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...

First Ride: Triumph Bonneville Bobber

Purists will tell you that a true bobber needs to be a custom machine—preferably vintage—stripped of all non-essentials, hard-tailed and hot-rodded. And they’re not...

First Ride: Ducati Multistrada 950

The 2017 Ducati Multistrada 950 is NOW available in South Africa. Price starting from: R 176 000 - Contact: 011 919 1600 to BOOK...

Aprilia RSV4RR – “Silver Dream Machine.”

The last time I rode the RSV4 was at the Pirelli Bike of The Year event just over a year ago. What was significant...

Harley-Davidson Milwaukee 8 SA Launch

If ever there was a company that didn’t believe in change for change’s sake, then that company would be Harley-Davidson. In fact, so adverse...

TomTom Bandit Action Camera

The TomTom Bandit camera is the Dutch companies first foray into the action-camera market. Launched in Europe in April 2015 and readily available in...

Ride Review: Aprilia Caponord Rally

We’re all victims of fashion, really. And, before you take a sideways glance at your mate whose dress sense is questionable at the best...

Ride Review: SYM WOLF SB250Ni

I think it is fair to say that the Taiwanese manufacturer is better known for its range of quality scooters than for its motorcycles....

Ride Review: Kawasaki Z800

800 is the New 750 Seven-hundred-and-fifty cc has been a popular motorcycle engine capacity for decades. It was 1969 that Honda introduced its CB750, rivalling...

Ride Review: Triumph Explorer 1200 XCa

Triumphs Explorer has evolved into a very well rounded and balanced package. This was recognized by the countries foremost motorcycle journo’s , when they...

Ride Review: MV Agusta Turismo Veloce

MV Agusta could never be accused of not getting their money’s worth from a motorcycle platform. For example, take a look at this lot;...

Ducati Scrambler Flat Track Pro

On the new Flat Track Pro version, the self-expression at the heart of the Ducati Scrambler takes on a grittier, racier attitude. Inspired by...

Off-road/MX Gear by FOX

It’s easy to forget that not everyone who reads this website is an expert about everything to do with motorcycles; that sometimes, a bit...

Ride Review: Triumph Bonneville T120

When the members of the judging panel on the 2016 Pirelli SA Bike of the Year voted the Triumph Thruxton R as the winner,...

Honda NC750X – Long Term Report

As a motorcycle journalist, one has to keep a thoroughly objective viewpoint in one’s pocket at all times. Not for us to be swayed...

Ride Review: Yamaha XSR900

It seems as if the more we look forward and advance the technology of motorcycles, the more we look behind us for inspiration. The...

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...

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...