had two and a half meters to pray to God that your brakes would work before you were sent down a very, VERY steep hill and then you had a sharp corner to maneuver quickly around depending on how fast you came down the hill if not it was straight into the bank or if you were lucky enough over the bank and off the edge of the hill (which I just about exceed in and probably a few others, lol) then it was round the corner down the bottom and back up. The top lines having a few ways to get out of the section. One was straight up the hill and over a big tree (this was bloody impressive to watch as the tree was at least 3 meters off the ground and everyone's bikes seemed like they flew over the tree. You just had to be there to see it) the other was around the stump then a sharp left and then right up the bank. Meanwhile green had a tricky side hill to get up from the bottom of the section and blue just had a few humps and bumps to get over and a tricky side hill to get out of. I believe that this section was a real point taker.  

Section three was further up the hill and again on the left like the previous ones. This section unlike number two was not a killer. It consisted of lose rubble, rocky corners and slippery banks (that the higher grades had to go up). Then you proceeded down a steep down climb out of the section.  

Section four was just on the right of section three. That consisted of one big rock in the middle that the higher grades had to go up, lose dirt and rocks after the big rock that they had to go up, and then a slippery bank to the end. Meanwhile the lower grade stuck to the bottom and went around all the annoying rubble (that nine times out of ten threw you off your line and usually into some sort of rut)  

Section five was all the way at the top passing numbers seven and eight. Everybody went left from the start and round and up a sharp little hill. While blue had the option of going around the side a little bit and over a rock. (I swear that the blue lines were just about harder than the red lines at times) you then carried on into a bowl like hole. You went in and around like a velodrome then out and the higher grades went up a side hill while the lower grades carry out around the bottom.  

Section six was just up a little form number five at the start there was a hill that the top grades had to ride horizontally across. The rest of the section was made up of lots of hills that everybody had to go up, down and around.  

Section seven and eight were back towards the main track before you got to sections 5 & 6. these two were made up of more hills and big rocks that had to be jumped by the higher grades. With the lowers going around the sides of the rocks. With number eight having sharp corners where you went up little mounds of loose rubble and out.  


Points for the day 

A Grade 

Warren Laugesen- 24 

Warrick Gorge- 53 

Kevin Pinfold- 66 


B Grade 

Brent Neilsen- 13 

Mark Sidebotham- 15 

Connor Newton- 35 


C Grade 

Andrew Jurgens- 46 

Pual Corry- 49 

Hannah Newton- 66  



Peter Robson- 33 

Ash Lucas- 45 

Merv Gorge- 65 


Typed by Hannah and supervised by Connor  


Just a quick reminder that providing Jacinda doesn't change alert levels for us, we have a ride this coming Sunday the17th at the Quarry on the otherside of the Manawatu Gorge.
Cheers   Jo

Mot0 Trials

October Meeting

When: Sunday October 17th

10.30 am to approx. 3pm

Where: Gorge Quarry, 4999 Napier Road, Woodville.

Directions: From Woodville travel towards gorge. Go just past Balance Bridge (Gorge Rd) on the left and entrance to quarry is on the right.

GPS -40.335592, 175.817928

Caution: There is a railway line running through the area – be careful!

Spectators welcome – No Dogs please.

For more information

Phone 021 031 9897, Kevin Pinfold (email )

021 081 69930, Merv George (email )

