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Title: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Doringboom on May 23, 2016, 12:10:23 pm
Wat s die experts? Sal 'n man gaan of sal 'n man nie gaan nie? :-\

http://www.southafricabikefestival.com/ (http://www.southafricabikefestival.com/)
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Rush on May 23, 2016, 12:45:59 pm
A lot of planning seems to have gone into this event and there are numerous activities. If people do not go and support such events, then such people should not complain if these types of events begin to disappear.
I say, go and support the event and keep the interest alive; this will lead to other such events in future if such events are supported by the community.
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: bud500 on May 23, 2016, 01:39:16 pm
I'm there!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Antonie on May 23, 2016, 01:44:13 pm
Wat s die experts? Sal 'n man gaan of sal 'n man nie gaan nie? :-\

http://www.southafricabikefestival.com/ (http://www.southafricabikefestival.com/)

I'm no expert, but I am going, sure there'll be lots to see and do. Especially the test rides :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Allegro on May 23, 2016, 01:50:00 pm
Myself & couple of Magallies Dogs going  :thumleft:
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Warren Ellwood on May 23, 2016, 02:18:29 pm
I am going, and I is in Cape Town. Wife is also going and a mate.

Combining it with a trip to see the brothers, nephews, nieces and a mom.

Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Straatkat on May 23, 2016, 03:35:45 pm
I will be there on Friday, booked 5 rides. Cannot wait. Going to be riding some bikes I always wanted to, and to be one of the first to ride the new circuit.
They will definitly have a marshall riding in front, but still it would give one a good opportunity to feel the bike. Whoop whoop, bring it on!
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Altie7deLaan on May 23, 2016, 03:39:34 pm
Wag asb tot en met toetsrit 5, voor jy die Marshall verbysteek Straatkat....
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: ethanvr on May 23, 2016, 05:09:33 pm
I'll be there, all the way from Angola.
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: T Rex on May 23, 2016, 05:18:23 pm
I am there :thumleft:
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Swift on May 24, 2016, 04:47:36 pm
Yes, I'll be there on Saturday. Really looking forward to it.
I wonder if they will have vendors selling tyres amongst other goodies, as I'm need to fit some new ones.
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: IceCreamMan on May 24, 2016, 04:49:50 pm
I doubt I will go. Nothing I cant see there that I cant see at full throttle/dealer/agent/etc.

Test rides will have to be paid for as I understand it. Test rides at dealers normally free.
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Stry on May 24, 2016, 06:58:15 pm
I will be there on the Sunday for the charity ride and 2 laps around the track. Been waiting for an opportunity to go around the new track for a while. Will be taking the SP just for the hell of it.
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Straatkat on May 24, 2016, 07:13:41 pm
I doubt I will go. Nothing I cant see there that I cant see at full throttle/dealer/agent/etc.

Test rides will have to be paid for as I understand it. Test rides at dealers normally free.


Where will you get a chance to ride a Ducati Panigale, Triumph Rocket 3, BMW X1000XR, KTM 1290 Superduke R, and a Yamaha R1 all in an afternoon on the new Kyalami racetrack???
If you calculate the cost you are paying no more per lap that if you would do a trackday, and the dealers have costs after all, tyres/insurance/fuel/staff. I think it is a bargain.
Don't think they will miss you if you don't go, there will be plenty people enjoying themselves on the day.
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Ceaser on May 24, 2016, 09:13:45 pm
I am interested in hearing more on how the test rides and charity ride works. Anyone have more info on this?
Title: Re: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Antonie on May 24, 2016, 09:46:36 pm
I am interested in hearing more on how the test rides and charity ride works. Anyone have more info on this?
For the charity ride you buy a ticket together with your entry on the website (www.southafricabikefestival.com) R190 entry and R20 for the charity ride,then meet Sunday morning at worldwear center on beyers naude drive. Depart 08h00. Finish with two laps around Kyalami and park in the bike park.

Test rides can be booked also on the website (R90-160 depending on bike)  in time slots, or go to circuit and wait in line and hope you get a chance, the time slots are for 30mins, so 15mins for booked rides and the other 15mins first come first serve on the day. Be sure to take your licence, gloves, helmet, jacket, and closed shoes if not full atgatt. And don't drink before, they take breathalyzer!!

More info on the website.

Go and enjoy!

