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CONTENTS REGULARS A word from the Editor

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Subscribe & Discount Card

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Keeping it Up?

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ADVERTISING SALES William Morris

What’s on Calendar

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FINANCIAL DIRECTOR Carin Jonker

In the News

p7,8,9

PRINTING Colour Planet

Pic of the Month

p19

REVIEWS BMW K1200GT Jonway SAM 200 Quad

p11 p15

OTHER Who to Buzz

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Published by TALK 2 ME PO Box 902 Amanzimtoti 4125

Just for Fun

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Gear & Accessories

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CONTACT US Tel: (031) 916 6902 Fax: (031) 916 2140

The Salesman

(Used bikes and stuff For Sale)

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Bikes on the Dish

p16

Run Feedback

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Competition Time

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Words of Wisdom

p19

Rate Sheet

p19

Bike Insurance

p20

EDITOR Hein Jonker

ART DIRECTOR Trevor Woodside

(Just a few pointers that could save a life)

CONTRIBUTORS Hein Jonker - Design & Layout William Morris - Reviews/Sales BMW S.A. - Cover You, the Reader and Advertiser

Email: hein@biketalk.co.za william@biketalk.co.za Web:

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While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information and reports in this magazine, the publisher, editor, production personnel, printer and distributor do not accept any responsibility whatsoever for any errors or omissions or for any effect there from. The views expressed by correspondents are not necessarily those of the editor or publisher. All rights reserved.

(KZN Biking Events an’ all) (People and Places in the news) (Send us yours and win)

(Contact details of advertisers) (Bikes on Fun Rides) (Owesome Selection)

(DSTV Guide for Bikers) (Tell us where you went and how it was) (Enter and WIN BIG)

(A message of Truth)

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keeping it up

by Hein Jonker

Ten Things All Car & Truck Drivers Should Know About Motorcycles 1. There are a lot more cars and trucks than motorcycles on the road, and some drivers don’t “recognize” a motorcycle; they ignore it (usually unintentionally). Look for motorcycles, especially when checking traffic at an intersection. 2. Because of its small size, a motorcycle may look farther away than it is. It may also be difficult to judge a motorcycle’s speed. When checking traffic to turn at an intersection or into (or out of) a driveway, predict a motorcycle is closer than it looks. 3. Because of its small size, a motorcycle can be easily hidden in a car’s blind spots (door/ roof pillars) or masked by objects or backgrounds outside a car (bushes, fences, bridges, etc). Take an extra moment to thoroughly check traffic, whether you’re changing lanes or turning at intersections. 4. Because of its small size a motorcycle may seem to be moving faster than it really is. Don’t assume all motorcyclists are speed demons. 5. Motorcyclists often slow by downshifting or merely rolling off the throttle, thus not activating the brake light. Allow more following distance, say 3 or 4 seconds. At intersections, predict a motorcyclist may slow down without visual warning. 6. Turn signals on a motorcycle usually are not self-canceling, thus some riders, (especially beginners) sometimes forget to turn them off after a turn or lane change. Make sure a motorcycle’s signal is for real. 7. Motorcyclists often adjust position within a lane to be seen more easily and to minimize the effects of road debris, passing vehicles, and wind. Understand that motorcyclists adjust lane position for a purpose, not to be reckless or show off or to allow you to share the lane with them. 8. Maneuverability is one of a motorcycle’s better characteristics, especially at slower speeds and with good road conditions, but don’t expect a motorcyclist to always be able to dodge out of the way. 9. Stopping distance for motorcycles is nearly the same as for cars, but slippery pavement makes stopping quickly difficult. Allow more following distance behind a motorcycle because it can’t always stop “on a dime.” 10. When a motorcycle is in motion, don’t think of it as motorcycle; think of it as a person. CLUB MEMBERSHIP, SECURITY & CUSTOMER LOYALTY CARDS

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Bikers Book n Blanket Charity Run

Start: Pinecrest Mall to leave 9.45am, Mass ride to Stables Market. Entry: Bring good condition, Kiddies Books & Clean Blankets. Les 083 487 6846

Rider Training (Proficiency)

Masons Mill, PMB. Cont: Jo on 0832850815. R700 pp. Incl. Camping & Food. BMW Riding Instructor. Own bike required.

