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My name is Dave Cilliers. I consider cars as four wheeled shopping baskets and only worth using as a last resort! For years bikes have been my primary transport. Racing, touring, commuting or just kicking up dust on African tracks, I have owned over 270 motorcycles and ridden millions of kilometres. I am happiest when sharing my passion for motorcycles with like minded people whilst traversing Africa in search of adventure.

Optimate3 Battery Charging System

Why do you suppose I refer to the Optimate3 as a “system” rather than simply a charger? Quite simply, because that is what it...

2019 HARLEY-DAVIDSON FXDR UNVEILED AT H-D SANDTON

ZA BIKERS were invited to attend the unveiling at Harley-Davidson Sandton of the 2019 FXDR power cruiser. The event was well attended, with a...

HARLEY-DAVIDSON UNVEILS NEW BOKSBURG STORE

A new bespoke Harley-Davidson dealership has opened up adjacent to the well known S4 Auto in Boksburg. The opening was celebrated by holding an...

Product Review: MOTUL MC Care Products – Part 2

At the best of times we should take really good care of our bikes and riding kit, however in these financially taxing times it...

XKULCHA DAKAR 500D Adventure Riding Pants

I have owned a pair of XKULCHA Dakar pants for a couple of years now and done many miles in them. To be frank,...

SYM CityCom 300i – Freedom of the City #ScooterRevolution

Back in the ‘80’s South Africa went through a “petrol crisis”. I was working for a Honda dealership at the time and we would...

PIRELLI BIKE OF THE YEAR – 2018

This years Pirelli BOTY is a really interesting one! Before we get into the meat of things I would like to give a huge...

THE SUZUKI DL 250 – The “wee” Strom.

This is the littlest bike in Suzuki’s V–Strom Adventure Sports line up. Sporting the same engine as that in the GSXR 250 road bike,...

JAPANESE AUTO RACING

The diversity of motorcycle motorsport never ceases to amaze me! Everyone is familiar with the likes of MotoGP, World Superbikes and Supersports, the TT...

XKULCHA ENDURO THORN SLEEVES

What a truly brilliant idea these Enduro thorn sleeves are! Back in the day I used to do a lot of riding with my...

DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMEN’S RIDE – 2018

On the 30th of September around 120,000 mostly classic or unique motorcycles rolled through the streets of 650 cities all across the globe. Riders...

Go Gravel 40L (Little Karoo) Duffel Bag

I recently had the opportunity to do a really proper test of GoGravel’s 40L duffel bag. The bag looks good in a grey material...

Motorcycle Advertising from the 1970’s

It’s fascinating to page through one of my 1977 bike magazines. The articles are fascinating in that emission standards were introduced and enforced in...
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Indian Motorcycle Breakfast run. Sunday 12th August 2018.

Indian hosted a breakfast run to the Aviator venue near Hartebeestpoort dam on Sunday the 12th. Current Indian owners, prospective owners, and representatives of...

Triumph Tiger 800 XCa – Triumph’s Top Middleweight Cat

“Tiger Tiger burning bright”. So begins the opening stanza of the famous poem. So apt too, it is for Triumph’s latest offering. For 2018...

Damn! Was My Face Red!

For those of you that started your motorcycling in the early 70’s, do you remember learning to ride? Invariably it meant getting to grips...

DREAMING OF A BIG SKY

“The old Lakota was wise. He knew that a man’s heart away from nature becomes hard” Luther Standing Bear – LAKOTA SIOUX. At this time each...

THE DUNLOP STORY

It’s amazing how many things get invented by people involved in the most mundane pastimes. In the case of John Boyd Dunlop, back in...

TRIUMPH 1050 TIGER SPORT – a Tiger for the tar.

In recent years Triumph’s Tiger range has been dominated by it’s dual sport bikes. The 1050 Sport has kind of got lost in the...

XKULCHA KLASSIC DENIMS – No excuse not to wear all the kit, all the...

I recently had the opportunity to visit the Xkulcha factory in Johannesburg. Xkulcha is a real South African success story. As South Africans, we...

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