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Meet The African Biker

Posted by Travel Adventurist On Sunday, March 27, 2011 3 comments

wheelers of Lagos
How we Roll in Africa..
There is nothing like feeling of freedom you get from riding a motorcycle.  Two wheels you and the Road.It is a passion, Freedom of the wind in your hair and the road at your feet. It is just a way to get out of the real-life basically and it is real pleasure, If you love the open road more than your grandaddy, chances are you’re part of africa’s growing Biker Culture,

Motorcycling, as a sport, is not very popular in Africa primarily because of the potential dangers involved. Many motorists do not obey traffic laws and potholes in the middle of the road can be fatal
but the leather clad kind culture  is here

Bike families in Africa
Biker Culture is hotter than ever right now thanks to a variety of festivals, bars and events this are group of riders that have crossed paths on social ride outs and realized that we had one thing in common
our beloved Diversions. From this came an idea that it just might be a good idea to get a formal type of club
Bikers are a breed unto themselves.  Their lifestyle is clearly defined by their clothing, the way they relate to each other, and their love of the open road; not to mention their motorcycles.It's how they relate best--the joy of experiencing together "the beauty of love in the wind."

Uganda bikers Association
The Uganda Bikers (UB) 'The Ambassadors of Hope',is a non-profit organization primarily involved in three main areas, HIV/AIDS Awareness, providing school fees for Orphans effected by HIV and thirdly the promotion of road safety in Africa and more specifically in their country of Uganda on February 13th 2010 - Uganda Bikers managed to hand over 15 Million UShs in support of the children affected or infected by HIV
Few members of Uganda bikes association 

Uganda Bikers on Tour from Kigali to Kibuye in Rwanda, beautiful ride!.

  The Uganda Bikers Association was founded to promote the enjoyment of owning and riding motorcycles. their current mission is to raise funds for a local grassroots charity providing services such as healthcare and education to AIDs orphans. At the same time they promote awareness of road safety while exploring the many scenic roads of Uganda and other African destinations
More information contact
 uba "@"ugandabikers.com
UBA

Inside Africa hits the open road and cruise alongside the motorcycle enthusiasts of Uganda.

Kenyan Bikers Club
Online community bringing all  riders together. Offering help and advice plus organised meets and rideouts.
The group's leader is Kevin Oduor-Noah. He's the founder of Ancient Exclusives, a company that imports and sells motorcycles.his company encourages Kenyans to take up biking ,he wants Kenya to become the biking hub of East Africa, offering bike tourism and races.
  Another significant member in the network of Kenyans who are embracing the biking culture. is Kimani Gathu ,Gathu has owned 23 bikes since 1969,He has a machine like no other in Kenya, The self-dubbed "fastest grandfather in Kenya" with his Kawasaki ZX 1400 (1400cc) valued it at kSh2 million, the machine is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 kph in 2.5 seconds, and achieving top speeds of over 300 kph,one that draws attention and admiration wherever he goes
Kimani Gathu revved up his first bike in 1958.  he has made significant appearance to Africa concours d elegance , ,he was dubbed Granpa who rides the world’s fastest super bike at Concours d’Elegance 09 



In Nigeria ,Superbikes are commonly called “Powerbikes”to distinguish them from the “Okada”. 
the ordinary Motorcycles (small bikes with an engine capacity of 100cc to 150 200cc)
Wheelers Motorcycle Club is Nigeria's premiere motorcycle club, established in Lagos in 2002 to provide enthusiastic riders with a platform to get together. 
"Biking is the ultimate sport,","It's a school, an experience, a heart trip, an adrenaline pump, a drug, Biking is like a hundred things wrapped into one. One hour of riding will rejuvenate me faster than a trip to the UK for three weeks." member of the wheeler club Lagos 
The club's has over 50 members cuts across all levels of society and professions.its a community of individuals from diverse backgrounds who all share the same passion for motorcycles.you'l find  lawyers, accountants, engineers, entrepreneurs and all kinds of other professionals


Lagos wheelers

Bikers in Jos - Plateau State - Nigeria

  1. More other clubs across Africa
  • Easy Riders Motorcycle Club  Nigeria
  • Abuja 09 Club                                      Nigeria
  • Bikers of South Africa  
plus more  i'l mention on my next blog .

Fastest bike standings 2011

1. Dodge Tomahawk: 350 mph (560 km/h)
2. Suzuki Hayabusa: 248 mph (397 km/h)
3. MTT Turbine Superbike Y2K: 227 mph (365 km/h)
4. Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird: 190 mph (310 km/h)
5. Yamaha YZF R1: 186 mph (297 km/h)
5. Yamaha YZF R1: 186 mph (297 km/h)
7. Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11/ZZ-R1100: 176 mph (283 km/h)
8. Aprilia RSV 1000R Mille: 175 mph (278 km/h)
9. BMW K 1200 S: 174 mph (278 km/h)
10. Ducati 1098s: 169 mph (271 km/h)

Just pay them respect they deserve!

If this growth and trend across Africa continues at its current pace, it could certainly provide new business opportunities for savvy entrepreneurs But being part of the African motorcycle clubs takes more than just wanting to be cool. It takes a passion for the open road, freedom, and a lifestyle that even the best find
we Ride because we love freedom, independence, and the movement of the ground beneath you. But most of all, ride to better understand ourself, our machines, the lands in which we ride, and to seek out and know other bikers like myself.
 
my word 
Get yourself the real thing, not those plastics helmets but a real helmet no matter the price it is worth it,watch the speed bro, i know it's tempting ,we ride because it is fun. we ride because we enjoy the freedom we feel from being exposed to the elements, and the vulnerability to the danger that is intrinsic to riding
a cautious biker would put on appropriate biking gear, including helmet, gloves and riding boots and would ride at a comfortable speed.

More details to follow ...

 Ride safe!..

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