20 Aug

CMA Greytown Chapter Launch

Join CMA on this joyful day in Greytown, 10am. Entry R30 plus R40 boufet lunch, lucky draw and refreshments. Contact Leon or Ena on 033 4171674 after 6pm.

26 Aug

RIDER TRAINING (Proficiency)

Masons Mill, PMB - R550 pp. BMW Riding Instructor. Own bike required. Contact Jo on 083 285 0815

27 Aug

Day of the Clubs

9 Aug

19 - 20 Aug

1 - 3 Sept

CMA Faith Rally

22 - 25 Sept

Hippo Rally

22 - 25 Sept

Castrol Xtreme Auto Show

29 Sept - 1 Jul

Dolphin Rally

V.T.B.A. Hosted by CMA at Skogheim, South Coast. Contact Rui on 082 800 4108 Richards Bay Gateway Theatre of Shopping from 9AM - 6PM. Bikes, Quads and Customs Urquhart Campsite, Graaf Reinet Entry R100 Inc. Metal/Cloth badges. BLOOD RUN to Lahee Sports Park Rugby Club, Pinetown. One PINT BLOOD to swop for One BEER! Badges, T’s, Games, Music, Grub & Pub. Contact Les on 083 487 6846 or Eban on 082 540 2703 Harrismith. Simon Fourie 011 782 5521 or bikesa@icon.co.za

15 Oct

Blood Run

27 - 29 Oct

Rhino Rally

4 Nov

Bad Bunch Num Bum Run

1000km in 12hrs R200/bike Ends & Departs Tusk Casino, Empangeni. Contact Philip on 083 300 0461

11 - 12 Nov

RIDER TRAINING (Novice)

Pinetown - R1200/person inc. Loan Bike. Theory & Practical with BMW Riding Instructor. No license necessary. Contact Jo on 083 285 0815

26 Nov

24th National Annual Toy Run

1 - 3 Dec

Legionaires Rally - Harrismith Caravan Park - Great Site

Leaving: Pavillion, Westville - 10am. Music, Grub ‘n Pub at Lords & Legends in Toti. Contact Jo on 083 285 0815 or Les on 083 487 6846 Full programme, DJ, Big Tent, Foodstalls & Cold Stuff, on-site Dyno & Tyre Changing. Entry R130 (Cloth & Metal Badge) No penalty on late entry. Contact Eben on 082 540 2703

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IN THE NEWS

July, 15 marked the launch of the classy new BMW K1200GT. A well planned and attended event is what we’ve come to expect from Tommy Johns, well done! The ’06 models slim build is made possible by replacing the flat twin with a higher performance in-line four. Vastly improved aesthetics make this a must see. - Pic by Bike Talk

Bruce Will (left) presenting Craig Joubert (the other guy) from DMC with a bottle of champagne to celebrate his achievement of top Triumph salesman in South Africa for the month of June. Congrats! Pic by Bike Talk

Well positioned on the outside corner of the Gateway shopping theatre is Harley-Davidson Durban with a massive selection of new and pre-owned Harleys and Buells. A spacious showroom is the home of endless options and accessories to make your new ride standout from the crowd. Heck, you might as well stand out too with a large selection of genuine Harley riding and lifestyle gear. Durban Harley is well equipped with a full after-sales and workshop teams to keep your baby running like a dream. Speak to Max or Matthew who will be more than happy to organize you a test ride. Pics by Bike Talk

