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...

Will he be remembered for his statistics or his talent?

Having just watched a compilation of Marc Marques’ miraculous saves, situations where all other riders would have crashed, a question came to mind: How...

Damn! Was My Face Red!

For those of you that started your motorcycling in the early 70’s, do you remember learning to ride? Invariably it meant getting to grips...
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Xkulcha Adventure Apparel – Proudly South African!

We visited Xkulcha in the heart of Johannesburg, to see how they manufacture their Urban riding jeans. See video of our experience from the...

DREAMING OF A BIG SKY

“The old Lakota was wise. He knew that a man’s heart away from nature becomes hard” Luther Standing Bear – LAKOTA SIOUX. At this time each...

THE DUNLOP STORY

It’s amazing how many things get invented by people involved in the most mundane pastimes. In the case of John Boyd Dunlop, back in...
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BLIND MAN RIDES MOTORCYCLE AROUND RACETRACK

On Saturday the 7th July Jacob Kruger (who lost his sight 12 years ago), made history by riding successfully around Red Star Raceway on...

The Bonafide Moto Adventure to Sani Pass

When we planned this recent adventure we had these crazy ideas and high hopes to summit Sani Pass in the middle of winter with...

Beating the grind

One of the biggest advantages of a Vespa is the way that it can zip through traffic, thanks to an upright seating position, low...
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The 2018 South Africa Bike Festival

Top biking manufacturers showcased their latest machines at the motorcycle industries annual South Africa Bike Festival. The festival again this year was action packed, with...
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Video; Dunlop Goes Big at the 2018 South Africa Bike Festival!

Chatting with Sean Powell from Dunlop South Africa at the SA Bike Festival about their new Sportmax Q3+ tyre that they have just launched...

Getting to Know the Motor Co. at the Harley-Davidson Museum

It's a big year for Harley-Davidson. Not only is the Motor Co. celebrating its 115th anniversary, but the Harley-Davidson Museum—where all 115 years are...

MOTUL MEMORIES

So what is this Motul memories all about, you may ask? Let me explain. I started my motorcycling in the ‘70’s. That was the...
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The 2018 South Coast Bike Fest

So, we just got back recently from the 2018 South Coast Bike Fest, an action packed 4 day biking, lifestyle & music festival, which...

Done and Dusted: One Night in the Dirt by Bonafide Moto Co.

The guys from Bonafide Moto Co. invited me to One Night in the Dirt, an event aimed at people who ride modern classic motorcycles that don't have...

To all bikers, what kind of customer are you?

It was with great interest that I read the comments and feedback on my previous blog “would you ride an electric bike to save...

TECHNOLOGY – Curse or blessing?

I recently had another ride on KTM’s magnificent 1290 R. Incredible bike, however aspects of the bike got me thinking. I am re-reading ‘...

Striking Moto-Gold in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a amazing city to visit, but it's not about to top anyone's list of hot motorcycling destinations. Crazy inner city traffic makes...

Would You Ride an Electric Bike to Save the Motorcycle Industry?

A couple of weeks ago I was privileged to drive one of these new plug-in-hybrid cars. The premise is that the batteries can be...

Biker people – time to spread the word!

Because you are reading this article on the ZA Bikers website we can safely assume you are a Biker Person. This is important because...
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The 2018 Ubuntu Run – Gauteng (28/01/2018)

The Ubuntu Run is now into its 3rd year and I must say that the event just keeps on growing and growing. For those...

What is all this safety about?

I have recently been side-lined from the heaven of riding motorcycles. Unfortunately a car decided to turn in front of me: the bike didn’t...

Africa Shox: A Hard-Charging R80G/S From Cape Town

This past Saturday, the Dakar Rally kicked off in Lima, Peru. It’s the 40th edition of the notorious race, and a lot has changed...
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The Maverick Viñales – Yamaha R World Track Experience!

We attended the 'The Maverick Viñales - Yamaha R World Track Experience', which was held at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit on the 13th...

The Woodstock Moto Co. Garage Built Show

On the edge of Woodstock, just before you cross over into Cape Town's CBD, lies Barron Street. On the cusp of full-blown gentrification—but not...

Travelling like a Chief.

I find myself traversing dense traffic on the N1 South as I head towards Johannesburg. Fast approaching the Buccleuch interchange I have to make...

Sundays are for Motos and Friends: Getting to Know Ducati Cape Town

To the average Capetonian, the sight of shiny red Ducati signage on the way into the V&A Waterfront is no big deal. But to...
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Nitro Circus 2017 with Nick de Wit (Sick Nick).

The 2017 South African 'Nitro Circus' tour was a huge success! It was the second time for this prestigious event in South Africa, the...

BlackStone Tek / BST

The aircraft manufacturer, Lockheed, have a Special Ops department known as their “Skunkworks”. Aircraft like the SR-71 Blackbird trace their origins back to this...

The 2017 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

This years Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride kicked off from the W C Club at 3 Athol Oaklands in Johannesburg. I rode through with a...
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The 2017 Cancervive Ride

We attended this years ‘Cancervive Ride’ between the 14th – 24th of September 2017. What set out to be a 10-day bike trip (or...

KTM Adventure Rally 2017

The Orange Clan gathered from far and wide in the magnificent Champagne Valley Sports Resort, northern Drakensberg for a long weekend of awesome riding...

My Indian Blog

This little blog came about because I was recently invited to attend the Alfie Cox Invitational Enduro event, which was to be held in...

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