SuperBike Magazine July 2020

SuperBikeMag

The July issue is packed with awesome content to keep you busy over the remaining days of July. We are hard at work putting our August issue to bed!

JULY

2020

YOUR INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED MAGAZINE • WWW.SUPERBIKEMAG.CO.ZA

WIN A

SYM CROX

SCOOTER

LOCAL TEST

BMW R 1250 RT

SEE HOW INSIDE

LOCAL TEST

YAMAHA MT09

TURBO

CHARGED

SUZUKI B-KING

TRIUMPH SPEED TRIPLE

FIRST

LOOK

DUCATI

HYPERMOTARD

950 RVE

BIKE

BUYER’S

GUIDE

FIRST RIDE

KTM 1290

SUPER DUKE GT

THE

HISTORY

OF THE

SOUTHERN

100 RACES

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW


ducati.co.za

Multistrada 950 S

Fun and versatile

The Multistrada 950 is the ideal motorcycle for experiencing and enjoying the beauty of travelling

every day thanks to the mix of Ducati riding pleasure and versatility that make it perfect for every

use. The low weight, reduced seat height (840 mm) and 19” front wheel ensure agility and ease of

riding, while advanced technology ensures maximum safety and comfort in all conditions.

For the 2021 Model year, the Multistrada 950 S introduces the new “GP White” livery inspired by

the MotoGP racing bike, which joins the classic Ducati Red version.

Based on a colour scheme that alternates between white and grey while maintaining the

distinctive Ducati touch with some red accents on the frame and in the graphics on the alloy rims,

this new version adds a sporty flair to the 950 S Multistrada, making elegance, flow and balance

of the lines one of its strengths.


ducati.co.za

PANIGALE V2

The Red Essence.

In White.

The colour range of the Panigale V2 consists of the classic, sporty monochrome Ducati Red and the

new White Rosso livery where the purity of Star White Silk is interrupted by the energy of Ducati Red

on the rims, the front air inlets and the deflector on the upper half fairing

The twin-cylinder Panigale has a completely new look and refined electronics thanks to the use of the

Inertial Platform, and is even better performing and safer on the track, not to mention fully exploitable

and enjoyable on the road thanks to a more comfortable seat and revised suspension setup.

Its name lets the lovers of Borgo Panigale twin-cylinders know that the model is powered by the 955

cm³ Superquadro.


WELCOME TO THE JULY ISSUE

Life is slowly getting

back to normal and

surprisingly the biking

world has had two months of

good sales. It could be a thing

of “stop dreaming and go buy

that damn motorcycle” where

guys that were at home during

lock down that were teetering

on the edge of buying a bike or

not now got prompted to just

go out and do it. You live once

and you must live it well. Let’s

hope like Miguel from RAD

says, it’s not like a dam wall

breaking, it’s a big flood now

but then nothing afterwards? I

don’t think he is right, us South

Africans are resilient people

and we are survivors and it’s

actually great to see how communities

have stood together.

As I type this I’m getting ready

to go and drop off blankets with

the guys from FAST to needy

people we see in and around

JHB. We just all need to do our

part and being a sympathetic

human is a good start. And you

know with some adversities

comes other opportunities

which got me thinking.

Is this not the start we have

all been waiting for, I have

spoken about it many times

before, but why is everybody not

commuting on small motorcycles

like they do in Asia and the

rest of Africa for that matter?

And is this Covid epidemic not

the exact force majeure we

have all been waiting for? Think

about it, by far the biggest part

of our working economy travels

to work and back in a taxi, 10

to 20 people sitting in a close

proximity to one another, and it

would seem quite often without

masks, so the question has to

be asked. If you could for the

same amount of money that

you are spending on a taxi every

month (R700 would seem to be

the average), spend on a HP

with the bank on a motorcycle.

Are you not making it safer

for yourself and your family?

I mean from your home (you

don’t have to walk down to a

taxi rank) you put on your helmet

(mask), cut through traffic

and voila, you are at work in

a fraction of the time it would

of taken you previously and in

a much less exposed manner

to the virus as what you did

before. Add to this that you pick

someone up that lives close to

you and give them a lift to and

from work also in safety and

charge them the normal fee

they would of paid the taxi and

you pay off your little bike in no

time. I really think this is our

opportunity to get the population

riding. Just look at how

many more Uber Eat and Mr D

little bikes you see on the road,

there is a new industry starting

and we should ride this wave.

It’s inevitable and it’s coming,

we just need to make sure we

are on it and feed it.

On that matter, once a biker

always a biker, and by that I

mean, I have spoken to so many

people who rode a little while

they were younger than got

married and had kids, put bikes

on the back burner and now all

of a sudden are back into it so

sorry for the years they have

lost. What I’m meaning with

this is that us as the people

living and feeding off the industry

need to get more bums on

seats just to try it again a little,

never mind about selling the

same person a bike every two

years, let’s rather have a concerted

effort in getting people

who have not been riding for a

while back on the bikes again.

Spending time on a bike riding

around experiencing the freedom

is therapy for your soul.

You will never see a bike parked

outside a Psychiatrists office.

On that point, we have a

few interesting articles in this

month’s issue. Starting off with

some road tests, Yamaha MT09,

KTM 1290 GT, BMW R 1250RT and

then some interesting Turbo bikes

from Fast by Neels. We then introduce

a new contributor on our MotoGP side

going forward, Simon Patterson. He

has unbelievable access to riders and

background stories so have a read

on his Lorenzo interview, we are very

excited to have him on board. As July

was going to be our Isle of Man month

story and it did not happen, we bring

you the history of the Southern 100

also run on the island two weeks after

the IOM. The difference is it is a mass

start, the pics we got were very old so

we have made it look like an old story

book. It’s a fascinating read.

For all you guys who are avid

MotoGP and WSBK lovers, we include

the new calendars for you to follow

for the rest of the year, it’s going to be

busy. I can’t wait.

So till next, go out there and ride that

damn motorcycle.

Clinton Pienaar

MONTHLY

CONTENT

CONTRIBUTORS

Bill Hunter

Adam Child

Roland Brown

Mat Oxley

Wes Reyneke

Michael Nicolaou

Michael Mann

Phil West

Publishing Director / Editor

Clinton Pienaar

082 887 2053 | clinton@superbikemag.co.za

Advert Sales

Daniel Pienaar

011 791 4611 | advertising@superbikemag.co.za

Subscriptions

Daniel Pienaar

011 791 4611 | subs@superbikemag.co.za

General Queries

Bellindah gama

011 791 4611 | b.gama@superbikemag.co.za

Letters

Clinton Pienaar

082 887 2053 | clinton@superbikemag.co.za

Q+A

Daniel Pienaar

011 791 4611 | daniel@superbikemag.co.za

@SUPERBIKEMAGAZINESA

@SUPERBIKEMAGAZINE


SPECIAL FINANCE OFFER

KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R

FROM R 3,899

PER MONTH*

Foto: R. Schedl

START NOW

OWNING THE BEAST 3.O HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER.

Retail price

Monthly instalment

Interest rate

Term

Deposit

Balloon payment

R 265,999

R 3,899

7.89%

60 months

R 26,600

R 79,800

Principal debt

Total cost of credit

Initiation (included in instalment)

Service fee (included in instalment)

R 240,607

R 309,824

R 1,208

R 69

*Finance offer valid from 1 June 2020 until 31 August 2020 on all new, in-stock 1290 Super Duke R 2020 models, while stocks last,

at all participating KTM dealers. All information with the proviso that mistakes, printing, setting and typing errors may occur. Please

consult your local dealer for further details and tailor made offers. Terms and Conditions apply. Finance is subject to approval and

client risk profile. Initiation fee and service fee may be applicable.

KTM Finance, a product of WesBank - a division of First Rand Bank Ltd. Registered Bank. An Authorised Financial Services and

Registered Credit Provider. NCRCP20.


6DUCATI HYPERMOTARD 950 SVE

MONTHLY REGULARS

6 NEWS

16 SUPER STUFF

80 LETTERS

88 BIKE BUYER’S GUIDE

FEATURES

28

KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT

32 BMW R 1250 RT

38 TURBO CHARGED BIKES

42 SOUTHERN 100 HISTORY

58 CUSTOM BMW BUILD

63 2020 MOTOGP AND WORLDSBK DATES

68 SEMA CUSTOMS

70 HONDA NSR500 FROM BACK IN THE DAY

74 JORGE LORENZO INTERVIEW

22

LOCAL TEST

YAMAHA MT-09


NEWS


The Hypermotard 950 RVE is characterized by a

livery called “Graffiti” that is inspired by street

art. The bike builds on the success achieved in

2019, especially on social media, by the Hypermotard

950 Concept presented at the prestigious

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.

Wanting to transfer the same manufacturing

quality of the concept bike from which it derives

to the production motorcycle, it was necessary

in the painting phases, to employ highly skilled

labour, use very low thickness decals and adopt a

particularly long and complex process. The result

is comparable to that of an airbrushed bodywork.

Not only graphics, but also a standard equipment

upgrade for this new version. The electronic

package of the Hypermotard 950 RVE is enhanced

by the Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Up and Down

EVO, which is added to the components already

present in the standard version, namely Bosch

Cornering ABS with Slide by Brake function (in

setting 1), Ducati Traction Control Evo (DTC EVO)

and Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO.

The Hypermotard 950 is the fun-bike par excellence

of the Ducati range and is designed to

guarantee a high level of fun and control while

riding. The aggressive design of the bike, inspired

by the motard look, revolves around the twin

exhausts under the seat and the smaller superstructures

that leave the mechanical components

visible, including the trellis rear frame that

communicates lightness and essentiality. Ergonomics

ensure the rider maximum responsiveness

in all conditions. The seat is flat, particularly

tapered to ensure wide movement and allows you

to touch the ground with ease.

The Hypermotard 950 RVE is powered by the

twin-cylinder 937 cc Testastretta 11° engine,

which with its 114 hp at 9,000 rpm and 9.8 kgm of

torque, of which over 80% is already available at

3,000 rpm, is the perfect engine to offer maximum

fun both in sports riding on the track or

on roads full of curves and in everyday riding on

urban stretches.

At the top of the Hypermotard 950 range is

the Hypermotard 950 SP with racing graphics

and Öhlins suspension with increased travel,

Marchesini forged rims and Ducati Quick Shift

(DQS) Up and Down EVO.


NEWS

Braam Smit new General

Manager at Ducati South

Africa

The winds of change have been blowing

at Ducati during this Covid 19 shut down,

and one of the most notable is the appointment

of Braam Smith to the General

Manager position. Braam is known for

is absolute passion for all things two

wheels although we here at the Super-

Bike office know his blood has always

been BMW blue. He has in fact worked for

that brand for the last 19 years. Speaking

to the man his feeling was that the timing

for where he is in his life is spot on and

that he is up for the challenge. Exciting

news is that they are close to finalising a

premises in Cape Town as well so things

are looking good for Ducati.

On a side note, Braam’s reputation for

customer satisfaction and relationship

building within the biking world precedes

him, he is a straight up bloke with many

deals done on a hand shake, much like

boss man Jos Matthysen. The future is

looking bright for Ducati and these tw

make a formidable team.

Two more appointments are Inge

Scheepers for all Ducati events and

marketing exercises and Michael Powell

who will concentrate on 2nd hand motorcycles

at World of Motorcycles which

is based on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the

same premises in Centurion.


MotoGP Holeshot

device

Holeshot Device. 2019 saw an old technology

make its way to #MotoGP. Holeshot

devices have been used in racing for

years but on dirt, not on tarmac! In Grand

Prix racing they've only become common

since the tail end of 2018. But what is a

holeshot device?

Holeshot devices help a rider to get a

better start by changing the bikes geometry!

In MotoGP there are two different

systems in use, those that change the rear

end of the bike and those than change the

front end of the bike.

Ducati was the first to use one of

these devices, with their device lowering

the rear end of the bike so that it squats

lower, allowing the rider to accelerate

harder off the line. It's activated by a

small wing nut on the triple clap, whereas

Aprilia, who brought there device next,

push a small lever under the handlbar.

However, their device changes the front

end. They hold the front suspension down,

much like in motocross, bring the bikes

centre of gravity down, again allowing the

rider to accelerate harder.

Holeshot devices are not the be-all

and end-all of getting the perfect start.

While they help to reduce wheelie off the

line and get a faster start, they only reduce

it and do not stop it entirely so rider

control with the clutch, throttle and body

position is still extremely important!

Something for the

Southern 100 fans

With the absence of Road Racing this year, Greenlight Television

with support of The Southern 100, will be broadcasting their

first Live King of the Roads chat show “Southern 100 Champions

and Moore” on Friday 10th July at 7.00pm. The event will be

broadcast live on The King Of The Roads and Southern 100 Facebook

pages as well as the King of the Roads YouTube channel

and their website: www.kingoftheroads.tv/southern-100

The event will be hosted by Dave Moore and will feature

guests such as Southern 100 stars Dean Harrison, Dominic Herbertson

and Jamie Coward as well as Sidecar champions Pete

Founds and Jevan Walmsley. Dave Moore and guests will revisit

races from over the years as well as answering questions from

the fans.

Southern 100’s Press & Media Liaison Officer, Phil Edge

commented “The decision to cancel the 2020 Isle of Man Steam

Packet Company Southern 100 Road Races left a massive void

not only in the organisers calendar, but also the many thousands

of fans who travel to the Isle of Man annually to watch

the friendly races each July.

We are extremely grateful to Greenlight Television for

offering us the opportunity to bring some of the Southern 100

atmosphere to the many friends and fans of the races to try

and fill the gap left with no racing on the Colas Billown Course

this year and we look forward to welcoming friends old and

new back in 2021.”

Greenlight Television’s Rob Hurdman has said “We always

love working on the Southern 100 and its absence has left a

huge hole in the calendar this year, so we’re extremely happy

to be able to bring this show to the dedicated fans of the event.

We also hope to bring Road Racing fans a live chat show from

other events that should have featured in King of the Roads

2020

Clarens Bike Fest postponed in

accordance with Disaster Management Act

On Sunday, 15 March 2020, president Cyril Ramaphosa addressed

the nation regarding COVID- 19, announcing that a National State

of Disaster has been implemented. As a way to minimise the

spread of the disease, all gatherings of more than 100 people

have been cancelled.

In accordance with the Disaster Management Act and current

lockdown regulations, the organisers of Clarens Bike Fest

together with all the sponsors and our partners, after extensive

discussions with the relative government departments have

been forced to announce that the event, scheduled to take place

in Clarens from Friday, 24 to Sunday, 26 July, shall be postponed

until further notice.

Vicky Wentzel, owner of Wozani Africa Events and co-founder

of Africa Bike Week & South Coast Bike Fest, stated:

“It is unfortunate that this highly-anticipated event has to be

cancelled, but, in light of the global pandemic, it is undoubtedly

the right decision. The

priority for all our events is the health and safety of the attendees

and participants”.

We have also made the difficult decision to cancel the

Ballito Bike Fest ( 4-6 September) & Langebaan Bike Fest (

23-25 October) for 2020, and fully concentrate all our attention

and efforts on making our postponed Clarens Bike Festival

happen in 2020.

Currently refunds will not be made to any ticket holders of

Clarens Bike Fest, but all tickets will be valid for the postponed

show which we are hoping will take place later this year. The

event program having already having been finalised, with the

hope that the event would have taken place in July 2020 is ready

to be rolled out as soon as we can get the required government

permission to go forward with the event. For any enquires, contact

hello@bikefestsa.co.za.

We would like to thank all Sponsors, Guests, Vendors and

Partners for their understanding and support during this difficult

time, which unfortunately has hit the entertainment industry the

hardest almost crippling it. We promise to be back bigger, better

and stronger than ever before and looking forward to delivering a

world class event as soon as possible.

Please visit www.bikefestsa.co.za or ‘Bike Fest SA’ Facebook

and Instagram pages for all the latest updates.


NEWS

Fire It Up moves to new

Bryanston store

Fire It Up Motorcycles, South Africa’s

largest-selling motorcycle dealership,

has made the long-awaited move

from Fourways to its new home on

Main Road in Bryanston between

Sandton Clinic and Grosvenor Crossing.

The new store offers a unique buying

experience starting with a larger

floor space that increases from the

previous store’s 1600 square metres

to 4000 square metres distributed

throughout three storeys. The main

Fire It Up showroom has more access

to motorcycles and more comfortable

browsing. At the same time, sales

desks are a thing of the past with

showroom staff instead using iPads

to formulate the best deals while

customers relax on couches and

cocktail-style tables.

Fire It Up also remains South

Africa’s largest buyer of motorcycles,

and the buying process has also seen

a revamp with a smoother, more

streamlined experience for sellers

bringing their bikes to the store for a

valuation. Fire It Up’s famous “same

day cash in your account” policy is still

proudly in effect.

For buyers or sellers who are not

able to visit the store in person, the

successful Fastrack facility is available

whereby entire deals are handled

remotely through phone calls and

online communication. Call or email

the store for more details.

Like the showroom, the new

accessories department has been expanded

with a greater variety of goods

for an even more extensive range of

rider needs, especially off-road riders

who can now enjoy a far more comprehensive

range of gear.

The new restaurant with an eat-in

area is serving cooked food with a

house barista offering a range of

quality coffees. To add to the social

experience, the restaurant will feature

screens that will show MotoGP

rounds, workshop evenings and movie

nights.

There’s more good news coming

soon for the off-road fraternity – a new

off-road and adventure demo track

next to the store is coming where customers

may test ride the performance

of dirt bike and adventure machines.

This is an exciting prospect for dirt and

adventure enthusiasts who usually do

not have that option when buying their

off-road capable machines.

All services and repairs will happen

in-house thanks to the new, larger

Fire It Up workshop with more staff

and even better equipment. The Performance

Technic facility is moving

from its Kyalami premises and will be

incorporated into the Bryanston store,

including the famous dynamometer

facility and the range of Rapid

Bike and Sprint Filter performance

products.

The new Fire It Up boasts a larger

parking area for customers, plus an

outside area that will be used as a

Sunday Motorcycle Market. Anyone

wishing to sell motorcycles, spares,

products and other motorcycle

merchandise will be able to display

their goods to the public every Sunday.

Details about the Sunday Motorcycle

Market will be coming soon.

The Bryanston store will serve as

the new home for the popular Fire It

Up Club. It will be the starting point

for Club rides and will be the venue for

various other club social events. Keep

an eye out for updates and more good

news from the Fire It Up Club.

The new store is already up and

running, but there will be a Grand

Opening event on 1 August that will include

several huge prizes to be given

away on the day. To be eligible, make

your way to the store and take a photo

with Berto in front of the MotoGP Wall,

then post it on Facebook or Instagram

using the hashtag #FireItUpBryanston.

The winners will be announced at the

launch event.

Keep an eye on Fire It Up social

media platforms for more good news

from the new store.

Fire It Up contacts:

Tel: 011 467 0737

Web: https://www.fireitup.co.za

Email: info@fireitup.co.za

Facebook: https://www.facebook.

com/FireItUpMotorcycles/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.

com/fireitup4ways/

New address:

1 Halifax Street

Bryanston

Sandton


THE MASTER OF

ADVENTURE

INTRODUCING THE ALL-NEW

NOW AVAILABLE!

Release your inhibitions and go out in the wild.

The adventurous spirit of the new generation

V-STROM 1050/XT with its intelligent

functionality gives you limitless potential.

Go beyond your boundaries and dive into your

next adventure with the V-STROM 1050/XT

EXPAND YOUR HORIZON.

www.suzukimotorcycle.co.za suzuki_motorcycle_s.a @MotorcycleSA


NEWS

First Look

ALL-NEW KAWASAKI

CROSS COUNTRY MODELS

The championship-proven technology

of KX race machines has now been

purposely tuned for offroad competition.

Kawasaki is proud to announce

allnew race ready off-road KX XC

models with the allnew 2021 KX-

250XC and KX450XC models.

As a brand that has a rich history

in off-road racing with more than 25

championships in WORCS, National

Hare & Hound, GNCC, and Endurocross

over the past 20 years, there’s no

denying the all-new KX XC models are

powered by technology that hails from

a legacy of champions.

The KX250XC and KX450XC share

many winning traits with their motocross

counterparts including the engine,

frame, chassis, and styling, paired

with unique cross-country tuning and

settings such as suspension settings,

gearing, off-road 21”/18” wheel combination,

Dunlop Geomax AT81 tires,

brake components, skid plate, and

kickstand. The softer suspension settings

and shorter gearing ratio help to

create the optimal handling off-road

race package for the KX XC lineup.

Developed to dominate off-road

racecourses in both the forest and the

cross country, the KX XC lineup offers

riders an arsenal of factory-style features

along with the dominant engine

and chassis performance right off the

showroom floor.

We hope these machines arrive

in SA quite soon as the cross country

market in SA needs a bit more green

thrown in the mix.


Photo Credit:

Markus Berger

Red Bull Content Pool

MotoGP

A QUICK CATCH UP WITH

BRAD BINDER

Q: How have you kicked back into

gear training-wise and how does your

current training differ from what you

were doing in Moto2?

A: The training never really stopped at

all, the only thing that was challenging

was the riding obviously. So, at

the moment I’ve been trying to ride as

much as possible, to try get as much

time on the bike as I can, just to try to

get into that real riding fitness that I

had before and that’s all come back

already and I feel quite comfortable

on the bike.

For the MotoGP bike, I’ve been trying

do a little more strength work, try pick

up a little bit more weight and get a

little bit stronger. So far, I’ve picked

up almost 4kgs from the end of the

Moto2 season last year. I find the

MotoGP bikes to be super physical

compared to the Moto2 and it’s going

to take some getting used to.


