Riding Harley–Davidson’s 2019 Road King Special

Harley–Davidson has made some changes to it’s Touring range for 2019. ZA Bikers went to the magnificent Algarve region of southern Portugal to ride the new Road King Special 114 and to catch up...

KTM 790 ADVENTURE AND ADVENTURE R – Moroccan Magic

Riders buy Adventure motorcycles for different reasons. Some like the comfort, touring ability, two up suitability and general all round competence. Others like to venture off the beaten track, and then others where there...

Kymco Brand Launch

The Kloofzicht Estate is situated in the Cradle of Humankind. Fostered by mountains all round, it is quite a mystical place. Mirror smooth lakes, game roaming free in lush, summertime greenery, it’s the kind...

First Ride Impressions: BMW R1250GS and GSA

I will always remember the first time I stumbled onto the Loteni Valley, conveniently hidden away from the rest of the Midlands Meander, KwaZulu Natal. I would like to claim that I discovered this...

Hello Dark Horse, my old friend!!

We feel like outlaws from some Wild West movie as we roll into the bustling little museum town of Cullinan on our three iron horses. It’s a sunny Sunday morning. The perfect weather sees...

First Ride: 2019 Vespa GTS 300 HPE

This new Vespa is the most powerful ever made by the iconic Italian brand. Subtle aesthetic changes and a brand new engine makes it an offer difficult to resist when it comes to being...

Triumph T120 Black – Sultan of Smooth

Triumph is being fiendishly clever with its Bonneville range. They are utilising their fantastic 1200cc parallel twin with its 270 degree crank across a range of highly desirable models. This review came about by...

Revisited: Yamaha MT-07 Tracer

Back in 2017 I reviewed the Tracer version of Yamaha’s MT-07. Read my review (Yamaha MT-07 Tracer – Middleweight Cruise Missile), and you will see that I was pretty taken with the bike. Essentially...

Riding the 2019 Ducati Hypermotard 950 & SP

There is not much competition anymore in the “big motard” segment for enthusiastic bikers seeking for a hooligan machine to ride! Alongside the existing Aprilia Dorsoduro 900, Ducati introduces a seriously revamped version of...

First Ride Impressions: the 2019 Triumph Speed Twin

Triumph UK sold more than 61000 motorcycles last year. They are on a progress process by extending, somehow, their “Modern Classic” range. Alongside the Bonneville T120, the Thruxton & R, the Bobber & Black,...

Review: The 2018 Triumph Tiger 1200 XCA

Adventure motorcycles are all about compromise. Some go for maximum off-road prowess, at the expense of open road comfort, while others prioritise touring over hooning in the dirt. The trick is to make those...

“Talking Italian….” Acerbis Adventure Bike Suit

I get it horribly wrong as I brake-slide into a tight left hander, attempting to bush-up on my rusty enduro bike skills. It is the first outing on my trusty KTM200XC-W in more than...

ATG 20 LITRE SOFT LUGGAGE

Travelling for extended periods by motorcycle presents one with some logistical challenges, especially when you need to carry a fair amount of stuff. “Credit Card” travel is popular in places like Europe and the...

XKULCHA KLASSIC RANGE

Thank heavens corporate South Africa seems to be seeing the light at last. One of the absolute worst carry overs from the colonial era is the suit and tie culture. British explorers traversed the...

Riding Kawasaki’s Z900RS Café

Back in April, I tested extensively the Z900 RS (Kawasaki Z900 RS – The legend Returns!), and every since then I have been keen to ride their “Cafe” version, to see how they compare. Kawasaki...

Crosby 400 Adventure – The Lightweight Simple Adventure Solution

I recently had the opportunity to ride the Crosby 400 Adventure brought into SA by V-Custom Cycles in Centurion. This recent addition to the Crosby range is most interesting, in that it ticks a...

HARLEY–DAVIDSON’S SPLENDID SPORT GLIDE

The idea to do a long term review of the Sport Glide started early in the year when I first laid eyes on it during the Ride, Ride, Slide event hosted by The Motor...

First Impressions of the 2019 BMW F 750 / 850 GS.

Standing position, legs open, knees bent, elbows bent, vision correct! I make sure to follow the rules and give myself a fighting chance. Second gear selected, ready to give it full throttle. The moment of...

Get stung by the Scorpion!

I am standing on the line, waiting for the lights to go out and the race to start. Every nerve on full alert, I hold the revs steady at 7 000 rpm, waiting, waiting, waiting....

RUMBUX Adventure Bike Protection Bars

When you spend the amount of time on bikes that I do, and especially on less than perfect roads off the beaten track, it is almost inevitable that you will capsize at some point....