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All the NEWS proudly brought to you by HJC HELMETS All the NEWS proudly brought to you by HJC HELMETS ROC Harley Davidson News Team Ash, Kayla, James, Gift. Suzuki Mecca moves to Gezina Aaron, Neels, Suki, Symm and Pat. The very well known, bubbly and friendly biker lady, Ashleigh James has joined the team at R.O.C. Harley Davidson in Alberton as the General Manager. Ash brings along with her not only a strong following of customers from the industry but a wealth of knowledge and experience with niché market heritage brands which can only bode well for the Harley Davidson brand, particularly considering her marketing background. We at this fine publication have the privilege of being good friends with Ash and really wish her all the success and happiness at R.O.C. Harley Davidson. You can get in contact with Ash on gm@roc-hd.co.za or 010 492 4300 or opo in for a cuppa coffee at the corner of Voortrekker and Louis Trichardt streets in Alberton, just off the N12 … if you miss them, we can refer you to a great optometrist. Italian Motorcycle Importers Your destination motorcycle lifestyle centre If you have been watching our social media pages you might have noticed that we enjoy popping in at Italian Motorcycle Importers, just off William Nicol in Bryanston for a cup of coffee fairly regularly. And it is not just because we are cheap skate free loaders, but because it is a really chilled and comfortable place to be. The coffee is great, they have plenty of Mazzati beer in stock and they really are a great bunch of guys. Even though it is the head quarters of Aprilia and Moto Guzzi South Africa, it doesn’t really feel like a bike shop per say. It is more like popping into your mates really sorted man cave for a bit. There are big comfortable leather couches placed strategically in front of a big screen TV permanently tuned into bike racing. A bar off to the side of that with tables to park off and have a snack from their soon to be opened kitchen with free Wi-Fi to boot. The decor is really something to behold, hot and sexy Italian motorcycles, beautiful Suomy helmets, gorgeous leather jackets, stunning boots … anything and everything motorcycling you can dream of … oh, and there are a couple of friendly blokes skulking around in the shadows that will accept any form of payment for said decor … it is actually a bike shop after all and the decor is actually their retail stock. The guys often host MotoGP watch parties at the shop on Sundays and put on a really lekker spread. So, if you are not into the big noisy, boisterous crowds and just want a friendly, relaxed atmosphere with great company to watch the GP’s and SBK, head down to IMI, like we said they are just next door to Maserati at Bryanston Boulevard, William Nicol Drive, Bryanston , Sandton. Or you could give them a call on 010 443 4596. This well known and long established Suzuki and SYM dealership headed up by sister and brother team Suki and Symm Grobbelaar have moved from their shop on Paul Kruger street to a prime location on the corner of Steve Bhiko and Myburgh streets in Gezina Pretoria. If you are a Pretoria local you will recall they moved from Pretorius st to Schubart st many years ago. After many, many years at that address they were offered a chunk of change for that building and moved to the Paul Kruger st location some five plus years ago. After a while they realised that that part of town was not ideally suited for the motorcycle industry and found this pearler location in a part of town that has become synonymous with horse power and the smell of hi-octane fuel burning machines. Pat Scott, formerly of Bike Crazy joins the team of Aaron and Neels on the front line with great service and a friendly smile. The shop is well stocked with bikes, scooters, parts, accessories with a professional workshop to keep your dream machine in tip top condition. Drop into at the corner of Myburgh and Steve Bhiko in Gezina, They are on the left, you literally can’t miss them. Or give them a call on 012 362 5572 or drop them a mail on mcmecca@global.co.za . Tell them we sent you. Moto Guzzi MGX21 Flying Fortress Recently, as in within the last few weeks, the Flying Fortress landed in South Africa, this piece of art, a study in carbon fiber and black wil have your jaw on the ground in a few seconds flat. The fairing looks like it was nicked off a fighter jet and everything is just so Italian in design, where form and function meet in perfect harmony. Yes it is a V-Twin bagger and there are plenty to choose from on the market. However, this one is kitted to the hilt with just about every conceivable bit of kit that would be an ‘extra’ on all them other baggers and it is priced at the same price as an un-kitted version. However, the really big plus here for us is the fact that it really stands out from the crowd with its styling, its black and carbon fiber picked out in elegant chrome and red accents … but let us not ramble on, pictures tell the story better than our ramblings.