The DJ- Durban To Johannesburg
Samantha Anderson is Deal Core's most adventurous deal maker. This week she's riding a 102 year old motorbike from Johannesburg to Durban over 2 days. It's called the "DJ" which stands for Durban to Johannesburg, but to commemorate the 50th year of the event, it is staring in Johannesburg on Friday the 13th of March 2020. The distance is over 700kms as the route takes all the back roads.
There are just over a hundred entries and only motor bikes manufactured before 1937 are permitted entry to what is a SAVVA regulated time trial, not a race as it used to be. The race between Durban and Johannesburg was called off in 1936 hence the cut off date for the age of the bikes. Since 1970 it has been a time trial and has attracted many enthusiasts over the years with a passion for distance on really old bikes.
This year Samantha gets to ride with Brad Binder and his brother Darryn. If you don't know who Brad Binder is, he's South Africa's first rider set to start the 2020 MotoGP season in the premier class alongside legend Valentino Rossi since the 1980's. His brother rides in Moto2 and their father will be riding with them as well.
Samantha will be riding the oldest bike, a 1000 cc V Twin 1918 Harley Davidson.
Author: Ryan Berry