RideFast August 2019


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Winter from Fire It Up!

Husqvarna updates FS 450

competition supermoto.

We’re not talking a massive upgrade

here – the compact, thumb-start, singlecylinder

motocross motor still makes the

same impressive 63 horses it used to,

and weight remains at the same 102.8

kg it rolled out at last year. Wheels are still

Alpina lace-ups, with Bridgestone slicks,

and a savage Brembo brake on the front

for your stoppying pleasure.

The main thing that’s changed is the

suspension, which gets a similar refresh

to everything coming out of KTM or

Husqvarna to the latest and greatest WP

gear – in this case, 48 mm XACT upsidedown

forks and shock, offering 279 and

267 mm of luxurious travel, respectively.

The FS 450 runs traction and launch

control, as well as multiple engine mode

maps to help keep it as controllable as


If you haven’t experienced the exhilaration

of riding a supermoto on a tight track, you

really owe it to yourself to fi nd a way to

get yourself onto one. So light, so squishy

and so prone to wheelies, stoppies,

slides, blackies and all manner of other

shenanigans, they bring the constant

frenetic activity of dirt bike riding onto the

tarmac with supernatural levels of grip

and fl ickability. That is to say, more thrills

per kay than a superbike, in a cheaper,

lighter package that’s also a ton less

expensive to crash.

The track-special FS 450 is, Husky says,

the only supermoto you can race straight

out of the box these days, and it looks

the absolute bee’s knees. If you buy one,

we’d love a few laps.

The new 2020 FS450 is set to hit

Husqvarna dealers showroom fl oors

this September so make sure you get in

contact and book yours now.

Never has it been a better time to buy a brand new Kawasaki

from Fire It Up!

For peace of mind, every new bike sold comes with a free

two-year service plan, exclusive to Fire It Up!, covering every

mechanical and electrical part on the motorcycle.

For performance, every new bike will be fitted with a Rapid

Bike Easy electronic module worth R3,500. This amazing

little unit can be fitted without cutting into any wires and

optimises the air/fuel ratio to improve engine efficiency plus

smooth out and boost the power delivery due to the current

emission restrictions on new


For safety and warmth, every

new bike sold at Fire It Up in

June, July and August comes

with a free winter riding jacket

worth R2,500. Even more

reasons to head to Fire It Up!

Call 011 467 0737.

Fire It Up! Launches #TRUST100

Motorcycle Mechanical

Protection Product.

You don’t spend 15 years in the motorcycle industry,

buying and selling motorcycles, and talking and listening to

customers without learning what does and doesn’t work

and what people do and don’t want. If you’re clever, you’ll

learn to innovate to keep pace with the changing times to

make buying, owning and selling a motorcycle easier and

more affordable, and work hard to gain – and keep – your

customers’ trust.

That is why Fire It Up! Motorcycles in Fourways is introducing

the #TRUST100 product.

New motorcycles come with a limited mechanical warranty.

Once that has expired, repairs can be prohibitively expensive.

Normal after-market warranties cover most major items but

cost an arm and a leg.

Fire It Up! has been working with leading insurance and

finance companies to bring a product to market that offers

motorcyclists peace of mind with real value for money. Called

the #TRUST100, the number relates to the amount of cover

you will receive; R100,000. This is applied where needed;

for example, R50,000 to cover the cost of an engine rebuild,

R30,000 for a gearbox and R20,000 for fuel and electronics.

These are figures that accurately represent the real world

costs of repairs to these major components.

Normally, such a warranty would cost in excess of R10,000.

But, by cutting out all commissions and despite increasing

the scope of the cover, #TRUST100 will cost an incredible

R1,999. Cover lasts for one year or 20,000kms, whichever

comes first, and can be extended at the end of each year or

multiple years bought at inception.

Almost every bike sold at Fire It Up is immediately eligible

to add the cover as an optional extra; owners of bikes not

bought from Fire It Up! but who would like to purchase the

cover must take the motorcycle to Performance Technic in

Kyalami for a Quality Service Check before cover can be


Full details and T&Cs available on request from Fire It Up!

Watch the press for launch dates of revolutionary finance

offers that are set to change the motorcycle industry for


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