Originales Ducati Coastal Run
Cape Town, Sunday 11 Feb
The Originales is a Ducati enthusiast club in Cape Town that is hosting a Ducati Coastal Run this Sunday, 11 February, and looks as though it is going to be their their biggest run of the year with an expected attendance of 100 bikes. It is free for anyone to join and starts at Ducati Cape Town between 8am and 9am before they head out to Tigers Milk Muizenberg for breakfast.
The Originale Ducati Enthusiasts/Originales started with just a couple of mates in Hout Bay, Cape Town, including founding member and current president, Jannie Krynauw.
“The group originally started up under the name Hout Bay Ducati Club with only four (see black and white photo) of us but soon after I changed the name to the Originales, as our group grew beyond the Bay. I always used the term ‘Originale’ to describe something in it’s original form, which was perfectly fitting for the group and the vision, to create something fresh and new. It became clear, at that stage, that the Ducati lifestyle was non-existent in Cape Town.”
Jannie grew up as a unique mix of Afrikaans and Italian, nurturing a love for both the Cape and, of course, Ducati. “As a young kid it was my dream to own a Ducati and that day arrived for me at the prime age of 28 years of age. I took delivery of the 821 Monster in December 2014 and from there the rest was history. I went on to buy a Hypermotard and then the Multistrada. I experienced a profound connection to the brand that transcended beyond the motorcycle itself. I had a vision to build a wolf pack of Ducati owners, after I found myself chasing down every Ducati I would see on the road. Once I pulled them over I would introduce myself and then recruit them to the group (whether male or female) via WhatsApp with an official welcoming.”
The club has now grown to 125 members of great diversity with an inclusive environment within the group. They have people from all different walks of life that are now all connected to form a like-minded atmosphere. “The Originale is a lifestyle brand for Ducati owners to feel part of something special, something that represents a brand that makes all Ducatistis feel equally united, as one. True friendships have been made that will last a life time and longer.”
All you need is a good attitude and a Ducati to be an Originale. Each member is free to come and go whenever they please, even with people that remain in the group even though they have sold their Ducatis. “We have hosted multiple MotoGP events and Ducati Track Days at Killarney for the Originale members to improve there skills.”
For contact details and more information regarding the Originales, please go to their website here.