I will definitely be there at worldwear for the charity ride

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Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Ceaser on May 24, 2016, 09:49:14 pm
Great, thanks for the info
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Stry on May 25, 2016, 07:05:44 am
Sunday Charity Motorcycle Ride
Hundreds of South Africans will finally have the opportunity to ride their own motorcycles around the newly refurbished Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit as the ride finishes with TWO laps in formation around the circuit followed by an action packed festival complete with live music, circuit test rides, stunts, jumps and MORE! This is the FIRST time visitors will be able to ride their very own motorcycles around the track since the completion of the massive transformation of the circuit and surrounding facilities.
Think Bike & JMPD will marshal the Charity Ride on Sunday with FULL road closures. Riders will be following a truck called The Mustang Sally which will be leaving at 8:30am and completing a short ride around Johannesburg. Bikers and their pillions are encouraged to arrive at the WorldWear Shopping Centre, Fairlands JHB from 07H00 as the restaurants are opening early to accommodate. The public will have key viewing points from one of the bridges over the highway: Malibongwe Dr, William Nicol or Bowling Ave.
The cost to participate is a R20 Top Up; on your South Africa Bike Festival ticket, with all proceeds going towards CLAW (Community Lead Animal Welfare) through the Ride for a Reason-Claw and Paws Charity organisation. Those who are visiting the festival on the Friday and/or Saturday can still participate in the ride on the Sunday morning and can then choose to return to the festival or head on home after the ride.
The Route:
   Think Bike is working with Wheels Unlimited and JMPD on the complete road closure to ensure that the ride flows uninterrupted
   The ride will be starting at the WorldWear Centre, Fairlands JHB; the ride will exit the centre onto Enterprise and left into Wilson Street, left again onto Beyers Naude. Left onto N1 on ramp. Follow N1 northbound; take Ben Schoeman Highway towards Pretoria.
   Take Allandale off ramp and carry on through Carlswold.
   Cross over Main Rd and enter the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit entrance.  Estimated 60km Route.
Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit:
   They will complete two laps of the circuit before being lead into the Bike Park
   All motorcycles to be guided into Bike Park area
   Those who have bought tickets to the show will go through iTicket scanning at entrance to festival
   Those without tickets to Sundays Festival can purchase them there for R220pp or R190 in advance
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: IceCreamMan on May 26, 2016, 08:09:58 am
I doubt I will go. Nothing I cant see there that I cant see at full throttle/dealer/agent/etc.

Test rides will have to be paid for as I understand it. Test rides at dealers normally free.


Where will you get a chance to ride a Ducati Panigale, Triumph Rocket 3, BMW X1000XR, KTM 1290 Superduke R, and a Yamaha R1 all in an afternoon on the new Kyalami racetrack???
If you calculate the cost you are paying no more per lap that if you would do a trackday, and the dealers have costs after all, tyres/insurance/fuel/staff. I think it is a bargain.
Don't think they will miss you if you don't go, there will be plenty people enjoying themselves on the day.

Hey Straatkat, if you get your kicks giving people loads of money to ride 2 laps behind a marshall on a superbike at 80km/h then good for you. I prefer to be more discerning...

Like being in bed with a supermodel but can only touch it....

Maybe you need Viagra... ???

Let us know how it works out
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Ryderod on May 26, 2016, 08:20:34 am
I'm there on Saturday, looks like they really put serious effort into this.
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Straatkat on May 26, 2016, 10:04:01 am
I doubt I will go. Nothing I cant see there that I cant see at full throttle/dealer/agent/etc.

Test rides will have to be paid for as I understand it. Test rides at dealers normally free.


Where will you get a chance to ride a Ducati Panigale, Triumph Rocket 3, BMW X1000XR, KTM 1290 Superduke R, and a Yamaha R1 all in an afternoon on the new Kyalami racetrack???
If you calculate the cost you are paying no more per lap that if you would do a trackday, and the dealers have costs after all, tyres/insurance/fuel/staff. I think it is a bargain.
Don't think they will miss you if you don't go, there will be plenty people enjoying themselves on the day.

Hey Straatkat, if you get your kicks giving people loads of money to ride 2 laps behind a marshall on a superbike at 80km/h then good for you. I prefer to be more discerning...

Like being in bed with a supermodel but can only touch it....

Maybe you need Viagra... ???

Let us know how it works out


Everyone can dream....whichever way you look at it, I am going to have a fun day tomorrow.
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: caconcepts on May 26, 2016, 10:08:12 am
Im going with some mates on the Sunday. Fun ride and then 2 laps on the legendary track.
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Beebop on May 26, 2016, 10:13:15 am
Did the test ride thing when they had the AMID show there.
A bit disappointing since you are marshalled, which is understandable as
they carry the risk.
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Straatkat on May 28, 2016, 12:16:19 am
Well I rode my 5 bikes earlier today, what a hoot!
These are the bikes I rode and my impressions:
Husky 701 Motard: A fun bike, very responsive throttle but I suspect with euro 4 the engine is quite detuned, not as mental as I would have liked, did see 160 on the speedo down the straight though.
Kawasaki ZX1000, the bug eyed naked bike, very smooth but I just can't get to like 4 cyl bikes, you have to rev the tits off them to get to the power, maybe I am just being pedantic, but I never liked them. The bike goes well and handles well too, just not for me. It is also quite small and me being tall, it was a little cramped in the cockpit.
Truimph Rocket 3 : I have always wanted to ride one of these just to feel the power, but I was very disappointed with the handling, it goes like stink on the straights but you better be hard on the clamps as the corners are not it's strong point, I scraped the footpegs a few times.....it seems to have a standard turning circle and anything more than that it shows you a finger, with all that straight line power it was quite unnerving when a corner reared it's ugly head! Maybe I am not a cruiser type of guy!
BMW S1000XR: This is a very nice bike, rev it past 8k and it goes like hell, handles very well too and I was leaning off much better. Once again the 4 cyl thing put me off a bit, but this bike is so good, I could almost look past that. I felt at home on it and it fit my lanky frame perfectly. Nice bike.
Then I made a huge mistake, I rode the KTM 1290 Superduke GT. I was blown away by this bike, the motor is hugely powerful and the torque is to die for, in such a lovely V-twin way, open the throttle and it will show most bikes a clean set of heels, and it just falls into corners, I actually got my knee down! All I can say is WOW!!!!! Does not matter what gear you are in, just whack the throttle open and it wants to pull your arms off, and don't bother slowing for corners, it is fantastic. I am seeing one of these in my future. The grin factor is huge, it is mental, but does not want to kill you all the time. And the sound! I need one!

