For a guy like me, who spent more than 25 years solely with on-road motorcycles, off-roading is a thing. And the next level, it appears, is off-roading in the winter – a true revelation.

I never expected it to be so much fun, especially with my under-powered, yet inconceivably attractive Yamaha DT2. The little dual-shocker seems to be made for snowy tracks, frozen meadows and slippery secret paths.

Thanks to this magic machine and the latest spell of winter (a rarity in Germany these days), I have discovered a completely new dimension of motoring. Exhausting, random, playful and on the edge. In the end, it´s just perfect.