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NEW VENUE FOR POPULAR 1000 BIKE SHOW

Posted on June 26, 2017 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)




The classic Motorcycle Club’s 1000 Bike show, which takes place on July 1-2, will be staged at a new venue this year. It is the Germiston City Sports Club in Vimy Ridge Road, Delvillewood, Germiston. The show has been held at the Germiston High School for the past 13 years, but this year the club was unable to obtain a temporary liquor licence for this venue, hence the move to...

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DUST, SWEAT AND A LONG DAY IN THE SADDLE IN THE BOTSWANA DESERT FOR TDR COMPETITORS

Posted on June 26, 2017 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)



The Toyota Desert Race (TDR) that forms the third and the fourth rounds of the SA Cross Country Championship for Motorcycle and Quad competitors (SACCS Moto) and takes place in the Botswana desert (23 to 25 June) lived up to its reputation as being enjoyable, but tough and with more than 400 kilometres done and dusted for the third round (Saturday, 24 June), another 420 kilometres await th...

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Fim Antidoping Controls Monster Energy Ama Supercross, An Fim World Championship

Posted on June 22, 2017 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Anti-doping controls were carried out during the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship event held in East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA, on 29 April 2017. The riders tested were:




No prohibited substances or their metabolites, or markers, or the use of prohibited methods were found in the tested samples apart from Cade Clason’s sample, which tested positive for amphetamine.

BRETT TAMES ERZBERG

Posted on June 22, 2017 at 3:30 AM Comments comments (0)

 




Who Husqvarna Motorcycles Off Road Team

What Erzberg Rodeo Report

Where Erzberg, Austria

When 15-18 June 2017

Husqvarna's Swanepoel finishes on debut


Only 25 riders finished the Erzberg Enduro on Sunday — the Austrian event is universally known as the toughest of all hard enduros. One...

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TOUGH RACE IN THE BOTSWANA DESERT AWAITS NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY BIKE AND QUAD COMPETITORS

Posted on June 19, 2017 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (0)




There are lots of points up for grabs at the upcoming Toyota 1000 Desert Race (TDR), the third and fourth rounds of the South African Cross Country Championship for Motorcycles and Quads (SACC Moto) that takes place on 23, 24 and 25 June in Botswana, but it will not be easy as a total of 885 gruelling kilometres in the desert awaits riders ...

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2017 SUPERGP CHAMPIONSHIP @ ROUND 5 ZWARTKOPS

Posted on June 19, 2017 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Pretoria, 11th May. Seller remains unbeatable.



Four-times South African Motorcycle Champion, Clint Seller, was without peer in the SuperGP Champions Trophy field during Round Five at Red Star Raceway near Delmas on Saturday June 10. Seller was already in top-form leading up to the half-way mark of the championship and left his riva...

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R.I.P RAY WILSON

Posted on June 18, 2017 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (2)




It was with shock and sadness that FIM AFRICA learnt of the passing on of Ray Wilson, President of the CONU on Saturday 17th June 2017 after a short illness.


Ray’s time with AMU then FIM AFRICA started out as a member of the Cross Country Commission and in 2010 he was elected VP Sporting. He served as VP Sporting (South) until his election as President of the...

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MADDY DOWN BUT NOT OUT

Posted on June 15, 2017 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (0)





Who Husqvarna Motorcycles Motocross Team

What Maddy Malan Announcement

Where Kyalami

When 15 June 2017


Husqvarna's Malan on road to recovery



Husqvarna South Africa motocross star Maddy Malan intends to bounce back stronger than ever once recovered after sustaining a ...

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ALTUS DE WET READY TO TAKE ON AUSTRIA'S "IRON GIANT" FOR THE FOURTH TIME

Posted on June 15, 2017 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)





The multiple South African National Off-road and Enduro Champion, ALTUS DE WET, is ready to tackle ‘The Iron Giant’ – the Erzbergrodeo in Austria – for the fourth time in his racing career that spans over almost 13 years.


The 32-year old motorcycle rider from Montagu in the Western Cape is a...

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Kenyan Motocross Riders celebrated 2017 World Environment Day at the Jamhuri Motocross Track on 11 June.

Posted on June 13, 2017 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)



Inspired by a Kikuyu saying – “ You must treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents. It is loaned to you by your children” - the Mx riders and their teams Connected to Nature by walking through a “Mx-Trail” learning about the importance of forests, the Earth’s water resources and responsible consumption and behavior in motorcycling and in general. Through X-...

