Seventeen-year-old South African Wade Young has kept himself busy since this year’s ErzbergRodeo. Opting to stay in Europe, the Husaberg rider contested two rounds of the Enduro World Championship in Romania and Greece before turning his attention towards the upcoming Red Bull Romaniacs.
Delivering some promising results on his EWC debut, Young is a rider very much on top form. Hoping to translate that pace across to the Hard Enduro scene, he feels fit and ready for his debut ride at the longest and toughest race on the Hard Enduro calendar…
Wade, how have you enjoyed these past two weeks racing in the Enduro World Championship?
“Honestly, it’s been great. Racing in the EWC is something that I’ve been building towards for quite some time. It was my first time racing with these guys and it’s given me a realistic understanding of where I’m at.”
The international Goodwood Revival to be held in September in the UK, have extended an invitation to South Africa to race the high profile Barry Sheene Memorial Race. This race will be held on both the Saturday and Sunday race schedules.
The organisers allow only motor cycles made up to 1961 to participate with a 500cc limit on capacity. “Team Incomplete”, which is run by Ian Groat, the Publisher of Automotive Refinisher magazine, has a stable of Grand Prix racing machinery. The Manx Grand Prix winner Jimmie Guthrie, along with Springbok rider Peter Labuschagne, will ride a special Manx Norton in the 25-minute leg on each day at Goodwood.
The colonial flyers will be in star-studded company with the likes of Troy Corser, Jamie Whitham, Wayne Gardener, Freddie Spencer and Mick Grant, who will head up only 30 teams for the race. Lord Charles March, the patron of the event, which features aero displays and car races for the retro historic competition, says the unique atmosphere and intense competition of the Barry Sheene Memorial Race is a major drawcard for the weekend’s festival.
On the agenda for Jimmie Guthrie will be to appear in the Isle of Man section for this year’s Classic TT Race where they are celebrating 90 years of the running of the Manx Grand Prix races. All previous race winners are to be honoured.
JIMMIE GUTHRIE: Jimmie Guthrie won the Manx Grand Prix in 1967 and will ride a bike like this 1961 Manx Norton at Goodwood in the Barry Sheene Memorial race.
PETER LABUSCHAGNE: has been extremely successful on the “Team Incomplete” Wagon Wheels racer from the 60’s. Springbok motocycle champion and regular local TT racer, will represent South Africa at the Barry Sheene Memorial for “Team Incomplete”.
Thousands of Harley-Davidson enthusiasts congregate in the Eternal City for momentous four-day celebration-
ROME (June 18, 2013) – Harley-Davidson riders from across the world took part in an epic four-day event in Rome (June 13-16, 2013) to mark the European leg of the company’s 110th Anniversary celebrations around the globe.
An estimated 100,000 Harley-Davidson fans flocked to the Eternal City to attend one of the biggest events ever hosted by the company in Europe. A series of unique Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary activities took place across multiple sites in Rome for fans to experience.
The key highlights of the event saw thousands of fans take part in a police guided motorcycle parade from the port of Ostia through some of the most iconic sections of Rome, passing by the 2000-year-old Coliseum and a one-of-a-kind custom bike show on the Foro Italico grounds with a range of Harley-Davidson models on display.
KTM continues to set the benchmark in the development of offroad motorcycles with the presentation its Model Year 2014 range. A stand-out example of the company’s dedication to ongoing research and development is the star attraction in the Enduro range, the brand new 250 EXC-F, featuring a completely new engine based on the very successful 350 EXC-F.
The Austrian manufacturer has 50 percent of the Enduro market share but its dedication to R&D was evident right across the new models as it continues to deliver the best in terms of performance, ride-ability and reliability. The star attraction 250 EXC-F also features many improvements over last year’s model, including an all new high tech race proven engine.
Cutting-edge developments in Enduro and Motocross bikes were presented to 70 journalists from 19 countries, including from as far afield as
The Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC ABS recently won the comparative test for 1000 cc supersport bikes conducted by Italian magazine Motociclismo.
This success adds to the victories achieved last season when the Aprilia RSV4 Factory won all the comparisons conducted by the most authoritative publications in the sector in every corner of the globe, on different tracks, with different riders and tyres. "It's difficult not to fall in love with this bike" was the final word from Motociclismo. The comments from the riders who took turns astride the RSV4 were just as positive.
"It has a stratospheric chassis. It's exceptional going into turns", "Incredible! It lets you accelerate where you wouldn't even dream of doing so with others", "An incredibly fine tuned electronics package" were just some of the statements made by the testers at the end of the day.
BIKE ENTHUSIASTS TURN OUT IN DROVES TO CELEBRATE 110 YEARS OF FREEDOM
Harley-Davidson Africa Bike Week 2013 attracted over 80 000 motorcycle enthusiasts
(29 April 2013) Africa Bike Week, the largest free motorcycle rally in Africa, took place from Friday 26 April to 29 April in Margate KwaZulu Natal attracting over 80 000 enthusiasts and visitors. Harley-Davidson also celebrated 110 years of rich history and as part of this iconic milestone William J. “Bill” Davidson, Vice President of the official Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee joined the celebrations.
“An epic conservation project that entails a 10,000km motorcycle adventure around Southern Africa”
The Rock ’n Ride 4 Rhino Project, planned for April to September 2013, epitomises the freedom, adventure and fun of the human spirit via motorcycling and the raw energy of rock ‘n roll, whilst stimulating a national culture of conservation.
The purpose is to raise R20-million to help fund the extensive equipment, manpower, resources and communication channels required to effectively combat the poaching scourge that it threatening our wildlife and our planet.
The Yamaha Mio scooter is now available from Yamaha dealers nationwide at the incredible price of R8995-00!
Yamaha’s new Mio shatters old-fashioned ideas with a new take on uber cool, affordable personal transport for the youth market. Offering exceptional reassuring levels of stability, the Mio makes no sacrifice when it comes to manoeuvrability. Finished with modern, urban designs, this is a scooter that, despite its affordable price, is something you’ll want to be seen on.