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I type this as I’m about to climb onto a plane and head
off to Port Elizabeth to commentate on some Endurance
sport car racing – yes, I do 4-wheels stuff as well.
Another busy month has come and gone and we have
managed to cook up another top-quality issue for you. In
a recent review done by RacerZone RideFast magazine
was once again voted the best motorcycle magazine in
SA. We are very proud of this and this is the 2nd time
we have won this award. Big thanks to all that voted and
supported and if you haven’t seen it go to the RacerZone
Facebook page and check out the overall review – makes
for a good read.
What really sets us apart from the rest and puts us on
top of the tree is the exclusive content we are able to
get our hands on. I have now been doing RideFast
(formally MCSA) since 2009 and along the way have been
lucky enough to meet some readers with very special
motorcycles. Over time those readers have become really
good friends of mine and we have managed to build up
strong, trusting relationships, something that is so vital in
Last month we were the only magazine to bring you the
test on Ducati’s new V4R and this month, one month
ahead of schedule, we bring you part 2 of a 4-part test.
We test the V4R up against its bigger brother the V4S.
A great test which I was able to pull off at the recent
Ducati Day held at Kyalami. Speaking of Ducati, the
Italian brand now has a new offi cial importer here in SA.
Toby venter and his team have handed the reins over to
Mr. Jos Matthysen, a very passionate biker and Ducati
fan so the brand is very much in good hands. The new
dealership will be situated in Centurion as part of a 3-level
motorcycling paradise called “The World of Motorcycling”.
The offi cial launch of the store happens literally as we go
to print with this issue, so we will bring you all the info and
pics from the launch in our next issue. It’s just great to
see positive steps being made in the industry, despite the
Our cover story this month comes from the ever-growing
Monocle Racing Series, which is gathering more and
more popularity by the day. It’s proved to be a wellworthy
way to go racing that’s affordable, fun and most
importantly, safe. We took our Honda CBR1000RR
and fi tted it with the new BATT UHP slick tyres and let
Shaun go have some fun out at Phakisa. Lots of things
are happening on our CBR1000RR machine with some
awesome new parts being fi tted. And just wait and see
what we have going on for next month…
As I said I am literally climbing on a plane so will have
to keep this month’s column short and sweet. I will
however have time to announce the winner of the
Scorpion EXO Combat lid we ran in last month’s issue.
Readers were asked to read the world launch test I did
on the new Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 and name the 3
stores mentioned that stock the new Jet styled lid from
Scorpion. I was overwhelmed by the response we got
and very surprised that every entry got the answers right
– well done all, proves that you can and do like to read
this fi ne magazine.
And the winner is… Mr. Justin Stevens.
Congratulations Justin, no doubt you are going to love
your new Scorpion lid.
Big thanks again to all who entered and to Henderson
racing Products for the awesome prize. Make sure you
check out another really exciting comp we feature in this
issue, where you could win a brand-new Yamaha R1, or
a Rossi Replica AGV lid or VR46 hamper.
Don’t miss it!
Until next month make sure
you subscribe to my
YouTube channel and
check out my product
reviews, bike tests
and Talking MotoGP
who by the way put
together such an
amazing article on
the VR46 Academy
– trust me you are
going to love it!!!
Ok I have to go,
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