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Intro. Keeping the wheels turning...

AUGUST Edition 2022

We want to hear from you info@motomedia.co.za

Read our back issues at www.motomedia.co.za

Heading into August already.

Guys - we have had to carry over so much

content - only so many pages and lots

going on in the world of motorcycles...

There’s lots of shifting and movement

in the Moto GP world with teams being

signed and big changes all over. We could

speculate but lets wait until deals are done

and signed and we’ll keep you on point

there.

Next month we have a lekker big cruiser

feature for you lot - 5 different bikes on the

SA market and a whole lot more.

It should have been in this issue, but the

truth of the matter is that some of our

contributors have no idea what a magazine

deadline is... so we haven’t told them yet

so that they are on time for the next one.

Not enough hours in a day to do it all.

On shelves nationally and always lekker

lekker!

Oh yes! If you or your mates cannot find

the magazine on the shelves, please get

in touch so that we can get on to our

distributors.

info@motomedia.co.za

IN THIS ISSUE

A delivery guy ran out of fuel in the middle

of nowhere and stuck his thumb out for a

lift.

After 3 hours, hadn’t got anyone to stop.

Finally, a guy in a sports car pulled over

and offered him a ride. But the bike

wouldn’t fit in the car. The driver got

some rope out of the trunk and tied it to

his bumper. He tied the other end to the

footpeg and told the rider: “If I go too fast,

just hoot and I’ll slow down.”

Everything went well until another sports

car blew past them. The driver forgot all

about the poor guy and put his foot down.

A short distance down the road, they

hammered through a speed trap.

The cop with the radar gun and radioed

ahead that he had 2 sports cars heading

his way at over 200KPH. He then relayed,

“and you’re not going to believe this, but

there’s a delivery guy on a Big Boy hooting

and trying to overtake them!”.

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2021

NC750X/DC

2021

NC750X/DCT

THE NEW NC750X: DO IT ALL, AND

BETTER THAN EVER.

CBR1000RR-R

Specialization may be fine for something like golf clubs, but we think great motorcycles should

be able to do it all. Case in point: The 2021 Honda NC750X. This is a bike is for motorcyclists who

appreciate both versatility and virtuosity in their adventure machines. This year, we’ve given this

model some big improvements. More power. A larger integrated storage area. Lighter weight,

and a lower seat height. Plus some huge technologic upgrades like throttle by wire, selectable

riding POWER.

modes, new instruments, a new frame, upgraded bodywork, and standard ABS. At its

heart, the twin-cylinder engine produces a broad torque curve as well, making it a joy to ride.

And you can choose from two transmissions: a conventional manual-clutch six-speed, or

Honda’s revolutionary automatic DCT. Either way, this latest NC750X is going to be the perfect

one-bike choice for the rider who wants to do it all.

PURPOSE.

PERFORMANCE.

THE NEW NC750X: D

BETTER THAN EVER.

Specialization may be fine for something like

be able to to do do it all. it all. Case Case in point: point: The 2021 The Honda 2021 NC Ho

appreciate both both versatility and virtuosity and virtuosity in their adve in th

model some big big improvements. More More power. power. A larger

and a lower seat seat height. height. Plus some Plus some huge technologic huge The enhanced CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE design

achieves stable riding performance modes, new new across instruments, a wide a speed new a frame, new upgrade frame

range, using heart, Ram the the Air that twin-cylinder takes a straight engine engine shot produces through produces a broad a torq br

the headstock, around the steering stem, and into the

And you can choose from from two transmissions: two transmissions a conven

airbox. This smooth path is due to the application of

Honda’s Smart Honda’s Key system revolutionary and a automatic steering automatic angle DCT. of Either DCT. 25°. way, Either this

Purchase one-bike this model, choice and enjoy for for the free rider the rider rider who training. wants who to wants do it all. to d

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Cheers to Nicks Cycles:

After 25 years in the trade Nick Benn has

decided to call it quits and is off to loaf on

the beach.

Nah that’s not entirely true, he’s going to

carry on with parts and all sorts until everything

is wrapped up.

His busy plot shop in great North road

Benoni has serviced the East Rand and

surrounds with big smiles.

We’ve known him since he was an appy at

Deals on wheels near Eastgate.

He is something of an institution out here…

We wish him, the family, his dogs and his

team well.

Join Triumph for the ride

The guys and girls from Triumph are on the ball and always have

something interesting on, so if you are ever looking for a great time out

on your bike check Triumphs events for August 2022. Also remember,

anybody and everybody on any and all bike makes and models are

welcome… they are not into the whole segregation thing, they just want

to meet and ride with you.

On the 20th of August they are hosting their second Technical Workshop.

This event is already fully booked, but from time to time spots do

open up. So if you are a petrol head and interested in the inner workings

of your machine then chat to them.

On the 29th of August it is “Back to School” with a Braking & Cornering

Course under the instruction of Andy Biram and his team. Our Séan went

along to one of these on an Africa Twin a little while ago and came back

beaming from ear to ear.

Keep an eye on their website, they are planning a another Triumph demo

day at the Sandton branch somewhere towards the end of August. www.

triump-motorcycles.co.za and look up their events portal

Regina Chain Kits:

Complete sprocket and chain kits for your

motorcycle:

The kits come with precut chain and front

and rear sprockets

The Chain is Reginas high-performance

520 Z-ring series with gold outer plates

and Z sealing rings, and includes clip-type

masterlink

The Sprockets are made of high-quality

steel and have OEM gearing.

Chat to your dealer. Imported by Autocycle

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Spanjaard’s range of good motorcycle stuff:

Did you know that Spanjaard makes quite a comprehensive range of

products for your motorcycle? From foam filter oil, battery terminal

protector in blue and red, brake, clutch and chain cleaner, chain

lube, chain wax, fork oil from 2.5 weight all the way through to 15

weight, synthetic fork oil, injector cleaner specifically formulated for

motorcycles, mousse lube to tyre fix,. We will be bringing you a little

bit of information on each of these products over the next few months

and some product reviews, (they have given us a few bits and bobs to

try out. Like their…

Spark Pro

Spark Pro multi-purpose lubricant is an all-in-one solution with

hundreds of uses in industry, workshops and at home. It’s a super

lubricant with white graphite technology that displaces moisture from

engines, electric and outboard motors and ignition systems.

It also gives corrosion protection for all metals and has superior

penetration and release properties to free tight and rusted bolts, nuts,

locks and linkages.

It also cleans and protects most metal surfaces. For your nearest

stockist or for more information go to www.poweredbyautocycles.

co.za or call 011 776 4444 Dealer enquiries welcomed.

Tork Crafts Dimpler tool for all woodworkers:

It converts your drill into a professional screw gun and counter sinks

automatically, all in one process.

A powerful magnet also holds the screws secure. It screws fast and

accurately, into all types of wood materials, it is designed for drywall/

sheetrock, particle board, plywood sheeting, decks and framing when

work horizontally or vertically freeing your hands. It’s great for dry

walling work as it prevents the screw head from penetrating too far into

the wall, tearing through the paper layer, and weakening its core.

It also prevents over-driving the screw. A pre-set clutch releases as soon

as the screw reaches its precise countersink depth even if the drill is still

turning the bit stops totally. This prevents stripping of the bit and the

screw head, which can damage the screw head coating, and possible

cracking of the wood. It also helps to protect your drills motor since

over-torquing is eliminated.

The Dimpler also has a reversing feature. The driving bit will now be

exposed to engage countersunk screws. To reset the Dimpler to drive

mode, push and rotate counter-clockwise until the head pops back out.

Use your pliers to remove and change the bits. The Tork Craft Dimpler is

available at all leading outlets countrywide. Vermont Sales on 011 314

7711 or their web site www.vermontsales.co.za

Givi’s CARGO WATER RESISTANT BAG, 40 LTR.

This Cargo bag is water resistant bag with a 40 litre capacity and a roller closure and

hooking system through adjustable straps equipped with clamp closure.

Designed by GIVI for off-road Enduro motorcycles, it is modular and can be mounted in

combination with other bags. It has an adjustable padded shoulder strap, an ergonomic

carrying handle. It is equipped with eyelets for M.O.L.L.E. system on the front and rear,

for quick fastening of various accessories, (modular load extension system), and an

inside pocket. Fastening to different models of motorcycles is quick and easy by means

of adjustable belts equipped with clamp closure to ensure that the tension is maintained

and has reflective prints for greater visibility.

The bag is made from TPU 840D high tenacity, double coated - tear resistant material

with TPU inserts. The exterior materials are highly UV resistance with seamless highfrequency

welded, (IPX5 waterproof grade that withstands heavy rain and extreme

conditions).

As standard the bag features an Air release valve, a Roll Top waterproof closure system,

perfect for wet weather or falling over in a river crossing keeping your undies and

firelighters dry. For more in or to find your closest stockist go to www.dmd.co.za


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Kids Riding Gear:

Yes… we know, kids outgrow stuff quickly, but do

them and yourself a favour and kit them out properly

for the ride…

TCX COMP KIDS Boots:

Certified children’s motocross boots. Designed to offer protection

and sensitivity for riding.

TCX’s Comp Kid children’s motocross boots are specifically

designed for young MX riders. The equipment and structure

replicate the adult models, with microfiber upper, breathable ait

techlining and adjustable fastening with polyurethane levers.

TCX Comp Kid are CE certified motocross boots, designed to

offer protection but at the same time sensitivity and the right

bending when riding, for excellent comfort at all times. The

reinforcements for shin, ankle and toe in polyurethane ensure

great foot and leg protection.

The anatomical insole can be removed for the greatest comfort

and the tread is made of wear-resistant rubber for optimal grip on

foot pegs and on the ground.

Sizing from a 2.5(US 3). At your dealer.

EVS R2 Race Collar

EVS R2 Race Collar helps prevent spinal injury in the neck area. Placed between

the helmet and shoulder, the R2 Race Collar is designed to minimize the

possibility of the cervical spine overstretching in a fall.

Features:

• PU core and ballistic nylon outer shell

• Low profile design

• Easy front entry system

• Removable / washable liner

• Sizes: Youth and Adult

EVS TP 199 YOUTH KNEE PAD

Designed specifically for Travis Pastrana, the TP199 Knee Pad offers everything

for the rider looking for complete support without the bulk of a traditional knee

brace. They are perfect for both the motocross track and off-road riders.

