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Dirt and Trail July 2018 issue 2

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The 350: We have no idea

The 350: We have no idea why all of the manufacturers don’t explore the 350cc configuration – it is such a well-balanced motorcycle. If you want to go slowly, you can, fast, just open the throttle – and it has significantly more torque than the 250 without going mad. It climbed every slope easier than the other bikes and always felt completely in control. Such an easy to ride motorcycle, it’s quite obvious to us why this bike is so popular. It feels closer to the 450 than it does to the 250. The 450 – is still a 450, but it’s so easy to ride. It makes linear power all the way from the bottom – and to be frank, in this terrain, we seldom got out of second gear. It tends to bully the rider a bit in the tight twisties – but the grin inducing power makes so much sense on the steep mountain climbs. KTM has worked hard at taming things down and they have achieved this with great distinction. This bike is not for sissies, but it is soooo much fun – the kind of fun that only a big bore dirtbike can deliver. And that, ladies and gents was our day. Too much fun for sure. Modern four-strokes are so light and nimble – very different to what they used to be. Chuck in the fact that you don’t need to concern yourself with two stroke oil ratios and all that – they really do make good sense. Hassle free biking. Go and ride one for yourself. We rode, and laughed and fell over and laughed and wheelied and laughed… You get the idea. Ride more… stress less. At a KTM dealer near you. www.ktm.com 90 DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE JULY 2018

WE NEED A HOME Orphaned baboons Lollos and Fielies need a home… can you help? These innocent babies are victims of the unforgiving rate of human-urban sprawl, wildlife habitat destruction and fragmentation. They were orphaned because their mothers were killed and now they are residing at CARE a rehabilitation centre which specialises in the rehabilitation and release of baboons. Orphaned baboons Lollos and Fielies need a home… can you help? These innocent babies are victims of the unforgiving rate of human-urban sprawl, wildlife habitat destruction and fragmentation. They were orphaned because their mothers were killed and now they are residing at CARE a rehabilitation centre which specialises in the rehabilitation and release of baboons. These two youngsters have been given an adoptive baboon surrogate mother and are now ready to be released again with their troop; but we cannot find any humans who have wild spaces (+2000 ha) with caring hearts passionate enough to want to see these wild animals free again. If you can help, if you have +2000 ha of game farm / bushveld / mountain areas and want to ensure these wild animals do not spend the rest of their lives behind bars, please help us set them free again and give them the life that nature intended. We have successfully conducted releases of over 150 rehabilitated baboons, are renowned for our rewilding process, test each individual for release suitability, have over 20 years of experience and are passionate and dedicated to ensure that they do not remain behind bars. Help us ensure wildlife remains wild and let us release these rehabilitated orphans back into nature. For more information, get in touch today; www.primatecare.org, samantha@primatecare.org.za, stephen@primatecare.org.za , 0825851759 YOU COULD BE THEIR LIFELINE TO A LIFE BACK WHERE THEY BELONG These two youngsters have been given an adoptive baboon surrogate mother and are now ready to be released again with their troop; but we cannot find any humans who have wild spaces (+2000 ha) with caring hearts passionate enough to want to see these wild animals free again. If you can help, if you have +2000 ha of game farm / bushveld / mountain areas and want to ensure these wild animals do not spend the rest of their lives behind bars, please help us set them free again and give them the life that nature intended. We have successfully conducted releases of over 150 rehabilitated baboons, are renowned for our rewilding process, test each individual for release suitability, have over 20 years of experience and are passionate and dedicated to ensure that they do not remain behind bars. Help us ensure wildlife remains wild and let us release these rehabilitated orphans back into nature. For more information, get in touch today; www.primatecare.org, samantha@primatecare.org.za, stephen@primatecare.org.za , 0825851759 YOU COULD BE THEIR LIFELINE TO A LIFE BACK WHERE THEY BELONG