Web Site: and click on Moto Trials



MOMCC Mototrial
Club Champs Rnd 4 19/9/2021
Well off to Wonga’s (Wanganui, Whanganui take your pick) we went to Chris Morrison’s wee
bit of land for our September trial, rnd four of the Club Champs. Chris doesn’t have much
“trialsy” stuff to play with on his bit of dirt, but once again he came up with new variations of
sections he’s used before, and they were good too. The usual mixture of turns, banks, climbs
and tree roots. No rocks in this part of the country……..
There had been many rains leading up to the event, although it was rain free and fine but
with a bit of a cool breeze on the day. Luckily it’s good free draining country and with the
help of the wind conditions were much better than I’d expected. Most sections had a few
slippery parts to them and it was only section 8 that was as slippery as a pork chop – as Mr
Lawton would say. This was set amongst old willows and whitey woods in what was a swampy
area that Chris has drained. It was tight and twisty and involved logs and stumps and tree
roots and mud and arum lilies to ride over and took many points. In fact there was only one
clean all day here and that was Clubby rider Paul Corry.
Thirteen riders competed. Warrick was on “brand new baby” duty so that left me as the only
A Grade rider – red line. There were five Inters, four Clubman and three President. And
congratulations to Katrina and Warrick on the birth of wee Charlie. Wonder if he’ll become a
trials rider!
Good to have John and Oscar up from the coast and John’s riding well too cleaning out the
Inter’s on 38 points. Then came Connor, Chris and Oscar on 51, 51 & 52. How close was
Andrew Jurgens in only his second trial lead the way in the Clubby grade, although he does
have many years of dirt bike experience to call on. There were only six points between the
first three in this grade, 60 to 66. Isn’t Hannah going well now. All that practice with little
bro Connor. Poor ole Barry Bailey didn’t fair quite so well losing 92. First time on the Sherco
for a year or something and he did manage a wee tumble early on that rattled the bones up a
A bit of a spread of points in the Prezzy grade with Mike leading the way on 58. Mike’s
certainly progressed well in the past year and especially after the “Tour de South” early this
year. Those tough rides down south might almost have killed him but they done wonders for
his riding.
So a good day had by all – well almost all. Poor ole Paul W’s ducks were being unruly and just
wouldn’t line up for him, so after two laps he pulled pin and headed off. It’ll be all good next
trial Paul………..
Unfortunately that was the last trial we’ll have at Chris’ as he’s selling his dirt. However we
have dropped onto some other new venues so expect to ride some new dirt sometime soon.
Thanks for your efforts Chris.
Results -


The Manawatu Orion trial this Sunday Sept 19 is at Chris Morrison’s. Details in attached PDF document.


Note of caution re the venue. The entrance is on a sweeping bend on a reasonably busy highway with minimal view. Please take care when arriving and leaving.


There’s been a lot of rain this week with more to come, although Saturday and Sunday look to be ok as far as rain goes. The ground conditions I’m sure will be still rather damp so please avoid “skidding up” more of Chris’ grass than we need to.

Hello Folks,

Regarding Sundays Trial. In case you did not receive advise from MNZ, there requirements for running a Trial under COVID-19 level 2 are summarised below:-


I also suggest no photos taken or social media activity regarding this event. Probably best not to encourage spectators for same reasons. We are privileged to be able to hold this event so we don’t want any issues


Merv George

Ph 021 081 69930



Moto Trials: August Meeting >>>    Club Trial

 When:     Sunday September 19th        

                        10.30 am to approx. 3pm

Where:   Chris Morrison’s – 212 State HWY 3 on Northern side of Wanganui        


Directions: From Wanganui, property is about 2.5-3km from outskirts of town. 2kms from Caltex service station. The gateway is on the left at top of small rise, on a blind left hand bend. If travelling from New Plymouth way, 1km on the right past the Strawberry Farm. Chris will have yellow signs out from both directions 200metres from entrance


Spectators welcome – No Dogs please.


For more information

Phone 021 031 9897, Kevin Pinfold  (email )

           021 081 69930, Merv George  (email  )

Facebook page


Spectators attending this event do so entirely at their own risk


Due to still being in level 4 lockdown tomorrows Manawatu Orion trial is cancelled. Hopefully we’ll be good to go again next month!


MotoTrials: August Meeting.Club Trial

When:     Sunday August 22nd

                        10.30 am to approx. 3pm


Where:   Thompson Rd Mangatainoka .

                -40.416452, 175.935776


Directions: Travel to Mangatainoka turn onto Kohinui Rd you will come to a T intersection turn right then look for a gate on your left approx 100m from intersection.


Spectators welcome – No Dogs please.