EVS BANTAM ROOST DEFLECTOR

Designed to fit juniors, the Bantam Roost Deflector offers all the

protection of an adult piece sized for the little guy or gal.

•Bio-foam Construction –An impact absorption material designed

for comfort and breathability

•TPR Shield –A durable, pliable material designed to protect the

chest and back from debris and impacts.

•Fit –Form fitting material and adjustable elastic strap allows for

maximum comfort and fit.

•Size –Mini S/M (ages 3-5) | Youth L/XL (ages 6-9)omfort at all

times. The reinforcements for shin, ankle and toe in polyurethane

ensure great foot and leg protection.

The anatomical insole can be removed for the greatest comfort

and the tread is made of wear-resistant rubber for optimal grip on

foot pegs and on the ground.

Sizing from a 2.5(US 3). At your dealer.

EVS Option Knee Pads

Features:

The most cost conscientious knee pad.

• Hard molded polypropylene shell

• Perforated bio-foam liner for increased breathability

• Full knee to shin coverage

• Reinforced TPR hinge system

• Asymmetric design provides anatomical fit for left and right leg

• Sold in pairs

• Sizes: Mini, Youth, and Adult


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EVS OPTION ELBOW PAD

Features:

Elbow protection at a great price point.

• Hard moulded polypropylene shell

• Perforated bio-foam liner for increased

breathability

• Tri-Y forearm strapping system provides

greater support and reduces migration

• Extended forearm protection pad

• Asymmetric design provides anatomical

fit for left & right arms

• Sold in pairs

• Sizes: Mini, Youth, and Adult

Origine Dinamo Kids Helmet

Brand new, Origine Dinamo Kids helmets are built and optimized for safety and comfort.

Features:

• Inner lining with ventilation system

• Mouth vents

• Air Vent

• Thermoplastic Resin Shell

• Washable Lining

• Removable Inner Lining

• Air Ventilation System

• Micrometric retention system

• UV Coating

• Anti Scratch Visor

Specifications:

• ECE 22-05

• Weight: S - L : 1300g +/- 50g

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EVS TUG FUSION SOCK

A favorite amongst riders of all disciplines and skill

levels, the Fusion Socks have become a mainstay

in nearly everyone’s gear bag and once you try

them, you won’t like riding without them.

Trac Grip

Sticky silicone grippers are strategically placed

in key positions to help hold a Knee Brace or

Knee Pad in place, limiting uncomfortable brace

migration.

• Reinforced heel & toe for durability

• Extends to lower thigh for added comfort

under knee protection

• Vented Lycra construction keeps you

cool

• Sold in pairs

• Sizes: Youth, S/M, and L/XL

TCX STREET 3 AIR Motorcycle shoes:

The Street 3 Air motorcycle shoes are certified and breathable and feature the same

casual look and comfort as sneakers, making them perfect for everyday use in the mildest

climates. Reinforcements with D30® inserts on the ankle, protection on the toe and heel,

and the rubber lever guard guarantee maximum protection, while the OrthoLite® insole

featuring long-lasting and highly breathable cushioning makes these shoes comfortable.

Protection is guaranteed by the special Zplate insert in moulded polymer, which combines

transverse rigidity for maximum safety and longitudinal flexibility owing to its Z-shape.

Zplate allows the shoes to follow all the natural movements of the foot, both when riding

and when walking, while simultaneously protecting it by ensuring the shoes are not crushed

in case of impact. Street 3 Air shoes feature an upper in breathable mesh fabric. The wearresistant

Groundtrax sole is characterized by a tessellated tread for excellent grip.

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TCX RT-RACE PRO AIR BOOT:

The RT-Race Pro Air motorcycle boot is the top-of-the line Racing model,

resulting from collaboration between the TCX R&D Department and

professional MotoGP riders.

RT-Race Pro Air incorporates Fasten Fit Control, an internal lacing

system connected to the boot lining through a quick-slide lace, so that

the upper can wrap round the foot as much as possible and the fit can

be personalized right down to the millimeter.

The boot fastening system features an aluminum lever with micrometric

adjustment and quick release, designed so that the shaft can adapt

perfectly to various calf shapes, and a side zip with stretch panel.

TCX RT-Race Pro Air motorcycle boots are equipped with the anti-twist

Double Flex Control system, a polyurethane joint in the ankle area able

to control movement down to the millimeter, offering ideal joint support

and flexibility, to prevent dangerous twisting and the risk of injury.

The upper is made of highly wear-resistant microfiber and is perforated,

to ensure optimal ventilation for the foot and maintain perfect comfort

even at high temperatures.

The inner lining is made of breathable AIR TECH mesh fabric and has

padding with different thicknesses in the ankle area to offer maximum

comfort. The “Burnout” sole created by TCX in collaboration with the

Michelin research centre is inspired by the Michelin “Power Supersport

Evo” tyre.

It features a bi-compound tread with differentiated grip areas, designed

to ensure superior grip on foot pegs and controls and greater resistance

to wear and abrasion from tar. The profile is fully integrated with the

upper and the heel angle ensures optimal position on the foot pegs.

There are interchangeable magnesium sliders on the toe and heel to aid

sliding when in contact with the road.

There are more polyurethane reinforcements in the most exposed areas,

such as the shin, ankle, toe and heel.

TCX R04D LADY WP

Coz girls feet are different.

TCX R04D Lady Air are highly breathable

certified women’s motorcycle shoes

that guarantee certified protection and

versatility in all situations, from urban

transfers to short trips out of town.

The mesh fabric upper with hot melt

coating combines maximum safety with

flawless breathability and ventilation, to

keep the foot dry and are comfortable in

hotter climates.

R04D Lady Air boots are designed

according to the Woman Fitting Concept,

matching the typical ergonomics of the

female foot and effectively resulting in a

thicker sole at the back and more tapered

heel and instep. The laces are covered by

a gaiter with Velcro to adjust the collar

area. Additional details include a Bycast

leather lever guard and reflective insert on

the back. R04D Lady Air are CE certified

motorcycle shoes with D3O inserts on the

ankle and reinforcements on the toe, heel

and gear area. They’re made with the most

advanced technologies, like the OrthoLite

insole for long-lasting cushioning and high

breathability and Groundtrax sole with

anti-wear tread, ensuring maximum grip,

sensitivity and comfort suited to an all-day

motorcycle shoe.


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All about Bitubo:

Founded in 1963 by Scipione Mardollo, Bitubo established itself as

a dynamic company on anything related to the control of vibrations

of any type, creating cutting-edge, innovative damping systems.

Bitubo extended its knowledge to applications such as artificial

limbs, seismic dampers, damping systems for oceanic platforms,

including vibration dampers for naval engines. In 1975, Bitubo put

itself at the forefront of the motorcycle market with the innovation of

a famous pair of shock absorbers connected by two compensating

rubber pipes, (hence the name “Bitubo”), that were adopted and

raced by a lot of the great names in motorcycle racing. They won

their first World Championship in 1979 with E. Lazzarini in the 50cc

Class and repeated the year after. In the 125 GP class, the 1993 World

Championship was won by D. Raudies, then runner-up in the 1994

season.

In 1993 Bitubo presented the first world fork with separate chamber

with a “big piston” system. In 1998 Bitubo introduced the Mono 4

Regolazioni rear shock absorber.

In 2000 Bitubo presented the HDX00 Racing Fork, the first complete

fork designed and created by Bitubo.

In 2009 Bitubo patented a hydraulic system, called FPS.

In 2011 Bitubo won the World Supersport Championship with Chaz

Davies on a Yamaha YZF-R6 of the Team ParkinGo.

In 2012 Bitubo presented the 1st worldwide semiactive

electroereological system for suspension (ER) for motorcycles as well

as its first system of adaptive suspension.

In 2013 Bitubo again won the World Supersport Championship with

Sam Lowes on the Yamaha YZF-R6 of the Team Yakhnich Motorsport,

celebrating 50 years of activity.

Michael Dunlop won the Isle of Man Senior TT championship with

133,256 MPH lap records in 2016.

And so the innovations and accolades keep piling up along with the

championship winnings.

Bitubo suspension by Trickbitz

What use is all the horsepower in the world if you are just spinning it

away without putting down onto terra firma and forward momentum?

And this is where your suspension plays a major role, ask any racer

what is the first upgrade that they all budget for… suspension bucking

underneath you, (rebounding too quickly), and trying to throw you off

the bike, sagging away on take-off, (yes wheelies are impressive but

they don’t get you the holeshot), unusual tyre wear and excessive loss

of grip – all of this can be attributed to suspension and set up and this

is where Bitubo steps in.

Bitubo suspension can be optimized for each individual rider directly

from the Factory: When you order your Bitubo shock, specify the

intended use (racing, road, off-road), your weight as well as brand and

type of tyres used. Bitubo has the capability and capacity to meet the

specific customer demands from all over the world. Bitubo offers a 24

months warranty for all of their products.

Bitubo is imported by Trickbitz: www.trickbitz.co.za


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TE-1

TRIUMPHofficial completion

Electric Bikes incoming...

ELECTRIC

The unique collaboration between Triumph Motorcycles, Williams

Advanced Engineering, Integral Powertrain Ltd, and WMG, University of

Warwick, funded by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles through Innovate

UK, was set up to create ground-breaking developments in specialist

electric motorcycle engineering and innovative integrated technology

design.

The extensive live testing programme, which involved numerous assessments

of the bike’s performance on the rolling road, as well as on track,

provided vital direction into the final set-up and calibration of the TE-1

prototype demonstrator.


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Triumph has announced the

official completion of the TE-1

electric development project, with

the release of the final prototype

test results that seem quite

impressive.

