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RIDEFAST APRIL 2021

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All the NEWS proudly brought to you by HJC HELMETS Zeemans Motorcycles 3 Generations and still thriving… The famous Suzuki dealership was started way back in the 1950’s by Laurie Zeeman servicing both the motorcycle and motorcar markets. The business has evolved and changed with each generation taking over the reins. During his tenure, Keith Zeeman -2nd generation, focussed more on motorcycles eventually landing a Suzuki franchise some 30 plus years ago. Daughter Candyce and Son Bradley got involved with the family business over 10 years ago after also finding their passion in motorcycle racing. Candyce took to motocross in the early 1990’s on the old Zeeman’s Motor cross track south of Johannesburg and in one season racked up a first and two seconds. Bradley took to the tracks at 11 years of age and quickly stamped his mark on the speedway scene, being runner-up in the 500cc championship for three years in a row. Bradley also came up through the regional road-racing ranks being a front runner in the 50, 125 and 400cc production classes. He also successfully campaigned on a 600cc production Suzuki for two years in the Gauteng Championships. So with this passion for two wheels, Candyce and Bradley have started their own company, 3RD Generation Industries (Pty) Ltd under the family name Zeeman Suzuki and have taken over the reins from Keith. Evolving with the times and supplying many bike shops with parts and accessories nationally and internationally. Candyce and Bradley are still flying the Zeeman flag high. Definitely a 3RD generation industry. 3 Boundary Lane, Oakdene, Johannesburg just off Camaro drive exit on the N12 or call them on 011 435 7177 Who’s in the Vaal Triangle? So, you might have noticed in recent editions we have been spending a bit of time in the deep south, even further south than Lenasia just because it is a really beautiful part of the country and straddles the famous Vaal river and because there is some really sublime riding to be had in the area. During our travels we let off the gas for a bit every now and then and discover some really nice spots. Like 1904 Pizza in Henley on Klip … you have gotta stop in there and a whole bunch of thriving dealers. We decided to go back at a bit more sedate pace and go and meet these ladies and gents and find out what they are all about. Suzuki … and … Honda Vereeniging So if you thought Vanderbijlpark was a tongue twister try get your anglophile tongue around that one. Suzuki Vereeniging is your local Suzuki motorcycles agent in the Vaal triangle for the last 8 years or so attached the Automobile dealership by the same brand. As recently as a week or two ago they were also appointed the Honda Wing agents for the area. They carry all service and emergency Jelmic Motorcycles: Sasolburg Mesmerised by the mighty Vaal river, pumping vigorously from all the lekker rain we have had this summer we ended up wandering across the border into the Free State and stopped in at Jelmic Motorcycles in Sasolburg. It’s a huge bike shop in the heart of Sasolburg’s CBD that caters for all biking needs and staffed by very friendly, knowledgeable motorcycle enthusiasts. They have a huge showroom floor, primarily a Big Boy dealer but also with a selection of quality used bikes. parts for most models, have a decent fitment centre and professional workshop. They have a good selection of new and used bikes on the floor with finance arranged on the spot. They also welcome trade ins and buy bikes out of hand. Dealer Principle Pio Fogolin and his motorcycle sidekick Rocco are both avid riders regularly arranging breakfast runs, track days and overnight/ weekend trips for anyone who cares to join them. 18 Beethoven street, Duncanville, Vereeniging 016 450 6900. They carry a large selection of universal parts and consumables and can supply parts for most bikes within 24 hours if available in stock from the agents. The workshop staffed by qualified technicians can handle anything from a puncture repair, basic services, major services to complete engine rebuilds and accident repairs with a fitment centre to do tyres, chains, sprockets, brake pads and discs , diagnostics, etc. They also carry a reasonably vast range of helmets, jackets, gloves, boots for every type of riding. 7 John Vorster Avenue, Motown, Sasolburg 061 976 1916 or email them on spares2@jelmic.co.za