24 April 2013 MORE off-road “taster” days

Kawasaki will be joined by other manufacturers in mid-June to give 400 people the chance to experience motorcycle off-road riding for just £15 and registration for the day starts on 16 May at 09.00.
Members of the Motorcycle Industry Association’s off-road group are repeating and expanding last year’s highly successful Motorcycle Off-Road Experience (MORE) events, with the number of ‘experience’ days increasing from ONE to FOUR; and the number of people who can take part from 100 to 400!

Kawasaki, along with others, will provide world class trainers, our latest bikes including the KLX250 and KX250F plus safety clothing to give the best possible introduction to off-road riding. This will take place at an established AMCA site in Northampton, with the help of the bodies which regulate off-road sport in the UK, the AMCA, ACU and BSMA.

The Motorcycle Off-Road Experience is open to anyone, male or female over the age of 16, who is new to off-road riding. A nominal fee of £15 covers riding, tuition and kit for either a morning or afternoon session.

Registration is via MORE’s dedicated website www.rideoffroad.co.uk. The website, with event information, will be re-launched on Thursday April 11th and registration goes live Thursday 16th May at 9am.

“People should register as quickly as possible, as places for last year’s event went within a couple of hours”, said Howard Dale, chair of the group which organises MORE and Managing Director of Kawasaki Motors UK. “The speed at which last year’s places went convinced us we should expand this event to four days but don’t give up if you’re not instantly successful. There will be a waiting list and everyone who registers with the site will be entered into a draw to win an off-road break in Southern Spain with Trailblazers-Pro.”

See the MORE Facebook page here

People featured describe their experience as “exhilarating”, “inspiring”, “phenomenal” and “addictive”. The quality of the instruction, as well as the friendliness of instructors was praised, along with the opportunity to try Kawasaki machinery and other products. One rider summed up his experience: “After a few laps you want to go out and buy a bike, buy the kit and go out and do it every weekend.”

This event is likely to attract a good mix of people, with varying levels of riding skill. The event is not aimed at current off-road riders, but a fairly large number of people attending last year had ridden road bikes before, though some had never been on a bike of any sort.

Others had just done a CBT and 30% of places went to women.
The event will take place over a four day period - between Thursday 13th June and Sunday 16th, which includes Father’s Day.

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See a trail riding video from the 2102 MORE event HERE