161km / 100mile range

Significantly exceeding the

real-world range of the equivalent

electric motorcycles available

today, with a category-leading

161km / 100mile range, based on

live testing and official projections

130 kW (177PS / 175bhp) peak

power

The TE-1 prototype delivers

imopressive acceleration,

achieving 3.6 seconds 0-60mph,

and an outstanding 6.2 seconds

0-100mph. That matches the

Speed Triple 1200, with an even

faster 0-100mph

20-minute charge time (0-80%)

A game-changing outcome, faster

than today’s equivalent electric

motorcycles.Regenerative braking

has been successfully implemented

for TE-1, with scope for further

optimisation, as well as greater

efficiencies in the motor generator

unit and transmission, which

could improve the range further

for the future of Triumph electric

motorcycles.

220kg

Up to 25% lighter than comparable

electric motorcycles currently

available. The ergonomics, geometry

and weight distribution of a

Speed Triple, with the scale and

visual impact of a Street Triple.

Throttle and torque delivery map

equivalent to a Speed Triple 1200

RS.

A unique new electric-Triumph

soundtrack

A Distinctive asoundtrack,

building to the most spine-tingling

crescendo – the Triumph TE-1 prototype’s

pure, characterful sound

is considered to be more appealing

and exciting than any of the

equivalent electric motorcycles

currently available, thanks to its

unique helical gear pair primary

transmission.

With noise levels tested at Mira’s

external noise measurement facility,

the TE-1 successfully achieved

all noise standards set by the R41

homologation tests for wide open

throttle, cruising and urban.

Daytona 200 champion racer

Brandon Paasch participated in

the final testing phase,

both in engine performance

evaluation and also with the final

set-up of the prototype through

track testing.

“The throttle response on the

TE-1 is kind of incredible, it’s very

torquey and when you first touch

the throttle it’s instant power,

which is obviously what I love as a

motorcycle racer – I love when it’s

super-torquey and picks up right

away, so for me it was a really

great experience” said Brandon.

“I got to peg this thing all the way

from zero to 100% throttle and

it’s unbelievably quick, it pulls like

crazy.”

“I wish I’d had this at Daytona,

that acceleration in this chassis,

and how it corners – wow!” said

Brandon Paasch. “I think this

would be a really nice motorcycle

to ride on the street,

just based on how nimble and

agile it is, and how light it feels.”

Sounds interesting. Electric bikes

really are becoming a thing.

Watch this space...

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TRIUMPH

Tiger 1200 launch

Normality.

That’s a cool word to use these days. After so many virtual motorcycle

presentations, it was the first time in a while that a “Real” new

motorcycle launch was hosted by the Triumph importers. Look, touch

feel, ride. And a visit to all of our favorite places in Mpumalanga to

sample the new Tiger 1200’s.

1200’s? Plural.

Well yes. There are two renditions of the bike – and then variations of

each of those. But for the sake of simplicity – one model has a smaller

19” mag front wheel, while the other hosts a 21” spoked front. We’ll call

them big wheel and small wheel.

The base for this launch event was the very impressive Casterbridge Hollow

hotel and shopping centre on the outskirts of White River. If you have never

paid them a visit, you need to go and kuier – just – hide that credit card

away. The hotel is really impressive – and that is surrounded by a collection

of quaint shops, complete with a motor museum, art galleries and a movie

house. Two great restaurants – one aimed at tourists and the other for “local

is lekker” are within walking distance. It’s a great place to stay or to just to kill a

couple of hours on your next visit to Mpumalanga.

We were greeted by a bevy of gleaming British ladies and very cloudy, overcast

skies that had our hosts a bit on edge about the weather. Those forest roads

literally turn to slime in the wet… Not much fun.

That afternoon was spent chatting about the bikes with an in depth presentation by

the technical guys.

It’s very clear that Triumph has aimed these bikes squarely at the big shaft driven

adventure market – and on paper anyway, they really have dotted the I’s and crossed

the T’s. In addition to a complete chassis and engine redesign over the Tigers

predecessor, the bikes literally drip with electronic magic. Looking at our

buyers guide, in the big ADV segment currently these bikes are also some of

the best bang for your buck on the SA market.


Hang on. It’s not a redesign of the old Explorer.

These are 1200 Tigers, brand new models in

Triumphs lineup. We’ve touched on it all in

previous issues and we’ll give you more info on

all of that at the end of this feature.

On the day of the ride, we awoke to skies that

seemed to be clearing a bit. Good news. Our

rotation drew straws for the mornings tar ride,

from the hotel, out onto the Kaapse Hoop road

for lunch at Hippo Hollow where we’d trade

saddles for the afternoons adventure ride.

My morning was spent on the more road

biased GT Pro.

You can never describe a 1200cc adventure

tourer as small, but, the bike is not overly large

or tall. It’s exactly as it should be – big and

comfortable for those long hours on the road

while you explore. With the Explorer model

with the 30 litre tank, Triumph has been clever

by increasing the tank’s volume along its centre

and the point it meets the seat it doesn’t

splay your legs and feel wide when you sit on

the bike.

As you do, we fiddled with the electronics,

setting up the engine for road ride, adjusting

the electronic suspension to a firmer sports

setting. And even for guys like me who are

technically challenged – it’s all pretty simple.

We roared out of the hotel. No hold on its not

really a roar, it’s more like a song with that

sweet triple beating out a Beatles tune –

or was it The Clash to the small crowd of

onlookers. Shifting gears through the shift

assist is faultless – and here’s something cool:

At the presentation, the tech guys told us that

the quickshifter actually learns as you ride, so

it picks up on your individual habits and over

time will adjust accordingly.

Cool huh!

The route that Triumph chose for the morning

ride was excellent. A quick jet through the

streets of Mbombela which is somewhere near

Nelspruit and then out towards Kaapse Hoop.

In town the small wheel carves through traffic

and behaves impeccably. No uncomfortable

heat from the engine, upright seating position

with a clear view of the surrounding traffic.

Also – it’s easy to get your feet on the floor

and that’s pretty important.

Looking in the rear view mirror, all I could see

were massive headlights following along – the

bikes really do have a presence and although

we did not ride the small wheel at night, we are

pretty sure that the roads will light up.

Exiting town, we hit a section of freeway where

we could test the bikes legs. Guys. If you

read all the features that we have done on the

900 Tiger, you’ll know that we really, really like

what Triumph has done with the engine. In a

nutshell, they changed the firing order and that

has really given the triple cylinder mills some

great personality.

It’s a brand new 1160 cc triple with T-Plane

crank replaces the old, even-firing three-cylinder

motor. The T-Plane firing order is 1-3-2,

skipping over the middle cylinder every cycle.

Consequently, the crankshaft rotation is 180

degrees, followed by two 270-degree rotations

between firing strokes. The new T-plane

motor’s vibey characteristics may not quite be

to the taste of Triumphs traditional fans of the

older generation’s silky smooth triple – but we

love it.

If you are not technical, it’s quite involved but

suffice it to say – it’s a very successful design

that has breathed new life into Triumphs tried

and tested Triple cylinder design. The engine

produces an impressive 148 horsepower from

its over-square 90 mm x 60.7 mm bore and

stroke and three 13.2:1 compression ratio pistons

at a screaming 9,000 rpm. There is very

little in the way of engine vibration – actually,

nothing really to talk about there.

So guess what? It’s fast. And the way it gets to

the upper levels of the speed range is impressive

and smooth and everything you expect.

Triumph has made a bike with a low center of

gravity that weighs in very well for a big 1200.

The result is a quick handling machine that

does not have that top-heavy feeling of the

previous 1200 Explorer.

Road handling is neutral with no tendency to

fall into turns.


Contact Sparx Distributing - steve@sparxdistributing.co.za.


Switching ride modes can be done on the fly

and a rider custom preference mode can be

created before rolling out.

After a little break up in the mountains, we

continued our journey. Man these Triumph

guys really had it waxed – they even chucked

in some English weather. Dense fog and fine,

miserable rain descended – and that was a

shame because it all happened on the Kaapse

Hoop mountain pass… so we couldn’t really

go as fast as we’d like because you could not

see more than a few metres in front of the

bike. This was where the heated grips came in

handy, sure, with age comes wisdom, nothing

wrong with keeping warmer. What I didn’t

realise was that the bike I was on also had a

heated seat… Ah well. Need to pay more attention.

Our fearless leader Andy Biram arranged

a coffee break up at the newly established

Trading Post in Kaapse Hoop town and a very

bedraggled, wet, cold bunch gratefully crowded

the fireplace for some Condensed milk coffee.

Guys. Go and kuier. We’ll guarantee that most

of you just scream past little havens like these,

it’s a very cool spot.

Once everyone had defrosted, we were on

the road again – and as we descended, the

mists started to clear and it was a great clean

run where we could open up a bit through to

Sabie, where we were impressed to see Sabie

Academies Thomas Bohm supervising pothole

repairs as we entered town. See – motorcycle

people are cool!

All in a great ride, those twisties are motorcycle

heaven and the big Triumphs simply ate up

the mountain passes with the riders cruising

along in absolute comfort. They simply do

their jobs in all conditions. The power delivery

is great – no need to up or down shift, just

hold her open and lean. And when you do get

over enthusiastic, the Brembo M 4.30 Stylema

monoblock radial front calipers and twin 320

mm floating rotors are typical Brembo good.

Just outside Sabie, I asked the group if we

could please just do a quick group shot heading

out of town. We lined it all up – and the

heavens opened. Proper wet English rain which

was pretty sad because the run from Sabie

down to Hippo Hollow in Hazyview is usually a

fast one. Today caution prevailed.

The bike really comfortable – with one of the

easiest adjustable screens ever made. Simply

tug it up, or set it lower. No levers, no wheels,

Nada.

Well designed, it kept the rider mostly dry.

Dodging potholes heading in to the hotel

was interesting – and the few that we did not

manage to avoid were managed by the Showa

suspension, no problem. The semi-active

Showa suspension, which has nine levels of

damping as well as automatic preload adjustment,

responds beautifully to any situation

and delivers a plush ride and can be quickly

tailored for sporty riding.

Hippo Hollow is a very cool spot. While we ate

lunch, we watched the elephants coming down

to the river for a drink.

We do live in a very beautiful country. Best

enjoyed on a motorcycle.

As for the new Triumph Tiger small wheel – we

are very impressed. When you line it up in this

class, it really represents excellent value. The

bike is fast, fun, comfortable and really easy

to ride.


