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SIMON PATTERSON INTERVIEWS

BRAD BINDER

AFTER HIS MOTOGP WIN

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WELCOME TO THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE

Imagine you are

the parents of

Brad and Darryn

Binder watching the Chech

MotoGP alone in your house

in Krugersdorp. Normally

you are at trackside with the

boys but with the Corona

pandemic halting movement

around the world, flights

out of here are impossible

to get. It was hard enough

getting Brad (International

World Champion) back after

lockdown in any case.

So the two of you alone in

front of the telly, he’s qualified

in a fantastic position in

7th but then the race starts

and he starts moving up and

up and up till he eventually

passes 2nd placed star man

and championship leader

Quartararo, then closes

the gap to Morbidelli and

all of a sudden, your son

is leading the Moto GP and

pulling away in front of the

best of the best in the world.

Can you imagine being the

Binder parents, what an absolutely

beautiful moment.

Well turn to page 58 and

and read about my interview

with them directly after his

win. Also you can go to our

website and hear the whole

interview on our pod cast, it

gives some good insights to

the family. I’m honoured to

say I have known them their

whole motorcycling racing

life. Bliksem, those BOYS

are fast!

This issue is a MotoGP

issue, from Mat Oxley on

the Spanner Man, to Simon

Patterson on Brad to the

“Porra” Oiviera with also his

maiden win also on a KTM.

This Austrian Company is

going places!

We at least do some other

things as well, we do SA’s

launch of the Tiger 900 and

BMW’s XR 900 and Roadster.

We put The latest Fireblade

on Noddy’s dyno and it

makes the most HP of any

standard 1000cc Superbike

ever! Peter McBride from

Hi-Side Saloon gives us his

take on the Corona Riders of

which we can all relate to.

So in a nutshell, we loving

being back in print, please

support us by either subscribing

or buying us at the

shops, that’s how we get to

live this life of motorcycling.

If you think my editors note

is a bit age inappropriate,

look at the Super Stuff pages,

you too could be as cool

as James Hunt.

Till next time, ride safe but

ride lots.

Clinton Pienaar

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BINDER WINS HIS FIRST MOTOGP

MONTHLY REGULARS

8 NEWS

18 SUPER STUFF

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74 BIKE BUYER’S GUIDE

78 HONDA AFRICA TWIN LONGTERMER

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SHORT CIRCUIT RACING

FEATURES

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BMW S 900 XR & R 900 R SA LAUNCH

42 BACK IN THE DAY - ROSSI’S RC213V

48 SAGP FAN HUB INTRODUCTION

58 TALK WITH BRAD BINDER’S FOLKS

60 NORDKAPP ADVENTURE

66 APOCALYPSE YAMAHA R1

68 SPANNER MAN BY MAT OXLEY

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TECH3 AND OLIVEIRA WIN FOR THE FIRST TIME

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8 SuperBike

PETRONAS REPLICA

YAMAHA YZF-R1

Race replicas are nothing new in the

motorcycle industry. Take your street

model, slap some paint and sponsor

graphics on it, and call it good. Easy

peasy. The folks at Yamaha Motor Europe

didn’t get that memo, however.

Teaming up with the YART GTYR

Pro Shop, these stalwarts of the tuning

fork brand have created a unique

YZF-R1 that pays homage to another

of their sister outfits, the Petronas-backed

Sepang Racing Team.

At first glance, it is easy to miss

the fact that you are not looking at

the MotoGP-bred Yamaha YZR-M1,

as YME and YART have created a new

front fairing for the R1, which incorporates

a large winglet design.

On top of that is the traditional

turquoise and black livery from SRT

Yamaha, complete with the sponsor

graphics you would expect from a

replica machine.

Completing the package is a bevy

of GYTR parts from the Yamaha parts

bin, as well as some tasty high-spec

bits that you would normally see on a

race bike.

This includes Öhlins FGRT front

forks, an Öhlins TTX rear shock, and

a Öhlins steering damper, as well

as Brembo GP4-RX calipers, mated

to a 19mm Brembo RCS Corsacorta

master cylinder and Brembo 320mm

T-Drive discs.

You will find forged aluminum

Marchesini wheels in the package as

well (shod with Michelin race slicks,

obviously), along with a bevy of tita-


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nium bolts, carbon fiber bodywork

pieces, and a GYTR ECU.

All-in-all, it is a pretty spicy track

build for a Yamaha YZF-R1 in its

own right, with YME and YART then

going the extra distance to make it

something unique for the 46 potential

buyers (helping to commemorate

46 years of Petronas in motorcycle

racing).

“We are delighted to be introducing

this exclusive PETRONAS Yamaha

SRT MotoGP replica, which includes

a variety of upgrades to bring near

MotoGP performance to our customers,”

said Mandy Kainz, owner of

YART GYTR Yamaha Pro Shop.

“It’s a timely launch, as it coincides

with the 20th anniversary of

the foundation of the Yamaha Austria

Racing Team and the opening of

our new GYTR Pro Shop. Everyone

at PETRONAS Yamaha SRT, YART

and all of our partners have done a

fantastic job putting this project together

and I’d like to thank everyone

involved in producing what is, without

question, a magnificent bike.”

Along with the replica YZF-R1

itself, each customer will receive

an exclusive package comprising a

KYT Helmet, a Petronas Yamaha SRT

polo shirt, and the future opportunity

for a VIP guest pass for the MotoGP

round of their choice. Pricing is set at

around R927,000.


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MARC MARQUEZ:

WE FOLLOWED

DOCTORS’

ADVICE, TIME TO

FOCUS ON 100%

Marc Marquez explains why he will likely sit

out the remainder of the 2020 MotoGP season

as he continues his recovery from injury

Marc Marquez has given

more details into his decision

to focus on returning

to full fitness after Honda

confirmed he is set to miss the next

two to three months recovering from

his injury.

The Spaniard has been out of

action since the second round of

the 2020 MotoGP World Championship

season when he attempted to

compete just days after undergoing

surgery on the arm he fractured

during the closing stages of the Jerez

opener a week earlier.

However, when it was discovered

the titanium plate that had

been inserted into his arm had been

damaged, a second operation was

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necessary to fix the issue. As a result,

Marquez was forced to sit out the

most recent triple-header, even if

there was hope he’d be back in action

at Misano next month prior to the

most recent announcement.

Speaking in an interview with

Spanish broadcaster DAZN, Marquez

says he followed the advice available

to him when he returned to action

so soon after surgery, but the latest

complication ultimately sets him

back to the extent he will cede his

World Championship title.

“It’s hard to watch MotoGP from

the sofa and I would like to be there,

but in the career of athletes we take

a lot of risk and it’s normal,” he said.

“It is my eighth season in MotoGP,

taking risks to achieve goals and

unfortunately this strange season

has been difficult for me because of

the injury.

“The first time I am following what

the doctors said to me and gave me

the confidence to ride the bike, do

some gym because the plate was

strong enough, so I did what they

recommended.

“Now I will do the same, I will

follow their recommendation and

they say it is much better to stay

calm, pass this month, fix well. It is

the right arm and I struggled in the

winter with the shoulder, so now it is

time to put everything in the correct

way and come back 100%.”


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MOTUL EMPOWERS WOMEN ON TWO WHEELS – AN ICONIC

EXPERIENCE FOR #ICONICWOMEN

On Saturday 22 August, Motul

South Africa demonstrated

its commitment to the ideals

of Women’s Month and the

#IconicWomen campaign. In partnership

with Honda South Africa, the

Motul team hosted a LEARN TO RIDE

A MOTORCYCLE day at ADA Training

and Outdoor Centre.

This event was a natural follow-on

to the nomination of Motul’s own

Mercia Jansen as part of the #IconicWomen

campaign developed and

managed by Shelby South Africa and

Road to Race.

“As part of this campaign, we

have each created an opportunity

for women to participate in something

that we’re passionate about.

My love of riding is something that

I have always wanted to share with

other women – hence the LEARN TO

RIDE A MOTORCYCLE day’” explained

Mercia Jansen, Motul Area Manager

for Southern and Eastern Africa. “I

have loved seeing all the videos and

photos from our day – the ladies’

beaming smiles made it clear how

much fun they were having, while

the pride and encouragement from

their partners and families made the

experience even more special,” she

added.

Adilia Joubert, one of the participants,

reported that she was excited

to have had the chance to learn to

ride machines that had previously

seemed too intimidating. “I was

inspired by Mercia revealing that

she had only started riding bikes

at 40. Since I have also recently hit

that milestone, and in the spirit of

life beginning at 40, I wanted to try

something new and more daring than

my other hobbies. My husband is a

keen motorcyclist, and this has been

something I’ve wanted to share with

him, but until now the fear factor was

just a little too much for me,” admitted

Adilia. “Now that I’ve had this

great experience, he can look forward

to some company on his weekend

rides,” she added.

Throughout the day, the ADA

Training and Outdoor Centre in

Hartbeespoort, North West Province,

echoed to whoops of joy as the lady

riders grew in confidence and began

to experience the feeling of freedom

that motorcyclists often refer to.

There was a real sense of camaraderie

between the women and their

partners, while the atmosphere at

the venue contributed to a successful

day for all the novice riders. A big

thank you to Honda SA for supplying

the bikes and allowing the attendees

– the riders and their partners - to

test out all the different models!

Legendary motorcyclist Brian

Capper was on hand to assist and

support the ladies during their

training, as were the professional

trainers supplied by ADA Training and

Outdoor Centre. The children who

had come along to watch their Moms

in action also got to enjoy the pedal

cars provided by Motul. The sight of

women riding bikes while husbands,

brothers and uncles pushed the kids

up and down the grass in the pedal

cars was exactly the kind of role-reversal

moment that the #IconicWomen

campaign aims to inspire.

The training session was followed

by lunch, with sparkling wine supplied

by the Boschendal Wine Estate.

“As a racing car driver, I was

delighted to have the chance to swap

my usual four wheels for just two,”

enthused Shelby SA/Road To Race’s

National Marketing Manager Paige

Lindenberg – the lady who first conceived

the idea of the #IconicWomen

campaign. “The professionalism

and patience of the trainers meant

that we all felt comfortable enough

to push ourselves a little more each

time we got onto the bikes,” added

Paige. She also urged women to

look out for forthcoming experiences

including a hot lap with Lindenberg in

her racing car.

Both Mercia and Paige reflected

on how successful the #IconicWomen

campaign has been in

building women’s confidence and

inspiring them to break down stereotypes

that may previously have discouraged

them from trying the kind

of new experiences that have traditionally

been seen as “male-dominated.”


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Triumph South Africa

officially announces

the opening of Triumph

Cape Town on 1 August

2020. “The dealership

is situated in the Cape

Town city centre in the “premium

motorcycle” precinct and offers

the full range of Triumph products

and services, including motorcycle

sales, apparel and accessory

sales, parts sales and motorcycle

service,” said Bruce Allen, Triumph

South Africa CEO.

“While Triumph has always

offered aftersales support in Cape

Town, it is now time to ensure that

our motorcycle brand is represented

in the manner that we had

planned 2 years ago when Triumph

South Africa became the official

distributor of Triumph motorcycles.

We need to ensure that our dealerships

represent the Triumph brand

in a way that ensures a comprehensive

and premium customer

experience, which Triumph Cape

Town will now be able to deliver”

says Allen.

After a bit of teasing, the new Honda

CBR600RR is finally here, and with it

comes a few surprises.

Because of Honda’s teasers,

we already knew that this machine

would be an overhaul of the current

model, using the same chassis and

basic engine architecture as the

American-sold Honda CBR600RR.

Photos and video though confirmed

that the bike would get a

facelift, most notably with winglets

installed to the front fairing, and that

a robust electronics package would

be added to the mix, to help things

feel modern on this aging beast.

The biggest change is the power:

120hp (89 kW), which is a sizable

bump off the outgoing model’s peak

power figure, and puts the Honda

CBR600RR squarely in the range of

the class-leading Yamaha YZF-R6.

Honda makes this leap by increasing

the 599cc inline-four engine’s

redline, which is now 14,000 rpm.

Sadly it seems that this model

will not see our country as it is likely

to be a Japanese-only model. You’re

not allowed to purchase a 1,000cc

motorcycle for the road in Japan so it

makes sense.


