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Re: Bike SA?
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2017, 04:36:48 pm »
Browsed a copy of the new BarkEssay on the shelf the other day, and it was definitely different in a good way. More 'meat and veg' content to digest, and fewer pics of rally goers, and the backs of their jackets.

I'll watch out for the next one, and if they keep it up I might even consider actually buying a copy.  :o :biggrin:
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Re: Bike SA?
« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2017, 07:38:16 pm »
My neef se my dat die Portmans, bekendes in bike-kringe, nou in beheer is van Barkessay.

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Re: Bike SA?
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2017, 12:36:56 pm »
Browsed a copy of the new BarkEssay on the shelf the other day, and it was definitely different in a good way. More 'meat and veg' content to digest, and fewer pics of rally goers, and the backs of their jackets.

I'll watch out for the next one, and if they keep it up I might even consider actually buying a copy.  :o :biggrin:

Haven't even looked at them for years for the very reasons you mention here. Glad to hear....and the one dude who was synonomus( spell?) with the mag with the same name as mine, gives me a pain... ::)
 

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Re: Bike SA?
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2017, 04:00:15 pm »
Browsed a copy of the new BarkEssay on the shelf the other day, and it was definitely different in a good way. More 'meat and veg' content to digest, and fewer pics of rally goers, and the backs of their jackets.

I'll watch out for the next one, and if they keep it up I might even consider actually buying a copy.  :o :biggrin:

Haven't even looked at them for years for the very reasons you mention here. Glad to hear....and the one dude who was synonomus( spell?) with the mag with the same name as mine, gives me a pain... ::)

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Re: Bike SA?
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2017, 05:05:53 pm »
 :sip:
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« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2017, 07:59:28 pm »
I am glad its still in print, new mag looks good, Bark Essay has done a lot for motorcycling in SA, I have copies from 70s I browsw through them every few years as well :thumleft:
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« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2017, 10:41:22 pm »
I am glad its still in print, new mag looks good, Bark Essay has done a lot for motorcycling in SA, I have copies from 70s I browsw through them every few years as well :thumleft:

Best read on the throne... :)

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Re: Bike SA?
« Reply #27 on: September 15, 2017, 08:16:28 am »
In countries where magazines have a much bigger circulation, they can generate a lot more advertising revenue and therefore have more editorial content. They can also target specific market e.g. sports bikes, tourers, cruisers or even specific brands.

In South Africa, a bike magazine has to cater for everyone: the schoolboy with his Chinese 125, the commuter, the DS rider, the tourer, the leather, denim and tattoo brigade, the WSB wannabe and the company executive with his R500 000 customs bike, and do this on a limited budget. There have been many attempts at bringing out a more “professionally” crafted magazine, and they have all failed. Bike & Track, Superfiets, Motorcycling SA, Redline, Topbike, 2-Wheels etc. etc. Even Bike SA has tried to launch niche market editions, like an Afrikaans version and an off-road oriented one, and they failed.

With a magazine like Bike SA, you take what you need and you leave the rest. I can’t believe that anyone with an interest in bikes will read the whole magazine and find absolutely nothing of value in it. I have been buying it since the 1970’s and some months I would spend hours going through it and at other times I’d finish it in a couple of minutes. I also get overseas magazines like Motoren & Toerisme, and they are definitely in another class, but they also cost three times as much and a lot of the content is irrelevant to us.

One thing you can never accuse Simon of, is that the magazine was purely a business venture. He lives for bikes and the magazine has always been an extension of the passion.

I hope the new Bike SA survives. If they change the formula in order to cater for the more discerning reader, they might lose the plebs like me that give them critical mass.
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Re: Bike SA?
« Reply #28 on: September 15, 2017, 11:59:34 am »
Bark SA has in my opinion always been the printed version of facebook for the motorcycle fraternity, and even though I am not a facebook type person, I always enjoyed the coverage of events and rallies in the magazine
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Re: Bike SA?
« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2017, 12:08:09 pm »
In countries where magazines have a much bigger circulation, they can generate a lot more advertising revenue and therefore have more editorial content. They can also target specific market e.g. sports bikes, tourers, cruisers or even specific brands.

In South Africa, a bike magazine has to cater for everyone: the schoolboy with his Chinese 125, the commuter, the DS rider, the tourer, the leather, denim and tattoo brigade, the WSB wannabe and the company executive with his R500 000 customs bike, and do this on a limited budget. There have been many attempts at bringing out a more “professionally” crafted magazine, and they have all failed. Bike & Track, Superfiets, Motorcycling SA, Redline, Topbike, 2-Wheels etc. etc. Even Bike SA has tried to launch niche market editions, like an Afrikaans version and an off-road oriented one, and they failed.

