Would You Ride an Electric Bike to Save the Motorcycle Industry?

A couple of weeks ago I was privileged to drive one of these new plug-in-hybrid cars. The premise is that the batteries can be charged from a wall socket plug either overnight or at...

The Kawasaki GTR1400 – maybe the last of the big, beefy, four-cylinder Japanese touring...

I like touring bikes. I like the fact that you are getting a lot of bike for your money. I like all the bells and whistles that you always get; I like the practicality,...

Tank Girls – Anti-Pants Anti-Poaching

The most dangerous job in the world today is… Being a 3-ton beast adorning a keratin horn on the end of its nose. The second most dangerous job is protecting said beast. So, the Tank Girls decided...

Biker people – time to spread the word!

Because you are reading this article on the ZA Bikers website we can safely assume you are a Biker Person. This is important because we have a problem: our industry is shrinking. Globally motorcycle...

What is all this safety about?

I have recently been side-lined from the heaven of riding motorcycles. Unfortunately a car decided to turn in front of me: the bike didn’t survive, and I luckily did. While I am still in...

Africa Shox: A Hard-Charging R80G/S From Cape Town

This past Saturday, the Dakar Rally kicked off in Lima, Peru. It’s the 40th edition of the notorious race, and a lot has changed since 1978, when intrepid racers lined in up Paris. Modern Dakar...

Tank Girls – 24hr Endurance Race

When Stuart Baker of Suzuki gave us the opportunity to put together a lady’s team to race in the 24hr event, it sounded too good to be true… You know that saying; if it...

Ducati Family Fun Day at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit

The 2017 racing season had come to a close and it was now that dreaded long calendar watch until the 2018 season would start turning some wheels again. For your average racer it is...

The Woodstock Moto Co. Garage Built Show

On the edge of Woodstock, just before you cross over into Cape Town's CBD, lies Barron Street. On the cusp of full-blown gentrification—but not quite all the way there yet—it's home to such diverse...

Tank Girls – Verneukpan

(November 2017) This story is not about blood and guts, it’s not about a knight in shining armour, nor a romantic comedy. Nobody will die. Nothing will happen. Nothing will end… …nothing at all But in the...

Travelling like a Chief.

I find myself traversing dense traffic on the N1 South as I head towards Johannesburg. Fast approaching the Buccleuch interchange I have to make a swift decision; Western or Eastern Bypass?? East, it is,...

Sundays are for Motos and Friends: Getting to Know Ducati Cape Town

To the average Capetonian, the sight of shiny red Ducati signage on the way into the V&A Waterfront is no big deal. But to Cape Town's Ducatisti, it signals a return to the Mother...

MOTUL and their History in Motorsport

164 years ago the Swan and Finch Oil Corporation was founded in New York in the good old US of A. They made a name for themselves as purveyors of quality lubricants, and as time...

The Roof of Africa – How the Times Have Changed!

To appreciate how different a race the Roof is in 2017 compared to 1967, we are going to look at the winning bike in the very first event and compare it to the motorcycle...

MOTUL Roof of Africa – the Mother of Hard Enduros!

The 2017 MOTUL Roof of Africa will herald the 50th anniversary of this iconic race. Whilst the event started in 1967, political unrest in Lesotho saw the event cancelled in 1998, so it is...

BlackStone Tek / BST

The aircraft manufacturer, Lockheed, have a Special Ops department known as their “Skunkworks”. Aircraft like the SR-71 Blackbird trace their origins back to this incredible, innovative and truly brilliant bunch of people. Well, it...

Tank Girls – StofSkop 2017

On any Saturday…but more specifically on the 5th of August, a bunch of flat track hooligans gathered together around a flat piece of dirt oval. They brought two wheeled engines of every size &...

My Indian Blog

This little blog came about because I was recently invited to attend the Alfie Cox Invitational Enduro event, which was to be held in Umzumbe on the South Coast (KZN). My wife and I decided...

Discovering a beautifully restored 1957 BSA Gold Star 500 whilst renewing my wife’s driver’s...

Meeting Mike Longley proves once again that there is a silver lining to every dark cloud. As it turned out it wasn’t a cloud but rather a Star and the lining was Gold not...

Social SYM kicks up dust at Stof Skop 2017

Once a year a really mixed bag of motorcycles gather at the Walkerville showground’s for “Stof Skop”. What transpires is a classic “run what you brung“ day of dirt oval flat track racing. Various...