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FOR A LIMB

Honda Motor Southern Africa is

proud to announce its support for

Riding for a Limb, the South African

non-profit organisation which raises

funds to provide prosthetic limbs to

amputees in need.

The organisation, founded by double-amputee

Gerda du Toit and Charl

Beukes in 2014, has provided 54

artificial limbs, costing more than R9

000 000, to 18 children and 8 bikers

during the past 6 years.

Riding for a Limb raises funds by

organising sponsored bike and car

drives, including Gerda’s own 4431

km bike ride on a Honda Integra in

2016, less than 2 years after losing

both of her legs due to diabetes.

“I went from a wheelchair to a

bike in 2 years, and it completely

changed my life,” says Gerda. “Riding

for a Limb is about more than just

giving amputees mobility – it transforms

lives, families and communities.

Giving amputees access to

prostheses allows them to dream as

big as they want to.”

A basic prosthesis can cost anything

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amputation is a minimum of R120

000. This excludes re-fits, which cost

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“Most amputees do not have the

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their homes and workplaces where

we assist with their rehabilitation

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Because a child grows, they

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With an adult, the stump changes

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Amputees therefore require new

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wounds on the limb as well as other

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it is therefore imperative that

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Riding for a Limb is committed to

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are used for recipients.

Honda is providing Riding for a

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“Even limited support can make a

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Govender, General Manager of

Corporate at Honda Motor Southern

Africa: “Honda believes in the power

of dreams. What that really means is

our power as human beings to make

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and the dreams of others come true.

Imagine the transformative power of

giving people back their mobility. Every

contribution makes a permanent

difference in someone’s life.”


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This month RAD are collecting goods and essential

supplies for The Haven Care Centre based in Benoni,

Gauteng.

The Haven Care Centre has been helping destitute families

for the past 17 years, and have assisted hundreds of

families as well as single men, women and children.

They will ride out on the 12th of September

Meet at RAD_KTM, 9:30 for 10:00

Maximum of 25 people , please RSVP for the ride

Marketing@radmoto.co.za

THE BMW R18

HAS ARRIVED

IN SOUTH

AFRICA

At the SA launch of the BMW XR900 featured in

this magazine, they had a surprise for us journalists,

under the cover new Motorad Manager

Penelope-Ann Sterley pull off the covers of

the first R18 Cruiser. Wow, what an impressive

looking bike! This new range of 1800cc Boxer

bikes is going to go straight after the American

cruiser boys, watch out Harley and Indian, BMW

is coming for you.

You can join us for a lunch after the ride at Tsunami

Beach Bar in Benoni.

For this charity drive we are looking for:

Canned food

Towels

Blankets

Macaroni

Soya Mince

Please drop off your donations at our branch: Address: 1

Wall street, Corner Rivonia & Witkoppen Road, Sandton.

All donations go towards helping the families, including

men, women, the elderly and children who The Haven

Care Centre looks out for. These people are destitute

and without the help of others, would be unable to

survive. In these tough times, its in coming together

and doing something good that will make the biggest

difference.


Analysis and data as Viñales

dodged disaster in Austria

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Maverick Viñales was once again

fortunate to escape serious injury in

the Red Bull Ring in Austria after his

Yamaha bike’s brakes failed coming

into turn one of the BMW M Grand

Prix of Styria.

The Spanish rider narrowly avoided

disaster thanks to some quick

speed of thought, where he jumped

off his malfunctioning bike seconds

before it went crashing into the safety

fence and burst into flames.

Since the incident, Alpinestars

have broken down

the data of the incident which

thankfully saw the 25-yearold

come out unscathed.

Looking at the information,

we can see that Viñales

was travelling at 218 km/h

when he made the split

second decison to leap from

the bike, as the suits built-in

airbags deployed milliseconds

before initial impact to

protect the Catalan as he hit

the tarmac at well over 20g.

The Monster Energy rider

felt the maximum impact with

the ground just over a second

later, where he registered 23.45g

while sliding along the asphalt. This

was quickly followed by another

heavy impact at just over 20g, as he

continued to slide for another 4.8

seconds before slowing down into a

tumble for 1.9 seconds.

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It was the second scary incident in

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WHEN YOU GIVE YOUR

CHILD A DIRT BIKE

Hi Clint,

I just want to share this with you, taken

off Facebook but it rang so true for me,

but I would not change a thing.

If you give your child a motocross

bike, they will want to ride. You’ll buy

them the best bike you can find, followed

by some kit, helmet and boots.

You look for local tracks to ride at

weekends, where you start to socialise

with the MX community…………And then

life as you

know it, will

end.

Before you

know it, they

want to RACE

so you find a

CLUB…..There

will be no more

lazy weekends

watching tv.

You will see

more sunrises

than you ever

thought possible.

Every spare

minute of your

time will be spent hauling campers,

caravans and bikes and enduring a crazy

addiction to practice for the race.

Your house may be a mess, and your

car will be dirty. All because you gave

your child a motocross bike. Your weekends

will be spent freezing or burning

to death on a fold-up chair. And their

weekends will be spent gaining confidence

and friends, learning new skills

and having fun and getting dirty!

You will be there the day he or she

makes there first hole shot , first podium,

first win. And they will make you SO

proud. Other parents will congratulate

you, but you feel weird saying thank you

because it’s not you on the track, it’s

your child. It’s everything that they did,

they achieved. And right before your

eyes, your little boy/girl will be transformed

from the baby who spun around

on their Pee-Wees into an expert.

When you give your child a motocross

bike , you give them more than

just something to ride. You give them

a sport, a talent, hope and dreams.

Friends, a new family, a place to learn

about life, room to grow as a person

where they can push their limits, and

bravery, and courage, and build memories.

They will have all of these things,

simply because you gave your child a

motocross bike.

Because you gave your child a

bike, you too will develop new/lifelong

friendships, developed solely from the

same passion for the sport. You will

have a motocross family because you

gave your child a motocross bike.

Then one day, many years from

today…they will be in their room and a

certain trophy will catch their eye. And

they will pick it up and realise instantly

that when you gave your child a bike,

you also gave them a childhood that

they would never forget, at this point,

you realise that everything you gave up

along the way and sacrificed was totally

worth it…..

All because you gave your child a motocross

bike.

Cheers, John Stander

Hi John

As you know we run

the Michelin Short

Circuit Series and as

you say, your whole life

just absolutely gets

consumed by it but it’s

awesome.

I have a friend,

Wayne Edwards, who’s

son Kyle, showed some

interest in riding a

Motard. I’m open to

facilitate any parent’s

path with this and have

many times before.

As we were driving to

take his son for his first

outing, I warned him

on how addictive this could turn out to

be if his son likes it. Well roll on a few

months and two motard races later, I

saw him at our last race and he was

saying that he is having the absolute

best time with his son working on the

bike traveling together and just sharing

the passion. In the end that is what it is

all about, sharing passion with your kid.

Take care

Clinton Pienaar


SPEEDING UP THE

KTM MOTOGP BIKE

Hi Clint,

Just my thoughts on Danni Pedrosa,

I reckon this little bugger deserves a

special mention today...apparently made

a huge difference to the development in

the KTM MotoGP program. I salute you

#26.

KTM been plugging away, year on

year making their bike better, have had

a long term team plan and strategy with

a goal in mind. Snapped up Pedrosa

when he became available. The team

principle has a sharp eye for talent. Like

Pedrosa says, it’s like being welcomed

into a family, who are keen to learn and

listen, versus the HRC dictatorship style

they seem to love so much. I reckon the

next two years that the KTM is going to

be the absolute best all round balanced

MotoGP bike on the grid.

Cheers

Dave Gunning

Hi Dave,

I think you are 100% right, even talking

to Trevor Binder (please go listen to the

full interview I had with him on the pod

cast on our website) he also reckoned

that Danni had a huge influence. Brad

said to his Dad that he actually can’t

fault the new bike. It’s good everywhere.

You know, what you saying about

factories not listening to their riders,

Honda and Ducati have been quite publicly

accused of this in the past by their

various riders. I just cannot believe how

quickly things change. In my opinion

Yamaha had the best depth in rider pedigree,

followed by Suzuki/KTM/Ducati

and lastly Honda and then Aprilia. But

all of a sudden the young team of KTM

with their new bike actually seems to

be the best collective team. Strange

how Honda have been caught with all

their eggs in the Marques basket?

Cheers

Clinton Pienaar

WHAT WE USED TO

RIDE

Hi Clint,

I was watching a video of a 4x4 riding

up the side of a dune or minedump,

which reminded me of our scrambling

days. My friend Derek and I started at

the same company 5 days apart. We

were bike mad. The biggest street legal

scrambler at the time was the Honda

XL350S. National service

intervened and then the

biggest scramblers were the

Suzy 400 and the Yammy

DT400. Derek got a brand

new DT400 and my identical

one was 10 months old. I

remember standing at the

dealers window drooling at

those gorgeous Yammies!

We used to ride at

Wemmer Pan which had

awesome dumps. We even

took our girlfriends there

and let them ride our bikes

on said dumps.

The DT400 used to pull

awesome clutchless 2nd

gear wheelies. It didnt like freeways as

the finning on the barrel was not big

enough, and sustained open throttle

cruising would cause pinking. No matter,

If one shattered a piston ( which I

did)- take the head and barrel off, shake

the bits of piston out with paraffin, have

a rebore, fit a new piston and rings and

off you go!

We used to also ride at Mindalore

which had a huge steep minedump. We

would hit the minedump at 80km/h and

not make it to the top.

One time a 125 2 stroke motocrosser

fitted with knobbies came along and

we were gobsmacked at how easy it

ramped several feet in the air over the

top. Fitting a rear knobby did the trick.

Good memories, good friends,

awesome simple bikes and great timesno

cellphones, no social media, a simple

bikers life-I miss it!

PS: I even ran the 400 down Rainbow

dragstrip. Flatout after 50 meters, it

did a 16 something!

Cheers,

Greg Baxter

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Hi Greg,

You giving our ages away here, DT400,

what a thing that was. Absolutely

bonkers for the day. I came in a little

after that with the water cooled CR500

Honda. I still to this day want to take my

eldest son Daniel and put him on one

and let him have a rip. I can promise

you, and yes, he is faster that what I am

now on a 450 Husky Motard and they

think this bikes are everything. But I bet

when he stops after giving it a proper

burn, he will have a wild look in his

eyes like some one who has just come

across a wild lion per door in the park.

Thos things were wild, Honda has since

s then calmed done tremendously.

Glad you still riding, my Dad is 83

and still rides his bikes BMW R90S and a

BMW F800GT.

Cheers

Clinton Pienaar

I’M DOING IT WRONG?

This is the pic of me being the first rider

in SA to let a brand new Tiger 900 crash,

something that I am not very proud of.

I’ve now had two firsts in SA, the Tiger

900 and the very fast Kawasaki H2R.

I suppose that if you walk in the rain

you are going to get wet at some stage.

We’ve had a few readers come back to

my defence on riding off road standing

up, so thanks for that. To me it’s obvious

that while standing you have a much

lower centre of gravity and the ability to

move your weight around easier.

Reason for my crash, Kodak Courage,

Road tyres at road pressures and I

should know better. Sorry Bruce, I was

trying to get the perfect shot for the

opener of the Triumph launch story.


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By Simon Patterson

Images: KTM Press

BRAD BINDER

WINS HIS FIRST

MOTOGP RACE

Given the ultra-competitive nature of modern MotoGP racing, it takes something

special to deliver a knock-out performance in dry conditions. To do it as a rookie

on a completely unproven bike takes truly exceptional talent - but it comes as no

surprise that Brad Binder was able to show that skill in yesterday’s Czech Grand

Prix.


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The victory marks

the culmination of

Red Bull and KTM’s

long-term goals in

Grand Prix racing,

for the very first time having

taken a rider from feeder

series Red Bull Rookies

through their Moto3 and

Moto2 teams into MotoGP

and onto the top step of the

podium.

The former Moto3 world

champion came into the premier

class for 2020 as one of

the most hotly-tipped rookies

in years, with numerous MotoGP

riders quick to sing the

praises of the South African’s

testing performances before

the season had even got

underway.

And that was reflected in

Sunday’s race at Brno, where

the 24-year-old was able

to put on display the sort of

combination of raw talent and

supreme race-craft that only

MotoGP greats can show.

