Road Testing the Scorpion EXO-510 Air Helmet

I was recently in the market for an everyday riding helmet which led me to Mark Henderson . Henderson Racing Products was founded back...

INDIAN FTR1200 S Race Replica – the Mustang of the Range

Wikipedia describes a “Mustang” as a “free-roaming horse of the western USA”. The very word Mustang conjures up images of a lean, powerful animal...

Yamaha Tracer 900 GT – Middleweight Sports Touring Weapon

Yamaha’s Tracer has been around a while. Endowed with their wonderful CP – 3, 847cc three-cylinder motor, it hits something of a sweet spot...

SYM Trail Blaze 200 – Blaze your own trail

SYM understands that there are different strokes for different folks, so on that note, they have just launched their new Trail Blaze 200 which...

Riding the 2020 Triumph Street Triple 765 RS

2020 is going to be hectic for Triumph, with plenty of appealing new models. A new Tiger is on its way, a Thruxton RS...

Riding BMW Motorrad’s New Boxer Street Range in the Beautiful Surrounds...

We were privileged to be invited to BMW Motorrad South Africa’s media launch of the new Boxer Street range. My day started with a...

Chariot of fire! The Yamaha Niken

I have always wondered how it was in ancient times, being in the Egyptian army. If you were fortunate enough, you would be aboard...

Classic Adventure: Riding the Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE

By now, it's generally accepted that any new motorcycle labelled a 'scrambler' is simply a modern classic that's styled like a vintage dirt bike....

Product Review: Sport Bike Apparel from Henderson Racing Products

Ever so often an amazing opportunity comes our way and our job is to seize it with both hands. This happened to me recently,...

Riding impressions of the Harley-Davidson 2020 model line-up

The futuristic LiveWire is not the only new model coming from Harley-Davidson in 2020. The Moto Co. is still taking care of their core...

Husqvarna’s flame burns ever brighter. 2020 bikes launched in Lesotho.

Husqvarna chose to reveal their 2020 dirtbike range to the media by taking a bunch of journos off to Lesotho recently. The guys gathered...

HONDA GOLDWING GL1800 – The Quintessential Ultra Long Distance Tour...

Honda have the knack of bringing bikes to market that have enthusiasts scratching their heads. In recent times the NC 700/750 is an example...

2019 Yamaha YZF-R3: The Pocket Rocket

Our story takes place in 1995, in an industrial town of Iwata, Shizuoka, Japan. I can only picture the scene looking somewhat science fiction like,...

Riding the 2019 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 R at Magny-Cours.

Evolve or die: the Darwinist theory of life has never been so accurate when it comes to Superbikes. So, for 2019, the Suzuki GSX-R...

2020 KTM Enduro Launch

It was with a fair bit of excitement that ZA Bikers accepted the invitation to the 2020 KTM Enduro Model Launch. This is a...

Chief Accountant – the 2019 Kawasaki ZX-10R

You may look at the title to this story "Chief Accountant" and wonder what it means. Well, for one thing, accountants love numbers and...

Super Commuter: Riding the Honda NC750X

People buy different motorcycles for a myriad of reasons. For some riders, they're purely luxury items—toys for weekend fun, selected with maximum performance in...

Mini Adventure Bike Test – a Chinese Thorn in Japanese Flesh

Editor's Note: We told you about our visit to Val, Mpumalanga recently (which you can read here). Braam tells a similar story, but with emphasis...

SYM ORBIT II – Set yourself on an Orbit, an Orbit...

For the past month, I have been riding the Orbit II as my daily commute and to some surprise, this little squirt has come...

The Scarlet Beauty – Ducati’s V4 S on Track!

I will never forget that perfect Mediterranian evening in the village of Monterosso, where I first met Scarlet. On a particularly quiet evening in...

First Ride: The 2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire

At 116 years old, Harley-Davidson has a rich and storied legacy. Building a motorcycle back in 1903 automatically qualified you as a pioneer—and since...

SUZUKI HAYABUSA – The Silken Sledgehammer

The Hayabusa, “Highway Abuser” or ‘Busa, as it has become fondly known in SA, the story started, incredibly, way back in 1999. In fairness,...

Boxer Evolution: Riding the BMW R 1250 GS Adventure with ShiftCam

BMW built its first motorcycle engine some time around 1920—except it didn't power a BMW motorcycle. Called the 'M2B15,' it was a 494 cc,...

The 2019 Triumph Street Triple RS

When the Triumph Street Triple first broke cover over a decade ago, it was a massive hit. The combination of the Speed Triple's unapologetic...

Dare to go bare! Husqvarna Svartpilen 701

We live in interesting times. The last few years have seen technological breakthrough reaching wonderous proportions. The way we communicate, connect and live has...

