Southern Africa’s Branch crowned fastest Dakar Rookie

South Africa’s National Cross Country Champion Ross Branch has been crowned the fastest Rookie at the 2019 Dakar Rally in Peru. After 10 of the most gruelling stages the desert race has ever seen,...

TOBY PRICE AND KTM WIN DAKAR 2019

Leading the overall standings by just over one minute going into Thursday’s 10th and final stage, Toby Price had no choice but to give his all on the day’s short 112-kilometre timed special. With competitors setting...

Gilbert rides Husqvarna into Dakar top 20

Multiple former South African Cross Country Moto champion and Dakar debutant, Pretoria’s Kenny Gilbert has ridden his Husqvarna to nineteenth overall and second among the epic race’s two-wheeler rookies. Gilbert was ecstatic with his...

TOBY PRICE LEADS OVERALL AFTER PENULTIMATE STAGE OF DAKAR RALLY 2019

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price will go into the 10th and final stage of the 2019 Dakar Rally as the provisional overall leader. Matthias Walkner lies third, just over six minutes behind...

TOP TWENTY, BABY!

Landmark for Kenny Gilbert on eve of Dakar finish Pretoria's rookie Dakar motorcycle star Kenny Gilbert moved his Husqvarna to the overall top twenty on Wednesday as the race enters its last day with a...

Heartbreak for Stuart Gregory as Engine Failure Forces Him Out of the Dakar Rally...

Around 100km into Stage 8 of the Dakar Rally 2019, Stuart Gregory was forced to retire from this year’s event due to engine failure. His motorcycle stalled at around the 100km mark of yesterday’s...

MATTHIAS WALKNER WINS LONG STAGE EIGHT OF THE 2019 DAKAR RALLY

In what has been an incredibly successful day for the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team, with all four riders finishing within the top seven, Matthias Walkner has claimed his second stage win of...

KENNY INTO HIS STRIDE

Another good day at the Dakar South African two-wheel Dakar Star Kenny Gilbert was in his stride through the 2019 Dakar Rally’s 359km Day 8 jaunt over the dunes around the Peruvian town of Pisco....

Stage 7 of the Dakar Rally 2019 Takes its Toll on Riders – But...

With 7 stages of the Dakar Rally 2019 under his belt, Gregory can begin to consider himself a Dakar veteran. Certainly, Stage 7, the first loop stage of this year’s event, contained almost every...

STAGE SEVEN DAKAR WIN FOR KTM’S SUNDERLAND

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Sam Sunderland has posted the fastest time on day seven of the 2019 Dakar Rally. Coming from behind and chasing down the leading riders on the tricky stage, the...

DAKAR A BLAST FOR KENNY

Wind, dust but Gilbert going strong South African Dakar motorcycle rookie hero Kenny Gilbert enjoyed a positive seventh stage in spite of toughest conditions — as usual — on Monday. The stage comprised a 323km...

Stuart Gregory Back in Action on Stage 6 of the Dakar Rally 2019

Stage 6 of the Dakar Rally 2019 (from Arequipa to San Juan de Marcona) was reckoned by most competitors to be the toughest stage so far in this year’s event. Gregory described it as...

KENNY ONTO ROOKIE PODIUM

Another good Dakar day for Gilbert Pretoria’s Kenny Gilbert has powered his Husqvarna up onto the Dakar Rally motorcycle rookie podium following another good day on a tough run from Arequipa to San Juan de...

PABLO QUINTANILLA WINS STAGE SIX OF DAKAR RALLY

ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING RALLY STAR RETAKES THE LEAD IN THE EVENT’S PROVISIONAL OVERALL STANDINGS Claiming his first individual stage victory at this year’s Dakar Rally, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider Pablo Quintanilla...

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,...

SAM SUNDERLAND CLAIMS STAGE FIVE DAKAR WIN

Sam Sunderland has won a hard-fought stage five of the 2019 Dakar Rally. After stopping to assist an injured rider during the day’s special stage, Sunderland was then credited with the time he’d lost,...

FIVE MINUTES WITH BRANCH AT THE BIVOUAC

As the world’s toughest stage race officially reaches the halfway mark, Ross Branch will be using every minute he can to rest at the Dakar Rally today. After coming off a gruelling marathon stage,...

KENNY EARNS THE REST

South African Dakar rookie star Kenny Gilbert is relishing a well-earned rest day on Saturday following an action packed opening week that saw him wind up 27th overall and 4th among the rookies after...

Gregory Rides a Rocky Road on Stage 4 of the Dakar Rally 2019 –...

Stage 4 of the Dakar Rally 2019 was the first leg of the first marathon stage, with competitors only being permitted to use the tools and spares they could carry. This was also the...

Spied: The New Triumph Rocket III

Despite how niche it was, there was a slight pang of sadness when the Triumph Rocket III was discontinued last year. After all, with 2 294 cc crammed into three cylinders, it was the...