Review: The 2021 Ducati Monster

Nearly 30 years old, and with more than 35,000 units produced, the Ducati Monster is a true icon. For 2021, Ducati have radically redesigned...

KTM 390 Adventure – Flyweight Adventure Champion of the World

It is interesting to see how the world of motorcycling has developed over time. There was a time where motorcycles were simply an economical,...

DNA Test: Riding the Suzuki GSX 150F

The small bike topic has been preached on our platform time and time again, and for good reason, too. Times have changed, and the...

2021 Suzuki Hayabusa – The STARSHIP ENTERPRISE of motorcycling

Suzuki SA recently embarked on a road trip around the country with their new Hayabusa, to introduce it to their dealers countrywide. Various members...

First Ride: Aprilia 660 Tuono

It’s funny how some engine capacities go in and out of favour as the years go by. Back in the 1960s, 650 cc was...

The Hero ECO 150TR – any roads, any time!

Earlier in the year, we had the opportunity to ride two of Hero’s latest offerings—the versatile X-Pulse 200 and the king of all things...

Rise & Ride: Kawasaki Ninja 400 SE Long Term Test

When you hear the name ‘Ninja’, two words come to mind: green and fast. 37 years down the line, Kawasaki’s favourite assassin has grown...

Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory – the Ultimate Super Commuter

You think I’m joking about the "super commuter" part, don’t you? Well, I was seriously chuffed when Sean from Italian Motorcycle Importers asked us to...

Yamaha Tracer 900 GT – The Tracer is ‘Complete’ at Last!

The ‘Sports Touring’ class is becoming more and more relevant. As technology has advanced, these bikes have become capable of performance that was the...

Speed Date: 3 hours with the Harley-Davidson Pan America Special

Anyone who thinks that Harley-Davidson does not have the technical ability to build a competitive adventure bike is not only delusional but downright dumb!...

Dry Cleaning with Motul’s E1 Wash & Wax

Washing a motorcycle is the most basic form of motorcycle care and it’s also a vital step to keeping the paintwork on our machines...

Track Test: Riding the 2021 Kawasaki ZX-10R at Circuit Dijon-Prenois

Alongside MotoGP, WorldSBK racing showcases the very best in production superbikes. You can buy on Monday the machine that won on Sunday, and that’s...

Adventure Smarter: METALIZE 440 Adventure Jacket

As we all know by now, METALIZE is a South African designed brand that is dedicated to the development of a range of rider...

Helmet Care the LIQUI MOLY Way

Over the years we have endured the rising cost of all our typical motorcycling kit. When it comes to helmets, which have to comply...

Aprilia RS 660: An RS For The Road

Aprilia is known for breeding thoroughbred sportsbikes—bikes that love their throttles wide open, where a flurry of revs meets corner speeds and a complete...

Keeping it stopping with Motul’s Brake Clean

If you love your machine you’ll look after it, not just externally but internally. Now, we all have our own maintenance and care products...

Shift Up: METALIZE Shorty ADV Boot

As daily motorcycle commuters, we look for comfort, safety and style when it comes to wearing gear, and in this case boots. We know...

Quick Hit: An afternoon with the new Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS

The modern factory streetfighter market is stacked with options, but few motorcycles can boast the iconic status of the Triumph Speed Triple. It's been...

More Than a Commuter: Riding the 2021 Honda NC750X

Practicality, comfort, frugality and handling—those were the original ingredients that made the Honda NC recipe so great. The NC750X's all-round appeal and constant refreshes...

Touring on Honda’s Africa Twin Adventure Sport 1100 DCT

I am unashamedly a fan of Big Red. When it comes to Africa Twins, I have owned three over the years. A black and...

Throttle Therapy: Yamaha MT-09 SP Review

The exciting and oh-so-affordable Yamaha MT-09 made waves when it first appeared back in 2013. Now a few years down the line, the MT...

Keeping the Shiny Side Up with Motul’s Shine & Go Spray

It’s only obvious, that the way you take care of your motorcycle reveals how much you love it. But, maybe you’ve been too busy...

Triumph Trident – fun and friendly city slicker

This is not the first Triumph to wear the Trident name. In 1969, Honda stunned the world with its game-changing CB 750 Four. Sporting...

Back to Basics: Riding the Honda CRF300L

You can't escape Honda's mammoth legacy in the adventure riding genre, and you can't deny that their dual-sport bikes are consistently versatile and reliable....

MotoGP 21 Game Review: A Tough First Lean, But A Winner Across The Line

Here at ZA Bikers, we follow the MotoGP race season like it's a religion—but what about those boring weekends where no racing happens? Or...

Review: BMW F 900 XR

Does BMW Motorrad have a recipe crisis? If we look at their spread of motorcycles they have a mix of R, RR, RS, RT...

First Ride: The new Harley-Davidson 1250 Pan America Special

With 150 hp and a modern electronics package, can an American dual-sport machine threaten established adventure bikes from BMW, KTM, Honda and co.? Our...

Liqui Moly Chain Spray – put to the test!

I have owned over 340 motorcycles over the years, most of which utilised chains to transfer the engine power to the back wheel. Put...

KTM SA launch stunning new 890 and 1290 Adventure models in the magnificent Drakensberg

We were privileged to crack an invite to the launch of KTM’s new Adventures at the beautiful Champagne Sports Resort, near Winterton, in the...

Get A Grip: The METALIZE Shorty Glove Range

Our good friends at Henderson Racing Products, home to the METALIZE range of riding gear, tasked us with testing their ‘shorty’ glove range. If...

Iconoclast: Riding the BMW C 400 GT Scooter

Scooters are slowly shaking off the bad rap they've had for so long. But they're still largely pigeonholed as commuters and city runabouts, and...

KTM 1290 Super Duke GT – Sports Touring Masterclass

So, what exactly qualifies a bike as a Sports Tourer? In order to compare bikes, or measure them against their peers, we need to...

First Ride: The 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4 S

Four cylinders, 170 horsepower and more electronics than a premium car: with the new Ducati Multistrada V4, adventure riding enters a brand new dimension....

Moto Guzzi V85 TT – The Italian alternative. Magic from Mandello Del Lario

Let’s get one thing straight. This is ‘Guzzi’ like in ‘tootsie’, not Guzzi as in ‘cuzzie’. Mow Tow Gootsie. Ok, now that we have...

First Ride: The 2021 Triumph Trident 660

Mid-capacity naked bikes are perfect for beginners, commuters, or anyone that's looking for maximum bang for their buck. Our man in Europe managed to...

Liqui Moly Multi-Spray… if you only ever buy one spray, then this has to...

In case you haven’t noticed, you will know that motorcycles, like many other things, tend to have got rather pricey. If you are even...

Hero Eco 150 – Functional, Focussed and Fun

This little 150 cc Hero Eco really interests me, it reminds me of the bikes that first tickled my fancy as a schoolboy, with...

First Ride: The New SYM NHX 125

Small capacity motorcycles are usually either affordable or good looking, but seldom both. That's where the Taiwanese manufacturer SYM comes in. We've been massively...

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...

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