SUZUKI KATANA – A Legend Reborn

Suzuki has a penchant for giving their motorcycles interesting names. More often than not there is a deeper meaning to the choice of name....

Bajaj Dominar 400 – The Canny Commuter

I was quite intrigued to be offered the opportunity by Biker’s Warehouse, to ride the Bajaj Dominar 400. Here is why. Bajaj just happen...

City Slicker: Day-to-day with the BMW F 750 GS

You have to feel a little sorry for the BMW F 750 GS. With a lower ride height and less power than its big...

Triumph Speed Twin – the Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove

How many of you bike fundi’s out there know that Triumph motorcycles have German roots? Honestly. Dig into the history of Triumph and you...

Riding the New Indian FTR 1200

For a brand that only relaunched five years ago, Indian Motorcycle is making some bold moves. The Scout FTR750 racebike has cleaned up in...

Metzeler Cruisetec Tyre Testing in Sicily Promises more performance for Cruiser...

When one thinks of Sicily, one thinks of bubbling volcano’s, rugged cliffs, fabulous food, the Mafia and even the Godfather comes to mind, so...

Riding the 2019 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory

With a pair of sexy MotoGP-like carbon winglets and the most powerful engine for a standard Superbike, the Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory promises to...

Kawasaki Z400: The Green Hornet

On the dark side of Japan, there’s a group that rule the streets and they go by the name of “The Z Gang”. This...

Triumph 1200 Scrambler XE – the Home Run from Hinckley

In a weird and wonderful way motorcycling has come full circle with bikes like the new 1200 Scrambler from Triumph. In the dawn of...

Triumph Street Scrambler – 2019 Edition

You will recall that I really enjoyed the first version of Triumph’s Street Scrambler. I owned the original Scrambler and really enjoyed it. I...

The 2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 – First Ride Impressions!

Of all the Husqvarna street bikes, none has been so hotly anticipated as the Svartpilen 701. Especially by riders who love the forward design...

Riding Can-Am’s Ryker 900 Rally Edition

With the launch of the Ryker family, Canadian brand Can-Am have brought a new degree of three-wheeler accessibility. Sporting twin cylinder 600 and three...

SYM GTS 300i EVO – the Slick Route to the Freedom...

The “EVO” part of this Sym’s title is spot on. The Taiwanese built scooter started its life as a 250, and then evolved into...

Zontes ZT 310-X: The All-Rounder

Walking through the modern architectural Summit near Menlyn, I find myself being dragged into a designer’s coma. Visions, kaleidoscopic visions as modern meets contemporary,...

The Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 Makes the Case For Small Bikes

It's time for little bikes to go mainstream. In the past, they've commonly been relegated to beginner status—but the current crop of small capacity...

Riding Harley–Davidson’s 2019 Road King Special

Harley–Davidson has made some changes to it’s Touring range for 2019. ZA Bikers went to the magnificent Algarve region of southern Portugal to ride...

KTM 790 ADVENTURE AND ADVENTURE R – Moroccan Magic

Riders buy Adventure motorcycles for different reasons. Some like the comfort, touring ability, two up suitability and general all round competence. Others like to...

Kymco Brand Launch

The Kloofzicht Estate is situated in the Cradle of Humankind. Fostered by mountains all round, it is quite a mystical place. Mirror smooth lakes,...

First Ride Impressions: BMW R1250GS and GSA

I will always remember the first time I stumbled onto the Loteni Valley, conveniently hidden away from the rest of the Midlands Meander, KwaZulu...

Hello Dark Horse, my old friend!!

We feel like outlaws from some Wild West movie as we roll into the bustling little museum town of Cullinan on our three iron...

First Ride: 2019 Vespa GTS 300 HPE

This new Vespa is the most powerful ever made by the iconic Italian brand. Subtle aesthetic changes and a brand new engine makes it...

Triumph T120 Black – Sultan of Smooth

Triumph is being fiendishly clever with its Bonneville range. They are utilising their fantastic 1200cc parallel twin with its 270 degree crank across a...

Revisited: Yamaha MT-07 Tracer

Back in 2017 I reviewed the Tracer version of Yamaha’s MT-07. Read my review (Yamaha MT-07 Tracer – Middleweight Cruise Missile), and you will...

Riding the 2019 Ducati Hypermotard 950 & SP

There is not much competition anymore in the “big motard” segment for enthusiastic bikers seeking for a hooligan machine to ride! Alongside the existing...

First Ride Impressions: the 2019 Triumph Speed Twin

Triumph UK sold more than 61000 motorcycles last year. They are on a progress process by extending, somehow, their “Modern Classic” range. Alongside the...

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