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Dirt and Trail ONLINE DEC 2020

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GREAT DEALS ON ALL DEMO BIKES AT COST PRICES FOR CHRISTMAS STILL ON THE CORNER OF LENCHEN AVE SOUTH & HEUWEL STR CENTURION. ABOVE MAHINDRA NEW & USED BIKE SALES TRADE INS WELCOME MOBILE FLEET SERVICES CENTRE COMING SOON FULLY EQUIPPED PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP FULLY STOCKED PARTS DEPARTMENT LOAN BIKES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST SAME OR SIMILAR TO YOUR BIKE IN FOR SERVICE WITH QUALIFIED TECHNICIANS WITH EXPERIENCED AND FRIENDLY SERVICE The Ride: Honda touts these as enduro bikes – so we took them along with us to finalize the Trax and Trail funduro and pointed them both up the rocky mountain. That was fun. The next day we went along to the Dirt And Trail slightly local less manic enduro and MX track and had even more fun. The 450… Here is a brief synopsis… (how do ya like that for a big word?) It has the brakes and suspension bolted to the exceptionally well balanced chassis that all keep the engine in check. Faster than a speeding bullet with great big gobs of torque on tap. The mapping switches are effective – from smooth cruising to BERZERK – we have no idea why there are not more of these bikes out and about racing at things like the GXCC. Go and ride one. It’s standing at Centurion Honda. For this feature, the 2020 CRF250RX is the big news: In 2019, the Honda CRF250RX came out in direct response to the Europeans takeover in the off-road market. In the old days, Honda would have carried on with small mods on their CRF250X. Instead, Honda came out with a properly modern, trick off-road bike. Not a trail bike – a more focused racer. It seems to us that they took a leaf from a certain blue brand by utilizing their 250 motocrosser as a starting platform. CONTACT US 012 643 1017 - 012 663 8718 SALES: JACQUES@CENTURIONHONDA.CO.ZA SERVICE: KENNETH@CENTURIONHONDA.CO.ZA PARTS: PARTS@CENTURIONHONDA.CO.ZA Honda Wing Centurion 083 275 9261 Cnr Heuwel & Lenchen South, Centurion Find us on Facebook. Like our page. A 450 on the rocks is not much fun unless you are strong like Kenny Gilbert. This one is a great choice, especially with the mapping options – but on the hard stuff we’ll freely admit that we sweated a bit. And we stalled sometimes – and don’t say a word to Centurion, but I’m pretty sure we saw the ed (AKA captain slow!) fall over thanks to short leg syndrome… but he denies it and the camera was also too slow to gather evidence. We did hear him mumbling about never getting past second gear and the @#$^ wheel always heading for the sky. So if you are big and strong and fit… go and ride rocks - she is more capable than the average rider – and a really strong beasty – but… On the open, faster sections this one handles like an MX machine. One of our favorite 450’s, the 450 RX is compact, nimble and really good fun to open up. RED DAWN Honda’s RX Range RED DAWN Honda’s RX Range