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SA man breaks Cairo to Cape record
« on: February 28, 2018, 09:46:42 am »
A South African fella has broken the motorcycle record for Cairo to Cape on his KTM 1190 Adventure R, completing the journey in a little more than 7 days. Not bad, I'd say.

https://thebikeshow.co.za/cairo-cape-record-broken/
 

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Re: SA man breaks Cairo to Cape record
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2018, 09:58:51 am »
Hey 2-S, does your pappie still hold the Durban-Joburg record on that BMW back in the '90s or was it the '80s? The time was just under three hours I think. 8)
 

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Re: SA man breaks Cairo to Cape record
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2018, 10:01:34 am »
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Re: SA man breaks Cairo to Cape record
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2018, 10:17:32 am »
A South African fella has broken the motorcycle record for Cairo to Cape on his KTM 1190 Adventure R, completing the journey in a little more than 7 days. Not bad, I'd say.

https://thebikeshow.co.za/cairo-cape-record-broken/

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Re: SA man breaks Cairo to Cape record
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2018, 10:21:41 am »
Blame them for sending the press release only yesterday.  :sip:
 

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Re: SA man breaks Cairo to Cape record
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2018, 10:55:28 am »
It was all over the news the day he arrived in CT..  :thumleft:
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Re: SA man breaks Cairo to Cape record
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2018, 11:00:37 am »
Blame them for sending the press release only yesterday.  :sip:

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Re: SA man breaks Cairo to Cape record
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2018, 11:12:37 am »
Journalists... always digging up old news... :pot: :biggrin:
 

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Re: SA man breaks Cairo to Cape record
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2018, 08:20:24 am »

It doesn't count unless he was on a GS310  ;)
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Re: SA man breaks Cairo to Cape record
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2018, 08:45:27 am »
pointless if you ask me :pot:
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Re: SA man breaks Cairo to Cape record
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2018, 09:09:52 am »
Hey 2-S, does your pappie still hold the Durban-Joburg record on that BMW back in the '90s or was it the '80s? The time was just under three hours I think. 8)
I thought it was a big Honda with a stupid fuel tank?
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Re: SA man breaks Cairo to Cape record
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2018, 09:10:12 am »
pointless if you ask me :pot:

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Re: SA man breaks Cairo to Cape record
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2018, 09:14:42 am »
Hey 2-S, does your pappie still hold the Durban-Joburg record on that BMW back in the '90s or was it the '80s? The time was just under three hours I think. 8)
I thought it was a big Honda with a stupid fuel tank?

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Re: SA man breaks Cairo to Cape record
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2018, 09:28:20 am »
Hey 2-S, does your pappie still hold the Durban-Joburg record on that BMW back in the '90s or was it the '80s? The time was just under three hours I think. 8)
I thought it was a big Honda with a stupid fuel tank?

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Yes makes sense, I remembered it being a big UJM not a BMW.  8)
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Re: SA man breaks Cairo to Cape record
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2018, 09:40:02 am »
Hey 2-S, does your pappie still hold the Durban-Joburg record on that BMW back in the '90s or was it the '80s? The time was just under three hours I think. 8)
I thought it was a big Honda with a stupid fuel tank?

1988 Suzuki GSXR 1100 with enlarged fuel tank early on Christmas morning

Yes makes sense, I remembered it being a big UJM not a BMW.  8)

Indeed is was a Gixxer. It was his third attempt  the bike blew up the first two times.

2 hours 59 minutes and 10 seconds. This was while running out of fuel just before Jo'burg and getting a hand from a passerby with a fuel can.
 

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Re: SA man breaks Cairo to Cape record
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2018, 10:59:11 am »
Vaguely recall this Gixxer story - apparently he was carrying a LARGE pile of cash for posting bail if he got nailed?

Also seem to remember that metzeler wouldn't vouch for their tyres being able to stay in one piece for such a sustained high speed run.
 

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Re: SA man breaks Cairo to Cape record
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2018, 11:17:22 am »
Beard was dark in those day



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Re: SA man breaks Cairo to Cape record
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2018, 11:25:26 am »
Beard was dark in those day



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Re: SA man breaks Cairo to Cape record
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2018, 08:52:28 pm »
Hey 2-S, does your pappie still hold the Durban-Joburg record on that BMW back in the '90s or was it the '80s? The time was just under three hours I think. 8)
I thought it was a big Honda with a stupid fuel tank?

1988 Suzuki GSXR 1100 with enlarged fuel tank early on Christmas morning

Yes makes sense, I remembered it being a big UJM not a BMW.  8)

Indeed is was a Gixxer. It was his third attempt the bike blew up the first two times.

2 hours 59 minutes and 10 seconds. This was while running out of fuel just before Jo'burg and getting a hand from a passerby with a fuel can.

Your Dad managed to blow up a Gixxer, twice??  Thousands of Cape Coloureds have not been able to do that since.... :eek7: :pot: