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Here’s good joke for December:

A motorcycle police officer stops a driver for shooting through a

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harassed by the Gestapo !

So the officer calmly tells him of the red light violation. The

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The tirade goes on and on without the officer saying anything.

When the officer finishes writing the ticket he puts an “AH” in the

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angrily, and when presented with his copy points to the “AH” and

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license, so he hired a lawyer to represent him. On the stand, the

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reasonable facsimile of the ticket that you issued to my client ?”

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signature and mine, same number at the top.”

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ticket you don’t normally make ?”

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The Royal Enfield Himalayan:

The Himalayan is made by Royal Enfield, and was

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cc engine produces 24.5 BHP (18.02 KW) @ 6500

RPM and 32 Nm of torque @ 4000 - 4500 RPM.

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The Kawasaki Versys-X 300

joins small adventure boom:

Kawasaki is the latest to enter the sub-500cc small

adventure bike market with its 300cc version of the

popular Versys all-roader.

It’s a segment clearly identified to grab the

attention of the novice adventure rider.

These bikes might also grab the attention of

those who have struggled with the weight

of heavy adventure bikes, but don’t

want the discomfort of riding down the

highway to the adventure trails on a

dirt bike that shakes and becomes

unstable at 100km/h on tar.

The Kawasaki Versys-X 300 uses the

300cc liquid-cooled parallel twin out

of the ever-popular Ninja 300 but has a

new and more rugged chassis.

Its adventure credentials are also verified by a

19-inch front wheel, dual-purpose IRC Trail Winner

rubber, tall screen, wire spoked wheels and longer

travel suspension.

Up front it’s got 41mm telescopic forks with a Uni-

Trak gas-charged rear monoshock. Suspension

travel figures are not supplied.

It’s no bush basher thoughl, it has a small plastic

bash plate. However, it should cope well with dirt

and gravel roads.

Two Versys options

There will be two options, anyway. The Versys-X

300 Urban is obviously for mostly road with some

roadworks and occasional dirt roads thrown in. It

gets a tank pad, handguards, centrestand and a

30-litre topbox.

The Versys-X 300 Adventure is a little more bush

focussed with a tank pad, tubular engine guard,

centrestand and 17-litre panniers.

It comes standard with a digital/analogue instrument

cluster, slipper clutch, ABS and weighs about 170kg.

Kawasaki claims that, when ridden in eco mode,

the baby Versys will have range of more than

380km which is great for ur long stretches between

fuel stops.

The segment didn’t exist a few months ago and now

we have the Honda 190cc Night Hawk launched at

Intermot last month plus the BMW G 310 GS and

Suzuki V-Strom 250 launched recently. We can also

throw into the mix the Royal Enfield Himalayan.

Hopefully it will arrive here and we’ll be able to take

one for a spin…

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BMW unveils new G310GS:

Step up BMW’s new G310GS, the second bike

to be released into their G310 family (following

the roadster-shaped R), and one of at least four

quarter-litre(ish) adventure bikes to arrive from major

manufacturers in 2017.

Highlights:

313cc liquid-cooled single

GS family styling

19 in front rim

Long-travel suspension

Full LCD dash

The facts

34bhp

169.5kg

Seat height 835mm

The baby GS might be small in capacity compared

with its well-established stablemates, and the

only GS not to be built in Germany, but BMW’s

commitment to design and build quality looks no

less thorough. The family styling is unmistakable,

with the stubby front beak, radiator shrouds,

headlamp cowl and tank all mini-me reworkings of

the R1200GS’s aesthetic.

While for our market this might look like a cute

styling exercise to pander to our adventure bike

addiction, the truth is probably more that this style

offers BMW the greatest breadth of appeal globally.

We think our roads are bad, but ride in rural India or

Brazil, and you’ll feel spoilt back home – but that’s

exactly the sort of market where BMW hope to sell

their smaller-capacity range by the thousands. We

get the style and attitude we want, those markets

get the long-travel suspension and rugged quality

and simplicity they need.

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Yamaha’s T7 concept … The

Worlds Maddest MT-07:

If this doesn’t make you feel like putting some

motocross boots on and heading off into the great

unknown, then you’re missing a key strand of your

biking DNA.

While Yamaha are fast to point out that this is just a

concept bike, there’s absolutely no doubt that the

firm will put this XT660 Ténéré replacement into

production, continuing a 33-year line of Dakarinspired

middleweight desert assault bikes.

The facts:

74bhp (est)

180kg (est)

Seat height 895mm (est)

Highlights

CP2 700cc parallel-twin engine

Full-on WR450F Dakar styling

Expected to arrive in 2018

The game moves on dramatically though with this

concept. Packing the MT-07’s CP2 engine into

an all-new chassis, the T7 should dig into the soft

stuff with superb tractability from the parallel-twin

700. Equipped with an aluminium fuel tank, quadprojector

LED headlight, a carbon fairing and skid

plate, and a custom made Akrapovic exhaust – as

well as high specification KYB front suspension, 21in

front and 18in rear – the T7 concept is a serious

statement of intent.

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It’s a WR450F Dakar for the masses, and while

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Ducati’s crazy new Scrambler

Desert Sled:

Check this out! The Urban Enduro model in the Scrambler family

may have failed to ignite passions with the same verve as the rest

of the range, but this new Desert Sled has got just the right mix of

retro and contemporary to strike a chord with those looking for a

more cheeky Scrambler option.

Highlights

New retro Scrambler model

803cc air-cooled Desmodue L-twin

19” front wheel / 17” rear

The facts

75bhp

207kg

Seat height 860mm

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It’s certainly the most truly Scrambler-esque iteration in the line-up,

and with its gold rims and oval tank decals it feels almost like a

homage to the iconic Yamaha XT500 – and there’s nothing wrong

with that.

At its core it is, of course, the same platform as the rest of the

range, using the 803cc air-cooled 2-valve head motor mated to a

steel trellis frame and capped off with a nice little steel tank.

Up front it wears a gold laced 19” rim, while the rear gets a

similarly bling 17” rim, and each wears the almost comic-book

styled new Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR rubber. It’s a striking look. To

underline its desert skills, it has bear-claw footpegs with removable

rubber inserts for road comfort, and a fairly high 860mm seat,

while the frame has been reinforced to cope with more aggressive

use and the wide bars get a motocross style brace, too. The fork

is a super-fat fully-adjustable 46 KYB unit, while the rear is a fullyadjustable

KYB monoshock.

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BMW R1200GS just got even better:

The R1200GS is enjoying an odd two-stage transition into 2017.

Already available in dealers is an updated GS which boasts a

few visual nips and tucks, as well as drivetrain revisions with

an anti-judder damper on the transmission output drive, and

modifications to the selector drum and transmission shafts. The

bikes have also been made Euro4 compliant.

Now BMW has revealed the full 2017 version with a raft of further

dynamic improvements, plus two new versions to pick from in the

model line-up. A base model is available, as are three package

options (Dynamic, Comfort and Touring), and now you can also

pick between new Rallye or Exclusive models. The existing

R1200GS Adventure continues in 2017, but we don’t expect a full

model update until 2018.

Highlights

Two new factory options

Drive train modifications

Optional next-gen Dynamic ESA

The facts

125bhp

224kg

Seat height 850/870mm

R1200GS Exclusive

The Exclusive model is the road-focused version of the new duo,

aimed at riders who want a GS because it delivers a superb

everyday riding experience, exceptional touring capability, and

has the versatility to go anywhere when the road (or lack of

one) demands. It’s also aimed at riders who want all the GS

sophistication without being too shouty in terms of colours, or

Action Man add-ons that hint at global travel pretentions.

At the core of this subtle approach is the ‘Iced Chocolate metallic’

paintjob. The fuel tank side trim panels are finished in ‘Monolith

metallic matt’ and also feature bold R1200GS decals on each

side. The frame is powder-coated in Agate Grey metallic matt,

while the drivetrain is all finished in black, with gold-coloured brake

calipers providing a flash of contrast.

Trail Tech Bar clamps

& dashboards now

available at SSS Racing:

Bar clamps R600 each. Dashboards

R800 each. Very cool accessory for

your bike.

Available for:

Raptor 250, 350, 660 & 700. YFZ 450 &

YFZ 450R. Blaster. LTR 450. LTZ 400. KFX

400. DVX 400. TRX 250, 300, 400, 450 &

700. KFX 450. DS 650. PREDATOR 500 &

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Ducati reveals the

Scrambler Café Racer:

There should be laws about having

number boards on bikes. Get your magic

eraser out, and this new Café Racer looks

so much better without them. The 54 is

a nod to legendary Ducati racer Bruno

Spaggiari, but that’s going to be rather lost

on the average buyer.

The Café Racer, just like the Desert Sled,

is a new addition to the family for 2017,

and is intended to do exactly what it says

on the tin. Much of it is very nice, too –

and in black and gold (or ‘Black Coffee’ as

Ducati dub it), it’s also little redolent of the

JPS era of sportsbikes.

Highlights:

Café Racer seat unit

Termignoni silencers

Aluminium clip-ons

The facts:

75bhp

188kg

Seat height 805mm

It appears, in essence to be a Full Throttle

with a brace of design changes to create

the café look. But still in residence is the

lovely Termignoni exhaust with black

anodized cover, while the stubby café

racer seat unit reminds us strongly of

the original Monster family rear-end. The

sharp-eyed will spot the pillion pegs,

which also point to the fact that the cowl

pops off to reveal a small pillion perch

behind the canted forward rider’s seat.

Guts n Gas opens:

Guts ‘n Gas is a one stop

motorcycle accessory and

apparel store stocking all cool

motorcycle stuff like jackets,

suits, luggage, and spares for all

types of riders from commuters

to racers.

they offer a unique, certified

luggage fitment centre, with the

leading luggage brands in South

Africa. They offer a multitude of

different styles, from hard luggage

to semi ridged luggage and

fitment kits for most bikes from

scooters through to adventure

bikes.

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The Company is owner run with

both entrepreneurs having over

20 years combined experience

in the motorcycle industry

and community. The official

opening took place on the 17th

of November They are located

in North Riding in the Deco

business park.

Open on Sundays from 9am

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Mon-Fri 9am to 6pm.

Phone 0615339687. 26 Avant

Garde ave Deco Park North

riding.

For more info go to www.

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Urgent message from Country Trax:

Hi Country Trax Family.

We regret to inform you that due to circumstances beyond

our control we have to cancel all activity at Country TRAX

Amersfoort for the remainder of 2016. A hurricane unfortunately

caused extensive damage to the facility.We thank you for your

understanding and we request that you keep Jan, Elsie and their

team in your prayers. Please note that all the other academies

within the Country TRAX family will continue all their activities

per their respective schedules. Please contact Poldine at info@

bikebookings.co.za or 082 895 5009, should you require any

information regarding your booking. Help us to rebuild countrytrax

Amersfoort by contributing here.

http://countrytrax.co.za/rebuild-amersfoort.

Clean-up operations are already in full swing. Jan and Elsie and

their team of staff, helpers and other friends are determined to

bounce back bigger and better than ever. We at Country TRAX

are all determined to rebuild the farm, and restore it to its purpose

to be a world class facility where we can all live our dreams

and passion and friendship. We know that the motorcycling

community are eager to assist in many ways. We have had

numerous requests for an avenue to donate finances from around

the globe. This page aims to provide a simple platform to anyone

who desires to contribute. Kindly select your preferred option,

and make your donation. “We are eternally grateful for each

contribution and we will keep you posted with our progress here.”

Warm Country TRAX Regards,

Jan, Elsie and the TEAM

Guys it’s a brilliant place and it really has been devastated by the

storms. If you are in a position to assist, please go to their page,

say hello and see what they need. http://countrytrax.co.za/rebuildamersfoort

BSG motorcycles

opens in Durban North:

Well known motorcycle enthusiasts

gareth Moore and Mitch Buchanan have

opened BSG Motorcycles in Broadway

Rd, Durban North. They stock a great

selection of accessories and they ship

nationwide. They cater for the dirt, road

and adventure markets. All sorts in stock

like Evs, EKS brand goggles, Renthal,

Answer, Alpinestar, Shark, Suomy, Forma,

Oxford, Givi, Fox…etc

Mitch is an avid motocross rider and

adventure riding extraordinaire will be

doing adventure rides on a regular basis,

give them a call for details.

Unit 13. 5 Broadway Rd Durban north.

TEL (031) 563 1501 CELL (083) 776 9012

Bandit Signs moves:

The famous bike branding house bandit

Signs headed up by the always friendly

Darryl Curtis has moved to bigger

premises next to Nav world near Linex

just off Malibongwe Drive. Vehicle wraps,

signage, bike decals… you name it.

Mauritz Meiring heads up the bike

graphics division. Wayne Everton (Centre)

from Brother was there to make sure that

Mauritz is doing a good job…

Phone (011) 462-5520

New Generation Tuff jugs From HRP:

In racing, every second counts. Refueling of your bike can win or lose your

championship. Tuff Jug has taken the time to develop a simple yet, in our

opinion, genius fuelling system. There is no rocket science just a bit of

common sense. Having upgraded their previous Tuff Jug they have made

the fuel filling process slicker and easier to use. The days of over flowing

petrol and spilling all over your nether regions are over. The new tuff Jugs

come in 2 sizes, a manageable 10L and a buffer 20L.

The jug includes a new race filler cap for your bike or a hose. The cap

comes complete with a quick release attachment on top of the jug, same

as the old system but this time, no overflowing.

The other option is a hose. A simpler option with a hose at the end of the

jug giving you some flexibility if the

jug is a tad heavy for the smaller (rear

less muscled) riders. The jugs are

now transparent allowing you to see

the level with

ease.

At dealers

nationwide.

Dealer

enquiries: (011)

708 5905

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New S&B filters for Side by

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The same technology military helicopters use to

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94% of dust from the airflow prior to it reaching the

stock filter. Military-grade air filtration. Military helicopters

use particle separators to land in conditions with

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filters would clog which could cause a catastrophic

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S&B has applied this same technology to UTVs, so that

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How it works:

Dirty air enters the Particle Separator’s 19 vortexes.

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Beta Back in Racing:

Beta is going places in the Enduro world. They have got

people talking and they are starting to regain their place

in the off-road market. Imported by Cayenne Sport,

Beta is spreading far and wide and have entered the

market in Bloemfontein, Pietermaritzburg as well as the

greater Gauteng region, with wide dealer support. Beta

Motor South Africa has teamed up with KS Enduro from

Pietermaritzburg and started their own sponsored race

team, with Liqui-Moly and Michelin stepping up support.

The Beta Racing Team consists of two young and very

enthusiastic enduro riders who are definitely worth taking

a closer look at. These two riders have been sponsored

two new 250 Factory RR 2-strokes and they are planning

on taking on some mammoth challenges in the race

season ahead.

We had a chance to catch up with these two lads and find

out a bit more about who is going to be racing for Beta.

Eighteen year old Oliver Santoro from Pietermaritzburg

College has been riding from the tender age of 4 when his

dad got him his first motorbike and has been addicted ever

since. Not only is Oliver an avid motorcyclist but also an

avid sportsman, which made him take a break from riding

in his earlier schooling career to compete within school

sporting commitments. Oliver also spends his time when

he is off the bike hunting and fishing.

He is aspires to become a commercial pilot when he

completes his matric exams later this year. With this goal

in mind Oliver’s next couple of years is going to be jam

packed with studying and taking himself and his Beta

further in the racing arena.

Oliver has already got some serious feathers in his cap

when it comes to racing, 2014 was a big year for Oliver

when he finished 22nd in the Silver class of the Roof of

Africa and placed 3rd in the regional junior championships,

not too shabby for a 16 year old. 2015 was an even bigger

year for him when he placed 3rd for a second time at

regional junior championships and blew the competition

out the water when he placed 2nd in the silver class of the

Roof of Africa.

Oliver has set his goals high for 2016 . He is striving for a

top 20 finish in the gold class at the Roof of Africa, which

for all who know the Roof of Africa this is no easy feat.

Oliver is really enthusiastic about the Beta brand and hopes

to promote as much as he can. He is also very impressed

with his 250 Factory RR and says the bike has more than

enough power, is very smooth and handles very well and

says ” should be riding them, they are really great!”

Jason Munro from Pietermaritzburg is a Thirty year old

who is absolutely passionate about motorcycling and has

been on, and off, motorcycles for 26 years. He is all about

motorcycling, he lives, breathes, sleeps motorcycles. His

first motorcycle was purchased for him by his dad before

he was born. Jason started early and began riding at age

4. He rode throughout his schooling years in Ladysmith

and continued with it and ended up going into the

motorcycling industry. Jason has a few special riding spots

but his all – time favourite is in the Drakensberg, where he

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can ride the big rocky hills.

Jasons’ riding career has seen him achieve some great

things. He has taken part in and placed well in the Roof of

Africa Gold division, achieving 21st position in 2015. He

was awarded his Kwa-Zulu Natal colours for Motocross

and Harescrambles. 2012 and 2013 were also great

seasons for Jason in the Motard Championships. Jason

was able to win both South African National events.

In the upcoming season Jason plans on racing in all the

WFO Natal Regional Competitions as well as the Powasol

Extreme Enduro events. The Roof of Africa 2017 is another

goal and he wants to better his position from previous

years. He also wants to see himself riding the Sea to Sky in

Turkey next year. Throughout the upcoming season Jason

aims to finish races constantly and in top positions and

he feels that being on a Beta he can do this. His personal

thoughts on the Beta is that “The Beta 250 RR 2T is just

magic. The suspension is absolutely awesome and the

power of the motor gives such a nice smooth power

delivery, it also tracks beautifully through the loose rocks.”