The first rookie to win in

his debut season since Marc

Marquez and joining a short

list that includes names like

Lorenzo and Pedrosa, there’s

still obviously much to learn

for the young Binder, something

that he himself was

quick to acknowledge after

the race.

Not just only his third race

in MotoGP, it was also his

first clean race after incidents

in both races at Jerez

saw him run off the track or

into other riders, something

he admitted was weighing

heavily on his mind coming

into the weekend at Brno.

“It’s unbelievable to think

where we are today, because

in Jerez 1 I made a

big mistake and took myself

out and in Jerez 2 I made

an even bigger one and took

someone out with me. It was

a tough week coming into this

because I was nervous about

ruining someone else’s race,

and I had to come here and

start fresh.

“Before I came to Brno I had

told myself that I needed to

take a step back in the race

because I had messed up the

first two by being overanxious

at the start. I did that, I didn’t

do anything crazy at the start,

and as I saw my opportunities

I made my moves without any

contact or trips to the gravel!”

However, it seems that once

Sunday’s race got underway

any apprehensions or nervousness

soon went out the

window for Binder. Able to

ride a completely flawless

race while many of his more

experienced rivals floundered

with tyre issues, he conceded

afterwards that his lack of

preconceptions might have

actually helped him.

“At the beginning of the race

I was following Fabio and I

could see that his tyre wasn’t

great but mine still felt quite

good so I decided to push on

and see what I could do. From

then it was just the craziest

ten laps of my life. It felt like

I did everything as softly and

as smoothly as possible,

because as soon as I tried to

do anything aggressive I got

crazy bumping.

“I knew we were going to

have a drop, and I held back

a lot at the beginning. I could

have smashed it on a bit but I

told myself to be smooth with

the throttle and on corner

exit.”

Despite Sunday’s amazing

success, it hasn’t been an

easy time in MotoGP so far

for Binder either. Well used to

hard work as he’s moved up

from domestic level championships

in South Africa and

the UK to Red Bull’s European

feeder series, his first

foray into MotoGP was rocky.

Struggling in pre-season

testing at the end of 2019, it


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KTM’s first

ever MotoGP

winner’s

trophy

The passion inside this

garage is unmatched!

took the combination of more time

on the bike, some hard work and a

revolutionary new KTM RC16 to deliver

Brno’s stunning rookie result.

“When I did the first tests at the end

of last year I was last in both, and I

think it gave me some extra fire to

go into the off season and figure out

this MotoGP thing. When we came

back to Malaysia, I made a good step

forward and when everything got cut

in Qatar I used the months off to my

advantage.

“When I first rode the bike at the

end of last year I thought ‘oh my

goodness, I’ve got some work to do’

because it was so hard to ride. Then

I climbed on the new bike in Malaysia

and it was another world. It felt

so much more natural and easier to

ride than the old one.”

That hard work was needed throughout

the Brno weekend too, though.

Finding the going tough again on the

opening day on Friday, it took all the

skills of his veteran team to find how

to make Binder comfortable on the

bike.

However, with a hugely experienced

team around him, some of whom

played a pivotal role in taking Nicky

Hayden to the 2006 MotoGP world

championship at Repsol Honda,

Binder says they were able to comfortably

steer him through it.

“On Friday we were in a completely

different boat and I could barely

touch the throttle without feeling like

I was going to get thrown into the air,

but on Friday night the guys did their

homework. When we left the track I

spoke with my crew chief and Mike

and they said ‘don’t worry, we’ll sort

it out’ and they were right.

“Already from FP3 the bike felt so

much more stable and just really

good. It comes a lot from the

amazing package that the guys put

together - the bike is insane. I’ve told

them since the start, this isn’t bad

eh? I can definitely see places where

we have a big advantage over the

others and it paid off in the race.

“We understood really well going

into the race what we had to do to

get to the end, and I have an amazing

team behind me who came up with

an insane strategy and I couldn’t believe

when I managed to get into first

place. I thought ‘gosh, I’m leading a

MotoGP race,’ and I was even more

surprised when I saw a gap start to

Pit Beirer congratulating the team while Brad was

being drowned in media interviews


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The moment Brad

Binder carved his

name onto a MotoGP

winner’s trophy

appear!”

So, with win number one

under his belt what’s next for

Binder? With the 2020 KTM

package looking so sorted it’s

hard to believe that Sunday

was a flash in the pan result,

and it’ll come as no surprise

now if he can go on to take

more victories before the season

is out.

And, with the bike now looking

every bit the match of it’s veteran

rivals and with a superstar

young talent onboard, it

may well be that Marc Marquez

is watching out for more

than just Fabio Quartararo in

2021.

Since that epic win they have

had two races at the Red Bull

ring in Austria where Brad

finished a credible 4th and the

following weekend finishing

8th, but only 4 seconds off the

winner Oliviera. In this last

race 4 KTM 2020 GP16 bikes

were in the top 10, so expect

big things from this Austrian

team for the rest of the year.


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By Clinton Pienaar

Images: Rob Till

BMW SA REVEAL THE

NEW BMW F 900 R

AND F 900 XR

There is funky new middle weight toys in the BMW

stable and we go and spend a day on them.


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BMW Motorrad expands its product

range for the popular mid-range

Roadster and Adventure Sport model

being the XR 900.

Despite the 2 models being built

on the same platform, they differ significantly

in character and positioning. Let’s start with

the Roadster being the F900R.

It’s been marketed as a purist motorcycle

and I think that’s because it’s a 2 wheeled

machine simplified. It’s a just a basic bike that

has all the attributes of motorcycling that we

love. But’s its design is funky and will appeal to

a younger buyer as well as the traditionalists.

I’ve never been a fan of naked bikes just

because of their lack of wind protection. The

route BMW took us on was twisty and interesting

with lots of urban twists thrown in, for this

application the bike is perfect. I loved the TFT

dash, the functions within the dash with max

lean angles and other niceties you’d want on a

new modern motorcycle. The dash is fitted with

BMW Connectivity as standard.

The engine architecture remains the same

as on the GS850 being a parallel twin though

the F 900 sees an increase in cylinder bore by

2mm, bumping displacement to 895cc in comparison

to 853cc. Likewise, the new powerplant

sees additional tweaks, including a redesigned

cylinder head for better flow, forged pistons,


32 SuperBike

BMW R 900 XR

the bike feels petty and if anything

I’m sure this will get put into the

900 GS which cannot be too far away

considering everyone else is into the

900 class now.

The two new models currently

set the technological benchmark

in the mid-range segment with

their high-quality standard equipment

(Connectivity, LED all round

as standard) and their wide range

of optional extras – in some cases

unique in this class (including Adaptive

Cornering Light, Keyless Ride,

Dynamic ESA, Riding Modes Pro,

Shift Assistant Pro, ABS Pro, engine

drag torque control (MSR), Dynamic

Traction Control (DTC), Dynamic

Brake Control (DBC), and RDC.

In addition to the standard

anti-hopping clutch, the new F 900

R and F 900 XR is fitted with engine

drag torque control (MSR) for the

first time. It prevents the rear wheel

from slipping as a result of abrupt

throttling or downshifting, thereby

ensuring even greater safety, I tried

this a few times with very hard braking

and sudden down shifts and the

automatic blipping of the throttle .

Two standard riding modes, ASC

and ABS. Riding modes Pro with

DTC, ABS Pro, DBC and MSR as ex

works options.

The new F 900 R and F 900 XR

already offer the “Rain” and “Road”

riding modes as standard. The

standard trim also includes ABS

and ASC Automatic Stability Control,

which can be disengaged.

With “Riding Modes Pro” as an ex

works option, the sporty characteristics

of the new F 900 R and F 900

XR can be experienced even more

intensively. The additional riding

modes “Dynamic” and “Dynamic

Pro”, Dynamic Traction Control DTC

and banking capable ABS Pro are

available, along with Dynamic Brake

Control (DBC) and the new engine

drag torque control (MSR).

As with the GS models in the

F Series, the new F 900 R and F

900 XR make use of a steel bridge

frame that integrates the engine as

a load-bearing element and a fuel

tank that is now back in its classic

position in front of the rider. Front

suspension is upside-down telescopic

fork and at the rear a double-sided

swinging arm with central

BMW R 900 R

suspension strut. The pre load is

automatically adjusted with a click

on the left button as most other

BMW’s on the road nowadays.

Fuel tank capacity is 13 and 15,5

litres on the various two bikes and

this should comfortably give over

300kms range ridden normally. The

fuel consumption was epic, none of

us got over 5l per 100 and we did

not go slow. Another nice safety

feature is the adaptive cornering

light with powerful LED lighting all

round. Braking is obviously ABS

and the suspension on both was

quite firm but sporty.

But what is the XR like to ride?


BMW R 900 R

Penny Sterley - the

head of BMW Motorrad

SA

BMW R 900

XR through the

Cradle twisties

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Key features of the new BMW F

900 R and F 900 XR:

• The new BMW F 900 R: the dynamic

roadster for purist riding pleasure.

think it’s an important step closer

making bikes more attractive to new

riders, lady riders and older gentleman,

the lack of weight is very apparent

when manoeuvring the bikes

and for that reason alone, I think

they BMW will sell a lot of these two

models.

The bikes are offered in three

colour and style variants each for an

unmistakable sense of character.

The new F 900 R is available in

Blackstorm metallic, San Marino

Blue metallic and Style Sport in

Hockenheim Silver metallic/Racing

Red.

In addition to Light White, the

new F 900 XR offers the two Style

variants Style Exclusive in Galvanic

Gold metallic and Sport in Racing

Red.

• The new BMW F 900 XR: a genuine

“XR” for the mid-range.

• The powerful common backbone integrates

the further developed 2-cylinder

in-line engine with an increased capacity

of 895 cc (previously 853 cc).

• Further enhanced output and torque:

77 kW at 8 750 rpm and 92 Nm at 6 500

rpm.

• More than 87 Nm torque in the relevant

lower speed range from 4 500 to 8

500 rpm.

• High level of running smoothness due

to two opposed counterbalance shafts.

• Two riding modes “Rain” and “Road”

as well as ABS and ASC as standard.

• Riding Modes Pro with two further

riding modes as well as Dynamic Traction

Control (DTC), ABS Pro, Dynamic

Brake Control (DBC) and engine drag

torque control (MSR) as ex works

options.

• Steel bridge frame for optimum rigidity,

robustness and riding precision.

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By Clinton Pienaar Images: Beam Productions

HONDA ENTERS

THE POWER

GAME

This is the strongest 1000cc standard Superbike we

have ever had on Noddy’s Dyno, 186hp to be exact

and the torque, although high up is quite linear.


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It’s been out for a while already overseas

but the first few have just arrived in SA

recently and we were given a first ride on

them at Red Star Raceway, but was this

Fireblade going to impress? Honda has

a reputation of always making you drool

over the prototypes but when the actual model

arrives, too many guys with white cloaks have

had a hand at it with health and safety always

getting the better of them. Goodness sake,

this is the company that made the man eating

CR500 and has more world titles to their name

than any other brand. But they are a conservative

Japanese manufacturer, so was it going to

impress?

I first had a go on the outgoing model, courtesy

of Dave from Track Daze, just to refresh

my Fireblade memory, and immediately I was

back in my happy space, so planted so easy to

ride but yes, if I must admit, a little poor on the

power side, if you are not doing a claimed 200

nowadays you seem to be out of the ball park.

I then had a turn on the 2020 Fireblade RR-

R, there is a second model as well called the

SP, but more on that later on.

I’m a fan of the out-going model but this

new one makes it look dated, it’s small, the

keyless start is in a clever spot on the left

consol. The dash is super modern and I love

the way it goes through it’s sequence. At start


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Awesome display

in the cockpit

area, and take

a closer look -

keyless!

up the bike has an off beat rumble,

still obviously typical four cylinder

but with a hot cam type of idle. The

Honda fitted Akrapovic pipe also

helping with this bark, the catalysts

are still fitted.

I head out of pit lane onto the

track for the first time. Honda has

been forced to go all out with this

bike because it’s had a few lean

years in WSBK success and local

sales, but it’s power that buyers of

liter bikes are after and Honda has

not been on the forefront, that is

until now. Blimey, this thing is fast

and it just keeps on revving was my

first impression and it turns and is

smooth on roll in as you’d expect.