NEWS

WorldSBK

VAN DER MARK

SIGNS FOR BMW

Innovative

THE NEW BMW MOTORRAD

ACTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (ACC)

Relaxed cruising with active cruise

control, without having to manually

adapt to the driving speed

of the vehicle in front – already

available in cars now for many

years, but not the standard in motorcycles

to date. However, with

the Active Cruise Control (ACC),

BMW Motorrad will soon offer this

type of rider assistance system,

thus providing motorcyclists with

a completely new, comfortable

riding experience.

The new BMW Motorrad Active

Cruise Control (ACC). Cruise control

with distance control for maximum

comfort and best possible

safety when riding a motorcycle.

ACC is a novel rider assistance

system that was developed in cooperation

with the partner, Bosch.

The many years of experience with

passenger car driver assistance

systems of both companies could

be applied selectively here and

used for motorcycle applications.

The new ACC provides maximum

comfort for the demanding touring

motorcyclist by automatically

regulating the speed set by the

rider and the distance to the

vehicle driving in front. The system

automatically regulates the vehicle

speed when the distance to

the vehicle in front is reduced and

keeps the distance defined by the

rider. This distance can be varied

in three stages. Both the riding

speed as well as the distance to

the vehicle in front can be set

conveniently using a button. The

individual settings are displayed

on the TFT instrument cluster. The

new BMW Motorrad ACC has two

selectable control characteristics:

comfortable or dynamic, in which

the acceleration and deceleration

behaviour is changed accordingly.

The distance control can also be

deactivated in order to be able to

use the Dynamic Cruise Control

(DCC).

When cornering, the speed

is automatically reduced by the

ACC if required and a comfortable

lean angle is aimed at. With an

increasing lean angle, however,

the braking and acceleration

dynamics are limited in order to

maintain a stable rideability and

not to unsettle the rider by abrupt

braking or acceleration. The BMW

Motorrad ACC is a rider assistance

system that leaves the responsibility

with the rider and allows

him to intervene at all times. That

is also because the new ACC only

responds to moving vehicles.

Stationary vehicles – like at the

end of a traffic jam or at traffic

lights – are are not considered. In

such cases, the rider has to do the

braking.

Having confirmed his departure from the

PATA YAMAHA WorldSBK Official Team at

the end of the 2020 MOTUL FIM Superbike

World Championship season, Michael van

der Mark’s future is secure as he readies to

join the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team from

2021. The Dutchman has previously raced for

Honda and Yamaha and now looks to bring his

versatility to the German manufacturer, who

returned to the Championship as a factory

effort in 2019.

Michael van der Mark’s career has been

illustrious already and the 27-year-old from

Gouda has plenty to look forward to. His first

major success came in 2012, when he was

the FIM European Superstock 600 Champion.

A podium in his first WorldSSP race in 2013

confirmed his potential, before he took the

Championship a year later; both Championships

achieved with Honda. He stepped

into the WorldSBK class for Pata Ten Kate

Honda in 2015 and took a first podium at

Assen, before going on to build on that form

in 2016, taking his first – and so far, – only pole

position, six podiums and fourth overall in the

standings.

2017 welcomed a new challenge however,

as he joined the Pata Yamaha squad, taking

a first podium at Portimao and sixth overall

in the Championship. 2018 was his best

season however, with his first wins coming

in astonishing fashion; securing the double

at Donington Park, the 2014 World Supersport

Champion became the first Dutch WorldSBK

race winner and ended Yamaha’s seven year

wait for victory. Third overall coming into

2019, van der Mark took another win at Jerez

before finishing a solid fourth overall, narrowly

pipped by teammate Alex Lowes. In 2020,

he’s already been a race leader and vows to

continue to fight for wins and ultimately, the

2020 crown.


SUPER

STUFF

S-M 10 FLASH HELMET

This helmet is exclusively for KTM by Alpinestars. 100% carbon producing

a helmet that only weighs 1250g. The S-M 10 Flash helmet

offers optimum safety and fit due to four different shell sizes as well

as having an elaborate ventilation system. Keeping this lid clean is

also effortless as the helmet lining and cheek pads are removable

and washable.

Price: R13,660.00

Contact KTM SA on 011 462 7796

12TWELVE DESIGNS

STICKER KITS

Looking to get a fresh look? New setup?

The guys at 12Twelve do it all! Run by

riders for the riders! What started as

a small hobby for family of motorcyclists

has now become a full working

company. Creating dream set ups, from

custom decals & stickers to mini replica

bikes and accessories.

Full Decal Kit Prices:

PRICES

50cc R800.00

65cc R950.00

85cc R1,100.00

125cc+ R1,950.00

Contact 12Twelve Designs on 012 681

4074 or visit www.12twelve.co.za


BMW RACE HELMET - CIRCUIT

The BMW Race Helmet is available in two colours, is

suitable for all riding styles but is particularly focused

on track riding with it’s large spoiler for maximum

stability, double-D fastener and the clear visor supplied

complete with one set of tear-offs.

Price: R11,130.00

Contact Auto Alpina on 011 418 3300

OXFORD HOTGRIPS EVO

Oxford Hotgrips EVO come with new Thermister

controlled heat setting technology, which intelligently

scans and maintains temperature automatically. The

innovative intelligent heat setting memory function,

stores the previous heat setting and defaults to this

at power-up, saving time when in regular use. Five

heat settings give increased control for the perfect

operating temperature with LED lights to indicate the

temperature setting. The grips are 123mm but can be

trimmed to 114mm if required and have open ends so

that bar end weights can be fitted. The kit includes all

needed parts: set of grips; heat controller; mounting

bracket; wiring loom; cable ties and grip glue.

Price: R2,250.00

Contact DMD on 011 792 7691

BERIK TORINO TEXTILE

JACKET

The Berik Torino is the ideal jacket for any weather

conditions, with its waterproof and breathable membrane.

The front of the jacket has two waterproof

pockets as well as two pocketed air vents in the front

and two zip air vents on the back. This jacket also

comes in multiple colors.

Price: R2,700.00

Contact Bike Kings by RAD Moto on 011 234 5007

DID HEAVY DUTY CHAIN

The ZVM-X is designed for heavyweight

motorcycles with tremendous torque and

horsepower, with its state of the art X-Ring

seal technology the D.I.D ZVM-X maximizes

lubrication by using a four point contact seal

thus reducing power loss and increasing energy

transfer, with this technology the D.I.D

ZVM-X chain gives you a smooth and responsive

ride every time. The D.I.D ZVM-X series

chain comes in a variety of sizes 520,525,530

for all your motorcycle needs.

Price: R1,600.00

Contact BikeWise on 011 566 0333


SUPER

STUFF

VR1 MX1V ADVENTURE

HELMET

Designed for South Africans by South Africans, this helmet comes with

a dark tinted visor when purchasing this helmet. The helmet is easy to

keep clean with removable washable liners. Double D ring chin straps

make sure the helmet is fitted comfortably to your head, closable chin

vent for those cooler morning out on the bike as well as a double visor

lock.

R1,895.00

Contact Auto Cycle Centre on 011 879 6000

HUSQVARNA GOTLAND VEST

This versatile softshell is a functional jacket, with several outer

pockets. This jacket also comes with TPR hose routing for a drinking

system as well as a large cargo pocket on the back.

Price: R1,950.00

Contact Husqvarna SA on 011 462 7796

SLEDS

There is not anything more annoying than having to move

your motorcycle around in a tight space in your garage.

Do not fear as Sleds is here to make that move effortless.

Simply place your motorcycle’s center stand in the middle

and move it any where you need to do not have a center

stand? No problem, ride your motorcycle into the long sled

and simply put your side stand out and move it to where

you need it.

R895.00

Contact Guts ‘n Gas on 071 101 6146


K&N Style Filters

Available sizes 28, 35, 39, 42, 48,

52, 54 and 60mm R125.00

8000Ma

Jump St arter & Power Bank R1299.00

18L / min

RAC610 Inflator R449.00 RTG5 Gauge R249.00

Bike and ATV Covers

Available sizes S - XL

From R270.00

Ring Globes

H7 150% P ower R330.00

H4 150% P ower R290.00

EMGO Top Box

R990.00

DESCRIPTION PART NO. SRP Inc. Vat

SMART CHARGER 1 AMP DFC150 R599.00

SMART CHARGER 3.5 AMP DFC530 R899.00

SMART CHARGE R 4 AMP PSA004 R999.00

SMART CHARGE R 8 AMP PSA008 R1349.00

SMART CHARG ER 4 AMP PS D004 R1199 .00

SMART CHARGER 8 AM P PS D008 R14 99.00

SAFE.

AFFORDABLE.

QUALITY.

R110.00 R465.00

Tubeless Puncture Kits

RRP R3299

License Disc Holders

R168.00

incl

RRP R4499 incl RRP R4999 incl

Bar Ends

R100.00

Hand Guards

Various Colours available

ABS Plastic R470.00

Alloy R990.00

Scooter V Belts

From R110.00

Tyre Levers

From R95.00

Rim Locks Fr ont and Rear

From R48.00

Jerry Cans

From R450.00

Fork Boots

from R120.00

AV A I LABLE N O W F ROM D E A L E R S B E L O W .

AVAILABLE NOW PBA FROM DEALER YOUR LISTING NEAREST PBA DEALER.

PBA DEALER LISTING

PART NO. DESCRIPTION PRICE

50081406/L CARB CLEANER 400ML 50.0 0

50201414/L TERMINAL PROTECT RED 50.0 0

50201415/L TERMINAL PROTECT BLUE 50.0 0

50320400/L BRK,CLTCH,CHAIN CLEANER 44.0 0

50500192/L CHAIN LUBE 150ML 34.0 0

50500193/L CHAIN LUBE 400ML 69.0 0

50510403/L CHAIN WAX 400ML 71.0 0

50510404/L CHAIN WAX 150ML 34.0 0

51528262/L PETROL INJECTOR CLEANER 10.0 0

53203200/L AIR FILTER SPRAY 55.0 0

53203500/L AIR FILTER OIL 500ML 55.0 0

53204005/L BIO FILTER CLEANER 5l 325.0 0

53204400/L BIO FILTER CLEANER 400ML 47.0 0

53780300/L SPARK 300ML 44.0 0

55000314/L TYRE FIX 200ML 45.0 0

56000001/L FORK OIL SYN 5W 125.0 0

56000002/L FORK OIL SYN 10W 125.0 0

56000003/L FORK OIL SYN 2.5W 135.0 0

56000400/L MOUSSE LUBRICANT 100.0 0

GAUTENG

ZEEMANS GAUTENG

MOTORCYCLES 011 435 7177

BIKING ZEEMANS ACCESSORIES MOTORCYCLES 012 011 435 342 7177

7474

FAST BIKING KTM ACCESSORIES 011 012 867 342 0092

7474

GAME FAST KTM MOTOR SERVICES 011 849 867 7000 0092

MOTO-MATE GAME MOTOR RIVONIA SERVICES 011 849 234 7000 5275

MOTO-MATE RIVONIA EDENVALE 011 234 027 5275 0545

MOTO-MATE KCR MOTORCYCLE EDENVALE FANATIX 011 027 975 0545

5405

PRIMROSE JUST BIKING MOTORCYCLES 016 011 828 421 9091 1153

RANDBURG KCR MOTORCYCLE MOTORCYCLES FANATIX 011 792 975 6829 5405

BIKERS OFF-ROAD WAREHOUSE CYCLES 011 012 795 333 4122 6443

SILVERTON

PRIMROSE MOTORCYCLES MIDAS

012 011 828

804 9091

8888

MPUMALANGA

RANDBURG MOTORCYCLES 011 792 6829

BIKE CITY 013 244 2143

MPUMALANGA

BIKE CITY 013 244 2143

NORTHWEST

BIKERS NORTHWEST

PARADISE 018 297 4700

INSANE BIKERS PARADISE BIKERS 014 018 594 297 2111 4700

INSANE MOTOS @ BIKERS KLERKSDORP 014 018 594 468 2111

1800

WATER MOTOS RITE @ KLERKSDORP MOTORCYCLES 018 468 771 1800

5050

WATER RITE MOTORCYCLES 018 771 5050

LIMPOPO

K.R.MOTORCYCLES LIMPOPO

015 297 3291

K.R.MOTORCYCLES 015 297 3291

KZN

ROCKET RACING PINETOWN 031 702 2606

PERRY’S M/CYCLES BALITO 031 110 0056

ROCKET RACING MARITZBURG 033 264 3240

ROCKET RACING PINETOWN 031 702 2606

RBS YAMAHA 031 701 1311

ROCKET RACING MARITZBURG 033 264 3240

UMPLEBY SUZUKI 031 303 8323

RBS YAMAHA 031 701 1311

UMPLEBY SUZUKI 031 303 8323

RIDE HIGH WITH YAMAHA 035 789 1851

RIDE PERRY HIGH M/CYCLES WITH YAMAHA GLEN ANIL 035 031 789 566 1851

7411

PERRY’S M/CYCLES UMHLANGA 031 566 7411

CAPE PERRY’S PROVINCE

M/CYCLES HILLCREST CRAIGS M/CYCLE FITMENT 031 765 2560

021 939 8944

TRAC-MAC CAPE PROVINCE

BELVILLE 021 945 3724

TRAC-MAC CRAIGS M/CYCLE PAARDEN-EILAND FITMENT 021 510 939 2258 8944

TRAC-MAC WYNBURG

BELVILLE 021 761 945 4220 3724

NEVES TRAC-MAC MOTORCYCLE PAARDEN-EILAND WORLD CC 021 930 510 5917 2258

WICKED TRAC-MAC CYCLES

WYNBURG 021 510 761 2968 4220

MIKE HOPKINS MOTORCYCLES 021 461 5167

NEVES FREESTATE

MOTORCYCLE WORLD CC SALLEYS YAMAHA FREESTATE

021 930 5917

051 430 3326

SALLEYS YAMAHA 051 430 3326


2 0 0 0 3

2 0 0 0 2

INSIDE LOOK

MOTOGP 2020 TEAMS

TRIUMPH

TIGER 1200 DESERT EDITION

WORLD

LAUNCH

DUCATI

PANIGALE

V4 S

Free!

KTM RACING

CALENDAR

INSIDE!

WORLD

LAUNCH

KTM

1290

SuperDuke R

Flashback

1979 SUZUKI

GSX1100E

Bike Night

PONTE BUILDING

JOHANNESBURG

MARCH 2020 RSA R37.90

Namibia N$37.90

UBUNTU RUN 2020 • SUPER STUFF • LATEST NEWS • ECUADOR TRIP PART 2

9 771607 384008

Cover March.in d 2 2020/02/18 06:24:05

Exclusive ONE ON ONE INTERVIEW BY MOTOGP JOURNALIST MAT OXLEY

FIRST RIDE

APRILIA FEBRUARY

Rsv4 RF

FEATURE

HONDA WIN

DAKAR 2020

BIKE

BUYER’S

BIKEGUIDE

INSIDE LOOK

BMW R18

2020 RSA R37.90

Namibia N$37.90

INDUSTRY Q&A • KYALAMI TRACKDAY • LATEST NEWS • AFRICAN ADVENTURE 9 771607 384008

Cover Feb 0.in d 2 2020/01/ 2 18:05:10


Article by Clinton Pienaar • Pics by Yamaha SA Press, Beam Productions

DELIGHT

With the world going either bigger or smaller, the MT09

might just be the sweet spot.


Upon its introduction in

2014, the MT-09 instantly

became one of the most

acclaimed motorcycles

on the market. Powered

by an exciting 847 cc

three-cylinder engine, the popular

naked sport roadster features fully

adjustable suspension, three riding

modes, traction control, slipper

clutch, standard ABS and aggressive

“twin eye” LED headlights. Experience

the thrill of riding every time you hit

the road. Fast forward 6 years and

Yamaha have refined it even further

but stayed true to its core.

The MT-09 features an aggressively

styled twin-eye headlight assembly

that gives this good selling naked

sport a more menacing look. The

slanting dual headlights are equipped

with four LED bulbs, accompanied by

dual LED positioning lights.

The bike we had for testing was

from Linex Yamaha Randburg and

was fitted with a slip on Yoshimura

exhaust. I mention this because I have

never heard a better triple sound, and

with the standard fitted quick shifter

up only the “puff/bark” at every gear


change was absolutely addictive, I even

purposely did more gear changes just to

hear it. This bike also was fitted with the

official Yamaha front fly screen fairing,

it’s hardly big but it is big enough to

shed off a little wind. I had the bike at a

Red Star test session and yes with the

road tyres we actually got to the limit

of the tyres during a fast track session

quite quickly, but what I did find astounding

was the confidence with what

it just lay into the corners and rolled

in. On my road riding stint this exact

feature shone even brighter with normal

slow road bends that one needs to take

at intersections and suburban slow

corners. The TC has 2 settings and off

(you have to be stationary for this) for

some wheelies and with this low down

torque and straight up riding position,

the wheelies came quick and easy. For

daily commuting the 14 litre tank should

be fine but on lengthy out of town rides

the 14 litre stank with 3 litres reserve

might cramp your style a little.

I was thinking on what made this

bike so nimble and sure footed and

wanted to look at the suspension set up

and chassis upgrades.

•Fully adjustable, 41mm inverted fork

offers 137mm of wheel travel.

•Spring preload, compression & rebound

adjustability.

•Separated adjustments; compression

adjustment in right fork, rebound in left

fork.

•Inverted design benefits include, reduced

“unsprung” weight & reduced fork

flex since the larger diameter tubes are

gripped in the triple clamps.

•Adjustable design allows the rider to

tailor suspension settings to match

rider weight, road conditions & riding

style to optimize handling & suspension

performance.

•Adjustable link-type Monocross rear

suspension with 130 mm of wheel

travel.

•Rear shock adjustments include:

7-steps of spring preload & 3 turns of

rebound damping.

I mention this in detail as the owner

of this bike can truly set this bike up

Dash is unfortunately not TFT,

which we would of liked.


100% for his/her weight and

riding style.

In Summary, the MT-09

is a nimble, versatile and

fun bike which is sensibly

priced at R169950.00 (ABS)

and available in two colours:

Blazing Orange and Race

Blu (Yamaha must have

dropped the ‘e’ to save time).

These bikes (MT10 and MT09)

are often referred to as the

ultimate “Hoon” bikes as

they are inspired from the

dark side of Japan. If you a

young hearted commuter

who likes a funky bike that

can do basically everything,

look no further. But do fit a

Yoshi exhausts even before

you take delivery, you will be

happy you did.

Striking styling no matter what

angle you loot at it from.

1440mm wheelbase, 25 degrees of rake & 103 mm of

trail, makes for a short nimble bike.


Article by Clinton Pienaar • Pics by Beam Productions

DOES THE GT TAKE THE

“BEAST”

If ever there has been a bike that has crept in under the radar into SA it must be the

1290 GT, and No! the GT does not make it loose any of the charm that the R has, it’s just

packed in a more comfortable user friendly package.

Hindsight is a 20/20 vision and

I’m sure nobody has a crystal

ball with them when they order

bikes (especially when you

order bikes that did not sell well

in their precious incarnation, but blimey,

this GT is quite a bike and we need more

of them.

Let’s start with the engine, I have been

quite outspoken about this 1309cc V Twin

LC8 engine, in my opinion it could represent

the finest engine in the whole of the

motorcycling world. The move up from

OUT OF

THE R?

the 1190 to the 1290 was staggering in the

adventure bike form and now they have

even tweaked that engine a little more

with lighter titanium inlet valves which

in turn raise the rev ceiling up by 500 rpm

and now the bike delivers a whopping 175

Hp, up 2 from 173 previously. Software

updates also see a broader flatter torque

curve which is simply put “staggering” just

off idle.

On the ergonomics side, the seating

position is a little more friendly on the

arms from the Super Duke R. The handle-


MODEL HISTORY

2016: GT introduced as a sports-tourer

based on Super Duke but with fairing

and luggage options. Phenomenally

potent and well-equipped.

2019: Updated version gets new fairing

with revised adjustable screen, new TFT

display, revised switchgear (now with

cruise control on left bar, LED lights,

subtle engine and electronics improvements

and more.


The TFT Dash is a

welcome addition

to this new GT.

bars are a little more up right but it’s

the screen and fat tank that really make

the difference. The handlebars are also

movable through 4 different positions to

find your exact sweet spot. You immediately

feel like its a man’s bike, sorry if

I’m offending any of the ladies here but

just sitting on the bike makes you want

to flex your muscles. The big TFT dash

and nice new switch gear also make

a welcome addition. The bike has GT

specific hand guards and heated grips

are standard. There is a list of over 50

“ optional” parts which can be ordered

for the bike with things like hard saddle

bags, heated seat and and and…...

There are 3 rider modes settings

Sport, Road and Rain, the first two

deliver the full 175 Hp but in Road it’s

a smoother delivery, in Rain it gets

dropped down to 100 Hp.

The uprated 1290 GT also features

a revamped version of WP’s semi-active

suspension, with three different

riding modes available for selection by

the rider—Comfort, Street and Sport.

These are obtained via an SCU/Suspension

Control Unit which, according

to feedback from accelerometers and

stroke sensors front and rear, adapts

the damping rates of WP’s 48mm upside

down fork and rear monoshock to best

suit the properties of the road surface,

as well as the rider’s style. To give you

guys an indication of the improvement

on the suspension from the previous

model, the hardware has stayed the

same but the software is so up graded

that the accuracy is now three times

greater in monitoring the street surface

and analysing the result than it used to

be before. So in touring Comfort mode

it is very soft and smooth and almost

telepathic.

