SYM T1 WOLF – Inner City Slicker

SYM’s smaller Wolf is almost identical to its 250 cc big brother. Styling is heavily reminiscent of Honda’s CB1000 R, even down to a...
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There’s a new ‘Super’ Hero in town!

The world at large seems to have become besotted with Super Heroes in recent years. I suspect that a wave of this ‘besottedness’ is...

First Ride: The Yamaha Ténéré 700 Rally Edition

The new Yamaha Ténéré 700 bears a legendary name—but does this much-hyped adventure bike live up to the legacy of the original 80s legend?...

Fast, Smart and Useful: The Yamaha TMAX Tech MAX 560

The first Yamaha TMAX rolled out of the factory back in 2001—a 500 cc twist-and-go parallel twin with a sporty edge and practical features....

Review: The BMW S 1000 XR

South Africa is a country where the best scenery is usually at the end of a gravel road, and the Toyota Hilux tops the...

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...

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