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...

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...

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...

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...

First Ride: 2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260 S

“This is a revolution!” This expression was made famous by the late Steve Jobs but it could be assignable to Ducati too. In 2010,...

Riding the 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy

The birth of Harley-Davidson's new Softail platform meant the death of the beloved Dyna. But the Motor Co. wasn't about to ditch some of...

First Ride: Kawasaki Z 900 RS

35 years after the iconic Z1, this new 900 Kawasaki will warm the hearts of biking enthusiasts and stir up plenty of nostalgia for...

Yamaha MT-07 Tracer – Middleweight Cruise Missile

The introduction of a Tracer version of Yamaha’s excellent 700cc parallel-engined middleweight, brings a whole new set of skills to this class. Naked motorcycles,...

First Ride: Ducati Monster 821

For 2018, the Ducati Monster 821 enjoys some new aesthetics and technological improvements. Nothing really major but enough to renew interest in this great...

Yamaha X-Max 300 – First Ride Impressions!

Out of all the bikes I have ridden this year, the one that surprised me the most was the 2017 Yamaha T-Max. Why you...

First Ride: Indian Scout Bobber

This is a new, badass version of the famous Scout: welcome to the Indian Scout Bobber, a model designed for a younger and urban...

First Rides: 2018 Harley-Davidson Softails

Last year, Harley-Davidson made its own revolution for the MY17 range, with a brand new engine, the 8-valve Milwaukee Eight that was available in...

Riding the 2017 Ducati Monster 797

My first motorcycle was very nearly a Ducati—the Monster 620 Dark. As a new motorcyclist, my reasons had little to do with performance. It...

First Ride: The 2018 Suzuki GSX-R125

Since 1985, the Suzuki GSX-R has been an icon to sport bike lovers. With several victories and titles in local championships as well as...

First Ride: The 2018 Suzuki V-Strom 250

We’ve seen lately the creation of a new motorcycle category: the smallish, dual-purpose bike. After Kawasaki and the Versys-X 300, after Honda CRF 250...

KTM 390 Duke – Long Term Test Report

A few months ago, I was considering buying a daily run-around, come highway commuter bike. I work in Pretoria but at least twice a...

The Honda CRF250 Rally

What is it about an adventure bike that is so appealing? And why do they sell in the volumes that they do? On my...

Suzuki – SV650 2017

I recently got the opportunity to ride Suzuki’s new 2017 SV 650 both at Red Star Raceway as well as in Mpumalanga. The two...

Suzuki – DL650 V-Strom 2017

Why is it that some bikes gain all the headlines but some others fly below the radar? And why is it that sometimes the...

Bavaria Bound with the BMW R nineT Urban G/S

BMW has a truly fanatical fan base: if you need proof, a visit to the BMW Motorrad Days is all it takes. It’s an...

The 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

The Yamaha R6 is an enigma. I absolutely love it and yet there are times when I detest it. Here is the thing. I...

KTM 1290 Super Duke GT (Long-term Test) Part 2

What’s Hot and What’s Not Two months into my time with the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT and I’m still enjoying it as much as...

Ride Review: 2017 BMW R nineT

It could be said that, when BMW entered the retro-bike market, it really kick-started the whole movement. After all, if a brand as staid...

Ride Review: Triumph Street Scrambler

Street Cup, Street Twin and Street Scrambler. This trio of Triumphs all share the new 900cc, water-cooled twin, tuned for mild-horsepower but good low...

Kawasaki Versys-X 300 – Long-term Report

We initially rode the Kawasaki Versys-X 300 when it was first launched back in April 2017. At the time we only got to test...

Ride Review: KTM 390 Duke

It’s no secret that the lightweight motorcycle war is entering a new and intense phase.  Recent entries to the fray are Kawasaki, with their...

The BMW G 310 R – First Ride Impressions!

For the first time, BMW Motorrad is entering the under 500cc market with their newly developed G 310 R, which offers a quality BMW...

