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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...

BMW Media Day – Mpumalanga.

At 7am we were already landing in Mbombela to attend a BMW Media day. The star of the show was undoubtedly the introduction of...

Yamaha MT-07 Tracer – Middleweight Cruise Missile

The introduction of a Tracer version of Yamaha’s excellent 700cc parallel-engined middleweight, brings a whole new set of skills to this class. Naked motorcycles,...
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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...

First Ride: Ducati Monster 821

For 2018, the Ducati Monster 821 enjoys some new aesthetics and technological improvements. Nothing really major but enough to renew interest in this great...

Yamaha X-Max 300 – First Ride Impressions!

Out of all the bikes I have ridden this year, the one that surprised me the most was the 2017 Yamaha T-Max. Why you...

First Ride: Indian Scout Bobber

This is a new, badass version of the famous Scout: welcome to the Indian Scout Bobber, a model designed for a younger and urban...

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...

First Rides: 2018 Harley-Davidson Softails

Last year, Harley-Davidson made its own revolution for the MY17 range, with a brand new engine, the 8-valve Milwaukee Eight that was available in...

Riding the 2017 Ducati Monster 797

My first motorcycle was very nearly a Ducati—the Monster 620 Dark. As a new motorcyclist, my reasons had little to do with performance. It...

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...

First Ride: The 2018 Suzuki GSX-R125

Since 1985, the Suzuki GSX-R has been an icon to sport bike lovers. With several victories and titles in local championships as well as...

First Ride: The 2018 Suzuki V-Strom 250

We’ve seen lately the creation of a new motorcycle category: the smallish, dual-purpose bike. After Kawasaki and the Versys-X 300, after Honda CRF 250...

KTM 390 Duke – Long Term Test Report

A few months ago, I was considering buying a daily run-around, come highway commuter bike. I work in Pretoria but at least twice a...

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...

The Honda CRF250 Rally

What is it about an adventure bike that is so appealing? And why do they sell in the volumes that they do? On my...

Suzuki – SV650 2017

I recently got the opportunity to ride Suzuki’s new 2017 SV 650 both at Red Star Raceway as well as in Mpumalanga. The two...

Suzuki – DL650 V-Strom 2017

Why is it that some bikes gain all the headlines but some others fly below the radar? And why is it that sometimes the...
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Team South Africa selected ahead of the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2018.

Over the weekend of the 12th August, 28 BMW GS riders participated in the BMW Motorrad GS Trophy National Qualifier 2017, just outside Amersfoort...

Discovering a beautifully restored 1957 BSA Gold Star 500 whilst renewing my wife’s driver’s...

Meeting Mike Longley proves once again that there is a silver lining to every dark cloud. As it turned out it wasn’t a cloud...

Social SYM kicks up dust at Stof Skop 2017

Once a year a really mixed bag of motorcycles gather at the Walkerville showground’s for “Stof Skop”. What transpires is a classic “run what...

Inside the Surreal World of the Gumball 3000

I’m making my way through parc fermé, with a Dodge Hellcat to my left and a Lamborghini Aventador to my right. In front of...

SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL

If I were to say to you, ‘small bikes’, chances are you would think about 125cc or 150cc or similar. However, rider licensing laws...

Bavaria Bound with the BMW R nineT Urban G/S

BMW has a truly fanatical fan base: if you need proof, a visit to the BMW Motorrad Days is all it takes. It’s an...

The Tuning fork Phenomenon – Yamaha Motor Company

Torakusu Yamaha was born in a small rural village in Japan in 1851. Fascinated by Western technology, he qualified as a watchmaker after completing...

The 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

The Yamaha R6 is an enigma. I absolutely love it and yet there are times when I detest it. Here is the thing. I...

KTM 1290 Super Duke GT (Long-term Test) Part 2

What’s Hot and What’s Not Two months into my time with the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT and I’m still enjoying it as much as...

Ride Review: 2017 BMW R nineT

It could be said that, when BMW entered the retro-bike market, it really kick-started the whole movement. After all, if a brand as staid...

Ride Review: Triumph Street Scrambler

Street Cup, Street Twin and Street Scrambler. This trio of Triumphs all share the new 900cc, water-cooled twin, tuned for mild-horsepower but good low...

Kawasaki Versys-X 300 – Long-term Report

We initially rode the Kawasaki Versys-X 300 when it was first launched back in April 2017. At the time we only got to test...

Ride Review: KTM 390 Duke

It’s no secret that the lightweight motorcycle war is entering a new and intense phase.  Recent entries to the fray are Kawasaki, with their...

The BMW G 310 R – First Ride Impressions!

For the first time, BMW Motorrad is entering the under 500cc market with their newly developed G 310 R, which offers a quality BMW...

Shoei NXR

Shoei launched their NXR helmet as a replacement for their popular XR1100. Whilst the X-Spirit is their premier helmet for racetrack use, the NXR...

The Indian Story

The relatively small American City of Springfield, Massachusetts, was founded in 1636 and has been home to some iconic American brands. Springfield Armory produced...

Ride Review: Kawasaki Z1000SX

Sometimes a bike is so good at what it does that you wonder why the manufacturer bothers to try and improve it. Such a...

Honda Fireblade CBR1000RR & SP – South African Launch, Red Star Raceway (18/05/2017)

The local launch of the new Fireblade was held recently at Redstar Raceway. The President of Honda in SA, Toshiaki Konaka, reaffirmed the Fireblades...

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR

Kawasaki’s ZX10 Double R is Kawasaki’s homologation special. The bike to take on the likes of Yamahas R1M and Honda’s Fire blade SP or...

First Ride: Harley-Davidson ‘Road King Special’

5:55am flight from OR Tambo to Cape Town with the prospect of riding Harleys’ new Road King Special in the fairest Cape of them...
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South Africa Bike Festival 2017 – It’s a Wrap!

It’s a wrap – the second instalment of South Africa Bike Festival, powered by Discovery Channel, took place at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit...

KTM 1290 Super Duke GT (Long-term Test) Part 1

I have to be honest; the first time I rode the Super Duke GT last year, I wasn’t sure I liked it. It seemed...

2017 KTM Adventure Launch

The sight of more than twenty KTM 1290 and 1090’s, lined up on either side of a huge blow up KTM arch at the...

Ride Review: BMW R NineT Racer

For a while, rumors have been circulating about the demise of the traditional cafe racer. With scramblers and flat trackers dominating the scene, the...

Indian Scout Sixty – Long-term Report

It would be accurate to say that, if you want an American-made cruiser, then you are going to have to shell out big bucks....

BMW R1200GS RALLYE and R1200GS EXCLUSIVE – First Ride Impressions!

Time really does fly when you are having fun. So much so that a full 37 years has passed since the first BMW GS...

Ride Review: Kawasaki Versys-X 300

At last years EICMA motorcycle show, we witnessed the emergence of a small engine capacity ‘Adventure’ bike class. Honda’s CRF 250 RALLY, BMW’s 310...

Yamaha MT-10 SP & Touring Edition – Riding Impressions!

A limited number of the MT-10 ‘Touring Edition’ and range topping ‘SP’, Yamaha roadsters, are available for sale at selected Yamaha dealers. These bikes,...
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Africa Twin Performance Upgrades That Work

Untap your bikes full potential with precise fueling and beneficial electronic aids. ZA Bikers was blown away with improved performance on our own Africa...

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