MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso SCS (Smart Clutch System) – First Ride Impressions!

Here is an exotic Italian sport touring bike with some serious new tech, SCS, for Smart Clutch System, which basically dispenses with using the clutch lever. How does it work? We flew to Italy...

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 earliest motorcycles were known for being simple and lightweight, and...

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. The H2-SX is Kawasaki’s Sports Touring version of the Sports...

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 have just got into motorcycling or perhaps need a helmet...

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 concept at EICMA in 2014 – is such an audacious...

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

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 and the Ninja H2, enter the new Kawasaki Ninja 400...

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 Miguel Galluzzi first penned in the 90s. The new Monster...

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 while the new, so called “neo-sports-café” design slightly changes the...

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 changed! The Scout, in my opinion, is a real looker....

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 more than 900 000 kilometres spent testing on the open...

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 took three years for Yamaha to replicate with the XTZ...

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 90 degree V twin litre motor. The 2018 V-Strom’s engine...

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 just fine, as we were promised a genuine adventure experience...

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 Low Rider, to the raked-out Breakout and muscular Fat Bob,...

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 GS. Anything with the suffix ‘GS’ seems to elicit a...

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 manufacturer called Kawasaki released a touring bike: Supercharge Me! The...

The Scrambler Ducati Desert Sled is Actually a Scrambler

Neo-retro scramblers are all about style, right? Sure, most of them look like they rolled straight out of On Any Sunday, but aren't they better suited to hopping cafés than ripping farm roads? The Scrambler...

The Ducati Panigale V4 S – First Ride Impressions!

The pit straight at Valencia MotoGP racetrack is only 876 meters, that doesn’t prevent the new Ducati Panigale V4 S reaching a speed of over 280 km/h. The pit straight is just swallowed in...

The Other Boxer: Riding the BMW R 1200 R

Any conversation about modern BMW boxers is going to be dominated by the R 1200 GS. It makes sense: the GS is BMW's best selling model, especially in the primo dual-sport market that is...

The Harley Davidson Sportster Roadster

While the rest of the motorcycling world is strutting about, showing off their new-found ‘retro’ chic, the people at Harley Davidson must be looking at each other and wondering what all the fuss is...