On the Road: Pure&Crafted, Amsterdam

Amsterdam is known for many things: canals, tulips, bicycles, stroopwafels, and cafes that sell more than just coffee. And even though The Netherlands' topography...

Desert Shred: Johnston Moto’s Rally Spec Husqvarna FE 501

Rally bikes have come a long way since the 80s. Mark Johnston knows this all too well—he built a stunning BMW R 80 G/S...
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The 2019 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride – JHB

The Johannesburg Distinguished Gentleman's Ride seems to be growing each year that we attend, it's so nice to see approximately a thousand classic bikes...

Twins into Africa…

In many ways, the Africa Twin story is one filled with success, drama and irrational decision making, to say the least. Allow me to...

Gone Scootering: Celebrating Scootember with a Scooters-Only Ride

Macho motorcyclists will have a hard time admitting it, but scooters are a substantial amount of fun. We all know how practical they are;...

STOFSKOP 2019 and a peek at Justin Steyn’s mind blowing HONDA NS600 D FLAT-TRACKER...

At ZA Bikers we had our intro to “Stofskop” when we raced our plucky little Sym Scooter, Social Sym, at the Walkerville Oval a...

Report: Honda Track Day – 09/08/19

Honda South Africa hosted a track day on the Women's Day public holiday that has just past, to allow their current and potential owners...

A band of brothers – Soul searching in Val

There are times when the craziness of everyday life becomes overbearing and, if you are wise, you will take a bit of time out....

Rhodes, a must on any Adventure biker’s bucket list!

We recently received a letter from Dave Walker from "The Walkerbouts Country Inn & Pub" in Rhodes, Eastern Cape. With summer now fast approaching,...

A bit of tech talk about the slippery stuff we put in our engines.

The world is getting more complex day by day. As technology advances in all fields, we are faced with making choices that simply didn’t...

From “Road-to-Adventure” – a day of rider training with iRIDE Adventures and Triumph South...

07:03 am, we had pulled up somewhere along the R512 to take shots of the morning Sunrise. It was extremely cold that morning, my...

The choice.

The world is full of complexity, choices, and decisions that need to be made. This creates stress, anxiety and occasionally some poor decisions. With...

Capture the moment with: “RIDE MOTOS TAKE PHOTOS”

Richard Harper, half of the brains behind “RIDE MOTOS TAKE PHOTOS”, put it so well when I asked him over a brekkie what...

The Sani Pass Moto Adventure with Bonafide Moto Co.

Planning a moto adventure in the middle of winter to one of Southern Africa’s most iconic mountain passes doesn’t always come recommended. The weather...

Throwback: Meet the BMW R nineT /5 Special Edition

1969 was a big year for BMW Motorrad. That's the year they opened their new factory in the Spandau area of Berlin, and it's...

ZA Bikers Road Trip to KwaZulu-Natal

At ZA Bikers we needed a road trip. But not just any road trip. After a very rewarding few months of visiting and interacting...

Riding the “Name Game”.

Let's face it, we never need a reason to ride but it is sometimes fun to put a particular spin on it. I had...

Our Favourite Gear from Triumph’s New Online Store

Triumph South Africa recently launched their online store, and we've been browsing. Online shopping has become the go-to for many South Africans—but for some...

Adventure Riding in Lesotho

I am in creative conversation with Miguel Lage, Dealer Principal at RAD Moto, Rivonia. He carefully studies the digital map and the route that...

Signs of things to come? – BMW R18 Concept Revealed

It has been some time since BMW played in the Cruiser space with their R 1200 C. That could all be set to change....

BOTSWANA SYMmetry – Two SYM’s, two Daves’, 1900 K’s and plenty of Ellies

Nothing elicits a feeling of longing and nostalgia in me more than watching a YouTube clip of bikes and buds on a road trip...
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The 2019 South Coast Bike Fest

Check out our highlights video from the 2019 South Coast Bike Fest in Margate, KwaZulu-Natal. #SCBF19

How to Beat Winter Boredom, Milwaukee Style

Even when I'm not riding them, motorcycles take me to some incredible places. Earlier this year, they took me to Milwaukee, the homeland of...

The Nottingham Road Hotel, KwaZulu-Natal

We received an email recently from "The Nottingham Road Hotel" (Notties Hotel), which is situated in the Midlands region of KwaZulu-Natal and is approximately...

