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 buddies in De Wildt. Anyone who has ridden in a...

My Genius by Dimsport – Now Available in SA

Lets face it, as motorcyclists we are all enthusiasts and we love personalising our motorcycles in one way or another. A popular modification is to tune your motorcycle depending on your requirements, which may...

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 invariably do and the 390 Duke is no exception. When...

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. That was eighteen years ago, but remarkably I've never swung...

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 finish emblazoned with a funky Go Gravel logo in yellow....

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 as I drive into this small gem. The place is...

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 the Hail Mary pass everyone’s waiting for? The new Harley-Davidson FXDR...

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 a XCa version of the 800 Tiger is offered, and...

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 modern classics go, Ducati's Scrambler range is bang on trend....

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 fraction of owners actually take theirs far enough off the...

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, this made it very easy to pack my belongings into. The...

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 this matters right now. I twist the throttle and listen...

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 wood work. Around 2016 the 1050 got a makeover. 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 design. It is ideal for those looking for practical, every...

XKULCHA KLASSIC DENIMS – No excuse not to wear all the kit, 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 tend to have a bit of a carry over from...

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 reliability in harsh riding conditions, we all used Motul’s excellent...

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, entrepreneur and established business owner from the North of Pretoria....

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 with panniers, or “Bags” if you will, and are designed...

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 time the Italian marque has conquered the Race to the...

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 space is a very lucrative one, especially in the competitive...