Great to see this brand up and about again. If you would

like to follow the progress of the team please follow them

on Facebook; Beta Racing Team.

Beta is imported by Cayenne, and some of the 2017’s

are here...

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TRAVIS TEASDALE’S

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KTM has made their 250 XCW even more user

friendly for 2017. Travis Teasdales Roof bike,

looking all racey in his new livery was on it’s

way to him when we hijacked the deliverer and

diverted him to our li’l test track much to the KTM

Mechanics lack of humour. The last time that we

rode one of these was at the launch… we figured a

second ride was in order…

We have to say at the start that the bike was bog

standard. Trav fits his own cone valves and the bike was

actually on its way for testing and setup two weeks before

The Roof. What we’ll do is ride it after the race to see what

improvements have been made.

It was quite funny – when we headed out onto the track

a group of youngsters arrived to watch – we are pretty

convinced that they thought that we were Mr Teasdale.

When our lids came off, they realised the blunder and

disappeared…

If you think that you need a 300 to race technical enduro,

you can think again. Travis is a big boy… and his weapon of

choice is the new 250.

This one is plenty strong enough for most…

The new 2-stroke engine is very crisp and responsive,

providing lots of smooth torque and a very linear power

curve and revs out strongly. Gone are the days of the wild

ride that the old 250 2-strokes delivered, KTM is focussed

on rock climbing lightness and easy torque.

At a claimed weight of just 100 kg’s (without fuel) the new

250 is really light, and offers superb quick and agile handling

combined with usable and controllable power. It’s not at

all peaky and with the new power-valve design there is

excellent low-rpm torque available.

This is a real enduro weapon and flinging over every

obstacle we could find, you have to admire this orange

company.

We look forward to seeing the bike at the Motul Roof Of

Africa, let’s see how the 250’s fare against the bigger 300’s.

See you at the Roof

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DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2016 29


Farewell Syringa

S t o r y C l i v e S t r u g n e l l / P i c s c o u r t e s y Z e n B i r k b y , I a n M c l a r e n a n d l o t s o f f r i e n d s …

Syringa has a special place in the hearts

of thousands of motocross riders and

fans. It’s one of those places which just

seemed to have a life of its’ own. In many

ways Syringa was a lot like Kyalami. It

was the home of off-road racing since the

early sixties. In the beginning cars and

bikes both raced there, and it was always

an exciting place to be. The early race

cars, like Ken Gillibrand’s “Soggy Mango”

and John Smith’s famous “Baja Bug”

were legends.

The late Steve Swanepoel, well known

as “Suzukiman” also raced there in a

VW racing beach buggy long before he

became well-known in the motorcycle

industry.

The founder of Syringa Spa, as it was

known then, Jannie Stander, was a South

African motorcycle road racing champion.

More significantly he was Johannesburg’s

second Yamaha dealer. His shop was

called “Racing Motors” and Jannie was

instrumental in launching the careers of

many famous road racers, many of whom

became SA champions themselves. One

of the best known was Tommy Johns,

an appy in Jannie’s shop. Jannie put him

on an early 250 Yamaha racebike, and

despite not even having a motorcycle

license, Tommy ruled the racetrack at the

time, and then went on to become even

more famous as Yamaha South Africa’s

technical manager.

When Yamaha off-road bikes, and in

particular their MX race bikes arrived

on the scene Jannie knew that racing

was the best way to promote them and

soon his off road race track was home

to not only to local MX races, but to

national and even international events..

In the off road community Syringa was

definitely as important and as famous as

Kyalami. Jannie climbed in boots and all,

and even sat on the National Motocross

Committee.

Grant Maben, one of the 1970’s

South African MX superstars, put into

words the essence of what Syringa was

back in those day when Dave Petersen

interviewed him at Syringa’s last event:

Grant said “ Syringa wasn’t just

for the riders, it was for all of us”. He

was referring to a whole generation

of youngsters growing up in that era.

“Syringa was the place we all learned

who we were, and where we grew up. It

was the place where we raced hard and

played hard, where we learned to live and

love. We weren’t out on the streets and in

the clubs, we were racing. And it wasn’t

only motocross…from this place we

made our plans to ride in events like the

Roof of Africa. We met riders from all over

the world, and from there our dreams

of racing internationally also grew. Look

how many of our World Champions and

famous riders learned their skills here.

There will never be another place quite

like Syringa” Such heartfelt words

indeed, and who better to say them than

Grant Maben. Even though his racing

career was cut short by a tragic road

accident, he is still the inspiration for

many, many of our best riders.

After Jannie senior passed on, Syringa

remained in the family, and most recently

was revived and renewed under the

curatorship of his son, Jannie Jnr. The

track itself was redone, most recently

managed by Grant Foley to an astonishing

standard, and was the favourite of another

new generation riders and fans. By now

everyone knows the events leading to the

decision of the Stander family to sell the

property and finally say good bye to the

famous MX track.

A blast from the past... some very famous old faces...

Bruce Joelson from Elna sponsored a huge amount

of Motorcycle stuff. This is Russ Campbells Maico.

Chris Brand, Greg Wilson and Deon Du Plessis - all

SA champs.

It was Paulo de culio’s 50th

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Attitude is EVERYTHING!

Darryl Curtis on the left...

Darryl Curtis round the outside...

Fierce racing from the toppies...

Gareth Ireland... promotor of this whole lot and the

author of last months Farleigh Castle feature.

Grant Foley with Susan Miller

sister of Colin Dugmore...

Grant Maben, Greg Wilson and

Wayne Smith

Gray Dick with his pristine YZ465.

Hans The Hound on his HONDA

Dogbone...

Happiness is...

Ian Pepper in the orange...

Larry Wosik from the USA who raced here for Honda

in the 70’s with our own legend Russ Campbell.

Machines were dragged out and cleaned up for the day.

The Katay Racing lot put on a Side by Side display...

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However before it closed classic MX enthusiast

Gareth Ireland got together with a huge number

of people who had enjoyed racing and visiting

Syringa over the years, and with the blessing of

the Stander family arranged one last Hurrah as

a tribute to everything that Syringa stood for, and

as a thank you to a great motorcycling family.

Maureen Stobbart, Jannies daughter and sister

of Jannie jnr was there, with her mother, on this

farewell day, and said it was really a bittersweet

event, and as sad as she was to finally say

goodbye to the property and its’ famous track,

the time has come for the Stander family to move

on. She was clearly very moved by the many

famous and not so famous past riders and fans

who turned up for the last event.

Gareth and his team put on a great show, with

races for old riders on new bikes, old and much

younger riders on some brilliantly restored old

machinery, and of course many competitors from

the past just turned up to enjoy the day and talk

about old times. Of course, as with any bench

racing session, as the day wore on the stories

became more dramatic and ever faster!

One of the highlights was watching Russell

Campbell, who started racing as a junior on a

100 or 125 at Syringa and ending as a multi time

SA Champion on a 500, hurtling around the track

just as fast as ever on a modern Beta enduro

bike as well as his original early 80’s 500 Maico

MX bike. Also out on the track was Kenny van

der Merwe, a 125 Junior champion back in the

late seventies. Of course not every rider can be a

champion, but there have been many great riders

who made the racing what it was back then,

and were famous characters in their own right.

One of these is Mike “Nuts”Pienaar, who always

raced Husqvarnas, out on track with the bike he

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last rode here in about 1979. There he

was, just as we always remembered him,

glasses perched on the end of his nose

together with a bit of duct tape, plakking

his home made numbers on the side

of his faithful 460 Husky with tape out

of the boot of his car, and then giving it

his all out on the track. Best of all, he is

still fast, and came home second in his

group. Well done Nutty, it isn’t always the

superstars that make the show!

Everywhere one went on the day

there were groups of past MX riders,

officials and fans. Roger McLeery, one

of the unsung heroes of South African

motorcycle sport, right from his early

days as a staff member of Midmacor,

who imported Honda’s. Roger was the

man who saw the value of racing to

sell bikes, and relentlessly persuaded

his management to sponsor riders and

events to promote Honda. He also

became a motorcycle sport administrator,

and kept two wheeled racing on the

go. Past riders like Mark and Chris

Davies, Grant Maben, Dave and Robbie

Petersen, Greg Upton, Alan Smith, Buddy

Ellis, Kevin Korkie, Wayne Smith, Greg

Wilson, Kenny van der Merwe, Deon

Du Plessis, Chris Brand, Vic Miles, Rob

Panter, Grant McLeery, Robert Campbell,

Nuts Pienaar, Jeff Hubbard, Dannie

Mulder, Adrian Bac and so many more.

One very welcome face was America

Mx champion and factory rider Larry

Wosick, who raced here in the early 80’s

and happened to be in SA on a visit.

Sadly none of the importers, who rely on

enthusiasts, the circuits and the people

who promote off road racing and riding

were there in official capacity.

Even the weather played its’ part, with

a huge thunderstorm and cloudburst

which turned Syringa into a mudbath

reminiscent of the early races where the

track was watered as much as possible

and riders became unrecognisable mud

monsters after a lap or two!

One of the very nice parts of this

final Syringa day was the time many

of the past heroes spent talking to the

enthusiasts who have so proudly restored

old race bikes. It is fantastic to see how

these guys had recreated a golden era

of our sport and keep it alive through the

many well attended vintage and classic

MX events around the country.

So now all that is left of Syringa are a

lot of fantastic memories, but the best

part is that this famous place and the

hundreds of riders who competed there

laid a foundation for the sport which

is still very strong, and busy building

legends and memories for many future

generations.

Cheers Syringa. Thank you for the

great days….

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Mark and Viv Butler...

Mum 21 and Suzuki sponsored a girls race

in 1978... Susan Miller is in this pic...

Neil Riddel and the Dugmore folks...

Nutty Pienaar in the glasses with

Russ and fans.

Roger and Grant Mcleery...

Roston Dugmore

Roxton Dugmore, Colin Dugmores

dad and Tony Riddell

Ryan Shapiro, Johnny Shand, Wayne

Smith, Grant Foley, Gary Whitehouse...

So... which way do you reckon the

track goes...

Some famous old faces.

The Petersen Brothers...

Wayne Berrington Smith and friends...

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Words: Kim Birkby Pics: Adrian Bowen

CROSSING

OVER…

TO THE

RIDE SIDE

LEARNING HOW TO RIDE AT RSR

I am a forty something year old mother of 2 teenagers

and have been with Zenon for the last 8 years. In this time I

have been the mom and wife who packs the snacks, runs

around filling jerry cans and washing mx gear, cleaning

helmets and boots, powdering leathers, attending both

race days and outrides, but have always been the just the

spectator or pit crew to my husband and son.

Even though I am a hectic #99 fan and absolutely love

MotoGP and Moto 3, I have never really felt the want or

need to ride a bike, but both my husband and son have

egged me on to try learn, this I am sure was all done in

the hope that I would be bitten by the bug and give in to

buying a bike.

So I eventually agreed to give it a try, but made hubby

promise that he would be nowhere in sight when I was

in training (just in case I was absolutely useless). My

daughter Siobhan Bowen also attended the training as she

had only ever ridden a pee wee 50 and was also very keen

to learn so that she could ride with the boys.

We arrived at Redstar Raceway at 08h30am. It was a

very chilly overcast morning, and I was almost praying that

they would cancel the training. Alas – Aunty Sue was ready

for us and we filled in the necessary registration forms.

We were then invited in to the rider briefing hall, where

all the guys who were riding on the track that day, were

addressed by Jacques (the owner of the facility). The

riders briefing was very in detail and I noticed that there was

a lot of emphasis on paying attention to the flags. I glanced

across at the poster on the wall and thought “how the heck

am I going to remember all of this?”. Jacques was very cool

and welcomed all the lady riders who were there to learn

and assured us that we would be well taken care of.

We were guided through to a classroom and we were

introduced to Davian Barnard and Ruan van Wyngaard,

our instructors for the day.

Davian was thorough and worked through a

comprehensive presentation which dealt with important

information such as what the correct gear is to wear when

riding, the importance of paying close attention to what

both he and Ruan were saying, keeping well hydrated, but

mostly that we were there to learn and have fun.

Good Luck I thought…..I have NEVER ridden a bike -

you guys are going to spend your afternoon either pulling

your hair out, or loading me in the ambulance!

So after we had completed the classroom coaching,

we were taken outside and were told to get onto the

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stationary Honda motorcycles. Here we

were taught how to pull off (which I must

admit I managed to do without stalling),

how to work the clutch, change gears

and braking. Both Ruan and Davian

were extremely patient with all the ladies,

taking time to work with each one of us

and spend extra time with anyone who

seemed to be battling. Siobhan seemed

to be a little throttle happy, but Davian

calmed her down and spent a little extra

time with her ensuring that she was

getting the balance correct.

Cool I thought – there we go. We’re

almost done. No. We weren’t! We were

then instructed to gear up – boots, gloves

and helmets ladies. Sadly I have rather

large calves and didn’t have the proper

bike boots. No problem for the guys, Ruan

kindly gave me his first pair of boots which

he said were lucky (thank goodness), and

Davian then proceeded to duct tape the

boots to my legs, but have the correct safety

equipment I would! We then hopped onto

what looked like a carnival type roundabout

with the bikes securely fastened to a very

intimidating looking steel bar. Ruan came

over to help me, and I was extremely

impressed to see how this young man kept

his cool and patience with me, as my non

stalling in the first session went on to flying

around the roundabout and stalling the bike

over and over and over. It was really fast,

and really scary. But Ruan ran by my side

the whole time, reassuring me that I was

doing well and that I was getting the hang of

it. A good 15-20 minutes later, I looked over

for Ruan and he had left me alone to work

with Siobhan, and I had not even realized

that I was in fact riding on my own, well

riding with a safety pole, but riding on my

own nonetheless.

Davian and Ruan then advised that it

was time for us to hydrate, and head off

onto our next task. I hadn’t seen any other

bike contraptions in the area where we

were training so I was a little confused.

We were led into a field, with grass, and

fencing, and nothing…..but 4 Honda 125

motocross bikes. Oh crap I thought – they

are kidding, right? But no – they were not.

We were guided onto these bikes and were

given instruction again to put into practice

what we had learnt on the stationery and

roundabout bikes. I could almost not

believe my own eyes when Siobhan simply

glided off on her bike. I can’t do this, I

can’t do this, I thought. I panicked. Davian

came over to me, calmed me down, and

jumped on the bike with me. He slowly

and clearly went through all the processes

again, taking his time to ensure that I was

ok before he let me attempt

to take off into the sunset…

Before I knew it I was riding

around the grassy area like

someone who had simply

forgotten how to ride a

bicycle, not perfectly as

changing gears was still a

little tricky, but I slowly got

the hang of it, and at one

point Davian gave both

Siobhan and I the signal to

slow down. Good Grief – was

I really doing this?

Lunch break – and off

to the Redstar Canteen we

went to have a bite to eat, but

more importantly to hydrate.

I didn’t realize how quickly

you overheat when riding a

bike, and couldn’t believe how

much water Siobhan and I

actually needed.

After lunch, we were taken

onto the track - I mean really,

I have watched the likes of

Sheridan Morais, Brad Binder

and Rob Portman himself

riding on this track! I was

properly petrified! Siobhan on

the other hand was pumped

- and rearing to go! Before

I knew it, Davian was kitted

up, and sitting alongside

us, while we waited for the

green flag. Ruan was at

hand to make sure that

we all pulled off safely. And off we went –

riding on the track –at Redstar Raceway! I

had to concentrate really hard and remind

myself of what I had been taught in class

about Zones 1, 2 & 3. I remained in the

instructor’s line and found myself gaining

more confidence as I rode. I had to check

myself once or twice as I imagined that this

was almost what Jorge Lorenzo felt like

during a race – ok maybe not as slow, but

I was being given an insight to what the

racing guys felt. “Calm yourself woman” I

keep saying, and enjoy every moment. It

was somewhat exhilarating as we came

riding down the straight and under the

legendary Redstar Bridge.

All too soon it was time to exit the track

and into the pits. It was an adrenaline rush

of serious note, and probably best that

they took us off at that moment or none

of us would have wanted to exit the track

for the rest of the day. Davian then took

us down to the skid pan, for us to learn

how to gently maneuver turns and how

to enter and exit “the track”. It was really

a smaller area than the track that we had

ridden on, but I found it very informative

as you really needed to concentrate on

your gears and how you controlled the

bike. Davian called the ladies together, and

congratulated us on being a great team.

I was super impressed with Siobhan who

took to the riding like a duck to water. I was

not worried about her at all throughout the

training because of our super instructors!

We made our way back to the training

center where we were met by Sue Cronje,

who also congratulated us and handed us

our certificates. Wow – we had done it! We

had learnt to ride a motorcycle!

I can only say that any Moms or wives

sitting out there reading this article, need to

get off your bums and go do this training!!!

You won’t have to be the one watching

from the sidelines or being just your hubby’s

brolly dolly anymore – I know I certainly

won’t! Hmmmmm, I wonder what bikes will

be available for my birthday & Christmas

this year? And will the track be open……..?

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MESSAGE FROM THE PEOPLE OF LESOTHO

On behalf of His Majesty

the King, Government

and the people of

Lesotho, it gives us

great pleasure

in welcoming you all

back to our beautiful

mountains for this great

motor-sporting event the

The Motul Roof of Africa.

We would like to wish

all the competitors, their

teams, the sponsors and

the organisers a great

and safe event.

SPORT IS LIFE, SPORT IS

ECONOMY, SPORT IS HAPPINESS

AND FRIENDSHIP.

