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RAT Cape Town – Breakfast Run – Sunday 23rd August

23rd August.

Triumph Cape Town – Breakfast Run to Franschoek.

Meet @ MHM shop for 08.30 departure.

Ride via N1 , Simondium , Franschoek. All Triumph models welcome. Pace Medium.

Venue to be confirmed on the morning – All welcome.

(For the safety of all – please ride with care – abide by the traffic rules – bikes must be roadworthy and licensed)

Posted by on August 20th, 2015 Comments Off

Elands Bay July 2015 – RAT Overnighter

A short thank you to all those who braved the ride to Elands bay.

The weather was cold but dry , except for mist on Sunday.

Photo’s will be up soon , and watch the FB page

Posted by on July 20th, 2015 Comments Off

Communication for RAT Cape Town

RAT Cape Town

Dear Members

A short reminder to follow the Triumph Motor Cycles Cape Town face Book page ( Triumphmotorcycles cape)

You will find daily updates to the program / events / happenings / etc……………. with Triumph Cape Town

Remember to watch the calendar

Join as many events as you can . Invite friends to join in and enjoy the Triumph RAT events.

Posted by on June 25th, 2015 Comments Off

RAT CT Invites

Triumph Riders are invited to join in for a braai @ the Jag Club , Killarney , Sunday 17th May.

Perfect facilities. Brilliant view point to see the GP riders with knee down in a corner @ high speed.

Rub shoulders with the Triumph Riders of the GP series / the Triumph SA guys / the MHM crowd.

FREE entry to the meeting if entry before 10 and a tin of food for charity – see Killarney Race Way website

Posted by on May 15th, 2015 Comments Off

Triumph Cape Town Changes

The long awaited news of Mike Hopkins Motor Cycles Cape Town is here.

YES ………….. Mike is going into retirement. The shop has been sold and is now headed by Andrew Thompson.

Mike remains for the next few months to assist with the smooth change in leadership.

Clients can already see changes – not only in the building but many other area’s. See the Mike Hopkins Motor Cycles Web site / The Face Book page / Online booking for servicing / Huge cover spread in Auto Traders and of course the Advanced Riding School.

The Brand TRIUMPH will still fore front the left side of the shop , and future plans is to increase the brand awareness in the Cape area and surrounding. With the new Models arriving such as the XCX and the XRX sales have increased in the Cape and MHM / your Triumph home leads the way Nationally.

Watch the site for the RAT program – pop into the shop for coffee – meet Andrew in person.


Posted by on April 16th, 2015 Comments Off

NEW Tiger 800 XCx Unveiling

Wednesday 4th February 2015 ……………… TIME : 17.30 for 18.00 unveiling of the NEW Tiger 800 XCx.

All welcome

Lights snacks and Drinks will be on hand

Posted by on February 2nd, 2015 Comments Off

NEW Tiger 800 XCx & XRx…………….. ARRIVAL

Due to change in the Homologation Process & Procedure the NEW 2015 Tiger 800 range is going to be delayed.

The first shipment will arrive in middle January but expected to be available for retail as from end February.

Mike Hopkins Motor Cycles / Triumph Cape Town will have a demo unit available for short test rides (only) as from end January.

Further details to follow :

PRICES :  Triumph Tiger 800 XCx                                                R 139 500.00

PRICES : Triumph Tiger 800 XRx                                                R 127 500.00



Posted by on January 8th, 2015 Comments Off

Sunday 30th November 2014 – RAT Breakfast Ride

With the annual Toy Run event taking place RAT CT broke away to do a figure 8 around the mountain ride , ending up at the Waterfront.

The route , planned and led by Movember Gareth led the group of 28 departing at 08.50 & arriving at FerryMans at 10.50 – and we had to wait 10 minutes for the clock to strike LEGAL.

There were a few “first time” joiners…thank you guys, it was great to have you along. The pace was moderate , the weather was great , the wind was no where to be found. Just before Chappies , Fender Bender ( Tenere 660) decided to rearrange the rear end of Rodneys SpeedMaster. But all good , now the SpeedMaster is bright from behind. Chappies is a pain @ R25.00 per bike , to get the sweaty gloves off , money out , back on again…….but all good when one stops to view the coast. Flat sea and a beautiful Hout Bay. Over the mountain and towards Oukaapse Weg , Houtbay again and along the coast. Camps Bay was wall to wall with…….. yes umbrellas………

Mitchells was a welcome sight and all except the 2 BSA’s arrived on time.


  • 2015 CALENDER OF EVENTS is up and running. For overnighters please book early to avoid disappointment. Any destinations / events that RAT’ters would like us to publish and / or support please let me know so that I can put into the Calender 2015.



Posted by on December 1st, 2014 Comments Off

Oudtshoorn 2014

OK…………….. so we managed to get the weather all over the place again. The wind was hectic. But not hectic enough to deter the riders. WIND was the order of the day.

N1 to Worcester , Robertson , Ashton , Montague & stopping Barry dale for lunch. Thanks to Derek (Country Pumpkin) for the “warmers”. As always the food was great. Wind again. Oudtshoorn by 16.00. Kleinplaas was a welcome sight as strained necks needed a rest. The bakkie was 1 1/2 hours behind with Bullet Burger flying in around 7. Loading all into the bakkie off to dinner.

Black Swan is a real treat – Thanks David Pienaar for the recommendation. Food was great. Service stunning. prices not too bad either. The Swellendam’ers joined in.

Saturday morning started off great. Kleinplaas breakfast is a real filler.

Down Robertson Pass to Eight Bells. Thanks to all that posed for photo’s. Bernadine (Die Burger) was there on her Daytona 675. Joined by the local Garden Routers we set off in the wind to Knysna. Sadly the camera’s along the road flashed a few times. Mitchells Brewery was a hoot. Split into 2 groups the tours and tasting went off too well. There was a coup against the Black beer (by one ratter) , marriage proposal (by one ratter), hording of certain tasters( by a non ratter) many laughs and no spills. Thank you Mitchells Beer.

Back to Oudtshoorn via a VERY misty wet Outenique Pass.

Kleinplaas for Braai. Salads prepared by the Kleinplaas ladies was super. Way too much meat. A Blow up over the Head trick by our own Robby Williams , Giggles , laughter , the 2 Germans found window sills for tables to eat off , almost ran out of ice . Thanks to Kleinplaas for the use of the Lapa & utensils.

Sunday morning 09.00 departure started at 08.30 , no wind , only a police check point and further no issues.

Ronnies “…..” Shop for a stop , Country Pumpkin for lunch – again thanks Derek for the specials – Du Toits Kloof Lodge for a GOOD BYE.

Who joined in …………… Triumphs , a sole Griso & a Tenere. Photo’s show all.


Will we do it again ? YES !

WHEN ……….. watch the calendar ……………


Posted by on November 3rd, 2014 Comments Off

ElandsBay 2014 – 19th July

Explorers , Tiger 800 xc’s , Thunderbird’s , and one single Griso ( which appeared at a Stop & Go) , had a fun ride to Elands. The hotel was ready , the bar most welcoming , dinner was great (massive portions of fish – tender calamari – huge burgers) and a massive fire afterwards. Wigs were worn by all…………photo’s say it all.

What happened………….. well watch out for the next event , meet the people that attended , and join in for the next ride / overnighter / weekend away.


Posted by on July 21st, 2014 Comments Off