I went out on track with the bike set

in Comfort, after a few laps the owner

of the bike Lyle Fraser stopped me and

set the suspension and the riding mode

to Sport . What a completely different

bike, the “Super Duke R” was back. The

difference was quite staggering, like

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. On a touring ride

this must be a very nice option to have

I thought to myself, it’s truly like having


two motorcycles wrapped in

one. The electronics package is

also upgraded and now features

9 different levels of TC to really

test your levels of courage. I

only had a few laps on the bike

so did not play around with

this option too much, but what

I can say is that the complete

package with the dynamic grip

offered through the chassis, its

very nice to know that with that

amount of forward propulsion

that you do have a parachute on

your back should you get over

eager with the throttle. Like a

little guardian angel who actually

likes you.

What do you do with the suspension

should you want to take

your partner along and carry

luggage? With the semi-active

suspension customers can

electronically choose via the

dash the appropriate rear preload

adjustment according to

the load they have, whether rider

only with or without luggage,

or two people with or without

luggage.

On the braking side it has

twin radially-mounted four-piston

Monoblock calipers gripping

320mm front discs with

a large 240mm rear, incorporating

switchable Bosch 9ME

combined ABS (so, including

cornering ABS) with four modes:

Street, Sport, Rain and—Supermoto!

Well, this is a tourer done

the KTM way so you can back it

if you so want.

Thanks to Lyle Fraser for the

use of his 1290 GT bike, he

absolutely loves it.

The balance between Sport

and Touring is sublime, done

the KTM way of leaning on

“sport”.

In conclusion:

The new Super Duke GT is even

more fun to ride than before, it

is a sharper, stronger and more

refined version in every way to

its predecessor. Let’s hope KTM

brings in a few more, because

as I opened this report, this is

quite a bike. And people who

think that the Super Duke R is a

bit too wild for your liking, you

might have just found your ideal

bike. Chat to any owner and they

will all say, this must be one of

the most underrated bikes in

the country.

Since its 2015 launch the GT has provided its owners with the dazzling

performance and benchmark handling of the take-no-prisoners 1290

Super Duke R streetfighter, coupled with everyday practicality and user

friendly convenience. It’s a successful marriage of opposites.


Article by Clinton Pienaar • Pics by BMW SA Press, Beam Productions

RIDE

If Aladdin was a biker, this would be his bike of choice! BMW have now

put in their new shift cam boxer motor in this well known tourer with very

pleasing results.

BMW R 1250 RT

BMW actually present this

bike as their light weight,

dynamic sport tourer. At

279kg ride ready with a

full tank of gas I’d hardly

call it light weight. But

considering that they also produce

the 1600 GT and GTL I can see where

they are coming from. Something

which is very apparent and this is for

all RT models but especially this one,

once the bike starts moving, the front

para-lever system magically makes

weight disappear. The total permitted

weight for riders and payload is

505kg, that’s a heavy weight for a

bike, no matter what angle you are

coming from but it hides it very well.

The demo we were given was the

Mars Red option but there are 5 options

available, Blue Planet Metallic,

Sparking storm which is brownish

gold, Carbon Black Metallic and Alpine

White. The pannier case lids are

all colour coded and are a standard

fitment with this bike. They are also

remotely locked from your key and

handle bar.

Staying on the looks of the bike,

it’s basically the same as before but


We even took a few laps at

Red Star Raceway... not bad

Easy buttons to navigate

settings

Both DTC and ABS Pro are lean-angle sensitive.

Heated seats

The front brake calipers

on the RT are now manufactured

by Hayes and are

branded as BMW units.

the lights up front now have daytime

running lights, very much like the cars

which I loved. The dash is a mix of old

and new with the revs and speedo

still analogue but the centre piece full

colour TFT. I was split on this, suppose

I like an old school dash but it’s fairly

easy to use. One glitch is that I did not

like them moving the heated handlebar

switch to somewhere in the electronic

menu on in the dash.

I had a trip down to the Northwest

province planned and decided to take

the long route there to a little town

called Hartbeesfontein through Magaliesberg.

It was a cold wintry day and I

almost decided against it but looking at

the wind protection of the RT, I actually

thought it the perfect test. Truthfully it

was the heated seat that actually sold

me on the plan and BMW’s always standard

fitment heated handlebars.

So dressing up properly for winter

actually takes the sting out of it completely.

I let the bike idle a little while I

familiarised myself with the dash and

push buttons and left hand scroll bar

which normally drives the GPS (an optional

extra). Riding out of JHB through

the foggy smokey haze nearing the

Cradle of Human Kind the air clears, the

roads open up, my bum really getting

toasty to the level where I switch it

down 2 levels and I’m cocooned in what

must be the most protected from the

wind state you can be on a motorcycle.

The electrically adjustable windscreen

you can millimeter perfectly set to

where you have it just 100% right for

protection and lack of buffeting. From

where I was in a lack lustre mood for

the ride I was all of a sudden in a happy

space and flying along at a pace. All of a

sudden dynamic sport tourer marketing

seems spot on.

If you’re not familiar with the new

1,254 cc Boxer Twin, please feel free

to read any of our previous tests on

bikes with the same engine where we

gave a in-depth look at the new engine.

What you need to know is that BMW is

now claiming 136 Hp (100 kW) at 7,750

rpm and 105 foot-pounds (143 Nm) of

torque at 6,250 rpm. What does this


011 795 4122

WWW.BIKERSWAREHOUSE.CO.ZA

MULTI-BRAND MOTORCYCLE STORE...

“WE HAVE IT ALL, TAKE A TOUR”

CLICK ON THE ICONS

HELMETS

JACKETS

BOOTS

TYRES

GLOVES

PARTS

ACCESSORIES

GEAR

Call Us: Whatsapp Us: Email Us:

011 795 4122 079 944 6135 sales@bikerswarehouse.co.za


motor proud is the smoothness and the low

down torque, it’s meant to be in a bike like

this. Quick shift up and down is standard

but again (call me old school) I could do it

smoother with a slight dip of the clutch. The

automatic blip on the downward change

is nice but this is not a race bike. The tank

capacity is 25 litres including the 4 litres

reserve. I did try it a little for the sake of the

article at 120km’h and got 4.2 litres /100 but

at my pace I got it to 9 to the 100. But I was

Aladdin.

The electronics package on the RT is

nearly identical to the GS, as well. The

newest feature is BMW’s “Hill Start Control,”

which allows the rider to stop on a hill and

have the bike hold itself in place until they’re

ready to accelerate. The base version is activated

by tapping the front brake twice when

stopped, while the Pro version can automatically

sense that the bike is on an angle.

This is part of the Ride Modes Pro package,

which adds a third Dynamic rider mode

to the RT’s Rain and Road modes. The selected

rider mode controls throttle response

as well as the level of engagement from

Dynamic Traction Control (DTC). Dynamic

offers the most sporting performance and

I preferred the throttle response in this

setting.

Both DTC and ABS Pro are lean-angle

sensitive. Adding Ride Modes Pro also

includes BMW’s new Dynamic Brake Control

(DBC). DBC will automatically roll off the

throttle in panic stop situations in case the

rider accidentally keeps the throttle on while

grabbing a handful of front brake.

As with the GS, the front brake calipers on

the RT are now manufactured by Hayes and

are branded as BMW units. Dual, four-piston

calipers up front clamp down on floating 320

mm rotors. The rear brake is a single Brembo

dual-piston caliper paired with a 276 mm

rotor. As with the GS, braking is phenomenal.

The RT is equipped with Next-Generation

Dynamic ESA with Auto-Ride Height

Adjustment and AutoDamper settings. This

is different from earlier versions of BMW’s

active suspension in the fact that the

preload adjustment can also be automated.

You can choose to maximize or minimize the

setting, but if you want nothing to do with

suspension tuning you can set the system

to automatic and it will determine preload

settings based on the amount of rider weight

and luggage it senses.

You can then alternate between Road

and Dynamic settings for the damping. Road

features fully automatic damping tuned for

Electrically

adjustable

from screen

makes it

easy finding

the happy

spot.

•1,254 cc

•136hp

•143Nm

•805 mm - 825 mm

seat height

•279kg full of fuel

ready to ride.

•25 Litre fuel tank

comfort and Dynamic offers a sportier

ride with stiffer damping. The front

suspension is a BMW Telelever unit

with a 37 mm central spring strut and

4.7 inches of travel and the rear BMW

Paralever single-sided swingarm

features a WAD strut with 147 mm of

travel.

Summary:

In summary on the new 1250RT, the

motor has found its perfect home. I’m

a big fan of the GS models but they

do not consume kilometres like this

RT does. It’s actually fascinating to

watch the distance get gobbled up

on a familiar road and the time move

along slowly. The roads I was on were

particularly bad and bumpy and the

automatic suspension coped surprisingly

well considering the pace.

I never had the opportunity to take a

pillion but if I was doing a long road

ride with my wife, this RT would be my

first choice and I know she would be

happy.


2 0 0 0 3

2 0 0 0 2

INSIDE LOOK

MOTOGP 2020 TEAMS

TRIUMPH

TIGER 1200 DESERT EDITION

WORLD

LAUNCH

DUCATI

PANIGALE

V4 S

Free!

KTM RACING

CALENDAR

INSIDE!

WORLD

LAUNCH

KTM

1290

SuperDuke R

Flashback

1979 SUZUKI

GSX1100E

Bike Night

PONTE BUILDING

JOHANNESBURG

MARCH 2020 RSA R37.90

Namibia N$37.90

UBUNTU RUN 2020 • SUPER STUFF • LATEST NEWS • ECUADOR TRIP PART 2

9 771607 384008

Cover March.in d 2 2020/02/18 06:24:05

Exclusive ONE ON ONE INTERVIEW BY MOTOGP JOURNALIST MAT OXLEY

FIRST RIDE

APRILIA FEBRUARY

Rsv4 RF

FEATURE

HONDA WIN

DAKAR 2020

BIKE

BUYER’S

BIKEGUIDE

INSIDE LOOK

BMW R18

2020 RSA R37.90

Namibia N$37.90

INDUSTRY Q&A • KYALAMI TRACKDAY • LATEST NEWS • AFRICAN ADVENTURE 9 771607 384008

Cover Feb 0.in d 2 2020/01/ 2 18:05:10


Clinton, Steven (Triumph owner), Morne and Neels

Boost guage


TO

BLOW...

OR NOT TO

BLOW

Clint recently had the opportunity to take two very

special motorcycles for a ride, at first glance, what’s so

special about them? a Triumph 1050 Speed Triple and a

Suzuki B-King. But look a little closer and see what Turbo

plumbing is around the engine and then ask the same

question again.

By Clinton Pienaar Pics by Beam Productions

First off the question of why has to be asked, well in

these trying economic times to upgrade to a new

bike fairly often and taking the value depreciation

into account, can’t you just spend a little more cash

on your current bike that you love and make it even

better? And will you be making it better if you ad

something so intrusive as a turbo to an already nice

to ride bike, can you make it better and what about reliability

or are you going to have a temperamental two wheeler in your

garage?

Well Neels Geldenhuis from fast by Neels, one of SA’s most

well know motorcycle racing mechanics reckons for not too

much money, you can turn your normal bike into something fun

to ride. Just look at the world of the 4 wheel guys, most cars now

offer turbo’s with variable blades and twin scroll turbos, so why

so few in the biking world?

First off I was on the 1050 Speed Triple, with a sure amount of

trepidation I filtered into the track but I should have not been so

fearful, the power was smooth and progressive I started to accelerate

harder and harder, the sound on over run together with

the triples exhaust is just magical. Neels has not made it wild,

he can if he wants to but he wants the guys to spend money with

him for a long time and does not want to scare them he says

laughing. As I put a little more heat into the tyres I started going

faster and faster. I got to tell you, this is a welcome addition to

any motorcycle and to this Triumph it just made it into such a

fun motorcycle. The whole ride was much more engaging and

not once did it intimidate me. Dyno figures are impressive, 192 Hp

and 154 Nm, compression ratio is down to 8.5 but Neels reckons

he can get it up to 300 Hp but then it becomes a widow maker.

The price for this is about R60k.

They then started the B King, immediately this sounded

different, never mind the 350 cc capacity enlargement, this just


Imagine arriving at a bikers pub with one of these!

The plumbing on the two bikes are

pieces of art.

Suzuki B-King Turbo

sounded more Beastly. Neels did say that this

one was a little more wild. This one has read

on Neels’s dyno, 280 Hp and 227 Nm of torque,

it can be tuned up to 500 Hp. This too had a T3

T4 septet waste gate and a high pressure fuel

pump to come with the added air. Again the

plumbing was neatly done. I could see by his

smile as I left the pits that this experience was

going to be different. He did warn me that the

feeling has not been mapped properly. Well

a B King in standard form is a Beast already,

a naked street bike with the 1300cc Hyabusa

motor in was always going to be special, blow

some air onto the pistons and Good Golly

Miss Molly, things come alive at around 4000

rpm. Yes it splutters a bit but once it clears its

throat, you can feel your arms stretch and your

neck muscles firm up. I did a few laps and was

blown away with the surge but in truth the Triumph

stole my heart . Talking to Neels he said

that he had not got it 100% right yet but that

he would have it sorted by the next day. I got

the phone call to come and ride it again and I

would of but I ran out of time for this month.

I’m sure that on the normal roads in a

neighbourhood these bikes will feel even

faster as a track many times hides a bikes

power, but what this experience has taught me

is that in the back of my mind since I rode a

turbo Hyabusa all those years ago, I’ve always

thought that I would like one and now I’m

more convinced. Think that’s why I like that H2

and H2R’s so much. It’s nice to have that little

extra.

Boost control

Triumph Speed Triple 1050 Turbo

Neels Geldenhuis from Fast By Neels can be contacted on 0784809438.


SOUTHERN100

HISTORY OF Prior to the 1954 Manx Grand Prix success of Derek Ennett, George Costain and Sid Mizen, the Southern Motorcycle

Club held their race meetings at Andreas Airfield.

Article by

George Costain, Derek Ennett and Sid Mizen

carried shoulder high in Castletown Square

with the Mayor of the town

As a result of double win at

the Manx, the Southern club

decided there should be a race

in the south of the Island and to

hold a meeting on what was to

become known as the Billown circuit.

In the early 1950s, the Isle of Man

Government decided to build a by-pass to

avoid the town centre of Castletown, and

whilst traffic was minimal compared to

today’s motorised Island, the by-pass provided

an integral part of the new course.

The first meetings to set up the organisation

were held in the Station Hotel, now

the Viking, in Castletown, which is where

the Ennett family lived. This band of gentlemen

with foresight also used to meet on

a Sunday morning in the Control Tower at

Ronaldsway Airport, with Theo Watterson.

In between landing planes, the time was

taken up planning the Southern ‘100’!

Amongst the first committee were,

George Costain and Joe Mylchreest, who

officially measured the circuit, using the

official ‘chain’ measure (22 yards) and

walked around the course measuring down

the centre line of the road. The total official

distance was, and still is 4.25-miles.

Tynwald and the Southern ‘100’

The organisers of the proposed new event

approached Tynwald, the Island’s Government

for assistance in running this first

venture in the south of the Island. The reply,

after consideration by the Tynwald Race

Committee was surprising to say the least,

the report is shown below:

The Tynwald Races Committee Report

on the 1954 major sporting events was

presented to the April sitting of Tynwald on

19th April 1955.

The Southern Motor Cycling Club

had also approached the Committee for

financial support for a Motorcycle Race to

be held in the South of the Island on 14th

July 1955. The Committee, however, was

not prepared to recommend Government

financial assistance to the race.

Despite this set back, the club persevered

with organising the first Southern

‘100’ and local business man T H Colebourn,

stepped in and put up £100 to secure the

races on 14th July 1955.

Happily, since that initial rebuff, the Isle

of Man Government, via the Department

of Tourism have given their full approval of

the Southern ‘100’, along with tremendous

support over the years and continue to do

so.


1955: A race is born

Summer frocks and shirtsleeves

were the order of the day as thousands

of spectators crowded the

vantage points around the course

to witness what was described as

an ambitious three-race programme

for a first ever meeting!

Manxman Derek Ennett took

the honours of winning the first

ever race, the 350cc over 12 laps

of the 4.25-mile course, after a

race long tussle with Manchester’s

Dave Chadwick. Despite grabbing a

20-yard lead from the starting grid,

Manxman Ennett was continually

challenged by Chadwick throughout

the 12-lap race and only just

managed to pip Chadwick by four

lengths at the flag.

Start of the first ever race at

Billown - 350cc 14th July 1955


The six-lap 250cc race was a benefit for Dave

Chadwick on Reg Dearden’s Special, leading

from start to finish. A five second advantage at

the end of lap one increased to 39 by the end of

the six laps, over runner-up John Patrick, Velocette.

The remarkable 56-year-old Frank Cope

finished third on his Norton, only 11 seconds

behind Patrick, despite overshooting Alexandra

Bridge on the opening lap.

Castletown man Ennett made a great but

vain attempt to achieve the “double” in the Senior

race, over 24 laps of the rectangular circuit

a distance of 100 miles, from where the meeting

takes its name. His bid failed on the final lap

when a piston on the twin cylinder Matchless

collapsed. At the time he was 100 yards behind

the ultimate winner, Norton mounted Terry Shepherd

who had taken the lead on lap eight.

Second was Alastair King

whilst Derek ‘toured’ in to take

third place. Liverpudlian Shepherd’s

race time was 1 hour 18

minutes 11.8 seconds; an average

speed of 78.26 miles per hour,

whilst on his ninth lap he set the

fastest lap of the race taking 3

minutes 9 seconds to lap the

course, which equates to 80.95

mph.

A further ding-dong contest

between locals George Costain,

Norton, and Jackie Wood, BSA,

lasted ten laps until Costain

missed a gear and was forced to

retire with a protesting engine.

The first Southern 100 Road

Races was described by some

journalists of the time as an

ambitious three race programme,

however not content with organising

the races, the Southern (IOM)

Motorcycle Club put on a Motorcycle

Gymkhana at Castletown

Stadium to round off the day!

Such was the success of the

first meeting that plans were put

in place for the following year

with a similar programme of three

races, which continued through

to 1960.

Four races on the programme &

a Dead Heat!

1961 saw the introduction of a fourth race to

the programme for 125cc machines. This race

was to introduce diminutive Gary Dickinson, the

smallest man in road racing, to the Southern

‘100’ spectators who naturally took him to their

hearts.

During that first 125cc race, try as he might

Dickinson could not catch winner Dan Shorey

from Banbury, on a Bultaco. Dickinson led a

host of pursuing Ducati’s to take second place

ahead of Fron Purslow, Alan Dugdale and Arthur

Wheeler.

1955 Terry Shepherd (Norton) Winner 500cc Race

1961 - John Hartle on the 250cc ‘works’ Honda 4-cylinder

machine, looking where the opposition is!


BMW Motorrad

Pre-owned Motorcycles.

R 1250 GS HP, 2019

13 000km

R249 900

S 1000 RR, 2016

19 800km

R174 900

S 1000 XR, 2017

42 500km

Panniers and Arta Slip on

R154 900

S 1000 R, 2016

16 800km

R129 900

F 850 GS ADV, 2020

10 km

Three boxes, Akrapovic Slip On

R259 900

R 1200 RS, 2017

15 000km

R144 900

F 850 GS, 2019

1 500km

R159 500

R 1200 GS ADV, 2016

69 700km

2 year warranty

R154 900

K 1600 GTL EXCLUSIVE, 2015

17 500km

R194 900

Auto Alpina Motorrad

www.alpina.bmw-motorrad.co.za

BMW Financial Services

Cnr North Rand and Pond Road

Bardene Boksburg

Telephone: (011) 418 3300

Facsimilie: (011) 823-4576

Jacques Swart

Sales Manager

jacques.swart@autoalpina.co.za


The year had much to commend it, Luton ace

Phil Read became the second rider to do the double

and there was the one and only appearance of

another legendary rider – John Hartle.

The Junior race provided its own bit of history as

Alan Shepherd and Phil Read crossed the finishing

line together. The pair had kept close company

throughout, Shepherd breaking Chadwick’s

long-standing class record sixth time round, only

to see Read reduce the time still further on the

final lap. By mistake no official was on the line

to see the riders finish and a judge’s decision

declared a dead heat verdict, which proved to be

slightly unpopular with spectators on the grandstand,

many of whom had their own opinion as to

who had won.

The previous year’s victor Ron Langston was

first away and led until lap three when Read and

Shepherd took over and he had to content himself

with third ahead of Dennis Pratt and Fred Stevens

on Norton’s.

Once again, the Island’s Governor set the 45

riders off at the start of the Senior race, with Alan

Shepherd leading Langston and Read clear of the

field.

By the end of lap three Shepherd had put

some space between himself and Read, who

had displaced Langston for second. Shepherd

smashed the lap record with a time of 2 minutes

55.8 seconds, 2 mph inside the old time, but failed

to appear at the end of lap four. As Read confirmed

his lead, news came through that Shepherd had

braked too hard at Cross Four Ways, locked the

rear wheel and been thrown off. Read maintained

his advantage to the end, Langston too finishing

well clear of Fred Stevens and Norman Storer.

A devastating display of high-speed riding gave

John Hartle and his Honda-4 a predictable victory

in the 250 race. His ride, however, was not without

incident as 30 riders had got away before the red

and silver machine burst into life. At the end of lap

one Hartle was third behind Arthur Wheeler and

Brian Clark. On lap three, the former TT winner was

ahead and on lap four he smashed the lap record

by 14 seconds. When on lap six the Honda began

firing on three cylinders his lead was such that

Wheeler on his Italian Guzzi and Dan Shorey, now

third on his NSU, could not overhaul him.