It handles beautifully and makes a sonorous

rumble that only a triple can.

If you are looking for a fast, super comfortable

tourer than can do a little bit of gravel, then you

need to go and check one out.

The big wheel version of the 1200 is excellent in

the dirt and just as good on the tar.

You’ll need to read about that in Dirt And Trail

magazine.

Sidenote: Rear radar. Or Blind Spot Detection.

The Explorer has a blind spot radar out back –

so if a vehicle approaches from behind a small

unobstrusive light lights up on the mirror to warn

the rider.

Yup – aint technology grand!

At a glance:

The road-biased GT Pro comes in at R285000.

The big tank GT Explorer is currently at

R315000.00

They have the same engine and chassis components

so, you get semi-active suspension,

cornering ABS and TC, Brembo Stylema brakes

and a TFT dash with connectivity. Cruise control

is standard as is an up/down shifter, hill hold,

auxiliary lights, cornering lights, heated grips and

a centre stand.

The GT Explorer has all the Pro has as well as a

10-litre bigger 30-litre tank, tyre pressure monitors,

blind spot detection and heated seats.

Tyre Pressure monitors and heated seats

available as accessories on the GT Pro.

www.triumph-motorcycles.co.za


Two Up

cross country on

BMW’s K1600GT

Wilhelm Lutjeharms and his Mrs Tamryn rode the newly

launched BMW K 1600 GT from Johannesburg to the

Cape.

They tell the story.

It started with an idea several months ago. Why not ride the new K

1600 GT back to Cape Town following its media launch in Gauteng?

My wife had NEVER been on a motorcycle, and I thought it would be

a good idea to take her with. In the process I kept it as a surprise for

her until a couple of weeks before the trip so that she could put in for

some leave.

Needless to say, the doubt set in, but we went to GS Africa in Cape

Town to try on the right gear for her and rent it for the few days.

Bags were packed and flights were booked. The packing was a little

tricky as you need to keep in mind that you are only going to have two

panniers, while we’ll be riding with a one additional backpack.

After arriving in Johannesburg we overnighted with friends before

heading to Cytech Motorcycles, where Donovan Muller was been kind

enough to store the motorcycle for the night. He supplied a tyre repair

cannister in case we got a flat tyre on the way.

Panniers packed and our carrier bags couriered back home to Cape

Town, we hit the road.

Download the BMW Motorrad Connected App and it connects to the

bike, gives a list of options and features and assists in operating the

navigation system.

A quick breakfast stop at a Wimpy saw us filled up and ready to head

South.

We stopped in Ventersburg to greet an old friend before he headed just

down the road to our overnight stop on the farm Klippan, where family

of ours have been farming for three generations.

As my uncle rightly says when he saw the bike for the first time:

“Magtig, maar dit is ‘n mooi fiets”.

That tended to set the tone for the rest of the trip. Wherever someone

layed their eyes on this tourer, they were impressed by its stance and

its beauty. After all, this unit is fitted with the Option 719, which adds

the classic forged wheels and those beautiful tanned seats.

Our bodies were tired and ready for a rest. My wife learned a lot

aboutriding pillion, and thankfully enjoyed it.

With my leather suit and her adventure gloves she complained that she

couldnt grip me properly – something we’d look into in the morning.

Day 2 – Hennenman to Skietkuil Guest Farm

After a good night’s rest and a hearty farm breakfast we packed and

climb on board. Instead of her carrying the backpack on her back,

I moved it around and carried it, so that it rested on the tank. This

allowed her to put her hands through the straps of the backpack and

rest her arms better. She also felt more connected to me as the rider –

it seemed to work.


B

We filled up and head South along the N1 towards Bloemfontein. The

fuel consumption figure seems to be constant at 6.1 L/100 km.

My biggest fear was dodgy drivers on the road, but thankfully I only

spotted three or four of these.

Trucks are by far the most prominent vehicles on the N1, with far less

cars on the road.

Trucks passing each another is probably still the most dangerous

pastime in SA.

But I did find that most cars and trucks tend to make way for you when

they see you approach – this remains a great gesture and when they

make space and I always make use of the chance to pass them.

I rode at a constant indicated 125 – 135 km/h, and overtaking was done

in the blink of an eye.

No surprises there – the beautiful 1 649 cc, six-cylinder engine delivers

118 kW and 180 Nm.

We rarely rode more than 100 km’s before taking a break. Even if it was

only next to the road to stretch our legs and twist and turn our bodies a

little.

Heading through the southern parts of the Free State and into the Karoo

the little dams of water indicate the large amounts of rain these areas

have received, always a joy to see. Seeing this landscape through the

visor is truly relaxing and such a lekker experience.

The cruise control works perfectly and it is only when a few trucks were

ahead or I needed to plan a passing manoeuvre, that I disengaged it.

There are also heated seats and grips. But, dressed in the appropriate

gear, even at 13 degrees Celsius when we left the farm, we didn’t feel

the need to use them.

The bright sunlight does nothing in terms of the large 10.25-inch TFT

screen’s visibility. It remains easy to read and is crystal clear. I take a

look now and then at the tyre pressures, although I knew the system

would inform me if they deflated.

Our plan was to continue as far as Leeu Gamka, but I overjudged the

distance we were able to travel. With a late lunch stop in Colesberg,

and the sun setting around 17:30 in Beaufort West, I decided to phone

a friend.

They have a guest farm called Skietkuil about 100 km before Beaufort

West. They confirmed that they had a room open, and we climbed on

board knowing that a warm shower and bed awaited us.

The sky’s pallet started to change over the next hour becoming one of

the highlights of the trip. The sun set to our right and the mixture of

warm and cold colours in the sky always make it an unforgettable sight.

I’m not a fan of riding in the dark and we arrived on the farm just before

it got completely dark.

We unpacked and I took a few pictures of the bike with the moon

illuminating the landscape.

The side panniers of the GT can easily be unclipped from the bike and

then you can carry them to your room. The next morning we just packed

them again and clipped them in place. A really sensible design.

Day 3 – Skietkuil Guest Farm to Somerset West.

Heading out at 09:00, the sun had already started to warm the air, but

soon it got a lot warmer. Another Wimpy breakfast in Beaufort West

meant we were ready to tackle the long stretch to Laingsburg. We saw

that a truck had fallen on its side, on the side of the road, but no other

accidents. As a rider you are constantly aware of your surroundings and

need to predict how each car or truck can potentially behave.


With another leg stretching stop, we arrive in Laingsburg where a guy

walked over to ask us where we are heading and to take a closer look

at the bike. He owns a GS, KTM and Ducati. This weekend he is taking a

group of guys for a hunting trip, but he admits he wouldn’t mind having

his GS with on the trip.

As we leave Laingsburg the wind starts to pick up and soon I’m battling

a side wind of around 50 to 60 km/h. The result is that the bike moves

around a little, and every time a truck passes, the force of the wind

is stopped which unsettles the bike again. My wife didnt handle this

very well, but I assured her that we wouldn’t be blown over. It is a little

disconcerting though, some areas in the Karoo where there are empty

fields next to the road, clouds of dust cross the road which lowers

visibility for a good 200 metres or more.

Even so, all things considered, the bike is still immensely stable and I

keep to my desired speed, telling myself that this wind must surely stop

at some stage.

Passing Touws River and De Doorns, the views as you descend into Hex

River Valley with the autumn colours of the vineyards stretching out for

kilometres is truly one of the Western Cape’s prettiest sites.

We pull over outside Worcester for a hot cup of coffee, knowing full

well that we are almost home, but also that the wind can blow down

these mountains at serious speeds. It’s blown over trucks on the bridge

leading into and out of the Huguenot Tunnel.

We decided to rather head over DuToitskloof Pass, where we were happy

that the wind had subsided a little. The road is a little bumpy, but the

view over Wellington, Paarl and into Cape Town is still something to

behold and we take the final pictures before we join the N1 and head for

home.

About 5 km from home the first droplets start to fall on our visors.

We greet the neighbours, make a phone call and pull the bike into the

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An hour later the heaviest rainfall the Cape has seen

this year starts to fall and we are immensely thankful

that we missed it!

The K 1600 GT did an impeccable job on this road

trip. It is meant for fast touring and does it very well.

There are a few buts though…

As good as it is, if you really going to travel most of

the time with a pillion, I would select the higher spec

GTL, it will make life a lot better for both of you.

Our bodies were aching because you sit so close to

each other and you are limited in movement and need

to stop regularly.

The 1600 has immense power and torque with the

combination of comfort. Our total consumption figure

was 6.3-litre per 100 km for the trip.

However, and this is no fault of the bikes.

For South Africa, if you select this type of motorcycle,

be aware that you will only be able to stay on the

smoothest tarmac roads offered.

All things considered, a GS will be just as comfortable

and you can ride on potholed tarmac or gravel, come

what may.

Think carefully what type of riding you plan to do.

Whichever you pick, adventure awaits!

A pillions perspective: By Tamryn.

“Feeling excited and petrified at the same

time I was eager to start the journey. However,

with the BMW being large and comfortable,

my nerves began to settle. At the back of the

bike I felt cocooned and enjoyed the sight of

the open road and the landscape. My favourite

part was seeing the sunset on day two over the

Karoo. But, as the wind picked up on the last

day it became quite unsettling. A special memorable

and adventure. One I will never forget.”


The Binders

Meet and Greet

The Binder Brothers are now true South African Rockstars

Lock, Stock and Beer is a bar and restaurant in an upmarket shopping

centre in the trendy capital, Fourways. While usual business on a Saturday

is busy, this particular day saw hundreds of people gathered, mostly

in a queue, to meet the new rockstars of South Africa – Brad and Darryn

Binder. Donovan Fourie was there to write words while Stefan was there

to take pics.

Weren’t the Binder Bros rockstars before? No. They were heroes adored

by people all over South Africa and much of the world, but they weren’t

rockstars. They were popular, they were famous, and they had fans

everywhere, but fame does not necessarily mean you are a rockstar.

You become a rockstar when you cannot walk anywhere unless four

large bouncers accompany you to keep The Mob at bay. Ask Valentino

Rossi, who spent 20 years speeding around the world’s paddocks with

The Mob constantly in hot pursuit.

