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2014-07-29 10:03

SCOOTERING SKILLS TO BE LEARNED: Vespa is offering its customers a riding/training day at Kyalami. Image: Vespa SA

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - Vespa riders in Gauteng will soon have the chance to improve as two-wheel road users with Vespa SA’s advanced riding course.

The one-day course will cover riding exercises that teach a range of techniques, among them braking, cornering, slow riding and how to apply all this to be a better road-user.

Vespa’s in-house guru, service manager and technical adviser Louw du Toit, will also give a presentation on refined approaches to two-wheel driving.


He explained: “Road safety is of utmost importance in SA due to several factors – bad drivers and poor roads are just two. Two-wheel riders will be better equipped to handle compromising situations once they complete the course. It will essentially help them to optimise their Vespa’s safety features.”

“We'll be riding around a racetrack but the point of the course is to provide a safe and secure environment in which riders can enhance their skills."All exercises will be carried out at a pace participants are comfortable with and each rider will have one-on-one training with an instructor.

Vespas of all sizes are welcome but riders must have a learner’s bike licence at the very least. Du Toit said: “It is important to dress correctly for the event and the minimum requirements are motorcycle gloves, a helmet, a motorcycle protective jacket, denim jeans or riding pants and sturdy shoes."

Participants must ensure their Vespa is ready for the course and that they have a full tank of fuel. It’s important to check:

  • Tyre pressure
  • Oil and coolant levels
  • Brake conditions

Du Toit added: “The team at the Vespa Wynberg workshop is available to give your two-wheeler a once-over before the event but please call ahead and let them know you’re coming."

The course will be at the Kyalami racetrack in Gauteng in August. Lunch will be provided but there are only 16 spots. The course will take place every six months. Please contact vespajhb@no-traffic.co.za or Debbie@no-traffic.co.za to reserve your place.

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