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Motul’s Bike Wash at Roof of Africa 2023: What You Need to Know

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As an extension of being the official lubricant partner of the Roof of Africa, Motul will once again offer every competitor (in Iron, Bronze, Silver and Gold classes) the opportunity to keep their machines clean and race-ready for the start of each new gruelling race day. With this year’s edition of “The Mother of Hard Enduro” coming up fast (30 Nov – 2 Dec), here’s the low-down on what to expect at the Bike Wash this year.

1. Environmental Emphasis

Motul’s commitment to environmental sustainability shines through at the Roof of Africa Bike Wash, where the team will be utilising the Biodegradable Motul Moto Wash from their MC Care range. This powerful cleaner and degreaser is suitable for all types of motorcycles, while being gentle on the beautiful environment where the riders will find themselves in the Maloti Mountains. Motul’s commitment to environmental sustainability also extends to their product packaging with the majority of their range now being supplied in 50% PCR (Post Consumer Recycled) packaging.

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2. Strategically located for Convenience

The Bike Wash setup is designed for the riders’ convenience. On Day 1, the facility will be stationed at the Maseru Mall, following the Round the Houses and Time Trial sections. On Day 2, the team will be setup at Bushman’s Pass, which is also the location for the DSP for the duration of the event.

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3. Enduring Partnerships

At the core of this operation lies a partnership with Craig Kruger and his team from Extreme Clean that goes back to 2014. Craig will be managing the facility with his team of local legends, some of whom have been working at the Motul Bike Wash since 2016. Goscor Cleaning Equipment will once again be providing and supporting the pressure washers. This year the generators used at the Bike Wash will be running Motul Tekma Power X, their recently launched generator-specific oil that will keep these vital power units up and running at optimal capacity.

4. Chain Maintenance

An addition to this year’s offering at the Bike Wash facility, is a dedicated Chain Lube service. Riders can opt for their chains to be lubed with Motul’s renowned MC Care Chain Lube after each wash, ensuring peak performance in the rugged terrains of the Kingdom of Lesotho.

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5. Camaraderie & Patience are key

The Bike Wash team are committed to assisting as many riders as possible, however, there are limitations when it comes to available space and staff. With a substantial field this year, it’s important that all riders show camaraderie and patience to ensure a smooth operation so that everyone will have an equal opportunity to make use of this free service.

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“The Roof is always one of the highlights of the year for Motul because it allows us the opportunity to engage with our customers and showcase our products in some of the harshest off-road conditions that you will find. We have a long history with the Roof for this reason, and we’re proud to provide the Bike Wash to all competitors as a sign of our appreciation for the support we get from the racing community,” commented Mercia Jansen, Motul Area Manager for Southern and Eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean.

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Staff Writer
Staff Writer
Compiled by the ZA Bikers team.