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Honda Quest 2018: Prize handover

honda-quest-africa -15 1800x1800The winners of Honda Quest True Adventure 2018, Mojaki Richard Rammoneng and Claude Deyzel received their CRF1000L Dual Clutch Motorcycles at prize handovers which took place at Honda Dealerships in Tygerberg (Cape Town) and Eastrand Mall (Gauteng) respectively.

The motorcycles handed over to the winning pair were the very same CRF1000L DCT units Mojaki Richard Rammoneng and Claude Deyzel competed on in Honda Quest True Adventure 2018.   Designed to handle tarmac and dirt tracks, the CRF1000L DCT showcased its impressive ability to tackle the mountain passes on this 10 day 2500km ultimate off-road adventure.mojaki-richard-rammoneng

Honda Quest 2018 was an intense adventure ride which comprised of seven competing teams navigating their way through the difficult terrain of the Northern and Western Cape. In the end, Mojaki Richard Rammoneng and Claude Deyzel of Team Two were victorious and announced as the winners of Honda Quest 2018.claude-deyzel

For more information on Honda Quest True Adventure visit www.quest-trueadventure.com

Images and video footage of Honda Quest 2018 can be found on the following platforms:

Facebook: Honda Adventure Motorcycles

YouTube: 2018 Honda Quest True Adventureend bike test

AFRICA'S OLDEST ENDURO EVENT MAKES SOME EXCITING CHANGES

001Africa’s end-of-enduro-season showstopper is fast approaching. The Motul Roof of Africa, notoriously known as the ‘Mother of Hard Enduro’, will put riders to their paces in the spectacular mountains of Lesotho from 5-9 December.

The event has unveiled enduro riding paradise for 50 years with dizzying altitudes and over 400km of unrelenting terrain to offer.

While participants have become familiar with the pounding trails, infamous climbs and popular ‘Round the Houses’ seeding event; the 2018 Motul Roof of Africa will come with some exciting changes.002

The hard enduro action will kick off at a brand-new start and finish venue this year at St Andrews School in Ha Raboletsi, approximately 55 km from Maseru.

Route director Peter Luck said, “We needed to get new routes away from the Bushman’s area and this was the ideal place to access those routes. It is very difficult in Lesotho to find enough flat land to accommodate the Roof of Africa start, and we are very lucky to have found this spot which will also give spectators great viewing of the ‘Start and Finish’ stages in the valley below!”003

The ‘new routes’ that Luck refers to have given the Roof of Africa a complete make-over. An impressive 65% of the event will comprise of trails that have never been used in this event before, and the remainder of the route will take riders to sections of Lesotho that have not been ridden in the last eight years.

While the 2017 edition was deemed by some Gold riders as ‘too easy’, Luck explains that this year’s event will be quite the opposite:

It will be a tougher route than last year. The routes in Lesotho are never easy, but that is what makes the Roof so unique and enjoyable for hard enduro riders.”004

Another change set to shake the Roof of Africa is a break away from the traditional ‘Round the Houses’ route. In attempt to avoid the ever-increasing congestion at the centre of Maseru and make the event more accessible, the race will now take place at Maseru Mall.

Instead of using familiar tar roads, Luck announced an exciting twist:

Round the Houses will be held on mostly dirt paths this year, and we’ve also thrown a few obstacles in! It will be a lot more accessible to competitors, service crews and spectators and bring an exciting new element to the Roof! Spectators and crews will also have access to many food and refreshment outlets.”

Motul South Africa is excited to announce that Cross Country legend Kenny Gilbert will be doing a recce of the Roof of Africa route in the coming weeks.005

“I’m am really looking forward to riding in Lesotho again especially being able to pre-ride the actual route of the 2018 Roof of Africa. I’ve raced and finished the 'Mother of Hard Enduro' 13 times. I will do my best to get as much information for the organizers and riders as possible. Fun times ahead!” said Gilbert.end bike test

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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