More TrIAL not TrAIL bike action:
French people taking the mickey out of German people on the second one.....careful fellas!
Motorcycle trials, also termed observed trials, is a non-speed event on specialized motorcycles. The sport is most popular in the United Kingdom and Spain, though there are participants around the globe.
Trial motorcycles are distinctive in that they are extremely lightweight, lack seating (they are designed to be ridden standing up) and have suspension travel that is short, relative to a motocross or enduro motorcycle.
Motorcycle trials is often utilized by competitors of other motorcycle sports (such as motocross or street racers) as a way to cross-train, as trials teaches great throttle, balance, and machine control.
The event is split into sections where a competitor rides through an obstacle course while attempting to avoid touching the ground with the feet. The obstacles in the course may be of natural or constructed elements. In all sections, regardless of content, the designated route is carefully contrived to test the skill of the rider. In many local observed trials events, the sections are divided into separate courses to accommodate the different skill level of riders, who compete in skill-rated classes.''
Interestingly the rules used to state that points were deducted for stalling the engine - not possible on an electric. The coverage I saw was French with Dutch overdubbing which for me was a little too difficult to fully comprehend. However, it was yesterday and I did grasp that an electric won!
IMHO it's a great sport to watch and I miss not having mainstream TV coverage of it.