TSHEPISO “The Bull” Mashaba only enjoys riding if he knows he is safe.
Originally from Diepkloof in Soweto, he now lives in Ruimsig, Roodepoort.
“The most important message is not to forget your protective gear. It is for your safety in case you fall.”
The Bull rides a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R.
Q: When did you buy your bike?
A: In March. It is still new.
Q: Is it your first?
A: No. My third. The first was written off in a crash. I sold my last bike to buy this one.
Q: Does it have a nickname?
A: Yes, I call her The Beast.
Q: Why did you choose white?
A: It’s pearl white. I could choose from a variety of colours but I liked this one. It is a struggle to keep clean, so I get her washed every Sunday.
Q: How often do you ride?
A: Every chance I get.
Q: Is the Beast your dream bike?
A: Yes, she is.
Q: Why do like biking?
A: Biking is a way of life. Bikers are more like a family. We support each other and do charity work together.
Q: How far have you ridden?
A: I have been to eSwatini, Cape Town, Gauteng and more.
Q: Who else can ride your bike?
A: No one. I am too possessive over my Beast.
Q: What can you tell us about other Mzansi road users?
A: The biggest problems are motorists speeding, changing lanes without warning and using cellphones while driving.
Motorists need to pay more attention to everyone else on the roads. This is why biking is so deadly.