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Re: Offroad & Adventure SA discontinued
« Reply #40 on: January 20, 2016, 06:20:05 pm »
Can you print the letters a little larger?  My only complaint, but I'm sort-of easy...

No problem. Do you really have a Cagiva Elefant?  :drif:

Only the tank and plastics (sentimental).  Engine was stolen when it went in for a crank bearing.  C'est la vie.  But it gave me a taste for rallye bikes that pretty much ruined me.

I'm very sorry to hear that.
 

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Re: Offroad & Adventure SA discontinued
« Reply #41 on: January 20, 2016, 06:54:02 pm »
I took out a 12 month subscription via iTunes in October to the magazine, since I won't obviously get any new issues, can I download the older publications to offset as there are some reviews and rides by Nick Yell I wouldn't mind reading?
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Re: Offroad & Adventure SA discontinued
« Reply #42 on: January 20, 2016, 07:07:33 pm »
BikeSa is a bestseller in the magazine segment.
Kurt Darren/Steve Hofmeyr is bestsellers in the music segment.

I hope you have an explanation why the GS is a bestseller in the D/S segment? :pot:

 

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Re: Offroad & Adventure SA discontinued
« Reply #43 on: January 20, 2016, 07:25:56 pm »
BikeSa is a bestseller in the magazine segment.
Kurt Darren/Steve Hofmeyr is bestsellers in the music segment.

I hope you have an explanation why the GS is a bestseller in the D/S segment? :pot:



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Re: Offroad & Adventure SA discontinued
« Reply #44 on: January 20, 2016, 07:39:12 pm »
I took out a 12 month subscription via iTunes in October to the magazine, since I won't obviously get any new issues, can I download the older publications to offset as there are some reviews and rides by Nick Yell I wouldn't mind reading?

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Re: Offroad & Adventure SA discontinued
« Reply #45 on: January 20, 2016, 07:43:52 pm »

Bike SA's circulation grew by 15%.


So did Kurt Darren CD sales.

But that does not make him a talented artist.


Never confuse quantity with quality.


There is a place in the sun for everything. I'm not dissing your magazine, just stating my experience.
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Stop being lazy. Search the forum and see that all this had been said before, and answered, with LSM statistics and demographics and again negate your argument completely.

Maybe you misunderstood me.
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I know which one I would rather choose to make a living from.
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Re: Offroad & Adventure SA discontinued
« Reply #46 on: January 20, 2016, 08:24:34 pm »
Pity about the demise of the only SA bike magazine that I buy/bought

But the printing media is under pressure. This I gathered after reading Jannie Herbst's article in the Feb Leisure Wheels. Survival has become a challenge

I am subscribed to two overseas adventure bike magazines' electronic versions. But with the current exchange rates I might not renew

So, I will have to read RRs on the webs   ;)  :biggrin:

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Re: Offroad & Adventure SA discontinued
« Reply #47 on: January 20, 2016, 08:34:46 pm »
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This I gathered after reading Jannie Herbst's article in the Feb Leisure Wheels. Survival has become a challenge


What was the gist of it?
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Re: Offroad & Adventure SA discontinued
« Reply #48 on: January 20, 2016, 08:35:09 pm »
So, my wife gets home this afternoon with guess what ? Yep, Offroad & Adventure magazine.
I ask her: "And this?"
She says: "O, I saw it on the shelf and it looked nice. Check, they have the new Africa twin in it"
I just replied: "Nice, just don't get used to it"

Hahaha.

I don't often buy magazines, I spend way too much time on the internet and youtube with the result that by the time I get the magazine, it is old news.
Somewhere I must have a hundred or so old BikeSA's from around 1991 and I'm keeping them. I remember characters like "Tony twistgrip Fernandez" who always told us how his Gamma lifted in 2nd gear when the power band kicked in.
Some time, probably 20 years ago people wrote in and complained about the quality of paper being used for the magazine. BikeSA told them they will not use glossy paper because it is too reflective and you won't be able to see the pictures of the bikes. I remember doubling our phone bill one month by phoning in for a competition to win the "new Yamaha TZR 50".
Ai, those were the days.

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Re: Offroad & Adventure SA discontinued
« Reply #49 on: January 20, 2016, 08:59:46 pm »
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This I gathered after reading Jannie Herbst's article in the Feb Leisure Wheels. Survival has become a challenge


What was the gist of it?
Apologies, wasn't Jannie Herbst. I read it in one of the many magazines that I read whilst on holiday. IIRC, it was about the advertising base that is feeling the economic pinch.
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