The new Kyalami circuit is also fantastic, newly resurfaced and the changes are for the better in my opinion. I have probably done 40 or more trackdays at the circuit in the last 5 years or so, and the changes are mostly after the main straight, the back of the circuit still remains largely the same, lovely job Tobie Venter did with the track. It was really a pleasure riding there.

And oh, as for the 80km/h procession, Michelin Superbike school instructors were marshaling the event and if they see you can ride, they went quite a bit faster  for a few corners, then slow down to let the slowpokes catch up and gun it again, they are all fast guys and they also don't enjoy crawling around the track, I did not keep track of the speeds much but got my knee down, that should say something!
All in all a really fun day.

Ice Cream Man, I hope you enjoyed your supermodel!
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: whitedelight on May 28, 2016, 07:49:03 am
Got some mates that flew up to the show,some to be visitors and some to work. One guy said he has been to a lot of shows around the world and reckons this one is right up there.
What was your take Straatkat??
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Straatkat on May 28, 2016, 09:26:05 am
The Classic bike club had about 50 or so nicely restored old bikes on display, and the custom build section also had a few very nice out there choppers, some of them were at the 1000 bike show in the last few years, like that bike with the big wheels, still very impressive build quality. It seems Bike SA had something to do with that display as Simon Fourie was hanging around there. The top floor was also packed with stalls, Full Throttle being the largest, but a whole lot of other interesting vendors showcasing their latest products.  I the pits were all the bike manufacturers with Suzuki and Yamaha both having a MotoGP bike on display, and some manufacturers were launching new models. There was also a beer garden at the end of the pits, all in all very well organised I think and lots to see and do. Brian Capper did his usual amazing stunts riding up what seems vertical 3m tall structures, and there was a guy on a stuntbike doing a show that left me gasping for my breath. Interestingly his bike was modified a lot, he had 3 brake calipers on the back wheel disc!The whole Kyalami complex has seen a lot of changes, I came away there thinking that the magic of Kyalami of old has returned. There has been an absolute fortune spent on the complex in just over a year since it was sold to Porsche.
I had to get back after my rides, so did not have time to see everything and stay for Kahn Morbee of the Parletones to perform but what I saw was great.
Can't stop thinking about how amazing that 1290 was!
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Doringboom on May 28, 2016, 08:21:44 pm
Ek het toe gegaan vandag. Ek was daar vanaf 10h30 tot so 16h00. Vir die R220 toegangsfooi het ek 'n behoorlike oorlading van die sintuie beleef :shaking2: Ek dink die organiseerders het 'n behoorlike job gedoen :thumleft: Ek dink 'n mens kan wragtag nie mr as dit verwag nie (= my beskeie mening).
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Post by: Antonie on May 28, 2016, 09:23:04 pm
Ek gaan nou dadelik in die bed klim dat more kan kom. Is nou erg opgewonde :ricky:

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Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Vance on May 28, 2016, 09:38:09 pm
An absolute awesome event guys.  Take time to browse the stalls.  I got plenty bargains.  The leading brands are on display, and then some.
Then, then, theeeeeennnnnnn... I got my change on the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT... i never scraped by boots in the corners before.  My adv helmet peek was vibrating like a 48v roger rabbit at 230kmh down the straight.  I thought I was hauling, but I could not keep up with Dave from RAD on the 1290 Super Adv with a pillion... that man can ride!

Saw a customer builder stall, Reconstructed, where he took a brand new 1200GS Adv and converted to a knobly cafe racer.  Looks pretty bad ass!

If you don't go, you'll just be f**ked off with yourself come Monday.  Don't be that box
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Bundu on May 28, 2016, 10:08:05 pm
An absolute awesome event guys.  Take time to browse the stalls.  I got plenty bargains.  The leading brands are on display, and then some.
Then, then, theeeeeennnnnnn... I got my change on the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT... i never scraped by boots in the corners before.  My adv helmet peek was vibrating like a 48v roger rabbit at 230kmh down the straight.  I thought I was hauling, but I could not keep up with Dave from RAD on the 1290 Super Adv with a pillion... that man can ride!

Saw a customer builder stall, Reconstructed, where he took a brand new 1200GS Adv and converted to a knobly cafe racer.  Looks pretty bad ass!

If you don't go, you'll just be f**ked off with yourself come Monday.  Don't be that box


 :lol8: :lol8: yeah, Dave on his 1290SA  :thumleft: very few will keep up with him, even when he's pillion up  :thumleft: the man CAN ride!
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Tito on May 28, 2016, 10:24:43 pm
I doubt I will go. Nothing I cant see there that I cant see at full throttle/dealer/agent/etc.