Hi All,

next weeks ride is at the quarry at Mangatainoka. Kevin said that he will sign post it from the brewery.
Since the venue is a bit further for everyone to travel we will all help set the sections on the sunday morning before the ride. Please try and be there by 8.30am to help out.
We are all not long home from a big weekend at Round 7&8 of North Island Champs held by the Ixion Club with day 1 being at Judds property on the Haywards and Day 2 being in the loved "Mungies". It was a good turn out of riders and the weather held out yesterday and today was an amazing spring day in the bush at the Mungies.
Our club was well represented with Kevin, Connor, Mike, Ash and Chris riding.
 Kevin got 2nd for the weekend in intermediate and Connor got 1st in juniors and 2nd in clubman. Results will be on the NZ trials FB page.
A big thankyou to Paul, Christine and Merv for giving up part of their weekends to observe for everyone.
And a huge thankyou to Ixion for hosting another great event.
Hope to see you all next weekend.

For more information

Phone 021 031 9897, Kevin Pinfold  (email )

           021 081 69930, Merv George  (email  )

Facebook page


Spectators attending this event do so entirely at their own risk



Our clubs Winter Cup was held on Sunday 25 July at Mike and Jo’s place near

Bulls. The weather was fine and everybody enjoyed their day and the

hospitality of Mike & Jo. Thanks very much both of you.

“The Crew” at Bulls, with the help of Kevin, set out nine sections for us. The

property is not big, but that didn’t reflect any lack of scope, and it was great for

our supporters because there wasn’t a lot of walking needed to get around the

sections. We had a good turnout of 16 riders and it was especially great to see

some of our Ixion Club friends who came up from Wellington to boost our

numbers. Nice to have you Emily, John and Oscar.

And also a warm welcome to our newest member Andrew Jurgens who turned

out on his recently acquired Montesa 4RT. Kevin apologises for not introducing

you at the riders briefing.

I must say I was surprised at how dry the ground was for this time of year, no

problems for grip. Many of the sections involved going up and back down

banks and slopes. There were logs, tree roots, fence posts, concrete rubble and

pipes to negotiate. There were also trees and eight wire fences forming

significant obstacles to avoid. Sections 5 8 along a tree lined bank were

particuly “tight”. We were made to really work with turning our bikes with

good balance, clutch and throttle control. With section 5 if you got any turn

wrong it stuffed up your next turn. The banks in these sections were

challenging but fun.

In section 6, there was a very awkward log to get over. It was embedded in the

bank and on an upwards angle. It took quite a few points from us intermediate

riders and none of us got over it with the same finess as Kevin & Warrick!

“The Crew” had set a booby trap in section 9. The “trap” was a branch (about

150mm) lying on the ground about a bikes length just after getting over a small

log. The consequence of getting things wrong negotiating this obstacle was

falling into a patch of dead Blackberry! The trick was to get over both the log

and branch at once, otherwise the bike would come to a sudden stop when the

front wheel hit the branch. I can say that I did fall into their set trap and that

even though the thorns were dead they were still sharp!

Section 4 was not our normal obstacle. It was called Mikes Man Made Mini


that consisted of a combination of eleven obstacles. There was a pole and

plank to ride the length of, couple of rocks, a set of “steps”, a largish log and a

big loader tyre to get over,to name some. Points were then given as one big

section. It was a bit of fun and everyone seemed to enjoy the challenge.

Winners of the day were, Presidents, Mike Ward, Clubman was young Vinnie

Veltman with a low 61, Intermediate, we were all thrashed by the old pro John

Lawton and in A grade, Warrick George scored a low 16 against Kevin, but I’m

picking that will change when KP gets his brand new bike. (ah no it won’t KP)

This months Auspicious Awardsgo to the following delighted recipients

Best presented bike - Emily Wilard , nice and shiney. Congratulations.

Best dressed - Hannah Newton , keep it up Hannah!

Best Saddle Bronc - none ; didn’t see or hear of anything worthy of the title.

Biggest Smile - Ash Lucas, good on ya Ash.

Best Hard Luck story - Paul Corry, he couldn’t be there for his home town

trial. Hard luck!!!

Best looking Helmet - Well no, nothing really grabbed my acute attention.

I am sorry, but that ends my report. Hope to see you all next month. Until

then, keep practicing.


Chris Morrison

Results -

Next MOMCC trial August 22


STOP PRESS! IXION TRIAL CANCELLED. See below email from Ixion re tomorrows trial.