Four crazy Germans and an African adventure…

So you want to do a hard core trip through South Africa, Botswana and Namibia. A trip that includes some hostile terrain with lots...

RACE! BUILD A BESPOKE HUSKY THAT MAY JUST BE A WORLD FIRST

Around 15 years ago RACE! was birthed out of a passion for motorcycles. Red Italian motorcycles built in Bologna, to be precise. The person...

The road to Sani…

Sani Pass is one of the most talked about gravel passes in Southern Africa. It is the “Child of Fire” and for a long...

The Historic Hogsback Inn, Hogsback, Eastern Cape.

We have been thinking about sharing some of the cool spots we have discovered during our travels. Tell us what you think. Belinda Ayre,...

SUZUKI WEEKEND AWAY 2019

Suzuki’s 8th Annual Weekend Away will take place between the 5th July to the 7th July 2019 at Hotel Numbi & Garden Suites in...
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Introducing the King Price Xtreme Yamaha Racing Team

We caught up with Clint Seller (team boss at Seller Racing), to discuss his new King Price Xtreme Yamaha Racing Team and to find out...

India’s Beast of Burden

Do not for a moment believe all you read on Google! Google “Indian beast of burden” and you will come up with a Gaur...

The Singles Club

It was Albert Einstein that stated, “why do I always get my best ideas in the shower?” Simply put, this means that we must...

Around the World Motorcycle Travellers

Nothing excited me more as a sixteen year old, than getting up at dawn on a beautiful Sunday summers morning. Throw on jeans, T-shirt...

Summer Daze: Riding the Cape on Triumph’s Cruisers

Cape Town's motorcyclists are evangelists for the Mother City. We can't help it—not only do we have amazing scenery, food and people, but the...

Touring in Indonesia: a motorcycle trip over Java and Bali islands

Located approximately 8500 kilometres away from South Africa across the Indian Ocean, Indonesia is a world on its own. ZA Bikers went on a...

To Hell and Back with the Killer Bee and Friends

A TOUCH OF THE KAROO Cast the window wider, sonny; Let me see the veld Rolling grandly to the sunset Where the mountains melt; With the sharp horizon round...

Motorcycle Gunslingers

From the moment that engine got mounted onto a bicycle to create the first motorcycle, men have tried to make these contraptions go faster....

A Modern Classic Adventure

I own a Triumph Street Twin, which I bought back in late 2017. Since buying the bike, I have been gradually customising it to...

Lawless Bikes Builds Tiny Wooden Café Racers

Here's something that would top any three-year-old's Xmas list: a wee little wooden balance bike, styled to mimic a full-size café racer. Sure, these...

“HAVE YOU DONE THE DOOHICKEY?”

Done the what? Is that some kind of dance? Like first cousin to the Macarena, perhaps? No dudes, it is just KLR speak. Kawasaki’s...

Road Tripping through the Free State.

Our buddy Johann Claassen, who served as road captain on Cancervive, heads up the Rustenburg chapter of Steelwings. For those who don’t know, Steelwings...

PIRELLI BIKE OF THE YEAR – 2018

This years Pirelli BOTY is a really interesting one! Before we get into the meat of things I would like to give a huge...

JAPANESE AUTO RACING

The diversity of motorcycle motorsport never ceases to amaze me! Everyone is familiar with the likes of MotoGP, World Superbikes and Supersports, the TT...

DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMEN’S RIDE – 2018

On the 30th of September around 120,000 mostly classic or unique motorcycles rolled through the streets of 650 cities all across the globe. Riders...
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The 2018 Cancervive Ride!

Check our 2018 Cancervive Ride video.

Autonomous cars are exciting for bikers!

So, how can boring cars be exciting for bikers? Boring, self-driving, reading-the-newspaper-on-the-way-to-work kind of cars? A thought was developing in my mind while driving...

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...

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...
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Let’s get OUR Kirsten to Dakar 2020 and support her to the finish!

KL 117 Fans! Let’s dig deep and get Kirsten to Dakar. We did it with Joey, now we got to do it with Kirsten!...
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Scooter licenses made easy, the SYM way.

We caught up with Phillip Weyer from Synergy Racing Academy to find out what are the steps needed to get your scooter license. Here is...

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