The Indian Story

The relatively small American City of Springfield, Massachusetts, was founded in 1636 and has been home to some iconic American brands. Springfield Armory produced the first American musket in 1794 and later, the legendary...

A day spent with the Ducati 1299 Panigale Superleggera

We have many good days here at ZA Bikers and on The Bike Show; after all, we do get to ride and talk and write about bikes for a living. But some days are...

Botswananas

(13 – 17 April 2017) Travelling in Botswana could be compared to being stranded on a deserted island. You could travel for days without seeing other living souls. You could get lost. You could even...

There is a new ‘Flasher in Town’!!

Some of you may remember my blog ‘To flash or not to flash’, which was based on my experience with re-mapping or ‘flashing’ my Yamaha Super Tenere’. The result was spectacular. I was recently intrigued...

BOTSWANA ODYSSEY 2016

With motorcycle tours the fun starts with the planning. We really wanted the Botswana Odyssey to be special. Our group of 11 included Bill and Tammy Snell from Orlando in the US and Arthur...

What Can You Carry in Your Bag To Help With A Breakdown?

Riding a bike has one major drawback; if something breaks or you get a puncture, you’re pretty much stranded until someone comes to pick you up. Carrying a full tool kit is out of...

A Newbies Guide to Racing

Simon Morton, ZA Bikers news editor recently accepted an invitation from Riaan Neveling (KTM SA Marketing Manager) to take part in the Redstar round Of the KTM RC390 Seniors race series. The event would...

Social “Sandy” SYM rides the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in Botswana!

I suppose the idea germinated whilst in the company of some Adventure bikes at the top of Sani pass. They were somewhat miffed at the ease with which Social shot up the pass! “Real...

Rent and Ready to Race…..

“I want to be like Brad Binder……” could be one of the most frightening words a parent could ever imagine hearing these days. With our local hero flying the South African flag this season...

SYM Scooter conquers Sani Pass!

Social SYM “ South Africa’s most famous scooter” and Brand ambassador for SYM Motorcycles and Scooters SA is at it once again. After showing off its amazing build quality by bungee jumping off Orlando...

Biking Brotherhood

An inevitable consequence of motorcycling for any length of time is the kindling and growth of many good and lasting friendships. So it was with Willem and me. In 1974 my passion for motorcycles led...

To Flash or not to Flash… That is the question!

Whoa guys! Before you reach for the lapels of that grubby raincoat… I am not talking about that kind of flashing. This is a motorcycle blog! I’m talking modern motorcycle electronics. Perhaps the three...

Quick Chicks!

There is just something about women in leathers. I’m not talking about your average rally going lady in leather pants that are meant to do the job of a corset. Or, as the lady...

APACHE INDIANS RAID VICTORIA FALLS!!

This trip report was from 2012. Those of you with a smidgen of historical knowledge will know that the Apache Indians are incredibly tough, survive in the wilderness on just about nothing, and led by...

The downside of biking

When folks hear that I have ridden bikes for nigh on 47 years, the inevitable question arises, “So Dave, have you ever fallen off?” Well, Duh, Hallo, of course I have! I mean is...