Is Electricity Really the Future?

Electricity is being touted as the fuel of the future for motoring and motorcycling. But, is it really the answer to all the problems...
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Ducati Multistrada V4 Radar explained…

Braam Smit (Ducati SA) explains to us how the new 'radar system' on the Ducati Multistrada V4 works.

Staring into the crystal ball – what does the future of motorcycling look like?

In my career, I have been blessed to learn from the biggest brains in the automotive business. These big brains are the ones that...

Report: Even More Ladies Learn to Ride a Motorcycle, Powered by Motul

I’m talking about that wonderful initiative, launched last year by one fast lady, Paige Lindenberg, Marketing Manager of Shelby SA and the sassy blonde,...

BMW launch their latest R 1250 GS/ADV & R 1250 RT

I recently hopped a plane, together with some fellow journo’s, out of Jo’burg to the beautiful town of George in the Western Cape, to...

Stop Thinking and Start Riding

Choosing your first bike can be a daunting task, with a vast selection of motorcycle categories, engine types and sizes to choose from. If...

Karoo Dreaming: Adventure Touring on the Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT

One of the perks of my job, other than riding motorcycles and calling it 'work,' is the travel. Towards the end of 2019 I...

“New York steak” – A prime cut from Kawasaki, the birth of the first...

69 means different things to different people, but when it comes to motorcycling in the relatively modern era, it means only one thing –...

Ducati Mystery Tour – April 2021

Combine Bullets from Bologna, a bunch of passionate people, perfect weather and some of the most scenic roads in the country, for a sure-fire...

Mother City Love: A Day Out with Triumph Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the best motorcycling destinations in the world. It's true: any Capetonian will confirm it, and even visitors from up...

Young Guns: King Price Xtreme Looks to the Future

There's a 25 year age gap in King Price Xtreme's 2021 motorcycle race team. At one end is 39-year-old Sfiso Themba—at the other, 12-year-old...

Chatting about the slippery stuff with Taki Bogiages, Business Technical Manager, Motul SA

We caught up with Taki Bogiages to chat about all things oily and Motul’s 'Know your Oil' initiative. Taki’s journey with Motul started way...

The Grave tale of chasing Anglo-Boer War Ghosts on a BMW R1200 GS Adventure

Mpumalanga, or ‘ET’, as it is affectionately known by motorcyclists, is an area endowed with spectacular scenery and sweeping mountain roads, the best of...

Tracing Sabie on the Yamaha Tracer 900

It was that time of the year again, where the itch to travel had to be scratched. Nothing clears the head like a long...

Consummate allroad Tourers – Suzuki V-Strom, old and new

We recently had an occasion to re-acquaint ourselves with the all-road ability of Suzuki’s trusty Adventure bike option, the V-Strom. Interestingly we had both...
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Shop Focus: World Of Motorcycles

We take a tour around World Of Motorcycles in Centurion.

Taking a Nuke to a Fist Fight – RAD KTM’s Radical KTM 500 EXC-F...

I have been keen on joining Bonafide Moto Co on one of their Sunrise Scramble events for some time now. Problem is, I dislocated...

Ending the year at the Sabie Bubble Run

For the past 6 years, South African motorcyclists have been making the annual pilgrimage from Johannesburg to the small town of Sabie for the...

SIGNS OF THE TIMES

It was with great interest I read through the vehicle sales figures for 2020. I think we can all agree the less said about...

Unhinged: KTM Paarl Upgrade the 1290 Super Duke R

180 hp, 140 Nm and 189 kilos: even in stock form, the KTM 1290 Super Duke R is pure madness. But it's still not...

It’s All Relative

No, I don’t mean that in a hillbilly sense, hehe. When you have had an intimate love affair with bikes, as I have had...

Spirit of Passion: A custom BMW R18 by Kingston Custom

From the moment the BMW R18 broke cover, the Bavarian marque has pitched it as a platform for customisation. For most R18 owners, that...

Dakar 2021 – Behind the scenes from the Bivouac with Motul Racing Lab

The media and a few other privileged guests, got to attend a 'Dakar Live Link' with Eva Castelain, a Motul representative, live from the...

Soul Searchin’ and Road Trippin’

It’s midday and I’m riding my Triumph Speed Twin south out of ‘The Big Smoke’. Only going as far as Clarence, in the eastern...

New Years Restitution: Our 2021 wish list

What. A. Year. As 2020 draws to a close, and we all try to figure out what the holidays will look like under a...

Motorcycles and the Post-Covid Recovery

The Covid crisis and Lockdown Level “what-ever-it-is-ish” has given us all much more thinking time. And stressing time. And work-from-home time. And trying-to-fit-everything-in-while-working-from-home time. In this article, I...