Test rides will have to be paid for as I understand it. Test rides at dealers normally free.


Where will you get a chance to ride a Ducati Panigale, Triumph Rocket 3, BMW X1000XR, KTM 1290 Superduke R, and a Yamaha R1 all in an afternoon on the new Kyalami racetrack???
If you calculate the cost you are paying no more per lap that if you would do a trackday, and the dealers have costs after all, tyres/insurance/fuel/staff. I think it is a bargain.
Don't think they will miss you if you don't go, there will be plenty people enjoying themselves on the day.

Hey Straatkat, if you get your kicks giving people loads of money to ride 2 laps behind a marshall on a superbike at 80km/h then good for you. I prefer to be more discerning...

Like being in bed with a supermodel but can only touch it....

Maybe you need Viagra... ???

Let us know how it works out





Gee Mr negative glass half empty, Ice cream boy ,if you can't  get any joy from standing and looking at new bikes never mind the pleasure of a couple of laps on a brand new Kyalami track with one or two , I suspect you might be too old to get it up  or not really a biker .....You mentioned the Viagra....... :imaposer:
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: DR BIG 750 on May 29, 2016, 06:37:21 am
Show was really good.did not see everything though. today again hmmmmm......
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Wes on May 29, 2016, 08:50:27 am
Agree , Mr Negative , such a misreble sod .
This event is a magnificant , amazing and an historical motorcycling event .
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Welsh on May 29, 2016, 08:59:43 am
The mass ride must be quite big, I can hear it from my place and they have been going past for quite a while.  :peepwall:
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: KJ on May 29, 2016, 05:11:22 pm
I took part in the mass ride this morning, it was awsome. I have never had a freeway shut for me before. :biggrin: I chose not to take any of the test rides but those okes that did must have had a blast. Hearing those 1290GT's and the 1299 & 959 Ducati roar doan the straight.
No better chance to test a bike then there. Too bad the q for the test ride was so long. Well done to Dirk du plooy's men from the Superbike school for doing a fantastic job.
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Stry on May 29, 2016, 06:12:35 pm
Awesome event. Really enjoyed the mass ride and the 2 laps around the track.
I thought the guys did a fantastic job marshaling the mass ride.

Couple of thought....
1 )There seemed to have been a bit of confusion with the tickets and the ride \ laps around the track. Scan ticket and keep, scan ticket and give it to them, get a sticker? I just hope everybody who took part in the laps around the track paid their due, since this was for a charity.
2) Storage \ locker space for helmets and jackets.  Would have been great if there was storage facilities available. Pain in the ass to walk around with jacket, helmet and gloves while trying to browse the exhibits.
3) Would have been great if they could have organized some tarred, preferential parking for the bikes. I had to park on gravel with the superbike next to the road.
4) They will have to do something about the tunnel over the track, will be unbearable with the heat in summer...

All in all the track and facilities looked good. I think this will bring about a revitalization with motorsport in SA. Well done Porsche.  
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: TheBear on May 29, 2016, 06:14:59 pm
An absolute awesome event guys.  Take time to browse the stalls.  I got plenty bargains.  The leading brands are on display, and then some.
Then, then, theeeeeennnnnnn... I got my change on the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT... i never scraped by boots in the corners before.  My adv helmet peek was vibrating like a 48v roger rabbit at 230kmh down the straight.  I thought I was hauling, but I could not keep up with Dave from RAD on the 1290 Super Adv with a pillion... that man can ride!

Saw a customer builder stall, Reconstructed, where he took a brand new 1200GS Adv and converted to a knobly cafe racer.  Looks pretty bad ass!

If you don't go, you'll just be f**ked off with yourself come Monday.  Don't be that box


 :lol8: :lol8: yeah, Dave on his 1290SA  :thumleft: very few will keep up with him, even when he's pillion up  :thumleft: the man CAN ride!

Ja!  I watched him .... in my mirrors!    >:D
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: TheBear on May 29, 2016, 06:18:40 pm
2) Storage \ locker space for helmets and jackets.  Would have been great if there was storage facilities available. Pain in the ass to walk around with jacket, helmet and gloves while trying to browse the exhibits.

You missed the ThinkBike stall?  They always do a "gear watch" for a small donation.  Look out for them next time.
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Stry on May 29, 2016, 06:20:56 pm
Agh - next time I will know better. ;)
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: TheBear on May 29, 2016, 06:22:38 pm
Agh - next time I will know better. ;)

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Bundu on May 29, 2016, 06:25:07 pm
An absolute awesome event guys.  Take time to browse the stalls.  I got plenty bargains.  The leading brands are on display, and then some.
Then, then, theeeeeennnnnnn... I got my change on the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT... i never scraped by boots in the corners before.  My adv helmet peek was vibrating like a 48v roger rabbit at 230kmh down the straight.  I thought I was hauling, but I could not keep up with Dave from RAD on the 1290 Super Adv with a pillion... that man can ride!

