I have had some enjoyable time riding on this bike that got the nickname Bromhilda because she was a big German.
I took this bike to France with a group of friends from Ixion.
I owned a DR350 that had been tricked out with a few mods. The major
mod was a conversion to 441cc this gave the bike a fair bit more power.
It also had Showa upsidedown forks, the rear shock had a stiffer spring
and it had been raised.
The bike was too tall for me so I used to struggle when it came to
tricky stuff because I was constantly worried about touching the ground.
Also because of the extra power the gearbox had become too short for
regular use, I was constantly having to change gear. I did try changing
the rear sprocket but that just made it hard to ride the bike slowly in
Then I had an accident on my road bike, which messed my right leg up so I stayed away from off-road stuff for a while. So the bike got sold as it was just in the corner not being used.
I bought this bike from a friend after I had my XT350 stolen wile I
was living in Cornwall. This bike was stolen weeks after the XT350 had
I am not a fan of Rat bikes and I feel it was a shame to hide the original paint job just because you felt like it.
After passing my motorcycle test I was allowed to ride a motorcycle over 125cc as long as it was under 33bhp (23kw) so I eyed up the XT350 that my dad had been using for Trials events. I ended up with the bike after some nice person decided to steal the DT125LC and the RD125LC which later we recovered just down the road in Shepton Mallet. The XT did me proud as I did the odd LDT on it, used it for college and back then used it while living in Cornwall for trips to college and back and the 160mile ride home. Sadly stolen after a weekend marshalling a Horse Cross County Event. Only to return once the bike was sold to another person and he went to register it with the DVLA. I then rode it in the Cambrian rally as the KLR650 Moose had been stolen to get back at me for the return of the XT.
This was my first ever motorcycle, I got it when I was 4 or 5. Currently out on loan to a mate so his kids can have a play.