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Offroad & Adventure SA discontinued
« on: January 18, 2016, 04:58:23 pm »
Herewith the sort of press release letter:

Dear all,

Offroad & Adventure SA Discontinued
Your Offroad & Adventure SA magazine is no longer going to be published, with the last one being the January 2016 issue which will come off the shelves Mon/Tues 25/26 January, when the February issue of Bike SA will go on. It may seem a strange decision in view of the fact that it was SA’s biggest-selling offroad/adventure motorcycle magazine and was dicing Superbike magazine to be the second-biggest of all the magazines in the country. We have made a business decision to instead concentrate on maintaining and expanding our core endeavours, which are the very successful Bike SA magazine, now celebrating 41 years of being SA’s top-selling motorcycle magazine, and ventures like the Rhino, Impala, Paradise and Scooter rallies, the Namib Desert Run, the 24 Hour Endurance race and our rock-solid Hartbeespoort Resort and other odd properties.
The nice part is that we face the economic future with the advantage that there is no debt burden - no leases, HPs, mortgages…
And we are well-established also in the social media sphere especially Facebook with Bike SA having 321000 followers on its page, Offroad & Adventure SA 26000, which puts us in first and second place in the country in print media. And, to complete the clean sweep, in third place the Simon Fourie page has 16000 followers in addition to the maxxed out 5000 on his Profile.

The good content of Offroad will not be totally lost, with the top writers like Hein Ecksteen, Nick Yell, Matt Smith and John Bentman being accommodated alongside the Bike SA brilliance of the likes of Charley Cooper, Howie Zowie, Sir Alan Cathcart, Mike Scott, Gavin Morton, Jan Minnaar, Johan Van Eck, Dr.Phil…

Yours sine cera,

Simon Fourie
 

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Re: Offroad & Adventure SA discontinued
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2016, 05:10:19 pm »
Dit is nou jammer.
 

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Re: Offroad & Adventure SA discontinued
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2016, 06:22:03 pm »
Dit is nou jammer.

+1

Ek kan nie verstaan hoekom BikeSA soveel volgelinge het nie.
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Re: Offroad & Adventure SA discontinued
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2016, 06:33:41 pm »

Ek kan nie verstaan hoekom BikeSA soveel volgelinge het nie.

Jy maak seker net 'n grappie.

Weet jy hoeveel baaikers is in die tappit traai-angle? En in die vuil-driehoek?

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Re: Offroad & Adventure SA discontinued
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2016, 06:49:00 pm »
I just never ever buy Bike Sa and won't be buying it even if Hein Eksteen and the likes get editorial space there

Hein is a friend and I would like to keep supporting him, but there are limits.

As Meat loaf said. I will do anything for love, but I won't do that.

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Re: Offroad & Adventure SA discontinued
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2016, 07:21:48 pm »
2-stroke, gaan julle darem vir ons lekker baie Dualsport spasie maak in die BikeSA?

Dan sal die klomp moangatte hierbo dit ook koop. :imaposer:
 

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Re: Offroad & Adventure SA discontinued
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2016, 07:29:52 pm »
2-stroke, gaan julle darem vir ons lekker baie Dualsport spasie maak in die BikeSA?

Dan sal die klomp moangatte hierbo dit ook koop. :imaposer:

Hello Dan,

As the letter above says, some of the better material (which, if we are honest, is the adventure stuff) will appear in Bike SA. In the Feb issue there is an article by Hein, one by Nick Yell, one about the South Africans at Dakar and one about the tiger vs the Tiger.
 

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Re: Offroad & Adventure SA discontinued
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2016, 08:48:28 pm »
The good news is that I now only have to buy the BAAIKSA
and not both??
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Re: Offroad & Adventure SA discontinued
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2016, 08:52:21 pm »
2-stroke, gaan julle darem vir ons lekker baie Dualsport spasie maak in die BikeSA?

Dan sal die klomp moangatte hierbo dit ook koop. :imaposer:

Hello Dan,

As the letter above says, some of the better material (which, if we are honest, is the adventure stuff) will appear in Bike SA. In the Feb issue there is an article by Hein, one by Nick Yell, one about the South Africans at Dakar and one about the tiger vs the Tiger.

 :thumleft: :thumleft:
 

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Re: Offroad & Adventure SA discontinued
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2016, 09:17:10 pm »
 :patch: :patch: :patch: :dousing:
Ek sal die mag mis
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Re: Offroad & Adventure SA discontinued
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2016, 09:30:28 pm »
I ride a BMW. so do not have money for magazines anyway......  :deal:
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Re: Offroad & Adventure SA discontinued
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2016, 09:45:20 pm »
The WD forum is my magazine  :ricky:
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Re: Offroad & Adventure SA discontinued
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2016, 09:57:55 pm »
The good news is that I now only have to buy the BAAIKSA
and not both??
DS

Correction : Bark Essay  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: (out of the mouth of the editor in chief himself )
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Re: Offroad & Adventure SA discontinued
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2016, 10:12:44 pm »
Ja, Bark essay :imaposer:

Also very funny years ago when they had the piece in front on phoning hours, and looking on the calendar and on your watch and so on...... :imaposer:
 

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Re: Offroad & Adventure SA discontinued
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2016, 10:19:37 pm »
Ekt die Jan issue gelukkig nog gekry, was die laaste een op die rak en het gewonder hoekom net die helfte van die Ads daarin was as normaalweg, dit maak nou als sens.
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Re: Offroad & Adventure SA discontinued
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2016, 10:23:21 pm »
The WD forum is my magazine  :ricky:

+1.....I honestly can't imagine people still buy these mags.
 

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Re: Offroad & Adventure SA discontinued
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2016, 11:23:48 pm »
Besides the Jan edition only having half the ads, it also only had half the content (despite what it claimed on the cover) - no Nick Yell, no Hein Eksteen.
Surely if I was obsessed with motorcycles I’d have more than one; no two; no three; no no, four… ah, never mind…
 

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Re: Offroad & Adventure SA discontinued
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2016, 11:43:34 pm »
ag sorri maaan Bark essay
Yip use to giggle and the if you want to phone us? bit  :biggrin:
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Re: Offroad & Adventure SA discontinued
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2016, 01:32:58 am »
I only bought two local mags,Off-road & Adventure and Superbike Magazine. Sorry but Bike SA sucks and I won't buy it. It offers kak content and filled with ads. Sorry to see this mag exit the scene, I also at least got this months one.
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Re: Offroad & Adventure SA discontinued
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2016, 04:35:31 am »
Bummer   :dousing:
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