Disrupting our day, the 310 way…

When I phoned Jaco van der Merwe, importer of Zontes motorcycles, to ask him if he would be interested in doing a 500-odd km...

Harley-Davidson Workshop Myths

As motorcyclists, we all share the same passion, the passion for hitting the open road. It’s on the open road where the bond between...

TT 2022: A Celebration of Life

How do you justify continuing with an event when so many competitors have been killed in pursuit of glory, even if that glory is...

SYM’s Solution to Fuel Hikes!

"May you live in interesting times" (Ancient Chinese curse). We are indeed living in "interesting times". Coming out of a Covid ravaged economy we are facing...

Wash It, Wax It & Shine It with Motul’s MC Care Range

Washing a motorcycle can be a real pain, but it bears riding a dirty bike. To keep my bike clean for longer, without taking...

MotoGP Catalunya – So, They Are Human After All

Now, we haven’t seen that for a long time - one rider disappearing into the distance at the beginning of the race and winning...

MotoGP Mugello – The Need For Speed

What is it about the Italians? They make cars and motorcycles that look as though they’re going 100mph when they are standing still, as...

Report: Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, 2022 (JHB Edition)

In the rush of modern life, it’s easy to forget that riding a motorcycle should be an occasion. We have made a conscious decision...

Vespa, the Italian icon

I am always fascinated by how history shapes companies. Take Vespa for instance. Were it not for the Second World War, the Piaggio company...

MotoGP Le Mans – The Pressure Cooker

Pressure. The last two races have been all about pressure, in every sense of the word: pressure to retain your seat, pressure in the...

Keeping it Clean with Motul this Winter

It’s that time of the year again when winter shows us bikers the middle finger. Heading into June means we’ll have to put up...

Ducati Mystery Tour – George edition

When it comes to writing each Mystery Tour story, it becomes more and more of a challenge. It is not just an account of...

Harley-Davidson’s New Engine: Viva La Revolution

Here’s an interesting fact: since 1903, Harley-Davidson has designed and built only eight different large displacement V-twin engines: Flathead, Knucklehead, Panhead, Shovelhead, Evolution, Twin...

A unique day out with ADA, courtesy of Honda Centurion

Heine Engelbrecht from ADA pulled off what I consider to be quite a coup. He has a great love for the African bush, particularly...

MotoGP Jerez – Where Has All The Overtaking Gone?

Mat Oxley, writing in Motorsport magazine, came up with the following statistic: within the top seven runners in the Jerez MotoGP race, there were...

The new Harley-Davidson Nightster is the Sportster we deserve

Love or hate them, you can't deny it: Harley-Davidson's been doing some pretty disruptive things over the past few years. They replaced the Dyna...

MotoGP Portimao – Quartararo Signals His Intentions

As I believe I might have mentioned already this season, the only thing that is predictable is the unpredictability. Just four races into the...

Scootlife: Why I bought a SYM Jet 14 scooter as my only bike

Being the stellar father that I am, I took one for the team the other day and accompanied my six-year-old to a kiddies party....

Dave’s Bargain Buys

I had a proper look at the Buyers Guide on our site the other day and, even if I say so myself, I was...

MotoGP America: The Big What-If!

Four races into the season and four victories by European manufacturers, to add to the four out of the last five races in 2021,...

A Window of Opportunity is Closing…

"May you live in interesting times", is how the ancient Chinese curse goes. Boy oh boy,  are these times we are living in ever...

MotoGP: Argentina – The New Old Kid in Town

Was there anyone, either in the MotoGP paddock past and present or watching at home around the world, who wasn’t happy for Aleix Espargaro...

V-Strom Stories – Chapter 2

I told you all recently about my ride down to Colesberg, to attend the SA Bike festival. What I didn’t elaborate on, was the...

We chat Liqui Moly with Seller Racing

In the pursuit of excellence in racing - which, of course, means victory - no stone can be left unturned, no advantage ignored. The...

Indonesia MotoGP. Rain: the great leveller

There is an argument for hosting more Grands Prix in tropical regions: unpredictable rain plays havoc with the on-track status quo and generally provides...