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Startline has been going for over a year now, based in New Germany (Pinetown), with a wide selection of gear, accessories and spares for any make and model (road and offraod). This is something KZN bikers need, a true “walk-in-walk-out” setup with great potential. See what they have to offer on page 13 & 14 - Pic by Bike Talk

The Classic Motorcycle and although weren’t well makes and models of the public still loved it. Wellmake this another super ... good Motorcycle Events

Show was well staged represented by all latest and the greatest, the done to the orginisers in their efforts to event, something there are very little of in KZN - Pics by Bike Talk

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ALFIE COX RACING has been in operation since 1999 on their smallholding in Cato Ridge, where they were the first KTM appointed dealer in South Africa. They have now re-located to Pinetown (& Pietermaritzburg) where they are now celebrating their 1st year in the new premises; their address in Pinetown is Unit A, 5 Myrtle Road. They offer a wide range of off-road and on/off adventure bikes, with a well-equipped workshop and highly competent technicians to make sure you not only start, but also stay happy. They also stock X-MOTO pit bikes, t-shirts, boots, helmets, gloves, goggles, race pants etc. So get yourself down there and get dirty! See page 22 for what they have to offer! Pics by Bike Talk

For a Holiday that combined motorcycle’s touring with stunning scenery, a warm climate and relaxed surroundings. The adventures are unlimited and tours can be tailored to suit your individual needs and desires. Tours such as Cape Town, Eastern Transvaal, Kruger Park, game viewing and extra activities can be included such as fishing, Golf, hunting, Namibian dune riding ect.

Roger 082 447 4833 • Scott 082 412 2232 • mototour@absamail.co.za • www.motor-tour-africa.com

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REVIEW - BMW K1200GT

REVIEW BY WILLIAM MORRIS To Ian and Shaheen from Auto Umhlanga, thanks for allowing us to add a few much enjoyed km’s to your GT, we do appreciate it. FIRST IMPRESSION Changes from last year’s model are so vast that we are not really looking at an upgrade for 2006, but a replacement, an entirely new machine. Bavarian Motor Works designers have come up with some gorgeous lines that transpose a rather large bike into a streamlined sports-tourer blending both beauty and excitement while allowing comments like luxurious and performance to share the same breath. The Xenon headlights, guaranteeing you are always kept visible, are melded neatly into the frame. Fuel tank design is modish and especially striking in the twotoned silver and blue option we reviewed. But the standout for me is the stylish and sporty tail-end, kept tidy with integrated indicators and well designed colour-coded panniers. CONTROLS AND GADGETS Although possessive of an array of useful settings and conveniences, the instrument panel is uncluttered and appealing, while its illumination self-adjusts to the ambient light. The list of such luxuries includes electronically adjustable windscreen, Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA), cruise control, heated grips, and individually adjustable heated seats. An on-board computer is the source of a variety of useful information, such as average speed travelled, fuel consumption, predicted fuel range, outside temperature and oil levels. There is even a warning indicator to let you know when your brake pads are worn. PERFORMANCE The K1200GT has been graced, to my delight, with the in-line 4-cyclinder found in the K1200S, although slightly de-tuned for more bottom-end torque. The difference in throttle feedback is substantial. There are no rough spots in the extra smooth power curve, but it feels happiest at lower revs, where it pulls like heck! This is a high performance engine allowing for lofty top-end speeds with stability to match. Cornering is surprisingly agile, for a for you would not expect a hefty 249kg tourer to be so easily rolled from side to side. Entering corners too fast and last minute braking seems like something to attempt only on a supersport bike, but this suspension gives so much confidence that it’s easy to forget what you’re riding until you run out of ground clearance! That clearance is reached long before the GT’s ability or grip is compromised. Only on fast downhill swerves did its weight begin to reveal itself with the front end feeling slightly soggy. The linked ABS braking system offers immense stopping power bringing this sizable machine to a standstill in a significantly short distance – and significant is good on our rural roads where cows, goats and who-knows-what may be around the next bend! COMFORT The seamless power delivery and impeccably mated suspension deliver an exceptionally smooth ride. Wind protection was every thing you’d expect from a tourer, with good coverage for hands and arms, as well as legs. The electronic windscreen could be adjusted while in motion to offer anywhere from decent coverage to a massive bubble of relatively still air. The height-adjustable handlebars and saddle offer a customized riding position for all shapes and sizes. OVERALL RATING Forget shortcuts. The Grand Tourismo pleads with you to take the long way home. The K1200GT is the epitome of “Sports Tourer” fulfilling both criteria equally well. And with the proven reliability and sophisticated engineering of a state-of-the-art BMW, how can you go wrong? PRICE R144 000.00 Incl. ESA & Xenon headlights

