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...

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...