Drafting in the MotoGP – dominating

HRC set up to get involved not only

with this bike but also the WSBK series

has paid dividends. I have never

been on a Honda this track focused

in my life, it’s a full on thoroughbred

race bike. Just on the power, as you

exit 2nd gear corners you can set

the level of wheelie lift control and

you can just pin the throttle as hard

as you like, I wish I had a picture

to show you of this but the photographer

always sits at corners and

this happens at the exit. It’s quite an

addictive feeling being half leaned

over on exit with the steering half

crossed up. Of course I thought

I was Marques even just for that

second. There are so many other

aspects of the bike you can set, from

engine braking to lift height to suspension

to traction control and did

I mention cornering ABS. I have no

doubt that once Clint Seller’s team

get’s their hands on this bike that

they will soon be winning races, it’s

that good, even in standard form.

I sneaked a short breakfast run

in on it the Sunday just to experience

the track focused RR-R on the

road and to my surprise it had lost

none of it’s street appeal, I loved

The physical dimensions

of the Fireblade’s engine

have been decreased.

A more compact layout

between the crankshaft,

countershaft, and main

transmission shafts shortens

the overall length of

the engine, while a new

starter arrangement that

rotates off the clutch shaft

rather than the crankshaft

shrinks width. The primary

gear has fewer teeth than

before to save space and

now transfers the starting

torque to the crankshaft.

200

150

100

50

104.1Nm

@ 11,000rpm

186.87hp

@ 13,100rpm


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the quick shift up and down

and yes you’d need to swot

up the handbook as there is

a myriad of settings, but the

revvy engine was no problem. I

was expecting the over square

engine to be more of a hurdle,

but it was not. Did I mention

it loves to scream and when it

does it’s like a rocket, I can’t

wait for a group top end test,

when last have we ever had a

Honda winner in that?

Noddy was quite

impressed with

the Honda being

the strongest

stock superbike

he has ever

tested!

CBR RR-R SP

Second-generation

semi-active Öhlins Electronic

Control (S-EC) featured on the

RR-R SP uses a 43mm Öhlins

NPX fork. Its length also offers

greater freedom for geometry

changes. The rear shock is an

Öhlins TTX36 Smart-EC unit.

In conjunction with the

hardware upgrade, the Öhlins

Objective Based Tuning interface

(OBTi) now offers finer

suspension adjustment front

and rear; both can be set independently

from the default settings

and 3 individual modes

can be set and stored allowing

the rider to configure multiple

settings for a track, and switch

instantly while riding.

New Brembo Stylema

four-piston radial-mount brake

calipers are operated by a

Brembo master cylinder and

brake lever. The rear brake

caliper is the same Brembo

unit used by the RC213V-S.

Honda’s engineers leaned heavy

on trickle-down tech from the

MotoGP RCV machines, much of

that put to use in the new powerplant.

Combustion efficiency and

reduced friction were key design

goals for the over-square 999cc

inline-four. It’s also no coincidence

the 81mm bore and 48.5mm

stroke are identical to those of the

RCV213V-S—and radically different

from the 76mm x 55mm cylinder

dimensions of the previous engine.


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42 SuperBike

CLASSIC RACER TESTS VALENTINO ROSSI’S 2002

HONDA RC211V

What’s better than a ride on Honda’s 2002-spec

500GP two-stroke? A ride on the 990cc V5 fourstroke

that was replacing it...

Photos: Yves Jamotte & Andrew Northcott


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“AND THE MOST AMAZING THING

ABOUT THE RC211V WAS HOW

CONTROLLABLE IT FELT, DESPITE THE

FEROCIOUS ACCELERATION.”

The RC211V powered onto Valencia’s startfinish

straight on my first lap with a violence

that is still stamped indelibly on my mind

more than ten years later. Which says plenty

about Honda’s mighty V5 four-stroke, given

that barely an hour earlier I’d been riding

Alex Barros’s NSR500 — the last of the

vicious, 190bhp-plus V4 two-strokes that had

dominated grand prix racing for the previous

decade.

Within a few moments and a couple of

treads through its quick-shift enabled gearbox, the RC211V

was scorching past the blurred figures on the pit-lane wall

while I peered into the distance, already frantically trying to

find a braking marker at the end of what was suddenly a very

short straight. Even the NSR seemed almost sluggish by

comparison with the 990cc V5 on which Valentino Rossi had

just won MotoGP’s first title in 2002.

And the most amazing thing about the RC211V was how

controllable it felt, despite the ferocious acceleration from its

blend of 220bhp and just 145kg of weight. Having heard Rossi

talk about the speed and rideability of the RC-V, I’d expected it

to be more rider-friendly than the NSR, but I hadn’t expected

the differences to be so obvious. Whereas the two-stroke had

felt and sounded like the anti-social beast that it was, the V5

was polite, well-mannered — and so fast it drained my blood

into my boots.

That speed had been obvious throughout the RC-V’s debut

season, arguably the most impressive by any bike in the

history of racing’s premier class. Honda’s dominance was a

fitting reward for the imagination and commitment that the

firm had shown in developing a V5 for the big change to 990cc

four-strokes. In that first MotoGP season the RC211V won 14

of the 16 races, including the first nine, its only real rival being

the Yamaha YZR-M1 on which Max Biaggi won twice.

High impact

As I threw a leg over the RC-V’s seat on this end-of-season

HRC test, my view was of low screen and clip-ons, roughcast

top yoke, a small panel with round, black-faced tacho

reading to 17,000rpm, and a digital display showing lap time

and engine temperature. I accelerated out onto the almost

empty Valencia track, conscious of the crisp, ear-splitting

five-cylinder bark from the twin silencers as the engine revved

towards its 14,200rpm limit through the gears.

The handling was immediately impressive, but it was the

force of that amazing engine that made most impact. Whether

it was grunting out of slow turns with an effortless yet utterly

linear surge, or howling down that start-finish straight

towards the 200mph-plus top speed (Rossi hit 190mph even

here), the V5 was never anything less than breathtaking.

The Honda also had a phenomenally rock-solid feel through

the turns, feeling so neutral and well balanced that it almost

seemed to be laughing at my efforts to make it work hard.

Is it just us, or does moped-pipe-specialist

Polini seem a little out of place here?


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“AT ROSSI’S SPEED THE RC-V’S TWIN-SPAR ALUMINIUM

FRAME WOULD HAVE COME INTO ITS OWN.”

But the RC-V could not be flicked around with quite the

ludicrous ease of the NSR, which at just 131kg was 14kg

lighter still.

Just as with the V5’s speed edge, I was slightly

surprised that the difference in agility was so noticeable

at my rusty ex-racer’s pace. At Rossi’s speed the RC-V’s

twin-spar aluminium frame would have come into its

own, because it was designed to flex slightly in corners,

reducing chatter and increasing feel when the tyres

were at their limits.

Honda’s efforts to make the RC211V rider-friendly

had paid off. I’d barely scratched the surface of its

vast potential, and had the feeling — more than

with previous factory bikes I’d ridden — that I

could have pushed much harder without getting

bitten. But my five laps were up before I found

the confidence to test that theory. Which, given the

RC-V’s rarity and almost incalculable value, was

probably just as well. SB

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barely more than 145kg

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Five cylinders, 20

valves, enormous

radiator. And still

under 150kg. Jap

bike firms can barely

make a moped weigh

less than that these

days.

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52 SuperBike

By Clinton Pienaar

Images: Joe Flemming

TRIUMPH TIGER

900 RALLY PRO

AND GT PRO

Triumph Tiger Rally Pro and GT Pro enter one of the most hotly contested segments

on the planet – the middle-weight adventure bike sector.

First off the look.

The bikes are actually very handsome and

completely different from the outgoing model,

however you can see the family resemblance,

but they for sure look a little more sporty and

modern. I loved the head lights and the dash is

a nice big easy to read TFT dash with a myriad

of options and various looks to it.

Only two models of the five will be coming

to SA, which are the two top of the range Pro

models, South Africa historically leans towards

top end models.

The Tiger 900 Rally Pro is available in either

Matt Khaki, Sapphire Black and Pure White.

These colour versions feature updated graphics

and a white frame which actually lends a

sporty stance to the bike.

The Tiger 900 GT Pro is available in Korosi

Red, Sapphire Black and Pure White and feature

raised tank badges and new decals.

Both bikes compared to the outgoing 800

is either a step up in terms of touring comfort

of off-road prowess, with the main differences

being the suspension, wheels, dashboards and

riding modes.

The Engine.

Although I was impressed with the previous

model’s engine smoothness, I almost felt it

was a little like an electric engine, it never


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54 SuperBike

FUNNILY ENOUGH US

TESTERS WERE SPLIT

ON LIKING THE NEW

“ROUGHER” MOTOR

OR NOT, I FOR ONE

LOVED IT BUT THEN

AGAIN, I DO LOVE

TWINS

throbbed, it eas more like a wind as the

revs picked up. This new 888cc, T-Plane

triple engine. With its off-beat firing order

and out of sync crankpins are a first in a

motorcycle, according to Triumph, and

was brought about to try and rough-up

the smooth-revving Tiger and make it a

bit more adventure bike-ish for want of a

better word. To do this, Triumph has placed

the crankpins at 270° - 270° and 180°,

giving the bike a 1-3-2 firing order in the

process. Now you have two small gaps and

one large gap between the pulses of the

new motor. The end result is very satisfying

and un triple like, the same but different if

you now what I mean. Mid-range torque is

up by a claimed 9%, with peak torque of 87

Nm arriving at 7,250 rpm and peak power

of 94bhp at 8,750 rpm. This might seem as

if everything is towards to top but it’s the

torque just after idle that make this bike

shift along nicely. Funnily enough us testers

were split on liking the new “rougher” motor

or not, I for one loved it but then again, I

do love twins.

We headed off road for a loop and this

is where I bought my farm, but in truth not

because of the bike but rather the playful

nature of the bike gave me a little too

much confidence for my “Kodak Courage”

moment in-front of the cameras. I

should know better but adventure bikes

with road tyres and road pressures need

to be handled with more respect. Lesson

learnt – again! The off road route we took

had a few woops and ruts and the Rally

Pro for sure is on the competition side of

suspension setup. I took on everything with

confidence. Daniel my son hit a stretch and

got a bit of a slapper but again, road tyres

and pressures were most likely the cause.

He was standing leaned forward when this

happened.

For the Rally Pro model, it’s got Showa

long-travel (240mm) suspension and

Off-Road Pro mode. The GT version carry

Marzocchi suspension (160mm travel), that

is more than up to the job of hustling the

machine along some tar road curves and

it actually coped with our off road section

quite nicely, with manual compression and

rebound damping adjustability. The GT Pro

is also fitted with a trick electronic rear

shock, allowing the rider to adjust rear preload

and rebound damping with the click on

a TFT dash.

Again the Rally Pro has rim laced 21 and

17 inch rims and the GT has 19 and 17inch

cast rims.

As with pretty much any other Triumph,

the fly-by-wire throttle is perfect, riding

modes covering Rain, Road Sport, Off-

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Rally Pro version.

Brakes

Another update for 2020 is topspec

Brembo Stylema calipers

which have massive amounts

of stopping power., almost too

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Handling

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Before this bike, I’d be convinced

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Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder

Capacity 888 cc

Bore Stroke 78 x 61.9 mm

Compression 11.27:1

Max Power 95.2 PS / 93.9 bhp (70 kW) @ 8,750 rpm

Max Torque 87 Nm @ 7,250 rpm

Final Drive O-ring chain

Clutch

Wet, multi-plate

Gearbox 6 speed

Frame

Tubular steel frame, bolt on sub frame

Swingarm Twin-sided, cast aluminium alloy

Front Wheel Cast alloy, 19 x 2.5 in / Spoked Tubeless, 21 x 2.15 in

Rear Wheel Cast alloy, 17 x 4.25 in / Spoked Tubeless, 17 x 4.25 in

Front Tyre 100/90-19 90/90-21

Rear Tyre 150/70R17 150/70R17

Conclusion

So this is the most closely contested

segment on the planet,

the fact that Triumph has placed

two varying products into it shows

that it is split enough to justify

two approaches. As I’m more off

road focused for me it has to be

the Rally Pro but it would seem,

even without a group test, that

this bike is good enough to be a

title contender, it’s that good.

