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 be an absolute blast on a racetrack. ZA Bikers had...

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 notorious group of street fighters live and breathe the Sugomi...

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 motorcycling bikes were built as utility transport. Cheaper and simpler...

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 imported cartridge inserts for the front forks and had rear...

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 and ride dynamics of its Vitpilen café racer sibling, but...

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 cylinder 900 engines, there is plenty of choice, even more...

SYM GTS 300i EVO – the Slick Route to the Freedom of the City

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 the 263,7cc engine which currently provides its thrust. In fact...

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, when all of a sudden as my steps multiply my...

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 motos has plenty to offer experienced riders too. And if...

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 the new Road King Special 114 and to catch up...

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 venture off the beaten track, and then others where there...

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, game roaming free in lush, summertime greenery, it’s the kind...

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 Natal. I would like to claim that I discovered this...

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 horses. It’s a sunny Sunday morning. The perfect weather sees...

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 an offer difficult to resist when it comes to being...

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 range of highly desirable models. This review came about by...

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 see that I was pretty taken with the bike. Essentially...

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 Aprilia Dorsoduro 900, Ducati introduces a seriously revamped version of...

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 Bonneville T120, the Thruxton & R, the Bobber & Black,...

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 hooning in the dirt. The trick is to make those...

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