Motorcycles at Kalahari Desert SpeedWeek

  • Yamaha SR500 built by Los Muertos Motorcycles
  • Yamaha XT500
  • Yamaha SR500 built by Los Muertos Motorcycles
  • Yamaha SR500 built by Los Muertos Motorcycles
  • In line for scrutineering
  • Suzuki GN250 built by Los Muertos Motorcycles
  • KTM 950 Adventure
Date:20 September 2013 Tags:, ,

Photo feature by Sarah Adams

The second annual Kalahari Desert SpeedWeek took place on Hakskeenpan in the Northern Cape from the 14-23 September, and we were there to capture all the motorcycle mayhem.

All manner of motorcycles, cars and even aircraft arrived on the pan to show what they could do. Out of the bikes present were some very impressive custom jobs. Some customised Harley Davidson’s, Yamaha’s, BMW’s, Suzuki’s and others tested their mettle on the 7 km track that was specially prepared for the vehicles. There were also some amazingly fast super-bikes that really tore up the track, reaching speeds of over 300 km/h.

Whether the owners were showing off their speed machines, or their special project bikes, they were all out in full force and ready to brave the dust-soaked desert.

Here’s a photo diary of some of the motorcycles that were seen there.

See some of the aircraft that were present at the event, too.

Read more in PM’s November 2013 issue – on sale 21 October