FIM ACCREDITATION

Held under the International Sporting

Code of the Federation Internationale

de Motocyclisme (FIM), the General

Competition Rules and Off Road

Motorcycle Standing Supplementary

Regulations of Motorsport South

Africa (MSA). The Supplementary

Regulations, off Road Commissions

Circulars, and Final Instructions and

Bulletins which may be issued to

competitors. As this event does not

form part of the SA Championships,

where there is a conflict between

these SR’S and the SSR’s, the SR’s

shall take preference.

FIM PERMIT: IMN 490/07 MSA

PERMIT: 14513

ENVIRONMENTAL

MATTERS

LORA & EXTREME Off Road Promotions

are committed to ensure

that the Roof of Africa takes a uncompromising

approach to dealing

with the socio-environmental concerns.

The framework developed

compromises of two main sectionsthe

social aspects and the physical

aspects.

Social programmes have been

developed to ensure the following:

1.Communities affected by the race are

consulted and reap the benefits through

increased participation.

2.Charitable and development scheme

are supported and structured

3.The affected communities perceive the

race positively and welcome competitors,

avoiding and hostility.

4.Orphans and disadvantaged individuals

are placed at the forefront of social

support efforts.

5.Any grievances caused by the event

are addressed and resolved entirely.

Physical efforts have been implemented

to achieve the following:

1.Decreased damage to agricultural

land and rehabilitation of utilised paths

and roads

2.The effective management of all forms

of waste

3.Containment of all oils and fuels at the

re-fueling points and DSP’s

4.The planting of trees to reduce erosion

5.The initiation and financial support of

trail and maintenance

NATURE IS, AND MUST,

REMAIN THE HERITAGE

OF HUMANITY. MAN

IS, AND MUST BE, IT’S

PROTECTOR.

MESSAGE FROM

THE ORGANISERS

We are just one year short of the 50th Roof of Africa.

The first Roof started in 1967, and next year we are

planning some celebratory events but more of that later

– let’s talk about 2016.

We are delighted to have Motul on board as a title

sponsor for the Motul Roof of Africa. As part of the deal

Motul has taken over the whole PR and Media co-ordination

of the event – something which was really

lacking from our side. As part of this they are bringing

at least four journalists from overseas to help put the

Roof on the world map as well as co-ordinating the local

press.

Last mention is the competitors and this year sees one

of the strongest ever international fields. It is just great

having the international stars here but it is also fantastic

to see our local South African riders giving them

a run for their money. Lesotho terrain has given the

South Africans the experience necessary to compete

against the world’s best and it will be interesting to see

who has the upper hand this year.

Whilst we talk about the top competitors, it is also fitting

to mention the rest of the competitors that are the backbone

of Africa’s biggest Motorsport event. For every

competitor the Roof of Africa is a personal challenge,

whether you are in Gold, Silver or Bronze class and

we salute all of you for the sacrifice you have made to

be part of this event. Remember that just to challenge

the Roof of Africa is an achievement and whether you

finish or not we know you have given of your best and

you can be proud of yourself. You are all winners!


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COVER

STORY

Why are you participating in the 2016 Motul Roof of Africa?

The Motul Roof of Africa has always been a highlight on my racing

calendar, and since I’ve won the Motul Roof of Africa twice, I always look

forward to the challenge.

WADE

YOUNG

SA home-grown hard enduro champion Wade Young, made

history in 2012 by taking 1st position as the youngest winner

ever- being only 16 at the time - at the gruelling Roof of Africa

Enduro in Lesotho. Young then went on to take another first

in 2014 and placed second in 2015. The determined 20 year

old, who hails from Kwazulu-Natal in SA has entered again this

year, despite being plagued with an injury from a recent race.

FOLLOW WADE ON

Facebook: Wade Young

Instagram: @wadeyoung55

Snapchat: wadeyoung39

What class are you in for this year’s Motul Roof of Africa?

I’m participating in the gold class.

How many times have you participated in the Motul Roof of Africa?

I’ve completed the Motul Roof of Africa three times. I’ve won it twice and

came 2nd once. This will be my 4th Roof.

You recently suffered from quite an injury. How has this effect your

race preparations?

The injury has been a major setback and has severely affected my

preparations for the up-coming race as I will only have the opportunity

to get back onto my bike a few days before the race. I’ve been doing a

lot of cycling and gym to help me restore my core strength in time for the

2016 Motul Roof of Africa.

Which team do you ride for?

I ride for the Red Bull team.

What can the spectators expect from you?

I’m really looking forward to getting back onto my bike, despite my

recent injury, where I injured my wrist, elbow and tore several ligaments

in my middle finger and right hand. My goal this year is to make one of

the podium positions. I plan to make the most of this year’s Roof and

give it all I’ve got.

OF THE MORE THAN 400 RIDERS from all over the world

who will fight for the title of Motul Roof of Africa 2016, only one

will be flying the Lesotho flag high. Joseph Motenane first tested

the Motul Roof in 2012, riding his first Kawasaki KDX 200 bike.

“I bought the bike for social riding, I never dreamt that I would

take part in any kind of race, including the Motul Roof of Africa,”

says Motenane. He however discovered his passion after

joining Team Lesotho Riders, and experienced Hard Enduro for

the first time in 2013. “I developed a passion riding in the mountains

of Lesotho,” he said.

When he is not navigating his way out of the Maluti Mountains,

Joseph Motenane works as an electrician specialist for the

Matekane Group of Companies at Letseng Diamond mine.

Through our mission to attract local riders, The Motul Roof of

Africa offers free entry to Basotho riders, and this year Joseph

Motenane has taken the opportunity to rise through the ranks, in

a bid to ensure that one day the title remains at home.

Why are you participating in the Motul Roof of Africa?

I want to put Lesotho’s name on the map and I want to

encourage the youth of Lesotho to take up hard enduro as a

sport.

What class are you in for this year’s Motul Roof of Africa?

I will be participating in the Bronze class

How many times have you participated in the Motul Roof

of Africa?

I’ve participated in the Motul Roof of Africa twice. Last year I

was ranked 55 out of 205 riders in the bronze class

RIDER PROFILE

JOSEPH

MOTENANE

You recently suffered from quite an injury. How has this

effect your race preparations?

The injury has been a major setback and has severely affected

my preparations for the up-coming race as I will only have the

opportunity to get back onto my bike a few days before the race.

I’ve been doing a lot of cycling and gym to help me restore my

core strength in time for the 2016 Motul Roof of Africa.

What are your goals for this year’s Roof?

To qualify for the silver class for 2017

What can the spectators expect from you?

I will represent my country to the best of my ability

FOLLOW JOSEPH AT THE 2016 MOTUL ROOF OF AFRICA


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RACING IN GOLD CLASS THIS YEAR AND MAKING

HISTORY!

Kirsten Landman is no stranger to the world of hard enduro and

is currently the top South African female rider. Kirsten’s passion

for racing started when she was just eight years old and has had

tremendous success since she joined the Brother Leader Tread

KTM Factory Team.

Some of Kirsten’s accomplishments include finishing the

Bronze class at the Roof of Africa in 2012 and coming third at

the National off-road Championship in the ladies’ class in 2013.

Kirsten will become the first female in the history of the Roof

competing in the gold class and will be the only lady competing

in gold this year.

Kirsten strives continually to inspire young women. “If you have

a passion, you can do anything you put your mind to, anything

is possible if you love what you do.” Said Kirsten.

The Johannesburg based champion is not intimidated by the

male dominated sport and recently said in an interview, “The

fact that I’m a female competing against men pushes me to do

better and give it all I’ve got.

“I WANT TO BEAT THE BOYS!”

KIRSTEN

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proven time and time again that certainly is the rider to beat at this year’s Motul Roof of Africa! Having won the Roof in

2011, 2013 and 2015 Jarvis is back this year and going for another win.

Just a few of his impressive achievements include winning the British Trials Champion five times and the Scottish Six Day

Trial four times. Jarvis is also the only enduro rider to have won the infamous Scott Trial 9 times, more than anyone else

in its 100-year history. Jarvis is out to defend his Roof of Africa title with all he has this year! Keep a keen look out for the

British rider on the hills of Lesotho.


RIDERS FOR HEALTH

Riders for Health is an international

social enterprise. We manage and

maintain vehicles for health-focused

partners in sub-Saharan Africa. Our

expertise in transport management

enables health workers do deliver vital

health care to rural communities on a

reliable and cost effective basis.

Riders for Health manages motorcycles,

ambulances and other four-wheel

vehicles used in the delivery of health

care in seven counties across Africa.

We work with Ministries of Health,

International and African nongovernmental

organisations (NGOs),

private secotr organisations, local

community – based organisations and

religious groups, to improve access to

health care for 12 million people. As a

FROM THE SPONSORS

Red Bull

Are also back with us in a big way this

year and are bringing the Red Bull Media

House 17 man strong team from Europe

and America to bring you some amazing

footage on Red Bull TV. This is due to

the Roof of Africa being included as part

of the Red Bull Hard Enduro series – the

Roof taking its rightful place among the

world’s top iconic Hard Enduro events.

Maluti Sky

Is our Proudly Basotho Airline and they

make the filming of this event possible

with their helicopter fleet. Maluti Sky is

an airline going places and has recently

opened a daily scheduled flight to

Johannesburg and return with other

scheduled flights planned for the future.

Avani Hotels

Has been with the Roof of Africa

since 1984 and this must go down in

social enterprise, we charge our partners

a not- for – profit fee to ensure the

sustainability of our programmes.

The core of our work is both training and

preventative vehicle maintenance. By

running reliable vehicle fleets, we ensure

that the chain in health care delivery

is never broken by failing thereby

increasing health worker productivity.

Our programmes provide training and

employment opportunities to build local

capacity. Our network of highly skilled

technicians regularly travel to service

vehicles in the communities in which

health workers serve. This means they

don’t waste valuable time travelling to

a garage whey they could be with their

patients.

In addition to training health workers

to drive safely in the difficult terrain, we

Motorsport history as one of the longest

uninterrupted sponsorships in motor

racing. They have always stood by the

Roof of Africa through good and bad

times and adapted to the needs of the

event. The last two years has seen the

introduction of a new and truly dynamic

management team and they most

certainly have the Roof of Africa at heart.

A truly great sponsor.

Econet Lesotho

One of the greatest needs in an event like

this is communication and this is where

Econet help us as our communications

partner.

Mitas Tyres

Are our official tyre supplier for the Motul

Roof of Africa. Without a doubt, the

best and only tyre for the harsh Lesotho

terrain.

Photo credits: Jay Groat

also train them to carry out daily checks

on their vehicle.

WHY IS IT IMPORATANT

The majority of the population of sub-

Saharan Africa live in rural areas where

the best roads are little more than dirt

tracks. Public transport is infrequent

and delivering health care on foot or by

bicycle between sparse villages is an

exhausting and ineffective task.

Put simply, without reliable transport

the millions of pounds that is invested in

vaccines, drugs, bed-nets, condoms and

trained health professionals every year

will be wasted because they will fail to

get where they are needed on time.

Bandit Bike Graphics

This company belongs to a former Roof

of Africa winner Darryl Curtis. Bandit

supply all the race numbers and signage

requirements for the Roof of Africa. It’s

such a great thing that Darryl is prepared

to put back into the sport that has been

such a massive part of his life.

African Stuff

Are entrusted with the compilation and

preparation of the GPS tracks for the

Motul Roof of Africa. Another essential

service done to the highest degree in

accuracy.

JT Racing

Supply enduro kits and apparel that is

ideally suited to the Motul Roof of Africa

conditions.


FROM MOTUL

An exciting announcement to this year’s Roof of Africa is the

addition of new title sponsor; Motul -coming on board with a long

term deal- aligning two iconic brands. Motul has been involved

through the years with the Roof of Africa as the preferred lubricant

partner, so the progression to title sponsor was a natural one.

Commenting on Motul’s announcement as title sponsor, Peter

Luck, one of the team members behind the Roof said, “We are

ecstatic that Motul has come on board as the title sponsor. Motul

is a prestigious brand which has, for many years, been affiliated

with world class events. This is a great opportunity for the Roof!”

Motul has gained experience as an official supplier to many racing

teams and manufacturers and collaborates with them to further

technological development in motorsport. Motul supports teams

in international competitions like the 24 Hours of Le Mans (cars

and motorcycles), FIA World Endurance Championship, Super

GT, Drift, Pikes Peak, Japanese championship Super Formula,

Blancpain Endurance & Spirit Series, MotoGP, World Superbikes,

MXGP, Endurance World Championship, Supercross, IOM TT, Ice

Speedway Gladiators World Championship, F1 Boat and scores

of others. Motul now adds Africa’s most famous Hard Enduro to

the list.

On behalf of Motul South Africa along with AMP their official

distributor for South Africa and Lesotho, Steven Lurie and Mark

Roach would like to thank the organisers and spectators of this

iconic event and wish all the competitors their best Roof ever! See

you all on the magnificent hills of Lesotho…


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ROOF OF AFRICA

HISTORY

The Roof of Africa had its humble beginnings in

1967 when Bob Phillips, a roads engineer working

in Lesotho, approached the Sports Car Club in

Johannesburg and asked them if they would like to run

a race over the worst roads in the world that he had just

finished building. The Roof of Africa was born!

The Roof of Africa quickly gained popularity and

received sponsorship from The Star newspaper further

promoting what was fast becoming a legend. In 1969

motorcycles starting competing against the cars and

the event was soon split into two categories.

The event continued to grow through the 70’s,

80’s and 90’s and the legend continued to grow.

The event ran right across Lesotho up until 1982

with overnight stops in either Matatiele or Sani

Pass. From 1982 the event has been contained

within the borders of Lesotho. The Roof of Africa

also attracted overseas interest and regular

participation from overseas competitors

By the year 2000 off-road car racing had become

a highly specialised sport with big manufacturer

involvement. Single vehicles were now costing

multi-million Maloti and the Roof became “too

tough” for them and the controlling federation

decided to drop cars from the calendar.

Some forecast doom but this was in fact a second

birth for the Roof of Africa with record motorcycle

entries being received. The event is now so popular

that a qualifying event for the Bronze Category has

to be held.

Worldwide, hard enduro or extreme enduro has

become increasingly popular and the Roof became

known as the mother of hard enduro.


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SPECTATOR

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PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

GUIDE

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

Wednesday 30th November,

2016

11h00 – 19h30

Documentation – Avani Lesotho Hotel

12h00 – 18h00

Documentation – Avani Lesotho Hotel

Pioneer Mall

20h00

Documentation – Avani Lesotho Hotel

– Avani Maseru Hotel

Thursday 1st December, 2016

08h30

Pre Race Paddock Closes

–Maseru Club Soccer Field

09h00 – 12h00

Round the Houses – Various races

11h00 – 14h00

Racing Section 1 Start

19h00

Posting of days Provisional Results

19h30

Time limit for Protest against Results

Friday 2nd December, 2016

06h00

Leading Motorcycle departs on Racing

Section 2

19h00

Round the Houses – Various races

Photo credits: Jay Groat

19h30

Time limit for Protest against Results

Saturday 3rd December, 2016

06h00

Leading Motorcycle departs on Racing

Section 3

18h00

Posting of Provisional Results

18h30

Time limit for Protest against Results

21h00 or ASAP thereafter

Prize Giving – Avani Maseru Hotel

OFFICIALS OF THE MEETING

Jury President: Neil Mc Cann

1st Jury member: Mike Kinnear

2nd Jury member: Terri Lee Young

Clerk of the course: Clint Rieper

Assistant COC: Lindy Sutherland

Route Director: Justin Harris

IT

Secretory of the Meeting: Wendy Moore

Marshals: Lesotho off Road Association &

Off Road Marshal Unit

Timekeepers/ Scores: Race Control

represented by Darren Bishop

Medical: ER24 represented by Pieter Bekker

THANK YOU

Extreme off Road Promotions would like

to pay their respects, send their thanks

& acknowledgements to the following

people and organisations. Without their

help the Motul Roof of Africa would not

be possible and we thank each and every

one for their special contribution.

His Majesty King Letsie 111

HRH Prince Seeiso

The Prime Minister of Lesotho Rt. Hon Mr B.