And I’ve already emailed them and told them they shouldn’t run next Sunday since we’ve already changed our date once to accommodate them steeling this weekend. Told them to come and ride our trial next weekend.


The way the rain and wind is lashing the place at the moment maybe it’s a good thing we aren’t having our trial this weekend too………..


On another note I’ve been and sussed a couple of new venues today with Andrew Jurgens and his wife/partner Helen. One up Kahuterawa Road which has much potential but does come with baggage – a grizzly neighbour. The other up the Pahiatua Track has no baggage but there’s not a lot there except banks and pine trees. Enough to get a trial in if you don’t mind every section being similar. But definitely worth having a trial there. Beggers can’t be choosers! Both have good parking and the Pahiatua Track one would be ok on a wet day more so than K Road.  And both closer to Palmy than any other venues we have at present.


Funnily enough the club has used both venues in days gone by. In the early 70’s before I got into trials I went and watched a NZ Champs round at the K Road property and that’s what inspired me to get into trials. This looks like fun I thought. The rest is history! But that was the one and only time a trial was ever held there to my knowledge. Think the land owner was a bit anti bikes so don’t know exactly how they got in there. I vaguely remember some story as to why it was a oncer at the time.


And about 1984 we had a club trial on the P Track property. My father knew the land owner then so that’s probably how we got in there then. Think it sold not long after. I know I trapped possums there when I was at high school too. But was bare land then with no pines like now. Has a deep bushy gorge running through it too but ain’t no way you’d have sections down in there.


So thanks to Andrew and Helen for showing me those venues. Andrew has recently bought a Montesa 4RT trials bike but hasn’t managed to get to a trial yet to ride, but he will soon. Ducks haven’t quite lined up yet. And he’d be more than happy if anyone wanted to go practicing with him at either of the venues. He’s keen as to up skill his trials riding. Andrew’s back ground is riding enduro bikes and quads fast.  Both properties are owned by family and Andrew and Helen live across the road from the K Road one.





From: Philip Costello []
Sent: Saturday, 17 July 2021 12:05 p.m.
To: Philip Costello
Subject: Fw: Ixion monthly Club ride this Sunday 18th July - CANCELLED!!


When I first got into trials, one dude who's been doing it forever said that, among many other things, the great thing about trials is that it never gets cancelled cos we ride in any weather, a statement which, having ridden that brutal Kaikoura 3 Day two or three years back in lashing sleet, is something I took as a basic truth.....until today.


Alexander's is awash  -  a 'river' is how one of our finest who went to view it described it  -  so no-go for tomorrow, I'm afraid.


Keep you updated if there's a faint possibility of a postponement till next week.




From: Philip Costello <>
Sent: Thursday, 15 July 2021 9:51 AM
To: <>
Subject: Ixion monthly Club ride this Sunday!!




.....sure is, seems to come round almost monthly.


Another blinder of an event on the cards this Sunday  -  here's your vitals:

That's about all you need to know for now but when you get there, someone will ride your bike for you and clean it afterwards, you just take it easy.....just how we roll in Ixion.


BTW: working on a tagline for the Club, you know, like Les Mills gym 'Be Somebody' (such a good one) and Nike 'Just Do it' (yeah, don't be telling me what to do...).



  • Ixion: The Ride of Your Life
  • Ixion: Here's Mud In Your Eye
  • Ixion: Cos Life's A Trial

...etc  -  suggestions welcome.


MotoTrials: August Meeting.

         Club Trial


When:     Sunday July 25th – note change of date

                        Sign in from 9.30am. Quick off – 10.30am


Where:   Mike and Jo’s at: 48 Brandon Hall Road Bulls for the morning and then over to the neighbors at 77 Brandon Hall Road Bulls for the afternoon

Directions: get to the main intersection in Bulls and turn left onto High Street/Parewanui Road between Mother Goose Café and Sunglass Shop. Head out of town for nearly 2kms and turn right onto Brandon Hall Road, then last driveway on right before oneway bridge. Signposted from Brandon Hall Road

Spectators welcome – No Dogs please.


