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...

The 2021 KTM 450 Rally Replica is Literally Ready to Race

KTM might not have taken gold in this year's Dakar Rally, but from 2019 backwards they enjoyed an eighteen year winning streak in the...
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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...

Ducati’s Stunning Limited Edition Scrambler 1100

There's no denying that the Ducati Scrambler 1100 Pro looks damn fine out the box, but now there's a limited edition of it that...

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,...

A Look at the New Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE

Fresh news from Borgo Panigale: Ducati have just thrown the wraps off the new Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE. Riffing off the eye-catching Hypermotard 950...

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...

Revealed: The BMW R 18 – Bavarian Cruiser

A while back we told you about BMW's latest cruiser concept, which was received with considerable interest and enthusiasm by the world's motorcycling press,...

Honda RC166 and 174 – Hitting the opposition for six!

21 days of lockdown gives one time to get to things that you keep on putting on the back burner as we rush through...

Dunlop on an Adventure Mission…

As motorcyclists, we live in glorious times! Especially so, if you love the great outdoors. Adventure biking is on the rise and has been...

A Closer Look at the New KTM 890 Duke R

KTM first pulled the covers off the new KTM 890 Duke R at EICMA last year. But last night, we got a closer look...

Stay Sane: Essential Motorcycle Films for Lockdown

Right now, the world is gripped by a pandemic that's postponed all motorsport activities indefinitely, and has most countries, including South Africa, on lockdown....

A journey for LOVE…

As some of my close friends are aware, I have relocated my family to the Eastern Cape. More specifically Jeffreys Bay. As a family,...

Self Expression, the Indian way

We are living through some tough financial times with not everyone in a position to replace their bike on a whim. We are all...

A morning with Kinga Tanajewska – World Traveler extraordinaire

Many Adventure bike riders have probably considered, or dreamed about, chucking up the daily grind and riding their bike around the world. I certainly...

The joys of touring in Southern Africa on a BMW R 1250 GS Adventure

Four countries, 3600 kilometres in just two weeks, a bit of dust and plenty of memories: when a bunch of foreigners decided to come...

A tale of Triumph over Botswana.

Botswana. The very name conjures up visions of the central Kalahari plains, black-maned lions, bushmen, and the Okavango Delta, teeming with abundant wildlife. I...

#theDesertRose, #thePeoplesChampion

Taye Perry. Prior to the 2020 Dakar Rally, only the people involved in the South African off-road motorcycle racing scene were familiar with the...

The Perfect Sunset and a new Africa Twin

A wise man once said that success is where being prepared meets opportunity. I am reminded of these words as I see the perfect...

10 Bikes We Can’t Wait for in 2020

Sjoe, what a year! Like most of you, we're more than ready for 2019 to wind down. So to help us do that, here's...

The Arch KRGT-1 Rolls on South African-Made Wheels

The Arch Motorcycle KRGT-1 is an $ 85,000, made-to-order performance cruiser that looks bananas, goes like stink and handles better than any cruiser deserves...

The Woodstock Moto Co. Garage Built Show

“There are three logical reasons to get a bike: petrol, parking and traffic. But then there's the most important reason: fun!” That's how Woodstock...

The RADical Challenge – Let’s Get Radical

We were invited by RADMoto to attend their first annual RADical Challenge event. For those who aren’t familiar with RADMoto, they are a KTM...

SO WHAT WILL YOURS BE THEN, ESPRESSO, CAPPUCCINO OR A MOCHACCINO?

Those of you that read my Goldwing review recently will know that we covered over 3000 kay’s of tar road travel. Fact is, I...
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The 2019 Cancervive Ride

For the past 2 years, we have joined the Cancervive initiative as their official biking-media-partners. For 2019, we got even more involved as we...

Women Who Ride, and Why They Ride

Motorcycling has traditionally been a world dominated by men—but, thankfully, that stereotype is changing. Sure, the female sector of the market is still smaller...

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