1961 - John Hartle on the 250cc ‘works’

Honda 4-cylinder machine

1969 - Charlie Freeman

1962: Sidecars enter the Southern

The first Sidecar race in the Southern ‘100’ turned

out to be an exciting affair with Charlie Freeman

and Fred Wallis disputing the lead to the very

end of the nine lap race, Freeman took the lead

on lap six and held it despite a neck and neck bid

from Wallis to regain it. E Peacock finished third,

two and a half minutes in arrears, having taken

over the position from Stan Nightingale who had

crashed without injury.

1968: Championship introduced

1968 saw the introduction of what is now the

premier race of the meeting, the Solo Championship,

for which at the time, the first 15 riders from

the three races held on the Wednesday evening


1975 - Ray McCullough leads Mervyn

Robinson at Ballakaighan, 350cc race

qualified.

Large crowds in brilliant sunshine witnessed

Steve Jolly in his first full year as a professional

road racer carry off the Championship

title. Jolly beat second place finisher, TT star

Selwyn Griffiths, also on a Matchless, by

nearly half a minute, with the ever-popular

Keith Heckles third. Rising star Stan Woods

brought a 250 Yamaha into a highly creditable

fourth spot ahead of Brian Steenson on

a 350 Aermacchi.

1969: Sidecar Championship Added & British

Championship comes to Billown

Charlie Freeman gave notice of his intention

to win back the Sidecar Championship after

a two-year absence by capturing the opening

six-lap race. Freeman, a great respecter, and

admirer of the course had little to spare at

the finish over Bill Currie, Triumph, second

1976 - Joey Dunlop - Ballabeg on

his way to the Solo Championship

and Peter Williams, BSA, third.

In the Championship race Freeman

grabbed the lead before the first corner

followed by John Patrick, Triumph, Williams,

Currie, Robin Williamson, Triumph, and Roy

Hanks, BSA. For two laps Williams and

Currie hotly disputed second but neither

could threaten the supremacy of Freeman.

A slipping clutch ousted Williams’

chances and at the halfway stage a bent

valve relegated Currie to a final fifth spot.

Hanks moved up to second but was nearly

a minute down on Freeman at the end, with

Williams third and John Worthington, who

bravely pushed the Scitsu the last quarter

mile, fourth.

During the all-important 350 British

Championship round a lap scoring error

saw the chequered flag shown a lap

early to race leader Derek Chatterton and

second placed Bill Smith, both on Yamahas.

Martin Carney, Padgett Yamaha, Selwyn

Griffiths, George Fogarty, and John Graham

however all raced on to complete the 12

laps. Chatterton though was able to breathe

a sigh of relief after a meeting of the ACU

stewards decided to base the results on 11

laps.

1975: McCullough goes into the 90s

It was to be one of the Southern ‘100’s

favourite visitors, Ray McCullough, who in

1975 was to become the first man to lap the

Billown Course at over 90 mph.

The Sidecar Championship race was to

be the 100th race of the Southern 100 since

the first race in 1955, misfortune followed

Hilditch and Littlemore into the Sidecar

Championship, after leading for eight laps

they were again side-lined, this time by a

burnt out clutch. During the early stages

Mick White and Philip Oliver, 850 Westlake,

pressed the leaders hard but an argument

with a pavement coming out of Church

Bends on lap four curtailed their progress

and they didn’t seem the same again, finishing

down in seventh spot. Hall and Minion

took over the lead vacated by Hilditch to

beat R Philpott and M Buxton, Weslake, by

18 seconds, they also pipped third finisher

Mick Worltey and Ralph Crellin, 956 HDW,

on the final lap. A domestic scrap for fourth

place between Keith Griffin and Malcolm

Sharrocks, 850 Weslake, from George Oates

and John Molyneux, 680 Konig, ended with

the former pair gaining a split-second

advantage.

1976: Joey winning debut

Diminutive Ulsterman Joe Dunlop, on his

first visit, proved the sensation of the 1976

series with two second places and a third

in Wednesday’s qualifying race, then most

important of all, a magnificent victory in the

Championship race, shattering both lap and

race records.


1980: Silver Jubilee year

Londoner Dave Dean lead from start to

finish to win the Solo Championship, riding

a 750cc Yamaha, he had a comfortable

win over Steve Cull on his 500 Suzuki, with

fellow Irishman Conor McGinn, 351 Yamaha,

taking third spot.

Lowry Burton and Martin Murphy aboard

their Yamaha won the Sidecar Championship.

They lead from start to finish, setting

new lap and race records. John Evans and

Tony Smith on a Yamaha took second place

with Arthur Baker and John Tindell, also

Yamaha mounted, third.

1983: Ton barrier broken!

Twenty-eight years after Terry Shepherd

won the first Southern ‘100’ and set the

first-ever fastest lap at 80 miles per hour,

Brian Reid, from Banbridge, Northern Ireland,

finally broke the 100 mark on the last

lap of his winning ride in the Unlimited race.

1987: Changes in Programme

1987 saw a re-vamp of the race programme,

firstly the two sidecar heats were dropped

and replaced with a two leg Championship,

and both over nine laps, the first leg of

which was the 200th race in the Southern

100 history. The 250cc and 350cc races

were run concurrently. Classic machines

were introduced to the Billown course,

which was to prove extremely popular. Most

important, though was the introduction of

‘Match Races’, comprising of teams from

England, Ireland, the ‘Rest of Britain’ and

of course the Isle of Man. These races,

sponsored by the Steam Packet Company,

were to be run over two, 12-lap legs. Nine

races in all, which included the established

1300cc race, the Solo Founders and the

‘blue-riband’ event of the meeting the Solo

Championship.

The Pre-TT Classic Road Races came

into being in 1988 at the request of the

then TT organisers, the then Auto Cycle

Union, Classics having first appeared on the

Billown course twelve months earlier at

the popular Southern ‘100’ Road Races.’ The

first TT Classic Races were held on the 31st

May 1988, the meeting consisting of four

races, 250cc/350c; 500cc; Unlimited and

Sidecars and attracted 115 entries in all.

1990: Leach Dominates!

The new decade saw a revamp of the race

programme, the Match Races, were no

more in the 11-race programme, which now

included an additional Sidecar Championship,

for Formula 2 machines. The 125cc

class returned after an absence of 25-years

– to this class was added the new 400cc

Supersport class, plus the 600cc Supersport

category, whilst the Solo Founders

race was now split into two races, one for

Junior, the 125/400 and 350cc machines; the

1995 - Bob Jackson leads Simon Beck

and Paul Hunt on the way to winning

his first Solo Championship

Senior catering for the 600s and unlimited

machines up to 1300cc.

A new race in the 1992 Southern ‘100’ was

the Regal 600cc Championship Race, part of

one of the main championships, which had

been running a number of years in the Motor

Cycle Union of Ireland (MCUI), events. Phillip

McCallen played a ‘cat and mouse’ game,

turning up the wick in the latter stages of

the race to ensure victory over rival Johnny

Rea in the only round of the ‘Regal’ Championship

outside Ulster, pipping Rea by just

under a second at the chequered cloth.

Bob Jackson, always a good man on a 600,

finished third, with Derek Young a superb

fourth after being last in the early stages of

the nine-lap race, setting a new lap record

at 99.73 mph in the process. Cheshire’s Tim

Poole was fifth and Kenny Harrison sixth, on

a one off 600 ride.

1991 saw a new event added to the annual

TT Festival, which effectively extended the

competitive TT period by one day. The “Isle of

Man Steam Packet Company National Road

Races’ were introduced to provide entertainment

for enthusiasts who were staying

on the Island after the end of the TT Races,

as it was at the time proving impossible to

‘evacuate the many thousands of bikers in a

day or two’, as once was the case.

So what better way to keep the fans of road

racing occupied, than to promote an event

that would achieve this aim, along with

providing the chance for the competitors

who had pitted their skills around the most

famous 37.73 mile ribbon of road in the world

for the past two weeks, to attempt to recoup

some of their expenses with a generous

prize fund.

The Steam Packet Company requested

the organisers of the Southern ‘100’ Races

and the Pre-TT Classic Races, held on the

4.25-mile Billown Circuit, in the south of the

Island, if they would be prepared to run an

extra meeting. The discussions resulting in

the inaugural event being run on Saturday

8th June 1991.

1995: 40th Anniversary

The fortieth running of the Southern ‘100’

brought many past champions back to the

Billown circuit to celebrate the occasion,

however the weather played havoc with the

first evening’s racing – a complete washout –

caused the abandonment of the programme,

leaving the officials the task of re-scheduling

the Wednesday races. Conditions were a

whole lot better, 24-hours later and the 40th

anniversary meeting got off to a cracking

start.

Bob Jackson on the McAdoo Kawasaki

won his first Solo Championship.

1999: Joey’s sixth Solo Championship!

Plumping for the identical compound rear

Dunlop tyre as Jim Moodie did in the Senior

TT, Joey Dunlop almost suffered the same

fate as his Honda Britain team-mate when


1999 - The rear tyre

of Joeys Honda

at the end of the

Championship

Race

rubber from the centre of the

slick started to peel away in the

latter stages of the Solo Championship.

The tyre was in fact

the very same spare Moodie

had in the pits on Senior day but

never used, fitted to a smaller

than standard 161/2-inch wheel.

‘The tyre works superbly for

about 40 miles, then it just

starts to rip up,’ said Dunlop,

after his sixth championship win

in 23 glorious years at Billown.

He hadn’t realised the tyre

had almost worn through until

he stepped off the bike in the

winner’s enclosure. After winning

three titles in a row from

1976-1979, Dunlop only contested

the Southern on a couple of

occasions in the 80s during the

peak of his F1 and Honda Britain

career, but he bounced back

with another win in 1991 and

another two years later. Such

is his experience and supreme

confidence of the 47-year-old

that he never seems to panic.

Even when it appears to be

out sprinted by riders

almost half his age in

the early stages of a

race. It happened in the

Senior Founders race

on Wednesday evening

when he appeared to

be slipping off the back

of the leading trio for a

few laps, then suddenly

there he was at the

sharp end. It was much

the same on Thursday

in the main race of the

week when Blair Degerholm

made the early

running, with Adrian

McFarland and Jason

Griffiths both elbowing

for space alongside

the 23-times TT winner.

Two laps into the

race, though, and Joey

was out in front, and

charging. From thereon

in he was in full control.

Ready to up the pace

when necessary but demoralising

the opposition

in the meantime as

he continued to steam

away into the distance.

McFarland broke free of

the similarly R1 Yamaha

mounted Griffiths after

1999 - Ian Bell and Neil Carpenter on

their way to making history in the

Sidecar Championship

1999 - Joey Dunlop on his way to

winning his sixth Solo Championship

three or four laps, eventually reeling in

Degerholm’s Wilson & Collins Kawasaki.

He was in front of the New Zealander

with four laps to go, but Blair finally

got back ahead as McFarland suffered

problems from of all things, tennis

elbow!

2000 - Blair Degerholm first Kiwi to

sin the Solo Championship

2000: First Kiwi Solo Champion

Blair Degerholm became the first antipodean

to win the Southern ‘100’ Solo

Championship title in the 32-year history

of the race. But the New Zealander

had to smash the outright Billown lap

record on his 12th and final circuit of the

main feature race of the week to deny

an equally determined Welshman, Ian

Lougher, what would have been his first

championship.

The race was a fitting climax to the


2003 - Ryan Farquhar sweeps through Church Bends on his way to the Solo Championship

first Southern ‘100’ of the millennium, sponsored

as a whole by the Isle of Man Steam

Packet Company.

2001: No Southern ‘100’

November 2000 and the Southern 100 committee

were well ahead with planning the

2001 Southern ‘100’ Road Races, scheduled

for 16th, 17th, 18th & 19th July 2001. Then early

in the New Year came the news of the foot

and mouth epidemic in the UK. The TT races

were the first meeting to be cancelled, only

the third time in their illustrious history that

they would not run. After much consultation

with competitors, government officials and

the like, the Southern ‘100’ committee made

the decision to postpone the July event until

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 14th,

15th & 16th, after emergency legislation had

been passed in Tynwald. New Regulations and

Entry Forms were sent out and other preparations

put in place.

Then in July, ironically during the week

that the ‘Southern’ should have been run the

decision was made to call off the 2001 meeting.

Club officials met Department of Agriculture,

Fisheries and Forestry, prior to the

monthly Committee meeting and the decision

was made to cancel the Southern ‘100’ Road

races for 2001. Club Chairman, at the time,

Derek Nicholson said; ‘It is regretted that

we, as a club, have had to call off this year’s

events, especially so with all the efforts put

in by the committee to safeguard racing on

the Billown Circuit ‘But having due regard for

all the cooperation the club receives annually

from the farmers, land owners, as well as

the government agencies and in the best

interests of the Manx community as a whole,

to lose one year for their continued long term

support is a small price to pay.’

2002: Back in Business & It’s Lougher

again!

From the outset of this year’s Southern ‘100’,

only one rider looked like getting his hands

on the main solo championship trophy. Such

was his dominance of the big bike classes on

the Temple Auto Salvage 1000cc Suzuki, Ian

Lougher was always the red-hot favourite. He

duly won the 11th and final race on the calendar

at a canter from Ryan Farquhar, with Jason

Griffiths completing a carbon copy 1-2-3

of the other two superbike races. Surprisingly,

it was the joyous Welshman’s first ever-Solo

Championship race.

Ryan Farquhar came to within seventh

tenths of a second of the first ever 110mph

lap of the Southern ‘100’ circuit, when he

scorched to victory in the Ronaldsway Shoe

Co Solo Championship race. The race was

initially halted at the end of the first lap

following an incident at the Iron Gates corner

in which star newcomer Guy Martin broke an

ankle. He had made a strong start and was

attempting to go underneath early leader

Farquhar at the tight right hander when he

ran out of road, sat upright and went straight

into the straw bales lining the solid stone

walls on the left. Martin’s 750cc Suzuki

bounced back across the track, but mercifully

hit none of the following riders. Nevertheless,

with the rider requiring immediate attention

and wreckage from the bike and bales strewn

right across the road the decision was made

to red flag the race.

At the restart, 25 minutes or so later,

Farquhar again forged his way to the front on

Winston McAdoo’s GSXR. The only rider ever in

any real contention was Ramsey’s Jason Griffiths

on the Yamaha Motor UK R1 entered by

Road & Track Motorcycles. He admitted being

very lucky not to have been caught up in the

initial incident at the Iron Gate and had purposely

taken a tight line on the right hand

side to avoid the machine which he knew

was likely to bounce across the road in

front of him. But to say he settled for second

place would be a misleading statement

for he indeed began to make inroads

into the Ulsterman’s lead as the race

drew to a close – in much the same way

as he had the previous evening. Farquhar

knew that Griffiths was on a late charge

and he ran wide at Cross Four Ways on

the final lap as he came under increasing

pressure, but the young Dungannon ace

held on to record what he admitted was

his best ever victory. He smashed the

absolute course record on lap eight with

a time of 2 minutes 20 seconds precisely

(109.285mph), 0.9 of a second inside the

standard set by Ian Lougher last year but

equalled by Jason Griffiths in Wednesday’s

Total Oils Senior race. Griffiths also went

inside the old record with a time of 2.20.3

on that final lap and admitted to being

pleased with second place on the day.

Newcomer Martin Finnegan finished a

fine third, having started the week on his

backside following a fall during practice.

Maughold’s Gary Carswell rode a solid

race on his near standard GSXR 1000 to

finish a good fourth after a close initial

dice with Victor Gilmore, Ian Lougher and

Chris Palmer. Lougher had opted to ride

the Manton Honda he rode to victory in the

600 race instead of Mark Johns’ big 1000

Suzi, which had simply refused to behave

itself over the bumps and jumps of the

‘Southern’ course. Mark Parrett made up

for the disappointment of a non-finish in

the Senior race by getting the Wilson &

Collins Kawasaki home in sixth place.

Newtownards man Bertie Payne, a

long time 250cc sponsor of the late great

Joey Dunlop has donated a new trophy to

be presented annually at the Southern

‘100’.The Joey Dunlop Trophy, together with

a cheque will be awarded to the fastest

competitor at the Southern. Bitmac

contractor Bertie explained: “The Billown

Circuit was one of Joey’s favourites and

one where he achieved some of his most

memorable successes, breaking lap records

on many occasions. The trophy is a

fitting tribute to the man himself and to a

great meeting – one he was always proud

to be associated with.”

2003 - Bertie Payne presents Ryan

Farquhar with the Joey Dunlop Trophy


2005: Ian Retains Solo Championship!

Ian Lougher electrified the Golden Jubilee

Southern ‘100’ by winning the opening race

and setting the fastest ever lap around the

Billown Circuit.

Ian Lougher (Honda) and Guy Martin (Suzuki)

staged a repeat of Tuesday evening’s record-breaking

tussle when they re-joined battle

in the Total Oil Senior race. Time and again

they shattered the outright lap record set by

Lougher less than 24 hours earlier, as they

fought for supremacy on the Billown Course.

At the end Lougher pulled away to win, with

Martin backing off as it again dawned on the

youngster that he still has a thing or two to

learn from the old master. Lougher won by

nine seconds and kept his name on the ultimate

lap record at an amazing 111.83mph as

he broke Martin’s challenge on lap eight. The

pair raced wheel-to-wheel thrilling a large

crowd gathered in perfect conditions.

It took a record last lap for Ian Lougher to

beat Ryan Farquhar in the S&S Motors 50th

Anniversary race. Farquhar led on six of the

eight laps but Lougher led when it mattered

– as the chequered flag came down on a very

close race with the top three averaging more

than 105mph.

Precisely 50 years to the day since the

running of the first Southern ‘100’ the Welshman

from Northern Ireland, Ian Lougher, won

his third Southern ‘100’ Championship by 10

seconds at record lap and race speeds. For his

efforts he won the Ennett Memorial Trophy,

which was fitting as Derek Ennett, in whose

memory it is named, won that original Southern

‘100’ race. It was Lougher’s fourth win of

the meeting and proved once again there is no

substitute for experience.

Younger contender, Guy Martin challenged

for half of the 10-lap distance but again had

no real response when Lougher upped the

ante. Lougher (Honda) tailed Martin (Suzuki)

for three laps before slipping past and putting

four seconds between them by lap seven.

Next lap Lougher lapped at 111.688mph, which

completely destroyed Martin’s challenge.

In fact, it was not quite as fast as Lougher

had gone the previous evening when again

repelling Martin’s brave attempt. That had

established a new outright course record of

111.883mph, the difference being just over a

fifth of a second. Ryan Farquhar (Kawasaki)

ran third for three laps before being overtaken

at Stadium Bend by Jason Griffiths (Yamaha),

but two laps later the Irishman was back in

place. Griffiths again got his nose in front on

the penultimate lap and held it to the final

corner on the last lap only for Farquhar to

snatch it back in a demon move, including

weaving away down the finishing straight.

2006 Cameron Donald becomes second

Newcomer to win Solo Championship

Wizard of Oz Cameron Donald left his stamp

on the Isle of Man for the second time in a

month when he won the Southern 100 Solo

Championship at the first attempt.

2006 - Cameron Donald

2005 - Ian keeps Guy at bay rounding Ballabeg Hairpin

in the early part of the Solo Championship Race

Just a few short weeks after setting the TT

alight with a blistering 128 mph lap on his

way to second place in the Senior behind

John McGuinness (his second TT but his

Senior race debut) the fast-learning Australian

did it again.

This time he repelled a two-pronged assault

from Billown regulars Ian Lougher and

Guy Martin to chalk up a further debut win

on the back of his Tandragee and Skerries

successes in Ireland.

2007 Southern 100 gains ‘International’

Status

Lougher regains Solo Championship

Chalking up his 36th success on the Billown

Course, Ian Lougher won the Southern 100

Solo Championship title for the fourth time

in six years by a surprisingly comfortable

margin.

In a week of considerable highs and

lows the likeable Welshman crashed twice

at the same corner in separate races on different

bikes, broke down while vying for the

lead in the lead 250cc race and celebrated

his 44th birthday.

Nick Crowe and Dan Sayle won the

Sidecar Championship by a country mile.

It was Crowe’s fourth consecutive

title; the previous

three coming with

Darren Hope, but

his ambition of

becoming the first

drive to circulate

Billown at 100mph

on a three-wheeler

were scuppered by

the damp conditions,

having lapped

at 99.778mph in the

dry the previous

evening.

2009 Southern

100 Solo Championship

Race

Arguably Best-Ever! (At that

time)

Not many short circuit races

finish with less than four

fifths of a second blanketing

the top four riders, so when

0.777 of a second covers the

top four in a road race it must

be something special.

The 2009 Southern 100

Solo Championship race over

nine laps of the 4.25-mile

Billown Course was one such

race – arguably the most

exciting in the 54-year history

of the event on the outskirts

of the Isle of Man’s ancient

former capital of Castletown.


Little more than metres

separated Ryan Farquhar, Guy

Martin, Conor Cummins, and

Michael Dunlop over the entire

race, but it was Martin who had

the all-important edge on the

others when it mattered most.

And boy was he a happy guy!

After six years of trying to

win the big one, the popular

Lincolnshire ace was overflowing

with joy, embracing his

fellow podium men Farquhar

and Cummins and blurting out

his usual priceless comments

to everyone in earshot: “I was

pretty gutted after finishing

second in the other two big

races so I sat down with the

lads over a couple of shandies

last night and we came up with

a few changes.

“We’ve not exactly reinvented

the wheel, just a few

tweaks here and there.

” I’m really pleased for the

Hydrex team; they’ve worked

really hard for this.”