For more information

Phone 021 031 9897, Kevin Pinfold  (email )

           021 081 69930, Merv George  (email  )

Facebook page


Spectators attending this event do so entirely at their own risk



Permit No





Just a reminder that this months trial - The Winter Cup, is now on the 25th July and not the 18th. We are going to host the morning sections at our place, followed by the afternoon over at the neighbors property. Details for the day are on the attachment.
Below is a calendar that Kevin has kindly organised for club trials for the remainder of the year with the venues and section setters (Trial Masters and Assistants) allocated for each date.
Look forward to seeing you all in a couple of weeks.

MOMCC trials calendar for the rest of the year with a few names thrown in as event organisers and assistants. See notes at the end.


August 22, Trial, Club Champs Rnd 4, Venue - Mangatainoka near Pahiatua. Trial Master - club effort in that we all turn up by 8.30 am on trial day and set the sections, as it’s an easy venue to set up with all sections a stones throw from the car park.


September 19, Trial, - Venue - Chris Morrison’s, Wanganui. Trial Master - Chris Morrison


October 17, Trial, Club Champs Rnd 5 – Venue – Gorge Quarry, Woodville end of the Manawatu Gorge. Trial Master – Merv George, assistants Ben Rasmussen and Ashley Lucas.


November 14, MOMCC v Ixion BSA Shield Trial – Venue – Waikanae (subject to venue being suitable). Trial Master – Kevin Pinfold, assistants Veltman family.


December 12, Christmas play around, BBQ and prize giving. Venue – WGN (Ward/Gallen/Newton) Trials Park, Bulls.


Note 1 – Venues are subject to availability.

Note 2 – I’ve stolen Ixion’s idea of calling the chief event organiser the “Trial Master”. Their job is to liaise with the land owner, section setting. putting up trial signs, sign in and overseeing the shutting down of the event at end of play and ensuring the property is left as we found it – barring of course the wheel marks we leave. All with the help of the assistants.

Note 3 – If the named Trial Master can’t organise the event they are down for it’s their responsibility to find a replacement TM.

Note 4 - If the named assistants are not available for that event it’s their responsibility to advise the Trials Master sooner rather than later and if possible con someone else into taking their place, or swapping events with someone.


MOMCC trials news.


On the weekend of July 3/4 the Hawkes Bay club held rounds 5 & 6 of the NI Champs. Three MOMCC riders competed, Connor Newton, Chris Morrison and myself. It was a great weekend with good venues, good sections and good weather.


Connor rode well for a 3rd and 2nd in Clubman. Chris struck bad luck on Saturday when the water pump on his van dumped all his coolant on the way to the trial so he missed Saturday but rode ok Sunday for 3rd in the Sportsman class, and I blitzed the Intermediate grade for two good wins.


Results here for those interested.



Kevin Pinfold



Club Champs Rnd 3 20/6/2021

We found a new venue up the Pohangina Valley for this trial. Adrian, Merv, Warrick

and Greg (Edwards) braved what was supposed to be a wet day on Saturday and went

and set the sections. Fortunately by all accounts they only got a few drops. When

Adrian and I looked this venue over a few weeks previously it was obvious there

wasnt a great amount of scope for sections, and it looked like a bit of work was

required to chop a few out in the trees and scrub. They built eight sections and from

what I saw only about three required a bit of slash and burn. Good work guys.

On trial day Sunday the weather wasnt too flash. But at least we had the shelter of a

couple of hay sheds, which a couple of vehicles could shelter in, and made sign on

more pleasant. But unfortunately the weather forecast must have put most off as

only eight riders turned up, and three of those were from other clubs. Mark

Sidebotham from Ixion and Dougy & Abe Herbert from the Naki. Obviously our

weather is tropical compared with Inglewood where they come from as Dougy was

wearing jandals.

So five MOMCC riders was a poor turnout considering we got 10 to the Kaikoura 3

Day Trial at the beginning of the month. I would have ridden on Sunday but my tennis

and golfers elbows (I dont even play the games) are still bad. Well the medical names

are Lateral (tennis) and Medial (golfers) Epicondylitis or something like that. Bloody

painful when its bad. Something Ive suffered from off and on for 35 odd years

along with many trials riders I know.