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TEA WITH THE

Clint invites himself to tea

with the Binder parents.

BINDERS

As mentioned in my editors

note, I had the privilege

of having tea with

the Binder parents Trevor

and Sharon at their

home in Krugersdorp the week

after Brad’s first epic win at Brno

in the MotoGP class. I was doing

a piece for radio for the Afrikaans

radio show called Wielle2wielle and

it was so interesting just shooting

the breeze with the two of them.

I’ve known them since the boys

started doing track days and it’s

been lovely seeing the development

of both the boys over the years

They candidly talk about wanting

to be there at Brno, the challenges

of getting him (Brad) back

and also how it worked in the

beginning of both boys’ GP careers

and living is Spain and why.

To hear the full interview,

please go to www.superbikemag.

co.za and click on the pod cast link.

It’s truly great being South African

now with our two boys doing so

well. I’m hoping that something

can happen to Darren like it did

for Aussie Jack Miller where he

completely by passed Moto 2, I’m

thinking Darren is too big for the

Moto 3 bike and his Dad agrees

that he is the biggest guy there in

that class.

Trevor also give a little insight

into the roll that Dani Pedrosa has

played in making the 2020 GP16 a

rideble MotoGP bike that it totally

appears to be. I mean in the last

race 4 out of the top 10 were KTM’s.

So make a cup of tea, sit back

and listen to the totally “Made in

South Africa” story which is the

Binder Brothers.


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Made in India! Last summer I had an India group

on Nordkapp Tour. It’s was great fun from the start

to the end! This group picture is from the shores of

Päijänne-lake!

Some of the nights are in hotels

and some in nice holiday homes!

Indian girls

crossing

Artic Circle

firs time in

their lifes!

NORTH CAPE

- WHERE THE

ROAD ENDS

By Peter Ruotsalo

Together

is social

media…

romantic!?

North Cape, Cape Agulhas,

Ushuaia, Prudhoe Bay…

Route66, Ho Chi Minh Trail,

HighWay1, Manali - Leh

Highway… All places and roads to go

or to do for us bikers! In this story we

do not go to all of them, we ride to

the north, to North Cape… or as we

say up here, Nordkapp! Then we go to

the east to Murmansk! Where is my

up here? My up here is in Helsinki,

Helsinki Finland! The shortest way to

Nordkapp from Helsinki is 1518km.

From Cape Agulhas it’s 16299km.

Only 211h and 8,8 days without

sleeping and brakes! I drove down to

Cape Agulhas 10 years ago, 2010 in

1680h and 70 days with sleeping and

brakes. It was a 18987km version, 1st

I drove 1518km up to Nordkapp!

To/From North Cape

Oslo is a good place to start a ride

to Nordkapp. Views are great all the

One of

Santa’s

reindeers on

the summer

vacation!

In the north of Scandinavia you

will see many of these on the road

and on the sides of the roads!

way, but the problem is if you do not

have a lot of time, and most of us do

not have, Norway is very slow. The

speed limit is 80km/h all the way

and the police in Norway are, how

do you say it nicely? Pain in the ass!

There is a lot of radar control and

they are happy to give you a ticket

with a smile! Good thing is, that

you have a lot of time to look at the

views. My opinion (my opinion has

naturally nothing to do with that fact

that I’m Finnish :) is that the best

place to start a 2-week Nordkapp

circuit is Helsinki. Home of me, Alvar

Aalto, Mika Waltari, Martti Ahtisaari,

and Kimi Räikkönen. You know the

last one if you follow Formula1, the

Iceman! And many elderly people in

Namibia know Martti Ahtisaari, the

peacemaker! However, the capital of

Finland is a very nice small big town

or a big small town. A lot of green

parks and water. But I suppose Finland

is not really known from Helsinki!

What I have understood foreigners

known Finland from lakes, Santa

Claus and reindeers! Bikers who

follow MotoGP know Mika Kallio!

When the gods where creating Scandinavia

Finland got all the lakes, Norway

got all the mountains and Sweden

was the unlucky middle country!

But seriously, Sweden is also a very

beautiful place with a lot of space like

all Nordic countries, South Africa and

Russia! And if you drive a two-week

Nordic circuit with Russia, Helsinki is

clearly the best place to start and finish

regardless of my nationality. You

will get a very good picture of all 3

Scandinavian countries with numerous

different landscapes, views, and

roads with a great extra of the east,

Russia! Russia is a country, which

does not leave you cold!

Lakeland & Lapland


North Cape, where to road ends in Europe! Not a sun holiday

destination, but a magnificent place with it’s cold and windy

weather!

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Last strech before

Nordkapp. No forest!

On the tour we

allways have on Sami-dinner

around the

campfire in a original

Sami-tent!

1 of the 160000 lakes in Finland!

Indian bikers with

Bubbles The Biker

at Nordkapp. Bubbles

the Biker is

my dog 3,2kg and

yes has her own

tankbag!

There are lakes in every part of Finland,

but Lake Finland (south-east

part of the country) is literally full

of lakes. Finland has about 160000

lakes, many of them are so clean that

you can drink the water! According

to Mama Google, there are only 677

lakes in the whole of Africa and 27

from them are in South Africa! You

will not see every Finnish lake, but

many of them when you drive through

Lake Finland. Normally, when I am

on a motorcycle tour with a group to

Nordkapp, we stop for the first night

at a lakeside hotel with a beach in

Kuopio which is in the heartlands

of Lake Finland. The bravest bikers

can take here an evening and/or a

morning swim in lake Saimaa. Water

is never too hot!

Most of the Finnish people think

only about Finland when you ask

them about Lapland. But in fact,

Lapland is a huge area covering the

northern parts of Finland, Norway,

Sweden, and the north-west corner

of Russia. It’s is also more or less

the same area where the original

Sámi-people (people of the north)

come from. The size of Lapland is

about the same as Eastern Cape and

Free State together, about 300

000km2. Sámi people have their

own language and own culture. The

language is totally different from any

Nordic language and it has on official

status in Scandinavia! In the north,

you see Sámi also on the road signs!

The most visited person in the

north is not anyone from Sámi-people.

It’s Santa! What many bikers do

not know is, that the original Santa

Claus was born in Myra, on the shore

of the Mediterranean Sea in 300ACC,

Holy Nikolaus! Today Myra is a city

in Turkey, in the 300’s it was a city of

Roma! So the grand, grand, grand…

son of Holy Nikolaus, Santa Claus

has his headquarters in the north, in

Santa Village on Arctic Circle. This is

today also a place where every biker

stops on the way to/from Nordkapp.

Here you can meet other bikers from

all around the world, but naturally

also Santa Claus. He works here 363

days a year. Only days in the year

when he is not available, are 24th

and 25th December! If you go and say

hello to Santa, you can always wish a

new bike or bike tour or both for your

next Christmas present!

Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun alone is a good reason

to ride up to the north! Santa’s workshop

is literally on the Arctic Circle.

On the day of the summer solstice in

Cape Agulhas, the sun sets about 8

pm. Between Arctic Circle and Nordkapp,

there is no sunset for 1 month

on both sides of the summer solstice.

Especially for first-timers midnight


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sun is something extraordinary! Driving

in the middle of the night with the

sun in the sky is something you do not

forget! And even for people from southern

parts of Scandinavia, the midnight

sun is every year on WoW! Officially I

do not drive with groups in the middle

of the night, but it is always possible to

take a midnight sun ride if you do not

have any alcohol in your blood! But it’s

also great to have a midnight sun sauna

with a couple of beers and saunamakkara!

Saunamakkara is something very

popular in Scandinavia. It’s an open fire

sausage which you eat after sauna while

you enjoy a cold beer! There are also

other interesting activities in the Scandinavia

during the midnight sun period

like midnight sun skiing competition

in Sweden, midnight sun marathon in

Norway, and midnight sun golf tournament

in Finland! But we bikers are not

interested in those things! :)

Nordkapp 71.1710° N, 25.7837° E

Nordkapp, the place where the road

ends in the northern hemisphere. A

must-do place for bikers. No one drives

up to Nordkapp because of its great

weather! Even in July, the daytime temperature

can drop as low as +5 degrees.

Not to mention that at the same time

it can rain diagonally with a crazy wind

which is trying to push your bike from

the road! Personally I do not know which

I like better in Nordkapp, extreme terrible

weather or sun & shine which also

happens. Sometimes the temperature

can go up to +25 and the sun is shining

from the windless blue sky. I have experienced

both!

‘Nordkapp Highway’ from Olderfjord

to Nordkapp is one of the most beautiful

rides in Norway. Every (except a few

tunnel kilometers) of its 128 kilometers

will make you smile inside your helmet!

There are practically no other residents

than reindeers on the whole stretch if a

couple of small villages of a few houses

are not counted! At the northern end

of the road, you will also find the small

town of Hånningvåg, which is a bit aside

from the road itself. All the trees are

also aside from the road because there

are not any trees at all when you start to

come close to the Nordkapp. The growing

season is too short up here for trees

to survive! It means also that you have

open curves with wide-open views! For

a biker summer is summer but if you

like to have an extraordinary boat cruise

in winter, Norway’s famous Hurtigruten

Peter the Great’s

Summer Palace

in St Petersburg.

It has the most

awesome palace

garden in the city!

line is operating a 7 days Northern

Light Cruise from Bergen to

Kirkenes! That time of the the year

when sun doesn’t rise for 1 month

on both sides of winter solstice between

Arctic Circle and Nordkapp!

Annually Nordkapp has about

250 000 visitors… 5-10 percent are

bikers! At the same time, Cape

Agulhas is getting maybe about 50

000 visitors. This is a guess. Mama

Google did not know any visitor

numbers of Cape Agulhas! My wild

guess is based on my own visits

to Cape Agulhas. Instead, Mama

Google knows a lot of Cape Town,

and Cape Town visitor’s numbers

are high. About 2 million visitors

in 2019! Bike-travellers enemy,

COVID-19 is cutting down all visitor

numbers to all places in 2020, but

let’s keep thumbs and toes for a

better 2021… and I keep also my

dog’s paws because she is a biker.

Biker Bubbles and she has been

with me to Nordkapp with our bike!

She has her own tank bag!

RUSSIA

Country of Tsars since 1530 and

with a new Tsar again! :) First one

was Ivan the Terrible, this last,

Vladimir the Great can’t be too

Moskovskiy

Prospekt. On of

the main streets

coming into St

Petersburg. If you

make a u-turn you

will arrive to Moscow

701km later1

Russian dinner!

Russia has a very

biker friendly kitchen!

A lot of meet!

Sachlik in different

forms can be found

everywhere!

terrible. He likes biking and his

good friend is the President of the

best known MC-Club in the country,

Night Wolves. Night Wolves Clubhouse

is also open for the visitors,

so if you visit Moscow someday for

one reason or the other, this is an

interesting place to see! Regardless

of Tsars and Wolves, Russia is not

a huge magnet for bikers. That has

also one very natural reason. Even

there are many beautiful places and

some great biking roads, a major

part of Russia is flat like Texas or

South Africa between Upington

and Vryburg! One other big reason

for unpopularity is politics. Most

of the bikers, even in Europe are

thinking that Russia is somehow

dangerous! But it’s not. In fact, it’s

safer than many southern parts of

Europe. Media’s Russia and real

Russia are two different countries

and I like the second one. I have

been driving in Russia many times

with and without groups and I have

never had any kind of problem with

Russians! Once my bike started

to push out flames from exhaust

pipes on Murmank Highway, but

that is a totally different story that!

And unlike in many other countries,

most Russians like bikers! And


White Sea Swimming Club at

Belomork!

Parking lot guards Lada 1200L is

also an excellent storage place for

helmets!

In Finland we call these ‘helmet

beers’. Helmet Beer is the 1st

beer after arriving to the days

destination.

Ducks

crossing

Water bus from St Petersburg

city center to Summer Palace.

It a 30 min ride.

Heading out from Petrozavadovsk,

the capital of Russian Karelia.

Memorial fire at Alyosha in Murmansk.

Alyosha is a memorial for 2WW

victims.

Eternal Flower at Alyosha

memorial in Murmansk

Welcome to Russia. Paperwork done

at Murmansk border!

an average Russian is very friendly

and hospitable under the unfriendly

surface which needs to be melted

first! If you communicate with a male,

then you can always offer a glass of

vodka! Sometimes I have wondered

why the surface is so tight. I have no

absolute truth to that, but I suppose

it’s because of the history. Russia has

a rough history and there has never

really been any reason to learn small

talk! For the majority of people, it has

been a history of surviving!