Ian and Carl Bell became

the first father and son combination

to win the Sidecar

Championship when they led

the main three-wheel event

virtually from start-to-finish,

with Ian becoming the first

Southern 100 competitor to

win both the Solo and Sidecar

Championships, having won

the solo championship in 1987.

2009 Guy Martin

for the 55th annual event on the

outskirts of Castletown in the

south of the Isle of Man.

It was a complete turnaround of

fortune for the tough youngster

of the best-known family dynasty

in road racing, who crashed

heavily in the early stages of the

2010 race at Iron Gate.

There were no such worries on

this occasion and Dunlop’s riding

improved as the week wore

on as his general strength and

fitness recovered from a bout of

shingles.

2012 Birchall bros bag Sidecar

feature win…

Hot foot from the Sachsenring,

three former world champions

made a lasting impression on

the Southern 100.

In the 50th year of sidecar

racing at the Billown Course and

30 years after a certain Steve

Webster (in his only appearance

at the event) set a lap record

2011 Michael Dunlop Follows

in Uncle Joey’s Winning

Wheel Tracks

Michael Dunlop put his name

on the Southern 100 Solo

Championship title precisely

35-years after his illustrious

uncle Joey first did in 1976.

Joey went on to win the feature

race at the annual Billown

event a record six times and

there is no reason to suggest

that Michael won’t achieve

similar success if he displays

similar skill and determination

over the coming decade or

more to that which he showed

in the latest edition.

Up against stiff opposition

from the likes of former winners

Guy Martin, Ryan Farquhar,

Ian Lougher and Cameron

Donald, 23-year-old Dunlop

showed them all a clean pair

of heels in perfect conditions

2011 - Michael Dunlop


2012 - Ben & Tom Birchall

of 94.79mph that stood for a decade, Ben

and Tom Birchall won the main three-wheel

championship race at the first attempt.

The Mansfield pair, having won the German

GP four days earlier, showed their all-round

versatility by winning the hard-fought eightlap

feature race.

All eyes were initially on current Sidecar

World Championship leader Tim Reeves who

had won his maiden race on the 4.25-mile

course two days earlier with Dan Sayle.

They had a three-second lead after the

opening 10 miles, but the Nick Crowe Racing

LCR Honda suddenly started to cut-out.

By Church Bends on lap three, their

lead had been hacked back to less than two

seconds and their race ended at Castletown

Stadium seconds later with a suspected

electrical malfunction.

Father and son, Ian, and Carl Bell

champions in 2009, took over the reins, but

they were ousted by the Birchalls a lap or

so later.

The two LCR’s were nose-to-tail for the

next couple of circuits before the GP stars

edged their way clear on the Cofain-sponsored

Honda to win by 6.87 seconds at an

average speed of 96.474mph.

Greg Lambert and Dicky Gale were a

lonely, but very happy third, in front of Wayne

Lockey and Kenny Cole.

2013 World Champion Reeves secures

maiden Southern 100 title

Tim Reeves and Dan Sayle won their

first Southern 100 Sidecar Championship

together in a tragedy-hit race on Thursday

afternoon.

The pair initially trailed Ben and Tom

Birchall by 0.3 of a second, but once they got

ahead of the Mansfield brothers, they always

looked favourites to clinch the title.

Reeves and Sayle blasted their LCR Honda

past the similar machine of the Birchalls

early on lap two and were 1.96 s clear by

half-distance in the reduced six-lap event.

Ben and Tom upped their ante in the latter

part, reducing the lead to 0.7 of a second

with one lap remaining.

They got closer still on the final run-in

but were unable to find a way past the SMT

Racing outfit and the defending champions

were forced to settle for second best at the

finish, 0.118s in arrears.

The Manx Gas/Klaffi Racing pair had the

small consolation of setting the fastest lap

of the race on the final tour at a speed of

98.856mph – still some way short of the first

100mph lap by a sidecar.

2014 Twin race decided by 1,000th of a

second

The joint second-closest Southern 100 of all

time saw Dean Harrison beat James Cowton

by 0.001 of a second on Thursday afternoon.

The pair were virtually inseparable for

the whole of the Ocean Ford-sponsored

650/250 race.

The furthest apart they were throughout


2014 - Dean harrison & James Cowton

the six-lap race was 0.3 of a second, but at

the finish line the two 650cc Kawasaki’s

were even closer.

Initially there was some confusion as

Manx Radio’s man-on-the-spot, Chris Kinley,

interview Cowton – congratulating him on

his first Billown success.

But then it was announced that, following

a stewards’ meeting, the line judges gave

Harrison the win.

It is quite possible that Cowton had his

electronic timing transponder fitted close

to the front of the bike and the ruling is the

first front-wheel spindle to cross the line.

Harrison’s elder brother Adrian rounded

out the podium in third, with Dean Osborne

of Douglas again beating John Barton for the

best local in sixth spot.

There have been two dead-heats on the

Billown Course – the 1961 350cc Southern

100 between Phil Read and Alan Shepherd,

and the 1988 Classic Southern 100 between

Alan Dugdale and Alan Smith, but they were

before the days of electronic timing.

2015 Guy Martin Equals Joey’s Record!

Guy Martin has become only the second

rider in the history of the Southern 100 to win

the solo championship title three years in

succession.

In a thrilling and somewhat dramatic

finale on Thursday, the ever-popular Lincolnshire

ace equalled the feat of another

charismatic character, Joey Dunlop, when

he won the title back-to-back three times

between 1976 and 1978.

It was a fitting climax to the IoM Steam

Packet-sponsored diamond jubilee meeting

that started in miserable wet conditions and

ended in blazing sunshine.

The final two days of racing were packed

with superb action and nostalgia, to crown

one of the best meetings in the history of

the great Billown event.

The Tyco BMW was pushed hard in the

main nine-lapper, not by Michael Dunlop,

as perhaps many had expected, but by Manxman

Dan Kneen who produced a terrific ride

on the Valvoline Racing by Padgett’s Honda.

Dunlop’s afternoon ended with a visit

to hospital after he was low-sided from his

BMW exiting Ballabeg Hairpin on lap three.

2016 The Southern 100 has witnessed

some exciting sidecar races over the decades,

but arguably none more thrilling than

last week’s encounters.

The calibre was top drawer, with the four

leading crews from this year’s TT all going at

it hammer and tongs.

It was no surprise then that the lap


ecord was smashed in Thursday afternoon’s

Manx Gas championship event, with the first

three crews lapping in excess of 100mph for

the first time in history.

The scene was set in Wednesday evening’s

Ace Hire & Sales race, even though it

was staged on wet roads.

Tim Reeves won the shortened race by

seven tenths of a second from Dave Molyneux

and Dan Sayle, who had made up from

a poor start to narrowly edge out Ben and

Tom Birchall and John Holden/Andy Winkle.

Conditions were near-perfect for championship

event 19 hours later on Thursday,

when Reeves/Farrance again got the best

start.

Ben and Tom Birchall were right on their

rear-wheel, with Molyneux/Sayle and John

Holden/Andy Winkle a close fourth.

Four seconds covered the first six at the

end of the first circuit, with Wayne Lockey/

Mark Sayers and the second local crew

of Karl Bennett/Lee Cain completing the

leaderboard.

There was no change on lap two, but by

then the lead four had distanced themselves

from the rest.

The Birchalls edged past Reeves/Farrance

into Ballakeighan at the start of lap

three, and seconds later Molyneux executed

a late-braking manoeuvre up the inside of

Reeves/Farrance into Iron Gate to move up

to second place.

Moly and Sayle were lining up a similar

move on the Birchalls when the head gasket

on their Honda-engined outfit blew; caused

when a stone kicked up from another

machine pierced the radiator releasing the

coolant.

Reeves and Farrance close the gap back

up on the Birchalls, with Holden/Winkle still

well in touch in third.

The leading two crews lapped at a

smidgen under a 100mph lap on the next two

circuits, then on lap six all three crews went

over the magic ton for the first time.

It was the proverbial waiting for a bus

scenario - Nick Crowe and Dan Sayle lapped

within a narrow margin of a 100mph lap in

2007 with a speed of 99.778mph, but then -

nine years on - three crews did it within one

second of each other!

Ironically, it was Reeves and Farrance

who went quickest, but they were still in

second place.

That all changed in dramatic fashion

entering Iron Gate corner on the final circuit

when the six-time world champion powered

up the inside of the Birchall brothers on the

brakes.

2016 - First 100mph laps in Sdecar Race


With few re-passing opportunities remaining,

the Birchalls were forced to settle

for the runner-up spot.

‘That’s the best race I’ve had in my life,’

beamed Tim after retaining the title.

His passenger, Farrance, was making his

first appearance on the course since he

was a ‘kid’ of 17 in 2002. He turned 32 last

Wednesday.

2017

The 2017 Southern 100 had just about everything

- perfect conditions, a quality entry,

superb racing, and record speeds.

The four-day Isle of Man Steam Packet

Company-sponsored International meeting

all came to a spectacular finale on Thursday

afternoon with the two main solo and sidecar

Manx Gas championship events.

From the change of lights, Michael Dunlop

got off to a flier on the Bennetts Suzuki

and had a narrow lead over Dean Harrison

and Dan Kneen at the bottom of Ballakaighan

straight. A couple of bike lengths

behind the leading trio were James Cowton,

Derek McGee, and Jamie Coward.

The gap between Dunlop and Harrison

was considerably tighter at 0.475 of a

second after two laps and hammering down

Castletown Bypass another lap on the three

leaders were virtually side-by-side. The official

margin was 100th of a second between

Dunlop and Kneen.

Dunlop continued to lead, but then Harrison

jumped to the front with his first 115mph

lap on the next circuit to grab the lead.

He held the advantage for the next two

circuits before Kneen got his nose in front

on laps seven and eight. All the time, the

speeds were continuing to increase.

Harrison and Kneen looked the likely

contenders coming into the closing stages,

with Dunlop biding his time behind them on

the Suzuki. Harrison led for half a circuit on

lap seven, but Kneen nipped back ahead of

him on the brakes into Cross Four Ways.

On the final lap it was all change again

with Harrison leading into Iron Gate from

Dunlop, with Kneen third.

Harrison held on this time, and Kneen

managed to edge Dunlop out of second

place to cross the finish line a bike-anda-half

length behind winner Harrison. The

official margin was 0.131 of a second.

Amazingly, despite finishing third, Dunlop’s

final lap was the fastest of the race, a

new absolute lap record of 115.707mph in a

time of 2min 12.231sec.

2018 & 2019 Dean Harrison Takes Command

Bradford rider Dean Harrison, riding the Silicone

Racing Kawasaki machines continued

where he left off the previous year, retaining

his Southern 100 Solo Championship crown.

In addition he won the two ‘big bike’ races

on Wednesday evening, the repeating the

exercise on Thursday morning.

2019 saw Dean take all five 1000cc and

600cc races and once again lifting the

coveted ‘Derek Ennett’ Trophy for winning

the prestigious Southern 100 Solo Championship

race, making it three in a row, only

the third time this has been achieved since

the races started in 1955. Dean Harrison take

the accolade alongside Joey Dunlop, 1976,

1977 & 1078; Guy Martin 2013, 2014 & 2015, and

himself 2017, 2018 & 2019.

All was looking well for 2020, until the

Covid-19 pandemic took over the world and

the 65th running of the Isle of Man Steam

Packet Company Southern 100 Road Races

were officially cancelled.

Southern 100 Racing, the organisers are

now in the throws of planning for 2021 and

look forward to welcoming friends, old and

new to the Colas Billown Course on Monday,

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12th, 13th,

14th & 15th July for the Isle of Man Steam

Packet Southern 100 Road Races.

2019 - Dean Harrison Podium After 3rd Solo

Championship win (A HAT-TRICK)


SPECIAL FINANCE OFFER

KTM 390 DUKE

FROM R 1,600

PER MONTH*

Foto: R. Schedl

START NOW

YOUR ROCKET THROUGH EVERY CORNER.

Retail price

Monthly instalment

Interest rate

Term

Deposit

R 79,999

R 1,600

9.33%

60 months

R 8,000

Principal debt

Total cost of credit

Initiation (included in instalment)

Service fee (included in instalment)

R 73,207

R 96,024

R 1,208

R 69

*Finance offer valid from 1 June 2020 until 31 August 2020 on all new, in-stock 390 Duke 2020 models, while stocks last, at all

participating KTM dealers. All information with the proviso that mistakes, printing, setting and typing errors may occur. Please

consult your local dealer for further details and tailor made offers. Terms and Conditions apply. Finance is subject to approval and

client risk profile. Initiation fee and service fee may be applicable.

KTM Finance, a product of WesBank - a division of First Rand Bank Ltd. Registered Bank. An Authorised Financial Services

and Registered Credit Provider. NCRCP20.


THE BLACK

It started with a comment made by Michael Kapp that he would love to have a bobber built using a BMW R1200C.

Article by Andre Stander


We eventually found the perfect

donor motorcycle after a

time-consuming search. I knew

it would be a challenge and I

was ready for it.

Michael is a very discerning customer,

with his own ideas and demands. I knew

I had to discuss with him and persuade

him to agree with a host of design ideas,

motivating each and every one of them, but

on the other hand he was not shy to pay or

wait out the time to build this extraordinary

bike.

Michael arrived with a few photographs

in hand to show me what he would like his

personalised bobber to look like. This gave

me a rough idea to work from.

First order of business was to have the

custom clam shell exhaust manufactured

at Dominator Exhaust Systems.

After the strip-down I started to modify

the frame and the rear fender to give the

bike the naked bobber look without looking

like a Macaw losing its tail feathers. The

identified parts and components were

sent off to the different subcontractors to

perform their magic.

I only use some of the best subcontractors

in the trade. The beautiful paint

job was expertly done by Louis Snyman. If


you look at the bike in the shade it is superb but

let a ray of sunlight catch Louis fine art and you

will see the tank shimmer into a work of pure eye

candy. The contrast of the gleaming black tank

and the matt black finish on the frame makes the

design of the bike even more astonishing.

As everyone who built a custom motorcycle

knows, the stripping and sending off the components

are the easy part of the job. While waiting

for the components to arrive back, I started with

the design of the custom speedo cluster and

taillight bracket. These components were expertly

machined from solid billet aluminium and powder

coated.


BMW Motorrad

Pre-owned Motorcycles.

R 1200 GS, 2012

50 000km

R102 995

R 1200 GSA, 2013

69 000km

R114 995

R 1200 GS, 2015

Top Box

46 000km

R139 995

R NINE T PURE, 2019

3 000km

R129 995

F 800 GS ADV , 2017

Top Box

17 500km

R119 995

S 1000 R , 2020

Akrapovic Slip On

1000km

R194 995

F 800 GS ADV, 2014

Three boxes

23 000kms

R89 995

R 1200 GS, 2011

59 000km

R102 995

F 700 GS, 2019

5 500km

R109 995

BMW MOTORRAD SANDTON

www.sandton.bmw-motorrad.co.za

BMW Financial Services

126 Rivonia Road,

Sandton, 2146

Telephone: (011) 676 6600

Facsimilie: (011) 676 6601

Craig Jones

Sales Manager

craig.jones@motorradsandton.co.za


When all the finished components

arrived at Stander Customs, my meticulous

and time-consuming work started,

reassembling the now new creation, the

Black Bobber. As the work progressed, it

was like a phoenix rising from the ashes,

excitement as each perfect part and

component took its place on the bike.

During the entire process, Michael

was sent photographs of the progress.

He was more than happy with the process

and the overall style of the bike.

The bike was completed during the

lockdown and exceeded all Michael’s and

my expectations. It was pure enjoyment

to build this very beautiful Black Bobber

for an appreciative customer and every

time I saw the look of amazement on

peoples faces who came to look at the

bike, I knew Michael and I did lots of

things very right.

André Stander, the front man

at Stander Customs

I would like to give credit where credit is

due. My very capable sub-contractors and

suppliers are:

• PBP – Louis Snyman, spray painting.

• Dion Korkie - seat.

• Dominator Exhaust Systems – Gert Faul,

exhaust.

• Arctonix – Machining.

• GJ Electroplating – Greg, chrome plating.

• CJLM Electroplating – Gun coating.

• TPS – Powder coating.

• Liebner Engravers – Engraving.

• Coating Graphics – Lanie Yzel, carbon

fibre dipping.

• MaxInc – light fittings.

• BG Wheels – Lacing of the wheels.

• International Race Supplies – Braided

hoses and fittings.


MOTOGP DATES


WORLDSBK DATES


BRAD

BINDER

RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING


ONE MAN

LOADER

The guys from SEMA Customs have

take the effort out of loading with their

patented design of the One Man Loader.

These are brand new to the market and

are aimed to help people out that find it

difficult to load a motorcycle on and off

a bakkie.

The system very cleverly uses a

winch to run a whole platform on and

off the bakkie, the platform has a very

nicely designed SEMA Custom wheel

chock to hold your bike in place while

you strap it down before winching it up.

There are securing mounts fitted in the

front to stop the platform from lifting

as well as securing mounts on the back

to stop the platform from sliding back

while driving and as an extra safety

precaution there is a chain that also

holds that pulls the platform forward

making sure it doesn’t move while you

are transporting your loved motorcycle.

The loading has become so effortless

that the longest part of loading the bike

is actually tying the bike down. All in all

the One man loader takes about 30 seconds

to lower the platform and about

another 30 seconds to lift it. There are

a lot of added benefits to having the

one man loader other than effortless

loading, the one man loader is cheaper

than other bike trailers, takes up less

space as the platform can be placed

flat on the floor in a garage, the one

man loader can be used by contractors

and field technicians that need to drop

off any equipment through out the day

and there are no annul licence fees to

be paid like there would be on a trailer.

The one man loader can take a

weight of 200kgs with the standard

winch, but if you were thinking of

loading your adventure bike, don’t fear

as there are modifications to suit your

needs.

The one man loader starts from R12

500 including the winch and takes the

weight of a 200kg motorcycle for any

motorcycles above 200kgs please give

SEMA Customs a call on 072 313 5084 or

email them on sean@troutafrica.co.za


CLASSIC RACER TESTS MICK DOOHAN’S 1996

HONDA NSR500

Of all the trips a veteran bike journo might have had, this has to be the

big ‘un. Mick Doohan’s HRC 500GP 2-stroke. We’re not worthy...

Keep the revs above 10,000,” said Mick Doohan

as I prepared to ride the NSR500 on which he’d

just won a third straight world championship.

“If it spins at 8,000rpm you’ll be over the bars

for sure.”

Er, thanks Mick. It’s a Monday

morning in Sydney, a day after the

last GP of 1996, and I’m feeling

slightly far from home as I contemplate

the Eastern Creek circuit

I’ve never ridden before, from the

barely-padded seat of a factory

V4 two-stroke that makes roughly

200bhp and weighs 130kgs (so,

slightly less than a CBR125R).

Jerry Burgess points out the

rear brake lever alongside the

clutch lever, invented by Doohan a

few years earlier after the Assen

crash that almost cost him his

right leg. That’s a first for me,

obviously, though I’m not planning

“MY FIRST EVER RIDE ON THE LEGENDARY NSR

WAS INTIMIDATING TO START WITH BUT MOSTLY

IT WAS JUST FANTASTIC FUN.”

on touching the thing. There’s quite enough

Words: Roland Brown Pics: Gold & Goose

unfamiliar stuff on this bike already, thanks very

much. Like the carbon brake discs, and the

then novelty of a quick-shifter for the already

confusing down-for-up raceshift

gearchange.

“Keep the throttle open

and tread down to change,”

Burgess yells above the

cacophonous crackle of

four expansion pipes. “And

if you crash it, get up and

run!”

My first ever ride on

the legendary NSR was intimidating

to start with but

mostly it was just fantastic

fun. Over the years, Honda’s

single-crank V4 always was

the horsepower nutter bastard

even among that fiendishly elite

group of factory 500cc strokers.

After I’d paid my way half-way

round the world for five laps on one,

it didn’t disappoint.


Probably the closest a Frank

Thomas boot ever got to an

NSR500 V4 gearchange...


“AT LEAST I DID BRING IT BACK IN ONE PIECE, UNLIKE DOOHAN,

WHO THE DAY BEFORE HAD CRASHED OUT OF HIS HOME GP”

BREATHLESS

Coming on to Eastern Creek’s downhill main straight

for the first time, I held my breath and flicked the throttle

open. Instantly the monster went on the rampage. In third

gear at over a ton the front wheel snapped off the ground,

then did the same thing in fourth as I trod through the box.

As the straight disappeared in seconds it was as much as I

could do to hold on and pull myself forward to keep some

weight over the front wheel.

If the NSR’s acceleration was blood-draining, the

stopping power provided by those carbon discs and the

Michelin front slick was barely less so. And in the bends its

control, balance and ease of steering made every road bike

I’d ridden feel rough by comparison. No matter how hard I

tried, the NSR refused to twitch. Its rigid frame and stateof-the-art

suspension simply meant it reacted perfectly

to every command. And then tried to rip its bars from my

hands all the way down that long straight.

From about 298km/h I brake at the 120-metre board

for Turn One: a long, sweeping fourth-gear left-hander, the

Honda was the only outfit to make a single-crank

V-4 two-stroke work. No-one outside HRC knows

how they did it, even 17 years on.

Gull-arm swinger, quad-spannies, HRC sticker: we’ll

never see the like again

200bhp

Max power for a weight

barely more than 130kg

SB

fastest corner on the track and a great place to overtake

if you get it right. The front Michelin slides quite a bit here,

then on the way out of the turn the bike’s wheelspinning

as I’m back on the throttle and heading towards Turn

Two...

