In this week's issue of MCN we put four of the most affordable 125cc trailies head-to-head on a winter green-lane odyssey to find out if you really need that big expensive adventure bike.
You don't even need a new bike - we've found a few cheap examples for sale at MCN Bikes for Sale.
The styling may suggest the KLX250 is a hardcore enduro bike, but underneath the aggressive plastics is a novice-friendly bike with soft power delivery perfect for those with little off-road experience, that's equally as happy on the commute.
Powered by an air-cooled 125cc engine, the Marathon 125 is a great entry-level bike for commuting or green laning. Slim and easy to manoeuvre it provides enough power to put a grin on your face off-road.
Yamaha's entry-level WR125R has a tall seat and plenty of ground clearance, making it an ideal steed for a bit of off-road fun. If you prefer to get your kicks on the tarmac, the WR125X comes with 17-inch wheels and road tyres.