Saw a customer builder stall, Reconstructed, where he took a brand new 1200GS Adv and converted to a knobly cafe racer.  Looks pretty bad ass!

If you don't go, you'll just be f**ked off with yourself come Monday.  Don't be that box


 :lol8: :lol8: yeah, Dave on his 1290SA  :thumleft: very few will keep up with him, even when he's pillion up  :thumleft: the man CAN ride!

Ja!  I watched him .... in my mirrors!    >:D

you must have been parked in front of him then  ;)

Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: TheBear on May 29, 2016, 08:32:30 pm
An absolute awesome event guys.  Take time to browse the stalls.  I got plenty bargains.  The leading brands are on display, and then some.
Then, then, theeeeeennnnnnn... I got my change on the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT... i never scraped by boots in the corners before.  My adv helmet peek was vibrating like a 48v roger rabbit at 230kmh down the straight.  I thought I was hauling, but I could not keep up with Dave from RAD on the 1290 Super Adv with a pillion... that man can ride!

Saw a customer builder stall, Reconstructed, where he took a brand new 1200GS Adv and converted to a knobly cafe racer.  Looks pretty bad ass!

If you don't go, you'll just be f**ked off with yourself come Monday.  Don't be that box


 :lol8: :lol8: yeah, Dave on his 1290SA  :thumleft: very few will keep up with him, even when he's pillion up  :thumleft: the man CAN ride!

Ja!  I watched him .... in my mirrors!    >:D

you must have been parked in front of him then  ;)





 :lol8: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: BlomC on May 30, 2016, 06:43:21 am
I doubt I will go. Nothing I cant see there that I cant see at full throttle/dealer/agent/etc.

Test rides will have to be paid for as I understand it. Test rides at dealers normally free.


Where will you get a chance to ride a Ducati Panigale, Triumph Rocket 3, BMW X1000XR, KTM 1290 Superduke R, and a Yamaha R1 all in an afternoon on the new Kyalami racetrack???
If you calculate the cost you are paying no more per lap that if you would do a trackday, and the dealers have costs after all, tyres/insurance/fuel/staff. I think it is a bargain.
Don't think they will miss you if you don't go, there will be plenty people enjoying themselves on the day.

Hey Straatkat, if you get your kicks giving people loads of money to ride 2 laps behind a marshall on a superbike at 80km/h then good for you. I prefer to be more discerning...

Like being in bed with a supermodel but can only touch it....

Maybe you need Viagra... ???

Let us know how it works out

Ha Ha Ha Ha.... 80km/h...more like 180km/h...scraping boots on  the 1290 Super Adventure.

Bliksem it was lekker!!!!!!! 2nd ride (1290SA), 1st lap, the marshall (and me just keeping on his tail) created a gap between us 2 and the rest. So he thought it was just us 2....then he pinned it...passing people like never before...having a blast!!!

Then there was the short dirt outride, having the chance to ride almost ANY adventure bike on a small +/- 3km outride....So Sunday we went back - me and the wife tested bikes back-to-back....Triumph 800+1200, KTM 1050,1290,1290R,690, Ducati 800Scrambler, 1200Multistrada, Husky 701, BMW 1200GS and the Africa Twin.
Bliksem it was lekker!!!

Jiss, I feel sorry for a friend who likes bikes, but also did not go... but I guess each to their own. I hope you enjoy your free test rides at the dealers Ice Cream Man ;)
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Mikie on May 30, 2016, 07:54:29 am
I went on Saturday, R220 to get in, Ouch!!
Looked like a Bike rally to me, Some hot promo girls, loved the Superbike magazine stand, 701 rally edition

All in all a waste of money in my opinion, if you have been to one bike show you have been to them all, I could honestly rather go dealer hopping to see all those bikes.

Kyalami is looking good though
Title: Re: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: IceCreamMan on May 30, 2016, 08:05:34 am
I doubt I will go. Nothing I cant see there that I cant see at full throttle/dealer/agent/etc.

Test rides will have to be paid for as I understand it. Test rides at dealers normally free.


Where will you get a chance to ride a Ducati Panigale, Triumph Rocket 3, BMW X1000XR, KTM 1290 Superduke R, and a Yamaha R1 all in an afternoon on the new Kyalami racetrack???
If you calculate the cost you are paying no more per lap that if you would do a trackday, and the dealers have costs after all, tyres/insurance/fuel/staff. I think it is a bargain.
Don't think they will miss you if you don't go, there will be plenty people enjoying themselves on the day.

Hey Straatkat, if you get your kicks giving people loads of money to ride 2 laps behind a marshall on a superbike at 80km/h then good for you. I prefer to be more discerning...

Like being in bed with a supermodel but can only touch it....

Maybe you need Viagra... ???

Let us know how it works out

Ha Ha Ha Ha.... 80km/h...more like 180km/h...scraping boots on  the 1290 Super Adventure.

Bliksem it was lekker!!!!!!! 2nd ride (1290SA), 1st lap, the marshall (and me just keeping on his tail) created a gap between us 2 and the rest. So he thought it was just us 2....then he pinned it...passing people like never before...having a blast!!!