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the SALESMAN FOR SALE FOR SALE FOR SALE FOR SALE ‘06 Kawasaki ZX10R Demo, ‘00 Kawasaki ZX12R, Yoshi- ‘06 BMW K1200R, Demo, BMW R1150GS Adventures Two-Brothers, Racing pipe fitted, well looked after. high-screen, Laser HotCam ‘03 for R85,900.00 Colours by Fazel, 4000km pipe fitted ‘03 for R92,500.00 R96,000.00 R69000.00 R119,500.00 ‘04 for R89,000.00 Kawasaki Corner Kawasaki Corner Tommy Johns Tommy Johns NEIL - 031 701 2464 NEIL - 031 701 2464 SHELDON - 031 701 2464 SHELDON - 031 701 2464

FOR SALE ‘05 Kawasaki KFX700, mint condition, great all-rounder R45,000.00 Kawasaki Corner NEIL - 031 701 2464

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FOR SALE ‘96 Yamaha Virago 1100. Immaculate, 16000km with fitted screen R40,990.00 RBS Yamaha VICTOR - 083 308 2061

FOR SALE ‘01 Kawasaki ZX12R very clean, finance available R73,000.00 DMC CRAIG - 031 332 7487

Tel: 031 462 2210 Neville: 072 145 0401 Marina: 083 481 6464 1149 South Coast Road, Mobeni, Durban Specialists in Stainless Steel Exhausts for Motorcycles

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REVIEW - jonway sam 200

REVIEW BY WILLIAM MORRIS Thank you to Attie from Jonway South Coast for organizing our first quad ever for review. Thanks also for allowing me use of your underground track, don’t worry my lips are sealed!

There are a lot of bikes, scooters and quads entering our South African market at the moment from China, Korea, India and the like. We all have question marks in our minds concerning build quality, maintenance and spares, and performance on these machines. Now, at least for the SAM 200, we have some answers. FIRST IMPRESSION The build quality on this Jonway is actually pretty good, take a close look and you will likely be surprised at how well everything fits together. This quad is really well thought out, with the higher maintenance engine areas easily accessible. Made in Taiwan, the engine is basically the old Honda motor; styling is very similar to the Raptor. Honda power and Yamaha styling, interesting… Aggressive looks and compact design make it the most attractive quad in the Jonway arsenal by a country mile, particularly in the white colour scheme that we had for review. PERFORMANCE The SAM 200 is a capable machine that is really rider friendly (read- “makes you look like a pro”). Power is derived from a 200cc, water cooled, single cylinder 4-stroke, producing 15N.m/6,000rpm and 10.3kw/ 7,500rpm. Dry weight is a competitive 155kg; gearing is four forward and one extremely useful reverse, manual clutch. What does that translate to? A quad that is super easy to flick around, wheelie, tear up rocks and get up to all fashions of general misbehaviour; an absolute blast to ride! It is in its element on trails, especially on challenging surfaces and venturing through, under or over difficult obstacles. We were also able to find some decent hills to test climbing ability, which were accomplished with surprising ease. Specs sheet claims a top speed of 75km/h, but we got it to 90km/h easily, just don’t expect it to handle at that speed. Braking is single disc at the back and drums up front, which, for trail use, provided ample stopping power, but add some speed and they AWOL on you. Fortunately, front disks can be made available at around R2000, which should make quite a difference. COMFORT Shocks are twin up font and mono at the rear, all fully adjustable. At lower speeds the suspension feels just right; soaks up a lot of the rough stuff and feels good on landings too. Ample ground clearance offers the shocks a decent amount of travel, which they make full use of, and allows you to take on some serious obstacles. One thing that proved annoying was the rubber foot pegs, which provided little to no grip, causing you to lose footing at the most inopportune times. RUNNING COST A one-year repair warranty is provided by Southern African Merchants (SAM), and Jonway South Coast is now offering an extended 2 year repair warranty for an extra R1500; worry free riding for 2 years, that’s got to make you happy. OVERALL RATING To my surprise, Jonway has produced a truly exciting quad at a very low price. Easy enough to ride for the wife and kids, but enough of the right stuff to keep you stoked. Honestly, what you are getting in this package for the price is outstanding; “value for money” never meant this much value, or this much fun! PRICE R12,999.00 incl. VAT