Epicondylitis is a chronic symptomatic inflammation of the forearm tendons at the elbow. It is an

overuse syndrome in the elbow, caused by microtears in the tendons attaching to the epicondyles of

the elbow following repetitive use

The first lap started with light drizzle which turned to heavy drizzle as the day wore

on so there were eight damp riders by the end. Sections one and two were grass bank

affairs, three a bit of an in and out and round a bout in some scrubby natives and

pines, with four in the pines on the side of a hill. From there it was up a short steep

track in the pines with a slippery decent the other side to sections five and six. Five

was in some scrubby trees and this section turned to quite a mud fest after the first

lap. Just getting through the start pegs was a feat. Six was deeper into the pines but

did have a small rocky bit of creek followed by some slippery ascents for the higher

grades. Clubman missed the creek but still didnt get an easy ride as the results


Back up the greasy track and down the other side in reverse to section 7 beside the

main stream. This consisted of old slippery logs with a wee creek ride before exiting

to the end. And finally eight which had a couple of stream crossings, a slippery log

and a steep bank after exiting the stream, but this bank was for the A grade only.

Most sections definitely got harder (slippery as hell) as the day progressed due to

the rain. Dougy Herbert posted the lowest score of the day loosing 42. Warrick was

next on 49. This was more points than he lost over three days in Kaikoura where he

won the top Expert grade. So yes the rain certainly made for difficult sections and

scores a bit on the high side. Its definitely a venue that would be better in drier

conditions and hopefully next time we go there thatll be the case.

So thats the June trial a out of the way and the July trial will be the Winter Cup

Trial on July 18. Venue to be advised. At least the days will be getting longer again!

Kaikoura 3 Day Trial

June 5/6/7 2021

Queens birthday weekend saw the 75th anniversary of the K3Day trial in Kaikoura

organized by the Christchurch based Pioneer Motorcycle Club.

Some 70 plus riders entered with various classes from Expert down to Twinshock and

also a sidecar class for those with balancing problems. The sections are never set too

hard (some say they are too easy), riders go in groups and mark one another, the

sidecars are fun to watch, the weather can sometimes be shite (this year was mild),

the competition can be as intense or as laid back as you like, they always have a good

feed at a local pub one night, and the Pioneer people are a friendly bunch who put a

big effort in for a blimmin good event. And yea for the past 75 years. Unbelievable


Ten Manawatu Orion members rode this year, and although I havent looked I reckon

wed have had the second biggest turnout of any club there. Obviously Pioneer had

more members riding. So a great effort the MOMCC team.

How did we do. Well Warrick George won outright by taking the win in the hardest

class Expert. A feat I almost achieved last year but came up short on the last day

to be pipped at the post. So great effort Warrick. Funnily enough Ch Ch rider Paul

Mountstevens, whom I battled with and lost to last year, was the one that pushed

Warrick hardest this year.

Warrick won the first two days to give himself a 10 point lead over Paul going into day

three, which was by far the hardest day very very slippery. In fact Paul set the

sections out good sections too. But the pressure was on and Warrick was feeling it

as Paul was on a charge. Although Warrick didnt win the last day second was good

enough and at game end hed pulled it off by three points.

Pauls probably still kicking himself as on day two he missed a marker in a section

which cost him five points, and as it turns out the overall win. But thats trials for


My best ride was day 2 when I finished runner to Warrick just two points behind.

Easy day and sitting 3rd overall. Going into day 3 I was hoping I could hold that

position. Unfortunately I was in so much pain with my dodgy arms I couldnt give it

anywhere my best on those harder sections. A sensible person would have packed it

in!!! Just have to grit your teeth and dig deep sometimes. Im confident Id have taken

third overall if it wasnt for the hurt. So cant complain with fourth I guess. And I

was the oldest in the class. Should be a gold card points discount ha.

So how did the MOMCC riders fair.

Expert 13 - entries. Warrick George 1st, Kevin Pinfold 4th

Intermediate 26 entries. Chris Morrison 13th, Paul Wheatley 17th, Connor Newton


Clubman A 24 entries. Mike Ward 3rd, Tony Smith 4th, Merv George 13th, Paul Coory


Clubman B 7 entries. Hannah Newton 3rd






And now the report from the trial mentioned below >

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


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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



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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


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