ONDA AYS The phone rings. It’s the business execs from Honda SA. “Morning Roley! We see that you are out and about with other brands riding bikes and stuff?” “Well – yes we have an essential services permit – and the motorcycle public still need to see what’s happening and…” Click! The phone goes dead. Try to call back – voice mail “Sorry our offices are shut due the the COVID pandemic… please call us again soon.” OK – carry on and we promptly forgot about the call… The following morning, before the chickens were even up, we hear a mighty roar at our gate… Stumble out of bed to give whoever it is a square “Uitkak” – and there sits what seems like the whole corporate office from Honda South Africa! How cool is that? People are getting hung up with the whole lockdown thing – and what better way is there to isolate than in the saddle of a motorcycle? Then there’s another beep at the gate.... Honda and Motul SA’s brand ambassador, Brian Capper got wind that something was up – and HE arrived with two more bikes in tow. MAN – too cool! 2 Africa twins and a whole row of CRF’s. And Brian was grinning 28 DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE JUNE 2020 DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE JUNE 2020 29
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