Even though it isn’t the shiniest of motorcycles, the Crusader MXer parked in the entrance to Royal Enfield specialists Hitchcocks Motorcycles in Solihull, is certainly an eye-catching one.
Okay, I admit it, anything with knobbly tyres on does it for me, but even so the 250 unit construction machine, with its open frame and high pipe is a good-looking motorcycle.
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Unfortunately what it looks like is less important than what it goes like in the sporting world.
As I waited for Allan Hitchcock to find a moment or two in his busy day, I took the opportunity to check out the bike.
As the last issue of CDB had just gone to press, and featured an article in which a Crusader trials bike was one of six machines in the test, I was even more intrigued.
The more I looked at the Crusader the more I felt it would make a nice feature – so here we are.
Read more in Winter’s issue of CDB