XT500 Charity Raffle
Here are a few words from Anton Meiring - the man behind the project and the rad human who has donated his XT500 to the cause:
"A little background to the XT and the thinking around the raffle – we all know that the XT is a classic with a cult following, but this specific one is where exploring on a motorbike started for me and has been central to this family passion for many years – starting in 1981 when my dad left the farm with the intention of buying a utilitarian AG bike, but returned with a shiny new XT500. I first rode her when I was 12, and did thousands of km’s on the farm and local farm roads – hours and hours of blissful teenage freedom! The XT then did many offroad trips to all corners of the Eastern Cape – flanked by Africa Twins, Beemers and KTM’s - and she never skipped a beat! My dad passed on the mantle and gave her to me for my 40th a couple of years ago, and I had every intention of returning her to her former glory…
As much as I am passionate about this bike, just looking into my 2yr old daughter’s eyes puts things into perspective, and this build and raffle presents an opportunity to hopefully make a tangible difference. The XT is a classic and if we recondition her properly, she will provide somebody else with many km’s and hours of happiness – and raise much needed cash for a very worthy cause!"