Er, or not. Sorry, got a bit carried away there. That

last bit was not me but Mighty Mick, explaining what he

did during a hot lap of Eastern Creek. I used up some

knee-slider through that frighteningly fast and bumpy

Turn One, but I sure as hell didn’t get either tyre out of line

during my short but intense five laps on the NSR.

At least I did bring it back in one piece, unlike Doohan,

who the day before had crashed out of his home GP after

clashing with team-mate Alex Criville. The Aussie tamed

the NSR again to win two more titles before Honda’s brilliant

but brutal V4 flicked him off again, at Jerez in 1999,

and this time even Doohan didn’t come back.


Est. 1997

011 672 9008

073 206 0855

sales@2mtrailers.co.za

THE ORIGINAL

We manufacture, service, rent and

repair ALL makes of trailers:

• Bike Trailers

• Trike Trailers

• Quad Bike Trailers

• Golf Cart Trailers

• Car Trailers

• Advertising Board Trailers

• Utility Trailers

RENTALS NOW

AVAILABLE!

WE ALSO SELL :

STEEL TIE-DOWNS

WE BUY & SELL

USED TRAILERS &

TAKE TRADE-IN’S

WHEEL LOCKS

GARAGE WHEEL

LOCKS

TRAILER WHEEL

LOCKS

REAR CHANNEL

SABS Reg

Trailer Manufacturer

CALL US FOR

PRICING

www.2mtrailers.co.za

Also available @ Bavarian Motorcycles

Centurion & Priclo Trailers Cape Town

566 Ontdekkers rd,

Florida, JHB

(Just off Gordon road)


JORGE

LORENZO

It hasn’t been an easy year for Jorge Lorenzo. Starting poorly when he broke his wrist in a training accident

and turning into a complete disaster when injury after injury saw him walk away from Repsol Honda

and retire from MotoGP at the Valencian Grand Prix in November, it’s fair to say that he’s taken a beating

in the past twelve months.

However, finding a new

lease of life since the

pressures of competing

for world championships

was lifted from his shoulders and

making a triumphant return to

Yamaha as their new test rider,

he’s managed to snatch victory

from the jaws of defeat and come

out of his annus horribilis smiling.

And, sitting down with The

Race for his first interview since

the events of last November,

Lorenzo says that despite all the

highs and lows of the rollercoaster

ride he’s been through, he’s

happy with the choices that have

led him to where he is today.

Can you explain how you made

the decision to retire at the end

of 2019?

Before winning in Mugello with

Ducati, I had a difficult time. I

couldn’t get the results I wanted,

Ducati wanted to sign another

rider and I had to find a solution.

I was in a good moment of my

career, I was fast, I was still sharp

- but for some reason, I couldn’t

get the results and I couldn’t stay

in Ducati. We found the option of

going to Petronas Yamaha and it

was almost ready to sign - then

the opportunity at Honda arrived

and I couldn’t say no to them.

One of every rider’s dream is to

race for Honda at least once in

your life, and I was lucky that in

three weeks I was able to have

the chance to do what no rider

did in history and win with three

different bikes.

But things started wrong with

the injury to my scaphoid, and

the 2019 bike was difficult to ride.

Injuries came to play a big role

and it turned into a big mess. I

was never competitive, I never

got good results, and especially

the injury at Assen helped make

my decision for me. Without that,

I would probably have stayed and

tried another year, but it changed

my way of thinking a lot and retirement

became a real thought. I

tried to come back at Silverstone

and see what happened, and if

I had found the motivation and

the confidence it might have

changed things, but I didn’t have

the patience to stay without

them.

If I’m not able to win then

I’m not happy, because the only

thing that keeps me going in

this profession is the possibility

of winning. There are so many

negative aspects of it; the travel,

the events, the pressure you feel

at races, the possibility of getting

injured. They aren’t compensated

for unless you’re able to win. I

struggled and suffered a lot at

Honda, and there was no compensation

for it.

In the end, does that mean it

was an easier call to make?

It wasn’t easy to make the decision,

because I wasn’t able to

repay the trust that Honda and

Alberto Puig put in me. But it’s

also true that another year like


2019 was something that neither Honda

nor I could afford because both of us are

winners, not people who finish tenth or 15th.

I was suffering there, and life is for enjoying,

not suffering - especially when you’ve won

so much.

I don’t have regrets, because there’s

no sense to regret things that you can’t

change. But there will always be the question

of what would have happened if I had

won one month before at Ducati. Probably

we wouldn’t be here talking. But when I look

at my career, I can only consider myself a

very lucky guy and lucky sportsman. I’m

proud of it, and I can’t be unhappy. Most

importantly, my wrist is OK and I have no

problems with my back. I had some doubts

about the pain in my back, but it’s been fine

so far.

How did the deal with Yamaha happen?

Suddenly when I announced my retirement,

Yamaha came to me very interested. It

looked like the perfect role because I’m able

to do what I love and ride bikes, and I can

feel part of a project and the feeling of improving

things, which has always been nice.

But it’s without the travelling, without the

people in the paddock during a Grand Prix,

the pressure that comes with it. I thought

‘why not?’ because it gives me the best of

my career without the worst. Of course, I’ll

miss the feeling you can only get as a racer,

to win a MotoGP race, but you can’t have

everything in life.

I don’t know how I always seem to be

in the eye of all the attention, because it

happens a lot - when I buy a new car, when

I announce my plans! It sometimes creates

a lot of expectations, but I’m just doing what

I love - and I feel like at Yamaha now I can

have the good things without the bad things.

The feeling is already very familiar again in

the team. It’s not that they treated me badly

at Ducati and Honda; it’s quite the opposite

because they treated me well and gave me

their best. I have friends in both teams. But

in Yamaha, there’s a different feeling, and

the bike is very familiar-feeling too, especially

for my riding style.

You’ve always been a controversial

character, but is it fair to say that that’s

changed a little in recent months?

I think the main reason that I’ve always had

bad comments directed at me is because

I’ve been racing against Valentino, especially

after the polemic of Malaysia 2015. But

time is a great healer; humans forget both

negative and positive feelings very

quickly, and maybe as time has gone

on fans have started to understand

me a little better or maybe because

I’ve changed as a person. I think

maybe some people were touched by

my press conference at Valencia last

year too, and the response has been

popular.

Now that I’m not depending so

much on being an official rider or

working with sponsors, I can show

more or less whatever I want on social

media too. I can show the real life that

I live. It seems that people appreciate

it, even if there are some that are a

little against it because my real life is

about travelling and enjoying myself.

Some people have some envy, but I

think they’ll get used to it because

that’s how my life is going to be now,

at least for the moment. All humans


anyone could dislike him - he’s very easy

to love. Yamaha has a very exciting team

for the future now. I think it’s the first time

I’ve ever wanted someone apart from me

to win! I couldn’t win last year so I liked it

when Marc was able to for the team, but

now I really want to see Valentino, Maverick

and Fabio winning. Hopefully, Franco

can make the last step as well.

How is your relationship with Valentino

now?

It’s very difficult to be friendly with a direct

competitor, especially when we’re all

killers in MotoGP. Marc is a killer, Valentino

is a killer, I’m a killer; we all want to

win and we never want to give anything to

the others. That makes it hard to communicate,

to spend time together, or to

have empathy for the other. You don’t hate

them, but you want them to go as slow

as possible and to be able to beat them

every time. When something as emotional

as Sepang in 2015 happens, the friction

causes a fire and the relationship is even

worse. I’ve always said that with Valentino,

the further apart we are the better the

relationship we have, at least until now!

The best relationship we had in the past

was when he was at Ducati or when I was

at Ducati. But we’re closer than ever now,

maybe because our shared interest is to

see Yamaha winning.

are haters at least a little bit, because

envy is a human feeling - and you

need to live with it.

Are you excited to be working with

Yamaha and especially with Fabio

in 2020?

Right now, Yamaha is the only team

that has three riders that can win

races and fight for the championship.

Honda only has Marc for the moment,

Suzuki only has Rins because Mir still

has to score his first podium. Ducati

maybe has three, but Yamaha has

more chance to win with their three.

If you know Fabio as a person you

know that he never fights with anyone

and he’s always smiling. He changes

a lot when he’s in race mode and

becomes very electric with a lot of

energy, but when he takes off his helmet

he’s a very cool kid. I don’t think

Do you have a plan to make some wildcard

appearances in 2020?

For the moment nothing is confirmed,

although people have been speaking a lot

about Montmelo. I’ll be there to see the

winners of my helmet giveaway, but I don’t

know if I’ll be there as a spectator or as a

rider. It’ll depend a lot on my feeling with

the bike, because if I’m quite competitive

and if I have the pace to finish a race then

maybe. It’s not the same thing to be fast

and to have race pace.

Would success in them tempt you back

to racing full time?

For the moment I’m happy with the role

that I have because I can enjoy life in a

way I haven’t for twenty years. I’ve got a

lot of things I want to do, other projects

and new things. But in life you never know.

After Valencia it was 99% no, and now it’s

maybe 98%. If it’s grown 1% in two months

maybe it’ll keep growing in the future, but

for now it’s a no.


Reader

LETTERS

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

THE LETTER

OF THE MONTH

WINS A HJC

HELMET.

Prize is based on availability of models. Pictures serve as illustration only.

Dear Clint,

I’ve been struggling for 4 and a half

months in some serious pain since

January with complications from my

“camel crash” racing in Mauritania.

Finally after numerous MRI scans, dye

injections and different specialists I

think we have a long and difficult, but

proper solution going forward.

So this week we kicked off

with a right shoulder op to repair

the torn tendon, shave the

bone and add the new anchor

points. It’s gonna be six weeks

in a sling and then a good few

months of rehab to get it back

to 100%.

Once that’s done then my

left wrist gets fused between

the scaphoid, lunate and capitate

bones as well as a cartilage

repair. So all in I’m “man

down” for most of the year.

They can’t do them together

as it’s right shoulder and left

wrist and Meredith refuses to

wipe my butt for me....so much

for team work!!

Jokes aside, crashing bikes

and getting injured really

sucks and I certainly believe

there’s no “bragging rights” when it

comes to how you’ve damaged your

body. For some people who don’t ride

they see posts like this and think how

mental and foolish guys are who ride

bikes or participate in extreme sports.

I fully get that and I can see how it can

be perceived that way. The truth is I

hate getting injured or seeing other riders

injured and I do all I can to reduce

the chances of injury by wearing the

proper protective gear and calculating

all the risks vs reward moments when

riding or racing. The only way to fully

eliminate injuries is to avoid all risks.

Some people will choose this path

and live a “safe life” avoiding all risk,

injury and chance of failure but in my

opinion they will miss out on the very

essence of what this incredible life

has to offer. For me I will choose the

package deal where there will be times

like this of pain and healing but also

a constantly growing list of incredible

adventures, far away places, friends

like brothers and squeezing every last

drop out of this awesome life!

PS. This might just be the meds

talking.

Joey Evans

Hi Joey

I totally get where you are coming

from. Our lives although very different

have quite often intertwined at

different times. Some of them life

changing events for us personally and

for our families. We were at the same

event when you hit that cow on the

Pongola 500 while you were training for

the Dakar a few years back. You were

shipped off to hospital and I

can clearly remember your kids

and Meredith in a panic back at

the hotel. For sure we put our

families through a lot. On my

side a few years back my wife

just gave birth to our little girl

one week before and there I was

unconscious for 10 days in Milpark

because I got it wrong on

a Kawasaki H2R. The aftermath

of that is that I was so blessed

to make it through that situation

and that has also shaped

me into the person I am today.

In essence all things we have

gone through and experienced

make us who we are today and I

would not change it at all. I wish

I could have saved the agony

I put the close people around

me through but for the rest, I’m

happy where I am now and I’m glad to

see you feel the same. Go and and live

it, you only get once shot at it.

By the way, you’re our winning letter of

the month. If you don’t want the helmet

as a prize, please feel free to nominate

a person who would love to receive it

from you.

Cheers,

Clint


BUDGET READING

Hello Clint.

Firstly I’d like to say your bike magazine

is the best, as a pensioner I can

afford to buy it every second month. As

my wife always says 6 are better than

none.

Someone placed your magazine on our

WhatsApp group which indicated free,

well I had to show the wife that her “You

Magazine” doesn’t do that which pissed

her off for two days.

Thanks once again for both a great bike

magazine and during this “lock down”

situation we can still get SuperBike

Mag.

One month later Adam contacted us

again.

Good morning Clint and SuperBike

team: I’ve looked on the magazine

racks, well, where there are still racks,

most have being removed due to no

new paper backs coming in (CNA, Spar,

Checkers, P&P and convenience shop at

gas stations). Are we going to be blessed

again with a free electronic copy this

month? You’ve whetted my appetite last

month.

My wife now reads her “You Magazine

articles on News 24 $%&^#@$%.

Thanks for helping us all get our fix

during lock down.

Regards

Dave Adam

Hi Dave

Thanks for your mails, it’s much appreciated.

Truthfully we are just true lovers

of all things two wheels. I hope you

are still riding and if so, what bike? My

Dad is 83 and is still an avid rider and I

totally blame him for my addiction to it.

I find my helmet time some of the best

time I can spend with myself and I do it

a little every day.

On the digital magazine, we are desperately

trying to go back to print right now

but we need the support of the industry

and although most seem to have had a

good re opening of their business, everybody

is still feeling the effects of not

doing any trade for almost two months.

You can make sure that you will get the

free digital every month, go onto Yumpu.

com and you will find all of our issues

there. Our plan is to only make the free

digital magazine available on the 10th of

every month. We are doing this to make

sure guys at least buy the hard copy

first in the shops. Maybe I’m just old

school but I do prefer a magazine in my

hand to page through.

Take care Dave

Clint

RANTING A BIT

Hi Clint

My rant for today! Does anyone have

access to Zuckerfucker? I want to lay a

shovel into his face. Yes, I know Facebook

is free and we have to be grateful

for his awesomeness having us all eat

at the biggest advertising media in the

world, and we have to grovel at his feet

for connecting us all.

But seeing an advert every 5th post and

then the new spam is these sponsored

posts. This one is now the 6th with

different spammers posting the same

shit coming over my feed. It is spam,

promoted by one person with different

accounts. Try and report it? Nothing

happens.

If it was not to follow

friends and family doings,

I would dump this cesspool

of shit social media

thing in a heartbeat.

Regards

Michnus

Hi Michnus

You should see it from

our side, it’s like a never

ending wave that we have

to do otherwise you loose

out and get dumped. It

for sure is the buzzword

nowadays. Shocking thing

is that so many of our

readers are not on facebook, websites

and instagram. They just have had

enough, and funny thing is, they all read

the magazine and are “gatvol” of exactly

the same thing. Remember when we

all got spam sms’s, can you believe it, I

wish I could turn the time back on that

one because my email box is full of new

spam messages every day and it does.

To matter to put it in the spam folder,

they just find a new way. Bastards.

Cheers, my rant also over now

Clint


LONGTERMER DANIEL PIENAAR

HUSQVARNA

SVARTPILEN

Unfortunately due to the corona virus pandemic and South Africa going into a nation wide lock down This long termer

from Husqvarna has had to be parked for a little while. During the level 5 I was sitting in my house pondering about how I

could get saddle time on this phenomenal machine.

I

figured that I could use this bike to

go to the shops, I could get out the

house and get some helmet time to

regain a bit of mentality. It was pretty

apparent to me that I never appreciated

the freedom associated to riding

quite as much as I do now.

After wheeling the bike through my

house and into the driveway I was ready

to get going. I had let this beautifully

design bike warm up before swinging

my leg over for a ride. I was ready. As I

rode out the driveway I figured that it

would be pointless riding right down

the road and my satisfaction for riding

would not be fulfilled, so what would

any normal rider do? Obviously go to a

shop further away. The ride wasn’t your

usual breakfast run distance but it was

enough to throughly enjoy riding the

Husqvarna. While I was out and about

I had to walk to the bike a few times

and it is impossible not to admire how

good looking this bike is. As the old

saying goes if you walk away from your

bike and don’t turn around to look back,

you’ve bought the wrong motorcycle.

This is definitely not the case with this

motorcycle.

I think part of the reason there

has been such big success with this

Svartpilen is that it really looks the part,

it holds a certain amount of old school

character with the round head light but

also a modern appeal throughout the

rest of the motorcycle and as I have

previously mentioned I love the subtleness

of the branding on the bike, which

leave people wondering that don’t know

motorcycles.

On the way home I had some fun

with the this Svartpilen, after getting

the few essentials I need we were

headed home and one thing I absolutely

loved about the level 5 lockdown was

the open roads with very few cars. It just

meant you could ride a little faster and

have less risk of things going wrong.

This also meant that there was ample

place to wheelie and once you turn the

traction control off this bike really does

come into its own. It is loads of fun to

ride this single cylinder Husky and I

reckon it will definitely put a smile on

any motorcycle enthusiasts face.


RACING SERVICES

Race tuner to many South African

championship winners !

Bike Worx

TEL: 011 792 5795

48 Gerhardus str, Cnr CR Swart

RACING Strijdom SERVICES

Park

Race tuner to many South African

championship winners !

TEL: 011 792 5795

48 Gerhardus str, Cnr CR Swart

Strijdom Park

BIKE TRACK DAY EVERY

SECOND SUNDAY OF

THE MONTH

fred.blastshop1@gmail.com

MOTOCROSS TRACK NOW OPEN FROM WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY

BIKE TRACK DAY EVERY

SECOND SUNDAY OF

THE MONTH

·Private to Private Sales

·Employed MOTOCROSS and Self Employed TRACK Individual NOW OPEN Applications FROM WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY

fred.blastshop1@gmail.com

·Business Applications

·Warranties, Service Plans, Maintenance Plans,

·Customer Protection Plans and more available

·Comprehensive Insurance quotes

·Change of Ownership

·Microdotting ·Private to Private for registration Sales

and police clearance

·Employed Representative of FSP and 32023

Self Employed Individual Applications

·Business Applications

102 January ·Warranties, Service Plans, Maintenance Plans,

CUSTOM 2020 Track Training SPRAY Experience PAINTING AND ACCIDENT REPAIRS

·Customer Protection Plans and more available

·Comprehensive Insurance quotes

·Change of Ownership

R1890.00

·Microdotting for registration and police clearance

PER Representative RIDER

Advertise

of FSP 32023

102 January 2020 Track Training Experience

EXPERT RIDER

TRAINING

“Biker’s Country” as in the Free State

and the Clarens region we are

blessed with incredible rides to suit all

levels of riders. Whether it’s passes

or off road terrain you are looking

for - this region has it. A few places in

particular that a rider cannot miss out

on are Golden Gate, Surrender Hill,

EXPERT Old Mill and Monantsa pass. RIDER

TRAINING

reservations@deark-clarens.co.za | www.deark-clarens.co.za

“Biker’s Country” as in the Free State

058 256 1202

and the Clarens region we are

blessed with incredible rides to suit all

levels of riders. Whether it’s passes

or off road terrain you are looking

for - this region has it. A few places in

particular that a rider cannot miss out

on are Golden Gate, Surrender Hill,

Old Mill and Monantsa pass.

reservations@deark-clarens.co.za | www.deark-clarens.co.za

058 256 1202

We can cater for groups up to 22, so ideal for

bike weekends away. We have a

2020 Dates

restaurant, bar and great “Kuier” plekke for

PER RIDER

27 JAN

24 FEB

23 MARCH Advertise here

20 APRIL

We manufacture screens

We can cater for groups up to 22, so ideal for

18 MAY

and headlight protectors

bike weekends away. We have a

2020 Dates

contact here

and import screens and seat

restaurant, bar and great “Kuier” plekke for 15 JUNE

cowls for the later model

20 27 JULY JAN

bikes

24 17 FEB AUG

23 MARCH 14 SEP

20 12 APRIL OCT

We manufacture screens

daniel@superbikemag.co.za

SOME OF OUR CLIENTS WHO TRUST US 189 MAY NOV

and headlight protectors

Pretoria: 012 565 6730

contact

Cape Town: 021 510 0900

import screens and seat

157 JUNE DEC

Unit 3, Auckland Park

255 West Street

12 Auckland cowls Street for (Cnr the later Section model Road)

20 JULY

Pretoria North

www.racescreen.co.za bikes

17 AUG

14 SEP

Cruisers | Sportsbikes | Adventure bikes | All bikes welcome!

Contact : Bellindah to book your place!! - b.gama@superbikemag.co.za - 011 791 4611

@motoartSA

Contact : Bellindah to book your place!! - b.gama@superbikemag.co.za - 011 791 4611

R1890.00

Cruisers | Sportsbikes | Adventure bikes | All bikes welcome!

