Footing it Flintstone style
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.