Shoei NXR

Shoei launched their NXR helmet as a replacement for their popular XR1100. Whilst the X-Spirit is their premier helmet for racetrack use, the NXR...

Ride Review: Kawasaki Z1000SX

Sometimes a bike is so good at what it does that you wonder why the manufacturer bothers to try and improve it. Such a...

Honda Fireblade CBR1000RR & SP – South African Launch, Red Star...

The local launch of the new Fireblade was held recently at Redstar Raceway. The President of Honda in SA, Toshiaki Konaka, reaffirmed the Fireblades...

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR

Kawasaki’s ZX10 Double R is Kawasaki’s homologation special. The bike to take on the likes of Yamahas R1M and Honda’s Fire blade SP or...

First Ride: Harley-Davidson ‘Road King Special’

5:55am flight from OR Tambo to Cape Town with the prospect of riding Harleys’ new Road King Special in the fairest Cape of them...

KTM 1290 Super Duke GT (Long-term Test) Part 1

I have to be honest; the first time I rode the Super Duke GT last year, I wasn’t sure I liked it. It seemed...

2017 KTM Adventure Launch

The sight of more than twenty KTM 1290 and 1090’s, lined up on either side of a huge blow up KTM arch at the...

Ride Review: BMW R NineT Racer

For a while, rumors have been circulating about the demise of the traditional cafe racer. With scramblers and flat trackers dominating the scene, the...

Indian Scout Sixty – Long-term Report

It would be accurate to say that, if you want an American-made cruiser, then you are going to have to shell out big bucks....

BMW R1200GS RALLYE and R1200GS EXCLUSIVE – First Ride Impressions!

Time really does fly when you are having fun. So much so that a full 37 years has passed since the first BMW GS...

Ride Review: Kawasaki Versys-X 300

At last years EICMA motorcycle show, we witnessed the emergence of a small engine capacity ‘Adventure’ bike class. Honda’s CRF 250 RALLY, BMW’s 310...

Yamaha MT-10 SP & Touring Edition – Riding Impressions!

A limited number of the MT-10 ‘Touring Edition’ and range topping ‘SP’, Yamaha roadsters, are available for sale at selected Yamaha dealers. These bikes,...

First Ride: Ducati Monster 797

Ducati’s Monster has been with us for 25 years and in that time, it would be fair to say, it has become a defining...

Oxford Melbourne Air 2.0 Jacket

This is the perfect summer jacket for street riders! It's styling is spectacular; aggressive while minimalistic. The black and white colour contrasts are just...

Ride Review: Triumph Street Cup

Cafe racers! The home built ones have always looked cool but they’re often style over substance; slightly dodgy engineering, mismatched parts and you’re likely...

First Ride: KTM 1290 Super Adventure R

I finally get it. I admit it. I was one of the naysayers but I totally get it now! You need 160 horsepower for...

First Ride: Ducati Supersport & Supersport S

After the 939 Hypermotard and the 950 Multistrada, the Supesport is the third platform to receive Ducati 937 cc liquid cooled V-twin. We’ve tested...

First Ride: Suzuki GSX-R1000 2017

The superbike wars are upon us once again and this is something we should all rejoice, not because all of us are ever going...

Ride Review: Kawasaki Z900

When Kawasaki launched the Z800 back in 2013, it didn’t exactly set the world alight. Absolutely nothing wrong with it whatsoever, you understand. In...

Ride Review: Kawasaki Z650

The Zed is back - long live the Zed. Way back in the 1970’s, Kawasaki re-wrote the original superbike rules with their legendary 903cc,...

Ride Review: Yamaha MT-09

When Yamaha debuted the MT-09 in 2013, it was clear very quickly that they had hit upon a winning formula. It looked great, was...

First Ride: Kawasaki Ninja 650

Almeria, South of Spain, is definitely the place to be these days. Within a couple of hours after the launch of the Ducati Scrambler...

Ride Review: Yamaha FJR 1300

As the old saying goes, “Time flies when you’re having fun”. Well, I’ve been having plenty of that this week testing the Yamaha FJR...

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