12 OCT

9 NOV

7 DEC

Pretoria: 012 565 6730

255 West Street

Pretoria North

daniel@superbikemag.co.za

ntitled-1 ntitled-3 1 2019/10/18 2020/02/20 00:03:31

20:42:58

083 389 7328

neil.baber1@gmail.com

Cape Town: 021 510 0900

Unit 3, Auckland Park

12 Auckland Street (Cnr Section Road)

www.racescreen.co.za


Made in in Japan

MotoComp

MM oot or rc cy yc cl le e PPa ar rt ts s && AAc c ce es s so or ri ei es

s

MotoComp

Open M o 8 t8 oto r 5 c5 y Monday c l e Pto to a r Friday t s &- - Trade A c c & e& s Retail s o r i eSales

s

M o t o r c y c l e P a r t s & A c c e s s o r i e s

Christmas M Open o t o r 8 c to ybreak! c5 l e Monday Closed P a r tto s Friday 16 & Dec A - cTrade cuntil e s s& 6 oRetail rJan i e s2020

Sales

Open 8 to 5 Monday to Friday - Trade & Retail Sales

Open 8 to 5 Monday to Friday - Trade & Retail Sales

Carb Rebuild Carb Kits

Rebuild Parts

Kits &

for Parts

Road for

Off Classic

Road &

Quad Newer

Bikes

Models

Carb Rebuild Float Valves Kits -& - Gaskets Parts - for - Air Air Road Screws Off - - Pilot Road && Main & Quad Jets - Jet - Bikes Jet Needles

Made in Japan

Carb Rebuild Kits Made & in Japan Parts for Classic & Newer Models

Made in Japan

Float Valves - Gaskets - Air Screws - Pilot & Main Jets - Jet Needles

Road Road / Off

// Off Off Road Road Race Race Carbs Carbs Replacement & Parts

Road / Off Road Race Carbs & Replacement Parts

Parts

FCR FCR -- CR CR Special - - FCR-MX - - PWK PWK - - PE PE - - PJ PJ

Road / Off Road Race Carbs & Replacement Parts

FCR - CR Special - FCR-MX - PWK - PE - PJ

Road / Off Road Race Carbs & Replacement Parts

Road

Road

Road / Off

/

/

Off

Off Road

Road

Road Race

Race

Race Carbs

Carbs

Carbs &

&

Replacement &

Replacement Parts

Parts

Parts

RS Smoothbore - VM Roundslide- HSR - TM/TMX - VM

RS Smoothbore - VM Roundslide- HSR - TM/TMX - VM

Road / Off Road Race Carbs & Replacement Parts

RS Smoothbore - VM Roundslide- HSR - TM/TMX - VM

Raceparts

Raceparts

Road / Off Road Road Race / Off Performance Road Race Parts Performance Parts

Road / Off Road Road Manual

Race / Off CC

Performance Road Tensioners Race - Adjustable

Parts Performance Sprocket Parts etc

Manual Road CC / Off Tensioners Road Race - Adjustable Performance Sprocket etc Parts

Raceparts

Raceparts

Manual CC Tensioners - Adjustable Sprocket etc

of Huge Range of of Classic Kawasaki Parts Parts

Huge Range of Classic Kawasaki Parts

Huge Range of Classic Kawasaki Parts

Retail website www.motocomp-online.com

Retail website www.motocomp-online.com

Retail website Delivery - - Countrywide www.motocomp-online.com

by by The The Courier Guy Guy

Delivery - - Countrywide by by The The Courier Guy Guy

tel 073 750 9697 fax tel 086 Delivery 073 684750 1544 Countrywide 9697 mcomp@mweb.co.za by The mcomp@mweb.co.za

Courier Guy www.motocomp.co.za

tel 073 750 9697 fax tel 086073 684750 1544 9697 mcomp@mweb.co.za www.motocomp.co.za

tel 073 750 9697 fax 086 684 1544 mcomp@mweb.co.za

mcomp@mweb.co.za

www.motocomp.co.za

Ubuntu Breakfast Run

MotoComp

AFRICA

M

Mo t o r c y c l e r t Mo o ot t o

o t or r c

c r cy y c

c

y l

l

c e

e l e P

P Pa a r

r

a t

t r s

s t s &

& & A

A c

c

A c

c e

e c s

s e s

s o

o s r

r oi i

ire e i s

s

e s

Open Open

Open 8 to

8 to to

to 5

5 Monday

Monday to to

to Friday

Friday - - Trade Trade

- Trade &

& Retail Retail

Retail Sales

Sales

Sales

26.01.20

Made Made in Japan in Japan

Made

Made in

in Japan

Japan

Carb

Carb Rebuild

Rebuild Kits

Kits & Parts

Parts for for

for Classic

Classic &

& Newer

Newer Models

KIDS

Models

Float Float Float Valves Valves Valves -- Gaskets

TRAINING

Gaskets - -- Air Air - Air Screws

Screws -- Pilot Pilot - Pilot & & Main Main Main Jets Jets Jets - - Jet Jet - Jet Needles

Needles

CAMP

Road

Road /// Off Off

/ Off Road

Road Race

Race Carbs

Carbs & & Replacement

Replacement Parts

Parts

REDSTAR FCR FCR FCR

--- CR CR

- CR Special

Special RACEWAY

-- FCR-MX

FCR-MX - -- PWK WE

PWK - PWK - SUPPLY:

- PE PE - PE -- PJ PJ

- PJ

Road

Road Road /// Off Off

/ Off Road

Road Road Race

Race Race Carbs

Carbs Carbs & & Replacement

Replacement Parts

Parts Parts

RS RS RS Smoothbore

Smoothbore -- VM VM - VM Roundslide-

Roundslide- HSR HSR HSR -- TM/TMX

TM/TMX -

- TM/TMX - VM

VM

- VM

Raceparts

Raceparts

Raceparts

Road / Off Road Race Performance Parts

Manual CC Tensioners - Adjustable Sprocket etc

Road / Off Road with Race Performance bikers from: Parts

Road Road / Off Road Race Manual

/ Off

CC Tensioners

Road Race SOUTH - Adjustable

Performance AFRICA Sprocket . UGANDA Parts Parts etc

Manual Manual CC Tensioners - Adjustable Sprocket Classic CC Tensioners Kawasaki - Adjustable Parts Sprocket etc

KENYA . ZIMBABWE etc

LESOTHO . SWAZILAND . NIGERIA

ANGOLA .MOZAMBIQUE.BOTSWANA

MOROCCO . NAMIBIA

Retail

Retail website

website www.motocomp-online.com

www.motocomp-online.com

HOSTED BY SAMRA

NK BRAVEHEARTS

Retail Delivery

website NEILHARRAN@RACINGACADEMY.CO.ZA

- Countrywide

www.motocomp-online.com

by The Courier Guy

Delivery Delivery - Countrywide - Countrywide by by The The Courier Courier NATIONAL CO-ORDINATOR 082 +27 560 368481Guy

479 9365

el el

tel l l 073

073 750

750 9697

9697 9697 fax

fax fax 086

086 086 684

684 684 1544

1544 1544 mcomp@mweb.co.za

mcomp@mweb.co.za www.motocomp.co.za

D E S I G N E D B Y S A M A N T H A @ S M O K E S I G N A L S www.motocomp.co.za

M E D I A 0 7 4 8 4 7 5 0 6 4

New!

9,10,11 DECEMBER

R2 500

Riding

2

C

20 0

AFRI A

UBUNTU

BIKERS

RUN

MOTORCYCLES,

RIDING KIT, MEALS AND

ACCOMODATION.

inUnity

T

HONDA KTM 1290 WSMC.indd

KTM 790

AFRICA ADVENTURE 1

ADVENTURE

TWIN RIDERS:

RIDERS:

NEW NEW Yoshimura RS-4 RS-4 Slip-on available now now in in Stainless Steel Steel &

Carbon NEW Fibre Yoshimura Fibre ‘Works’ RS-4 Finish. Finish. Slip-on available now in Stainless Steel &

Carbon Fibre ‘Works’ Finish.

Simply Bolt-On the RS-4 for:

Bike Worx

Legendary Legendary

RACING performance, performance,

SERVICES

styling styling and and durability. durability.

Legendary performance, styling and durability.

•• Significant performance improvements:

in 3.1% maximum in maximum HP and HP, torque and 2.7% in max torque.

•• Significant 2.26kg weight weight saving savings from stock pipe

•• Peace-of-mind Deeper, more powerful through superior exhaust build note quality

•• Deeper, Peace-of-mind more powerful through exhaust superior note build quality

• Made in the USA

Simply Bolt-On the RS-4 for:

• Significant performance improvements:

5.5% in maximum HP, and 4.7% in max torque.

• Significant weight savings

• Deeper, more powerful exhaust note

• Peace-of-mind through superior build quality

* Pipe Includes Carbon heal guard

* Pipe Includes integrated inlet heat shield

Call Call for for pricing and and ordering:

(011) (011) 839-1660 • info@tdagencies.co.za • www.tdagencies.co.za

Call for pricing and ordering:

(011) 839-1660 • info@tdagencies.co.za • www.tdagencies.co.za

MotoComp

TD SB Mag_Jan'20.indd 1 pg82.indd Jan18.indd 182

2019/12/11

TD SB Mag_Dec'19.indd 1 2019/11/12

TD SB Mag_Nov'19.indd May15Classifieds.indd 1 o t o r c y c l 90

M e r t 2019/10/1

Mo ot o t or c r cy cy lc e l e P Pa ra t r s t s & & A cA c e c s e s o s r oiire i s

e s

Little pil

Quarter-BW.indd 1

Open Open 8 to

8 to to 5 5 Monday to to Friday Friday - Trade - Trade & & Retail Retail Sales

Sales

Made in Japan

Made

Made in

in Japan

Japan

C

M

Y

CM

MY

CY

CMY

K

Carb Carb Rebuild Kits Kits & & Parts Parts for for Classic Classic & & Newer Newer Models

Models

Float Float Valves Valves - Gaskets - Gaskets - Air - Air Screws Screws - Pilot - Pilot & & Main Main Jets Jets - Jet - Jet Needles

Needles

facebook.com/zabiker

bikes@acme-services.co.za

twitter.com/za_bikers

Raceparts www.acmesalvage.com

Raceparts CONTACT: 011 943 3901

Classic Kawasaki Parts

instagram.com/za.bikers/

OPEN Week days 8:00 to 17:00

New!

Contacts: Wayne - 082 455 8667 Nickolas - 071 260 942

Email: nick@westsidemotorcycles.co.za

RACE TIME WITH MOTO BAKKER

RSR Landscape A5 Advert for July PRESS.pdf 1 2016/06/08 9

ENGINE REBUILDS

MODIFICATIONS

SUSPENSION REBUILDS

SUSPENSION MODIFICATIONS

SERVICING & MAINTENANCE

DYNO TUNING

OFFICIAL TECHNICIAN TO

GREG GILDENHUYS

SA NATIONAL SUPERBIKE

TEL: 011 792 5795

Made Made in in Japan Japan

Made in Japan

48 Gerhardus Str, Cnr CR Swart

Strijdom Park

Motorrad

ZA Bikers

We manufacture screens

and headlight protectors

Road Road

// Off / Off Road Road Race Race Carbs Carbs & & Replacement Replacement Parts

Parts

FCR FCR

-- CR

- CR Special Special - FCR-MX - FCR-MX - PWK - and PWK - PE import - PE - PJ

- PJ screens and se

cowls for the later model

bikes

BMW Motorcycles, rebuilds, project bikes.

BMW Road Used Road // Off

/ Off Road Parts Road Race for Race Carbs Motorcycles.

Carbs & & Replacement Parts

Replacement Parts

RS RS We Smoothbore Smoothbore courier - VM - VM Roundslide- country Roundslide- HSR HSR wide

- TM/TMX -

- TM/TMX VM

- VM

w w w . z a b i k e r s . c o . z a

SA’S #1 BIKING WEBSITE!!

Road / Off Road Race Performance Parts

Manual CC Tensioners - Adjustable Sprocket etc

Road Road / Off / Off Road Road Race Race Performance Parts Parts

Manual Manual CC CC Tensioners Tensioners - Adjustable - Adjustable Sprocket Sprocket etc etc

OPEN Saturdays 9:00 to 12:00

2 Francis Rd. Rispark, Patlyn AH,

Cape

Pretoria: 012 Retail

Retail 565 website

website 6730

www.motocomp-online.com

www.motocomp-online.com

Cape Town: 021 510 0900

Johannesburg South

255 West Street

Delivery Delivery - Countrywide - Countrywide by by The The

Unit Courier Courier

3, Auckland Guy

Guy

Park

tel

tel 073 Pretoria

073 750

750 9697 North

9697 fax fax 086 086 684 684 1544 1544 mcomp@mweb.co.za 12 Auckland mcomp@mweb.co.za www.motocomp.co.za

Street (Cnr Section Ro

www.racescreen.co.za www.motocomp.co.z


1

championship winners !

RACE TIME WITH MOTO BAKKER

Distributed by Moto Bakker • www.motobakker.co.za • info@motobakker.co.za Distributed by Moto Bakker • www.motobakker.co.za • info@motobakker.co.za

Town: 082

SILVERSTAR

740 8331/021 850 0374 • Johannesburg: 083 459 2116 (MRA Cape only) Town: 082 740 8331/021 850 0374 • Johannesburg: 083 459 2116 (MRA only)

:43 AM

TEL: 011 792 5795

48 Gerhardus str, Cnr CR Swart CONFERENCE

Braided Hoses

SPECIAL

SBK Advert .indd 1 2019/11/13 16:24:17

pg

Race Ready!

Mykel redesign .indd 1 2018/05/16

Strijdom Park

2016/06/13 8:45 AM

Custom – Restomod – Restore

Little Pilgrims Boutique Hotel

“Exclusive…Intimate…Unique”

CONTACT DANIEL ON 011 791 4611


T

Highly qualified, Ducati mechanic and custom builder for over 40 years.

• Now offering high end, hand crafted, Indulge bespoke yourself custom with motorcycles a little luxury to the at South Little African motorcycle elitest!

• Also offering extensive knowledge Pilgrims & experience Boutique on Hotel. all Ducati Our engines stunning from suites early 1970’s are Bevel engines to current models.

• Performance modifications drawing all set in from pastel extensive shaded experience lodges. in These multiple are club, themed regional and international race winning motorcycles.

to evoke memories of a bygone era and look out

on to our lush sub-tropical gardens. Each suite INCLUDES:

has its very own private outdoor sitting area: the

perfect place to relax with a glass of wine or a

cold beer after a hard day of sightseeing.

Telephone: 013 737 3163 | Email:

KIDS

reception@littlepilgrims.co.za | Web: www.littlepilgrims.co.za

·Microdotting for registration and police clearance

Contact

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Littlepilgrimsboutiquehotel

RADMoto Dave on 011 Frisoli 234 234 5007 (Desmo Dave) on 083 267 6827 • Email: mfrdave@gmail.com

Representative of FSP 32023

Untitled-2 Untitled-4 1 2019/11/14 2019/12/13 22:54:28

01:02:17

Untitled-2 pg 72.indd 1 2018/06/14 1:31

9:45 Untitled-8 AM

1

7:10 PM

2018/05/18 2018/03/16 11:41 3:22 PM AM

2019/11/14 2020/01/23 22:50:32

21:55:23

6 2:17 PM

M o t o r c y c l e P a r t s & A c c e s s o r i e s

2016/07/15 5:21 PM

MFR.indd 1

TRAINING

M o

M

t

oMotoComp

t

r

o

c

r

y

c

c

y

l

c

e

l e

P a

P

r

a

t

r

s

t s

&

&

A c

A

c

c

e

c

s

e

s

s

o

s

r

o

i e

r i

s

e s

2019/09/18 13:49:08

grims hotel.indd 2

M o t o r c y c l e P a r t s & A c c e s s o r i e s

2019/01/24 10:03:34 AM

2017/03/16 12:03 PM

Open Open 8 to 8 Open to 5 Monday 5 8 Monday to 5 Monday

to to Friday Friday to

- Trade

Friday - Trade &

- Trade

Retail & Retail &

Sales

Retail Sales Sales

Open 8 to 5 Monday to Friday - Trade & Retail Sales

Untitled-4 2

Carb Carb

CAMP

Rebuild

Carb Rebuild Rebuild

Kits Kits &

Kits & Parts Parts &

for

Parts for Classic Classic for Classic

& Newer & Newer & Newer

Models Models Models

Carb

Made in Japan Float Rebuild Valves - Kits Gaskets & - Parts Air Screws for Classic - Pilot & Main & Newer Jets - Jet Models Needles

Made in Japan

Made in Japan Float Float Valves Valves - Gaskets - Gaskets - Air - Air Screws Screws - Pilot - Pilot & Main & Main Jets Jets - Jet - Jet Needles Needles

Made in Japan Float Valves - Gaskets - Air Screws - Pilot & Main Jets - Jet Needles

We manufacture screens

“Biker’s Country” as in the Free State

We can cater for groups up to 22, so ideal for

A4 140 piece personalized puzzles. Price includes personalized

and the Clarens region we Road are

bike weekends away.

/ Off Road Race Carbs

and We

&

headlight have a

Replacement

protectors

Parts

puzzle made from any picture you desire, text added in if you

Road Road

Road / FCR Off / Off

/ Road Road

- Off CR Road Special Race Race restaurant, Race Carbs Carbs

- FCR-MX

bar Carbs and & great & Replacement

- PWK &“Kuier” Replacement plekke

PE -

for

PJParts

Parts

at blessed with incredible

4-6 APRIL PORT Contact ELIZABETH Mark and - R1,990 import PER screens CHILD and seat desire, a frame to keep it in once complete and door to door

FCR FCR rides to

- - suit CR all

Parts

FCR - Special CR

Special

Special - FCR-MX - FCR-MX

- FCR-MX - PWK - PWK

- PWK - PE - PE

- PE PJ - PJ

- PJ

levels of riders. Whether it’s passes

delivery.

or off road terrain CELSO you are looking

cowls for the later model

072 SCRIBANTE 828 1723 KART CIRCUIT

for - this region has it. A few places in

110 First Avenue, Springs bikes

particular that a rider cannot miss out

R250 for one, R200 each for orders

on are Golden Gate, 1tenaquablasting@gmail.com

Surrender Hill,

IDUBE:

of two or more. WhatsApp us on

Old Mill and Monantsa pass. Road / Off Road Race Carbs & Replacement Parts

Road Road Road / 0621363311

We manufacture screens

RS Off / Off Smoothbore / Road Off Road Race Race - VM Carbs Carbs Roundslide- & & HSR - TM/TMX Parts Parts

reservations@deark-clarens.co.za | www.deark-clarens.co.za

- VM

Clean RS RS all Smoothbore metal -

27

Road

VM - VM –

Race 29 Roundslide- surfaces

JUNE

Carbs & Replacement Parts

RS Smoothbore - VM Roundslide- HSR HSR HSR - - TM/TMX - TM/TMX - VM - VM - VM

and headlight protectors

058 256 1202

Full collection of Rossi artwork puzzles and also import available screens with and 29 seat

options to select from. For orders/enquiries and the full range of

REDSTAR RACEWAY

Raceparts

Raceparts 6, 8 AND 8 DECEMBER

Untitled-4 1

Road / Off Road Race Performance Parts

Road Road Road / Manual Off / Off / Road Off Road CC Road Tensioners Race Race Race Performance - Adjustable Parts Sprocket Partsetc

Manual Manual CC CC CC Tensioners - - - Adjustable Sprocket etc etc etc

Rear Sets

Clip Ons

ADVERTISE HERE

Sold with papers

ONLY R360 PP

INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED CUSTOM BIKE BUILDER!

R55 000.00 Negotiable

083-566 9200

WINNER OF THE

SECOND DUCATI SUNDAY DESIGN OF

BOOK NOW aNd save R55 PeR PeRsON

• Arrival tea, coffee and snack

• Mid-morning tea, coffee and snack

• Buffet lunch & fruit juice

ZA Bikers

• Afternoon tea, coffee and snack

w w w . z a b i k e r s . c o . z a

available Rossi artwork puzzles.

BIKE TRACK DAY EVERY

Untitled-2 1 2019/11/14 23:13:45

AWARD

THE MONTH

FOR BEST CUSTOM

DUCATI WORLDWIDE

TerMs MOTOCROSS & CondiTions

TRACK NOW OPEN FROM WEDNESDAY

2016

TO SUNDAY

1. Bookings from 20 to 400 guests.

2. Conference date before 30 April 2020 (subject to availability*).

3. offer excludes AV and decor which will be quoted additionally based on

client requirements.

4. Please quote promotional code Confstart2020 when making your booking.

EVER WANTED TO RACE? 5. Half day Conference

SA’S

package

#1

inclusive

BIKING

of lunch available

WEBSITE!!

at r340 per person.

YOU CAN BY RENTING A KTM RC390 RACE

·Private to Private Sales

READY FROM RADMOTO!

·Employed and Self Employed facebook.com/zabiker

Individual Applications

·Business Applications twitter.com/za_bikers

R2,500 R 900 rental per race

·Warranties, Service Plans, Maintenance Plans,

A new biking destination in ET

instagram.com/za.bikers/

(all inclusive)

·Customer Protection Plans and more available

Made in Japan

Made in Japan

·Comprehensive Insurance quotes

offering specials for you!

·Change of Ownership

Based Contact the Dave Keryn North at Shaun Coast at of KZN • Collection & Delivery worldwide

cowls for the later model

bikes

PS: don’t forget your

Classic Kawasaki Parts

Classic Classic Kawasaki Kawasaki Parts Parts

VALENTINE!