Mosisili

Lesotho Mounted Police Services

The Lesotho Defence Force

The Lesotho Defence Force – Air wing

The Lesotho Sports and Recreation

Commission

FIM

FIM Africa

Motorsport South Africa

Lesotho Off road Association

Avani Lesotho & Maseru Hotels

Maluti Sky

Motul

Mitas Tyres

Econet Lesotho

Dirt & Trail Magazine

Bandit Bike Graphics

JT Racing

Morena Distributions

African Stuff

Tubatsi Kuoe,

Keke Malebo,

Tiki de Jesus

Ashley Thorn,

Bryan McCarthy

Thabo Nthloki

All the officials


SPECTATOR MAP

ROUTES

THURSDAY

TIME TRAIL

FRIDAY

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

SATURDAY

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

LEGEND

START / FINISH

SPECTATOR POINTS

SPECTATOR POINTS FRIDAY

SPECTATOR POINTS SATURDAY

FRIDAY

1 S29 25.319 E27 52.704

2 S29 21.947 E28 01.458

3 S29 11.756 E28 04.510

4 S29 16.506 E27 56.359

5 S29 19.356 E27 55.063

6 S29 24.828 E27 50.183

7 S29 25.595 E27 51.152

SATURDAY

1 S29 25.319 E27 52.704

2 S29 25.360 E27 53.028

3 S29 25.278 E27 55.027

4 S29 25.193 E27 55.712

5 S29 25.193 E27 55.712

6 S29 24.593 E27 58.691

7 S29 24.593 E27 58.691

8 S29 28.136 E28 00.526

9 S29 28.283 E28 02.187

10 S29 28.283 E28 02.187

11 S29 34.247 E27 52.536

12 S29 30.218 E27 52.621

SERVICE POINTS CO-ORDINATES

GOLD 29.47078, 28.03754

SILVER 29.46799, 28.00896

BRONZE 29.25646, 27.85514 29.45346, 27.98228

GOLD/ SILVER 29.37117, 28.03301

ST MA

5

MOKOPU VILLAG

BUSHMA

BELEKOME ROAD CROSSING

6

HA NQHEKU

7

BUSHMANS

STEEL MOUNTAIN

MAD COW

SPIDERMAN

PUKE PASS


3

GDALENA BRONZE SERVICE POINT

MOSELEMANE PASS

MAURICE PASS

HA NTAFHA

4

PULANE PASS

HA MAROI

LEKHALONG PASS

E

TOP MOKOPU

NS PASS START/ FINISH

1 1

HA RAPOKOLOANE GOLD & SILVER SERVICE POINT

2

4

6

2

3

5

7

ECONET CELL TOWER SILVER SERVICE POINT

9

LIKALANENG (GOLD SERVICE POINT)

10

8

12

MAKHALENG CAUSEWAY

THABA PUTSOA BRONZE SERVICE POINT

CROSSINGS AND PASSES

WAY POINTS

ST. BENEDICT

11

BELEKOME ROAD CROSSING 29.39015, 27.8532

BUSHMANS 29.42827, 27.85298

BUSHMANS PASS (START/FINISH) 29.42599, 27.86009

ECONET CELL TOWER SILVER SERVICE POINT 29.46799, 28.00896

HA MAROI 29.31427, 27.92978

HA NQHEKU 29.41401, 27.83654

HA NTAFHA 29.27828, 27.94417

HA RAPOKOLOANE GOLD & SILVER SERVICE POINT 29.37117, 28.03301

LEKHALONG PASS 29.30965, 27.94419

LIKALANENG (GOLD SERVICE POINT) 29.47078, 28.03754

MAD COW II 29.53064, 27.86036

MAKHALENG CAUSEWAY 29.50606, 27.87904

MAURICE PASS 29.24424, 28.08726

MOKOPU VILLAGE 29.32172, 27.92622

MOSELEMANE PASS 29.22518, 28.12446

PUKE PASS 29.5987, 27.82349

PULANE PASS 29.2844, 27.96913

SPIDERMAN 29.55347, 27.82531

ST MAGDALENA BRONZE SERVICE POINT 29.25646, 27.85514

ST. BENEDICT 29.56617, 27.86678

STEEL MOUNTAIN 29.47523, 27.88942

THABA PUTSOA BRONZE SERVICE POINT 29.45346, 27.98228

TOP MOKOPU 29.32033, 27.94588


PAST WINNERS WALL OF FAME

MOTORCYCLE WINNERS

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1969 Barry Broady RSA Honda

1970 Barry Broady RSA Honda

1971 Roy Lindley RSA Yamaha

1972 Roy Lindley RSA Yamaha

1973 Duncan Barson RSA Yamaha

1974 Duncan Barson RSA Yamaha

1975 Malcolm Smith USA KTM

1976 Kenny Skjoldhammer RSA KTM

1977 Robbie Wicks RSA KTM

1978 Elio Andreoletti RSA KTM

1979 Barry Falconer RSA Suzuki

1980 Martin Jones RSA Honda

1981 Elio Andreoletti Italy KTM

1982 Stuart Beattie RSA Yamaha

1983 Kevin Rogers RSA KTM

1984 Neil Woolridge RSA Kawasaki

1985 Murray Watt Australia KTM

1986 Willie Ireland RSA KTM

1987 Jurgen Mayer Germany KTM

1988 Alfie Cox RSA Kawasaki

1989 Alfie Cox/

Jeremy Davies RSA Kawasaki

1990 Alfie Cox RSA Kawasaki

1991 Alfie Cox RSA Kawasaki

1992 Patrick Andrews Lesotho Kawasaki

1993 Alfie Cox RSA Honda

1994 Alfie Cox RSA KTM

1995 Alfie Cox RSA KTM

1996 Darryl Curtis RSA KTM

1997 Alfie Cox RSA KTM

1999 Elmer Symons RSA Honda

2000 Clayton Enslin RSA Yamaha

2001 Alfie Cox RSA KTM

2002 Elmer Symons RSA KTM

2003 Jade Gutzeit RSA KTM

2004 Darryl Curtis RSA KTM

2005 Louwrens Mahoney RSA KTM

2006 Louwrens Mahoney RSA KTM

2007 Louwrens Mahoney RSA KTM

2008 Chris Birch New Zealand KTM

2009 Chris Birch New Zealand KTM

2010 Chris Birch New Zealand KTM

2011 Graham Jarvis Great Britain Husaberg

2012 Wade Young RSA Yamaha

2013 Graham Jarvis Great Britain Husqvana

2014 Wade Young RSA KTM

2015 Graham Jarvis Great Britain Husqvana

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Great Britain 3

New Zealand 3

USA 1

Australia 1

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PAST WINNERS WALL OF FAME

MOTORCYCLE WINNERS

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1969 Barry Broady RSA Honda

1970 Barry Broady RSA Honda

1971 Roy Lindley RSA Yamaha

1972 Roy Lindley RSA Yamaha

1973 Duncan Barson RSA Yamaha

1974 Duncan Barson RSA Yamaha

1975 Malcolm Smith USA KTM

1976 Kenny Skjoldhammer RSA KTM

1977 Robbie Wicks RSA KTM

1978 Elio Andreoletti RSA KTM

1979 Barry Falconer RSA Suzuki

1980 Martin Jones RSA Honda

1981 Elio Andreoletti Italy KTM

1982 Stuart Beattie RSA Yamaha

1983 Kevin Rogers RSA KTM

1984 Neil Woolridge RSA Kawasaki

1985 Murray Watt Australia KTM

1986 Willie Ireland RSA KTM

1987 Jurgen Mayer Germany KTM

1988 Alfie Cox RSA Kawasaki

1989 Alfie Cox/

Jeremy Davies RSA Kawasaki

1990 Alfie Cox RSA Kawasaki

1991 Alfie Cox RSA Kawasaki

1992 Patrick Andrews Lesotho Kawasaki

1993 Alfie Cox RSA Honda

1994 Alfie Cox RSA KTM

1995 Alfie Cox RSA KTM

1996 Darryl Curtis RSA KTM

1997 Alfie Cox RSA KTM

1999 Elmer Symons RSA Honda

2000 Clayton Enslin RSA Yamaha

2001 Alfie Cox RSA KTM

2002 Elmer Symons RSA KTM

2003 Jade Gutzeit RSA KTM

2004 Darryl Curtis RSA KTM

2005 Louwrens Mahoney RSA KTM

2006 Louwrens Mahoney RSA KTM

2007 Louwrens Mahoney RSA KTM

2008 Chris Birch New Zealand KTM

2009 Chris Birch New Zealand KTM

2010 Chris Birch New Zealand KTM

2011 Graham Jarvis Great Britain Husaberg

2012 Wade Young RSA Yamaha

2013 Graham Jarvis Great Britain Husqvana

2014 Wade Young RSA KTM

2015 Graham Jarvis Great Britain Husqvana

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Great Britain 3

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USA 1

Australia 1

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ENTRY LIST

GOLD ENTRIES

SM Shaun Miller KTM

AP Andrew Pleasance KTM

FO Freund Otto

LE Lars Enöckl KTM

AL Andreas

Lettenbichler KTM

BB Billy Bolt KTM Alfie Cox Racing

AG Alfredo Gomez Cantero KTM

MB Marc Bourgeois Yamaha Yamaha Racing /

Salley’s Racing

1 Graham Jarvis Husqvarna

2 Wade Young Sherco Sherco Racing SA

3 Brett Swanepoel Yamaha Proudly Bidvest

Yamaha Racing

4 Travis Teasdale KTM Brother Leader

Tread KTM

5 Kenny Gilbert Husqvarna Kargo Husqvarna

Racing

6 Altus De Wet Yamaha BCR Arrow Yamaha

7 Henco Botha KTM

8 Dwayne

Kleynhans KTM Brother Leader

Tread KTM

9 Wesley Redinger KTM

10 Dylan Barker KTM Orange Brigade Alfie

Cox Racing

11 Chayse Orsmond KTM Ihobe International

12 Kyle Flanagan Sherco Sherco Racing SA

13 Wynand

Badenhorst KTM

14 Lloyd Kirk Yamaha Pama Yamaha

15 Graham Hedgcock KTM KTM Cape Town

16 William Slater KTM

17 Kyle Erasmus Husqvarna Kargo Racing

Husqvarna

18 Jason Munro KTM

19 William Gillitt Yamaha Team Liquorland

Racing

20 Regardt Van

Nieuwenhuizen KTM Orange County KTM

21 Barend Erasmus Yamaha Rudamans Yamaha

22 William Oosthuizen Yamaha Droomers Yamaha

23 Mark Garland Yamaha BCR Arrow Yamaha

24 Mark Fox KTM

25 Craig van Heerden KTM

26 Tristan Robins KTM

28 Riaan Van Der Walt KTM

29 Mauritz Meiring Husqvarna ABE Midas Husqvarna

30 Stuart Gregory FDBR Racing

31 Ryan Trollip KTM

32 Luciano Greyling KTM Raceworx KTM

33 Scott Bouverie KTM Brother Leader Tread

KTM

34 Blake Gutzeit Yamaha Proudly Bidvest Yamaha

Racing

35 Kirsten Landman KTM Brother Leader Tread

KTM

36 Tim Young Sherco Sherco South Africa

37 Michael Pentecost Yamaha Proudly Bidvest Yamaha

Racing

38 Nicholas Pienaar Husqvarna Super Moose

39 Charan Moore Yamaha Leo Racing

40 James Hodson KTM Team Liquorland Racing

41 Dricky Morkel KTM

42 Chris Van Dalen Husqvarna Rainbows and

Smiles

43 Francois du Toit KTM Raceworx KTM

44 Brett Waddell -1

45 Brendan Rees Honda

46 Hayden Louw KTM

47 Richard Carey KTM

48 Robert Garvie KTM

49 Calvin Garvie KTM

50 Darryl Melrose -1

51 Andrew Wren -1 Sherco Racing SA

52 Taki Bogiages KTM RAD KTM

53 Warren Barwell KTM

54 Gary Pretorius KTM Team Matjien

55 Grant Maidment -1

56 Richard Johnson Yamaha

57 Paul Geddes KTM

58 Travis Holman Other

59 Eduan Bester Sherco Sherco Racing SA

60 Steven Carr KTM

61 Alex Scheuer -1

62 Shaun Chambler -1 Sherco Racing SA

64 Lodewyk

Jansen Van Vuuren KTM KTM Centurion Liqui Moly

Racing

65 Warren

Bredenkamp KTM

66 Abraham Saaijman KTM

67 Tyler Robins KTM

68 Hannes Saaijman KTM EMD Racing

69 Nick Stubbs KTM

70 Louis-Bresler Knipe Husqvarna

71 Neil Curtis KTM

72 Ryan Finch KTM

73 Gareth Cole KTM KTM Gateway CC Gallery

74 Kevin Peters KTM

75 Paul Plowes KTM

76 Raoul Andrew Moore Husqvarna

77 Justin Lourens Yamaha

78 Matthew

Van Niekerk KTM

SILVER ENTRIES

HR Henner Rusch

PH Pascal Henle

KM Keith Maude KTM

MH Marcel Henle

MK Mark Kirby

JG Jörn Greiter KTM

SB Sonny Briston KTM

101 Calvin Hume KTM

102 Alex Vowles Yamaha FDBR Racing

103 Hugo Le Roux KTM

104 Darren Gray -1

105 Guy Bonandrini Husqvarna

106 Stefan Tolmay KTM

107 Philippe Lapere KTM

108 Sam Hallatt KTM

109 Ross Landman KTM Team Fire Logik

110 Chris Van Der

Merwe

KTM


ENTRY LIST

SILVER CONTINUED

111 Sage McGregor KTM

112 Dan Forsyth KTM KTM Cape Town

113 Gert Leenstra KTM

114 Bruno Paul KTM

115 Roland Bohmer KTM

116 Gerard De Billot KTM CC Gallery

117 Adriano Catalano Yamaha

118 Graham Maclachlan KTM

119 Wade Blaauw KTM

120 Stefan van Pletzen KTM

121 Arnoux Bredell Husqvarna

122 Denay Valjee KTM

123 Franz Czepek KTM

124 Clint Dreyer Yamaha

125 Boetie Van Niekerk KTM

127 Juan Becker KTM Xtreme karting

128 Jay Peters KTM

129 Riaan Alberts KTM

130 Michiel Kotze KTM

131 Wihan Le Hanie Yamaha Rudamans Yamaha

133 Hilton Van Rooyen KTM

134 Eben Smal KTM

135 Andre Roodt KTM Mechspec Racing

137 Renier Bisschoff -1

138 Quintin Van Der Bank KTM

139 Brian Gouws KTM

140 Aaron Davies KTM Powasol

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141 Gert Broodryk KTM Pvt

143 Matthew Smith KTM andrew smith

144 Rikus Stuart KTM

145 Owen Bell Husqvarna

146 Richard Green KTM

147 Brad Schumann KTM Entrant

148 Miklos Hegyi KTM

149 Stefan Nieuwoudt KTM Raceworx KTM

Maluti Sky is a reputable Aircraft Operating

150 Mark Pohl Husqvarna

151 Conrad Kock KTM

the 152 Lesotho John Department Blignaut of Civil KTM Aviation to provide

153 Mishan Valjee -1

scheduled service and charters of any kind, for

154 Jason Kozinsky Yamaha FDBR

155 Timothy Hay Yamaha

and helicopters.

156 Donovan Barnes KTM

157 Thabang Katees KTM Team Ikageng

(Men’s Clinic)

158 Chris Barnes -1

159 Etienne Espag KTM

and charter services. The accelerated growth of

160 Morne Pienaar Husqvarna

tourism 161 and Greg von investments Holdt in Lesotho KTM Entrytime has resulted

162 Sean Brannigan KTM Union Freight

in the need for more comfortable and convenient

Services

air transportation, which contributes to both the

163 Hannes Van Tonder KTM

Kingdom’s 164 Dave economic Taylor growth and KTM it’s infrastructure.

165 Wynand Kleynhans Yamaha

166 Vincent Labuschagne KTM Enduro-Tech

167 Gregory Albert Nairn KTM

168 Timothy Lyle KTM

169 James Du Toit KTM

170 Bernu Arnoldi KTM

171 Pierrie van der Merwe -1

172 Pierre Stapelberg KTM

173 Morne van Dyk KTM

174 Mark Dickinson KTM

175 Junior Van Wyk KTM

176 Andrew Kloppers KTM MTCPursuit

Racing

177 Quinton Ralph KTM Entrant

178 Warren Low KTM

179 Ralph Schutte KTM

180 Justin Flemmer -1

181 Whitey Oosthuizen KTM Factory Racing

182 Russell Heger KTM

183 Ashton Dunbar KTM

184 Jack Peckham KTM

185 Jaco Dippenaar KTM

186 Iwan Roux KTM

187 Bronson Friedman KTM

188 Mark Galliers KTM

189 Myles Tyler KTM

190 Waldi Van De

Merwe

Yamaha

191 J.P. le Roux Husqvarna

192 Janiel De Villiers Husqvarna

193 Angelo Bardone KTM

194 Marius Liebenberg KTM

195 Cazir Naroth Beta

196 Riaan Pretorius KTM

197 Kevin Biljon KTM

198 Francois Marais Yamaha

199 Miles March KTM

200 Graham Joyce KTM GNC Steel &

Fabrication

(Pty) Ltd

201 Rodney Dodkins KTM

202 Jody Robertson KTM

203 Justin Lord Yamaha

204 Stephen King KTM

205 Peter Abrahamse KTM Roost KTM

206 Charles van

Niekerk -1

208 Haydn Cole KTM

209 Guy Voller Husqvarna

210 Deon Bruss KTM Deon Bruss

211 Dean Gouveia KTM

212 Josh Bailey Yamaha

213 CJ Smith Yamaha

214 Behan Boshoff KTM

215 Richard Moore KTM

216 Etienne Steyn Husqvarna

217 Dishen Valjee Husqvarna

218 Frans Cronje KTM Frans Cronje

219 Brendon Smith KTM

220 Keith Kew KTM

221 Ronald Venter KTM Expert Mining

Solutions SA

223 Brett Stevens KTM

224 Lee Thompson KTM

225 Albie Schroder KTM

226 George Purchase KTM

227 Roy Alves -1

228 Jacques Steynvaart KTM

229 Sean Koekemoer Husqvarna

230 Yorick Zeeman KTM AMS Racing

231 Jamie Gordon Watt KTM

232 Luke Walker KTM Leader Tread

Racing

233 Brendan Wilms KTM Daletech Full

Throttle

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SILVER CONTINUED

111 Sage McGregor KTM

112 Dan Forsyth KTM KTM Cape Town

113 Gert Leenstra KTM

114 Bruno Paul KTM

115 Roland Bohmer KTM

116 Gerard De Billot KTM CC Gallery

117 Adriano Catalano Yamaha

118 Graham Maclachlan KTM

119 Wade Blaauw KTM

120 Stefan van Pletzen KTM

121 Arnoux Bredell Husqvarna

122 Denay Valjee KTM

123 Franz Czepek KTM

124 Clint Dreyer Yamaha

125 Boetie Van Niekerk KTM

127 Juan Becker KTM Xtreme karting

128 Jay Peters KTM

129 Riaan Alberts KTM

130 Michiel Kotze KTM

131 Wihan Le Hanie Yamaha Rudamans Yamaha

133 Hilton Van Rooyen KTM

134 Eben Smal KTM

135 Andre Roodt KTM Mechspec Racing

137 Renier Bisschoff -1

138 Quintin Van Der Bank KTM

139 Brian Gouws KTM

140 Aaron Davies KTM Powasol

141 Gert Broodryk KTM Pvt

143 Matthew Smith KTM andrew smith

144 Rikus Stuart KTM

145 Owen Bell Husqvarna

146 Richard Green KTM

147 Brad Schumann KTM Entrant

148 Miklos Hegyi KTM

149 Stefan Nieuwoudt KTM Raceworx KTM

150 Mark Pohl Husqvarna

151 Conrad Kock KTM

152 John Blignaut KTM

153 Mishan Valjee -1

154 Jason Kozinsky Yamaha FDBR

155 Timothy Hay Yamaha

156 Donovan Barnes KTM

157 Thabang Katees KTM Team Ikageng

(Men’s Clinic)