On this particular Saturday, Pineslopes Blvd shopping centre hosted

“The Mob.”

The bottom corner of the mall was closed off, and ticket-checkers were

installed to protect access to the stage, the exhibitions and the Binders.

The queue to get into the area extended to nearly the far end of the

outside mall, where patrons of Billy the Bum idly watched excited Binder

fans stand in a queue to get into the place where they stood in the

queue to meet the boys themselves.

But first, blue and orange armband holders were given the privilege of

socialising in the Yamaha, and KTM stands, serving a selection of meals

and beverages to dealers and preferred customers.

A stage at the far end of the event blared music and shone giant

screens creating a festival atmosphere.

The Binders were nowhere to be seen at this point. They were inside

Lock, Stock and Beer, hosted in a side room guarded by large bouncers

in fancy suits. Later, the boys had to move to the KTM and Yamaha areas

to appease the corporate guests, and each had four large bouncers

on either side of them, displacing people going: “Hey Brad, boet, it’s me

hey, don’t you remember me?” in an ever-endearing Fourways accent.

This might sound a touch uppity, but chaos would have ensued were

it not for these bouncers. They might still be the nonchalant, friendly

boys everyone has grown to know and love, but times have changed.

Rockstardom is not a luxury that allows willy-nilly greets during a 30m

walk. Unless they want that 30m walk to take 12 hours and involve mild

suffocation.


Chaos eventually ensued a short while later when The Brothers were

invited on the stage, where they spoke of their fondness for the masses

and their expectations for the rest of the season. Then, signed kit was

tossed into the crowd.

This crowd consisted of grown-ups from civilised, accomplished households

who know how to mingle in even the most highbrow societies.

And yet, they scratched, bit, pulled, punched and lunged.

Tears flowed, blood was spilt, and scars were earned, all in the pursuit

of a boot signed by Brad Binder.

They are rockstars.

However, they are still humble, good people, so the next bouncer-assisted

walk took them under a tent where they humbly met fans one at a

time.

The fans stood in a queue. The queue was long. Very long. I didn’t

stand in it because of an allergy to conformity and standing around for

too long. My friends stood in it, so I went and had lunch. And drinks.

And met various friends and acquaintances throughout the event. And

watched an entire World Superbike race, including the race build-up

and post-race interviews, only to find that my friends were a mere five

metres further up the queue.

There were babies born towards the back of the queue and graduated

from university just in time to meet the Binders at the mythical Front Of

The Queue.

And Brad and Darryn dutifully stood at the front of this queue, signing

every bit of paraphernalia placed before them and smiling toothily for

every selfie. From lunchtime until the sun bowed out for the day.

With said sun setting inconveniently in his face, Brad’s nose resembled

a strawberry but stood there they both did. They were friendly and warm

to everyone for many an hour.

They are now certified rockstars, but they are also still good okes.


PIC BY: CRAIG KOLESKY / RED BULL CONTENT POOL


Brad Binder

laps Kyalami for Superpole


PICS BY: CRAIG KOLESKY / RED BULL CONTENT POOL


SUPERLAP

Brad Binder laps Kyalami for Superpole…

There has been a lot of excitement around the Binder boys while they

have been at home for the holidays. If you follow our social media

pages, you’ll see that while he was here, Brad Binder took his bike

around the Kyalami track, to set a superpole lap record…

It was a top secret Red Bull event – but not so secret because

so many motorcycle and racing companies have offices in

the Kyalami park – so they could hear the bike roaring

around the track – and there was even cell phone footage

of Brad bombing around.

Red Bull is good at that…

But anyway.

This is the first time that a Moto GP bike

has been around the current track, so we

kinda have to guess that a lap record

has certainly been set, but Red Bull

will only let everyone know on the

18th of August.

Why?

Who knows, but isn’t if

fantastic that Kyalami and

SA is getting so much

international attention

for the correct reasons.

And we also

have to wonder,

with all the F1

debate whether

there is not

a MOTO GP

race being

considered

for South

Africa…

That would be quite something. Let’s hold thumbs.

Anyway – here’s the “official” release from Red Bull and we look forward

to seeing what Brads lap record is…

South African MotoGP star and Red Bull athlete Brad Binder makes

a return to his home country for a “Superlap” where he intended to set

a new benchmark lap time at the Kyalami race track, where no official

track record for a modern era MotoGP bike has been established – until

now.

Binder became Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s first-ever MotoGP winner

in his rookie season - now in his 3rd season in the premier class, whilst

home for the summer break he has taken on the challenge of setting a

new benchmark at his home track Kyalami the current best known time

on a motorcycle stands at 1:48.078.

Speaking to media on 13th of July 2022, at a press conference hosted

by OG Molefe “I am really excited to be back home, It has always been a

childhood dream of mine to ride a Moto GP bike in my home country. My

goal is to set a new benchmark around Kyalami on a Moto GP bike, and I

believe that I can achieve this” says Binder.

Binder took to the track for his “Superlap” describing the track as

“|world class with facilities on a par” with many of those he currently

races on: “It was cool to ride the MotoGP bike at Kyalami, the track is

special, unique and there is nothing quite like it out there. I’m excited to

ride at home and set a new benchmark”.

The Grand Prix winner will resume racing at the British GP on the 7th of

August 2022 with hopes of challenging for the podium once again.

For more on Brad’s attempt at setting the benchmark aboard a modern

era MotoGP bike around the new Kyalami layout keep an eye out on

redbull.com and Red Bull Motorsports social channels, 18 August 2022

and find out if Brad has officially set a new benchmark lap.

Should we put some money on it?


zx10 Cup

Round 4

SunBet

ZX10 Masters Cup

Round 4 Red Star

Raceway.

Action pics by

Neil Phillipson

Michael Smit wins the Fastest Lap

Award. Red Square Rider Of The

Day, Jayson Lamb. Bontekoning –

extreme Veterans winner.

Another busy day for the ZX10 cup

saw 27 riders lineup in front of the

very full grandstand – and shows

great growth for the series.

Once again - A great day of racing,

very tight up front with dices all

around the tight track. The front four,

Jayson Lamb, Michael Smit, Ronald

Slamet and Graeme Van Breda kept

everyone entertained for both races.

David Enticott had a shoe in, but could

just not match the pace for the day.


In race 1, Lamb took the top step

from Smit and Slamet, but it was

not a walk in the park, the guys

really were banging bars and taking

chances…

In race 2 Van Breda managed a 3rd

ahead of veteran race man Brian

Bontekoning. The first two steps

were filled by Lamb and Smit.

Further down the field in both races,

Dave Enticott, Brian Bontekoning,

Trevor Westman and Sanjiv Singh

traded places.

It was awesome to see and great

racing for the day.

Round 5: East London 6th August

www. Zx10masterscup.co.za


Want

ek kan.

Readers Ride:

Heres a cool feature from Barend

Olivier who took his Speed Twin

1200 on one heck of a trip. We left it

in Afrikaans because it’s so lekker!

You do need a motorcycle in your

life! There seems to be a Sani Pass

theme this month – if you pick up

the current issue of Dirt And Trail

magazine, our lot took little delivery

bikes up and down the pass. A very

cool spot!

Toe iemand my vra, “Hoekom wil jy dit doen?”,

was die antwoord eenvoudig: “Want ek kan.”

Die toerusting:

•My Triumph Speed Twin 1200, 2019 in rooi,

want rooi is vinniger.

•2 Man tent en twee slaapsakke, want dis

koud!

•Ander kampgoed, en natuurlik my mini

espresso masjien!

Sani Pas was al lank op my lys van roetes om

te doen, en verskeie roetes in die Laeveld, KZN,

Vrystaat (en nog so paar) was reeds onder my

wiele.

Die fiets wat die keer as inspirasie gedien

het is my Triumph Speed Twin 2019, met

Pirelli MT 60 bande op (die bande is omtrent

al beplanning wat ek gedoen het, en my

tuisegemaakte Sump-Guard), want mens doen

mos nie so iets met so motorfiets nie.

Daar is nog altyd iets iets aan die rou van ‘n

“old school” motorfiets: jy sit in die vol wind,

die 1200cc twee silinder motor is lied van

vreugde, en jy kan leterlik alles voel -

ek se altyd hy het siel. Nie alle fietse het dit

nie, wel volgens my, ten minste. Die fietse

sonde kontrepsies en allerhande bagasie is

mos hulle in die ou dae gedoen het, die manier

van dinge doen staan my nogs soms aan, soos

kiekies neem… Nie dat alles beter was in die

ou dae nie, maar weereens volgens my is daar

‘n tipe eerlikhied aan so roete met ‘n fiets wat,

volgens baie, nie daarvoor gemaak is nie.

Die pad roep en ek hou nog nooit van

oorbeplan nie - dit is deel van die avontuur - so

op’n koue Donderdag oggend, klim ek in JHB

op my fiets en mik hom Drakensberg toe met

die oog op Sani Pas die volgende dag.

My roete vat my snelweg langs tot by

Harrismith, waar ek afdraai na Sterkfontein

dam toe. Hier begin die pad slegter raak, maar

die uitsigte rondom my soveel mooier. Dit is

hoekom ek hier is: die mooi, die alleen, die

geniet van die oop pad, net ek en die masjien

onder my. Die eerste dam is Sterkfontein, ek

is nog nooit hier verby sonder om nie by die

uitsig punt te stop nie.

Daarna, in Oliviershoek pas, is waar die pad my

herinner aan die tragiese wanbestuur van ons

land, maar die prag in die omgewing laat my

gou van die negatiewe vergeet. Verder af, waar

die pad letterlik oor die rand stort, word ek

gegroet deur plaaslike boere wat die pad met

hulle eie masjienerie en kostes rybaar maak, ‘n

vinnige knik van die kop en ‘n duime op word

met dieselfde begroet - die mense van hier sal

hulle nie laat onder kry nie.

Verder ry ek so paar draaie naby middel

Drakensberg verby, tot ek stop vir ‘n vinnige

koffie by Outspan Kaffee (goeie koffie, goeie

diens). Hierna besluit ek om verder te ry en

dieper in die Drakens in te verdwyn. Die plan

is om rondom 15H00 slaapplek te begin soek.

