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,...

The Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster

Most of my day-to-day riding is done sans passenger. So when Triumph offered me a set of wheels for the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, the...

SYM CityCom 300i – Freedom of the City #ScooterRevolution

Back in the ‘80’s South Africa went through a “petrol crisis”. I was working for a Honda dealership at the time and we would...

Ride Review: Zontes ZT250-R

A new recruit has joined the Autobot Freedom Fighters and he goes by the name of Zontes ZT250-R, assigned by the leader himself Optimus...

The Royal Enfield 650 Interceptor & Continental GT – First Ride...

Royal Enfield can perhaps lay claim to being the oldest motorcycle brand in the world, and have been producing their “modernised” single cylinder units...

THE SUZUKI DL 250 – The “wee” Strom.

This is the littlest bike in Suzuki’s V–Strom Adventure Sports line up. Sporting the same engine as that in the GSXR 250 road bike,...

XKULCHA ENDURO THORN SLEEVES

What a truly brilliant idea these Enduro thorn sleeves are! Back in the day I used to do a lot of riding with my...

Living with the KTM 390 Duke

Rarely does it happen that a motorcycle offers you more performance than what you pay for but in the case of KTM bikes, they...

Original Hooligan: Riding the 2018 Triumph Speed Triple RS

I've had a crush on the Triumph Speed Triple ever since Tom Cruise escaped from the bad guys on one, in Mission Impossible II....

Go Gravel 40L (Little Karoo) Duffel Bag

I recently had the opportunity to do a really proper test of GoGravel’s 40L duffel bag. The bag looks good in a grey material...

Metalize Yourself

The setting is Sutherland, Northern Cape. Commonly known as the coldest place in South Africa. As an adventure traveller, I cannot believe my luck...

First Ride: The 2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114

To the casual observer, Harley-Davidson appears to be on the ropes. So there’s a massive expectation with every new bike released: will it be...

Triumph Tiger 800 XCa – Triumph’s Top Middleweight Cat

“Tiger Tiger burning bright”. So begins the opening stanza of the famous poem. So apt too, it is for Triumph’s latest offering. For 2018...

All About the Bass: Riding the Ducati Scrambler 1100

How much is just enough? For Ducati, the answer is the amount of cubic centimetres inside the motor of the new Ducati Scrambler 1100. As...

Revisited: Is the BMW G 310 GS a Worthy GS?

The 'GS' designation's been part of BMW's line-up for thirty-eight years already. Their flagship R 1200 GS is synonymous with globetrotting—even if only a...

First Impressions: OSAH Drypak 40 Duffel Bag

We got hold of a OSAH Drypack 40 Duffel Bag to test. The first thing that I noticed was the wide mouth style opening,...

Aprilia RSV4 RR – Simply Seductive and Intoxicating

The highway is congested, so I scan ahead only to see more cars and more clutter. I smile in my helmet, because none of...

TRIUMPH 1050 TIGER SPORT – a Tiger for the tar.

In recent years Triumph’s Tiger range has been dominated by it’s dual sport bikes. The 1050 Sport has kind of got lost in the...

THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY – SYM JET 14

Designed to get the best out of city traffic, the Jet 14 is a high-wheeled scooter that stands out for its aggressive yet elegant...

XKULCHA KLASSIC DENIMS – No excuse not to wear all the...

I recently had the opportunity to visit the Xkulcha factory in Johannesburg. Xkulcha is a real South African success story. As South Africans, we...

Motul’s Motorcycle Care Range

I recently told you about the trip we did a while back around Botswana on 160 and 180cc TVS motorcycles. To best ensure their...

Ride Review: Zontes ZT310-R

Meeting the local importer of Zontes, I cannot help but get excited about its introduction to the South African market. Enter Jaco van der Merwe,...

Ride Review: Indian Chieftain Dark Horse

The Chieftain Dark Horse is Indian’s player in the Bagger space. As you can deduct from the name “Bagger”, bikes of this ilk come...

Revisited: How the Ducati Multistrada 1260 S Blew My Mind

Ducati clinched yet another victory at the hotly contested Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, just outside Colorado Springs this past weekend. It's the seventh...

KTM 790 DUKE – Duking it out with the Middleweights!

In many ways this has been my most challenging review to date. The 790 Duke is an extremely important bike for KTM. The middleweight...

MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso SCS (Smart Clutch System) –...

Here is an exotic Italian sport touring bike with some serious new tech, SCS, for Smart Clutch System, which basically dispenses with using the...

Husqvarna 401 Svartpilen – Simple. Progressive.

Husqvarna has existed in some form or another since the late 1600s making muskets, sewing machines, typewriters and most importantly, since 1903, motorcycles. Husqvarna’s...

Kawasaki H2-SX – Ballistic Cruise Missile!

I believe that the supercharged motor that Kawasaki rocked the world with a couple of years ago in the manic H2 has come home....

Helmet Review: HJC CS – 15

In the current beleaguered economy it is encouraging to find quality products that don’t make your wallet cry out for a transfusion. If you...

First Ride – The Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

The biggest stir of 2018 so far has surely come from Husqvarna. The recent launch of its street bike range – first seen in...

Hanging with Harley-Davidson, Croatian Style!

I was fortunate to crack an invite to the Harley-Davidson “Ride, Ride, Slide” World Media Event hosted in the fascinating country of Croatia from...

The 2018 Ninja 400 SE – The Ninja Family is Getting...

The smallest member of the Ninja family started it’s life as a 250cc, grew to 300, and now, with styling inspired by the championship-winning ZX-10R...

Kawasaki Z900 RS – The legend Returns!

It is hard to explain to the modern generation of bikers what an impact the launch of the original Z900, called the Z1, had...

Revisted: The Ducati Monster 821 is Just Right

The iconic Ducati Monster celebrates its 25th birthday this year. But what's truly remarkable, is that the contemporary Monster still resembles the design that...

The 2018 Honda CB1000R – First Ride Impressions!

How to make a motorcycle better? The usual recipe is to put more power and retrench some weight. Honda, obviously followed this path. But...

Indian Scout Bobber – Power cruiser meets cool

The Scout model from Indian carries a magnificent heritage. It has always been Indians’ performance model, taking the fight to Harley-Davidson. Well, nothing has...

The 2018 KTM 790 Duke – First Ride Impressions!

111 000 hours of human work, 60 people being involved full time in the R&D department, 604 800 kilometres of intensive dyno testing and...

The 2018 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports – First Ride Impressions!

The original 1988 Honda Africa Twin was a real game changer, as it put an end to the single-cylinder trail bike era and it...

The unsung hero. Suzuki DL 1000 V-Strom

Suzuki introduced the V-Strom a number of years ago. It was one of the stable of Suzuki’s which used their new at the time...

First Ride: 2018 Triumph Tiger 800 XCa

Morocco. Winter. Snowy Atlas mountain foothills, a fleet of brand new 2018 Triumph Tiger 800 XCa's, some tents in which to sleep, everything is...

Revisited: Why the Harley-Davidson Softail Street Bob is the Raddest Softail

With nine models to choose from, there's something for everyone in Harley-Davidson's new Softail line-up. From classic cruisers like the Heritage and the iconic...

BMW G 310 GS Launch – George, Western Cape

Oubaai, the Ernie Els golf estate development at Herolds Bay, just outside George, was the scene of the official launch of the G 310...

The 2018 Kawasaki H2 SX – First Ride Impressions!

In 2004, a film-maker called Morgan Spurlock released a movie called: Supersize Me! The target, to eat as many burgers as possible. In 2018, a motorcycle...

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