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...

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....

Product Review: Sport Bike Apparel from Henderson Racing Products

Ever so often an amazing opportunity comes our way and our job is to seize it with both hands. This happened to me recently,...

Riding impressions of the Harley-Davidson 2020 model line-up

The futuristic LiveWire is not the only new model coming from Harley-Davidson in 2020. The Moto Co. is still taking care of their core...

Husqvarna’s flame burns ever brighter. 2020 bikes launched in Lesotho.

Husqvarna chose to reveal their 2020 dirtbike range to the media by taking a bunch of journos off to Lesotho recently. The guys gathered...

HONDA GOLDWING GL1800 – The Quintessential Ultra Long Distance Tour de Force

Honda have the knack of bringing bikes to market that have enthusiasts scratching their heads. In recent times the NC 700/750 is an example...

2019 Yamaha YZF-R3: The Pocket Rocket

Our story takes place in 1995, in an industrial town of Iwata, Shizuoka, Japan. I can only picture the scene looking somewhat science fiction like,...

Riding the 2019 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 R at Magny-Cours.

Evolve or die: the Darwinist theory of life has never been so accurate when it comes to Superbikes. So, for 2019, the Suzuki GSX-R...

2020 KTM Enduro Launch

It was with a fair bit of excitement that ZA Bikers accepted the invitation to the 2020 KTM Enduro Model Launch. This is a...

Chief Accountant – the 2019 Kawasaki ZX-10R

You may look at the title to this story "Chief Accountant" and wonder what it means. Well, for one thing, accountants love numbers and...

Super Commuter: Riding the Honda NC750X

People buy different motorcycles for a myriad of reasons. For some riders, they're purely luxury items—toys for weekend fun, selected with maximum performance in...

Mini Adventure Bike Test – a Chinese Thorn in Japanese Flesh

Editor's Note: We told you about our visit to Val, Mpumalanga recently (which you can read here). Braam tells a similar story, but with emphasis...

SYM ORBIT II – Set yourself on an Orbit, an Orbit to Freedom

For the past month, I have been riding the Orbit II as my daily commute and to some surprise, this little squirt has come...

The Scarlet Beauty – Ducati’s V4 S on Track!

I will never forget that perfect Mediterranian evening in the village of Monterosso, where I first met Scarlet. On a particularly quiet evening in...

First Ride: The 2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire

At 116 years old, Harley-Davidson has a rich and storied legacy. Building a motorcycle back in 1903 automatically qualified you as a pioneer—and since...

SUZUKI HAYABUSA – The Silken Sledgehammer

The Hayabusa, “Highway Abuser” or ‘Busa, as it has become fondly known in SA, the story started, incredibly, way back in 1999. In fairness,...

Boxer Evolution: Riding the BMW R 1250 GS Adventure with ShiftCam

BMW built its first motorcycle engine some time around 1920—except it didn't power a BMW motorcycle. Called the 'M2B15,' it was a 494 cc,...

The 2019 Triumph Street Triple RS

When the Triumph Street Triple first broke cover over a decade ago, it was a massive hit. The combination of the Speed Triple's unapologetic...

Dare to go bare! Husqvarna Svartpilen 701

We live in interesting times. The last few years have seen technological breakthrough reaching wonderous proportions. The way we communicate, connect and live has...

SUZUKI KATANA – A Legend Reborn

Suzuki has a penchant for giving their motorcycles interesting names. More often than not there is a deeper meaning to the choice of name....

Bajaj Dominar 400 – The Canny Commuter

I was quite intrigued to be offered the opportunity by Biker’s Warehouse, to ride the Bajaj Dominar 400. Here is why. Bajaj just happen...

City Slicker: Day-to-day with the BMW F 750 GS

You have to feel a little sorry for the BMW F 750 GS. With a lower ride height and less power than its big...

Triumph Speed Twin – the Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove

How many of you bike fundi’s out there know that Triumph motorcycles have German roots? Honestly. Dig into the history of Triumph and you...

Riding the New Indian FTR 1200

For a brand that only relaunched five years ago, Indian Motorcycle is making some bold moves. The Scout FTR750 racebike has cleaned up in...

Metzeler Cruisetec Tyre Testing in Sicily Promises more performance for Cruiser Riders

When one thinks of Sicily, one thinks of bubbling volcano’s, rugged cliffs, fabulous food, the Mafia and even the Godfather comes to mind, so...

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