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All the NEWS proudly brought to you by HJC HELMETS Originales All Italian Advanced Motorcycle Track Event. Pics by Shawn Van Zyl Media The Originale Ducati Enthusiats was founded in 2014 by four fellow Ducatistis and their love for Ducati motorcycles. The hunger and passion for the Ducati brand grew into more of an obsession for the leader of the pack, Mr Jannie Krynauw. He continued growing his wolf pack year after year and in doing so created a new era for the Italian motorcycle culture. What was established as a solid Ducati Driven Club, after 5 years building up their membership to over 200 strong, they then naturally opened up their doors to Aprilia and MV Agusta owners and welcomed these prestigious brands into their Club structure, but even more so into the family. The Originale Group continue to build on improving their events each time and create an exclusive lifestyle experience for their members. The race circuit is the only place to be without any obstructions, this is where skills and riding techniques are improved. Their 1st Installment of the Originale Ducati Enthusiasts “All Italian” Advanced Motorcycle track event welcomed MV Agusta/ Fire It Up as their headline sponsor back in March 2019, this time around it only made sense that the NEW Ducati South Africa be invited to join forces with Originales and thats exactly what happened. The new boss of Ducati South Africa and President of the Originales could not have started off their relationship on a better score. It did not take long for these two mega Ducati enthusiasts to get along - that’s when the hand shake took place that these two brands would join forces and welcome Ducati South Africa as the main headline sponsor to their next track event scheduled for the 19th September ‘19 at Killarney Raceway in Cape Town. This was an unprecedented, to see the owner of this prestigious brand support the Club and riders that live for the brand. But not only that, Jos joined the Originale group as one of their new members and was warmly welcomed by all. The Originale Club continues to grow stronger from week to week and welcomed 55 participants at their event on the 19th September ‘19. They also welcomed their National brand Ambassador Rob Portman who specially flew down to be at the event as guest speaker. Ducati South Africa arrived as the guest of honour and also brought down some demo bikes for test rides I.E Diavel, Multistrada and Scrambler 1100. Jannie was on the microphone all afternoon as the commentator interviewing members and adding to the atmosphere that was electric. The local head of Scrutineering Ebrahim Darries from The Bike Doctor took charge as always, making sure everybody’s bike are checked and safe. The track coordinator Mark Cooper from Advanced Riding Techniques, who started this with Jannie years ago have grown what started as basic days to now proper professionally run events that creates an experience far more that any normal track day. The event also welcomed Quicksure as sponsors and as the Insurance partners of the Originale Club. They afforded an exclusive Group Scheme to all the members, which has also been a growing success. Track cover is automatically included in the policy structure, so all the members have the peace of mind they when riding on the track. Quicksure have been supporting their events since 2018 and were down once again as event sponsors and guest speakers. Dario’s were present once again with their coffee mobile serving the best coffee Italian style. One the members from Onit Catering also organized and sponsored delicious snacks for everyone to enjoy on the house. Fantastic to see and welcome Alpinestars South Africa joining as sponsor this time along with AKRAPOVIC who afford the Originale members special discounted prices. Great to see Motobatt South Africa as sponsors once again making sure the machines are powered properly. The event was a great success enjoyed by all and we look forward to their next event in 2020 - It’s just get better! *#iamoriginale* Vitpilen 701 Aero Concept Hits Best Of Best Top Spot Husqvarna Motorcycles are pleased to announce their success in the Best of Best Automotive Brand Contest with the VITPILEN 701 AERO concept taking top honours in the Motorcycles category 2019. The Best of Best Automotive Brand Contest is an independent, international German Design Council competition for automotive brands and is widely acknowledged as an important worldwide event in the sector. The contest honours outstanding product and communication design and draws attention to the fundamental importance of brand and brand design in the automotive industry. Initially unveiled at EICMA (Milan) 2018 the VITPILEN 701 AERO concept is a collaboration between Husqvarna Motorcycles and Austrian design agency, KISKA, and builds on the unique design approach that runs through the VITPILEN series. As a concept, it indicates the evolving direction of Husqvarna Motorcycles, continuing to satisfy the exacting demands of dedicated and discerning riders. The VITPILEN 701 AERO concept is a modern faired sport bike with an innovative design approach that pays its respect to the past. Built around a modern single-cylinder engine with an elevated power output, it features a sporty look that hints at the potential for a more performanceoriented future for Husqvarna Motorcycles’ street range. Featuring a lower and more locked-in position, the VITPILEN 701 AERO concept offers a fully immersive riding experience. Combining an appealing classic design with thrilling performance, it aims to deliver an experience that recaptures the pure exhilaration of riding a motorcycle. This is not the first time a concept built by Husqvarna Motorcycles and KISKA has earned an industry plaudit. The VITPILEN 701 concept won an iF Design Award at the 2016 iF Product Design Awards Competition. One year later, the VITPILEN 701 and VITPILEN 401 models were formally launched by Husqvarna Motorcycles. 10 RIDEFAST MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 2019 RIDEFAST MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 2019 11