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Don’t be a chop… Be

Don’t be a chop… Be lekker! The Motorcycle Industry was officially allowed to open for as close to normal business as possible under the lock down regulations a few days ago, so please support them as much as you possibly can. You can now buy whatever you need or want including bikes, clothing, accessories, parts, services, basically anything and everything on offer at your favourite dealership … but under strict regulations and guidelines from the authorities. So, when you do go to your local dealership don’t be a chop and give them a hard time about the way they have to do access control, conduct business and etc., it is what they are forced to do in order to be able to trade. Also, please remember that 99.9% of the bike shops out there are small family owned businesses that have had absolutely no income for the last two months or so. They don’t have big corporation finance supporting them and they are just trying to keep food on the table and roofs over the heads of their families and employees and most of them do not qualify for the governments strictly regulated ‘bail out’ or assistance packages. So, please do not try and push them for maximum discount or to do free work, most of them are already running at tiny profit margins just to try and get some money in. Just pay the price and know that you are helping a Dad put food on the table, a boss pay his staff’s wages so they can eat and have a warm safe place for their families. Sadly, a lot of bike dealerships have had to close their doors forever because of the lock down and we need to prevent this from happening to more and more shops as it causes a chain reaction right through the industry. When they close down or cannot pay their suppliers it puts the cash flow of the suppliers/importers/ distributors under strain and some of importers and distributors are already looking at the future with very little optimism. At the end of the day fewer and fewer options are available to us as the biking community and eventually we may end up with very little or no proper bike shops or importers in SA. So …. let’s get out there and support the bike industry and help keep it going for generations to come. SPECIAL FINANCE OFFER KTM 390 ADVENTURE FROM R 1,850 PER MONTH* Please make no attempt to imitate the illustrated riding scenes, always wear protective clothing and observe the applicable provisions of the road traffic regulations! The illustrated vehicles may vary in selected details from the production models and some illustrations feature optional equipment available at additional cost. Photo: R. Schedl START NOW ADVENTURE MORE. Retail price Monthly instalment Interest rate Term Deposit R 93,999 R 1,850 9% 60 months R 9,400 Principal debt Total cost of credit Initiation (included in instalment) Service fee (included in instalment) R 85,807 R 111,012 R 1,208 R 69 *Finance offer valid from 1 June 2020 until 31 August 2020 on all new, in-stock 390 Adventure 2020 models, while stocks last, at all participating KTM dealers. All information with the proviso that mistakes, printing, setting and typing errors may occur. Please consult your local dealer for further details and tailor made offers. Terms and Conditions apply. Finance is subject to approval and client risk profile. Initiation fee and service fee may be applicable. KTM Finance, a product of WesBank - a division of First Rand Bank Ltd. Registered Bank. An Authorised Financial Services and Registered Credit Provider. NCRCP20. 4 DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE JUNE 2020