158 Chris Barnes -1

159 Etienne Espag KTM

160 Morne Pienaar Husqvarna

161 Greg von Holdt KTM Entrytime

162 Sean Brannigan KTM Union Freight

Services

163 Hannes Van Tonder KTM

164 Dave Taylor KTM

165 Wynand Kleynhans Yamaha

166 Vincent Labuschagne KTM Enduro-Tech

167 Gregory Albert Nairn KTM

168 Timothy Lyle KTM

169 James Du Toit KTM

170 Bernu Arnoldi KTM

171 Pierrie van der Merwe -1

172 Pierre Stapelberg KTM

173 Morne van Dyk KTM

174 Mark Dickinson KTM

175 Junior Van Wyk KTM

176 Andrew Kloppers KTM MTCPursuit

Racing

177 Quinton Ralph KTM Entrant

178 Warren Low KTM

179 Ralph Schutte KTM

180 Justin Flemmer -1

181 Whitey Oosthuizen KTM Factory Racing

182 Russell Heger KTM

183 Ashton Dunbar KTM

184 Jack Peckham KTM

185 Jaco Dippenaar KTM

186 Iwan Roux KTM

187 Bronson Friedman KTM

188 Mark Galliers KTM

189 Myles Tyler KTM

190 Waldi Van De

Merwe

Yamaha

191 J.P. le Roux Husqvarna

192 Janiel De Villiers Husqvarna

193 Angelo Bardone KTM

194 Marius Liebenberg KTM

195 Cazir Naroth Beta

196 Riaan Pretorius KTM

197 Kevin Biljon KTM

198 Francois Marais Yamaha

199 Miles March KTM

200 Graham Joyce KTM GNC Steel &

Fabrication

(Pty) Ltd

201 Rodney Dodkins KTM

202 Jody Robertson KTM

203 Justin Lord Yamaha

204 Stephen King KTM

205 Peter Abrahamse KTM Roost KTM

206 Charles van

Niekerk -1

208 Haydn Cole KTM

209 Guy Voller Husqvarna

210 Deon Bruss KTM Deon Bruss

211 Dean Gouveia KTM

212 Josh Bailey Yamaha

213 CJ Smith Yamaha

214 Behan Boshoff KTM

215 Richard Moore KTM

216 Etienne Steyn Husqvarna

217 Dishen Valjee Husqvarna

218 Frans Cronje KTM Frans Cronje

219 Brendon Smith KTM

220 Keith Kew KTM

221 Ronald Venter KTM Expert Mining

Solutions SA

223 Brett Stevens KTM

224 Lee Thompson KTM

225 Albie Schroder KTM

226 George Purchase KTM

227 Roy Alves -1

228 Jacques Steynvaart KTM

229 Sean Koekemoer Husqvarna

230 Yorick Zeeman KTM AMS Racing

231 Jamie Gordon Watt KTM

232 Luke Walker KTM Leader Tread

Racing

233 Brendan Wilms KTM Daletech Full

Throttle


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SILVER CONTINUED

234 Greg Hodgskin KTM

235 Aidan Carr KTM

236 Paul Van Aswegen KTM

237 Dwain Barnard KTM D & D Group of

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238 Mark Herman Yamaha BCR Arrow

239 Vincent Potgieter Yamaha

240 Dirk Olivier Yamaha

241 Ivan Venter KTM AMS Racing

242 Douglas Kuipers KTM

243 Cobus De Wet KTM

244 Van-Eck Tromp KTM

245 Liam Walters KTM

246 Gareth Van der

Merwe

KTM

247 Allen Beukes KTM MechSpec

248 Matthew Barnes Husqvarna

249 Nolan Marsh Husqvarna

250 BJ Holtzhausen KTM

251 Hansie Wagenaar KTM

253 Nick Pretorius KTM

254 Td Munro KTM

255 Matt Dickson -1

256 Andries Etsebeth KTM

258 Tyson Labuschagne KTM

259 Cronje Lordan KTM

260 Jason Palmer KTM

261 Tibor Mihalik KTM

262 Renier De bruin Yamaha

263 Schalk Kritzinger KTM

264 Brett Peckham KTM

265 Morne Hartley KTM

BRONZE ENTRIES

DH Dale Holliday KTM

FB Fletcher Broad KTM

MM Malcolm Macrae

RL Rickard Larsson KTM

GG Gunther Gladis KTM

CV Corne Visser Other

SP Simon Pedersen

CZ Zitouni Chaf

301 Ruan Laubscher KTM

302 Johnny Viviers KTM

303 Jason Fulkes KTM

304 Keegan Sansom KTM

305 Simon van blerk Husqvarna

306 Leslie Prinsloo -1

307 Russell Stone Husqvarna

308 Devon Santoro KTM

309 Heinrich Zellhuber Yamaha

310 Greg Shiers KTM Mechspec

Racing

311 Janneman Erasmus Yamaha

312 Carl Barnard KTM

313 Shaun Stevenson KTM

315 Morne Steynberg Yamaha

316 Paul van der Nest Husqvarna OFFROAD

SPECIALIST

CENTRE

317 Cuan Cronje KTM

318 Werner Kennedy KTM

319 Charl Weyer KTM

320 Alex De Witt KTM

321 Wayne Bouchier KTM

322 Andries Lategan KTM

323 Tristan McGregor KTM

324 Clinton Whitehead Yamaha

325 Wayne Everton KTM

326 Stevan Prost Husqvarna

327 Hein Kock KTM

328 Wesley White Other

329 Garth Prost Yamaha BCR ARROW YAMAHA

330 Charles Harrison KTM

331 Armand Fourie KTM

332 Wimpie Van

Rensburg

KTM

333 Conor Roebuck KTM

334 Grant Bloomfield Husqvarna Ridgeway Racing

335 Sven Bruss KTM

336 Jack Brotherton KTM

337 terence beach Yamaha

338 Martin Janse van

Renburg

Husqvarna

339 Shaun Lloyd Beta Tele-Radio Remote Control

340 Shane Sutherland KTM

341 David Malherbe KTM

342 Henri Lategan KTM

343 David Brown KTM

344 Jan Bernining KTM KTM Centurion Liqui Moly Racing

345 Paul Vorster KTM

346 Katlego Steve

Mogwasa KTM Ikageng

347 Gavin Bates Husqvarna

348 Carlo Render KTM

349 Shaun Chelin KTM

350 Trevor Bird KTM Trevor Bird

351 Mark Bonner Husqvarna

352 Keith Wittstock KTM

353 Derrick Cochrane KTM

354 Piet Viljoen KTM

355 Brad Thompson Yamaha

356 Justin Campbell Husqvarna

357 Calvin Crick KTM

358 Nic Ross KTM

359 Dylan Lodge KTM

360 Derek Hardy KTM

361 Zandre de Klerk KTM

362 Marius du Plessis Husqvarna vanTill

363 Simone Severini Husqvarna

364 Daryl Brits KTM

365 Trevor Finlay KTM

366 Zack Da Silva KTM

367 Iain Pinkerton KTM ROOST KTM

368 Peter Ashton Husqvarna

369 Justin Blanckenberg KTM

370 Johan Lubbe KTM

371 Robin Flores Yamaha Rudamans Yamaha

372 Dale Andrews Yamaha tbc

373 Mark Campbell KTM

374 Craig Van Rensburg KTM

375 IVO RUGANI KTM


ENTRY LIST

BRONZE ENTRIES

376 Hano Lombard KTM

377 Craig Van den berg KTM

378 tyrone snyman KTM

379 Tristam Davies Husqvarna

380 Joseph Motenane KTM

381 Brendon Coleman KTM

382 JG Haycock Yamaha

383 Gerhard Smuts Husqvarna

384 Nathan Buntting KTM

385 Andrew Kean -1

386 Gareth Cummings KTM

387 Noel Bradley KTM

388 Richard Frankiskos KTM

389 Riaan Van Rooyen KTM

390 Lloyd Wild KTM

391 Marius Vd Merwe -1

392 Tyrone Flanagan KTM Roost KTM EC Security

393 Marek Pietkun KTM

394 Brett Geary KTM

395 heiko feyer KTM

396 Jaco van der

Westhuizen Yamaha

397 Alex Fernandez KTM

398 Max Maidman Yamaha

399 Johan Buys KTM

400 Luke Davis KTM

401 Anton Russell KTM

402 Wayne Hartley KTM

403 Adrian Bowman Honda

404 Roy Steemson KTM

405 Darren van Dyk KTM

406 Martin Poole Yamaha

407 nick van zyl KTM

408 Sean Young KTM

409 Ryan Watt Husqvarna

410 Nico De Beer KTM

411 Trevor Savage KTM

412 Greg Keth Yamaha

413 Martin Schultz Yamaha

414 Carl Rohrbeck Husqvarna Carl Rohrbeck

415 Deon Van Vuuren Husqvarna VANS RACING

DIVISION

416 Werner van Zyl KTM

417 Pieter Laubscher KTM

418 dylan van zyl KTM

419 Eric Alcaraz KTM

420 Corne van Aswegen Husqvarna Eddy2Race

421 Zoran Jankulovski -1

422 Garth Llewllyn Turner KTM

423 Jack Nel KTM

424 Jurie Minnaar KTM

425 Jason Patch KTM

426 Luan Stapelberg KTM

427 Clayton Heyns KTM

428 Cole Heyns KTM

429 Allan Bolt KTM

430 Antonie Stapelberg KTM

431 Brendan du Toit Yamaha

432 Julian Pienaar KTM

433 Rudolph du Toit Yamaha

434 Terence Kirstein KTM

435 Pascal Oscar

Semakula KTM Team Ikageng

436 Darren Palmer KTM

437 Travis Palmer KTM

438 Marius Visser Yamaha

439 Jean Nortier KTM

440 Jason Myburgh KTM

441 Ruan Potgieter KTM

442 Giovanni Spirito KTM

443 Raoul Van Der

Westhuizen Yamaha

444 Willie-John Le Hanie KTM Le Hanie

445 Eddie Van Munster -1

446 Rebecca James -1

447 Gary Ferreira Yamaha

449 Philip Rogers KTM

450 Adam Bac Yamaha bLU cRU Yamaha

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ENTRY LIST

BRONZE ENTRIES

376 Hano Lombard KTM

377 Craig Van den berg KTM

378 tyrone snyman KTM

379 Tristam Davies Husqvarna

380 Joseph Motenane KTM

381 Brendon Coleman KTM

382 JG Haycock Yamaha

383 Gerhard Smuts Husqvarna

384 Nathan Buntting KTM

385 Andrew Kean -1

386 Gareth Cummings KTM

387 Noel Bradley KTM

388 Richard Frankiskos KTM

389 Riaan Van Rooyen KTM

390 Lloyd Wild KTM

391 Marius Vd Merwe -1

392 Tyrone Flanagan KTM Roost KTM EC Security

393 Marek Pietkun KTM

394 Brett Geary KTM

395 heiko feyer KTM

396 Jaco van der

Westhuizen Yamaha

397 Alex Fernandez KTM

398 Max Maidman Yamaha

399 Johan Buys KTM

400 Luke Davis KTM

401 Anton Russell KTM

402 Wayne Hartley KTM

403 Adrian Bowman Honda

404 Roy Steemson KTM

405 Darren van Dyk KTM

406 Martin Poole Yamaha

407 nick van zyl KTM

408 Sean Young KTM

409 Ryan Watt Husqvarna

410 Nico De Beer KTM

411 Trevor Savage KTM

412 Greg Keth Yamaha

413 Martin Schultz Yamaha

414 Carl Rohrbeck Husqvarna Carl Rohrbeck

415 Deon Van Vuuren Husqvarna VANS RACING

DIVISION

416 Werner van Zyl KTM

417 Pieter Laubscher KTM

418 dylan van zyl KTM

419 Eric Alcaraz KTM

420 Corne van Aswegen Husqvarna Eddy2Race

421 Zoran Jankulovski -1

422 Garth Llewllyn Turner KTM

423 Jack Nel KTM

424 Jurie Minnaar KTM

425 Jason Patch KTM

426 Luan Stapelberg KTM

427 Clayton Heyns KTM

428 Cole Heyns KTM

429 Allan Bolt KTM

430 Antonie Stapelberg KTM

431 Brendan du Toit Yamaha

432 Julian Pienaar KTM

433 Rudolph du Toit Yamaha

434 Terence Kirstein KTM

435 Pascal Oscar

Semakula KTM Team Ikageng

436 Darren Palmer KTM

437 Travis Palmer KTM

438 Marius Visser Yamaha

439 Jean Nortier KTM

440 Jason Myburgh KTM

441 Ruan Potgieter KTM

442 Giovanni Spirito KTM

443 Raoul Van Der

Westhuizen Yamaha

444 Willie-John Le Hanie KTM Le Hanie

445 Eddie Van Munster -1

446 Rebecca James -1

447 Gary Ferreira Yamaha

449 Philip Rogers KTM

450 Adam Bac Yamaha bLU cRU Yamaha

Please note: We are not responsible for any errors or omissions that

the competitor made or failed to add to his or her entry.

The list is taken directly off the race control entry page with the

information supplied by the competitor.

Photo Credits: Jay Groat


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TO BE A STAR TAKES A

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Want to feel like a factory racer? bLU cRU has been developed with true Yamaha race fans in

mind so, if you’re a bLU cRU member, you’ll see the very real benefits of this membership on

race days and during workshop visits.

Benefits include:

· A virtual membership card

· A custom designed bLU cRU Yamaha t-shirt, hoodie, and decals

· Yamalube care pack

· Discount on spare parts

· Preferential showroom and workshop support

· Trackside support at club and regional racing events

· Trackside support at national racing events such as Roof of Africa where

bLU cRU Yamaha technicians will take care of all your bike preparation

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labour, lubes, bike washes, tyre changes etc. will be provided free of charge.

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Visit your local Yamaha Dealer for more information and to join the

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Peak Yamaha - Gabarone

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Rudamans Yamaha - Nelspruit

Linex Yamaha - Randburg

Centurion Yamaha - Pretoria

Klerksdorp Yamaha - Klerksdorp

Riverside Yamaha – The Vaal

Droomers Yamaha - Bellville

Helderberg Yamaha – Somerset West

and Paarden Eilaand

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TKY Yamaha – East London

Salleys Yamaha - Bloemfontein

Ekerold Yamaha - Pietermaritzburg

Xtreme Yamaha – Port Elizabeth

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TOP CASE (2 HELMET) LUGBOX52 R1899.00

TOP CASE (1 HELMET) 72-32440 R959.00

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RED / GREY / ORANGE. SIZES S/M/L/XL/2XL

R1789.00

IMOLA 2 OVERCOME FULL FACE HELMET

SIZES S/M/L/XL/2XL

R1349.00

MT THUNDER FULL FACE HELMET

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MT Thunder Butterfly sizes

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R1849.00

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R649.00

VR1 TA2000 SOLID COLOURS FULL FACE

HELMET SIZES XS/S/M/L/XL/2XL

R769.00

MGP HELMET BAG

PART NO. MGPHEL07

R110.00

NEW

MT MX-PRO 33 GOGGLES WHT

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R499.00

MT MX-PRO 3 GOGGLES

PART NO. 180402300

R379.00

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AVAILABLE SIZES S - - 3XL

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R1995.00

E-STAR GLOVES

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R249.00

ROAD 22 PANTS

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350 FINGERLESS GLOVES

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VARIOUS GRIPS

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AVAILABLE IN TWO LENGTHS

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K&N STYLE AIR FILTERS

AVAILABLE SIZES 28, 35, 39,

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TIE DOWNS

AVAILABLE IN VARIOUS COLOURS

R179.00

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R99.00

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20-35261 HON-CBR1000RR R/H R1290,00

20-35262 HON-CBR1000RR L/H R1290,00

20-42440 MIR SHORT CHROME R R290,00

INDICATORS

61-83743 Arrow Style With A Clear Lens R200,00

61-75600 Short Stem Indicator With Amber Lens R89,00

61-75620 Long Stem Indicator With Amber Lens R130,00

61-83741 Arrow Style With A Amber Lens R200,00

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LICENCE DISK

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R169.00

MGP TANK PADS

R349.00

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MEDIUM - R1250.00

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EMGO MAGNETIC TANK BAG

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E&OE. ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT

GAUTENG

FACTORY RACING 011 867 0092

ZEEMAN MOTORS 011 435 7177

PRIMROSE MOTORCYCLES 011 828 9091

BIKING ACCESSORIES 012 342 7474

WATER RITE MOTORCYCLES 018 771 5050

RANDBURG MOTORCYCLES 011 792 6829

INSANE BIKERS 014 594 2111

MOTOS @ KLERKSDORP 018 468 1800

BIKERS PARADISE 018 297 4700

K.R. MOTORCYCLES 015 297 3291

NELSPRUIT ATV 013 752 2023

JUST BIKING T/A CHEETASSTEP 016 421 1153

WAYNE HEASMAN RACING 011 955 5960

MOTOMATE 011 234 5275

GAME MOTOR SERVICES 011 849 7000

KCR MOTORCYCLE FANATIX 011 975 5545

OFFROAD CYCLES 012 333 6443

KZN

CYCLE CRAFT 031 337 1716

RBS YAMAHA PINETOWN 031 701 1311

RBS YAMAHA UMHANGALA 031 566 5223

RIDE HIGH YAMAHA 035 789 1851

JET SKI UNLIMITED 035 789 6378

PERRYS BIKES UMHANGALA 031 566 7411

PERRYS BIKES HILLCREAST 031 765 4068

MARSHAL MOTORCYCLE 031 701 3640

EASTERN CAPE

IMOLA MOTORSPORT 043 748 1017

CAPE PROVINCE

TRAC-MAC BELVILLE 021 945 3724

TRAC-MAC PAARDEN EILAND 021 510 2258

TRAC-MAC PLUMSTEAD 021 761 4220

MIKE HOPKINS MOTORCYCLES 021 461 5167

NEVES MOTORCYCLE WORLD CC 021 930 5917

CRAIGS MOTORCYCLE FITMENT 021 939 8944

WESTCOAST YAMAHA 022 719 1398


Christmas

ALL I WANT FOR

Some nicks and Knacks that we’ve found - perfect Christmas gifts at dealers all over...

