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...

Review: The 2018 Triumph Tiger 1200 XCA

Adventure motorcycles are all about compromise. Some go for maximum off-road prowess, at the expense of open road comfort, while others prioritise touring over...

“Talking Italian….” Acerbis Adventure Bike Suit

I get it horribly wrong as I brake-slide into a tight left hander, attempting to bush-up on my rusty enduro bike skills. It is...

ATG 20 LITRE SOFT LUGGAGE

Travelling for extended periods by motorcycle presents one with some logistical challenges, especially when you need to carry a fair amount of stuff. “Credit...

XKULCHA KLASSIC RANGE

Thank heavens corporate South Africa seems to be seeing the light at last. One of the absolute worst carry overs from the colonial era...

Riding Kawasaki’s Z900RS Café

Back in April, I tested extensively the Z900 RS (Kawasaki Z900 RS – The legend Returns!), and every since then I have been keen...

Crosby 400 Adventure – The Lightweight Simple Adventure Solution

I recently had the opportunity to ride the Crosby 400 Adventure brought into SA by V-Custom Cycles in Centurion. This recent addition to the...

HARLEY–DAVIDSON’S SPLENDID SPORT GLIDE

The idea to do a long term review of the Sport Glide started early in the year when I first laid eyes on it...

First Impressions of the 2019 BMW F 750 / 850 GS.

Standing position, legs open, knees bent, elbows bent, vision correct! I make sure to follow the rules and give myself a fighting chance. Second...

Get stung by the Scorpion!

I am standing on the line, waiting for the lights to go out and the race to start. Every nerve on full alert, I...

RUMBUX Adventure Bike Protection Bars

When you spend the amount of time on bikes that I do, and especially on less than perfect roads off the beaten track, it...

Mile Eater: Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special Review

Harley-Davidson's future looks...interesting. The Motor Co. is on a mission to expand their portfolio, with motorcycles as diverse as the electric Livewire, and adventure-touring...

Dunlop hits back in the Adventure Bike Segment!

Total concentration, I make myself a promise in the privacy of my helmet; “one day I will ride this gravel mountain pass to watch...

Optimate3 Battery Charging System

Why do you suppose I refer to the Optimate3 as a “system” rather than simply a charger? Quite simply, because that is what it...

Product Review: MOTUL MC Care Products – Part 2

At the best of times we should take really good care of our bikes and riding kit, however in these financially taxing times it...

XKULCHA DAKAR 500D Adventure Riding Pants

I have owned a pair of XKULCHA Dakar pants for a couple of years now and done many miles in them. To be frank,...