With a magazine like Bike SA, you take what you need and you leave the rest. I can’t believe that anyone with an interest in bikes will read the whole magazine and find absolutely nothing of value in it. I have been buying it since the 1970’s and some months I would spend hours going through it and at other times I’d finish it in a couple of minutes. I also get overseas magazines like Motoren & Toerisme, and they are definitely in another class, but they also cost three times as much and a lot of the content is irrelevant to us.

One thing you can never accuse Simon of, is that the magazine was purely a business venture. He lives for bikes and the magazine has always been an extension of the passion.

I hope the new Bike SA survives. If they change the formula in order to cater for the more discerning reader, they might lose the plebs like me that give them critical mass.

Yes, biking for Simon was never a put-on, he lived it, and seems to still do.

I don't know about that Donovan though. :pot:
 

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Re: Bike SA?
« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2017, 12:40:23 pm »
Bark SA has in my opinion always been the printed version of facebook for the motorcycle fraternity, and even though I am not a facebook type person, I always enjoyed the coverage of events and rallies in the magazine
If only they had better looking woman.....and one grizzled looking oke looks the same as the next. I guess that's why pictures of  colours on their backs is so popular...
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Re: Bike SA?
« Reply #31 on: September 15, 2017, 01:09:14 pm »

Yes, biking for Simon was never a put-on, he lived it, and seems to still do.

I don't know about that Donovan though. :pot:

Donovan is no slouch on a bike. He once took the SA BOTT’s title, but it was always a lot of fun in the pits to hear his mechanic rant every time he had to re-adjust the bike’s suspension in order to keep up with the rider’s ever changing weight.
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Re: Bike SA?
« Reply #32 on: September 15, 2017, 01:10:08 pm »
Bark SA has in my opinion always been the printed version of facebook for the motorcycle fraternity, and even though I am not a facebook type person, I always enjoyed the coverage of events and rallies in the magazine
If only they had better looking woman.....and one grizzled looking oke looks the same as the next. I guess that's why pictures of  colours on their backs is so popular...

 :imaposer: :imaposer:

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Re: Bike SA?
« Reply #33 on: September 15, 2017, 01:18:10 pm »

Yes, biking for Simon was never a put-on, he lived it, and seems to still do.

I don't know about that Donovan though. :pot:

Donovan is no slouch on a bike. He once took the SA BOTT’s title, but it was always a lot of fun in the pits to hear his mechanic rant every time he had to re-adjust the bike’s suspension in order to keep up with the rider’s ever changing weight.

I'll stick my neck out and straight up say that there is no one on this forum ( except if there is a very good  National Superbike Racer lurking here ) that will stay with Donovan on a superbike on either a track or in the mountains.
 

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Re: Bike SA?
« Reply #34 on: September 15, 2017, 01:24:43 pm »

That's only because his dad will moer you if you stick your neck out  :)
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Re: Bike SA?
« Reply #35 on: September 15, 2017, 01:28:06 pm »
Dis nog steeds toss
Hulle probeer maar ja
Is wat dit is

My fok hier stem ek en jy vir die eerste keer saam  :imaposer: :imaposer: BARK SA is die kakste mag onder die son
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« Reply #36 on: September 15, 2017, 01:33:11 pm »

That's only because his dad will moer you if you stick your neck out  :)

Nah, Simon's chilled bud.
 
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Re: Bike SA?
« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2017, 01:53:11 pm »
In countries where magazines have a much bigger circulation, they can generate a lot more advertising revenue and therefore have more editorial content. They can also target specific market e.g. sports bikes, tourers, cruisers or even specific brands.

In South Africa, a bike magazine has to cater for everyone: the schoolboy with his Chinese 125, the commuter, the DS rider, the tourer, the leather, denim and tattoo brigade, the WSB wannabe and the company executive with his R500 000 customs bike, and do this on a limited budget. There have been many attempts at bringing out a more “professionally” crafted magazine, and they have all failed. Bike & Track, Superfiets, Motorcycling SA, Redline, Topbike, 2-Wheels etc. etc. Even Bike SA has tried to launch niche market editions, like an Afrikaans version and an off-road oriented one, and they failed.

