Foot­ing it Flint­stone style

The Witness - Wheels - - BIKING -

Wheels’s new bike tester Sha­heeda Ka­lik’s first bike was a ‘Baby Ninja’ Kawasaki, which she bought be­fore she even got a hel­met. Now she is part of an SAPS squad on bikes who slice through traf­fic in pur­suit of crim­i­nals. With ex­actly one litre of petrol in the pipes of the Honda CB150F, she this week showed new en­gines need to loosen up to match its fac­tory mileage of 60 km per litre (and an­other tester’s 76 km/l). Ka­lik got just over 20 km/l and had to free­wheel down the twisties from Black­ridge to Prest­bury to get the bike close to its sta­ble, where she had to foot it ‘Flint­stone style’ to push the bike past Prest­bury’s herd of cows.

PHOTO: AL­WYN VILJOEN

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