BIKE, BOAT AND OUTDOOR SHOWS SET THE SCENE FOR SUMMER
The annual staging of the Bike, Boat and Outdoor Lifestyle Shows from Friday 8 to Sunday 10 August 2014 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec, heralds the arrival of the summer outdoor season for South Africans.
The AMID Motorcycle Association have announced the staging of the Pirelli Motorcycle of the Year competition taking place in Hall 5. The hotly contested competition sees motorcycle manufacturers vying to see their latest model crowned Motorcycle of the Year. Motorcycle enthusiasts are in for a further treat with no fewer than eight new motorcycle model and equipment launches. Visitors will have the opportunity to view the latest motorcycle and quad models, equipment and accessories under one roof.
The Boating Industry in return are preparing for the staging of the Johannesburg Boat Show in Hall 6 which features the latest boats, engine technology, water sport equipment and accessories. No fewer than seven boat manufacturers will be launching new product at the Show. This is the ideal platform from where to keep up to date with the latest trends, models and technologies in the boating and watersport world.
One of the showstoppers set to wow the crowds will be Seabreacher’s unique underwater vessel. The Seabreacher brings under water flight to South Africans in an exciting, safe and reliable submersible watercraft. The craft is designed to push the limits of what people can do in the water, diving, jumping, rolling, porpoising and other amazing aquabatic feats within the safety and comfort of a dry, sealed cockpit.
Other activities that will entertain watersport enthusiasts include wakeboarding and flyboarding demonstrations, SAMSA (the South African Maritime Safety Authority) workshops as well as personalities and demonstrations hosted on the various boating media stands.
Motorcycle enthusiasts will not be left out with a number of activities and events designed to entertain the motorcycling fraternity. For dirt sport enthusiasts the WOMZA Super Moto race promises a day of thrills and spills and Enduro World will test rider skills on the endure course. Visitors can get up close and personal with the latest Harley Davidson models and take part in the Harley Ride and Drive. Smith Power importers of Polaris, Victory Motorcycles and Indian Motorcycles also offer visitors an opportunity to test their latest models. Rounding out the motorcycle attractions will be the daily Hall 5 Stage Programme with hosts Matt and Harry of the Bike Show Fame as well as a Women’s Day Special with Speed Queen Racing on Saturday 9th and the Concours D’ Elegance and Show ‘n Shine competitions which are open to the public.
The angling and diving communities are not left out of the action either. For angling enthusiasts there is opportunity to take part in Angling Master Classes on the Saturday and Sunday of the Show. The line-up features New Zealand’s Chris Wong rated as one of the leading jiggers in the world. ASFN will also host workshops and there will be various fishing demonstrations on the Lake. The diving fraternity will be treated to presentations, workshops and personalities forming part of the PADI Dive Show. The weekend’s line-up also includes monster truck rides, paintball league events and a host of show specials and competitions.