Murmansk Highway

In places like Nikel and Sputnik

on Murmansk highway between

Kirkenes and Murmansk life is still

very tough and there you do not see

much glory of any Tsars time. Not any

glory at all! They both look like they

are falling in parts because they are!

Sputnik is an old military town and

Nikel is an old mining town! Sputnik

you could not find from any map

during the soviet era! Murmansk

Highway from the Norwegian border

to Murmansk is very good as most

of the bigger roads in Russia today!

Now you can even drive with a Harley

from St Petersburg to Vladivostok

without any problem. Murmansk,

it’s one of a kind! While driving in

the north you have been used to

see small towns and villages. Now

you come suddenly to a big bizarre

metropolis! I have been several times

to Murmansk and after each time

I like it a bit more! It has 300 000

inhabitants and it is beautiful and

ugly at the same time depending on

what point you look at it! The old city

center and the suburbs around it are

a bit different! The reason Murmansk

exists is WW1. During that time

France was fighting together with

Russia against Germany, and to get

military equipment from France for

Russia, Russians made a railroad to

Murmansk, because of the warm Gulf

stream, the harbor in Murmansk can

be always open! Today harbor is used

mainly for shipping coal! After the

Soviet era, Murmansk has become

more and more popular among the

Finnish bikers. Most of the Swedish

and Norwegian bikers still see it as a

scary place! :)

Karelia

The biggest part of the area between

Murmansk and St. Petersburg is

called Karelia. Parts of it belonged to

Finland before WW2, but to be fair,

whole Finland belonged to Russia

before WW1. Thanks to the last and

weak official Tsar Nikolai II, Finland

got its independence from Russia

in 1917. That is one thing that the

Finnish rednecks are happy to forget

when they demand Karelia back!

However, Karelia is an interesting

area. When you drive there, you can

see that most of the motorbikes and

cars are modern and the highway is

good. But if you leave the highway

and drive to whatever small Karelian

village, everything looks is like

it was before WW2. No changes! In

the villages, you can also see Ural

motorbikes, built before WW2, and

still going strong or at least going!

An exception in Karelia from no

changes in Petrozavodsk, the capital

of Karelia Oblast. Russia is divided

into 46 Oblasts. Petrozavodsk is also

a vibrant university town with a lot

of coffee shops and restaurants!

And there is even a motorcycle club.

Petrozavodsk Night Riders!

St Petersburg

Murmansk Highway between Murmansk

and St Petersburg is 1 341km

long and it’s also kind of a miniature

Trans Siberia! As well it is also a total

‘climate change’ from the messy

backyard to the glorious front yard of

Russia! St Petersburg is everything


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Nordkapp

Russia Tour

Map

Shortest

route from

Helsinki to

Nordkapp

that Nikel and Sputnik are not! St

Petersburg is full of the glory of the

Tsars era. It’s international, viral, and

vital with visitors from all around the

world. Here you can easily hear also

English what is spoken in Thrumpland.

However St. Petersburg is

huge with huge magnificent boulevards

where you see especially in the

weekends and evenings local bikers

cruising with their bikes. In St. Petersburg

you see also many Harleys.

Before St Petersburg had a big event

called Harley Days every 1st weekend

of August. But politics spoiled it as it

seems to do to too many good things!

Anyway, it’s very pity because Harley

Days collected tens of thousands

of bikers to the city every August.

Naturally, there is underground,

trams, buses and water buses in St

Petersburg but it’s also fun to drive

on big boulevards on the weekends

and evenings. And just outskirts the

city are Kronstadt, Peterhof (Summer

Palace) and Pushkin which make a

great 150km day tour!

Back to Finland

Depending on the group, time, and

weather I often take the fun coastal

road from St Petersburg to Vyborg

instead of the dull main road. Vyborg

is the last city before Finland. I do not

now what Lonely Planet says about

Vyborg today, but I always remember

what I read many years ago from

this independent traveler’s bible. It

said ‘typical unpleasant border town,

no reason to stop here’. I could also

have another opinion, but yes. It’s not

a navel of the world. One very nice

thing to do after the border crossing

is to take the old King’s Road and ride

like a king from curve to curve. On

the way is a unique red wooden Porvoo,

which is also a world heritage

city and a superb place to stop for a

coffee! And the Nordkapp circuit is

closed 50km later when you arrive at

the capital of Finland, Helsinki!

Jippii

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APOCALYPSE

Pics by Kerry HughesThe


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Race bikes need to be replaced every

so often, and what do you do with the

old race bike when you get a new one.

You sell it right?. Well not if you are

veteran racer of anything on two wheels

Paul Vollmer. He used his old race bike

as a base to custom build a Mad Max

themed beast called APOCALYPSE.

The bike was originally a Yamaha R1 SP in full

race trim, and for its time it was a great race

bike.

Paul did the original sketches for the bike

in 2018, but only started building the bike in

2020 with Glen at Ingmar engineering in Johannesburg.

Aston Nesbit of AN racing did all the

engine and electric work on the bike.

Apocalypse has got all the trick bits, a quick

shifter, a power commander and modifications

have been done to the cams amongst other

things, so it’s by no means slow, in fact at the

photoshoot at Red Star Raceway it proved to be

very capable on the track with its Ohlins suspension

up front and WP at that back.

Being fast or handling well was never really

the main point of building this bike, it was just a

benefit gained from having a good bike to start

the project with says Paul.

Apocalypse was built to be a head turner and

fun to ride, and when we saw people’s reactions

to it and the riders smiles when they got off the

bike, there is no doubt Apocalypse has achieved

those goals with distinction.

Paul enjoyed the build so much that he intends

to build a few more one of a kind bikes. You

don’t need to keep a look out for them because

if they are anything like Apocalypse you won’t be

able to miss them.


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THEMOTOGP

‘Gobert wanted a dancing girl in the pit!’

By Mat Oxley

SPANERMAN’S

Tale

Shenton worked with Anthony Gobert in 1995.

Gobert’s talent was dazzling but the Aussie

never knew how good he was


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More gripping racing

yarns from Stuart Shenton,

the man who helped

Kork Ballington, Freddie

Spencer, Wayne Gardner

and Kevin Schwantz to world

title glory. And he might’ve done the

same with Anthony Gobert…

In 1984 Stuart Shenton had been

with Honda for 18 months when HRC

engineer (and later HRC president)

Satoru Horiike wandered up and

asked a question.

“He said, if Honda were to build

a 250, what should it be like?” says

Shenton, who had already played a

crucial role in Kawasaki’s domination

of the 250 and 350 classes during

the late 1970s and early 1980s. “So I

asked him straight: are you building

a 250? No, no, he said, this is just a

casual question. Going back to my

experience with Kawasaki, I told

him a 250 must be on the minimum

weight limit, it will need this much

horsepower and it will need twin

front discs. So at the end of 1984 I

went to Japan and there was this

250, a fabulous piece of kit.”

Having lost the 500 title to Yamaha

in 1984, HRC boss Youichi Oguma

wanted to make amends to Soichiro

Honda. So he asked Freddie Spencer

to do something that had never been

done before: win the 250/500 world

title double.

“Oguma never took the easy

path,” Shenton adds. “So I can imagine

him saying to Mr Honda: sorry,

we’ve messed up, so next year we

will win both world championships.

“We did some winter testing with

Freddie and we knew the 250 would

be competitive. The first event of

1985 was Daytona, where the race

was run under AMA rules, so the

bikes had to be five kilos heavier

than in GPs, and you weren’t allowed

to obtain that weight with ballast.

The AMA scrutineers knew our 250

would be at the GP limit, so they

knew we must have some weight

hidden on the bike. After every practice

they took off the seat, the tank,

the airbox, everything, trying to find

the ballast, but they didn’t find any.”

Spencer duly won the 100-mile

250 race, but still the scrutineers

weren’t happy.

“After the race they said they

wanted to look inside the forks.

The forks had magnesium bottoms,

carbon-fibre fork legs and all that

stuff. So I opened the forks, took out

the spacers, held them in my hand

and shone a torch so they could see

inside. They couldn’t see anything

and the bike was passed. What they

never knew was that the fork spacers

weighed about three kilos …”

Shenton’s job during 1985 was to

look after Spencer’s NSR250s, while

team leader Erv Kanemoto focused

on his NSR500s.

“Freddie was amazing and we

had a good little team: JB [Jeremy

Burgess] and George working on the

500 and me and Giles [Duides] on the

250. Erv was the overseer but there

were times when he was battling

to keep Freddie on the straight and

narrow, to keep him focused, because

obviously the important thing

was always the 500.”

Although Spencer did win the

250/500 title double there were times

when he was running at the very

limit of his capabilities, swapping

back and forth between very different

bikes, trying to give his engineers

useful feedback.

“By 1985 the bikes were getting

complicated but there was no

data-recording. Freddie was having

a bad time in 250 qualifying at Le

Mans. I was damn sure he wasn’t

using sixth gear, so I asked him if he

was sure he was using sixth. ‘Yeah,

yeah’, he said. Then I worked everything

out again and I was damn sure

he was only using the first five gears,

so I changed the gearbox for the

race according to what I thought and

Le Mans was one of his double race

wins. That was the kind of thing you

were battling with.”

The NSRs may have been the

trickest bikes on the planet, but that

didn’t mean HRC were above a bit of

bodging.

“The 250 came from the factory

with 34mm carburettors, while the

500 ran 36mm carbs. Keihin built

these fabulous sets of four magnesium

and titanium carburettors

for the 500 that were hundreds of

thousands of dollars a go. Oguma’s

sidekick, an old boy called [Kiyoshi]

Abe, said we should try some 36mm

carbs on the 250. I said we haven’t

got any. He just laughed, gave me a

bank of four-cylinder carburettors

and told me to cut them in half. I

thought he was joking, but he wasn’t,

so I used a hacksaw to convert this

100k set of four carburettors into two


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sets of two carburettors and they stayed

on the 250 for most of the year.”

Shenton enjoyed working with

Spencer, the clean-living youngster who

stood out like a nun in a lap-dancing

club during an era of wild, hard-drinking

racers.

“Freddie had a very different outlook

on life from your average motorbike racer,

maybe it was because of where he

came from. He was a brilliant rider, but

he wouldn’t really say what was going

on with the bike. Perhaps it was because

he hadn’t had a lot of time to mature

and learn. He’d say stuff like there’s

something going on with the back, so

you’d ask him is it the tyre or is it the

shock? And he’d just say there’s something

wrong with the back. He was one

of those guys who would ride the wheels

off the thing on the day.

“He was a bit of an enigma to work

with. There was no social interaction,

but he was always polite and well-spoken

and he was fine. The unfortunate

thing about Freddie was his naivety.

Business-wise he got ripped off horrendously

by all the managers and lawyers

he had doing stuff for him.”

Shenton later worked with Wayne

Gardner during 1987, his title-winning

season, and 1988. Gardner might have

retained the 500 crown if HRC hadn’t

assigned a new engineering group who

got everything wrong.

“The 1988 bike was horrendous. HRC

had talked to Erv about flat trackers

and grip. For some unknown reason

they worked out that most flat trackers

have flat swinging-arm angles, so they

built the ’88 bike with a swingarm pivot

18mm lower than the ’87 bike. When we

got to the first race we realised there

was a quite a serious problem.”

In 1992 Shenton accepted an offer

to join Suzuki, working with Kevin

Schwantz. The Texan won the title the

following year – at his sixth attempt –

and attributes much of that success to

Shenton’s input.

“I inherited quite a low-engineered

bike and we messed our through 1992,”

says Shenton. “I pretty much lived in

Australia the next winter – we were testing

at Eastern Creek every week – and a

good bike came out of that.

“There are two types of riders. There

are the guys who tell you what they’re

feeling and leave it up to you and the

other engineers to interpret that. Then

there are the others who try to engineer

their bike, which in my experience isn’t

Celebrating Wayne Gardner’s 1987 world title. From left:

mechanics Wilf Needham and Shenton, crew chief Jeremy

Burgess and WG’s manager Harris Barnett

always the best way. I guess there’s

a happy medium. Kevin was good,

he was very descriptive and could

pin stuff down.