HOSTED BY SAMRA

Order something unique

Carb part for Harley Davidson

New!

for your loved one this Cape Town: 021 510 0900

Keihin CVK40mm

Pretoria: 012 565 Retail 6730website www.motocomp-online.com

Cape

Classic

Town:

Kawasaki

Before After021 510

Parts

Pretoria: 012 565 6730

0900

NEILHARRAN@RACINGACADEMY.CO.ZA

Retail 255 West Street

Delivery 255 West year! Street

Retail website - www.motocomp-online.com

Countrywide by

Unit

The

3,

Courier

Auckland

Guy

Delivery - - by by The The Courier Guy Guy

Park

Pretoria North

ad) Pretoria tel 073 750 North 9697 fax

Delivery

086 684

- Countrywide

1544 mcomp@mweb.co.za by The Courier Guy

12 Auckland Street www.motocomp.co.za

(Cnr Section Road)

a tel tel 073 tel 073 750 073 750 9697 750 9697 9697 fax fax 086 fax 086 684 086 684 082 1544 684 1544 1544 560 mcomp@mweb.co.za 3684

www.motocomp.co.za

www.racescreen.co.za

Unit 3, Auckland Park

12 Auckland Street (Cnr Section Road)

www.racescreen.co.za


NEW

PRIVATE

RIDER

TRAINING

13 JAN – 31 MAR

COL’CaCCHIO

Mens Aviator- black

NEW

the classroom.

www.millysmotorcycle.com

2009 Suzuki 130

072 880 R129 999

8519

Multi-Xcreen vIGOUR R1200GSLC

& veRve

& R1250GS 2019

SAVE WITH

BIG

FOR

DEALS

THE

LOVE OF

Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays at participating outlets

MOTORCYCLES

movies@ GET THE MOST PERFOR-

NIX HaIR BaR

MANCE OUT OF YOUR

MOTORCYCLE! R800

Spark Konix exhaust

Mondays

Monday – Wednesday

WOW Wednesdays

Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Kids eat FRee

express Breakfast - R34

Brazilian Blow Wave for only

2d - R60 a movie

Tuesdays

sandwich ComboDistributed by Moto 3d Bakker - R65 a • movie www.motobakker.co.za • info@motobakker.co.za

Buy one, get one Pizza FRee

sandwich, Chips Cape & Town: 082 740 8331/021 850 0374 • Johannesburg: Tint 083 & Blow 459 for 2116 only R600 (MRA only)

selected drink - R55

MaGIC CO. GET TO POWERHOUSE

CaLIsTOs

BaRNYaRd

sOULsTICe daY 2018/12/05 sPa 5:34:47 PM

Wednesdays FOR ALL YOUR:

SAFE ENVIRONMENT.

Wednesdays 2012 Harley

Wednesdays 2011 Suzuki VZR R45 2015 per Ten BMW Pin game R 1200 GS 2015 Tuesdays BMW S1000RR

Half Chicken and Chips

FUELING AND

R700 for

ECU

Davidson Seventy experience twoPackage 1800 for Boulevard

2 - R350

R149 999

R179 999

2 x Rasuls and

SuperBike

R69.95

for 2 show tickets, 1 large Pizza,

2 x express Pedis -

R89 Magazine 999 offers specialised R129 private 999 rider

FLASHING SOLUTIONS

1 bottle of Wine or 2 Coldrinks

save R500

SUMMERTIME WITH MOTO BAKKER

LEARN THE FULL POTENTIAL OF YOUR MOTORCYCLE IN A

MB-quarter.indd 1

2016 Harley

Davidson Sportster

R129 999

training 200g sirloin, at Red egg and Star Chips Raceway. The track is booked

exclusively to SuperBike

Biggest R64.95 Magazine for the day in order for us to give

our riders the Fried best Hake and attention. Transporter

Chips R69.95Clinton Pienaar and Daniel Rodrigues

have many years of experience racing

of superbikes Motorcycles at the highest levels in and are SA available at your

disposal on the day. They are your instructors on track as well as in

2012 Kawasaki ZX

R144 999

2009 Kawasaki Zx10

R R89 999

Contact Contact Alain on Bellindah 011 618 4646 to book or 082

your 330 3967 place at

2015 Yamaha YZF

R6

R99 999

23 Broad Way or 011 street, R1 791 Bezuidenhout

4611

R85 999

Valley, 2094

Ts and Cs Apply

ADDRESS: 632 Trichardt Rd Boksburg, Gauteng | TEL: 087 945 4000 | WEBSITE: www.mikes-bikes.co.za

Complete offer available at silverstarcasino.co.za

NEW

19 Sep | 14 Oct | 11 Nov | 9 Dec

R1 750

Ladies Ayda- brown or

black

b.gama@superbikemag.co.za

2008 Yamaha YZF

Mikes bikes.indd 2

2019/01/24 6:02:50 PM

Private training advert.indd 2 2019/08/16 19:45:34

ADVERTISE HERE!

www.bttradventures.co.za

Bike Tours

Next ADV - 8th Nov

Transport and Rentals available

Email - BTTRADVENTURES@GMAIL.COM

Call - 079 784 4542 Cliff

contact 24 Call MARCH Jan us - 27 26 for - Jan 30 future

daniel@superbikemag.co.za

:: 28 APRIL Feb dates - 241 Mar - 25


2 0 0 0 3

2 0 0 0 2

INSIDE LOOK

MOTOGP 2020 TEAMS

TRIUMPH

TIGER 1200 DESERT EDITION

WORLD

LAUNCH

DUCATI

PANIGALE

V4 S

Free!

KTM RACING

CALENDAR

INSIDE!

WORLD

LAUNCH

KTM

1290

SuperDuke R

Flashback

1979 SUZUKI

GSX1100E

Bike Night

PONTE BUILDING

JOHANNESBURG

MARCH 2020 RSA R37.90

Namibia N$37.90

UBUNTU RUN 2020 • SUPER STUFF • LATEST NEWS • ECUADOR TRIP PART 2

9 771607 384008

Cover March.in d 2 2020/02/18 06:24:05

Exclusive ONE ON ONE INTERVIEW BY MOTOGP JOURNALIST MAT OXLEY

FIRST RIDE

APRILIA FEBRUARY

Rsv4 RF

FEATURE

HONDA WIN

DAKAR 2020

BIKE

BUYER’S

BIKEGUIDE

INSIDE LOOK

BMW R18

2020 RSA R37.90

Namibia N$37.90

INDUSTRY Q&A • KYALAMI TRACKDAY • LATEST NEWS • AFRICAN ADVENTURE 9 771607 384008

Cover Feb 0.in d 2 2020/01/ 2 18:05:10


90

BUYER’S GUIDE

APRILIA

RS 660- R234 926

TUONO 660- R217 801

TUONO V4 RR 1100- R289 011

TUONO V4 1100 FACTORY- R315 011

TUONO V4 1100 FACTORY LIMITED- R342 902

RSV4 1000RR- R325 010

RSV4 1100 FACTORY- R479 311

RSV4 1100 FACTORY MY20- R526 269

BMW Motorrad

G 310 R- R77 300

G 310 GS- R88 800

C 400 X- R138 200

C 400 GT- R149 600

F 750 GS- R195 600

F 850 GS- R206 700

F 850 GS ADV- R237 700

R1250 GS- R286 800

R 1250 GS ADV- R314 400

R 1250 R- R230 300

R1250RS- R246 200

R 1250 RT - R275 400

R NINET PURE- R217 000

R nineT - R234 000

R nineT SCRAMBLER - R233 100

R nineT URBAN G/S - R214 650

R nineT RACER - R205 200

K 1600 GT- R325 900

K 1600 GTL- R348 900

K 1600 B- R337 600

S 1000 R - R233 500

S 1000RR- R332 100

HP4 RACE -

TBC

DUCATI

MONSTER 797- FROM R138 300

MONSTER 821- FROM R173 100

MONSTER 821 STEALTH- R184 700

MONSTER 1200- FROM R209 900

MONSTER 1200 S- FROM R245 600

HYPERMOTARD 950- R194 100

HYPERMOTARD 950 SP- R230 900

SUPERSPORT - R195 200

SUPERSPORT S -FROM R216 200

MULTISTRADA 950 - FROM R207 900

MULTISTRADA 950 S- FROM R253 200

MULTISTRADA 1260- FROM R232 000

MULTISTRADA 1260S-FROM R284 700

MULTISTRADA 1260S ENDURO- R283 400

MULTISTRADA 1260 PIKES PEAK- R345 300

MULTISTRADA 1260S GRAND TOUR- R312 900

DIAVEL 1260- R299 500

DIAVEL 1260S- R335 900

XDIAVEL- R316 600

XDIAVEL S- R363 700

STREETFIGHTER V4- R292 900

STREETFIGHTER V4S- FROM R342 600

PANIGALE V4- R334 800

PANIGALE V4 S- R399 000

PANIGALE V4 25 ANNIVERSARY- R755 000

PANIGALE V4R- R679 000

PANIGALE V2- R255 000

SUPERLEGGERA V4- R1 690 000

SCRAMBLER DUCATI

SIXTY2 - FROM R122 500

DARK- FROM R137 900

ICON - FROM R148 500

FULL THROTTLE- R176 400

CLASSIC - R164 900

DESERT SLED- R191 700

CAFE RACER - R191 700

1100 PRO- R209 900

1100 SPORT PRO- R239 900

HARLEY-DAVIDSON

STREET® 750- R112 500

STREET ROD®- R122 500

IRON 1200- R154 500

SUPERLOW®- R149 000

IRON® 883- R153 000

1200 CUSTOM®- R165 500

SUPERLOW® 1200T- R170 500

FORTY-EIGHT SPECIAL- R164 500

FORTY EIGHT®- R164 500

ROADSTER- R173 000

STREET BOB®- R192 500

LOW RIDER®- R220 000

LOW RIDER®S- R264 500

DELUXE- R278 400

SPORT GLIDE- R243 000

FAT BOB®- R231 000

SOFTAIL® STANDARD- R182 000

SOFTAIL SLIM®- R240 900

FAT BOY®- R282 000

BREAKOUT® 114- R317 500

HERITAGE CLASSIC 114- R309 500

ROAD KING®- R330 000

ROAD KING® SPECIAL- R357 500

STREET BOB- R192 500

STREET GLIDE® SPECIAL- R383 000

ELECTRA GLIDE- R333 000

ROAD GLIDE® SPECIAL- R387 000

ROAD GLIDE® LIMITED- R389 500

ULTRA LIMITED- R396 500

CVOSTREET GLIDE®- R511 000

CVO ROAD GLIDE- R525 000

CVOLIMITED- R545 000

FREEWHEELER®- FROM R415 000

TRI GLIDE® ULTRA- R522 000

FXDR114- R269 500

HONDA

ACE 125- R25 500

ELITE 125- R25 000

NC750X- R114 480

NC750X DCT- R123 120

2019 AFRICA TWIN- R185 000

2019 AFRICA TWIN DCT- R197 499

2019 ADV SPORT- R205 000

2019 ADV SPORT DCT R217 490

2020 AFRICA TWIN- R210 000

2020 AFRICA TWIN DCT- R222 499

2020 ADV SPORT- R236 000

2020 ADV SPORT DCT- R269 000

XR190- R52 100

XR150L- R34 500

XR125L- R32 150

CRF250L- R74 999

CRF250 RALLY- R77 999

CBR1000RR- R228 600

CBR1000S- R300 000

GL1800 GOLDWING M- R367 000

GL1800 GOLDWING DCT- R449 500

HUSQVARNA

FS 450- R125 699

401 VITPILEN- R84 699

401 SVARTPILEN- R84 699

701 ENDURO- R169 699

701 ENDURO LR- R185 699

701 SUPERMOT0- R169 699

701 VITPILEN- R146 699

701 SVARTPILEN- R146 699

INDIAN

FTR 1200- R209 900

FTR 1200 RACE REPLICA- R269 900

SCOUT SIXTY- R169 900

SCOUT 1133- R229 900

SCOUT BOBBER- R229 900

CHIEF DARK HORSE- R319 900

CHIEF® CLASSIC- R419 900

CHIEF® VINTAGE- R399 900

SPRINGFIELD- R389 900

SPRINGFIELD DARKHORSE- R369 900

CHIEFTAIN DARK HORSE- R399 900

CHIEFTAIN - R399 900

ROADMASTER - R449 900

KAWASAKI

Z300- R59 995

Z400 ABS- R72 995

NINJA 400 ABS- R86 995

Z650- FROMR110 995

Z900 ABS- R155 995

Z1000R- R179 995

Z1000SX- R179 995

NINJA 650 FROMR122 995

VERSYS-X 300- R85 995

VERSYS 650- R115 995

ZX-10R- R275 995

H2 SX SE- R289 995

Z H2- R329 995

ZZR1400 ÖHLINS- R259 995

KIDEN

KD 125-V- R28 900

KD 125-Z- R27 500

KD 125-J- R21 900

KD 125-K- R19 500

KTM

KTM 125 DUKE- R63 999

KTM RC125- R66 999

KTM 390 DUKE- R79 999

KTM RC390- R84 999

KTM 390 ADVENTURE- R93 999

KTM 690 SMC R- R168 999

KTM 690 ENDURO R - R168 999

KTM 790 DUKE- R159 999

KTM 790 ADVENTURE- R195 999

KTM 790 ADVENTURE R- R209 999

KTM 790 ADVENTURE R RALLY - R294 999

KTM 890 DUKE R- R189 999

KTM 1290 SUPER ADV S- R259 999

KTM 1290 SUPER ADV R - R269 999

KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R - R265 999

KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT- R269 999

KYMCO

AGILITY RS 125- R22 950

LIKE 125I ABS- R44 950

G-DINK 300I- FROM R59 950

XCITING 400I- FROM R119 950

AK550- R159 950

MOTO GUZZI

3 YEAR / 60 000KM MAINTENANCE PLAN

AUDACE CARBON - R430 895

CALIFORNIA 1400- R465 785

MGX 21 FLYING FORTRESS E4- R575

www.sbkeyewear.co.za

info@sbkeyewear.co.za


91

296

V85 TT- R209 000

V85 TT EVOCATIVE- R234 850

V85 TT TRAVEL PACK- R249 850

V7 III STONE S- R228 420

V7 III STONE- R183 750

V7 III STONE LED OPTION- R207 662

V7 III ROUGH- R201 780

V7 MILANO- R220 463

V7 III CARBON- R210 750

V7 III RACER- R224 750

V7 III RACER 10TH ANNIVERSARY- R248 140

MV AGUSTA

DRAGSTER RR- R319 900

DRAGSTER RR SCS- R359 888

DRAGSTER RC LTD- R379 900

DRAGSTER WHITE- R299 900

F3 675 RC- R299 900

F3 800 RC- R329 900

BRUTALE 1000RR- R499 900

BRUTALE RUSH- R599 900

TURISMO VELOCO LUSSO R299 900

SUPERVERLOCE 800- R399 900

SUZUKI

UR110- R19 100

UB125- R21 300

UH200AL- R52 950

UH200AM- R53 750

TF125K- R33 550

DR200SE- R54 000

GSX150F- R33 850

GSX250R- R44 900

GSX250FR- R49 900

SV650- R131 500

DL650XA L9- R172 950

DL1050RC - R221 950

GSX-R750 L9- R161 950

GSX-R1000R- R273 900

GSX-S1000F- R173 500

GSX-S1000A L9 - R163 500

KATANA- R188 900

VZR 1800 - R196 900

VZR1800BZ - R209 800

GSX1300RA- R211 900

SYM

XS125 K- DELIVERY- R18 995

NHT125- R29 995

XS200 BLAZE- R19 995

XS 200 TRAIL BLAZE- R17 995

CITYCOM 300I- R59 995

GTS 300I EVO- R63 995

MAXSYM 600I ABS- R121 995

CROX 125- R19 995

FIDDLE II 150- R20 995

JET14 200- R26 995

ORBIT II 125- R16 995

SYMPHONY 150- R19 995

X-PRO 125- R21 995

TRIUMPH

STREET TRIPLE RS- R180 000

MOTO 2 DAYTONA- R279 000

SPEED TRIPLE RS- R229 000

STREET TWIN- R152 000

BONNEVILLE T100- R154 000

BONNEVILLE T100 BLACK- R154 000

BONNEVILLE T120- R179 000

BONNEVILLE T120 BLACK- R179 000

BONNEVILLE T120 BUD EKINS- R181 000

BONNEVILLE BOBBER- R179 000

BONNEVILLE BOBBER BLACK- R192 000

BONNEVILLE SPEEDMASTER- R189 000

SCRAMBLER 1200 XE- R219 000

STREET SCRAMBLER- R179 000

THRUXTON 1200 R- R199 000

SPEED TWIN- R192 000

TIGER 800 XCX- R186 000

TIGER 800 XCA- R205 000

TIGER 900 RALLY PRO- R229 000

TIGER 900 GT PRO- R215 000

TIGER 1200 DESERT EDITION- R259 000

TIGER 1200 XCX- R226 000

TIGER 1200 XCA- R275 000

ROCKET R- R316 000

ROCKET GT- R332 000

YAMAHA

T110C- R18 950

N-MAX 155- R49 950

XTZ125- R43 950

YBR125G- R31 950

TW200- R59 950

XT250- R69 950

X-MAX 300- R94 950

T-MAX 560- R214 950

XT1200Z- R224 950

XT1200ZE- R249 950

MT-07 ABS - R134 950

MT-09 ABS - R169 950

MT-07 TRACER - R144 950

MT-09 TRACER - R179 950

MT-09 TRACER GT- R199 950

YZF-R3 - R84 950

YZF-R6 - R219 950

YZF-R1 - R329 950

YZF-R1M- R424 950

NIKEN- R275 000

FJR1300- R229 950

ZONTES

ZT250-R - R44 900

ZT310-R - R66 900

ZT310-X- R72 900

ZT310-X1- R82 900

ZT310-T- R77 900

DIRT BIKES

HONDA

CRF110F - R35 800

CRF125F - R44 600

CRF250R - R98 999

CRF450R- R121 000

CRF250RX - R116 600

CRF450RX - R122 100

HUSQVARNA

TC 50- R52 699

TC 50 MINI- R50 699

EE 5- R67 699

TC 65- R65 699

TC 85- R79 699

TC 125- R102 699

TE 150 I - R119 699

TC 250- R116 699

FC 250- R127 699

TE 250 I- R140 699

FE 250- R142 699

TX 300 I- R145 699

TE 300 I- R146 699

TE 300 I ROCKSTAR EDITON - R154 699

FC 350- R132 699

FX 350- R143 699

FE 350- R144 699

FC 450- R134 699

FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION- R150 699

FX 450 - R146 699

FE 450- R147 699

FE 501- R150 699

KAWASAKI

KX 65 - R41 995

KX 85 BIG WHEEL - R54 995

KX 250 F - R115 995

KX 450 F - R119 995

KTM

KTM 50 SX - R43 999

KTM 65 SX - R52 999

KTM 85 SX - R65 999

KTM 125 SX - R85 999

KTM 150 SX- R89 999

KTM 150 XC-W TPI- R104 999

KTM 250 SX - R97 999

KTM 250 SX-F - R106 999

KTM 250 XC TPI - R121 999

KTM 250 XC-F - R122 999

KTM 250 XC-W TPI- R122 999

KTM 250 EXC SIX DAYS TPI- R130 999

KTM 250 EXC-F - R122 999

KTM 250 EXC-F SIX DAYS - R129 999

KTM 300 XC TPI - R126 999

KTM 300 XC-W TPI- R127 999

KTM 300 XC-W SIX DAYS TPI- R136 999

KTM 350 SX -F- R110 999

KTM 350 XC-F - R124 999

KTM 350 EXC-F - R124 999

KTM 350 EXC-F SIX DAYS - R133 999

KTM 450 SX-F- R112 999

KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION- R126 999

KTM 450 XC-F- R127 999

KTM 450 EXC-F - R127 999

KTM 450 EXC-F SIX DAYS - R135 999

KTM 500 EXC-F - R129 999

KTM 500 EXC-F SIX DAYS - R136 999

SHERCO

SE 125 RACING 2T- R99 000

SE 125 FACTORY 2T- R109 900

SE-F 250 RACING 4T - R130 600

SE-F 250 FACTORY 4T - R141 100

SE-F 300 RACING 4T - R132 500

SE-F 300 FACTORY 4T - R143 300

SE 250 RACING 2T - R127 400

SE 250 FACTORY 2T - R135 400

SE 300 RACING 2T - R130 800

SE 300 FACTORY 2T - R137 900

SEF 450 FACTORY 4T- R146 700

SEF 500 FACTORY 4T- R147 700

ST 125 RACING - R81 999

ST 250 RACING -

POA

ST 300 RACING - R113 900

YAMAHA

PW50 - R34 950

TTR50E - R34 950

TTR110E - R46 950

YZ 65 - R66 950

YZ85 - R79 950

YZ125 - R84 950

YZ125X - R89 950

YZ250 - R99 950

YZ250 X - R99 950

YZ250 F - R129 950

YZ250 FX - R129 950

YZ450 F - R144 950

YZ450 FX - R144 950

WR450F- R149 950

The information

displayed serves as

a guide to compare

models.

Prices may change

without any notice,

please contact your

nearest dealer.

www.sbkeyewear.co.za

info@sbkeyewear.co.za


2 0 0 0 3

2 0 0 0 2

INSIDE LOOK

MOTOGP 2020 TEAMS

TRIUMPH

TIGER 1200 DESERT EDITION

WORLD

LAUNCH

DUCATI

PANIGALE

V4 S

Free!

KTM RACING

CALENDAR

INSIDE!

WORLD

LAUNCH

KTM

1290

SuperDuke R

Flashback

1979 SUZUKI

GSX1100E

Bike Night

PONTE BUILDING

JOHANNESBURG

MARCH 2020 RSA R37.90

Namibia N$37.90

UBUNTU RUN 2020 • SUPER STUFF • LATEST NEWS • ECUADOR TRIP PART 2

9 771607 384008

Cover March.in d 2 2020/02/18 06:24:05

Exclusive ONE ON ONE INTERVIEW BY MOTOGP JOURNALIST MAT OXLEY

FIRST RIDE

APRILIA FEBRUARY

Rsv4 RF

FEATURE

HONDA WIN

DAKAR 2020

BIKE

BUYER’S

BIKEGUIDE

INSIDE LOOK

BMW R18

2020 RSA R37.90

Namibia N$37.90

INDUSTRY Q&A • KYALAMI TRACKDAY • LATEST NEWS • AFRICAN ADVENTURE 9 771607 384008

Cover Feb 0.in d 2 2020/01/ 2 18:05:10

More magazines by this user
Similar magazines