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The New generation of SuperMoto

The new generation of Supermoto bikes by Husqvarna is truly the essence of Supermoto. The sexy yet tough bike is good on off road and on track racing. The Supermoto sport is a mix of different skills required for street racing, motocross and dirt track. The Swedish styled bike is on a class of its own

At a glance, the bike looks simple and hard. But on a second look, the monstrosity is seen on the one sided exhaust, the height and tires, the two front forks - simply amazing. The “modified suspension, street wheels and tires is the perfect recipe for a Supermoto” (bikebandit.com, 2015)

Whether it is the Supermoto 701 or the FS 450 engines, the immense power can be seen as the bike just wants to take off. The displacement of the 750 as compared to the 450 can tell the difference between the pro’s and the newbies in the game, the man and the boy.

This would be a beast to own someday but with reservations as the thrill, the rush could also mean the crush and the injuries compounded. The bike is very different from a any KTM model though its part of the KTM group by acquisition. A chance to hear this bike roar or see it in action on track or the dirt road is always a warm welcomed sight. Machoni Mwangu Photography got a chance to witness the bike in action in one of the Superbike Association races held in Kenya. Watch this space for the new upcoming races. Below is some images of this Supermoto

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Moto X - The Rivalry Continued. Round 4

The rivalry continued at the Jamuhuri race track for the Moto X round 4 event on the “Piki Piki za Mbio”. Despite the rainy day and the muddy terrain, nothing could hold the bikes down. From the big boys and girls, every one turned up for the mud races. Even the under 50cc category was well represented on this said day. No one wanted to be left behind.

The event hosted courtesy of the FIM Africa and East Africa Motor Sport Club is among many races held within the country focusing on the Enduro and Motocross. There is a lot of interest growing in these two wheel sports and sponsorship’s are getting better by the day. Every one wants a piece of the cake. Motorcycle fan clubs are also getting bigger in Kenya, with the track, road races and terrains well represented by the Super bikes, Enduros and MX respectively. The turn out during these events is amazing showing the interest in adventure sport, adrenaline rush and a fun time outdoors. Cruisers, we await an invite to your events

Machoni Mwangu Photography and family happened to be spectators at this event and managed to get a few images as represented below:

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Enduro Dirt Masters Championships at Champagne park

The Enduro Dirt masters Championship Finals were held at Champagne Park in Ngong. The annual event attracts bikers, campers, nature and mud lovers. Most of all is a good time out to watch different riders battle tough designed courses testing their skills and machines. It is usually very competitive across all the classes, the terrains are almost unforgiving, mental strength is key and a positive attitude is the only way out. The fans are always anticipating good riding and fun along the splashes and so are we

Machoni Mwangu Photography was in place again to showcase the event as it happened through our eyes. Watch out for 2019 events as the year is packed with fun and adventure. See the images of what transpired on this actual day.

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Drags and Run - Superbike Race 2019

The Moto champ drags and run - Superbike race event was held last weekend at Exit 13 - Thika super highway, Kiganjo - Macadamia area in Kenya. The event hosted by Road Warrior motorcycle community is a series of races held in the country annually. It has pulled crowds from different biker communities via its road races closing a section of road to have one on one races to see who is fastest

Superbikes in different categories in terms of capacity from under 400cc, 600cc, 1000cc and over were all featuring. Different riders came to show off their style and racing skills this time round. Also noted were the different bike manufacturers and models represented as well from Suzuki, Kawasaki, Ducatti, Honda, KTM, Apaches, Yamaha, BMW et al

The fans did not disappoint as well. They turned up in huge numbers in support of the event in diverse age groups. From the young to the old, they were all there for the adrenaline rush and to see the fast machines. Machoni Mwangu Photography was invited for the event and we managed to show up thanks to Ness Pixels, a fellow petrol head and adrenaline junkie :-) . Below is a series of some images captured on the day

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4 X 4 Challenge Champagne Park, Kipeto

The 4 X 4 Challenge has drawn a lot of interest from the petrol heads, adventure and outdoor lovers in Kenya. Over time, the event has been held in different locations from Kipeto to Lukenya where the roads / tracks are un-surfaced, with mud, gravel, rocks or even riverbeds or water filled pools. This time round it was hosted in Champagne park, Kipeto area and for sure a lot of Kenyan motoring enthusiasts came for the event.

The event usually is held over a weekend with activities from qualifiers to the finals per category. All vehicles are scrutinized and given pass to take part. Despite all that, some get to stall, get stuck but through it all each finds its own strength. Different passions are seen through the teams and their vehicles

From Friday through to Sunday in the evening, there is camping, food and drinks available on purchase through out. A relaxed time out to smell outdoors and see nature, see the new upgrades of 4 X 4, meet friends and rally lovers and have a great time with family as well, a getaway plan. Did i mention the nyama choma / fry is a deli always available? You don’t want to miss it next time

As usual, Machoni Mwangu Photography was around and took some images as below:

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Speed Bikes in season 2 SuperBike Championships in Kenya

The second season of the super bike championships races in Kenya took place at the TGRV circuit in Mai Mahiu. It was 2 day event with the first day having scheduled trial runs for the men to test their machines on the track and the second day was the big day. A few campers came in day one and majority flocked in for the race day on Sunday. This was going to be a big one

We noted some of the few speed bikes that came in for the show taking part in the races for 1000cc, 600cc and under 250cc.

KTM Duke 1290

KTM Duke 1290

Honda CBR 600RR

Honda CBR 600RR

Suzuki GSR

Suzuki GSR

Honda FireBlade

Honda FireBlade

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Apache leading the pack

Apache leading the pack

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