Wild rider's dream machine
Pretoria panelbeater Gibson Muntandare has turned into an overnight celebrity thanks to his oddly modified motorbike that resembles four animals.
CAPTION: Gibson Muntandare, a panelbeater whose odd bike turns heads in Pretoria. PHOTO: BUSISIWE MBATHA
With its blue and pink dots and animal features, the fibre-glass modified bike has been turning heads in the streets of Tshwane, making its owner one of the most popular residents in Pretoria, with passersby often taking photographs ofhim on his unusual road monster.
His bike has also made it to social media like Facebook and YouTube.
"When you see the Metro police chasing me, they want to take a photo of me on the bike," joked Muntandare.
The No Limit 2012 model bike carries little of its original features from when Muntandare bought it for R2500 in April this year.
He said the idea came from terrifying dreams he had been having, which featured wild animals.
Using fibreglass, he turned the ordinary bike and added features that make it look like a bush pig, a lion, a cow and a bulldog - depending on the angle you look at it. With added features such as a CD player, on which he only plays maskandi and Afrikaans music - and various Blue Bulls rugby team decor, he sure does get some attention.
Although it might look like an animal cloning gone wrong, the bike has a deeper meaning to its owner.
"The blue represents peace and the colourful dots represent our African traditions.
It's like African skins on a Western machine. The horns show my support for the Bulls," he said. A new bike creation celebrating Nelson Mandela was on the cards, he said. - firstname.lastname@example.org
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