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2015 33rd Annual Toy Run – Sunday 29th Nov.

RAT CT Breakfast Run

Meet @ the shop @ 08.30

Route via Ou Kaapse Weg.

Breakfast @ Golden River Spur , Fish Hoek

Then off to William Herbert Sports Grounds for Toy Run

Entry Fee – a Toy

Posted by on November 27th, 2015 Comments Off


Ride with the view to Purchase a Tiger 1200 Explorer and get a FREE Triumph T-Shirt with our compliments.

The enclosed is a limited special offer by Triumph SA & your favorite Triumph Dealership ( Mike Hopkins Motor Cycles).

Booking is required. T & C’s apply

Don’t miss out on this.

Posted by on November 20th, 2015 Comments Off

RAT Weekend – Oudtshoorn

30th October – 1st November

RAT Cape Town – Weekend to Oudtshoorn. Join us for departure from shop @ 10.00 Friday the 30th October – Book at KleinPlaas , Oudtshoorn – Contact 021461567

for further details

Posted by on October 5th, 2015 Comments Off

Prince on a Daytona 675 R


Prince W at the Triumph stand in Milano

Posted by on December 24th, 2013 Comments Off

2013 Triumph Bonneville


Posted by on September 25th, 2013 Comments Off

2011 Triumph Thunderbird 1600 ABS – The first 150 km’s

With our faithful Rocket 3 Touring safely in the hands of “it’s” new owner it was time for this salesman to move onto the next of the large Triumph machines.
The 2011 Thunderbird 1600 ABS was given it’s pre-delivery service and took to the road on Friday evening.
2 km’s to the fuel station and I knew how Luke Skywalker felt when he found out who his father was , or when a duck hits the water , I was at home.
The accessory touring saddle is very comfortable.
The handle bar position , perfect.
The forward foot pegs so easy to reach and the gear shift tight but easy.
The rumble of the 85 bph twin cylinder motor is felt but certainly not an uneasy feeling at all. In fact the rumble gives one the feeling of power wanting to be unleashed.
The twin does not start as easily as the triple , but purrs into life within seconds.
After 5 demo trips on the Saturday and a short Sunday ride the trip meter stands at over 160 km’s with just on half a tank of fuel to go.
Monday morning , 2 up , the T-Bird handled the traffic with ease. In the wet the ABS never came into being , front brakes being sharp without being a serious threat to a novice , the rear just harsh enough to slow the moving 330 kgs in a very short space of time.
Overall , to choose between the Rocket Touring and the Thunderbird , if one excludes the luggage system of the Rocket , the T-Bird 1600 handles like a smaller cruiser , powers like the big boys , can be used in traffic by a novice and certainly will put the “hardly” bikes to shame.
Can’t wait to get it onto the long road.

Posted by on May 24th, 2011 Comments Off

A message from Mike Hopkins Motorcycles

To all Triumph Owners and Friends

Mike Hopkins Motor Cycles takes this opportunity to thank you all for your patronage.

Thank you for the wonderful support.

RATCT will be planning numerous events for 2009.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy and successful New Year to you all.

Best Regards

The Team

Here are two fellows receiving their early Christmas presents… Two Triumph Scramblers destined for Tanzania.

Posted by on December 26th, 2008 Comments Off

Mike Hopkins: 30th Anniversary

30th Anniversary


(Est 1978) 

To thank all our loyal customers , the Management and staff of Mike Hopkins Motor Cycles stretches a hand of invitation to you to join us on : 

Friday the 28th November 2008

Place : The Shop

Time : 17.30 onwards 


A Cheese and Wine evening. 

Dress :

As you are 

Entry Fee

A Toy for the Toy Run

Posted by on November 20th, 2008 Comments Off

A New Season…

… A New Site!

Good day. Please bear with me while I put the new RAT-CT site into place. I am working on this as you read this and should be done in a few hours – with images of the recent Oudtshoorn ride up as well!

**UPDATE (24 October 2008 – 17:51)**

I have transferred the bulk of the galleries from the old site into this one. The Oudtshoorn 2008 images are also up, so feel free to peruse the gallery section,

I still have quite a bit to do in terms of the admin structure, but all will be up and running shortly.

**UPDATE (30 October 2008 – The wee hours)**

The first article is up and the galleries are playing along nicely. I have updated the About page to reflect the contact information for Mike Hopkins Motorcycles and have incorporated a nifty Contact Us plug-in. Please do Contact Us with your ideas and suggestions for this site.

RATCT.COM is very much a community effort and should reflect the desires of the collective RAT community in Cape Town.

Posted by on October 24th, 2008 Comments Off