Teen 16H40, ry ek by Giant’s Castle in vra vir ‘n

kampplekkie, hier word ek ingelig dat hulle nie

kamplek het nie, en slegs kamers te huur. Met

die vlam van avoontuur wat nog sterk brand,

besluit ek dit is kamp of niks. Hulle verwys

my to na Kamberg reservaat waar ek wel kan

kamp , so 30m min weg en hekke maak 18H00

toe. Ry ek rustig en stop vir kiekies want tyd is

aan my kant en fotos is belangrik.

By Kamberg aangekom, moet ek onderhandel

om te kamp aangesien hulle slegs aand


staproetes aanbied en dit is deel van die kamp, gelukkig kry ek hulle

oortuig en ek kies ‘n plekkie naby die dam. Ja, water maak dit koud, maar

die oggend uitsig oor die dam na die berge beloof om pragtig te wees.

Die aand na ‘n lang dag, eet ek so handvol kasjoe neute, gensyde biltong

en ‘n droë perske of twee terwyl my klein espresso majien sy ding doen.

Die koffie in, sluit ek my aand af met ‘n goed-verdiende whisky wat altyd

saamry in my heupfles. Ek kon gelukkig my tent onder ‘n grasdak inkry om

die meeste ryp af te hou.

Die volgende oggend is die berg uitsig mooier as wat ek verwag het,

en dien onmiddelik as insperasie om verder te gaan ontken. Ek moes

effe stadiger pak as wat ek wou om die oggend son kans te gee om die

dou van van my tent af te droog. Verder is die fyn inpak mos altyd meer

tydsaam as die uithaal. En, ja, ek kon darem ‘n leë kamer gebruik om die

vorige dag se stof af te was.

Weer in die pad, kies ek die Stoffelton grondpad na so geselsie met

lokale kennis. Net toe ek gemaklik raak op die pad, sluit my agterwiel met

redelike geweld, en ek word dadelik hernnier dat jy nie soos ‘n po#phol

kan pak op ‘n motorfiets nie… My dun windbreker het uit my bagasie “tiedowns”

uitgeskud, in my ketting beland, en homself baie stewig in voorste

ratwiel en ketting ingewerk. Na die aftree van my band se briekmerk

(amper 40 meter teen 80km/h), en die feit dat die fiets nog op sy wiele

was, is die les goed onthou. Ek het die baadjie stuk-stuk moes uitsny, ek

daar was geen verdere skade behalwe vir die bloukol op my ego nie.

Soos reeds genoem, is ek op die Stoffelton grondpad, omtrent 93 km

van Himeville af waar hy aansluit by die Lower Lotheni pad - 13Km buite

Himeville. Op die grondpad vol draaie en die mooiste mooi uitsigte, kom

ek op ‘n punt waar ek in die verte instaar en die sneeu op die berge in

Lesotho kan sien. Die sneeu en belofte van die onbekende spoor my aan

om vandag nog Sani Pas te sien.

Ek kom teen 14h40 by die Lotheni afdraai en ry eers Himville toe vir

brandstof en so paar versnapperings, onder andere Jelly Sharks (ek en

gom lekkers is al laaaank vriende).

Van Himville af is dit ‘n vinnige 29Km na die SA grenspos, die pad het so

paar slaggate, maar ek is verstom aan die puik toestand van die laaste

10Km: die pad is so goed, ek kan die uitsig geniet sonder om oor slaggate

te bekommer!

Die SA grenspos was maklik om deur te kom (onthou net jou Covid

inspuiting papiere, op jou foon is selfs beter).

Deur die hekke by SA is die pad redelik maklik, en ek gaan verby so paar

4x4 voertuie wat my effe snaaks aankyk.

Na so 10 min in, raak die pad skielik baie moeiliker, soveel so dat ek die

traksie beheer op my fiets moet afskakel om spoed te hou, soos ek wel

gevind het is momentum jou vriend. So ruk verder, gaan ek op ‘n wal verby

om rotse te vermy en my agterwiel haal ‘n rots uit en gooi my links af.

Ek land op my voete maar my vorentoe momentum is teveel vir my voete

en ek land op ‘n klomp rotse, gesig eerste (dankie valhelm), my hande is

altwee effe seer en my regter knie is tydelik lam. My fiets lê omgekantel

teen die helling, en na ’n groot gesukkel om dit regop te kry, besluit ek

opwaarts is die enigste opsie.

Die pad verder is vol gladde klippe en nadat ek weer moes stop vir ‘n

4x4 op sy pad ondertoe, sukkel ek om weg te trek want die voorbriek is

basies hulpeloos en die agterwiel hop-hop soos hy sukkel vir traksie.

Ek stabiliseer die storie ten einde, maar die lae grondvry hoogte van my

Speed Twin dwing my om heen en weer oor die pad te ry om die groter

klippe te vermy. Dit veroorsaak dat ek weer nie genoeg momentum het

op ‘n latere draai nie, na ek en die fiets al twee keer traksie verloor, val ek

regs om met die fiets half op my. Soos ek weer die Speed optel, begin die

koue bier bo-op die pas vir my al beter klink. Na nog stadige en versigtige

vordering, stop ek op ‘n draai waar die wrak van ‘n 4x4 lê, as herinnering

aan hoe gevaarlik die ys op Sani Pas kan wees. Moeg, maar tevrede,

maak ek dit tot bo - uiteindelik tyd vir ‘n foto by die Sani Pass bordjie!

Die grenspos is redelik effektief en ek word vining gehelp. Tyd vir ‘n koue

Maluti bier (of 3)! Buite op die stoep kyk ek af aan die pas, en na die skerp

klipperige draaie, en voel ‘n gevoel van prestasie – ek en my Speed Twin

het dit gedoen, want ons kan.


Ek begin dink aan kamp, maar ek word vertel

dat dit naby -18 was die vorige aand – die

koudste in die laaste 15 jaar - en selfs die pype

in die koshuis het gebars van die ys. My hande

en my knie raak nou seer van die eerste val, en

ek besluit ‘n kamer in die “backpackers” klink

nie te sleg nie, dit is darem immers warmer as

die tent.

Ek spandeer so paar ure en luister na stories

van Sani, ‘n heerlike burger was ook nie te

versmaai nie. Die aand is baie koud, en ek is

nogal bly vir die bed en warmer komberse vir

my nog bloeiende knie en blou (vermoedelik

gebreekte) pinkie. Ek slaap goed.

Die volgende oggend na gesprekke met

gesoute mense, besluit ek om eers na 9H00

die pad deur Lesotho aan te pak want dit gee

die son kans om die ys op die pad te smelt.

Ek vat die A1 in Lesotho die berge in, dit is ten

minste ‘n uur en ‘n half voor ek verby die eerste

voertuig ry (donkie karre unitgesluit). Die pad

oppervlak is in puik toestand, maar daar is

baie rots-stortings en los sand in die draaie,

maar die sneeu-bedekte sprokies wêreld

laat ek die kommer gou wegsmelt. Die paaie

vloei van bergpas na bergpas, en mens klim

verskeie kere goed oor 3000 meter, soos die

Tlaeng Pas op 3225 meter, nogal hoog as jy in

ag neem die kroeg by Sani is 2874 meter!

Die Triumph doen nog uitstekend, selfs teen

die hoogte, en ek is bly om te sê dat daar

uiters min skade was gegewe waar ek geval

het.

Ek het baie gestop en net vir die berge gekyk,

weer kan ek nie dink aan ‘n beter plek om

motorfiets te ry nie: die draaie en uitsig is die

beste wat ek nog gesien het, en die sneeu laat

dit selfs meer sprokies-agtig voel.

Na so paar ure in Lesotho, kom ek by die

Maseru grenspos uit, weer, geen probleem nie.

Ek ry rustig in SA in en weet die pad JHB toe

gaan effe vervelig wees na al die avontuur en

beeldskoon.

Na ‘n stop vir brandstof, ‘n koffie, en ‘n oomblik

om seer vingers warm te maak, is ek op die

laaste skof deur die Vrystaat. Die paaie is sleg,

baie, baie sleg ….

By die huis, klim ek van my stofbedekede,

betroubare Speed Twin af en glimlag: ek het

nou meer goeie hernerinneringe in ‘n lewe

waar mens moet onthou om goed te doen wat

jy geniet en jou siel laat beter voel, maar die

belangrikste nog is kiekies om stories te kan

deel met mense wat dieselfde passies het.

Barend Olivier.


South African

Short Circuit Racing

Idube…A hill worth climbing.

Words: Deon VDL

Pics: Deon VDL Photography & Jenilee

Venter

As we follow an unfamiliar road, instinct

takes over as the GPS tells us to go

straight, but we see the gate to the left

that suggests this is the way to get to

the thing we all love..... “Racing”, so we

follow...

We come face to face with an incline that

most would tuck tail and run. But not

these people, these people came from

far to witness happiness. A mere hill will

not send the hungry home or make them

quiver in fear. We start to ascend as it just

gets better the further we climb, then we

get to the top and get our first sight of

what is to come. A track that flows up and

down this magnificent hill with a view not

many get to see.

First out are the Clubmans class. As

the front pack took full charge, not all

attention was on them, but rather the

attention on what happened behind

them. Arthur Moller on his beautiful #43

Honda RS125GP bike powered up and

over the hill, forcing some of the other

bikes to push harder knowing that GP #43

machine is fast. Always good to see Rees

Daya on his #97 Motard competing with

some of the big boys. Then Jaundre de


Beer, one of the locals joined in on the

fun, and what fun they had.

It is actually funny how one gets

excited when the kids come out to play.

Although they only race the small, short

circuit, still remains the fact that these

kids, Eithan, Cayden and Marnitz came

to play and they came to play hard.

Knees down as they scrape through the

corners leaning in with heads down,

Amazing! No fear drives these kids to

a new potential every single race. Well

done boys!

