BLAZING BIKES – SOUTH AFRICA

On all our Southern Africa routes you can choose (subject to availability) from a Suzuki DL650 V-Strom, BMW F700GS, or BMW F800GS. The ‘base bike’ – the model included in the basic tour cost is the Suzuki DL650 V-Strom. The Suzuki is a dual purpose V-twin and is very good for solo or two-up use on a variety of terrains.

Our bikes are fitted with dual-purpose tyres, with tread patterns appropriate to a tour’s terrain.

An upgrade to one of the BMWs is available at extra cost, which varies according to the duration of the tour.

All models are available with lowered seat heights, so please let us know if you need a lower bike.

You will be required to place an excess deposit of £1000 against damage to all of our bikes. This must be done online by credit card before you arrive. Please see Terms & Conditions of Hire. Our Suzukis are fitted with crash bars and hand-guards to minimise any damage and we do not charge for marks on these articles, or seek to make a profit from repairs.

If there is another specific machine that you would like to ride on tour, please get in touch and we will see if we can accomodate your wishes.

Suzuki DL650 V-Strom

A comfortable and economical, mile-munching bike. An all-rounder, capable on sealed and dirt roads. The Suzuki has a punchy, smooth, economical engine and all-day comfort for both rider and pillion.

NO SURCHARGE

INSURANCE EXCESS: £1000

Capacity: 652cc

Fuelled Weight: 214kg

Power: 69bhp@9000rpm

Seat Height: 835mm

BMW F700GS

Relatively light, low and very easy to handle. Nippy, low and sips petrol. Very comfortable for rider and passenger. Has rider aids, including heated grips, switchable ABS, traction control and Electronic Suspension Adjustment.

INSURANCE EXCESS: £1000

Upgrade Surcharge

Taste of the Cape (9 days) £110

Cape Classic (12 days) £130

Northern SA (12 days) £140

Jo’burgh to Cape Town (14 days) £150

Capacity: 798cc

Fuelled Weight: 214kg

Power: 75bhp@7300rpm

Seat Height: 820mm (low seat 790mm)

BMW F800GS

Very capable on tarmac, or gravel. Punchy engine, yet good economy. ABS, electronic suspension, traction control and heated grips.

INSURANCE EXCESS: £1000

Upgrade Surcharge

Taste of the Cape (9 days) £180

Cape Classic (12 days) £250

Northern SA (12 days) £250

Jo’burgh to Cape Town (14 days) £290

Capacity: 800cc

Fuelled Weight: 214kg

Power: 85bhp@7500rpm

Seat Height: 880mm