Technology / Motorcycle / International Six Day Enduro (ISDE): The oldest "off road" motorcycle event on the FIM Calendar. (Originally titled the "International Six Day Trial," or ISDE, since 1980 it has been called the "ISD Enduro.") First held in 1913 at Carlisle, England, it has occurred annually, apart from interruptions due to World War I and World War II, at various locations throughout the world. The early events were a true test of machine, rider skill, and reliability, held on the "roads" of that era. Today most of the routes are truly "off road." Up until 1974 the contest was always held in Europe. Since then it has been outside Europe more frequently. The event has attracted national teams from as many as 32 different countries in recent years. Over its long history the rules and conditions have changed to keep in step with the developments in the sport, but it remains a supreme test of rider and machine. Over the six days and upwards of 1250 miles a rider must contend with strict rules about time allowances and restrictions on mechanical replacements, carrying out his or her own track-side repairs. Usually referred to as the "Olympics of Motorcycling" with trophies for best national, junior national, club and manufacturing teams. The ISDE can attract entries of more than 500 riders, together with thousands of support crew and spectators.
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