Then there was the short dirt outride, having the chance to ride almost ANY adventure bike on a small +/- 3km outride....So Sunday we went back - me and the wife tested bikes back-to-back....Triumph 800+1200, KTM 1050,1290,1290R,690, Ducati 800Scrambler, 1200Multistrada, Husky 701, BMW 1200GS and the Africa Twin.
Bliksem it was lekker!!!

Jiss, I feel sorry for a friend who likes bikes, but also did not go... but I guess each to their own. I hope you enjoy your free test rides at the dealers Ice Cream Man ;)

wish I was wealthy like you....in pocket and legendary status for scraping boots.

My mates who went said it was not really worth the entrance fee, and they had free tickets

But I guess some people are pack/herd animals and love standing in queues to get a pizza or a beer etc and pay through the nose for it.

Hope it was a financial success for everyone, we do need these kind of events to keep ppl on bikes
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Pom on May 30, 2016, 08:36:49 am
Personally I enjoyed the show, did not do any test rides just went for a look see and to spend some time with mates.
As somebody else mentioned if these things go unattended they won't happen again, and R190.00 for a ticket is a sniff compared to overseas prices. I paid R575.00 for a day at a similar event in the UK 2 months ago. I must add that Kyalami is looking world class now :thumleft:
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Manic on May 30, 2016, 08:51:31 am
So wie het almal die 1290 Duke GT gery en wat is die verdict?
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: bud500 on May 30, 2016, 08:55:18 am
2) Storage \ locker space for helmets and jackets.  Would have been great if there was storage facilities available. Pain in the ass to walk around with jacket, helmet and gloves while trying to browse the exhibits.

You missed the ThinkBike stall?  They always do a "gear watch" for a small donation.  Look out for them next time.

BikeSA also had a truck there where you could have your helmet and kit stored.
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: IceCreamMan on May 30, 2016, 08:58:27 am
So wie het almal die 1290 Duke GT gery en wat is die verdict?

Buy the Duke, its the most fun motorcycle you will ever own.
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: bud500 on May 30, 2016, 09:26:06 am
I was at the show on Friday and Saturday.
Straatkat, I tried greeting you at the test rides but you seemed very preoccupied... :lol8:

I have to echo Straatkat's overall assessment of the event. It was really enjoyable and totally worth it. Especially since I booked early and only paid R90/day. Also having pre booked my test rides I experienced no queues,  except for when BMW's bikes ran out of fuel. Getting to do 3 laps behind an instructor that would show you some lines and then let you get on with it was great fun. I'm sure I did 80km/h at least on top of the hill at Wesbank corner, was hard to go that slow anywhere else... :pot:

My comments for improvement:

1. More bike lanes at the main gate;
2. More dustbins that get serviced more often;
3. More card facilities or alternatively more ATM's. The only ATM on site was offline on Saturday.

I am really impressed with the upgrades at the facility and on track. My understanding is Toby spent about R208mil acquiring the facility and another R250mil to date on upgrades... :o

Bikes I rode:
Ducati Multistrada S:
I did not bond with the bike in 3 laps, was actually quite disappointed. It felt really unstable on corner entry and midcorner, maybe I'm just too slow.

Ducati Panigale 1299S:
What a machine, awesome power and what a beautiful noise! Really enjoyed the bike, the power and the quickshifter. I don't really fit on the bike though... :-[

Ducati XDiavel:
My favorite of the 5 I rode. 160HP on a cruiser type bike was a total hoot. Great acceleration, great brakes, just a slight wallow midcorner at speed.

BMW1000RR:
Always wanted to experience this bike. Very smooth, awesome brakes and great power, especially past 9000RPM. Unfortunately I'm probably way too slow for this bike.

Honda CRF1000 Africa Twin(MT):
Very smooth, refined and clinical. Therein lies the rub, I found it a bit characterless. It probably has enough power, you just don't feel it. Coming off my 990, the suspension felt really soft. I could cane it around the track with no surprises.

I for one was happy to see such a great attendance, this bodes well. The bike manufacturer stands were impressive, lots of accessory stands made it easy to compare products.

Lastly those food trucks, man alive did I eat lekker.

PS: ICM, go piss on another thread. Your comments based on hearsay carries very little value.

Title: Re: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: BlomC on May 30, 2016, 09:40:11 am

wish I was wealthy like you....in pocket and legendary status for scraping boots.

My mates who went said it was not really worth the entrance fee, and they had free tickets

But I guess some people are pack/herd animals and love standing in queues to get a pizza or a beer etc and pay through the nose for it.

Hope it was a financial success for everyone, we do need these kind of events to keep ppl on bikes


 ;D What a guy  :thumleft:


Anyway, for those interested, the whole weekend was just a lekker vibe! Lekker environment - Kyalami is excellent!, chatting bikes, comparing all the adventure bikes without costing anything, having a beer or two, there seemed to be some good music sometimes, but we did not even go there, did not even go see the freestyle or the stunts or whatever.
We went back the Sunday after getting blue exhibitor 'armbands' from friends the Saturday (my wife had for the Saturday as well so I only had to buy one ticket for the Saturday)...Must say the food was nogals expensive (R50 for a jaffle or panini  :eek7: )...so the Sunday we packed a moerse picnic mandjie and left it in the car to go back and enjoy when we were hungry.

