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Riding the 2020 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Pro & Sport Pro

Whilst tantalising superbike fans with the mighty Streetfighter V4 and Panigale V4R, Ducati hasn't forgotten the cooler side of motorcycling. We can testify to...

STYRIAN GP: THE AUSTRIAN DOMINATION

The fifth round of the MotoGP calendar brought us back to Austria’s beautiful, but menacing, Red Bull Ring. This weekend’s Styrian GP also marked...

Ride + Post + Win – Indian Motorcycle Test Ride Competition

Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, has announced a test ride campaign giving participants the chance to win an exclusive, 'money-can’t-buy' trip of a...

Sunday Rider: Brad Binder Charges to 4th at a Chaotic Austrian GP

High speeds, rapid acceleration and hard braking—this is the Red Bull Ring, the scene for round four of the MotoGP World Championship. Less-than-stellar weather provided...
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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...

WP LAUNCHES PREMIUM SUSPENSION PRODUCT SERIES FOR BMW S 1000 RR

Based on its high-performance setup, WP Suspension launches a new series of premium APEX PRO suspension components for the BMW S 1000 RR. This...

Brad Binder and KTM Taste Rookie Victory at the Czech MotoGP

Brad Binder certainly drew attention to himself in the first two rounds of the MotoGP World Championship, by showing us skilful race-craft, good sportsmanship...

KTM 1290 Super Duke R – “Thor’s Hammer”

If the 890 Duke is a "Super Scalpel", then the 1290 has got to be Thor, the Viking God of Thunders' hammer! What the...

Yamaha MT-03 – a Chip off the Old Block!

Yamaha's first incarnation of the MT, the MT-01, was born in 2005—a holy matrimony between a 1,670 cc v-twin and a supersport chassis, that...

Upcoming Event: An Outride with Biker’s Warehouse to Celebrate Woman’s Day

Cost: R150 per rider (includes brunch) Time: 07H30 Venue: Biker’s Warehouse Celebrate Woman's Day with Biker’s Warehouse. They have partnered with Honda SA and some other great...

Ewan and Charley’s Long Way Up is Coming to Apple TV+

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman's long-anticipated Long Way Up is about to air on Apple TV+, almost 13 years after their last adventure series,...

Battle of the Senses – first encounter with Ducati’s new Streetfighter V4

Editor's Note: Our good friend Braam Smit has recently taken the helm as General Manager of Ducati South Africa. He'll be piloting the new Streetfighter...

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...

WP FOCUS ON NEW PREMIUM STREET SUSPENSION COMPONENTS

For more than four decades, WP Suspension has stood for pure motorsport and, thanks to its premium performance suspension components, provides precisely the split...

BMW launch their exciting new F 900 R, F 900 XR and S 1000...

Before the world reeled under the impact of a virus from Wuhan called COVID-19, I was privileged to attend the world launch of these...

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...

SYM – an international success story

In 1954 the Sanyang Electrics company was formed in Taiwan to manufacture dynamo-electric lights for bicycles. In 1962 the newly formed Sanyang Industry Co....

Return to Jerez: Survival of the fittest at the Andalucía GP

A return to Jerez this past weekend was a chance for many riders to hit the restart button and get their 300 HP missiles...

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...

Brad Binder starts off his freshman year with a banger

Dry eyes, goosebumps and heart palpitations were just some of the symptoms experience by us Binder fans, come Sunday. We could only but imagine...

Ducati’s Streetfighter blows into town

On Wednesday the 15th July, Ducati SA invited some friends and members of the motorcycle media to dinner at the Godfather restaurant in Midstream,...
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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...

Yamaha’s long awaited Ténéré 700 breaks cover

At long last Yamaha has announced the arrival of a homologation Ténéré 700. This means that bikes will start to arrive in the not...

Triumph’s terrific new T-plane 900 Triple Tigers – Putting some Braap into the Whoop

Triumph developed their 800 Tigers into excellent motorcycles over the years. Continuous refinement resulted in smooth, powerful and good handling bikes with a high...

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...

Yamaha Upgrade the Four-Stroke YZ250F for 2021

While everyone's distracted by the upcoming Ténéré 700, Yamaha have sneakily dropped a slew of upgrades on their 250 cc motocross four-stroke, the 2021...

KYMCO G-Dink 300i ABS – the smooth and svelte city slicker

We recently had the opportunity to re-acquaint ourselves with Kymco's G-Dink 300i ABS, which is the more sumptuous of Kymco's two 300cc middleweight offerings....

DUCATI SA poised for take-off

Following on the recent appointment of Braam Smit as General Manager of Ducati SA, further new staff appointments were introduced to the motorcycle media...

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...

Yamaha Motor Marks 65 Years of Innovation, Passion and Inspiration

We are glad to announce that Yamaha South Africa is proudly celebrating Yamaha's 65th Anniversary. Yamaha continues to strive to bring Kando (Is a Japanese...

KTM 890 Duke R – Putting the “Super” into the Scalpel

KTM's 790 Duke won instant acclaim when it arrived on the scene a mere two years ago. It was fast, handled well and proved...

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...

RedBull KTM announces their 2021 power duo

With confusion in the air not knowing who was going where, we as fellow South African MotoGP nuts can now be relieved of this...

The New Ténéré 700 Rally Edition Channels Yamaha’s Dakar Heritage

Fans of classic Dakar rally bikes rejoice: Yamaha have just revealed a luscious 'Rally' version of the much-hyped Ténéré 700, riffing off their desert...

KTM’s 2021 SX Motocross Range is Ready to Race

KTM have just thrown the wraps off their 2021 SX range, and the Austrian off-road powerhouse claims that these bikes are closer to their...

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,...

Peace of mind guaranteed with 5-year warranty on new BMW Motorrad motorcycles

BMW Motorrad South Africa announces this week that all their motorcycles (apart from the HP4 RACE) that were purchased from the 1st June 2020,...

Ducati South Africa appoints a new General Manager

World of Motorcycles, importers of Ducati into South Africa, called for a gathering of the motorcycle media clans on Monday the 15th June, to...

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...

Suzuki’s sexy siblings – 250 Gixxer SF and 250 Gixxer

I have plied my trade for the past 37 years as a Financial Adviser. After 6 years with little or no growth in growth...

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...

The Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 is Here, and Selling Fast

Triumph have only built 1,530 units of their ultra-desirable Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition; 765 for the US, and 765 for the rest of...

Ride Review: Energica Ego and Eva

Could the future of biking be electrifying? We recently had the opportunity to take two electric-powered sports motorcycles built by Energica in Modena, Italy, for...

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...
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Introducing… Fire It Up! Fastrack!

We recently caught up with Craig Langton from Fire It Up! who spoke to us about their new convenient way to purchase a motorcycle,...

MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY RETURNS TO WORK

The Prizefighter is off the canvas, albeit still groggy. The World was sucker-punched at the end of the first quarter of 2020, with trade and...

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...

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