RFS Bike Econorun is not for sissies

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  1. Shado Alston, left, returned an overall fuel consumption of 3.02 litres per 100km on a Honda NC700X to win overall for the second consecutive year. Photo: Dave Abrahams
  2. Rookies Dave Abrahams, left, Honda Integra, and Keith Parry, Honda NC700X, were all smiles before the start. Photo: Dave Gunning
  3. Multiple former Econorun winner Peter de la Rey watches intently as his BMW G650 GS is refuelled at Bethal. Photo: Dave Abrahams
  4. All the bikes were held in parc ferme at the overnight stop in Hazyview. Photo: Dave Abrahams
  5. Rally navigator Wiley Harrington pulls away at the start of day two. His KTM 1190 Adventure blasted through the 2013 Econorun without incurring any penalties but used an extravagant 4.78 litres per 100km, placing him 29th out of 43 finishers.
  6. The most impressive result was that of Jerry Paice and blind rally navigator Bonita Blanckenberg, who won Class J for unlimited machines carrying a passenger on a BMW R1200RT, recording an impressive 4.54 litres per 100km. Photo: Dave Abrahams
  7. Riders swop tales of the road as they wait in line at the final refuelling point. Photo: Dave Abrahams
  8. Motorsport stalwart Bruce Joelson of Elna Racing fame returned a creditable 4.99 ltres per 100km on his ultra-rare Kawasaki ZRX1200R limited-edition commemorative. Photo: Dave Abrahams
  9. The Triumph crew took the team prize. Photo: Dave Abrahams

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