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...

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...

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