OAK Motorcycle Products gives South African riders access to the products used by top & pro riders across the UK and global circuits for MX, Enduro, Super Motard, Road, Adventure and Karting. The Talon brand has proven itself time and again in the past 40 years in the competitive racing industry thanks to it’s top-quality products using materials of highest strength expertly engineered to suit the needs of the user.
As Talon’s sole distributor in South Africa, OAK is your partner in reaching the next level of your competitive career. With many top SA riders of all ages already using our products and achieving excellent results in the competitive circuits, we are incredibly excited for the South African competitive motorcycle industry to reach new heights and compete on-parr with global riders.
Pros the world over put their trust in Talon products. With 40 years' experience in designing the very best products for athletes that push themselves and their machines to their limit, they are in safe hands.
All Talon products are tested under the extreme conditions world class racing throws at them. Every product is designed, manufactured and tested by our own engineers and riders before they are released for sale. Manufacturing is done in our own factory in England so that we can oversee every step each product takes.
Over the years, Talon Engineering has grown from humble beginnings in a small, shared factory, into the global market leader it is today.
A time served toolmaker with experience in helicopter manufacturing, George Sartin started the company in 1972. Having begun an interest in motorbikes watching Grass Track racing as a young boy, George was to become great friends with the Grass Track 'legend' Lew Coffin. Following a period as a mechanic for Coffin, George was asked to make hubs for his bikes, and the rest is history...
After increasing success manufacturing Grass Track and Speedway hubs, the company rapidly expanded hub production to include the motocross market. As well as their renowned hubs and wheels, Talon is also well known in the industry for their sprockets, now covering an enormous range, including road bikes. Alongside their 'home' productd products, Talon is the UK importers of the highly regarded Braking products from Italy and Excel rims from Japan. They are also a distributor of RK Chains.
2006 witnessed the start of a new era. After nearly 35 years at the helm, George decided to take a back seat and handed over the reins to his son, Rob. Talon's new Managing Director has been with the company for over 20 years himself and has heavily influenced the company's progression. Rob, a time served engineer himself, brings with him a wealth of experience. His highly successful riding career, competing at World championship level in both trials and Enduro, earned him 2 British Junior Trials crowns and a brace of British Enduro Titles.
After over 40 years in the business, Talon eports to 35 Countries, with distributors in Europe, the United States, Japan, Southern Africa, and Australia. In excess of 70% of the company's business is now in the export market.
Talon Engineering has evolved into a thriving success story, now operating from a 40,000 sq foot state of the art workshop, over 20 new CNC machines, and over 50 full time staff. Rapid prototype machines, Solidworks 3D design, Cad/Cam design and programming, and our own toolmaking facility all go towards making the best products in the world. This quality is highlighted by the fact that there have been in excess of 100 world champions riding with the help of Talon parts.
We are passionate about helping South African riders achieve their goals, that’s why we are sponsoring a number of talented riders to help them on their journey to greatness. Anthony Raynard, Seth van den Abeele, Max Ledgerwood and Altus de Wet have been selected as our Warriors, joining the global Talon Army. Check out the OAK Warriors page for more information about them and their achievements.
Our Cape Town warehouse is being prepared for our first stocking delivery which will include Talon products for various major brands. This stock covers the MX, Enduro, Super Motard, Road and Adventure markets, servicing mainly the Husky, Yamaha, KTM, Kawasaki and BMW brands.
Products include complete Talon Evo wheels, Groovelite & Road front sprockets, Radialite & Road rear sprockets, Talon X8 footpegs, tools and spares. Any Talon products not in our local stock, can also be ordered, including fully customised wheels. Contact us for more information