3 PIECE BRUSH SET.

Scrub-a-dub-dub, make cleaning your

bike easier with this 3 piece brush set, just

right to get all those hard to reach places.

RRP from R160.00

MX FUEL BREATHER.

Okay… so you may not really need it, but

it does look good, and a custom touch at

a great price.

Perfect little stocking stuffer(even if you

have to buy it for yourself).

Available in Black, Blue, Gold, Green,

Orange and Silver.

RRP from R70.00

GORILLA TIE DOWNS.

38mm tie downs, soft loop to keep your bars

looking fresh, keep your trusty steed safe with

one of SA’s toughest motorcycle tie down.

Available in Black, Green, Orange and Red.

RRP from R350.00

PUNCTURE REPAIR KIT.

Nothing worse than getting a puncture

on your Sunday ride, with this compact

puncture repair kit, you can get home and

enjoy a well-deserved cold one.

RRP from R370.00

OPTIMATE 4.

Not had much time to ride lately? Rain, maybe?

The Optimate 4 boasts 9 charging stages at

0.8 Amps, keep your scoot, bike and even the

family wagon ready to go. Trusted by Honda,

Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Peugeot , GasGas,

BRP and Derbi, you can trust it as well.

RRP from R890.00

RENTHAL KEVLAR GRIPS.

These grips feature their most advanced

compound to date. Millions of randomly aligned

Kevlar® brand resin particles are suspended

in the base material. As the grip is used, more

of these particles are exposed, resisting wear

whilst retaining a tacky feel. This is Renthals

ultimate grip compound.

RRP from R215.00

MTX SPROCKETS.

MTX sprockets, great front and rear

sprockets available at affordable prices.

For all brands and motorcycles, adventure

bikes through to off-road and MX

Front RRP from R190.00

Rear RRP from R330.00

OVERSIZE BAR MOUNTS.

Time to get yourself onto some sweet

oversize bars? Here’s the way, with this

quality bar mounts.

RRP from R470.00

DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2016 77


ALL I WANT FORChristmas

EXHAUST PLUGS.

Keep water out of where it’s not supposed

to be. Available for 2 and 4 stroke

motorcycles.

RRP from R55.00

KTM’S UNDIES:

For the guys and gals with orange in their

veins, along with a toaster and a dummy

you can now kid yourself out with some

branded official undergarments. And

while you at it - check out their

very cool branded watches... so

you wont be late for Christmas

lunch with the outlaws...

Available at KTM dealers..

FOX 360 GRAV GLOVES:

Fox gloves are among the longest lasting

we’ve ever owned.

The Fox 360 Grav gloves deliver slipon

comfort, increased durability, better

breathability, and a single layer perforated palm.

Features:

• Stretch Cordura ripstop construction

• Fully articulated, direct inject TPR protection

throughout

• Compression molded wrist & thumb with

hook and loop closure for a secure fit

• Single layer Clarino palm with strategically

placed perforations

• Trufeel internal TPR knobbies direct injected

at fingertips

• Stretch mesh finger gussets

Available at dealers...

SHOEI HORNET

ADVENTURE LID:

Your riding buddy will love you if you pop

one or two of these under the tree. Top

quality, light, stylish and absolute comfort...

Shoei has redesigned every aspect of the

helmet and the result is a Hornet X2 that

is quite different from the Hornet DS, its

predecessor.

available at dealers www.ampsa.co.za

NEW 2017JUST1 MX HELMET:

launched at Eicma, the stunning new range of MX lids

are on the way. Full carbon fibre and designs to make

Santa drool... Get to your dealer...

POLISPORTS

FOLD UP LIFT STAND:

Polisport’s Foldable Lift Bike Stand is the

first hybrid bike stand (made of plastic

and metal) to bring together the lift feature

with a completely foldable design. The

completely foldable design will save a lot of

space at home or in the bakkie. The top of

the stand is built in a rubber like composite

that will give great grip to the motorcycle’s

frame. When performing maintenance the

handy functional pockets can be used to

store tools or small parts.

Chat to your dealer... www.bikeproducts.

co.za

OXFORDS SPARTAN

RIDING JEANS:

These, high quality motorcycle jeans

from Spartan, offer a stylish alternative to

standard motorbike trousers. They are

reinforced with CE approved pads to keep

you safe on the road. Available in three leg

lengths, and from waist sizes 30 to 40, for

the perfect fit.

available at dealers. www.dmd.co.za

78 DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2016


ALL I WANT FORChristmas

NEW ACERBIS PLASTICS FOR YOUR BIKE:

Acerbis makes a great selection of plastics for most late models - so get

to your dealer and get yourself a set. C’mon you’ve ridden hard - you bike

deserves it. www.ampsa.co.za And while our at it, get hold of solid decals

for a fresh sticker kit - grant@solid-decals.co.za

NEW JUST1

J-14 ADVENTURE

HELMET:

Brand new from this innovative helmet

producer and it incorporates all the

cool features like a full Carbon Fibre

shell, emergency cheek pad removal

system and a high visibility visor

double d retention system.

www.facebook.com/

hendersonracingproducts

LEATT’S YOUTH FUSION VEST:

keep your kids safe with this funky all in one protective

vest made by the guys who know what they are up to.

Built in neck brace, shoulder pads back and hip pads...

Available at dealers all over... www.leatt.com

CARRY YOUR

HOUSE WITH THE

EVS FREIGHTER:

EVS is famous for all of their

protective gear - and they have

branched out into the luggage

department. move ALL your

gear with this cool Freighter

Rolling Bag... at dealers all

over. www.facebook.com/

hendersonracingproducts

ANSWERS NEW RIDING GEAR:

Is waiting for you in store - a huge variety of styles for all

shapes and sizes, we know it’s top quality and it looks

proper factory... www.dmd.co.za

At dealers all over...

BULL-IT GLOVES FROM

WE SELL PARTS:

Top Quality gloves for road and adventure,

very stylish, great fit and finish...

www.wesellparts.co.za

80 DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2016


LOOK FACTORY OFF THE TRACK

WITH JT RACING:

In the very latest range of casual wear from JT racing. Hoodies,

caps, ladies vests - all in great cuts and styles. Available at most

accessory stores... www.xstreme.co.za

MICHELIN ANAKEE WILD 3 FOR THE

MORE OFF-ROAD ADVENTURERS:

These are a specialized tyre, for a select few motorcycles, but in

total they fit 36 bikes so far,designed for the road less travelled.

Full feature soon. At dealers all over... 120/70/19. 170/60/17.


A BIG ADV

BIKE RIDE

“Its 7h30 in the evening and the tiny headlight on the SM950 I’m riding is barely illuminating the road

ahead as we cut through a sprawling township on one of The Strugnells famous short cuts our way

back to the East Rand. Added to the bad visibility is the snotty slime created by a swarm of Flying ants

that has congealed on My Tour-X Visor. I can only imagine what my mates with the tinted visors are

going through… but home beckons and it’s been another awesome day in Africa…”

What a ride we had. The

beauty of living in SA –

and if you are a regular

reader of this here

magazine, you’ll have

82 DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2016

heard us say this a lot: You can point your

motorcycle in virtually any direction and

have a great ride. I hear the Ous from the

Cape and Natal sniggering… Yup – even

in Gauteng chaps, we do have some great

adventure destinations.

The stars of the show are always the

cool bikes that we manage to scrounge

up as we go. For the December issue (flip,

already that time), we put in a concerted

effort to include all of the mega adventures

that we have ridden and tested through

the year – kind of a re-affirmation and

comparison of 2016’s offerings before the

new models start trickling in. It’s also a

great excuse to hook up with old and new

friends to do what we all love.


ENTURE

ON SIX OF THE BEST

BIKES IN THE BUSINESS!

By Glenn and friends

It was unfortunate that 4 bikes in

this class were simply not available

because the importers have sold off their

demo models. BMW (GS1200 and GS

Adv, Suzuki(1000 V-Strom) and Aprilia

(Capornord) were unable to assist. The

other guys came to the party and bikes

were collected from all ends of the world.

Yamaha was only too happy to put a

Gleaming Super Ten World crosser into

their fleet for this story. Triumph supplied

their latest rendition of the 1200 Explorer,

Ducati supplied a gleaming Multistrada

Enduro and Honda sent along a sweet

Africa Twin, complete with the experienced

Hein Engelbrecht from ADA to join us

on the ride. Although KTM did not have

demo’s available, they sourced us two

bikes, the famous 1190R from Trax KTM

in Pretoria and their monster 1290 Super

Enduro from KTM Centurion.

We assembled a Motley Cru of testers

– all, who we would guess would be the

adventure markets target audience, not

motorcrossers, no real wheelie kings, just

your average guys who like exploring the

great outdoors. Some are old hands and

have ridden every offering on the market.

Others are quite new to the game – and it

was very interesting to listen to opinions

and swap notes on what everyone thought

through the day.

Old faces included Kyle Lawrenson

and Glenn Foley. Long-time friends and

contributors, Clive Strugnell, Patrick

Moore and Kurt Beine from the Roam

Africa Forum are often along. Rob Davies

rides a 950 Supermotard and he brought

his mate Donovan Gibbons who recently

progressed from superbikes to a Triumph

Explorer. The last person in the mix was

newcomer Arne Herz who only recently got

into adventuring on his GS650 Dakar

We chose a great circular route that

incorporated everything from urban streets

to fast freeways, scenic gravel and some

interesting twee-spoor padjies on our

route from the East Rand to the great little

dorp of Parys for a bite and back again.

With all of the fantastic rain that has fallen

recently, the whole world in Gauteng

DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2016 83


is emerald green and it was astonishing to see the

dams and rivers in full flood. Quite difficult to believe

that as little as a week ago, we were in the grips of a

terrible drought. We under guestimated the distances

however, 350 odd kilometers later, after the Ed ran out

of fuel in the middle of nowhere, we found ourselves

in the aforementioned township in the dark… all for the

sake of avoiding toll gates. (C’mon – admit it – you’ve

also done that). The Ed is constantly reminded how

when told it was getting late – his standard reply is –

“But we are having so much fun…”

Anyway…

The bikes:

Without going in to too much detail, we’ll run through

the features on each bike. Some have been with us

for a while – others are relatively new to the market –

but the resounding theme through the day was that

there was not a bad bike among this lot. They each

have their own uniqueness about them and it was

interesting to listen to the opinions from each rider.

So we’ll go through the bikes in no particular order…

84 DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2016


HONDA AFRICA TWIN

R160 000.00 www.honda.co.za

It would be fair to say that the

Honda is the simplest bike of the

lot in terms of all of the electronic

gadgetry – and this is refreshing. It’s

one of those bikes that you simply

get on and ride – a practical, easy

to live with machine. In our opinion,

Honda has produced an adventure

machine for the masses. Power that

is practical and not intimidating.

Substantially stronger than the

800’s, but less intimidating than the

bigger cc machines. Off-road it is

one of the most accomplished out

there and it will happily munch miles

on the tar in comfort. It’s available

in three derivatives, basic, just a

big ol dirtbike with no electronics.

Intermediate with ABS and Traction

control. And then the full house DCT

model. The one we used for this ride

was the one in the middle…

Some Features include:

The seat is spacious as is the relation

to the foot pegs, meaning that there

is plenty of room for 6ft plus riders,

yet the bike itself has an impressively

low seat height meaning that even

shorter riders can put both feet flat on

the ground at a standstill. This was

part of Honda’s design brief to make

the bike as manageable as possible

and has been achieved through

integrating the oil tank and pump

within the bottom of the crank case,

which in turn reduces the overall

height of the engine and resulting

seat height. The seat itself is also

particularly narrow where it meets the

fuel tank, which means as a rider your

legs aren’t splayed wide like they are

on a BMW GS, which is significant

for shorter riders. But move back on

the seat and it gets wider, which is

key to the high levels of rider comfort

on the move. The handlebar position

feels neutral yet purposeful and

immediately gives great leverage,

control and inspires a high level of

confidence.

The standard screen is relatively

small, but produces significantly

better wind protection than its

appearance suggests. High-speed

cruising provokes limited buffeting

and an acceptable amount of wind

noise, even when wearing a peaked

adventure helmet.

The 3-stage traction control is

not only effective, but it’s simple to

use. The Africa Twin has a dedicated

toggle lever just above the passing

light on the left-hand bar that

changes the setting. Off-road-specific

ABS, which allows the rear to lock,

is also activated by a simple push

button on the dash.

The all-digital dash displays

speed and revs clearly in the top

section with a lower section showing

gear position, traction control,

temperature, fuel gauge, trip meters

and mpg. On either side of the dash

are warning lights to indicate if the

traction control has been activated.

Load of accessories are available

including luggage, crash protection,

heated grips, taller screen, fog lights,

12v socket and centrestand.

86 DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2016


TRUE

ADVENTURE.

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

*2016 Model Displayed


WHAT THEY SAY:

Clive Strugnell:

What a wonderful bike. It is the most simple and straightforward,

with a very understated electronic rider aid package. What makes

it so good is the inherent superb design. Honda took a clean sheet

of paper, called in their top engineers, and gave them a brief to

design and produce the best all round adventure bike possible. And

they did. Thanks to the Honda genes passed down from literally

hundreds of off road victories against the best other manufacturers

could throw at them, this bike steers, handles, stops and goes

better than any of its’ peers.

With its smallish bore parallel twin engine, it isn’t the most

powerful or the fastest, but in any off road situation even a mediocre

rider can confidently keep up with any of the other bikes over

the length of an off-road ride. What’s more it looks fantastic, and

probably has the best finish of any adventure bike.

Kurt Beine:

For solo touring with lots of gravel, The Honda Africa Twin (95HP)

would be my 2nd choice for similar conditions, but only if the route

was into Africa, where high power is of little consequence.

Donovan Gibbons:

Honda African Twin - very comfortable to ride with a very high feel

to the riding position, bike feels tall. Lacking a little grunt on the

road compared to the other bikes but handles very well. It is by far

the best handling bike on the dirt, feels soft and very at home on the

dirt, has the best standing riding position of the bikes on the dirt.

Heine Engelbrecht:

Just gets better. Don’t get on this bike and get on the tar after you

have been on the Ducati or the Super Adventure as you just don’t

get that adrenaline flow. On the gravel (the worse the better) and

normal safe riding this is a great package.

The most simple and basic to setup. The electronic settings on

the other bikes keep you busy, the Africa Twin is basic simple and

efficient. (Keep it simple, Simon.) The Africa Twin loves gravel and

on the tar it cruises along comfortably at the national speed limits.

Paddy Moore:

Honda Africa Twin. Best all-rounder, enough power, comfort,

suspension, braking and a nice slick gearshift, with Honda’s

unfailing reliability. Good on tar and dirt, not too heavy but stable

where you need it.

Arne:

Honda Africa Twin. Light. Comfortable. I climbed on and felt

confident. Quiet and smooth. Responsive. I looked down at the

speedo, it read, “165”, and it felt like 120, (a new ‘PB’ for me). Feels

and rides high, yet my feet touched the ground !!!! Wow I could get

used to this bike I’d buy: It’s not a matter of closing my eyes, it’s

more about scraping around inside the folds of my lean slim wallet.

Honda Africa Twin.

Rob Davies:

In Heidelberg I jumped onto the Africa twin. First impression

was that it was very comfortable and smooth to ride but definitely

not in the same power class as the KTM. Just never going to get

your pulse racing. That was on tar. Later I got on it again when

we did some off-roading. Now turn off traction control and abs

and the bike is fantastic. It reminded me of my 950 but with more

refinement and better suspension. It felt like a large enduro bike

with how easy it handled sand, rocky paths and puddles. Loved the

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gold rims too. What do you say about a

bike that has really proved itself over the

years? The Super Ten is the bike in this

pack that has been with us for the longest

– and Yamaha has sold them in droves.

