Ride Review: Yamaha MT-10

Let’s face it; South African’s don’t really have a love affair with the naked bike. Show them an adventure bike and they’ll jump through hoops to buy one: show them a superbike and the...

Ducati XDiavel S – The Velvet Sledgehammer

If ever there was a motorcycling dichotomy, it is this bike. We know the Diavel as a testosterone fuelling muscle bike - a kind of Dodge Viper cum AC Cobra of the bike World....

Triumph Bonneville Street Twin 900HT

The Street Twin is the base model in Triumph’s Modern Classic range. It also caters to an emerging genre of modern motorcyclist. Market research has revealed a niche for motorcycles with soul, that are...

A One Day Grand Tour of Mpumalanga on KTM’s 1290 SuperDuke Grand Tourer!

KTM South Africa recently launched the 1290 SuperDuke GT at the South Africa Bike Festival. We had the oportunity to ride one lap on the newly refurbished Kyalami circuit, this however left us lusting...

Ride Review: Ducati 939 Hypermotard

We can’t deny that Ducati have been the movers and shakers of 2016. Four new models entered South African shores in early March – and were launched very successfully – but it was the...

Ride Review: Yamaha MT-07

Of all the Japanese manufacturers, Yamaha, over the years, has built interesting, almost enigmatic bikes. Whilst catering to the mainstream motorcyclist, they have, with certain models, built bikes with rare appeal - the appeal...

Ride Review: Scrambler Ducati Sixty2

It is probably fair to say that Ducati was really put on the map in America by their bevel drive overhead cam Scrambler, introduced in 1962. By the time production of the Scrambler ceased,...

Revisited: KTM 1290 Super Adventure

Well, they certainly weren’t kidding with the “SUPER” part. To review this bike properly, I took a ride to Port Elizabeth to spectate at the Ironman SA Triathlon. There was no better “Iron” on...

Ride Review: Ducati Monster 1200R

Enthusiasts are really spoiled for choice when it comes to performance motorcycles and no more so than the current crop of naked superbikes. In a way these are real world superbikes. Traffic volumes and...

Harley-Davidson Dark Custom 16.5 World Launch

It is said that there is no such thing as a “stock”, or standard, Harley-Davidson. Since the advent of The Motor Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 113 odd years ago, owners of these remarkable motorcycles...

SPARTAN JEANS from OXFORD

Over years of motorcycling I have purchased various products in the OXFORD range. Their tank bags have given (and continue to give) many years of good service. I was thus intrigued when given the...

Ride Review: BMW R 1200 R

Let me get straight to the point. This is an absolutely superb motorcycle. The Roadster Bee Ems, have always lived in the shadow of the more versatile G.S. Fact is, many G.S. buyers have...

Ride Review: Honda Africa Twin

By now it is almost a cliché to say that this is the most anticipated new Honda in more than a decade. The original 1988 model, the XRV650RD03, had its roots in the NXR-750,...

Ride Review: Yamaha MT-09 Tracer

Yamaha has a history of building user friendly sports touring motorcycles. Think of the Fazers, 1000cc and 600cc sport bike engines slotted into ergonomically pleasing riding positions and offering good value for money. With...

Gautrain Vs MAXSYM Scooter!

When my mate Grant Scott reviewed the mighty MAXSYM Scooter, he felt that it would make a decent tourer. Well maybe I thought, but let’s really put it’s touring credentials to the test. The...

Ride Review: Ducati Panigale 1299S

I have had almost a lifelong respect and fascination with Ducati sport bikes. Most certainly for my motorcycling lifetime spanning 45 odd years. Cast your minds back to the iconic 900 Desmo super sport...

Ride Review: Ducati Multistrada 1200S

As the earths population has grown the last 20 odd years, roads have carried ever increasing volumes of traffic and road surfaces have deteriorated somewhat. In the mean time bikes have got faster. Sport...

Ride Review: Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT ABS

You see it’s like this. You typically start riding a small, moderate or even a low powered bike. As your skill and confidence grows you lust after the big dogs. High powered in stature,...

Ride Review: Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200

When I review a bike, I start with a “clean sheet”, so to speak. I try to put all pre-conceived ideas and opinions out of my head and tell it like I experienced it....

2016 Husqvarna Motocross Range

Husqvarna South Africa has recently unpacked their 2016 MX range of dirt weapons! The new bikes have been completely redesigned and their objectives have been achieved. Major factors behind the significant improvements include, weight...