SM2, always brings a glimmer of excitement

as we see the talent and commitment,

it shows us that there is a future

for SA racing. Old or new, the game is

on. New comer to the SM2 class Sabastiano

d’Arrigo managed to get a clean

4th place with a new talent to keep

an eye out for is #31 Luan Weterman

taking a very a well-deserved 3rd place

for the day. #22 Luca Campodonico a

first-year rider who qualified 14th on the

grid had a good day seeing him take 7th

for the day. Local boy, #48 Brent Goulding

made his presence known pushing

the Gauteng boys little faster. Nobody

could stop #84 Cristian Caravello who

took 1st. .

They were followed shortly by one of

the best shows produced by the series.

The pre-teen boys came with some toys

that are no joke. The youth put on quite

an amazing show. They attacked the

corners with speeds beggaring belief,

and with no van Breda on the grid,

means the gates were open and the

attack for the top was fierce in the 85cc

class. #77 Mueez Jassat pushed hard

with no luck as #26 Phiri making a perfect

day for himself. In the 65cc class

we had #44 Daniyal Jassat and #110

Bohlale “Little Man” Mafokate give all

they had but it was in vain as #5 Keaton

de Jagger came out on top.

As we roll on to the next race with the

150 Cup and 150 Unlimited we were

quite amazed at the pure brilliance of

#13 Ryan van Nieuwkerk and what he

brought to the show. The performance

from van Nieuwkerk was nothing short of

epic. In the fight for second we had #26

Oratilwe Phiri and #20 Tyler Richardson,

Phiri had the number 2 spot on the

podium in sight, it was there… and sadly

taken away from him when he came off.


Richardson saw the opportunity and took

2nd overall with just 1 point to spare. One

of the local lads was also there to play

with the Gauteng boys, #14 Jesse Conci

looked really good out there as he claimed

1st in his class.

Ladies & Gentleman, boys and girls...

please come closer for the Final show.

The BIG boys went out to play next. The

tension was palpable, building as the SM1

& SM1X alongside the “old ballies” SM

Masters & SM Grand Masters all line up

on the grid. Launch off with magnificent

power and speed as the flag dropped, all

attacking the first corner and accelerating

hard as they exited. With stupendous

speed they flew through the cork screw

and with 4 different classes on track there

was some truly gripping and amazing

racing. Local boy Nick Louw on his #429

Yamaha gave the Grand Masters a real

taste of local flavour as he powered his

way to 2nd overall. Sliding into corners,

front wheels lifting as they power wheelied

out the corners, all topped off by some

cool stunts while on the back wheel. What

a great show put on by these pro racers!

Well done guys we truly appreciate the

talent you guys bless us with.

With all that action that was packed into

just one day, makes the anticipation for

the next race almost unbearable. Round 6

of the SASCS will take place at Formula K

on the 13th of August. See you there. Just

before we say good bye we would like to

give a special shout out to SASCS biggest

supporter and friend to all, Rudy Otten you

brighten up the track and the pits with your

presence. Rudy we will see you in the pits

soon.

For more info about the SASCS please

contact Micheala Voster;

mailto:michaela@sascs.co.za

michaela@sascs.co.za

0763645223


125 Shifters

No Speed

Limit

BRAD BINDER IN HIS CRG

KELVIN VAN DER LINDE IN THE FK DARK

For more information on the FKR shifter series:

Contact:

Phillip - 082 777 8368

or

Marius - 083 289 9328

Photos done by Vision Media

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Sue and Dion de Beer.

Dick Mann CB750K Race replica.

Labour

Of Love.

The ten-year build.

Sometimes you get a bike build that makes you sit back and just say… Wow!

This is one of those bikes. A CB750K2 Dick Mann race replica built by the De

Beer and Mariner families.

The name Dick Mann might not mean much to the younger guys out there – but

he was most famous for his 1970 victory in the 200 miles of Daytona, beating

some big names like Mike Hailwood, Gary Nixon and Gene Romero on board

his Honda CB750. Mann won the AMA Grand National Championship twice and

was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of fame in America in 1993 and into

the Motorcycle hall of fame in 1998. He passed away earlier this year at the

ripe old age of 86.

The Honda CB 750 is the bike that firmly put Japanese bikes on the map and

was the first bike to ever be called a superbike. The CB750 appeared at the

Tokyo Show in November 1968. Honda needed a bike to beat the European and

American brands. They produced four works-racer CR750s, a racing version

of the production CB750, ridden by UK-based Ralph Bryans, Tommy Robb and

Bill Smith under the supervision of Mr Nakamura, and a fourth machine under

Hansen ridden by Dick Mann. The three Japanese-prepared machines all failed

during the race with Mann just holding on to win by a few seconds with a failing

engine.

This is a replica of that bike. And it is truly spectacular.

It all started when Dion bought an old CB750K intending to build it with his son

David. They started the build, and sadly David was taken by a heart attack.

The Project stood for more than a year – and then, one day almost a year later,

Deon and his wife Sue made the decision to finish the bike as a tribute to David.


Labour Of Love:

This is actually the sum of 6 bikes that were

purchased for parts over the years – and it is

a total rebuild in Dions garage in Pretoria East.

While Dion and Tiny did the heavy lifting, Sue

supplied the endless cups of coffee, took care

of all the polishing and made sure that the boys

did stuff correctly.

Chassis:

The frame was stripped right down to steel and

re painted. The battery holder was moved to the

front of the frame – and the space where the

battery used to be, was utilized to fit an oil bath

and scavenger pump for the dry sump system.

All of the bearings and bushes were replaced

with serviceable brass bushes and new

bearings.

Stronger Morad 18” race wheels were imported.

Dion re-built all the tabs in de beerhouse and

machined a front hub to accept a second brake

disc, machined to race spec. Dion could not

find tyres locally so he imported Sava cut slicks

from Slovakia.

He fitted a second standard Honda CB brake

caliper with Hel braided brake lines for stopping

duties.

The forks received new inners courtesy of

Racetech.

Out back, he converted the original push-rod

drum brake system to a more efficient cable

operated design.

The twin rear shocks are also by Racetech.

In the cockpit above the Clubman bars, you’ll

find Seitsu displays for the rev counter and oil

pressure.

Dion re-wired the entire motorcycle.

The old coils and points system was exchanged

for more modern Dynavolt ignition system.

Remember – this was all done in house, in the

de Beer family garage.

It’s quite something to see.

Engine:

Built largely by Tiny Marriner.

The engine is bored and blueprinted to 836ccs.

The standard valves are replaced with

aftermarket valves, guides and springs.

29 millimeter smooth bore carburetors feed fuel

into the monster.

The cams are cut and degreed and special bolts

hold the cylinder head in place.

At the bottom you’ll find Carillo rods and

undercut gears.

The flywheel and charging system is removed

with the covers blanked off. This allows the

engine to rev more freely. Dion did, however

leave the starter motor on.

A heavier duty Barnett clutch is fitted.

All of the gaskets with the exception of the

head gasket were laser cut in house.

Those four into four pipes are beautiful,

handmade in Centurion.

Bodywork:

While all of this was going on, the guys turned

their attention to the bodywork.

The hand-made fuel tank and oil tanks were

imported from Mead Speed in the UK.

Moulds for the CR faring were imported and

the Carbon Fibre work began. The faring, seat

tailpiece, and front fender were all moulded in

the garage and then sent in for spraypainting.

No stickers were used.

The seat was hand upholstered locally – a

pretty faithful replica of the original.

10 years on, this is the finished product – and

whilst the photographs do some justice, it’s a

bike that you need to see to understand.

And – it runs.

Dion got a blank look when we asked if we

could just take it for a “quick” spin. It’s his way

of telling us to bugger off. But he did fire her up

for us – goosebump stuff - and took a quick lap,

just to make sure that all of his neighbours were

up and about.

It’s so cool to see a bike like this so lovingly

built.

The bike is for sale – and we hope that

whoever buys it keeps it in SA and shows it off

occasionally.

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INDIAN

IS BACK!

The Indian motorcycle brand is back in SA

– imported and distributed by Tuning Fork,

the same guys who do the Yamaha and

Kymco brands. This is good news, because

the bikes we have ridden have really been

outstanding. It would have been quite sad if

they had not been discontinued in SA.

So – who is Indian, and what’s the brand all

about.

Well. It’s America’a oldest brand of motorcycle.

True story! Pay attention – there’s a test at the

end of this lot:

In 1897, George M. Hendee founded a bicycle

production company called the Hendee

Manufacturing Company. Along with co-founder

and chief engineer Oscar Herdstrom Hendee

opened the company’s first factory in downtown

Springfield in 1901.

What followed was half a century of growth in

motorcycle production and innovation. In 1923,

the company changed its name from The Hendee

Manufacturing Company to The Indian Motocycle

Company – (no ‘r’ in ‘motocycle’) when the word

was first used with the name Indian. Less than

two decades later, Sturgis, South-Dakota -based

Jackpine Gypsies rider group held a race called

the Black Hills Classic, which evolved to become

the world’s largest motorcycle rally.

The U.S. Army began using Indian Motorcycles in

1913, and with the arrival of World War I, Indian

Motorcycle dedicated a majority of its production

to the war effort once the U.S. entered the field

in 1917. As a result of this shift to meet war-time

demand from the military, dealers had limited

inventory and retail sales dropped significantly.

Overall, the company contributed nearly 50,000

motorcycles from 1917 to 1919, most of them

based on the Indian Powerplus model.

Two decades later, the U.S. was entangled in yet

another cataclysmic global conflict: World War II.

Yet again, Indian Motorcycle stepped up as they

focused virtually the entirety of their production

from 1940 to 1945 to the Allied cause in WWII.

Indian Motorcycle first produced bikes primarily

for the French government and built the Model

841 bike for the U.S. Army in 1941. Over the span

of WWII, Indian Motorcycle delivered $24 million

worth of motorcycles and spare parts for the war

effort, culminating in over 35,000 bikes sent to

Allied troops.

Indian Motorcycle’s halt in production of all

models in 1953 kicked off a five-decade break

in the company’s rich history. Although several

efforts during this era of brand history saw the

trademarked ‘Indian Motorcycle’ name on several

different imported bikes, these tumultuous times

plagued by several major changes in ownership

proved to be a real divergence from the overall

path to success laid by Indian Motorcycle’s

original trailblazers. The period of uncertainty

finally ended when Polaris Industries acquired the

Indian Motorcycle Company in 2011, decisively

ushering-in a period of renewed success

reminiscent of the company’s early sustained

growth.