“We did a test the week before

the Japanese GP, trying out the

latest chassis from the factory and

it was by far the best chassis we’d

had. We were going straight from

Australia to Suzuka and we didn’t

have time to ship the bikes, so I

hand carried the chassis to Japan

with my luggage. I’m near the top of

a 60-metre escalator in Tokyo train

station with the chassis strapped

to my back when the strap breaks.

The chassis flies down the escalator,

wiping out all these Japanese

people on the way down, then lands

with a bloody great clunk at the bottom.

Oh my God, the chassis we’re

going to use for the Suzuka race is

bent!”

But the chassis wasn’t bent and

Schwantz took second in the race,

a fraction behind Yamaha’s Wayne

Rainey, and went on to win the title.

Everyone knows how that season

ended: with Rainey crashing at Misano

and breaking his back. Shenton

and Schwantz still feel guilt for

what happened that day.

“That weekend we were having

problems, we didn’t have a suitable

front tyre. The soft tyre wouldn’t

go the distance and the hard one

wouldn’t give us the grip or the lap

time. So we decided to go with the

soft because we wanted to push

Wayne into a mistake, obviously not

having any idea of the consequences.

It’s something in the back of our

minds with Kevin and me to this day.

We’ve talked to Wayne about it and

he’s very gracious about it. He said,

‘Hey, I would’ve raced Kevin how I

raced him anyway’.”

Shenton enjoyed working with

Schwantz. “Kevin was a fantastic

team player. He’d sweep the floor


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Freddie Spencer 1985

Belgium Grand Prix on

the Honda NSR250

and help load the truck – he wanted

to be part of the gang.”

After Schwantz retired, Suzuki

got lost in the wilderness. They had

a high turnover of riders and no one

leading development. After Daryl Beattie

came former World Superbike

champ Scott Russell, who joined Suzuki

halfway through 1995, to replace

Schwantz.

“Scott was an interesting character

– a lovely guy but a bit all over the

place. We were doing a winter test at

Eastern Creek. I get a phone call in

the middle of the night and it’s Scott.

Oh, where are you, downstairs in the

lobby? ‘No, I’m still in America.’ What

are you doing in America? ‘I don’t

think I can do this anymore.’ Look,

get yourself on a plane and we’ll have

a talk. It was only later I realised that

some of his recreational pursuits

make you a bit edgy and paranoid and

doubt yourself.”

After Russell there was Anthony

Gobert, who joined Suzuki for 1997.

Out of the frying pan and into the

fire…

“Gobert was one of these guys

who you get every now and then:

don’t change anything on the bike,

I’ll just ride it. By then we had data.

He’d come in and you’d see that he

was so hard on the brakes that the

suspension’s bottomed out and he’s

just hanging onto it. So we said we

can put stronger springs in there or

more oil. ‘Nah mate, don’t change

anything’.

“We saw the most incredible

brake temperatures with Gobert. If

he had been able to apply himself

and turn up every weekend, fit and

healthy, with the right sort of focus,

he would’ve absolutely been something.

“I always knew it was going to be

an interesting relationship. I hadn’t

met him but [Suzuki team manager]

Garry Taylor and [Suzuki race boss]

Mistuo Itoh went to Australia to

sign him. On his way to signing the

contract he wrote off his brand-new

$250,000 Porsche by jumping a red

light and it hadn’t fazed him in the

slightest.”

Shenton met his new rider after

the final 1996 race at Eastern Creek.

“We were packing up our garage and

a scruffy urchin with a few mates in

tow was hanging around the back of

the garage. Then one of them says to

me: ‘g’day Stuart, I’m your new rider,

I hope you’re fucking ready for me!’

And that was Anthony Gobert.

“At our first test with him at Eastern

Creek we were doing his first debrief,

with all the Japanese engineers

sitting there, pens hovering, waiting

to take notes and get his first impression

of the bike. And he says, ‘Well, I

need two things: I need a cage in the

back of the garage with a dancing girl

in it and we’ve got to get some beers

in the fridge’. Then he gets up and


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walks out. There were six Japanese

engineers sitting around the table

and they didn’t know what to do,

what to say or what had just happened.

With his talent, he should’ve

been world champion, but it was

never going to happen.”

Before Gobert, Shenton had won

world titles with Spencer, Gardner,

Schwantz and Kork Ballington. So

who was the best of them all?

“In terms of fantastic natural

talent I’ll be a bit controversial and

say that Freddie was second. The

guy with the most natural talent was

Gobert, but he didn’t realise what

he had and he wasn’t able to apply

it. At the other end of the spectrum,

and he’ll hate me for saying this,

was Gardner. He beat the other guys

by sheer guts and bloody-minded

determination. He had to really work

at it and apply himself. Then you’ve

got someone like Kevin in the middle

who had the talent, worked at it and

applied it.”

Celebrating Kenny Roberts

Junior’s 2000 world title, with

team manager Garry Taylor and

Suzuki race chief Mitsuo Itoh

Shenton and Kevin Schwantz working to win the 1993 500cc

world championship

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Honda SA have very kindly

swopped my base 1100 for

the CRF1100L DCT Adventure

Sport model now with

Electronic Suspension.

At first from a distance at a quick

first glance it does not look that different

to the outgoing 1000 cc model,

rember I rode one for six months, but

look a little closer and every damn

thing has changed. Hop on the bike

and it’s a completely different model.

The dash, the tank, the screen, the

clocks, everything is different and it

gives more space, hell I love advancements,

the old one was not bad

but now seems completely out dated.

Embarrassingly , I’ve only done

120kms on this bike, I actually rode

it today for the first time so I cannot

report on it properly. But these are a

few stand out points for me right now.

Africa Twin was introduced to

us in 2016, remember I went on the

1st Quest event in 2017. Since then

Honda updated the Africa Twin in

2018, offering the more-ADV ready

CRF1000L2 Adventure Sports models

alongside the base models. The bikes

returned in 2019 as a carryover with

new color schemes, but there are

many changes for 2020.

Meet the Honda CRF1100L Africa

Twin. As the name says, the engine

grows to 1100cc. Honda has also

updated the electronics, and once

again offers the Adventure Sports ES

version which this one is now.

These are my 8 stand out features:

The water-cooled, overhead-cam,

parallel-twin engine receives an 86cc

displacement increase, growing from

998cc to 1084cc.

The 2020 Honda CRF1100L Africa

Twin’s frame is updated for optimized

for handling.

Due to the use of a six-axis IMU,

the new CRF1100L Africa Twin has

more advanced electronic aids.

Functions include wheelie control,

cornering ABS, rear-lift control, DCT

cornering detection, and cornering

lights.

The new Adventure Sports ES

model now features electronic rideheight

suspension. The Adventure

Sports ES model is also updated

with tubeless wheels, heated grips,

accessory socket, larger skid plate,

aluminum rear rack, and a larger 25

litre ank over the base model’s 19 lite

tank.

The seat also got lower—from

871mm to 848mm.

The 2020 versions have a new 6.5-

inch TFT color touchscreen display

that is compatible with Apple Car-

Play.

Wheel sizes are still dirt-oriented.

The 2020 Africa Twin has a

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wire-spoked wheels. The Adventure

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Cruise control is now standard on

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By Clinton Pienaar Images: Eugene Botes

AND WE’RE BACK

RACING AGAIN!

After what seemed like an eternity we are back at it

again, but with strict Covid 19 restrictions.

The world has changed the

last few months but thanks

to the perseverance of the

FIM and in turn MSA, we

eventually got it right to be able

to return to circuit racing. Yes, no

spectators are allowed and that

make’s our days seem a little

dreary but it does not stop the action.

Sadly it would seem as if lots

of the racers are a little rusty as

we’ve had a lot of incidents on the

track with crashes and mistakes.

Luckily none of them too serious

and all will heal with a little time.

What is great about this year is

we have the guys from Steamit360

Live Streaming our events and

anybody anywhere in the world

can sit either on their phone, in

front of a computer or TV and

you can watch our series live or

recorded. It’s there all the time

on www.streamit360.tv, thanks to

RAD KTM and a few other sponsors

for making this possible.

Then if you live far away but

would still like to be able to be

more part of the action, we have

an active Facebook page Super-

Bike Mag Short Circuit Series

where you can go see all our photos

and comments of all involved.

Please just go follow us.

I’ve always said that it is the

kids that feed our sport and

luckily with the backing of Linex

Yamaha and KTM SA we have

put three little “celebrity” bikes

on track for youngsters to get a

feel for it and have a go. This has

largely contributed to adding new

people so thank you guys, it’s

much appreciated.

Then in our big class, the 450

SuperMotards, we now have 5

classes for these guys with over

60 participants, our blue chip

class being SM1/X is seriously

something to behold. It’s our

country’s best riders all on equal

bikes, the top 12 qualifying within

a second of one another. The end

result is racing in it’s most spectacular

form. Two or three abreast

sliding into corners with the tyres

screeching and bikes roaring. I

had a few random people say that

it’s the most spectacular form of

racing available now, and being

totally un-biased, I have to agree.

Our next event is on the 19th of

September at V Town, let’s hope

the spectator restrictions gets lifted

and we can invite you guys to

come and watch again, but if not,

go to the above web site and have

a look at what you are missing.

Dorren Loreiro is an absolute machine

sliding his Husqvarna FS450 into the

turns

Chris Wright, the rest are getting closer

but he still has the CBR 150 Championship

under control, the boy gives the rest a very

high bar to follow. They are a class act.


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Keith Botha of Race-Day TV Fame was our celeb rider

for V Town, he came back exhausted but loved it and will

be back. TK was our rider in the SM1 class with our road

tester Juan Ballester fighting for positions in SM2.

Zontes Cup grid

Grant Frerichs leading Dorren Loreiro,

Brandon Goode and Aston Nesbitt


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Jaco and John from Zontes Racing have done a deal with Ducati Man Jos Matthysen and he is taking over their fleet of

310 race bikes. They are still going to be part of the series but he has big plans to expand the reach into new riders with

plans of intercompany races instead of golf days and stuff like that. What I love is to see the man has the long game in

sight and he is working towards a more 2 wheeled mobilized world, and for this we cannot fault him.

Streamit360 Live TV on the day!

Prize giving, or trophy hand-over ceremony more

like, is also a strange world for all of us. We cannot

call people together, as one class finished and 30

minutes has transpired, we can call up the three

riders to stand on their own, collect their own trophy

and pose for a pic with a mask on. But we are complying

and we are thankful for at least being able to

do this. Cameron Hackart in picture.

Our National SuperBike Champ Clint Seller also took

part in our CBR 150 class race and only achieved a

5th place overall for the day against the kids, Yes

power to weight does play into their advantage but

still, it’s Clint Seller and the kids loved having him

with us. Clint did comment that the kid are riding

hard and that some of the passes were a little hard

and not so well coordinated but that he would be a

back.


A short note from Neil Harran:

Hi Everyone, thanks for an eventful day yesterday. I

believe that it was a successful one, notwithstanding

the amount of crashes we had throughout the day.

Well done to Jason van Breda on his maiden win

as well as Cayden Roberts on his maiden podium.

I’m truly excited with the level of racing that the

kids are handing out to us and believe that the future

is bright for motorcycle circuit racing in the country.

I’m certainly proud to be a part of the family

that we are forging at present. Hats off to all of you

parents for the support and time that you are all

putting into your kids. I can assure you that in the

near future you will reap the benefits of this program

that we are all such a part of. The character, discipline,

respect and courage these kids are displaying

is nothing short of amazing.

I can personally see the improvement in their

confidence and self-esteem coming through and the

wonderful little characters that are being forged.

This really bodes well for all of their futures.

We’ll done Mom’s and Dad’s, you should all take

a bow.

Craig Roberts’ reply

We love you Uncle Neil! Thank you for all the years

of hard work that you, Janine and the SAMRA team

continuously put into the development of our youngsters.

My eldest son who is now 19 is a product of your

academy and I can’t thank you and the program

enough for everything you did for us.

From the character building exercises to all the

great memories created, it has been an absolute

blast to be part of SAMRA. Unfortunately for you I

am going nowhere because Blake who is now 6 can’t

wait for his turn to ride the NSF.

You are a beaut Harran!

Nicolas Davies winner if

the HJC helmet.


