THEOPHELUS “Bunny” Manzini from Pretoria is crazy about his Suzuki Hayabusa 1340, 2011 model.

Q: Is it your first bike?

A: No, it’s my ninth.

Q: Is anyone allowed to ride it?

A: No ways! My baby is still new and I don’t see myself sharing her with anyone. She’s like my girlfriend. I love her so much.

Q: Have you gone on long-distance trips yet?

A: Yes, I’ve just returned from Kuruman, in the Northern Cape and I’ll be heading to Mthatha in the Eastern Cape soon.

Q: Is this your dream bike?

A: To be honest, she’s not my dream bike. But it doesn’t mean I don’t love her.

Q: How often do you ride?

A: I always ride, but on weekends you’ll definitely find me riding my bike.

Q: When did you start riding?

A: I started riding in 2003 and consider myself a veteran.

Q: How often do you get traffic fines?

A: I hardly get a fine.

Q: How many bikes do you own?

A: At the moment I own three and all my bikes are superbikes. I think I also need a cruiser bike.

Q: Take us back to when you first rode a bike, how difficult was it?

A: I remember going straight from my house into my neighbour’s fence. People came in numbers to see what had happened.

The problem was that I never took bike lessons before I bought my bike. I just decided to teach myself how to ride and it went all wrong.

Q: Tell us about your outfit?

A: I have leather protective riding clothes that I always wear when I ride my bike. It’s important to safeguard myself.

Q: Do you belong to a bike club?

A: Yes, it’s called the Parias Locos MCC. It’s based in Secunda, Mpumalanga but we have members all over Joburg and Pretoria. I’m the president of my club.