Touring in Indonesia: a motorcycle trip over Java and Bali islands

Located approximately 8500 kilometres away from South Africa across the Indian Ocean, Indonesia is a world on its own. ZA Bikers went on a motorcycle trip over the two islands of Java and Bali,...

To Hell and Back with the Killer Bee and Friends

A TOUCH OF THE KAROO Cast the window wider, sonny; Let me see the veld Rolling grandly to the sunset Where the mountains melt; With the sharp horizon round it. Like a silver belt Years and years I’ve trekked across it; Ridden...

Motorcycle Gunslingers

From the moment that engine got mounted onto a bicycle to create the first motorcycle, men have tried to make these contraptions go faster. Quite why we have been obsessed with speed, I really...

A Modern Classic Adventure

I own a Triumph Street Twin, which I bought back in late 2017. Since buying the bike, I have been gradually customising it to my liking. When I first got the bike, I found the...

“HAVE YOU DONE THE DOOHICKEY?”

Done the what? Is that some kind of dance? Like first cousin to the Macarena, perhaps? No dudes, it is just KLR speak. Kawasaki’s venerable KLR 650 has been around, in various forms, for...

Ryan Hughes at The Graveyard

Ryan Hughes, the AMA champion who raced alongside Jeremy McGrath, Jeff Emig and Ricky Carmicheal, was recently in South Africa for a 5 day training camp! After retiring from his spectacular professional motocross career, this...

ON ANY SUNDAY – MOTOCROSS STYLE

The 25th of November saw Terra Topia serve as venue for the Hero’s and Legends motocross event. ZA Bikers cracked an invite from the kind folks at Yamaha. I cruised out with our ace...

Road Tripping through the Free State.

Our buddy Johann Claassen, who served as road captain on Cancervive, heads up the Rustenburg chapter of Steelwings. For those who don’t know, Steelwings is a dedicated club for Harley–Davidson owners. Members come from...

Kawasaki ZX10R Masters Cup…. Why going green makes sense!

The chequered flag has just waved the end of the 2018 Kawasaki ZX10R Cup season and what a season it was! Sven Grune and Graeme van Breda put on a great show all season...

The stolen Zontes 310-R – a true story

This story started like a Hollywood film. A potential customer walked into one of the Zontes dealerships in Cape Town on 13 September 2018, and requested to test the newly released Zontes 310-R. He...

JAPANESE AUTO RACING

The diversity of motorcycle motorsport never ceases to amaze me! Everyone is familiar with the likes of MotoGP, World Superbikes and Supersports, the TT Races, and so on. Then we have MX, Enduro and...

Autonomous cars are exciting for bikers!

So, how can boring cars be exciting for bikers? Boring, self-driving, reading-the-newspaper-on-the-way-to-work kind of cars? A thought was developing in my mind while driving home on a Sunday evening and observing the drivers around...

Motorcycle Advertising from the 1970’s

It’s fascinating to page through one of my 1977 bike magazines. The articles are fascinating in that emission standards were introduced and enforced in the ‘States for the first time. The Cycle magazine editorial...

Vesparados to Rustenburg!

For the last two months my life has revolved around water; cold water getting me into a bit of hot water. I have been disgraced by human attitude. The human race has disappointed me…...

In Search of Swazi Gold

Our trip to Swaziland wasn’t in search of real gold, but the metaphorical gold of adventure. Over the past few years we’ve explored a substantial amount of South Africa. The wonders of Mpumulanga, deserts of...

An Audience with the Duke of Alps

It’s MotoGP weekend in Austria and the rain hasn’t let up since Thursday evening - and we’re contemplating swapping our brace of KTM 790 DUKES for jet skis. We’re heading to the Spielberg Ring the...

Will he be remembered for his statistics or his talent?

Having just watched a compilation of Marc Marques’ miraculous saves, situations where all other riders would have crashed, a question came to mind: How will Marc Marques be remembered? Will it be for the...

Damn! Was My Face Red!

For those of you that started your motorcycling in the early 70’s, do you remember learning to ride? Invariably it meant getting to grips with a 50cc bike or, as schoolboys of the day...

Dorren Loureiro Racing Academy Teaching the Old Dogs New Tricks

There is no doubt that the motor industry is constantly evolving. If you look at how advanced sport bikes have become over the last 10 years it is absolutely mind blowing. These days bikes...

The beginning of the end

By far the the best book I have every read is the story of Joey Evans. At ZA Bikers, we where very fortunate to have played a small part in Joey's story, and we...