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Jonway South Coast Tel: (031) 903 4135, Cell: (073) 999 6012 Shop 1A, Southgate Mall, Kingsway, Amanzimtoti


R40 Bikers Breakfast - pillion eats free RIDER: 1 Pork Sausage, 1 Boerewors, Bacon, 2 Fried or Scrambled Eggs, Sauté Mushrooms with Onions, grilled Tomato and Chips or hash brown PILLION: 1 Pork Sausage, Bacon, 1 Fried or Scrambled Egg, Sauté Mushrooms with Onions, grilled Tomato and Chips. Both served with homemade Toast, Fresh Orange Juice and Tea or Coffee. TIMES: 8am until 11h30am - Bookings only for large groups, otherwise just ride & arrive. Speak to Graeme or Penny for your booking.

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AFFORDABLE BIKES Phone: 035 7511000

KAWASAKI CORNER Phone: 031 7012464

ALFIE COX RACING Phone: 031 7022034

LORDS & LEGENDS Phone: 031 9034534

AUTO UMHLANGA (BMW) Phone: 031 5029800

MONTCLAIR MOTORCYCLES Phone: 031 4622210

B & Q TRAILERS Phone: 084 549 7084

MOTO-TOUR AFRICA Phone: 082 412 2232

BREAKEVEN (APRILIA) Phone: 031 5691357

NEVIL EXHAUSTS Phone: 031 4622210

DAKAR MOTOR CORP. Phone: 031 3685665

PAZ SPRAYPAINTERS Phone: 031 4622007

DUCATI CAFE Phone: 031 5665464

PERRY YAMAHA Phone: 031 3126310

DURBAN MOTORCYCLES Phone: 031 3327487

PINETOWN SPORTBIKES Phone: 031 7012115

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The CMA Nappy Run for 2006 was another great success. The benefactor for 2006 was Tabitha Ministries in PMB. Above some of the CMA Durban members and (Top Right) the winner of the “Pocket Bike” sponsored by Taz Industries - Pics by Bike Talk

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I took this brute down the south coast, and was surprised by the smooth acceleration and combined comfort even while travelling at high speeds. Don’t think for one moment that it is unstable in any situation, because it is not. Believe you me, this is one of those bikes where you need to idle at 180km/h with amazing ease, comfort and stability. Road holding is firm and reliable but remember this, it is not a small pocket rocket that could be flicked from one side to another, this is a Super Sports Tourer on steroids. At no stage was this bike unpredictable or made me feel uncertain about the ride. It handled every bend I went through effortlessly and with confidence. As for performance, well at 6000rpm in 4th twisting on the throttle becomes a whole new ball-game, it get’s to 260km/h super fast. Its breathtaking performance and stability will satisfy many potential buyers. Go get one with peace of mind knowing you’re buying a great all-rounder. - Hein Jonker

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