The Kawasaki Ninja 400 SE is the nimblest Ninja of them all

I rode the littlest Ninja for the first time back in 2018. It was at the Pirelli Bike of the Year event, and the...

First Ride: The 2021 Aprilia RS 660

“Classic 600 cc sportbikes are dinosaurs,” say Aprilia. The Italian factory promises a brand new generation of fun, hassle-free and road-oriented sportbikes—starting with the...

Style on a Budget: The Origine Vega Helmet

Retro-styled helmets have been around for several years now. With a Triumph Street Twin in the garage, I've been tempted numerous times to buy...

BMW R 18 – Berlin Built Bavarian Beauty

The first time I saw the R 18 ‘in the metal’ was at the press launch of the new range of BMW 900’s. Our...

Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro Review — is it Dirt-Worthy?

The release of Triumph's new Tiger 900 range was undoubtedly one of the hottest drops of this year. The previous-gen Tiger was (and still...

Review: The New Harley-Davidson Low Rider S

When Harley-Davidson released the Dyna Low Rider S four years ago, they knew something no-one else did: it was the last of its kind....

Family Values: Riding the BMW F 850 GS Adventure alongside a classic G/S

Today's adventure bike market is jam packed with options—but forty years ago, it didn't even exist. Sure, the Yamaha XT500 was around, but it...

Review: The Vintage Electric Scrambler

Some die-hard petrol heads believe that anything that doesn't vibrate and make noise, isn't a 'real' motorcycle. If that's you, then you're probably not...

Still Rolling: Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart III High Mileage Test

A few weeks before our national lockdown was announced, I managed to crank out 7,000 km on Dunlop’s high performance touring tyre, the Sportmax...

Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black – Way too cool for school!

I took my Speed Twin into Triumph for its first service and arranged to have the use of their 1200cc Bobber Black for a...

Adventure Further: SYM NHT 200 Review

More and more manufacturers are jumping on the small capacity adventure motorcycle bandwagon, in a bid to get new riders into their adventure boots...

Suzuki V-Strom DL1050XT – Old Faithful Comes Of Age

Suzuki has always taken a particularly pragmatic approach to adventure motorcycling, this is reflected in their V-Strom heritage. They do not see any wisdom...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Kawasaki Z650 [ABS] – The spirit of Z gets even better

Prior to lockdown, we were on a serious "green" diet. First up we sampled the new "SUGOMI" styled and spirited Z900, then we got...

Adventure Sooner: SYM NHT 125 Review

We all have a hidden adventurer inside of us, and it just takes a few good stories from a few wise souls to light...

Experiencing a RADical Moto! The story of the RAD KTM 500 Rally Lite

I still remember how excited I was to attend the 2020 KTM Enduro model launch, back in August 2019. As most are well aware,...

Riding the Rocket 3

Recently, the ZA Bikers crew had our opportunity to sample the newly launched Triumph Rocket 3. The timing was actually very good, as, unbeknown...

KAWASAKI’s monstrous, mental, mind-blowing, mean, magnificent Z H2 Supercharged naked

There was another Kawasaki H2 once. The year was 1974 and the H2 model name hung on a 750cc, three-cylinder 2-stroke triple that first...

Ride Review: The BMW C 400 X Scooter

Scooters were my gateway drug into motorcycling. First it was a 50 cc Honda Express pyppoegie that I got around on when I was...

South African Media Launch – KTM 390 Adventure

It was with a fair level of anticipation and excitement that Bjorn and I took a drive out to Sun City for the launch...

Rolling on Dunlop’s Sportmax Roadsmart III Tyres

I was recently in desperate need of an everyday tyre, one that would not only tick the 'sporty' box, but also go the distance....

Kawasaki Z900 – The legend lives on!

The Z900 story began a long time ago. Kawasaki stunned the world back in 1972 with the introduction of the meanest motorcycle ever made...

Speed Date: 90 Minutes With the Moto Guzzi V85 TT

How long does it take to get to know a motorcycle? Most of the time, we'll spend anything from a day to a couple...

Metalizing the Urban Warrior!!

Being an active motorcyclist, I am used to debating and answering questions. The most common question we encounter is, you’ve guessed it, “why do...

First Ride: The 2020 Kawasaki Z H2 Hyper-Naked

Kawasaki has a long history of mad, powerful and politically incorrect motorcycles. Back in the day, bikes like the Z1, H2 Mach IV, GPZ750...

Blurred Bedazzlement… Riding Ducati’s Multistrada 1260 S

My daily commute transforms into a mad dash of traumatized tourists, mesmerised motorists and petrified pedestrians. The scenery becomes an absolute blur as I...

First Ride: The 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

I have to be honest: when I first saw pictures of the 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R, I barely noticed that it was...

Insane Spain on BMW’s new F 900 R, F 900 XR and S 1000...

After spending two days at the International Launch of BMW's new middleweight 900's and a totally remade S 1000 XR, it dawned on me...

First Ride: the 2020 Triumph Thruxton 1200 RS

The 1200 “Big Twin” family is under constant evolution at Triumph: last year we had the Scrambler 900 and 1200 and the Speed Twin....

Tested: the GoGravel 30L Namaqua Backpack

I was recently in the market for a go-anywhere travel backpack. With myself being part of Generation Y or better known as the "Millennials",...

Is the Suzuki V-Strom 650XT a Bargain, or Just Boring?

Writing about motorcycles for a living skews your perception. When your job includes a revolving door of the freshest new models, you get jaded...

First Ride: 2020 Honda Africa Twin 1100 and Adventure Sport

The Honda Africa Twin has always tickled my fancy. The first time I had a serious look at one was way back in the...

BMW R 1250 RT and RS – two takes on the original Gentlemen’s Express

I am going to deal with the RS first in this account. Fact is, BMW’s RS and I go back a long way. Right...

Road Testing the Scorpion EXO-510 Air Helmet

I was recently in the market for an everyday riding helmet which led me to Mark Henderson . Henderson Racing Products was founded back...

INDIAN FTR1200 S Race Replica – the Mustang of the Range

Wikipedia describes a “Mustang” as a “free-roaming horse of the western USA”. The very word Mustang conjures up images of a lean, powerful animal...

Yamaha Tracer 900 GT – Middleweight Sports Touring Weapon

Yamaha’s Tracer has been around a while. Endowed with their wonderful CP – 3, 847cc three-cylinder motor, it hits something of a sweet spot...

SYM Trail Blaze 200 – Blaze your own trail

SYM understands that there are different strokes for different folks, so on that note, they have just launched their new Trail Blaze 200 which...

Riding the 2020 Triumph Street Triple 765 RS

2020 is going to be hectic for Triumph, with plenty of appealing new models. A new Tiger is on its way, a Thruxton RS...

Riding BMW Motorrad’s New Boxer Street Range in the Beautiful Surrounds of Mpumalanga

We were privileged to be invited to BMW Motorrad South Africa’s media launch of the new Boxer Street range. My day started with a...

Chariot of fire! The Yamaha Niken

I have always wondered how it was in ancient times, being in the Egyptian army. If you were fortunate enough, you would be aboard...

Classic Adventure: Riding the Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE

By now, it's generally accepted that any new motorcycle labelled a 'scrambler' is simply a modern classic that's styled like a vintage dirt bike....

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