Chris takes the 2018 Yamaha YZ250FX deep into Maramarua Forest – at place where it truly belongs – and finds all manner of filth to get stuck in to. This bike was made for bush bashing with its grunty 250cc engine and supple off-road suspension. 

Wearing the SHIFT White Label gear set in the stunning red colourway, it not only functions brilliantly, but looks good on the Yamaha.

Saving the lid was the job of the Fox V3 MIPS helmet. Light and comfortable, the new MIPS technology should be a serious option for your next lid purchase. The magnetic visor feature also assists in neck injury prevention.

The SCOTT Prospect Goggles are great little pieces of kit – large field of vision and comfortable as an old pair of jeans.

Protecting the pinky toes are the SIDI Crossfire 2 Boots. Quality made boots that are slim on the foot and super comfortable and easy to wear all day long.