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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.

TECHNOLOGY – Curse or blessing?

I recently had another ride on KTM’s magnificent 1290 R. Incredible bike, however aspects of the bike got me thinking. I am re-reading ‘...

The unsung hero. Suzuki DL 1000 V-Strom

Suzuki introduced the V-Strom a number of years ago. It was one of the stable of Suzuki’s which used their new at the time...

BMW G 310 GS Launch – George, Western Cape

Oubaai, the Ernie Els golf estate development at Herolds Bay, just outside George, was the scene of the official launch of the G 310...

NEWSFLASH! KTM TFT Display on 1290R and S upgraded for 2018.

When I attended the launch of KTM’s magnificent 1290R Adventure in Peru last year it was apparent that journalists were unanimous in their praise...

2017 KTM 300 TPI – Media Launch (Lesotho).

There is no better place to launch a new enduro bike, than Lesotho. Riaan Neveling, KTM SA’s marketing manager, decided to have an intimate...

2017 MOTUL Roof of Africa – When the dust settled……..

GOLD CLASS
 South Africa’s own, Wade Young (Sherco Liqui Moly Racing), rode to victory in the 50th Anniversary MOTUL Roof of Africa. Not too far...

MOTUL Roof of Africa – Day 2

Going for Gold: Perfect conditions on the 2 loop course saw the time trial winner, Wade Young, on his Sherco , set a blistering pace....

MOTUL Roof of Africa 2017 – TIME TRIAL

The time trial determines the starting positions for the race proper. The fastest rider on the day will thus leave first, with the next...

ROUND THE HOUSES at the MOTUL ROOF OF AFRICA 2017.

Anyone who has ridden a bike with knobblies on tar will know how little traction is available. To really amp things up you can...

The calm before the storm

The atmosphere in Maseru is absolutely charged with excitement on the morning of the 50th anniversary of the ‘Mother of Hard Enduros.’ Chatting to...

BMW Media Day – Mpumalanga.

At 7am we were already landing in Mbombela to attend a BMW Media day. The star of the show was undoubtedly the introduction of...

A Spectators Guide to the 2017 MOTUL Roof of Africa!

If you are a first timer planning to spectate at the Roof, there are some things to consider that could make your experience more...

MOTUL Roof of Africa – What’s up with the ‘bLU cRU’?

The spearhead of the Bidvest Yamaha bLU cRU team is Blake “Mary Poppins” Gutzeit, who has to be full of confidence leading up to...

MOTUL and their History in Motorsport

164 years ago the Swan and Finch Oil Corporation was founded in New York in the good old US of A. They made a name...

Yamaha MT-07 Tracer – Middleweight Cruise Missile

The introduction of a Tracer version of Yamaha’s excellent 700cc parallel-engined middleweight, brings a whole new set of skills to this class. Naked motorcycles,...

The Roof of Africa – How the Times Have Changed!

To appreciate how different a race the Roof is in 2017 compared to 1967, we are going to look at the winning bike in...

MOTUL Roof of Africa – the Mother of Hard Enduros!

The 2017 MOTUL Roof of Africa will herald the 50th anniversary of this iconic race. Whilst the event started in 1967, political unrest in...

BlackStone Tek / BST

The aircraft manufacturer, Lockheed, have a Special Ops department known as their “Skunkworks”. Aircraft like the SR-71 Blackbird trace their origins back to this...

The 2017 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

This years Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride kicked off from the W C Club at 3 Athol Oaklands in Johannesburg. I rode through with a...

KTM Adventure Rally 2017

The Orange Clan gathered from far and wide in the magnificent Champagne Valley Sports Resort, northern Drakensberg for a long weekend of awesome riding...

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