In 1950, then-Indian Motorcycle president

Ralph B. Rogers resigned from his position and

was replaced by English businessman John

Brockhouse. In 1953, the Indian Motorcycle

Manufacturing Company ceased operations

and discontinued production of all models,

and the brand name was purchased two years

later by Brockhouse Engineering, which began

selling imported Royal Enfield motorcycles

branded as Indian Motorcycles. In 1960, John

Brockhouse sold the dwindling remains of the

Indian Business to the Associated Motorcycle

Company, and the brand died out soon after.

FLOYD CLYMER:

When Indian Motorcycle ceased all production

in 1953, the American motorcycle world was

plagued by the loss of one of the industry’s

most historic brands. In 1963, motorcycle

racer, dealer, distributor, magazine publisher,

race promoter, author, and motorcycle

manufacturer Floyd Clymer took over

ownership of the Indian Motorcycle trademark.

His struggle to revive the defunct Indian

Motorcycle brand involved branding imported

Royal Enfield and Velocette bikes with the

Indian Motorcycle name.

In 1970 tragedy struck, and Floyd Clymer

passed away of a heart attack. He passed

down the Indian Motorcycle Trademark to

his attorney Alan Newman who continued to

sell small bikes, mostly produced in Taiwan,

carrying the Indian brand name before

operations ceased again in 1977.

Industry leader Floyd Clymer bought the

rights to the brand name in 1963, and again

tried rebranding British bikes with the ‘Indian

Motorcycle’ badge until his passing in 1970,

when his attorney took ownership of the

trademark. Under Clymer’s attorney’s direction,

sales sharply declined and operations ceased

yet again in 1977.

Brand-exclusive production of Indian

Motorcycles resumed in 1998. A merger of

nine companies formed the Indian Motorcycle

Company of America (IMCA), which opened

a production facility in Gilroy, CA. The IMCA

produced modified versions of some of

Indian’s successful early models like the Chief

and Scout models, before going bankrupt in

2003.

Following the end of the IMCA, London-based

private equity firm Stellican Ltd. purchased

the Indian Motorcycle assets and established

an Indian Motorcycle Company manufacturing

facility in King’s Mountain, North Carolina.

The facility produced a modest number of

bikes before Stellican sold Indian Motorcycle

to Polaris Industries (The same guys

responsible for such cool ATV’s, Side By Sides

and Snowmobiles) in 2011. This decisively

ushered in a period of renewed success and

development for the brand.

www.indianmotorcycles.co.za

War time production

Carl Oscar Hedstrom

George Hendee

Erwin Cannon ball Baker

BURT MUNRO:

Ever seen the movie The Worlds Fastest

Indian? Do yourself a favour…

In 1967, 68 year-old New Zealand native Burt

Munro made motorcycle history by setting

a new official land speed record – 184.087

mph with unofficial top speed of 205.67 mph

– when he raced his heavily modified 1920

Indian Scout Streamliner across the Bonneville

Salt Flats in Utah.

Munro started claiming a number of New

Zealand land speed records in the 1940’s, and

by the 1950’s his Scout was too fast for New

Zealand’s speed courses. He formed a new

goal: to race on the flat, expansive Bonneville

Salt Flats. Over the years, Munro and his

Scout raced on the Bonneville Salt Flats nine

times and set world records in three of them,

culminating in his final trip and record-setting

ride in 1967. Burt Munro was inducted into

the AMA Hall of Fame in 2006, a tribute to the

pursuit begun eight decades earlier.


125 125

R34 950 incl.VAT

G-DINK 300i

R39 950 incl.VAT

G-DINK 300i

For more information contact your nearest KYMCO dealership to arrange a test drive or visit www.kymco.co.za.


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MUSCLE

The Indian Scout Bobber Twenty.

Hey guys – we’ve started receiving stock – and we have a bike available for you to ride.

Epic! Brilliant! The last time we rode an Indian Motorcycle was more than three of four years

ago – back then, we were gobsmacked by just how lekker the bikes are.

A gleaming Scout Bobber roars into the driveway. Man that’s a Beaut!

The kids gather round. Mom wanders over to have a look – insert all of the suitable Ooooh’s

and Aaah’s here. No lies, it’s gorgeous in the flesh and it sounds even better.

We kept it for three days and gave it back about 3 tanks of fuel later…

What’s it about?

The Indian Scout Bobber Twenty is one of seven Scout variants that are a part of the Indian

Motorcycle lineup.

It attracts old-school cruiser riders with its bobber-style stance versus the standard Scout. It’s

about the factory expanding on a solid platform. Details include the bar-end mirrors, bobbed rear

fender, black-out components, wide tyres, and a small genuine leather single seat. The American

manufacturer has also equipped the Bobber Twenty with spoked wheels instead of cast-alloy

units, making it the only Scout model to feature them.

Stopping duties fall to 298 mm rotors with a dual-piston anchor up front and single-pot caliper

out back, with ABS. The Bobber rocks some fat rubber with a 130/90 up front, a 150/80 out

back, and a 16-inch blackout rim all around to finish out the rolling chassis.

Powering the bike is a sweet 1,133cc liquid-cooled 60-degree V-twin that produces 100 hp and

72 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed transmission transfers power to the rear wheels via a belt drive. All

models come with polished elements on the engine that mimic the exposed pushrod tubes of

old and a bit of bright badging on the engine as the only bits of bling. The Scout Bobber’s front

and rear fenders see them chopped, or “bobbed,” to their minimum effective size to create the

bulk of the home job-custom vibe the factory is going for. A simple analogue/digital clock keeps

the rider informed.


In a nutshell this is one flippen cool looking chopper. Proper “Get Stuffed”

attitude. Grab your shades, leather jacket and open face lid and hit the

road.

Climbing aboard, the seating position is pretty natural and comfortable

despite the high–ish bars and the forward controls. Blip that throttle

and the shotgun pipes emit one of the sweetest noises in the universe.

The clutch is light, the soft-action throttle responsive, and the gearbox

is positive and smooth without any old-school clunking. At speed on the

freeway, the Indian Scout Bobber’s 1,133 cc V-twin has plenty of roar and

great wind in your face power .

We love the fact that the bike also has very little vibration – so no horrible

buzzing as you roar along – it’s actually really smooth for a twin.

Quality feel. Quality build, it feels small, light and easy to move around on.

On the day we rode it we had 5 other cruisers of all shapes and sizes with

which to compare it.

This was the easiest to maneuver of the lot. With a low seat height and

center of gravity, the Scout Bobber is easy to U-turn, shift into position,

and position for Stefans static photos

The suspension is good for a bike like this – we roared our way from the

East Rand, out to Meyerton, Daleside and all the way back again via Heidelberg

and have no complaints with the way the bike turns or handles.

And it really is a head turner – everywhere we went, anyone with an

interest in motorcycle would saunter across for a chat and a second and

third look.

B

HON

YAM

But. What you do need to decide is whether you can live with a “Hard tail”

on our interestingly potholed roads. And that does not only apply to this

brand. A smaller, lighter rider might be fine – but we big boertjies require

a bit more damping…

The good news is that if you like the look and, like we do, need a bit more

comfort, there is a great selection of aftermarket stuff including a more

sensibly shaped and padded seat.

We’ll say it again. This is a great product – the Scout is quite possibly just

about everyone in this offices favorite platform – and the Bobber is a very

cool addition to the family.

Take one for a ride.

www.indianmotorcycle.co.za

Engine:

Engine Power:

Fuel System:

Clutch:

Transmission:

Final Drive :

1,133 cc, Liquid Cooled V-Twin

100 Hp

Closed Loop Fuel Injection / 60 mm Bore

Wet, Multi-Plate

6 Speed

Gear Drive Wet Clutch. Belt Drive.

CHASSIS

Suspension Front: Telescopic Fork

Suspension Rear: Dual Shocks

Brakes Front: Single / 298 mm Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper

Brakes Rear: Single / 298 mm Rotor / 1 Piston Caliper

Tires Front: Pirelli MT60RS 130/90B16 67H

Tires Rear: Pirelli MT60RS 150/80B16 77H

Fuel Tank Capacity: 12.5 L

Ground Clearance: 130 mm

Seat Height: 649 mm

Wet weight: 251 kg


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R163,900

R169,000

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R28,700

FTR 1200

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FTR 1200 Carbon

NC750X

R132,400

Scout Sixty

NC750X DCT

R142,400

Scout

Africa Twin 1100 Manual R245,600 Scout Bobber

Africa Twin 1100 DCT R265,100 Chief Dark Horse

Africa Twin 1100 AS Man R275,800 Chief Classic

Africa Twin 1100 AS ES R320,400 Chief Vintage

XR190

R59,740

Springfield

XR150L

R39,700 Springfield Darkhorse

XR125L

R36,600 Chieftan Dark Horse

CRF300L

R89,300 Chieftan

CBR 1000 RR

R435,999 Roadmaster

CBR 1000 RR-R SP

R503,000

GL 1800 Goldwing DCT R516,000

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701 Enduro

701 Supermotard

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Vitpilen 701

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R34,950

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R99,950

R134,950

Ninja 400 ABS

Z650

Z900 ABS

Z1000SX

Ninja 650

Versys X300

ZX10R

ZZR1400 Ohlins

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on black like Dunlop’s racing slicks for

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20

30

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nlop retailers, as well as race distributors.

Load/Speed Part Number

ZR17 (58W) 45233176

ZR17 (73W) 45233177

ZR17 (75W) 45233131

ZR17 (73W) 45233060

ZR17 (75W) 45233074

ZR17 (78W) 45233092

S594/A

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Size Load/Speed Part Number

Sportmax Q4 Front 120/70ZR17 (58W) 45233176

Sportmax Q4 Rear 180/55ZR17 (73W) 45233177

180/60ZR17 (75W) 45233131

190/50ZR17 (73W) 45233060

190/55ZR17 (75W) 45233074

200/55ZR17 (78W) 45233092

PERFORMANCE

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TOURING

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DUNLOP

Sportmax Q4

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Sportmax Q3+

Sportmax GPR-300

Sportmax Roadsmart III

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