Amiable Andy and his Yamaha Ténéré 700

For those of you who don’t know, or may not have heard of Andy Biram, let me introduce you. Andy is a vastly experienced...

Show Report: The Lightning Bolt 2020

Africa's first winner-takes-all custom motorcycle build-off, the Lightning Bolt, went down this past weekend against the backdrop of Cape Town's city centre. Nine builders...
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Report: Track-Daze at Kyalami with the all-new 2020 Honda Fireblade SP and RR-R

With the 2020 Honda Fireblade SP and RR-R, the Japanese firm have made their on-track intentions loud and clear. Here's how it all went...

Done and Dusty: The 2020 Honda Quest adventure challenge

The Honda Quest is a nine day-long South Africa adventure riding challenge with a pretty sweet twist. Contestants compete teams of two—and the team...

Hanging with King Price Xtreme at Red Star

We were recently invited to hang out with the King Price Xtreme crew at Red Star Raceway. It gave us a chance to catch...

BMW Motorrad reveal the Definition CE 04 electric scooter concept

If there's one corner of the motorcycle market where electric propulsion really makes sense, it's urban mobility. Most electric motorcycles are hamstrung by range,...

Battle of the Baggers

Riding big, heavy cruisers through a mountain pass with sparks showering from the footpegs has a weird type of appeal. You have to really...

TWEAKING THE TWIN

In my blog, Back to our Routes, which I penned in May, I spoke about the one bike does it all scenario. In the...

Ducati’s Magical Mystery Tour

We have seen some significant changes since World of Motorcycles took on the Ducati brand in SA. Under the guidance of Jos Matthysen, the...

Soul Trippin’ in Sabie

The last nine months have been really tough on the mind, body and soul. Racing against the rain, riding the wind and chasing sunsets...

Back in the Fray: Catching Up With the King Price Xtreme Superbike Team

South African motorcycling has suffered the exact same pandemic-related setbacks, calendar reshuffles and crammed race schedules that the international racing scene has. But racing...

Catching up with Liqui Moly’s Melicia Labuschagne

Let's be honest: it's been a tough season for everyone. For some, it's been the emotional struggle of staying sane during lockdown, but for...

Biker’s Warehouse Ladies Day

Article by: Skinny van Schalkwyk Biker’s Warehouse and Morag Campbell went to some trouble to pamper a lucky group of lady riders for Women’s Day,...

Bonafide Moto Co TACO TUESDAY Heralds in a Belated Spring

"Spring is sprung, the grass is riz, I wonder where the birdie is. They say the bird is on the wing, but that's absurd,...

Empowering Women on Two Wheels: Motul and Honda’s Learn to Ride Day

The percentage of women in South African motorcycling keeps growing, but there are ways we can accelerate that growth. One of those ways, is...
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Introducing the all-new #TrustPack from Fire It Up!

We chatted to Craig Langton of Fire It Up! recently about their all-new #TrustPack offering. Hear what Craig had to say...

HANGING WITH HONDA – We ride the Magnificent new Fireblade RR-R around Red Star

We, together with other members of the motorcycle media, were recently invited by Honda SA to sample their stunning new Fireblade at Red Star...

Meet the ‘Tweeners: Four Electric Bikes that Defy Convention

The electric motorcycle segment is growing fast, and in some pretty interesting ways too. At one end of the spectrum, you've got full-sized motorcycles...

How to make sure your motorbike is correctly insured

Owning a motorbike is a pleasure. Making sure it’s correctly insured is a bit trickier. When it comes to two wheels, not all brokers...

Urban Mobility, E-Bikes, and the Cannondale Habit Neo 3

After our review of Energica's new electric motorcycles, we promised that we were going to take a more in-depth look at the application of...
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Fire It Up! moves to new Bryanston store

Fire It Up! Motorcycles, South Africa’s largest-selling motorcycle dealership, has made the long-awaited move from Fourways to its new home on Main Road in...

Hometown Hero: Brad Binder is Ready for the MotoGP Season to Start

Brad Binder should have been four months and eleven races into his debut MotoGP season by now. Instead, the Moto2 sensation and hometown hero's...

BMW’s best kept secret. [Just kidding, but read on]

Last week we popped in to say "Hi" to our friends at Bavarian Motorcycles, the bespoke BMW dealership in Centurion, just to see how...

Rookie Ride into Zimbabwe: A Dutchman Testing Africa, His Gear and Himself

Dutch native, Michiel van Dam, shares his experience riding an adventure bike in Africa for the first time. In part one of this story,...

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