The new BMW R 1250 GS and the new BMW R 1250 RT.

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The new BMW R 1250 GS and R 1250 RT – the fascination of travel and touring in a new dimension of engine power. For more than 35 years, the flat-twin boxer engine in the BMW Motorrad GS and RT models has stood for distinctive, powerful and reliable propulsion when it comes to setting off on an extended tour or a long-distance journey – or simply enjoying the satisfying pleasure of a short weekend trip. For more than 25 years, BMW Motorrad has used 4-valve technology, combined with electronic fuel injection and closed-loop catalytic converter technology in order to…

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Toyota Hilux – New look, New Derivatives, Same DNA

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Following the release of the Dakar Limited Edition – which introduced the SA audience to the bold new ‘square’ face – the Hilux range receives further tweaks to its façade whilst the line-up is also reinforced with a number of additional models catering to both utility and convenience-minded customers. Fresh Face The standout feature of the refreshed Hilux range is the ‘new face’ across normal Raider and SRX models. The bespoke Dakar derivatives utilised a black-and-grey-themed version of the new Hilux front design – which is carried over to SRX.…

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Speedglas X3 Sets The Pace In Bronkhorstspruit

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Richard Leeke and Danie Stassen in the Speedglas Welding Helmets BMW put in a sterling effort in the Atlas Copco 400, fifth round of the South African Cross Country Series, which ended in Bronkhorstspruit on Saturday August 4. Their seventh place in class T was not a fair reflection of their pace though, but the crew has taken heart from their race time on the first loop, which shows they were right up with the very best in terms of outright speed. Unfortunately, an airlock in the cooling system –…

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CHARITIES BENEFIT FROM HUGELY SUCCESSFUL KNYSNA MOTOR SHOW IN 2018

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The Knysna Motor Show, sponsored by Sanlam Private Wealth, and held on April 29,2018 was a phenomenal success. Not only was a high standard of awesome cars and motorcycles on display, with impeccable organisation, but a record crowd of more than 8000 people attended. We are delighted to advise that after accounting for the motor show expenses we were able to donate R116,000 to charity. The charities that benefited from this generous donation are, Knysna and Sedgefield Hospice, Knysna Animal Welfare, E-PAP (NPO feeding scheme for underprivileged children), FAMSA (NPO…

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Top-10 best-selling passenger vehicles for July 2018

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South Africa’s total new vehicle sales were up by 2.6% year-on-year in July, with 47 881 units sold versus 46 671 in the corresponding month last year. According to data released today by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa), the passenger vehicle segment, which contributed 67% of all new vehicle sales in July, was up 4.3% year-on-year with 32 108 units sold. * Sales figures are supplied by Naamsa and exclude non-reporting manufacturers.   The dealer channel which accounted for 80% of July’s sales, is up…

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