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Supergp Warms Up A Chilly Red Star

Posted on June 13, 2017 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (0)




A dominant performance by Clint Seller (MiWay Yamaha Racing R1) on a cold winter day at Red Star Raceway on Saturday, 10 June saw the former champion extend his lead at the top of the 2017 SuperGP championship log.



Garrick Vlok (Diamond Core Drilling / Shop #74 Yamaha R1) got the better of Seller in Friday afternoon’s qualifying session. The pair we...

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BRETT'S WILD RODEO

Posted on June 13, 2017 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (0)



Who Husqvarna Motorcycles Off Road Team

What Erzberg Rodeo Preview

Where Erzberg, Austria

When 15-18 June



Husqvarna star Swanepoel off to Erzberg


Star Husqvarna Motorcycles South Africa off road and enduro racer Brett Swanepoel heads to Austria for perhaps the most exciting ride of his li...

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SuperGP categories re-unite at Red Star

Posted on June 9, 2017 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)




After the litre class raced on their own at Kyalami last time out, all the DEOD SuperGP Champions Trophy categories will be on track at Red Star Raceway for the next round of the 2017 championship on Saturday, 10 June.


At Kyalami Clint Seller (MiWay Yamaha R1) took a hard-fought win in the first race and completely dominated the second to extend his championship lead...

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Perry Bikes Annual St Bernard's Peak Bike Weekend

Posted on June 6, 2017 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (0)



It's legendary, it's breathtaking and it's definitely a trip not to be missed!


Perry bikes will once again be leading all customers and friends from Umhlanga or Hillcrest to St Bernard's Peak on our annual and celebrated bike trip through the mountains. Detailed route information can be requested via email, but here is what you need to know in the interim:


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HUSQVARNA HERO

Posted on June 6, 2017 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)





Who Husqvarna Motorcycles Motocross Team

What SA National Motocross Championship Round 4 Report

Where Dirt Bronco, Krugersdorp

When 3 June 2017



Delighted Richie takes MX1 honours


Husqvarna Motorcycles South Africa’s Motocross Team enjoyed a mixed weekend at Dirt Br...

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JOBURG PUTS ON A SHOW FOR ROUND 4!

Posted on June 6, 2017 at 3:20 AM Comments comments (0)




GAUTENG – The fourth round of the Monster Energy TRP Distributors SA MX National Championship took place at Dirt Bronco in Randfontein this past weekend.



When over 200 bikes were queued at the entrance at 6am on race morning, everyone knew we were in for a big day. So despite the early cold, spirits were high and there was hu...

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2017 Supergp Championship @ Round 4 Kyalami

Posted on June 1, 2017 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (0)




Pretoria, May 30. MiWay Racing Powered by PS Anassis Yamaha team race report



As part of the South African Bike festival at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, only the SuperGP’s were invited from the Super-GP Champions Trophy for their 4th round of the 2017 championship and Clinton Seller grabbed the opportunity to steal the show.

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Double win for Seller at SA Bike Festival

Posted on May 30, 2017 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (0)





Clint Seller (MiWay Yamaha Racing R1) claimed two comfortable race wins and set the fastest ever racing lap around the new Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit at the fourth round of the 2017 DEOD SuperGP Champions Trophy, which formed part of the SA Bike Festival for the first time on the weekend of 26 to 28 May.


Friday afternoon’s qualifying session saw Lan...

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HUSQVARNA TO SADDLE BRONCO

Posted on May 26, 2017 at 3:30 AM Comments comments (0)




Who Husqvarna Motorcycles Motocross Team

What SA National Motocross Championship Round 4 Preview

Where Dirt Bronco, Krugersdorp

When 3 June 2017



Motocross Team off to Krugersdorp ahead


Husqvarna Motorcycles South Africa’s Factory Motocross Team is ready and set to consolidate ...

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HUSQVARNA'S DOUBLE FOUR

Posted on May 24, 2017 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)

 



Who Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Motorcycles Off Road Team

What Cape Enduro Report

Where Robertson, WC

When 19-20 May 2016


Cape Enduro fourths for Swanepoel, Botha


Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Off Road Race team riders Brett Swanepoel and Henco Botha both overcame the odds to score a fourth place api...

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