With the plethora of new offerings hitting

the market, some might say that it’s time

for this manufacturer to build something

new. But in SA, we don’t control what they

do, sofor now at least, the Supe is here to

stay. It’s an understated bike – beautiful

from every angle with a tried and tested

Parallel twin at its heart. It has been

left behind in the power stakes, but for

adventuring, many riders are intimidated

by lots of horsepower. Our experience

of this big Yammie has always been very

pleasant – it’s a very well accomplished

bike, a smooth package with every

conceivable extra that your heart desires

readily available.

Some Features:

A 1199cc liquid-cooled parallel twin that

is just as adept at fast freeway speeds

as it is lugging rider, pillion and luggage.

Performance isn’t ground-breaking but

the engine is very smooth smooth and

there are minimal vibes. Power delivery

can also be tamed (not that it needs to

be) by switching to Touring mode via a

bar-mounted button. Smoother throttle

response and improved fuel economy

are the result. MotoGP tech features in

this engine – by placing the crankshaft

closer to the rider and low in the chassis,

while maintaining decent off-road ground

clearance, the crank’s gyro effect doesn’t

intrude on the bike’s steering.

The Super Tenere has a traction control

system that is hardly noticeable when it

cuts in and can be turned off for off-road

use, clever ABS and linked brake system

that can measure lever pressure against

speed and balance the braking effort

between front and rear. Use only the rear

brake and its ABS module doesn’t cut

in to allow easy/safe turning around in

the middle of the road. It has a fuss-free

shaft drive.

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WHAT THEY SAY:

Clive Strugnell:

As the only other Japanese participant

in this story it is interesting to start with

the similarities between the Honda Africa

Twin and this bike, which are its’ supreme

capability both on and off road as a cross

continent kilometer eater, and its’ quality.

In both of these aspects it matches

the Honda. Apart from that it is a

very different machine. It is big and

imposing, just like the BMW GS which it

is obviously targeted against. Over the

years Yamaha have taken a great bike

and progressively made it better, to the

point where it is now a really outstanding

adventure machine.

On the move this is a great bike.

It is rock steady both on the tar and

the dirt, the ergonomics make it easy

to find a comfortable riding position

whether standing or sitting, and it is a

great place to spend hours of enjoyable

riding. At the end of the day this is a

big bike, and it looks it. It is probably

the Toyota Landcruiser equivalent of the

bike world. On this bike you can plan a

trip to anywhere in the world, and you

know it will take you there in comfort with

breaking down on the way.

Donovan Gibbons:

When you look at the bike you see this

big heavy bike but it’s actually a totally

different feel once you climb onto it.

lacking a bit on the grunt side but a

very comfortable soft ride on the road

and everything works so smoothly on it,

from the gear box to the acceleration

of the bike is all very smooth. I could

comfortably sit on the saddle the whole

day. Handles the dirt surprisingly well for

such a big bike.

Heine Engelbrecht:

Still the same reliable adventure bike

understand why it is popular for guys

travelling over land. Falling behind with

the new adventure bikes on the market.

Kurt Beine:

For general touring in SA, this would be

my 2nd Choice to the Triumph (by a very

small margin). I have always loved this

bike since it was launched a few years

back, super comfortable, similar in a

lot of ways to the Triumph, for most the

decision would be made between these

two by your brand preference. What does

it for me is the Triumph triple motor.

Arne:

Remember this is the first big bike I have

ridden other than my BMW 650 Dakar.

Sir Paddy warned me about the power

of the Super Tenere, which I noted and

rode it gingerly. Rode it with respect and

wide opened eyes. Amazing power. Easy

to balance, Glides out the corners Quiet,

Smooth, Beautiful engineering.

Paddy Moore:

Yamaha Super Tenere World Crosser,

comfortable, ultra reliable with excellent

brakes and gearbox. Looks a bit porky,

but it’s surprisingly agile. Good enough

on dirt too and fine for passengers.

Some say it’s ageing, but I reckon it’s

perfected. The logical, competent choice

for long trips.

Rob Davies:

The Yamaha Tenere is a very interesting

bike. From a distance it looks slightly

dated. However, up close you notice

plenty of nice ‘arty’ bits like mesh and

carbon fibre. And the clocks and screen

are as modern as you get. The ride is

one of pure comfort especially as this is

the only bike I could get both feet flat on

the floor.

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TRIUMPH 1200 EXPLORER XCX

R199500 www.triumphmotorcycles.co.za

We first got our mitts on this one

a month or two ago – and in that

feature, we extolled the virtues of the

improvements on Triumphs latest

offering. Triumph blitzed the Adventure

market when they released their stunning

800 – and when the first big Explorer

came along, we expected more of the

same. It was a great bike but the stock

suspension let it down, so it was really

great on the road, but riding in the dirt

took a fair amount of caution. With its

latest rendition, Triumph has rectified this

by fitting top of the line WP suspension

and it is like a whole new bike in the dirt.

Add this to the fantastically unique triple

cylinder engine and this is one helluva

machine. Awesome creamy power,

excellent suspension, long legs and

styling right up there with the best.

Some features:

Triumph has used state of the art

electronics and a host of chassis, engine

and comfort upgrades to transform its big

adventure bike. It might look the original

2012 Tiger Explorer on the outside, but

this updated 2016 version is a completely

different animal. There are now six

versions to choose from: three road

variants (XR range) and three off-road (XC

range), with ascending levels of spec.

With its new riding position and seat,

the Explorer is more comfortable on

the long haul and more manoeuvrable

off-road than the previous model. Wind

buffeting has been banished, thanks

to an electrically-operated screen –

standard on all versions and a first for an

adventure bike. Shaper steering, beefier

Brembo brakes and wider wheels and

tyres help the Triumph stop, turn and

grip more effectively. But the biggest

improvement to ride and handling comes

from the new Triumph Semi Active

Suspension WP suspension. Constantly

adjusting damping and self-levelling the

rear preload the electronic suspension

improves ride quality and keep the

Explorer composed, stable and helps it to

seek out grip on and off-road.

As fast, safe and capable as it is,

the new 137bhp Triumph is still pretty

weighty and this XCA tips the scales at

258kg dry.

You get a lot of equipment in standard

trim, even on the base model Explorer.

The headline stuff includes the electronic

rider aid package on the mid and highspec

versions, which include up to five

riding modes, the latest traction control

and cornering ABS systems, semi-active

suspension and a hill hold. Depending

on spec you also get self-cancelling

indicators, a centre stand, on-board

computer, cruise control, heated grips

and seat, 12v and USB chargers… the

list goes on. There are plenty of official

accessories to choose from, too.

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WHAT THEY SAY:

Clive Strugnell:

Just like the Yamaha Tenere’, the

1200XCX has been steadily developed

from the original Triumph Tiger launched

way back when. There was a time

when Triumph publicly stated that their

adventure bike look alike Tiger wasn’t

really meant for serious off road use,

but that is long forgotten and this new

version certainly disproves that.

Starting with the looks of the

machine… it seems to have been hewn

out of one solid block of military grade

steel…it is huge, and looks it! It doesn’t

just look impressive, it is – especially with

the very latest WP supension.

Starting the unique 1200 triple cylinder

engine is just great. It has a ripping

sound which make you want to rev

the thing all the time. On the move the

superb handling and great riding position

encourage one to give it gas - and when

you do it flies! Although it has bags

of smooth, very useable torque, very

different to the other bikes engines.

It is just so much fun to flick up and

down through the gearbox because it

sounds so good. It is as comfortable

as the Windsor Castle smoking lounge,

and a nice place to spend the day

eating kilometers between nowhere and

somewhere. This bike makes you wonder

why Ewan and Charlie did all those trips

on a German bike when they could have

used one of these? Ok the New explorer

was not around then – but just imagine

what that would have done for the brand?

The Triumph matches the BM and

Yamaha in that it has a shaft drive and

lots of place for custom panniers and a

large passenger. At the end of the day

this is a brilliant bike for the rider who

wants quality and understated class.

Heine Engelbrecht:

Good package. Sits very comfortable.

Lovely sound. Nothing exciting though

and the dials on the bike are over the top.

Kurt Beine:

This would be my first choice for general

touring in South Africa, and one or two

countries across our borders, pillion or

solo, the Triumph Explorer, it’s upgraded

suspension, screen and informative dash

are the most noticeable improvements

over the previous version, and that

135HP triple motor is just so addictive, it

is sold with all the features possible, just

needs luggage.

Arne:

Easier to ride and Less terrifying than the

Tenere. Smooth and quiet.

Paddy Moore:

Superbly smooth and powerful engine,

excellent brakes and gearbox, but a

hard low seat. A real mile eater on tar,

but still a bit heavy on the dirt and with

a complicated electronic setup system.

I was glad to be on it on our dark, traffic

strewn way home though. One for

passengers and big riders.

Rob Davies:

This is a bike I’ve ridden a lot and have

grown to respect. Also the first bike I rode

with cruise control. (Really useful feature

when your right arm is moeg). The power

delivery is just so smooth and for a big

bike it feels really light. Even off road the

brilliant suspension just sucks up every

bump with ease. So you ask will I be

upgrading? Not anytime soon. My good

old electronics free 950se rocks! But, if

one day the wifey fancies joining me on a

trip, I’ll be putting her on the back of the

Triumph…

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The Big Daddy of the bunch, the Ducati is quite

simply a bike apart in this test. All agreed that if the

shekels were freely available, this one would be one

of the machines parked in the garage. From front to

rear it just oozes European flair and design – nothing

is simply made – it is beautifully crafted to create a

really unique machine. The most prominent feature

has to be the amazing arm-wrenching Desmotronic

V-Twin engine. Initially electronic trickery governed

the hell out of it, but once we figured out the correct

settings, it blitzed everything in sight. Ducati has

done an amazing job on such a great big donk

of a bike mating performance with a chassis and

suspension that works astonishingly well anywhere.

Some features:

There’s no getting away from the fact that this is a

big bike. The seat is an inch taller than the standard

Multistrada’s and the bars 50mm higher. With its

big 30-litre fuel tank it’s wide, too, so shorter riders

will struggle to get both feet down at a standstill,

especially off-road. It’s a bike for the taller rider, or a

confident off-roader. But with its tuned semi-active

Sachs suspension the Ducati irons out the road

ahead and even riding over rocks, you’d swear you

were on tarmac. Handling on the dirt is excellent and

it’s actually pretty nimble on tricky sections. New

spoked wheels (with a 19” front) are shod with dual

purpose Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tyres and give lots of

grip and confidence in all conditions. A comfortable

riding position, excellent wind protection and goodies

like heated grips and cruise control all add up to

make the 1200 Enduro a great, comfortable ride

The 1200 is as loaded as you’d expect and comes

with a colour dash display, a full electronics package,

semi-active suspension, off-road pegs and levers, a

centre stand…the list goes on. You can also add an

Enduro, Touring, Sport or Urban Pack to customise

you Ducati even more.

98 DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2016


WHAT THEY SAY:

Clive Strugnell:

Someone always has to come and spoil

the party, and the party pooper in this

case was the new Ducati Multistrada. The

first one was designed by South African

Pierre Terblanche way back in the midnineties.

Although it was a pretty cool

and quite underrated bike, the Ducati

Multistrada never really set the world

on fire. And then suddenly Audi bought

Ducati, and Kazam! A new Multistrada

has hit the highway, and man is this thing

awesome.

Audi probably pulled in the Italian

squad from Ducati, sat them down in

their German board room and started the

conversation something like this “Mein

Herren, down the strasse from us we

have a bunch of Bavarians who think

they can build the best Adventure bike

in town. Vee are going to show them

othervise!” “Now take your spaghetti

bowls back to Bologna and bring us a

new Multistrada that tells the Austrians

we are also ready to race and we have

some track bikes to prove that, and we

can also make bikes that are comfortable

and won’t break.” “When you bring

it here vee vill get some Audi factory

testers to make sure that not only are

the levers pretty, but they won’t break

with motocross boots stamping on them

either.” “ Also forget about siesta time

because we need it soon!”

Not long after that the new Ducati

Multistrada hit town. It is a magnificent

bike. Even if you ride one of the

testosterone overdosed KTM 1290 Super

Adventures, be warned, this bike will turn

you into toast in the power and speed

department. The riding position is great,

although in comparison to all the other

bikes here the riding position is more

“In” the bike than on top of it, and takes

a minute or two to get used to. When

the Italians brought it back to Audi for

a quality check everything passed. It’s

got proper stuff on it. Strong levers, well

protected parts all over, it just exudes

quality. Out and about its ability on and

off road is very good. Its’ dirtability is

top drawer, and of course on the road

it is dynamite. There are some serious

questions to ask if you are thinking of

buying one of these? Who is going to

look after it when the fun of the trail takes

its’ toll? The same guys who import

Porsche bring them in, so parts won’t

be a problem but of course there is the

question of “is it fair to get something this

beautiful dirty and muddy?”

Donovan Gibbons:

The best looking bike of the bunch.

It’s a beast on the road, has loads of

acceleration and handles very well on

the road. Just very complicated when it

comes to the electronics side and getting

the bike set up right. Handles the dirt

rather well but feels big when your on the

dirt compared to the other bikes. I feel it’s

more of a road bike than a dirt bike.

Kurt Beine:

For long distance touring and good gravel

roads, the Ducati Multistrada Enduro

would be my 2nd choice, but purely

because I have orange blood. Both the

Ducati and the KTM Super Enduro have

stonking performance and power, (160hp)

we did a few roll – on comparisons, (once

the Ducati was back in high power mode)

and both had advantages under certain

gears and rev ranges, the Ducati seemed

more comfortable though.

Heine Engelbrecht:

If you have the money and don’t intend

doing to serious stuff this is the bike.

Finishing on the bike great. Attention to

detail, reason why this bike is the most

expensive. Seating great. Just an overall

great touring bike which makes the

heads turn where ever you stop. Power

sound and handling great. Was more

comfortable on this bike off road than on

the other big bikes with 19” front wheels.

Brake fluid container was a

disappointment though. Moves a lot

where it is mounted on the handlebar and

looks flimsy. Had to look for a negative

point and this was it.

Paddy Moore:

Miss Italy in hiking boots – beautiful, fast,

expensive, versatile and desirable, while

she breaks your heart and bank balance!

The emotional choice, but with plenty of

practical ability on and off road – if only I

could afford her…

Rob Davies:

“The Duke.” What a work of art. Like all

things Italian, just so classy. (Like Rossi

and my Gaerne boots) I have ridden

this bike before and loved it. The motor,

suspension, off road ability etc. are just

magic. However, in this company, this

bike felt like the heaviest and widest to

me. Not as easy to swerve past the many

potholes as the other bikes.

DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2016 9 9


KTM 1290 SUPER

ADVENTURE

R235999.00

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KTM’s super tourer. In our opinion, KTM broke with tradition

when they built the 1290. Let’s look at it. The companies

mantra is “Ready to Race”, and when you compare this

bike with their other offerings, it is really in its own class.

Everything about it is large – from the obvious huge

horsepower engine, to the monster tank, seat and – well

everything. They did not cut corners either and have packed

the bike with every ounce of electronic trickery known to

man. And it all works so well that you don’t know that it’s

there…The resultant machine is a rip-snorting package that

will take your breath away when you twist the throttle – or

it’s a bike that you can happily point at the horizon and travel

in absolute comfort to far flung places. One thing is clear.

KTM’s performance pedigree shines on this bike. Everything

about it is big. Big Power. Big attitude.

Some features:

The Super Adventure is laden with gadgetry. Controlling

all the power and torque are KTM’s latest-generation

electronics, namely the excellent MSC, (Motorcycle Stability

Control) and MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control). The

1290 also sees the introduction of semi-active electronic

suspension for the first time on a production KTM. The bike

can practically see round corners in the dark too thanks to

its secondary LED lights. The 1290 also has cruise control

and comes with a steering damper fitted as standard.

If you select one of the bike’s four riding modes, not only

are you adjusting the available power, throttle response and

amount of traction control, but also the damping settings.

And yes, you really can feel the difference on the road.

For such a big bike it really shouldn’t handle as well as it

does. The riding position and ergonomics are excellent and

everything is adjustable: bars, levers, seat, pegs and even

the screen. Also standard are heated grips and a heated seat

– both for rider and pillion. Cornering ABS allows the rider to

rely on C-ABS even when banked over.

Pretty cool huh?

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WHAT THEY SAY:

Clive Strugnell:

KTM’s biggest bike is just as big, comfortable and capable

of blitzing down an Autobahn as any of their Bavarian

counterparts. The big difference though is that these pesky

KTM engineers also build off-road and Grand Prix bikes

that win lots of races, and they know a lot about power -

and they make sure that their orange bikes have it by the

shed-load. They don’t have to persuade riders of their big

adventure bikes to do all sorts of tricks and competitions

over logs and around straw bales to prove their ability. As

KTM say all the time, their bikes are “Ready to Race” and

they really are. Their seats are now as comfortable as

anyone else other than Yamaha, and their ergonomics are

not just taken off Alfie Cox’s Dakar bike anymore. They also

have lots of electronics, just as well on bikes as big and

powerful as these. What’s more they got some 12 year old to

design the switchgear so that the electronic stuff is easy to

switch on and off. (Try and set your PVR one day, and when

you give up your 12 year old will do it in a flash).

Heine Engelbrecht:

1290 Super Adventure. All the bells and whistles.

Comfortable makes you lazy. On road great touring bike and

should be fun getting to your destination. Off road gets a

handful and you need to concentrate a bit more.