BMW R 1250 GS Triple Black – Riding to Katse Dam

On 19 January the Vaal Dam reached 108% capacity. I rode to the dam wall to marvel at the majesty and power of thousands...

MotoGP Rookie Gardner Doesn’t Like Darryn Binder

The dust has barely settled on the first MotoGP race of the 2022 season and already the first sounds of whingeing have started. They...

MotoGP Qatar: What We Learned

It’s always a relief when the first race of the MotoGP season is done and dusted: now all the bullshit stops and the riders...

What is your ‘go to’ bike?

A couple of weeks ago we endured a really rainy weekend. The rain started bucketing down on Friday and continued unabated until everything was...

Fire It Up! Soweto Night Ride

Increasingly, both motorcycle brands and individual dealerships are realising that customers are looking for more than simply buying a motorcycle. The ironic thing about...

Wrenching Away with Harley-Davidson Gold Rand

Which is the most important department in any motorcycle dealership? That’s a very difficult question to answer as they all have their place and...

Brett Swanepoel – The Man To Beat This Season

The National Cross Country Championship kicks off at Legends MX on Saturday, 26 February. Husqvarna Racing’s star-studded line-up consists of Brett Swanepoel and Davin...

Let’s Ride! Joining the Harley-Davidson Gold Rand 1903 Rally

It doesn’t take much to get me onto a motorcycle. There’s nothing I'd rather be doing than riding with open sky around me—the wind...

World of Motorcycles rocks the Bike Fest SA – Colesberg 2022 – the...

What I’ve learnt as I’ve got to know Ducati supremo Jos Matthysen well, is that he does things one of two ways. Not at...

Joining Bike Night with FAST. KTM

“Bike Night” is an event created by FAST. KTM, where a group of riders meet once a month on a Thursday afternoon, for a...

Are Scooters the answer for our practical city transport needs? – Part 2

We told you that we would be riding a SYM CityCom S 300i ABS for an extended period, to assess its (and similar vehicles)...

Fuel For Thought: 2022 Set To Be a Vintage Year for new Bikes

The world does seem to have entered 2022 with a renewed vigour and not nearly so much wailing and gnashing of teeth which was...

A Dakar of Drama

The Dakar is known for fortunes that ebb and flow for competitors, but this year seemed to be especially hectic. All the usual Rally...

V-Strom Stories – Chapter 1

Heeha! I took delivery of my Suzuki V-Strom DL650 XT. I had the perfect opportunity to do some running in towards the end of...

Catching up with hometown hero Brad Binder

With a further three years to go on his current contract, factory KTM rider Brad Binder heads into 2022 with a stability that not...

Want to go racing? Learn from the experts.

So, you want to be a motorcycle racing legend? It’s an attractive thought, being better than anyone else and winning championships. Even if you...

Product Feature: Acerbis X-Rock MX boots & FS–606 Enduro helmet

Almost from when I started riding bikes Acerbis has been a household name in off-road protective gear and accessories. Founded in 1973 in Bergamo...

Megan Jonker Working Hard to Make a Difference

It’s very easy to spot the special people in life: the people who go the extra mile to help others: the people who take...

Meandering Around Harties

Meander (noun): a journey that has no particular direction. I love the word meander. It suggests such a relaxed manner of doing things, whether it...

In Celebration of an Engine

The engine is, arguably, the heart and soul of a motorcycle. It not only provides the manner of the forward motion but also the...

A Hero’s DNA…

We had a really fascinating morning last week. Craig Langton called us and asked if we would be interested in riding a 24 odd-year-old...

African Dream Adventures – ‘ADA’ to you and me

ADA has arguably evolved into the most advanced motor industry and vitally, motorcycle training facility in Gauteng and probably the country. I rode out...

Are scooters the answer for our practical city transport needs?

With the current crazy fuel price, hovering around R19,50 per litre, it costs close to R900 to fill a 50L fuel tank in the...

The Biker’s Warehouse Story – Part 02

Any business stands or falls on the quality of its staff. That quality isn’t just how efficient they are or how good they are...

Ducati Mystery Tour – No 3

You may remember from my story about Mystery Tour 2, how the Mystery Tour works. It is Ducati Supremo Jos Matthysen’s way of thanking...

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