It was just lekker, even just to have the sound of bikes in the background, "racing" down the straight. Everyone had the chance to feel wealthy (in pocket and legendary status ;) ) on ANY bike on a world class track for a very small price I believe...

I rode two KTM's @ R90 each. As my post above the 1290 is just an amazingly fast and excellent handling machine (for me that is). The track just gives you a ton of confidence!

1190 Adventure R:
Was nice, but I was waiting for the dirt-road to start... Was average through the turns, feels nice and light, but could not get everything out of it (on tar) that I was looking for. A good adventure/dual purpose bike.

1290 Super Adventure:
Fokkit, this thing is a monster! The torque was just insane. The handling through the turns was so stable, it just feels as if it wants to go more...accelerating out of the corner was good - it just stays where you've pointed it and powers out so steadily and nicely... I don't know what I'm saying....it was just so good!!!

Off-Road outrides - from best to worst (for me personally and my riding style):
1. Honda Africa Twin
2. KTM 1190 Adv R
3. BMW 1200 GS
4. KTM 690 Enduro, KTM 1190 Adv, KTM 1050,
5. Triumph 800
6. Triumph 1200
7. Husky 701
8. Ducati 1200 Multistrada (also rode the 800 scrambler - what an absolutely fun thing on the dirt!!!..but not an adventure type bike).

Thats me, over and out.

(Sometimes, replies like the above makes me wonder why I even bother to post on this forum...but maybe I'm just an over sensitive metroman  :snorting: )




Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: caconcepts on May 30, 2016, 09:56:23 am
Congrats to everybody involved in the event. I think it was awesome. Did the mass ride on Sunday, 2 laps on the track.

Stands were good, food was good, drinks were good, entertainment was good.....

We need events like this, so all you moaners, stop moaning and start enjoying.
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: HeeBs on May 30, 2016, 10:44:58 am
Great show! I've paid more money for far less of a show! I hope they can keep this going and return year after year.






and the ladies.....Joh! I'm turning into an old perv  :biggrin:
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Ceaser on May 30, 2016, 10:54:44 am
Went on Saturday, enjoyed the whole day. Was a great day out with like-minded souls
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Minxy on May 30, 2016, 11:12:29 am
Went on Saturday, it was super busy, but there was some great stuff on show. This was absolutely the highlight of the show for me :) I am going to hijack this bike :peepwall: :ricky:

(http://s5.postimg.org/svg3qz46v/13329311_10154220561876972_6314715567418893850_o.jpg)
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Gryshond on May 30, 2016, 11:15:23 am
The show was great, I went Friday to ride bikes and Saturday to browse.

Tested many bikes but have to agree that the Super Duke R and Super Duke GT are awesome.

I have previously talked about the Super Adventure so no need to sing its praises again. If after sales support was close to BMW I would sel all my BMW stuff and move to the dark side.

I was disappointed in the Multistrada, the normal Multi on the track really did not impress and this is where it is supposed to be used (on tar). The Enduro was better but I would still want to know what it is like on tar as well.

The food was good, the craft beer better and the displays excellent. Nice promo girls as well.

The track and facilities are excellent. I agree that they should have had more entry lanes and more reserved parking for bikes. It was a bike show after all.
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on May 30, 2016, 11:20:17 am
I was there yesterday - in fact Welsh parked a black GS next to me - discovered when I went back.....

Enjoyed the show - entrance fee was steep, but all the major players were there, so great to see everything in one place. Cannot see what happenined in the VIP area for an extra R1000 per head - who had tickets...?

Eye-candy was lekker, bikes were brilliant - never tested any, food was great, but the queus at lunch time were long, whole track is pretty impressive now, and I hope the show grows in the years to come.

Will I pay the same and go again?

Hell yeah!!

Only downside was the clot who tried to move a wall with a Superduke (iirc) on exiting the top bike parking after lunch.... nothing terminal for bike or pilot, but really?
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Frog on May 30, 2016, 11:59:53 am
I went yesterday and thought it was a great show. Planned on spending 3 hours there but it ended up being 6 hours
Title: Re: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on May 30, 2016, 12:03:33 pm
I doubt I will go. Nothing I cant see there that I cant see at full throttle/dealer/agent/etc.

Test rides will have to be paid for as I understand it. Test rides at dealers normally free.


Where will you get a chance to ride a Ducati Panigale, Triumph Rocket 3, BMW X1000XR, KTM 1290 Superduke R, and a Yamaha R1 all in an afternoon on the new Kyalami racetrack???
If you calculate the cost you are paying no more per lap that if you would do a trackday, and the dealers have costs after all, tyres/insurance/fuel/staff. I think it is a bargain.
Don't think they will miss you if you don't go, there will be plenty people enjoying themselves on the day.

Hey Straatkat, if you get your kicks giving people loads of money to ride 2 laps behind a marshall on a superbike at 80km/h then good for you. I prefer to be more discerning...

Like being in bed with a supermodel but can only touch it....

Maybe you need Viagra... ???

