All the NEWS proudly brought to you by HJC HELMETS Ducati SA gets new importer and exciting new premises. Ducati announces new distributor for South Africa, which will be situated in a massive dealership based in Pretoria. After a successful reorganisation of the Ducati brand in South Africa under the guidance of LSM Distributors, an agreement has been reached with MFE Motors (Pty) Ltd led by Mr. Jos Matthysen - to acquire the distribution rights for Ducati in the region. Jos is a successful businessman with a long time passion for Ducati brand. In a recent statement, Mr. Toby Venter, CEO of LSM Distributors said: “We looked closely at possible suitors to build on the solid foundation we have established over the past 5 years. We are confi dent that MFE Motors will build on this strong foundation, continuing the service and distribution network that Ducati customers deserve. Jos Matthysen has demonstrated enthusiasm and business expertise, a combination that is sure to succeed for Ducati”. “We look forward to developing the iconic Ducati and Ducati Scrambler brands in the South African market, proudly taking care of current and future owners’ community”, concluded Jos Matthysen, Director of MFE Motors. The new Ducati SA premises will be situated at the World of Motorcycling building in Centurion Pretoria - 120 Akkerboom Street (old Executive Cars building) - a three level massive all-in-one motorcycle dealership featuring Ducati as the main feature on the fi rst level, Kawasaki Centurion on the 2nd level and Sherco motorcycles and accessories on the 3rd level. The new Ducati importers have already brought in over 15million Rands worth of stock, including some more V4R’s. They will also feature the full range of Ducati spares, accessories and clothing while a nine bench workshop has been setup to cater for all service and repair needs. The offi cial launch of the new shop is happening as we type this (1st June) and we will feature the full review in next months issue. For now if you would like further information please contact MFE Motors (Pty) Ltd sales department: Roy 084 729 9452 or Bruce 074 261 6872. Primrose M/C turns 50. In this month of June2019 Primrose Motorcycles celebrates its milestone 50th anniversary. The renowned dealership started trading in 1969 by Chicco Gasparini and Tony Liberatore. PMCC have had the honour in dealing with many brands over the years but in the last 30 odd year’s have been loyal to: Suzuki, Kawasaki, Aeon, SYM and including Puzey products over the last few years. They attribute their long history and success mainly to after sales service, relationships with old and new customers, of which they greatly appreciate. In the photo’s – PMCC in 1971, and current premises revamped in 2018. Some of the staff have been with them on average 35 years. They extend their gratitude to all their customer’s from past and present and hope to continue for more years to come. Pay them a visit to reminisce the years and check out any specials they have in store. Contact them on (011) 828 9091. VR46 merch now on takealot.com Finally, the new all Valentino Rossi fans have been waiting for. A full range of official VR46 apparel and merch is now available for purchase on takealot.com. There are some great deals on currently with up to 40% off selected items so we suggest you hurry along to the site and get some new gear now. If you feel like seeing and feeling the new range in person then pop into the World of Yamaha Concept store and see the full range, along with Maverick Vinales, SKY VR46 and Yamaha gear. 10 RIDEFAST MAGAZINE JUNE 2019
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