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...

Around the World Motorcycle Travellers

Nothing excited me more as a sixteen year old, than getting up at dawn on a beautiful Sunday summers morning. Throw on jeans, T-shirt and jacket. Grab my open face helmet and gloves and...

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...

1970’s Advertising

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...

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...