VERi motorcycle eligibility

This page is under currently under ongoing review!

Some will hate us for this for this page, others will love us for it but please keep in mind that our events are aimed at 'Classic" bikes not just the latest possible model that you can squeeze in under the rules.

Following the VERi AGM on 29 July 2017, a majority vote from the present members decided that the VERi would move to a pre 1988 criteria (replacing the original pre 1985 criteria).

All motorcycles that were released as designated 1987 and earlier models are eligible.

All Trail, Enduro, Motocross, Trials, Aggy and Road bike models are eligible.

Models that were released after 87 are only eligible if they are Identical to the 87 model with the exception of graphics, these are whats known as 'flow-on' models

A list of "flow-on" models can be found below.

If you think a model is worthy of being included or excluded then please fill out the box at the bottom of this page and your suggestion will be reviewed.

If any of our wording can be interpreted in two different ways then what ever way you think it means we mean the other way.

Please note that this page is in the process of being updated following the AGM decision.

The following models were manufactured post 88 however they are identical to their earlier brothers with the exception of BNG (Bold New Graphics) so are welcome at VERi events as (flow on models)


TT350 (all)

TT250 (all)

XT350 (all)

DT175 (all drum brake models)


KDX200 up to & including 1988 (all air cooled models)

KDX250 (all air cooled models)

KLR 650 (up to and including 95)


XR200 (all except front disc brake models)

XR250 (up to & including 1989)

XR350 (all)

XR600 up to & including 1987 (twin carbs)


TS185ER (all)

TS250X (all)

DR200 (Up to and including 1988)

The following models are not considered to be classic Trail or Enduro models and as such are NOT WELCOME at VERi events so please don't ask.

Use of major parts from post 88 models (forks, discs etc.) are frowned upon as they are not in the 'spirit' of the event.

Kawasaki water-cooled KDX 200/250

Yamaha WR range (200/250/500)

Yamaha TTR230, TTR250 & XT225

Honda CRF230F

Suzuki RMX250

No minibikes

Minibikes are not welcome at VERi events. This means that minibikes such as the Honda XR100, Kawasaki KD80, Yamaha MX80, etcetera cannot be ridden at VERi events.

Small sized adult trailbikes, such as the Honda CT125, and Yamaha DT100, are welcome. The Yamaha YZ100, Suzuki RM100 and big wheeled RM80 are also fine (but must have lights fitted, and be pre 88 models).

The general rule of thumb is that bikes must have a minimum rear wheel size of 17 inches, and a minimum front wheel size of 18 inches.

Any queries should be submitted to VERi eligibility officers before attending an event.

Have a question about eligibility of a certain model?

Please send it to our eligibility stewards.

* Name
* e-mail address
* Make and model of bike in question
* Reason why model should be included or excluded