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,...

Italian Stallions at Redstar Raceway

It was to be a number of firsts for me, when Jos Matthysen from Ducati SA and myself jumped onto the highway in his...

BACK TO OUR ROUTES

During our national lockdown, the Gypsy in my soul yearns for the view of distant horizons seen from the saddle of my bike. I...

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

Editor's Note: Dutch native, Michiel van Dam, shares his experience riding an adventure bike in Africa for the first time, on a trip into Botswana. Here...

The “UNRIDEABLES”, a time of two-stroke terror!

Back in 2003 MotoGP saw the end of the 500cc two-stroke era in favour of the mighty 1000cc four-strokes. It also saw the introduction...

Keeping Pace with the King Price Xtreme Race Team

It's a tough time for motorcycle racing worldwide right now. The WorldSBK and MotoGP calendars are in a constant state of flux, with daily...

DUC TAILS

I took a stroll through Ducati SA's Centurion premises a short while ago ogling all the Duc's on display. I am a long time...

Essential Motorcycle Viewing for Lockdown, Part 2

We're now well into lockdown overtime, with constant uncertainty around whether life will ever return to normal. Whether you're on 'leave' with too much...

Lockdown Workshop: Things to do When You Can’t Ride

South Africa's COVID-19 lockdown has just scored itself an extra two weeks. That means that unless you're doing the grocery run on your bike,...

Band of Brothers

This COVID-19 lockdown is not all bad you know. It gives one a chance to get to things that we typically don't get to...

The Valley of 1000 Routes, with KTM Durban

KTM owners pride themselves in their brand's illustrious history in off-road racing and love to put their bikes to the test. So KTM Durban...

The Journey…

Editor's Note: At ZA Bikers we are big fans of tales of adventure where people use unlikely bikes to do unlikely trips. We have done...

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