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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.

Ride Review: Ducati Panigale 1299S

I have had almost a lifelong respect and fascination with Ducati sport bikes. Most certainly for my motorcycling lifetime spanning 45 odd years. Cast...

Ride Review: Ducati Multistrada 1200S

As the earths population has grown the last 20 odd years, roads have carried ever increasing volumes of traffic and road surfaces have deteriorated...

Biking Brotherhood

An inevitable consequence of motorcycling for any length of time is the kindling and growth of many good and lasting friendships. So it was...

Ride Review: Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT ABS

You see it’s like this. You typically start riding a small, moderate or even a low powered bike. As your skill and confidence grows...

Ride Review: Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200

When I review a bike, I start with a “clean sheet”, so to speak. I try to put all pre-conceived ideas and opinions out...

Ride Review: Ducati Diavel

Get one thing straight… There is nothing soft about Ducati’s Diavel. This is one serious high-tech piece of Italian exotica. The visual impact is extreme...

Judging at the 2015 Pirelli “Bike of the Year”

If you bought a new bike recently, and had no budget constraints, then chances are you own your “Bike of the Year”. That may...

Ride Review: Kawasaki Versys 650

The Kawasaki Versys has undergone a significant change for 2015. So much so that it would be doing the bike a serious injustice by...

Ride Review: Suzuki Gixxer SF and 200 Burgman

Suzuki Gixxer SF As fuel prices tend ever upwards Suzuki have brought in two new models designed to keep you smiling at the pumps. The...

Around the World Motorcycle Travellers

Nothing excited me more as a sixteen year old, than getting up at dawn on a beautiful Sunday summers morning. Throw on jeans, T-shirt...

Ride Review: Triumph Trophy SE

The purpose of testing bikes at ZA Bikers is to give you, our readers, an accurate assessment of what the bikes we test are...

Special Editions: Triumph Speed 94 and Speed 94R

To celebrate 21 years since the widely popular Triumph Speed Triple was first introduced, the British manufacturer has announced the launch of two new...

To Flash or not to Flash… That is the question!

Whoa guys! Before you reach for the lapels of that grubby raincoat… I am not talking about that kind of flashing. This is a...

Ride Review: Triumph Tiger 800

There is something utterly intoxicating and addictive about the sonorous wail of a Triumph triple at full chat. When that triple is housed in...

Report: Kawasaki Ninja H2 – South African Launch!

Kawasaki SA launched the exciting and much anticipated supercharged H2 at Rand airport in a hanger surrounded by some iconic aircraft, nice!! The Boss of...

Quick Chicks!

There is just something about women in leathers. I’m not talking about your average rally going lady in leather pants that are meant to...

APACHE INDIANS RAID VICTORIA FALLS!!

This trip report was from 2012. Those of you with a smidgen of historical knowledge will know that the Apache Indians are incredibly tough, survive...

1970’s Advertising

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...

The downside of biking

When folks hear that I have ridden bikes for nigh on 47 years, the inevitable question arises, “So Dave, have you ever fallen off?”...

Motorcycle Gunslingers

From the moment that engine got mounted onto a bicycle to create the first motorcycle, men have tried to make these contraptions go faster....

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