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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

Triumph Explorer 1200 – Special

Triumph SA are offering a Special Deal.

Test Ride , with the aim to purchase a New Explorer 1200 and receive a FREE Triumph T-Shirt of your choice.

Offer Limited to Demo Explorer being available.

T & C Apply


Posted by on October 14th, 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

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

2 October 2010 – Killarney Nationals

**A DAY of RACING **

NATIONALS @ Killarney Saturday the 2nd October 2010

Daytona 675 will be on track.

Kawasaki ZX6 / Kawasaki ZX10

Wesbank Super Series

Mike Hopkins Motor Cycles have the facilities @ the JAG club house , centre track (@ turn 4).

There will be plenty of shade.

There will be wood and braai will be going. (fire will be going from 12.00)…..Bring your meat & anything else

Full bar facility will be available.

(please RSVP so bar knows for stock).

PLEASE support this event.

Come and meet your Kawasaki & Triumph colleges

Posted by on September 30th, 2010 Comments Off

The 2010 Cape Town RAT Getaway!

It is that time of year again, that special time when the Triumph riders of Cape Town get on their bikes and make pleasant mischief in and around Oudtshoorn! Mr Livings sent through the following details:

“Cape Town’s weekend this year is 5th – 7th November.

  • Place NA Smit Resort, Oudtshoorn (I tried other places but either a “no bikes” policy or “full”).
  • Both evening meals are arranged
  • Enjoyable Saturday ride with Straights, Corners, and Passes & PITT STOPS.
  • Luxury & Semi Luxury Accommodation.”

Following on the suggestions of several of the RAT faithful, both dinner meals will be hosted at the resort, so that the evenings are as relaxed/debauched as they need to be without the fuss or bother of sourcing transport to and from a restaurant.

Further details will be uploaded shortly, so watch this space!

Posted by on July 24th, 2010 Comments Off


Good Morning all RAT’ters

Thanks to Werner Breedt , the MOTH guys have offered there facilities at Killarney to RAT Cape Town (and friends).

The clubhouse is on the outside of the track between turns 3 & 4.

There are full bar facilities and there will be burgers etc to eat. (PLEASE support MOTH).

The contact person @ MOTH is FRED.

Best would be to enter through the container road entrance , turn left and they are on the right before the first of the garages begin.

COME ON RAT’ters………………support TRIUMPH (Triumph SA ‘s National Rider on a Daytona 675) , MOTH & Motor Sport .

Look for the MIKE HOPKINS MOTOR CYCLES bakkie.


The Team


Posted by on March 12th, 2010 Comments Off

BMA Sedgefield 2010

The BMA run has become something of a RAT Cape Town institution. Every year the RAT faithful would saddle up and head down to Knysna in support of the British Motorcycle Association and the classic concourse and gathering they hold at the Waterfront. 2010 is no different.

Mr. Livings sent through the following program:

Departure for BMA Gathering 2010 is Friday the 19th @ 10.00 from Mike Hopkins Shop.

Those that want to travel their own route or gather at various venues can make own arrangements.

Program as handed to us :

19th 14.00 – 18.00    Registration

18.00                Bring & Braai.

20th 08.00               Breakfast Ride to Buffalo bay

10.0                                    Fun Run.

13.0                                    Display of Bikes waterfront

19.0                                    Prize Giving Dinner

We trust all those attending will have a good time.

(please note there is no back up vehicle from the shop).

Posted by on February 4th, 2010 Comments Off

The 2010 Programme: A Call to Arms

While the gallery section still requires some beefing up (sorry Gerhard – the photo’s will be back soon) Mark has asked me to pop a post up asking all the RATters and their friends to think of where they would like to go this year and what kind of group riding excursions are desirable.

I suggested that this is possibly a great excuse to get together at the Fireman’s Arms or similar establishment to iron out the details…

However, to get the ball rolling, please forward your suggestions to Mark at Mike Hopkins Motorcycles on

Until the next time, I hope everyone had a HAPPY NEW YEAR and that 2010 brings many great things (and, of course, some great riding!)

Posted by on January 6th, 2010 Comments Off

Killarney All Bike Race Day – 16 December 2009



The Jaguar Owners Club at Killarney Race Track has agreed to allow “us” to make use of their Clubhouse for the All Bike Race Day on the 16th December 2009.

This is an ideal opportunity for us all to get together and enjoy the passion of bike racing.

The club house offers a bar facility.

Ideal viewing from turn 3 through turn 4 and down the back straight.

Plenty of shade.

BRING meat , let’s braai …… bring the “kids” and their bikes/quads , let them ride.

As BIKERS and family let’s support the Jag Owners Club and the All Bike Race Day.

Cost : Adults : R 40.00 (gate entry)

Children under 16 : R 10.00 (gate entry)

All : R 5.00 per person towards the Jag Owners Club

Gates open @ 08.00 am

Racing starts @ 10.00 am

RSVP if possible please.


The Team


Posted by on December 8th, 2009 Comments Off