Let us know how it works out

Ha Ha Ha Ha.... 80km/h...more like 180km/h...scraping boots on  the 1290 Super Adventure.

Bliksem it was lekker!!!!!!! 2nd ride (1290SA), 1st lap, the marshall (and me just keeping on his tail) created a gap between us 2 and the rest. So he thought it was just us 2....then he pinned it...passing people like never before...having a blast!!!

Then there was the short dirt outride, having the chance to ride almost ANY adventure bike on a small +/- 3km outride....So Sunday we went back - me and the wife tested bikes back-to-back....Triumph 800+1200, KTM 1050,1290,1290R,690, Ducati 800Scrambler, 1200Multistrada, Husky 701, BMW 1200GS and the Africa Twin.
Bliksem it was lekker!!!

Jiss, I feel sorry for a friend who likes bikes, but also did not go... but I guess each to their own. I hope you enjoy your free test rides at the dealers Ice Cream Man ;)

I would have paid the entry fee just to be able to ride different bikes back to back
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: ZK1 on May 30, 2016, 12:09:52 pm
Went on Saturday, it was super busy, but there was some great stuff on show. This was absolutely the highlight of the show for me :) I am going to hijack this bike :peepwall: :ricky:

(http://s5.postimg.org/svg3qz46v/13329311_10154220561876972_6314715567418893850_o.jpg)
Same here, fell in love with that bike.
Title: Re:
Post by: BlomC on May 30, 2016, 12:49:15 pm
Did not like the 701... compared directly with 690, it was rock hard, shakes, no rev counter (like the 690), vibrates like hell, few okes complained about the gearbox. The 690 I enjouyed much more yesterday. But I must say, the 701 was a bit better when I took it the second round :) So not too bad.
Title: Re:
Post by: Minxy on May 30, 2016, 01:01:54 pm
Did not like the 701... compared directly with 690, it was rock hard, shakes, no rev counter (like the 690), vibrates like hell, few okes complained about the gearbox. The 690 I enjouyed much more yesterday. But I must say, the 701 was a bit better when I took it the second round :) So not too bad.

Literally everyone complained about that 701 test bike. The suspension was set rock hard :( Not a good reflection on what the bike is really capable of I believe.
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: ZK1 on May 30, 2016, 02:01:03 pm
Coming off the MX scene(Not a racer though), suspension can be sorted easily I'm sure, don't diss my dream bike ok! :imaposer:

What do you guys think that 701 would cost with that rally fairing?  :drif:
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: paule on May 30, 2016, 02:41:03 pm
you see the Rossi bike on display?
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: bud500 on May 30, 2016, 03:13:00 pm
Coming off the MX scene(Not a racer though), suspension can be sorted easily I'm sure, don't diss my dream bike ok! :imaposer:

What do you guys think that 701 would cost with that rally fairing?  :drif:

Sounds like around R209k. Its not just a fairing.
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: ZK1 on May 30, 2016, 03:36:32 pm
I saw the carbon instrument cluster etc. But thought it's more of a show bike then anything.

Any idea what that includes? Just for interest sake.......
Title: Re:
Post by: BlomC on May 30, 2016, 10:16:28 pm
Gosh...not just fairing all right...

The KTM Rally is something like R540k IIRC!! Etter dis baie geld
Title: Re: Re:
Post by: BlomC on May 30, 2016, 10:19:24 pm
Did not like the 701... compared directly with 690, it was rock hard, shakes, no rev counter (like the 690), vibrates like hell, few okes complained about the gearbox. The 690 I enjouyed much more yesterday. But I must say, the 701 was a bit better when I took it the second round :) So not too bad.

Literally everyone complained about that 701 test bike. The suspension was set rock hard :( Not a good reflection on what the bike is really capable of I believe.
Jip...can't believe it was really it...there has to be something more to it. But then...the 690 off the floor is less expensive. So I cannot see why I would pay more for the 701, except that it looks very nice!  :)
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Manic on May 30, 2016, 10:34:45 pm
you see the Rossi bike on display?

Fok Rossi se bike, het daai beaut op regterkant se tel nr gekry?
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: paule on May 31, 2016, 07:49:21 am
Have the girls numbers for sale in the "for sale section" Not cheap though
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: IceCreamMan on May 31, 2016, 09:29:53 am
I went on Saturday, R220 to get in, Ouch!!
Looked like a Bike rally to me, Some hot promo girls, loved the Superbike magazine stand, 701 rally edition

All in all a waste of money in my opinion, if you have been to one bike show you have been to them all, I could honestly rather go dealer hopping to see all those bikes.

Kyalami is looking good though

You such a negative ou ek se....
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Dirkie GS on June 03, 2016, 01:48:19 pm
some pics from saturday
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Dirkie GS on June 03, 2016, 01:52:10 pm
 :)
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Dirkie GS on June 03, 2016, 01:55:48 pm
wll try upload some vids i made to you tube
then ill post a link
Title: Re: SA Bike Festival by Kyalami komende naweek
Post by: Dirkie GS on June 04, 2016, 10:40:12 am
Here's the vid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhtnzbPJc3s&feature=youtube_gdata_player (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhtnzbPJc3s&feature=youtube_gdata_player)