Kurt Beine:

For long distance touring with a mix of tar and good dirt,

solo or pillion, the KTM 1290 Super Adventure would be

my 1st choice, the Ducati Multistrada Enduro would be

my 2nd choice, but purely because I have orange blood.

Both bikes have stonking performance and power, (160hp)

we did a few roll – on comparisons, (once the Ducati was

back in high power mode) and both had advantages under

certain gears and rev ranges, the Ducati seemed more

comfortable though.

Paddy Moore:

Another typically effective Austrian rocket but with more on

road ability and probably kinder to passengers. Everything

works beautifully, so even if it lacks the Multistrada’s

emotional appeal, it will still do everything that you ask of it.

DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2016 101


KTM 1190 R

ADVENTURE

R200000.00

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Ready to Race? Absolutely. Make no bones about it, this is

very possibly the most exciting adventure machine on the

market. Bar none. It’s easy to see how KTM’s Off-road genes

shine through on the 1190 and even though it’s been with us

for a while, this bike was a fantastic contender in this pack.

Like a breath of fresh air due to its simple hooligan nature.

Simple?

Yup. Big powerful, make no bones about it engine. Dirtbike

inspired chassis and suspension – and not too complicated

electronic trickery. It’s quite easy to understand why KTM

fans are drawn to this bike. It really is true hooligan and a

barrel of fun. The 21 inch front wheel and trail tyres give a

clue as to its intentions. Nothing conservative about it. Go

and play…

Some Features:

Wheels are 21 inches at the front and 19 inches at the rear

shod in Conti Twinduro tyres – the most off-road tyres of all

the bikes that we rode. Brush guards are standard – as are

the crash bars. This one came with an Arrow slip on that

enhanced the snarl of that great big-bore V-Twin.

Since 2015, the mode-sensitive braking system offers

cornering ABS, or the ability to hit your brake lever like

a lunatic even when you’re fully leaned over. The Bosch

system smoothly applies the amount of braking it calculates

your tyres can handle, bringing you to a safe stop without

having to stand your bike up and run wide.

There’s other luxuries too, like tyre pressure monitors, a

tank that’s good for almost 500 km of freeway riding and a

sturdy rack and pannier mounts, which add to the overall

feeling of class and competence this machine exudes. Even

the underseat tool kit is special – it’s the best we’ve seen on

a motorcycle....

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WHAT THEY SAY:

Clive Strugnell:

These bikes were inspired by Beerfests. They are loud,

brash, very orange, full of boastful confidence and are

favourites all over the World. In fact they are often seen in

places only very capable and special vehicles can get to.

Except there is absolutely no way they will ever be able to

sneak there unobtrusively.

Of course this is just what KTM want. In all honesty KTM

may be targeting a younger market who grew up racing

MX bikes and don’t mind if the plastics rattle a bit, and

that both the 1190 and the 1290 have seats that get rather

warm because of the exhaust pipe routing that you have

to stand up every now and then to cool down the cajones.

However at the end of the day, both the KTM 1190 and

1290 deliver lots of bang for their buck, and are right up

with the best in the Adventure bike and touring market.

Another big plus factor in choosing a bike like this is who

is going to look after it when it needs some TLC? KTM

have established a nationwide network of pretty impressive

dealers around the country who will not only service your

bike very competently, but who will also give you a cup

of coffee and sell you a bright orange KTM toaster at the

same time!

Donovan Gibbons:

looks mean, and surprising when you get onto it how light

and nimble she feels. Very easy to ride and has lots of grunt

to play around with. Think it would have handled a lot better

on the road with a different set of tyres especially at high

speeds but then those tyres came into their own on the dirt.

Bike handles very well on the dirt and was lots of fun to

ride. If I had to look at buying a bike from the bunch for the

type of riding I do, I think I would buy the KTM 1190

Heine Engelbrecht:

Exciting bike. Power great. Sound great with aftermarket

pipe. Just wants to go no riding slow on this bike dirt or tar.

Knobblies were a bit hard for the tar section. The seat got

very hot.

Kurt Beine:

For solo touring with a lot of dirt, irrespective of condition,

the KTM 1190 R would be my choice. This was the only

bike on test that had knobblies fitted, and is simply

amazing on dirt, very stable on dry tar, with incredible

performance,(150HP) and I just love the KTM sense of

hooliganism that the 1190 R encourages.

Patrick Moore:

21 inch wheeled dirt road hot rod that also blitses tarmac

pretty well. If you enjoy riding hard this is your bike, but

passengers probably won’t enjoy the experience.

Robert Davies:

Glenn has known for some time now my wish to ride the

ktm 1190, as it’s been on my mind to possibly upgrade

from my 950se. Lucky for me that’s the bike I got on first.

And what a great bike it is. Sure it’s a big bike, like them all,

but it’s so agile and easy to ride, both seated and standing.

Plenty of power, in any gear, just suited my lazy riding style.

Wind protection from the smallest screen of all the bikes

was also brilliant. Needless to say I was very impressed.

Maybe it is time to upgrade.

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Conclusions:

Hein says:

Interesting after the International

Horizons Unlimited event we attended

and heard all these international overland

Travellers sharing their experiences I just

realized that most of us travel too fast.

The founders have been travelling since

1987 and have had no incidents and the

one reason they mention is to the keep

the speed down.

We should keep this in mind as for

myself I struggle to keep within the

speed limits (I don’t do 180 plus but I

don’t always stick to 120 either) but am

genuinely going to try and do this.

Kurt Says:

What an amazing day, it’s not often you

get the chance to test 6 big adventure

bikes out, +/- R1.3 bar’s worth, on a

wide variety of roads, thanks to Dirt

& Trail, and the bike brands that were

generous enough to lend us their

bikes, our route took us out to Parys

by tar, highway, suburban, then after

lunch a lot of Free State farm roads

which are in good condition, and

some railway service roads, all 6 bikes

handled everything with ease, some

were more at ease than others under

various conditions, but given the design

requirements of the various bikes this

was to be expected. I would comfortably

ride this entire route again with any of

these bikes what a cool day.

Thankfully there is now such a wide

spread of adventure bikes, one just has

to decide on the brand, and make sure it

fits your list of requirements, some have

features that others don’t, some are more

suitable in certain conditions, there is not

one bike that is suitable for everything,

of the 6 tested here, my choice would be

the KTM 1190 R, although I know I would

regret not choosing one of the others at

certain points of any journey.

Arne Herz:

Since I started, I found adventure riding

covers the full paradigm from terrifying

all the way across to exhilarating. Riding

those bikes felt like that.

I’ve only been riding been riding for 14

months on my Bmw f 650 GS

Thanks guys – after this I find my

Dakar, heavy, noisy and mechanically

rough, everything feels ‘clanky’. Every

action has to be positive, eg changing

gears. After riding the others, mine feels

like a tractor, from a Porsche to a Beetle.

The new bikes are smooth and soft. From

my house in Kensington, back to my

house, I clocked 463km, Thanks once

again. For me, “Every kilometre is a new

experience”.

Paddy:

What would I buy? It would depend how

rich and brave I was feeling – Ducati

Multistrada Enduro on a really good day,

Honda Africa Twin on any other….but

they’re all really good bikes waiting for

the right rider to make the most of them

for his particular type(s) of riding.

Rob Davies:

Now this was one ride I was glad to be

invited on. Big boy’s bikes. And what a

selection. In typical Foley style we ran

very late and in typical Strugnell style

we ended up in some interesting places

but man we did it in style. Cool bikes…

Thanks guys!

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LAST

CHANCE!


Q U I C K R I D E

HUSQVARNA’S

450FX

“Hey Guys – we’ve got Bruce Viljoens new Husky

450FX at the shop – how’d you like to come and

take this special machine for a little ride?”

With only 2 of these bikes in the country – we’d be

stupid not to jump at the chance…

That was the call from the ever enthusiastic mob from

Bikers Warehouse in Malobongwe drive. It was just one

day before this deadline – so we jumped at the opportunity

to test this fairly unique 450 at their track. To be absolutely

honest, we need to get this bike out on to some faster

flowing trails, that will come soon.

The skinny:

These X bikes fall between the FC and TC (motocross)

models and the FE and TE (Enduro) models. The TX (twostroke)

and FX (four-stroke) can be considered Husky’s

Cross Country race bikes, designed for closed course offroad

competition such as Hare and Hounds, GNCCs, and

National Enduro. But Husqvarna also made it very clear that

the TX and FXs are at home on a motocross track as well as

single track.

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Some specifications:

Displacement449.9 cm³

Starter: Electric

Transmission5-speed

Clutch: Magura hydraulics

Front suspensionWP-USD, AER 48, Ø 48

mm

Rear suspensionWP shock absorber with

linkage

Suspension travel (front)310 mm

Suspension travel (rear)300 mm

Brembo brakes: Front brake disc

diameter260 mm Rear 220 mm

Ground clearance370 mm

Seat height 960 mm

Tank capacity (approx.)8.5 l

Weight without fuel 101.6 kg

Suspension

The 450 has the WP AER 48mm air fork.

While being comfortable on small to mid

hits and really feels good on the trail and

on the bigger hits.

FX 450

The 450 version is based on the FC

450 and got the exact same off-road

accoutrements added on. Again, those

are a bigger, 8.3 litre tank, kickstand,

Dunlop AT81s, stronger battery, 18-inch

rear wheel, suspension settings, but

retains the same five speed gear box as

the motocross machine.

Engine

This generation of 450 motor is much

more controllable than that of the

previous models. In the standard map,

the bike has smooth, torquey power that

really lights up up when you want it to,

but its not so brutal that it wears you

down in the tight stuff. In the aggressive

map, there is a huge difference in power

delivery, especially right off the bottom.

There is significantly more thrust that

gives you that full 450 motocross feel.

Also, the traction control, so far as one

day of testing will tell us, is much more

useful on a bike that makes a claimed

63 hp. This one had an FMF full system

fitted.

Handling

Being really light and slim does wonders

for handling feel. It is so easy to turn

this bike using only lower body. Guys

this bike is surprisingly small for a 450

and we could put our feet on the ground

which is super cool. On the track, it’s

just as willing to carve a corner and

blast a berm as it is to snake through

the single track. This bike is so agile and

nimble for a 450. This is high praise for a

450 off-road bike.

Who’s this bike for? To be honest,

we need a little more time in the saddle

to see if this bike is really 50 percent

track, 50 percent trail or if it leans more

one way than the other. But so far, we

can say that both motocross riders and

serious off-road guys and gals would

have a hard time finding faults on the FX

450. Its barrels of fun to ride.

More on this bike soon…

This one from Bikers Warehouse –

(011) 795-4122

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EMERGE AFTER TOUGH BATTLES

Tough battles and close racing characterised the 2016 SA

National Cross-Country Motorcycle and Quad Championship

and the various class champions had to work hard for their

crowns. It was, however, not only at the front where the

challenges continued race after race as the competition further

down the ranks was as nerve-racking for the crews, supporters

and sponsors.

After six events across the country including three days of

racing in Botswana, competitors can look back at a testing

season and hard earned points. Most championships went

down to the wire after various ding-dong battles.

In the motorcycle category, two Botswana riders claimed

their crowns (Ross Branch and Dartagnan Lobjoit) with both

winning a SA national cross-country title for the very first time.

Branch (Brother Leader Tread KTM), a multiple SA motocross

champion, took the OR1 (Open Class) title ahead of the

defending champion, Kenny Gilbert (Kargo Racing Husqvarna)

with a mere five points separating them. Altus de Wet (BCR

Arrow Yamaha Racing) rounded off the podium with Michael

Pentecost (Proudly Bidvest Yamaha), who took the early lead in

the class after winning the first two rounds, fourth after a double

dose of trouble in Botswana.

Branch’s team-mate, Louw Schmidt, defended his OR2

(250cc) title successfully despite an early scare and another at

the final round. He claimed four victories during the rest of the

season. Cameron Becker (KTM Centurion Liqui Moly Racing)

lead the class during the first half of the season and finished

second with Brendon Fourie (Sherco SA Racing) finishing third

ahead of former champion, Jaycee Nienaber (Super Moose

Racing KTM) fourth after an up and down season and Deon du

Toit (KTM) fifth.

The Botswana rider, Dartagnan Lobjoit (Yamaha) walked

away with the OR3 (200cc) crown after a nail biting season that

included two victories in his home country. He was followed by

Eduan Bester (KTM Centurion Liqui Moly Racing) who moved

up after winning the High School championship for the past two

seasons with the defending OR3 champion, Brett Swanepoel

(Proudly Bidvest Yamaha) third. Swanepoel took the first two

victories of the season and won at the last two races again,

but could not finish in Botswana. Calvin Wiltshire (Droomers

Yamaha) just missed the podium after his first national season

with Willem Schönfeldt (BCR Arrow Yamaha Racing) having to

settle for fifth place after being second and fighting for the title

when a broken leg kept him from competing in the final event.

The Senior Class title was on a knife’s edge the whole season

before the defending champion, Juan ‘Bollie’ van Rooyen

(Brother Leader Tread KTM), whose season started dismally,

UM 03, Clearwatermall, Hendrik Potgieter & Christiaan de Wet, Little Falls, JHB


claimed it for the third year consecutively.

The early class leader, Wynand Kleynhans

(Yamaha), was a model of consistency

and finished as the runner-up six times.

Only four points separated him from Van

Rooyen whose five consecutive race

victories ensured him the title. Lodewyk

Jansen van Vuren (KTM Centurion Liqui

Moly Racing) was third; Bruce Viljoen

(Doorzone Bikers Warehouse Husqvarna)

finished fourth with Bruce May (Agrisales

Peak Yamaha) fifth.

Like the Senior Class, the youngsters in

the High School Class also had a battle

on their hands. Adriano Catalano (D&H

Engineering Works Yamaha) took the

early lead by winning the first two events,

but it was the 2016 Junior Champion,

Stefan van Deventer (Alfie Cox Junior

KTM Racing) who took the title after being

victorious at the next four races – mere

seconds separated them most of the time

– and Catalano finished in a consistent

second place each time. Only four points

separated them. André Basson (Yamaha)

was third, only three points ahead of

Maarten van Jaarsveld (Doorzone Bikers

Warehouse Husqvarna) who was only two

points ahead of Troy Sullivan (KTM).

There was a fifth SA National

Championship title for Wayne Farmer

(Doorzone Bikers Warehouse Husqvarna)

who made his debut in the Master Class

this year. It was, however, not plain

sailing as his arch rival, former Senior

Class champion, Pieter Holl (KTM), was

breathing down his neck. Holl won three

times to finish second followed by Justin

Broughton (Sherco SA Racing) with Lyle

Roebert (Husqvarna) fourth and Harry

Grobler (Yamaha) fifth.

In the new 125cc Class, scholar Ryan

Pelser (KTM) showed what he was made

of by claiming three victories after a

problematic start to the season that saw

him not finishing the opening round. He

took the title ahead of another scholar,

Janco Pienaar (KTM) with the experienced

Izak Mans (Droomers Yamaha) third after

winning the opening round before ending

the season off in the Master Class.

Mans’ wife, Riki (Droomers Yamaha)

battled it out with scholar Karen Jansen

van Vuren (KTM) to take the title in the

Ladies Class with Yanke Pieterse (KTM),

who won three times, third. Riaan Prinsloo

(Yamaha) took the Silver Class Inter

Provincial Challenge title ahead of SJ

Bester (VANS Racing Division KTM) with

Hume Schönfeldt (Yamaha) third.

KTM won the coveted Manufacturer’s

Award ahead of Yamaha (second);

Husqvarna (third); Sherco (fourth after their

first season); Kawasaki and Honda.

In the quad category, two former Dakar

Rally participants won national titles.

Hannes Saaijman (Yamaha), who finished

in the top ten in the Dakar Rally in 2015,

took the National Quad Championship title

despite missing the opening round. He

was followed by Johan Oosthuizen (VANS

Racing Division Yamaha), who made his

debut in the national series this year with

André Park (Yamaha) rounding off the

podium after winning the opening round,

but then experiencing some problems

during the season and could not finish two

events.

Gideon Jacobs (KTM) also won once

and finished fourth with the defending

champion, Brian Baragwanath (Proudly

Bidvest Yamaha) fifth after only competing

twice before an elbow injury in Botswana

resulted in him having to call it a day to the

rest of the season.

George Twigge (Yamaha), who made

the halfway mark at the Dakar Rally earlier

this year, added a third Master Quad

Class Championship to claim a hat trick of

national titles. Stef Bester (VANS Racing

Division Yamaha) scored five podium

positions to finish as the runner-up after

his first national season with another

newcomer to the national series, Pierre van

Heerden (Honda) third. Motsumi Lekone

and Milton Thesen, both on Yamahas,

finished fourth and fifth respectively.

Morné Jansen van Vuren (Yamaha)

took the High School title ahead of the

defending champion, Keenan Hammon

(Yamaha), who was injured halfway

through the season while Megan Stander

(Yamaha) was third.

Yamaha is the winners of the

Manufacturer’s Award followed by Honda

and Suzuki.

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Some pics from the Adventure Co’s Maluti Mountain ride last month. Not racing, seriously social

with some pretty tough sections chucked in for the guys and gals.

“ Best weekend ever and such awesome photos! Thank you all!”

Lots of riding is planned for 2107, starting with the Waterberg mountain Ride at the end of

January. Swazi Mangala long weekend 27th April, a spectacular circular route through

beautiful Swaziland. Tri nations, Durban to JHB in the dirt - and plenty in between.

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