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Frenchman Philippe Guillaume (locally known as “fearless Flippie” – a nickname given to him by oom Simon Fourie himself) has spent 8 years of his life living in Joburg. Phil is certainly the fastest geographer on earth: he holds a PhD in urban geography and a FIM Speed World record (5 135 km covered in 24 hours, at the Nardo oval track in Italy, on a Suzuki Hayabusa with the same set of Pirelli Angel ST tires).

The Royal Enfield 650 Interceptor & Continental GT – First Ride Impressions

Royal Enfield can perhaps lay claim to being the oldest motorcycle brand in the world, and have been producing their “modernised” single cylinder units...

MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso SCS (Smart Clutch System) – First Ride Impressions!

Here is an exotic Italian sport touring bike with some serious new tech, SCS, for Smart Clutch System, which basically dispenses with using the...

The 2018 Honda CB1000R – First Ride Impressions!

How to make a motorcycle better? The usual recipe is to put more power and retrench some weight. Honda, obviously followed this path. But...

The 2018 KTM 790 Duke – First Ride Impressions!

111 000 hours of human work, 60 people being involved full time in the R&D department, 604 800 kilometres of intensive dyno testing and...

The 2018 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports – First Ride Impressions!

The original 1988 Honda Africa Twin was a real game changer, as it put an end to the single-cylinder trail bike era and it...

First Ride: 2018 Triumph Tiger 800 XCa

Morocco. Winter. Snowy Atlas mountain foothills, a fleet of brand new 2018 Triumph Tiger 800 XCa's, some tents in which to sleep, everything is...

The 2018 Kawasaki H2 SX – First Ride Impressions!

In 2004, a film-maker called Morgan Spurlock released a movie called: Supersize Me! The target, to eat as many burgers as possible. In 2018, a motorcycle...

The Ducati Panigale V4 S – First Ride Impressions!

The pit straight at Valencia MotoGP racetrack is only 876 meters, that doesn’t prevent the new Ducati Panigale V4 S reaching a speed of...

First Ride: 2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260 S

“This is a revolution!” This expression was made famous by the late Steve Jobs but it could be assignable to Ducati too. In 2010,...

First Ride: Kawasaki Z 900 RS

35 years after the iconic Z1, this new 900 Kawasaki will warm the hearts of biking enthusiasts and stir up plenty of nostalgia for...

First Ride: Ducati Monster 821

For 2018, the Ducati Monster 821 enjoys some new aesthetics and technological improvements. Nothing really major but enough to renew interest in this great...

First Ride: Indian Scout Bobber

This is a new, badass version of the famous Scout: welcome to the Indian Scout Bobber, a model designed for a younger and urban...

First Rides: 2018 Harley-Davidson Softails

Last year, Harley-Davidson made its own revolution for the MY17 range, with a brand new engine, the 8-valve Milwaukee Eight that was available in...

First Ride: The 2018 Suzuki GSX-R125

Since 1985, the Suzuki GSX-R has been an icon to sport bike lovers. With several victories and titles in local championships as well as...

First Ride: The 2018 Suzuki V-Strom 250

We’ve seen lately the creation of a new motorcycle category: the smallish, dual-purpose bike. After Kawasaki and the Versys-X 300, after Honda CRF 250...

First Ride: Ducati Supersport & Supersport S

After the 939 Hypermotard and the 950 Multistrada, the Supesport is the third platform to receive Ducati 937 cc liquid cooled V-twin. We’ve tested...

First Ride: Kawasaki Ninja 650

Almeria, South of Spain, is definitely the place to be these days. Within a couple of hours after the launch of the Ducati Scrambler...

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