RideFast Magazine June 2019


SA's best motorcycle magazine




Rob Portman


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Glenn Foley


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Sean Hendley



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Sheridan Morais

Brad Binder

Darryn Binder

Gerrit Erasmus

GP Fever.de

Eugene Liebenberg

Niel Philipson

Greg Moloney

Daniella Kerby

Michael Powell

Brian Cheyne

Donovan Fourie

Shaun Portman

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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

today’s world.

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

tough times.

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

Podcasts with

Donovan Fourie,

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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