RideFast Magazine June 2019


SA's best motorcycle magazine

Words by Rob Portman / Pics by Gerrit Erasmus & Daniella Kerby


On Saturday the 11th of May,

Toby Venter and his team from

Ducati SA held a farewell “Ducati

Day” to say thank you to all

their loyal customers who have

supported them over the past

6 years, a period in which they

managed to put over 1600 new

and used Ducati’s on to SA’s

roads and racetracks.

Riding a Ducati around Kyalami - there is

nothing better on this planet to do! There

is no bigger bragging rights than having a

picture of oneself riding their Ducati around

Kyalami framed and displayed in ones

house, bar or man cave.

Ducati SA is going through a transition

period with Toby Venter and his team now

handing the reins over to new owner Mr

Jos Matthysen.

Ducati owners from all over the land

were invited to experience the thrill that

is riding the Kyalami circuit on their own

Ducati machines. Hundreds of die-hard

fans and owners rocked up and lit up

the Kyalami pits and track with a sea of

gorgeous red Italian machines - a truly

breathtaking sight and sound!

A wide range of machines turned up -

from Cafe Racers to Multistrada’s - but no

doubt the 3 new Panigale V4R’s stole all

eyes and ears the most. I was amazed to

see so many V4 machines - base, S and

R models. I thought times were tough...?

In the end it was a great day filled with

great people on their great bikes. A truly

exotic day enjoyed by all that were lucky

enough to crack an invite.

I was one of those lucky few and what

made it even better was the two machines

I got to test on the day... (Parental Advisory

advised over following 8 pages).


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