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judged first-ever success at

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Grand Prix of Styria. The 25-year

old not only claimed the first win

for his Red Bull KTM Tech3 team

in MotoGP but also for Portugal.

Pol Espargaro fought for the

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than any other brand. Celestino

Vietti posted KTM’s second Moto3

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Spielberg. Espargaro set off from

Pole Position for the fifth outing

of the season. The Spaniard

launched from P1 for what was

the first Pole for the factory (and

the rider) in less than four terms

in the premier class of MotoGP

and just four years after KTM had

announced their MotoGP plans

and ambitions at the same circuit.

An accident midway through

the 28-lap spectacle produced

the red flag for an air fence to be

repaired at Turn 1. The 900th premier

class race was restarted with

a 12-lap distance and with all four

KTM RC16s hunting the leading

group. Espargaro surged to the

front and engaged in a thrilling

duel with Jack Miller on the last

circulation. Miguel Oliveira was

also extremely close and poised

to make the most of any mistake.

When Espargaro and Miller ran

deep into the final turn Oliveira

read the situation to perfection;

powering past to claim the checkered

flag on what was his 150th

Grand Prix start. The result was

also noteworthy for Red Bull KTM

Tech3, representing their maiden

triumph in the premier class


86 SuperBike

in just their second campaign wearing

KTM colors.

Brad Binder secured 8 points for 8th

position and remains 4th in a very close

world championship table. The South

African rookie was again very quick to

make ground with the front-runners.

Iker Lecuona charged to 10th. The Spaniard

ended a positive fortnight at the

Red Bull Ring: he notched his best ever

MotoGP classification the previous Sunday

with 9th and then his second top-ten

result at the Styrian event.

KTM are 3rd in the Constructors

standings, just 6 points away from the

top. Their excellent progress as the

youngest manufacturer at the highest

level means they now concede their concession

status and will join their rivals

in terms of testing, wildcard and engine

limitations. An achievement in itself.

Oliveira’s success ended Ducati’s clean

sweep at the Red Bull Ring since 2016.

Miguel Oliveira: “I’m very emotional…

there is so much I want to say but I cannot

at the moment. A big thank you to all

the people that believed in me starting

with my family, everyone in the team,

sponsors and the Portuguese crowd.

Thank you so much for your support.

This is history today for me and my

country and I couldn’t be happier to do it

here in the home of KTM and Red Bull.”

Pol Espargaro: “Anyone can win those

kinds of races! Pretty crazy. I was

fighting with Jack until the last corner

and Miguel was able to profit but that’s

racing. It was a beautiful race. Anyway,

we made the podium, we are up here

and I’m super-happy.”

Brad Binder: “It was a good race. The

first one was going really well and I was

slowly catching up ground. To get up to

6th was already great. I felt really, really

good. Unfortunately with the red flag

and the restart I didn’t make the best

decision with the tires and really struggled

to stop, even running off at Turn

1 but I was able to come back to 8th.

All-in-all we should be happy. I gave my

best out there and the bike was fantastic.

The team worked really well and I’m

super-excited for the next race. I think

we can do a good job at Misano.”

Iker Lecuona: “For sure, I’m really

happy. I finished in the top 10 again. In

the first race, I overtook many riders, I

had a very good pace and I was in ninth

position. The best for me was to pass

Miguel Oliveira in

shock at the post

race interview

Pit Beirer watching the

race whilst touching

the spare bike as a

good luck charm...

paid off!

Iker Lecuona

[Valentino] Rossi, because he was

always my idol. This moment was

very important for me. In the second

part of the race my start was not

great, I lost some positions, but I

came back, stayed in 10th position

and was having some great fights.

I’m really happy. Thank you to my

team. Thank you to KTM for the

opportunity and congrats to KTM for

Pol and obviously to my teammate

Miguel!”

Mike Leitner, Red Bull KTM

Race Manager: “An unbelievable

race. We had all four bikes in the

top ten at our home race and with

two riders fighting for victory. Pol

was pushing all the way with Jack

on the last lap and we know that


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Both Red Bull Factory KTM and Tech3 KTM Teams celebrating their double podium at the home of KTM

Binder braking hard into turn 3

the last two corners are crucial

at this track. Both went wide but

fortunately Miguel was in a great

position to bring home the race and

we’re super-happy about that. Both

riders deserved it because Pol rode

so well. Brad and Iker also scored

good points and we have shown that

the performance of the RC16 is really

there.”

Pit Beirer, KTM Motorsports

Director: “It is hard to find the right

words after such a wonderful day. I

remember so well our first GP in Qatar

when we started from last place

and my words to our CEO Mr Pierer

that we would turn things around and

park our bike on the other side of the

grid. We’ve had a double today: Pole

and a win at our home Grand Prix

with Moto3 as well and all four MotoGP

bikes in the top ten with two on

the podium. The project overall has

been amazing. We have gone our own

way and that approach is paying off.

The team spirit and the atmosphere

with so many people here at the circuit

and back at the factory pushing

like crazy bringing the results: it’s


88 SuperBike

Hervé Poncharal thanking his number one

rider after Oliveira gave them their first ever

Grand Prix win from some 40 years of trying

as a satelite outfit

like a dream come true. I will

need some time now to realize

what has happened these last

weeks.”

Miguel Oliveira

Hervé Poncharal, Red Bull

KTM Tech3 Team Principal:

“What an incredible

day, incredible emotions! It

is something like forty years

we’ve been in this business

and we never won a MotoGP

race. Today our dream came

true. Here in Austria, which

is in front of our title sponsor

Red Bull, in front of the KTM

management, our manufacturer.

I would like also to

dedicate this victory to Miguel

because he has been pushing

a lot. Year one was not easy;

he was injured the second

half of the season. We’ve been

fast since the beginning of

this year, the bike improved,

he improved. Now we’ve done

it. I’m very proud to see two

KTMs on the rostrum. Clearly,

this is now one of the bikes to

beat. So let’s celebrate tonight

and let’s hope there will be

some other exciting days like

today.”


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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 -

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DUCATI

MONSTER 797- FROM R151 900

MONSTER 821- FROM R189 900

MONSTER 821 STEALTH- R202 900

MONSTER 1200- FROM R224 900

MONSTER 1200 S- FROM R262 900

HYPERMOTARD 950- R203 900

HYPERMOTARD 950 SP- R241 900

SUPERSPORT - R204 900

SUPERSPORT S -FROM R226 900

MULTISTRADA 950 S- FROM R243 900

MULTISTRADA 1260- FROM R243 900

MULTISTRADA 1260S-FROM R298 900

MULTISTRADA 1260S ENDURO- R297 900

MULTISTRADA 1260 PIKES PEAK- R362 900

MULTISTRADA 1260S GRAND TOUR- R328 900

DIAVEL 1260- R313 900

DIAVEL 1260S- R352 900

XDIAVEL- R331 900

XDIAVEL S- R363 700

STREETFIGHTER V4- R381 900

STREETFIGHTER V4S- FROM R359 900

PANIGALE V4- R351 900

PANIGALE V4 S- R418 900

PANIGALE V4 25 ANNIVERSARY- R755 900

PANIGALE V4R- R712 900

PANIGALE V2- R255 000

SUPERLEGGERA V4- R1 774 900

SCRAMBLER DUCATI

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DARK- FROM R144 900

ICON - FROM R155 900

FULL THROTTLE- R184 900

CLASSIC - R164 900

DESERT SLED- R200 900

CAFE RACER - R200 900

1100 PRO- R219 900

1100 SPORT PRO- R251 900

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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- R179 999

2019 AFRICA TWIN DCT- R197 499

2019 ADV SPORT- R199 999

2019 ADV SPORT DCT R217 490

2020 AFRICA TWIN- R222 600

2020 AFRICA TWIN DCT- R240 300

2020 ADV SPORT- R250 000

2020 ADV SPORT DCT- R290 500

XR190- R52 100

XR150L- R34 500

XR125L- R32 150

CRF250L- R74 999

CRF250 RALLY- R70 999

CBR1000RR- R228 600

CBR1000S- R300 000

GL1800 GOLDWING M- R367 000

GL1800 GOLDWING DCT- R449 500

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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

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SPRINGFIELD DARKHORSE- R369 900

CHIEFTAIN DARK HORSE- R399 900

CHIEFTAIN - R399 900

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Z400 ABS- R72 995

NINJA 400 ABS- R86 995

Z650- FROMR110 995

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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

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KD 125-Z- R27 500

KD 125-J- R21 900

KD 125-K- R19 500

KTM

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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

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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

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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

SPEED TWIN- R192 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 XCA- R275 000

ROCKET R- R316 000

ROCKET GT- R332 000

YAMAHA

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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-O3- R94 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

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ZT310-R - R66 900

ZT310-X- R72 900

ZT310-X1- R82 900

ZT310-T- R77 900

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HONDA

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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

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KX 65 - R41 995

KX 85 BIG WHEEL - R54 995

KX 250 F - R115 995

KX 450 F - R119 995

KTM

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KTM 50 SX - R51 999

KTM 50 SX FACTORY EDITION- R58 999

KTM SX-E 5- R66 999

KTM 65 SX - R64 999

KTM 85 SX - R78 999

KTM 125 SX - R100 999

KTM 150 SX- R105 999

KTM 150 XC-W TPI- R116 999

KTM 250 SX - R114 999

KTM 250 SX-F - R126 999

KTM 250SX-F TROY LEE DESIGNS- R142 999

KTM 250 XC-W TPI - R135 999

KTM 250 XC-F - R136 999

KTM 250 EXC SIX DAYS TPI- R143 999

KTM 250 EXC-F - R137 999

KTM 250 EXC-F SIX DAYS - R146 999

KTM 300 XC TPI - R139 999

KTM 300 XC-W TPI- R141 999

KTM 300 XC-W SIX DAYS TPI- R150 999

KTM 300 XC-W TPI ERZBERG- R156 999

KTM 350 SX -F- R130 999

KTM 350 XC-F - R137 999

KTM 350 EXC-F - R139 999

KTM 350 EXC-F SIX DAYS - R149 999

KTM 450 SX-F- R132 999

KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION- R148 999

KTM 450 XC-F- R140 999

KTM 450 EXC-F - R142 999

KTM 450 EXC-F SIX DAYS - R135 999

KTM 500 EXC-F - R145 999

KTM 500 EXC-F SIX DAYS - R155 999

SHERCO

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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

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SEF 500 FACTORY 4T- R147 700

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YZ85 - R79 950

YZ125 - R84 950

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YZ250 - R99 950

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THE CRASH!

For those who watched the MotoGP and the crashes, here is Valenito’s comments.

SPIELBERG - Yamaha’s Valentino

Rossi has urged riders who make

their way up to the premier class to

exercise caution when fighting for

track positions to avoid a repeat of

the horror collision that halted the

Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday.

The red flag came out early in the

race when Franco Morbidelli’s Yamaha

collided with the Avintia Ducati of

Johann Zarco, with their cartwheeling

bikes nearly taking out Rossi at

turn three of the Red Bull Ring.

The two bikes missed the 41-yearold

and teammate Maverick Vinales

by inches as they slowed down to

negotiate the turn and Rossi looked

visibly shaken when he returned to

the garage before the race’s restart.

“It was so scary, it was terrifying,”

Rossi, a seven-times premier class

champion, said. “For me, now everybody

is very aggressive but also from

the small classes.

“I think it is good to be aggressive

because everybody tries to do the

maximum, but for me we don’t have

to exaggerate, because we need to

remember that this sport is very

dangerous.

“You need to respect the other

riders that are on track with you. We

can’t forget this sport is very dangerous,

especially in a track where you

have long straights and you’re always

going 300km/h.”

Rossi, who finished fifth, said he

had spoken with Zarco who explained

that he did not brake on purpose to

catch Morbidelli off guard.

“He went very wide in braking and

he slammed the door in the face of

Franco,” Rossi added. “With this bike

when you ride 300km/hr, you have

the slipstream, so Franco didn’t have

any chance to brake.

“I was with Maverick when we entered

turn three and I felt something

coming towards me. I thought it was

the shadow of the helicopter because

sometimes it crosses the race track.

“But then Franco’s bike passed me

at an incredible speed and also the

bike of Zarco jumped over Maverick.

We were very lucky, but we hope this

type of incident is a lesson for riders

to improve their behaviour in the

future.”


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