From inside a Kymco UXV700, Pretoria’s backroads become an invite for adventure. It makes you want to explore the lesser known nooks and crannies that only the curious would conquer.
Yamaha has recently launched a new dealership in Pretoria East and it’s an absolute haven for bikers and boaters. In fact, getting to experience Pretoria from inside their Kymco UXV700 alongside the Yamaha YZ450F, might just have converted us into hardcore Yamaha and Kymco fans.
Located opposite Wilgers Hospital and The Grove Mall, the dealership is conveniently located and close to the N4 highway. They boast an array of Yamaha and Kymco products from PW50s and Yamaha and Kymco scooters to 1000CC R1s. They also have boats and jet skis with all the required equipment that come with it, as well as secure boat storage facilities and a fully-fledged marine workshop. The dealership’s VR46 concept store is for all the Rossi fans out there. It is filled with riding gear for both on-road and off-road motorbike junkies with the biggest range of Shoei helmets in the whole of South Africa.
In addition to its wide range of boats, bikes and musical instruments, Yamaha also sells household generators of up to 10 000 kva, as well as generator-welder combos.
The Kymco UXV700’s two-wheel-drive to four-wheel-drive activation and independent dual A-arm front and rear suspension made it a comfortable, yet exciting off-road ride to Rosemary Hill where we were treated to a warm cup of cappuccino coupled with delicious brownies that we’ll return for time and again. Even though the Kymco UXV700 was mainly created to work on farms, you’ve got to make some time for play too! Effortlessly reaching a speed of up to 85km per hour and holding its grip on loose sand and on bumpy roads, it’s a safe and fun vehicle to use for both work and play.
Kicking up some dust on route, the Yamaha YZ450F is clearly the rebel on the road. This is the dirt bike you’d want for Christmas if you could have it – one to spend a day at Rhino Park’s international MX track on, flying over bumps and sliding around bends. It has some of the best suspension out there and works for both novices, as well as pro riders.
While entering the Yamaha dealership after a fun morning on Pretoria’s backroads, we were reminded of the fact that Yamaha is not only about boats and bikes. They are also about music. It was therefore quite appropriate for the shiny, white, Yamaha grand piano on the floor to play us out. A musical end to a magical morning of pumping adrenaline and unmeasurable relaxation.
Yamaha’s Pretoria East dealership is planning a whole lot of exciting customer open days, events and test rides, so stay tuned. The 2020 Yamaha range will also be coming in later this year, which means there’s a lot to look forward to.