With a magazine like Bike SA, you take what you need and you leave the rest. I can’t believe that anyone with an interest in bikes will read the whole magazine and find absolutely nothing of value in it. I have been buying it since the 1970’s and some months I would spend hours going through it and at other times I’d finish it in a couple of minutes. I also get overseas magazines like Motoren & Toerisme, and they are definitely in another class, but they also cost three times as much and a lot of the content is irrelevant to us.

One thing you can never accuse Simon of, is that the magazine was purely a business venture. He lives for bikes and the magazine has always been an extension of the passion.

I hope the new Bike SA survives. If they change the formula in order to cater for the more discerning reader, they might lose the plebs like me that give them critical mass.

Yes, biking for Simon was never a put-on, he lived it, and seems to still do.

I don't know about that Donovan though. :pot:

Donovan, secretly, has no idea how to ride a bike. It's all photoshop.
 

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Re: Bike SA?
« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2017, 02:01:26 pm »
In countries where magazines have a much bigger circulation, they can generate a lot more advertising revenue and therefore have more editorial content. They can also target specific market e.g. sports bikes, tourers, cruisers or even specific brands.

In South Africa, a bike magazine has to cater for everyone: the schoolboy with his Chinese 125, the commuter, the DS rider, the tourer, the leather, denim and tattoo brigade, the WSB wannabe and the company executive with his R500 000 customs bike, and do this on a limited budget. There have been many attempts at bringing out a more “professionally” crafted magazine, and they have all failed. Bike & Track, Superfiets, Motorcycling SA, Redline, Topbike, 2-Wheels etc. etc. Even Bike SA has tried to launch niche market editions, like an Afrikaans version and an off-road oriented one, and they failed.

With a magazine like Bike SA, you take what you need and you leave the rest. I can’t believe that anyone with an interest in bikes will read the whole magazine and find absolutely nothing of value in it. I have been buying it since the 1970’s and some months I would spend hours going through it and at other times I’d finish it in a couple of minutes. I also get overseas magazines like Motoren & Toerisme, and they are definitely in another class, but they also cost three times as much and a lot of the content is irrelevant to us.

One thing you can never accuse Simon of, is that the magazine was purely a business venture. He lives for bikes and the magazine has always been an extension of the passion.

I hope the new Bike SA survives. If they change the formula in order to cater for the more discerning reader, they might lose the plebs like me that give them critical mass.

Yes, biking for Simon was never a put-on, he lived it, and seems to still do.

I don't know about that Donovan though. :pot:

Donovan, secretly, has no idea how to ride a bike. It's all photoshop.

Nonsense!  I personally saw you wobble around on a little red bike a few times.
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« Reply #39 on: September 15, 2017, 02:06:48 pm »
In countries where magazines have a much bigger circulation, they can generate a lot more advertising revenue and therefore have more editorial content. They can also target specific market e.g. sports bikes, tourers, cruisers or even specific brands.

In South Africa, a bike magazine has to cater for everyone: the schoolboy with his Chinese 125, the commuter, the DS rider, the tourer, the leather, denim and tattoo brigade, the WSB wannabe and the company executive with his R500 000 customs bike, and do this on a limited budget. There have been many attempts at bringing out a more “professionally” crafted magazine, and they have all failed. Bike & Track, Superfiets, Motorcycling SA, Redline, Topbike, 2-Wheels etc. etc. Even Bike SA has tried to launch niche market editions, like an Afrikaans version and an off-road oriented one, and they failed.

With a magazine like Bike SA, you take what you need and you leave the rest. I can’t believe that anyone with an interest in bikes will read the whole magazine and find absolutely nothing of value in it. I have been buying it since the 1970’s and some months I would spend hours going through it and at other times I’d finish it in a couple of minutes. I also get overseas magazines like Motoren & Toerisme, and they are definitely in another class, but they also cost three times as much and a lot of the content is irrelevant to us.

One thing you can never accuse Simon of, is that the magazine was purely a business venture. He lives for bikes and the magazine has always been an extension of the passion.

I hope the new Bike SA survives. If they change the formula in order to cater for the more discerning reader, they might lose the plebs like me that give them critical mass.

Yes, biking for Simon was never a put-on, he lived it, and seems to still do.

I don't know about that Donovan though. :pot:

Donovan, secretly, has no idea how to ride a bike. It's all photoshop.

Nonsense!  I personally saw you wobble around on a little red bike a few times.

A V Twin perhaps :lol8: