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 the ‘States for the first time. The Cycle magazine editorial...

Vesparados to Rustenburg!

For the last two months my life has revolved around water; cold water getting me into a bit of hot water. I have been disgraced by human attitude. The human race has disappointed me…...

In Search of Swazi Gold

Our trip to Swaziland wasn’t in search of real gold, but the metaphorical gold of adventure. Over the past few years we’ve explored a substantial amount of South Africa. The wonders of Mpumulanga, deserts of...

An Audience with the Duke of Alps

It’s MotoGP weekend in Austria and the rain hasn’t let up since Thursday evening - and we’re contemplating swapping our brace of KTM 790 DUKES for jet skis. We’re heading to the Spielberg Ring the...

Will he be remembered for his statistics or his talent?

Having just watched a compilation of Marc Marques’ miraculous saves, situations where all other riders would have crashed, a question came to mind: How will Marc Marques be remembered? Will it be for the...

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 with a 50cc bike or, as schoolboys of the day...

Dorren Loureiro Racing Academy Teaching the Old Dogs New Tricks

There is no doubt that the motor industry is constantly evolving. If you look at how advanced sport bikes have become over the last 10 years it is absolutely mind blowing. These days bikes...

The beginning of the end

By far the the best book I have every read is the story of Joey Evans. At ZA Bikers, we where very fortunate to have played a small part in Joey's story, and we...

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 year, I start experiencing a “hardness of heart”. Deep from...

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 1889, it was watching his son on his tricycle. The...

To The Sea!

“You be you and I be me To live to live tempestuously As each wave breaks at the edge of the sea You be you then I’ll be me” *Skinny van Schalkwyk* We all have vivid images of the...

The Bonafide Moto Adventure to Sani Pass

When we planned this recent adventure we had these crazy ideas and high hopes to summit Sani Pass in the middle of winter with snow all around us. Thankfully that was not the case...

Beating the grind

One of the biggest advantages of a Vespa is the way that it can zip through traffic, thanks to an upright seating position, low centre of gravity and exceptional low speed stability. Many buyers...

KTM Fanatics – My Epic Austrian Trip!

For those of you that don’t know - my name is Andy Styling, otherwise known as Styling, Boss or Mr KTM. I started a group called KTM FANATICS 14 months ago. It might come as...

Getting to Know the Motor Co. at the Harley-Davidson Museum

It's a big year for Harley-Davidson. Not only is the Motor Co. celebrating its 115th anniversary, but the Harley-Davidson Museum—where all 115 years are on display—is turning ten. On the scale of Harley-Davidson fandom, I'm...

MOTUL MEMORIES

So what is this Motul memories all about, you may ask? Let me explain. I started my motorcycling in the ‘70’s. That was the era when, as a sixteen year old, a person was...

The only checklist you need when buying a used motorcycle

Adding a funky motorcycle to your man cave is worth boasting rights. Right? Whether it’s an adventure motorcycle, dirt bike or superbike, we can all agree that bikes are super cool. The kids want to...

Tank Girls The Adventures: Farm Jam Hare Scramble!

(21 APRIL 2018) a.k.a. Middelburg Mud Pie eating contest Toe pluk ons 'n kleilat vir ons eie gat... (Barbara opened this can of worms, now we had to lie in it) Hare scramble is a form of...

To all bikers, what kind of customer are you?

It was with great interest that I read the comments and feedback on my previous blog “would you ride an electric bike to save the motorcycle industry?”. There were some brilliantly insightful questions and...

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 ‘ Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance’, the all time...

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