BIKERS have the right to share the road with other motorists.
That’s what Abram “Ayoba” Hlaka from Carletonville on the West Rand believes.
He said because bikers don’t get stuck in traffic, fellow road users feel resentful.
“Car users think they own the road. The last time I checked, we all have drivers’ and riders’ licences,” he said.
Ayoba rides a Honda cbr 1000.
Q: When did you buy your Honda?
A: In 2014. It’s my third bike.
Q: When did you start biking?
A: In 2014 when I bought my bike, learning to ride was a great experience.
Q: Can you tell us about your first ride?
A: It was tricky and exciting at the same time. No one was born a rider so I always told myself one day I’d be good at it.
Q: Why did you choose this bike?
A: Its beauty attracted me to her. I nicknamed her Sphongo because of her forehead.
Q: How often do you ride?
A: I ride on weekends. I use my car to travel to and from work. Because I wake up early in the morning, I prefer using the car. Safety comes first.
Q: Where have you travelled?
A: I’ve been to many African countries, including Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Botswana and Mzansi.
Q: Tell us about your outfit?
A: It’s important to own one.
Q: What colour is your bike?
A: It’s blue-and-white.
Q: Have you customised it?
A: Not yet. Right now its still standard and am happy with that.
Q: Would like to change anything on your bike?
A: Not really. Maybe as time goes on.
Q: How often do you get fines?
A: No tickets. I’m cautious on the road.
Q: Do you have a licence to ride?
A: I have a rider’s licence.
Q: Do you belong to a club?
A: Yes, Tigers Motorcycle Club from the Vaal. On 27th of this month we will have a charity rally in Mafikeng and I will be there too.