Motocross in Namibia (New Bike Test Ride)

During the course of last week the Yamaha dealership in Windhoek reached out to a bunch of riders, asking them to test ride a few of the new bikes they shipped in and to give a short review about what they experienced.

I was lucky enough to be one of the chosen riders. Pure excitement rushed through my veins as I was busy reading the message. The thought of being chosen to ride and review one of the brand new bikes in stock had my heart pounding and I could not wait for the weekend to roll around. As Saturday drew near I grew more and more excited and finally it was time to head to the track.

When I arrived some of the other chosen riders was already there and others was still on their way. When we were all there the guys from Yamaha gave us a short speech and a few rules. When we were all “briefed” the moment I have been waiting for all week was finally here. It was very apparent that I was not the only one more than eager to get riding. All the riders rushed to put on their kits (riding gear) and get on their bikes. We were 4 riders in total, each testing a different bike.

The rest of the day was spent riding and having fun, I constantly had to remind myself that “this is not my bike, so please don’t break it”. I also had to remember to test the bike and not only enjoy it. However, the bike was amazing to say the very least, the speed, steering, weight, torque   everything was beyond anything I ever rode before.

A silent tear was shed when it was finally time to hand back the bike at the end of the day. Non the less it was great fun and an experience I will not easily forget. I wrote a positive, yet still honest, review and sent it to Yamaha, who were pleased to hear that I enjoyed the bike. 

The whole experience was very exciting and a heap of fun, I truly hope I get the chance again in the future.


Yamaha, Windhoek


Motocross in Namibia (Private practice session)

Last weekend my “riding squad” (basically just me, my father and my best friend) had the entire Gallina Motocross track to ourselves.

This weekend on Saturday there was an Enduro event that took place outside of town. Many of the riders either went to participate in the event, or they just went along for the event itself. This along with the fact that we only went to practice quite late in the afternoon, as apposed to early in the morning like we usually do, meant that when we got there we were the only people at the track.

At first we thought that we came to late and that practice was over, but a quick phone call later we were pleased to hear that it was not closed just empty.

We offloaded the 3 bikes and started practice. Since we were alone we had the chance to practice and perfect indevidaul jumps and corners over and over. My friend and I also had a friendly competition, the loser was to wash the bikes when we got home after. However, me being the nice friend that I am, did not just sit and watch him wash the bikes on his own.

All in all it was a great day and an opportunity not likely to come around  again soon.