MEET Bra Mash Mashiloane, also known as “Bra Mash”, from Kagiso, in the West Rand.
He owns a Yamaha YZF-R6.
Q: When did you buy your bike?
A: In 2013.
Q: Is it your first?
A: It’s my second bike. My first one was a Suzuki SV 1 000.
Q: Where did you learn to ride?
A: My friend and mentor Bra Isaac “Plaza” Maduna taught me to ride.
Q: Do you have a licence?
A: Yes, I do. I got my riding licence after I bought my first bike in 2011.
Q: How often do you ride?
A: I ride to work and on weekends.
Q: Tell us about that colour?
A: It’s yellow.
Q: How far have you ridden?
A: Durban, Swaziland and Botswana.
Q: Did you pimp your ride?
A: No. My bike is perfect as it is.
Q: Would you allow someone else to ride it?
A: Only Bra Isaac can ride my bike because he taught me to ride.
Q: Do you have any traffic fines?
A: No! I’m very cautious when riding.
Q: Tell us about your outfit.
A: It is very important for safety.
Boots are also important in case you slide, but it’s very important to wear your full gear if you want to arrive home alive.
Q: What do you think of other road users?
A: Some car drivers are cautious of bikers. They have a little bit of knowledge about biking.
Others are not.