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INTERNATIONAL PRO STREETBIKE FREESTYLER – JULIEN WELSCH, RETURNS TO KYALAMI

Back by popular demand – visitors to Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit over the 25-27 May can expect to see three explosive freestyle performances per day from international Stunt & Wheelie Champion, Julien “RazorBack” Welsch flying in from his hometown, France, to perform for our nations 2-wheel fanatics and their families!

Julien was just one of the many highlights of the festival in 2016 and due to an overwhelming demand from the local market, organisers are pleased to announce his return alongside a partnership with Reconstructed.

Theunis De Bruin, the Founder and Owner of Reconstructed, is the man responsible for bringing Julien back to our shores and had this to say: “My team and I are thrilled to be part of the 2018 festival, and cannot wait to welcome the 20 000 visitors with some awesome performances from Julien. The goal is to bring the sport and hobby of Pro Streetbike Freestyle and custom building to the masses to educate and entertain over the three days. Those who visit the Reconstructed stand can expect to see some of SA’s best custom built motorcycles including one of the most searched for motorcycles on Instagram… Plus international celebrity makeup artist, Maya Mia, will be on our stand to entertain the crowd with photos and autographs along with Julien Welsch.“

If that’s not enough to whet all petrol-heads’ appetites! Monster Energy are staging TWO Freestyle Motocross nighttime performances and are treating us by flying in international FMX hero from Australia, Brayden “Muggins” Davies, performing live with local heroes Alastair Sayer, Dallan Goldman & Scottie Billet. All this PLUS a drifting vs. trial biking stunt show taking place with our favourite, Le Riche Brothers and champion car drifter, Jason Webb.

With just a few short weeks to go, The AutoTrader South Africa Bike Festival, powered by Discovery Channel, has tons of action to round up what is set to be another successful industry leading showcase;

Circuit Test Rides & Off-Road Adventure Rides are selling fast with over 3000 test rides on more than 60 motorcycles throughout the weekend from eight of South Africa’s top manufacturers. Brands making their latest models available include Suzuki, KTM, Husqvarna, Yamaha, Honda, Zontes, Indian Motorcycles and Harley-Davidson from cruisers to cutting-edge sports bikes, to the latest adventure models and more, visitors can experience the weight, throttle and thrills of 2018’s stunning new machines.

For 2018, organisers have made the bold decision to give up the Kyalami Pit Roof to the KIDS! A space full of POCKET BIKE RIDES, ice creams, hot dogs, popcorn and fun! Whether you have kids or are a kid at heart, this fun filled area has something for everyone and is well lit and secure so that visitors can stay on longer and enjoy the festivals full activities with all the family. This year mum’s, dad’s and sprogs can expect a variety of arcade games, racing simulators, dance revolution games, a pool table, sumo suits, an obstacle course and more.

Locals interested in a VIP or corporate hospitality experience, the JAMIE’S ITALIAN VIP EXPERIENCE launches for the first time in 2018 and will be located in a dedicated conference lounge on the first floor of the Kyalami Pit Building with views of the starting grid to view the SuperGP and Super600 Racing, and Monster Energy #FlightNight. It includes a dedicated Pit Roof viewing area, VIP parking, complimentary beers, wine and selected spirits, helmet and jacket storage and a festival branded cup as well as a delicious “Italian Inspired Harvest Table” menu, rooted in authenticity, driven by what you’d find people eating all over Italy. Taking inspiration from the “Italian table” – where people relax, share and enjoy each other’s company – Jamie’s Italian menu will be packed full of antipasti and nibbles, perfect for sharing, as well as comforting bowls of pasta, beautiful fresh salads and secondi.

For those who have never been on a motorcycle before but want to experience what its like to have their own independence and mobility there will be teams of training facilities to encourage those who want to “give it a go”. Honda, Zontes, Electron Powersports and the Suzuki sponsored GEES Rider Development team will be on hand to teach visitors on a multitude of differently styled and sized models. Harley-Davidson will be offering ‘Motorcycle 101’ lessons on everything from understanding bike controls to learning how to ride smaller cc bikes in a safe and friendly environment. These are introductory courses and are the first steps on the journey to freedom!

Market your bike for just R99. South Africa’s #1 site to buy and sell motorbikes, AutoTrader Bikes, will give all riders visiting the festival the opportunity to list their motorcycles for one month, for just R99. Anyone who arrives on a bike will be given free parking in the AutoTrader “Bike Park” and will be offered the opportunity to potentially sell their bikes if they want to. All bikes listed will be issued with a price tag thereby giving other visitors the chance to connect over the weekend. Parking will be free for all bikers and the process will be overseen by the AutoTrader Private Sales Team.

Free parking extends to all visitors arriving on two wheels – buying, selling, or not!

Nearly New Motorbike Shop. For the second year running AutoTrader will host the Nearly New Motorcycle display area, allowing visitors to browse and buy excellent pre-owned motorcycles that will be put on display by a number of independent bike dealers.

With hundreds of special offers and competitions from over 180 companies participating this year, visitors will not be disappointed!

More information on what else is happening at SA’s premier, annual and national showcase visit >>> https://www.southafricabikefestival.com/whats-on/

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased today at southafricabikefestival.com

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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